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Dr. Ben Marcus on Joy and Lessons of Life

The Sett

Episode 5: Dr. Ben Marcus Dr. Ben Marcus went into medicine because he feared wasting his life. After navigating this field that he had stumbled into, he is now the director of facial plastic surgery at the University of Wisconsin, as well as a professor for the department of surgery. But, his story is far more complicated than that. Ben was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2016. As he faced what he thought could be the last months of his life, time slowed down. He realized that living in the moment isn’t about lofty goals, that being joyful is the outward sign of being grateful, and that he wanted to climb to Mount Everest base camp. He shares the perspective this experience gave him, what he learned while facing his multiple myeloma, and how he finds himself more happier than ever despite this disease. Follow us on Twitter: @WiscSurgery Give our Facebook page a like: @WiscSurgery Follow us on Instagram: @WiscSurgery


11 Feb 2021

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DroneTalks exclusive interview with Ben Marcus, Chairman at AirMap


DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Ben Marcus, Chairman at AirMap. He shares his personal story on his passion for aviation and talks about how he became an industry leader, as well as sharing his views on the future of drones. He also gives his perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry and how drone operations are increasingly supporting the response to the crisis. As an investor and a businessman, he shines a light on innovation in modern times. Are you doing something amazing in the Drone ecosystem? Get involved! Go to www.dronetalks.online to find out more or contact us at info@dronetalks.online. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks


24 Jan 2021

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The Unmanned Traffic Podcast Ep. 1 - Ben Marcus, AirMap

The Unmanned Traffic Podcast

A podcast talking about Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) and its implementation into society.


6 Sep 2020

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Episode 42 - How Ben Marcus Writes

How Writers Write

Welcome to Episode 42 - How Ben Marcus WritesDo you enjoy listening to all of the amazing answers guests give when I ask about their one piece of writing advice? If so, I've compiled the first 35 responses in a FREE eBook. The answers are all sorts of awesome, with some inspirational and others a kick in the pants. To download your free eBook go to howwriterswrite.com/ebook and I hope you enjoy!This interview with Ben was a real blast. Ben is a literary treasure-trove. Ben is humble and gracious and shares so much for fiction writers. I think you'll find because Ben is an educator, he really knows how to communicate these huge writing concepts in ways that anyone can understand.I want to say a special thank you to Ben for his time and graciousness.And now, without any futher ado, here is the interview with Ben Marcus!Support the show (http://www.howwriterswrite.com)


3 Sep 2020

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Ben Marcus - State House District 16

Keeping it Local

Our Interview today is with Ben Marcus; he is a first time candidate running for State House District 16. We cover a wide array of topics including money in politics, the education system, climate change, and reproductive health.


18 May 2020

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Pandemi-bøker: "Flammealfabetet" av Ben Marcus


Siss Vik anbefaler "Flammealfabetet" av Ben Marcus. Hun kjøpte den på engelsk fordi Karl Ove Knausgård hadde holdt den fram som en bok han var veldig fascinert av – og så kjøpte forlaget hans den og ga den ut på norsk i 2015. Boken er oversatt av Eirik Lodén. Programleder er Turi Grønbech


11 May 2020

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169. Ben Marcus' reality is only slightly askew from our own

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

A "grow light" for humans that cooks a guy's face. A pharmaceutical mist that puts you in the right mood for mourning the victims of terrorism. The year of All Hell Breaks Loose. The Year of the Sensor. Mudslides. Hurricanes. People who flee and people who stubbornly stay put. A terrible structure. A grand experiment. Creams and lotions that induce false prophecies. People who tumble into other people's marriages after they're dead. Every inch of the earth as a graveyard. More pharmaceuticals. Lives curated by drugs. The pills we swallow and the pills we reject. The way you never really know anybody.That's a quick trip through some of the images and ideas the writer Ben Marcus hits the reader with in Notes From the Fog, his latest collection of short stories. Reading them is like ingesting a powerful hallucinogen synthesized by a computer that's digested a good chunk of the Internet. They feel the way life these days often feels, but with its skin peeled off.​​Surprise conversation starter clips in this episode: ​Dickson DesPommier on vertical farmingBen Goertzel on artificial general intelligence Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


3 Nov 2018

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Ben Marcus and Eley Williams: Notes from the Fog

London Review Bookshop Podcast

Ben Marcus is one of contemporary American fiction’s most masterful writers. His new book of short stories, Notes from the Fog (Granta), is an emotional handbook to the baffling times we live in; a cabinet of brain-rearranging stories which are both horrifyingly strange and deeply touching. From parent/child relationships thrown off kilter to scenarios of dependence and emotional crisis; from left-alone bodies to new scientific frontiers, Marcus is the a chronicler of the present uncanny and the peculiar future. He was in discussion with Eley Williams, author of Attrib. and Other Stories (Influx Press).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


31 Oct 2018

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Owls in the Fog: Ben Marcus and Brian Phillips

LARB Radio Hour

As one of today's featured authors is a celebrated sports blogger, it seems appropriate to begin by quoting legendary Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, "Let's Play Two!" Indeed, it's a Doubleheader today. First off, co-hosts Medea Ocher and Kate Wolf talk with Ben Marcus about his new collection, Notes from the Fog. Medea posits what she sees as a recurring theme in the stories, "Can we really know the people closest to us?" What follows is fascinating series of reflections on child raring, the banality of death, surreal realism, what makes a narrative compelling, and how Trump is undermining contemporary fiction. Then guest host Evan Kindley talks with Brian Phillips, one of our most celebrated non-fiction writers, about his new collection, Impossible Owls. While Brian initially gained notoriety and a huge fan base on the beloved-but-now-defunct Grantland website, which featured quality writing on sports; and he delighted millions with his puckish Tweets during the men's World Cup; he has now established himself as a master of long form reporting that is indistinguishable from the literary essay, through which he bares witness to our contemporary moment. In conversation with Evan, Brian opens up about his unorthodox career and inspired approach to his often-quirky subjects.


12 Oct 2018

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First Draft - Ben Marcus

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

Ben Marcus is the author of five books of fiction: The Age of Wire and String, Notable American Women, The Flame Alphabet, Leaving the Sea, and Notes from the Fog. His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, Granta, The Paris Review, Conjunctions, Bomb, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. He is the editor of The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories and New American Stories. Since 2000 he has taught on the faculty at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


8 Oct 2018