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OwlTail's recommended podcast episodes. Curated across different topics, for anyone who wants to learn about anything interesting and important. Add episodes you're interested into your queue below!

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OwlTail's recommended podcast episodes. Curated across different topics, for anyone who wants to learn about anything interesting and important. Add episodes you're interested into your queue below!

How Driverless Cars Could Change Roads, Jobs & Daily Life

Fresh Air
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Autonomous vehicles could be the "most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car," says former New York City traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz. We talk about what driverless cars could mean for traffic, infrastructure and pedestrians. His book is 'No One at the Wheel.' Critic Maureen Corrigan picks her top 10 books of 2018.

Jul 19, 2019
47 mins
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How to fix a broken heart | Guy Winch

TED Talks Daily
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At some point in our lives, almost every one of us will have our heart broken. Imagine how different things would be if we paid more attention to this unique emotional pain. Psychologist Guy Winch reveals how recovering from heartbreak starts with a determination to fight our instincts to idealize and search for answers that aren't there -- and offers a toolkit on how to, eventually, move on. Our hearts might sometimes be broken, but we don't have to break with them.

Jul 19, 2019
12 mins
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Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence 101

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
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Do you have a good sense of how others see the world? Psychologist, journalist and best-selling author Daniel Goleman discusses his ground-breaking research on emotional intelligence. Daniel explains how we can enhance and manage our emotions to expand our brain capacity. As a pioneer in the emotional and social intelligence movement, Daniel's research changed the way we look at what it means to be smart. He explains how people can sharpen their emotional intelligence to improve their relationships, work and even the empathy they have for others. Daniel wrote for “The New York Times” for 12 years, specializing in psychology and brain sciences. He has also authored more than 10 books on psychology, education and leadership, including the 1995 bestseller "Emotional Intelligence," which has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

Jul 19, 2019
34 mins
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A Founder of Facebook Says It’s Time to Break It Up

The Daily
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Chris Hughes, a Facebook co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg’s college roommate, has written an Op-Ed in The New York Times saying that Mr. Zuckerberg has become too powerful and that Facebook should be broken up. Our colleague sits down with him to talk about why he’s speaking out. Guest: Kevin Roose, a technology writer for The Times who interviewed Mr. Hughes. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: “It’s been 15 years since I co-founded Facebook at Harvard, and I haven’t worked at the company in a decade,” Mr. Hughes writes in his Op-Ed. “But I feel a sense of anger and responsibility.”

Jul 19, 2019
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The Politics Of Impeaching Trump

FiveThirtyEight Politics
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The crew debates the possible political repercussions for Democrats of moving to impeach Trump. They also look at how some on the left have tried to discredit a CNN poll.

Jul 19, 2019
45 mins
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Tristan Harris says tech is "downgrading" humanity — but we can fix it

Recode Decode
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Tristan Harris, the co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the latest problem he and his peers are trying to solve: "Human downgrading."In this episode: Harris’ background as a design ethicist Google; how his previous movement, Time Well Spent, was co-opted by the tech industry; how are Apple and Google's "digital well-being" features doing?; the utopian promise of tech; why Harris shifted to focus on “downgrading”; what the Center for Humane Technology does; has Harris gotten through to tech's leaders?; why Facebook and YouTube are worse than Shell and Exxon; digital platforms as cities; what we need to do now; techlash; the (sort of) good news; are CEOs just hoping this goes away on its own?; and why removing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is "critical."

Jul 19, 2019
1 hour 6 mins
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SYSK Selects: How Willpower Works

Stuff You Should Know
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You use it every day to overcome your lower self (which wants you to eat cake until your vision blurs) in pursuit of the goals of your higher self (which wants you to not develop Type-II diabetes). Yet it was only in the 1990s that researchers began to understand what makes our willpower and how it behaves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jul 19, 2019
33 mins
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Young Hitler

Conversations
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WWI helped a homeless vagabond named Adolf Hitler become the dictator of the German Reich

Jul 19, 2019
49 mins
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10.4- Historical Materialism

Revolutions
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The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles? Come see us: Intelligent Speech Conference

Jul 19, 2019
33 mins
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Ray Kurzweil on what the future holds next | The TED Interview

TED Talks Daily
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Join head of TED Chris Anderson for a very special conversation with legendary inventor and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil, recorded live onstage at TED2018. Listen in to hear what the man who makes a living from predicting the future arc of technology thinks is coming our way next -- including a specific prediction of when he thinks technology will finally gain human levels of language understanding.

Jul 19, 2019
38 mins
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