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TED Radio Hour: Turning Kids Into Grown-Ups. Parenting is fraught with uncertainty, changing with each generation. This hour, TED speakers share ideas about raising kids and how — despite our best efforts — we're probably still doing it wrong. Guests include former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims, former firefighter Caroline Paul, author Peggy Orenstein, psychologist Dr. Aala El-Khani, and poet Sarah Kay.
Intelligence Squared: Parenting Doesn't Matter (Or Not As Much As You Think). The multibillion-pound parenting industry tells us we can all shape our children to be joyful, resilient and successful. But what if it’s all bunk? Intelligence Squared are bringing together a panel of top geneticists and parenting experts to explore just how important parenting is.
Arguing in favour of the motion are Robert Plomin, Psychologist and Professor of Behavioural Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London; and Stuart Ritchie, Lecturer in the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London.
Arguing against the motion were Susan Pawlby, a developmental Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with mothers and babies both in clinical and research contexts; and Ann Pleshette Murphy, a therapist, parenting counsellor and advocate for young children and their families.
The debate was chaired by Xand van Tulleken, a medical doctor and broadcaster who has presented numerous shows for the BBC and Channel 4, often alongside his identical twin brother Chris.
Criminal: Episode 51: Money Tree. When Axton Betz-Hamilton was 11 years old, her parents' identities were stolen. At that time, in the early 90s, consumer protection services for identity theft victims were basically non-existent. So the family dealt with the consequences as best they could. But then when Axton got to college, she realized that her identity had been stolen as well. Her credit score was in the lowest 2%. As she was working to restore her credit, she inadvertently discovered who had stolen the family's identity. It would change everything forever.
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Casefile True Crime: Case 60: Jonestown (Part 3). [Part 3 of 3]
You may think you know the story, but do you…
This is the chilling conclusion to Jonestown.
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Rank #1: The Moth Radio Hour: Snakes, Electric Shock and Afghanistan. In this hour, a writer is sent on an assignment to locate poisonous snakes; two child refugees arrive in America; and a hippie kid seeks the approval of his father. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Dan Kennedy, Tom Bodett, Dory Bonner
Rank #2: School's Out!: Joanna Courteau & Gabe Mollica. This week, two stories from school days just in time for summer vacation. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Joanna Courteau, Gabe Mollica
Rank #1: Fu-Go
. This week we’re going back to a favorite episode from 2015. During World War II, something happened that nobody ever talks about. This is a tale of mysterious balloons, cowboy sheriffs, and young children caught up in the winds of war. And silence, the terror of silence. Reporters Peter Lang-Stanton and Nick Farago tell us the story of a seemingly ridiculous, almost whimsical series of attacks on the US between November of 1944 and May of 1945. With the help of writer Ross Coen, geologist Elisa Bergslien, and professor Mike Sweeney, we uncover a national secret that led to tragedy in a sleepy logging town in south central Oregon. Check out pictures of the ghostly balloons here. Special thanks to Annie Patzke, Leda and Wayne Hunter, and Ilana Sol. Special thanks also for the use of their music to Jeff Taylor, David Wingo for the use of "Opening" and "Doghouse" - from the Take Shelter soundtrack, Justin Walter's "Mind Shapes" from his album Lullabies and Nightmares, and Michael Manning for the use of "Save". Support Radiolab today at Radiolab.org/donate.
Rank #2: The Bad Show
. With all of the black-and-white moralizing in our world today, we decided to bring back an old show about the little bit of bad that's in all of us...and the little bit of really, really bad that's in some of us. Cruelty, violence, badness... in this episode we begin with a chilling statistic: 91% of men, and 84% of women, have fantasized about killing someone. We take a look at one particular fantasy lurking behind these numbers, and wonder what this shadow world might tell us about ourselves and our neighbors. Then, we reconsider what Stanley Milgram's famous experiment really revealed about human nature (it's both better and worse than we thought). Next, we meet a man who scrambles our notions of good and evil: chemist Fritz Haber, who won a Nobel Prize in 1918...around the same time officials in the US were calling him a war criminal. And we end with the story of a man who chased one of the most prolific serial killers in US history, then got a chance to ask him the question that had haunted him for years: why? This episode was produced with help from Carter Hodge. Support Radiolab today at Radiolab.org/donate.
Rank #1: 2020: Marianne Williamson on big truths and moral outrage. Author and activist Marianne Williamson joins Jon Favreau to discuss her bid for president, the difference between moral outrage and anger, getting money out of politics, and why she wants to establish a Department of Peace. Plus, her take on the role of spirituality in politics.
Rank #2: “This is the end of my presidency. I’m f*cked.”. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report is finally public, and it’s not great! Politico’s Natasha Bertrand joins to talk about all the explosive revelations, the fallout, and what comes next. Then we discuss Bernie Sanders’s decision to hold a Fox News town hall, and hear from comedian Chelsea Handler about her crush on Robert Mueller and her political awakening.
Rank #1: A Brief History of Doughnuts. Making basic pastes or doughs and frying them has been part of human civilization for centuries. From this, the doughnut eventually evolved, and also caused a number of heated debates along the way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #2: Red Summer, 1919. In the summer of 1919, a wave of racist violence played out in the U.S. In many ways, the violence of Red Summer was a response to (but NOT caused by) two earlier events: the Great Migration and the return of black soldiers who had fought in World War I. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #1: McDonald’s Broke My Heart. They made the world’s greatest French Fry. Then they threw it away.
Rank #2: The Satire Paradox . In the political turmoil of mid-1990s Britain, a brilliantyoung comic named Harry Enfield set out to satirize the ideology and politicsof Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His parodies became famous. He wrote andperformed a vicious sendup of the typical Thatcherite nouveau riche buffoon. Peopleloved it. And what happened? Exactly the opposite of what Enfield hoped wouldhappen. In an age dominated by political comedy, “The Satire Paradox”asks whether laughter and socialprotest are friends or foes. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com
Rank #1: Kittens Kick The Giggly Blue Robot All Summer
. We think of the Supreme Court justices as all-powerful beings, issuing momentous rulings from on high. But they haven’t always been so, you know, supreme. On this episode, we go all the way back to the case that, in a lot of ways, started it all.
Rank #2: More Perfect presents: Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl
. On this episode, a three-year-old girl and the highest court in the land. From the Radiolab archives, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl is the story that inspired More Perfect's creation.
Rank #1: Part 1: The Battle for Europe. The decades-long plan to stitch together countries and cultures into the European Union was ultimately blamed for two crises: mass migration and crippling debt. Together, those events contributed to a wave of nationalism across Europe. In a five-part series this week, we take a look at some of the movements aiming to disrupt the E.U. from within. Guest: Katrin Bennhold, the Berlin bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.Background reading:Before the European Parliament elections last month, Katrin Bennhold and producers of “The Daily” set out on a 10-day trip to find out what Europe means to Europeans today.The results of the elections indicated that the struggle over the future direction of the European Union would only intensify.
Rank #2: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. A baker in Colorado refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. After he was charged with discrimination, he argued that his First Amendment right to free speech was being violated. The case is now going to the Supreme Court. Guests: Jack Phillips, the baker; Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
Rank #1: Are Artificial Sweeteners Really Bad For You?. Artificial sweeteners have gotten a bad rap in the press for as long as they’ve been in use. But is it just the result of a fear of science or do artificial sweeteners cause real harm? A mounting body of studies is starting to paint a pretty grim picture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #2: How Ayahuasca Works. One day in the Amazon Basin, a shaman put together a plant containing DMT with a vine that allows the body to absorb DMT. The combination, a foul-tasting, wildly hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca, has changed cultures throughout the Americas. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #1: Watch for Falling Stones. And we're back! Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor join Lovett to cover Trump's surrender on the shutdown and Roger Stone’s indictment. Then Zoe Lister-Jones, Mitra Jouhari, Andrew Ti, and D’Arcy Carden join to talk about Pelosi versus Trump, the nationwide teacher strikes, those MAGA teens, dueling Fyre Festival documentaries, Rudy Giuliani’s emo streak, and more. Season 3! Here we go.
Rank #2: Fox & Friends with Benefits. Trump calls his TV friends. Cosby is found guilty. Nunes can’t manage a scheme. Kanye is on his journey. A hand shake crosses the DMZ. And a debate about pizza gets VERY heated. Larry Wilmore, Negin Farsad, Grace Parra, Paul W. Downs, and Travis Helwig join Jon to break down the week. Also royal baby blah blah blah.
Rank #1: 332- The Accidental Room. A group of artists find a secret room in a massive shopping center in Providence, RI and discover a new way to experience the mall. Plus, we look at the origin of the very first mall and the fascinating man who designed it, Victor Gruen. The Accidental Room Subscribe to Vanessa Lowe’s Nocturne DONATE NOW to Radiotopia!
Rank #2: 99% Invisible-58- Purple Reign. What’s the difference between what the public sees and what an architect sees when they look at a building? The hotel on the very prominent corner of Touhy and Kilbourn Avenues in Lincolnwood, Illinois used to be the town’s most … Continue reading →
Rank #1: Episode 3: The Beast Within. In 1582, the German town of Bedburg was ravaged by a violent and mysterious creature. After untold bloodshed, the townsfolk took up arms and hunted the monster down. What they found was something out of our deepest nightmares, and entirely too close to home.Lore WebsiteNovels by Aaron MahnkeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Episode 106: The Collection. Humans have a tendency to collect things. From baseball cards to Twitter followers, we enjoy bringing everything into one place. But when that collection represents the very worst of humanity—both in how it’s managed and where it comes from—the act of collecting comes with dire consequences.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: How to Channel Your Inner White Lady
. Phoebe considers calling Al Sharpton and Jessica nearly loses her purity ring! Plus: Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight With John Oliver) has a penis mishap, Myka Fox barely escapes with her life and Jean Grae talks to the future. Get tickets to our next live show on WNYC.org/2dopequeens --- Guest Comedians: Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman)Myka Fox (@MykaFox)Jean Grae (@JeanGreasy) --- Support our work. Become a 2 Dope Queens member today at 2dopequeens.org/donate. --- About the podcast: Join the 2 Dope Queens Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, along with their favorite comedians, for stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel. Plus a whole bunch of other s**t. New episodes every Tuesday. Produced by WNYC Studios www.wnycstudios.org --- Follow 2 Dope Queens on Twitter: @2DopeQueensFollow 2 Dope Queens on Instagram: @2DopeQueensLike 2 Dope Queens on Facebook: www.facebook.com/2DopeQueensFollow 2 Dope Queens on Tumblr: www.2dopequeens.tumblr.com
Rank #2: Get Outta My Window Seat!
. Phoebe and Jessica battle discrimination (and guys named Tyler) while traveling. Plus, Giulia Rozzi (Comedy Central's This is Not Happening) cries a lot, Hannibal Buress (host of Handsom Rambler podcast) starts the ashy acceptance movement, and Max Silvestri (Bravo's Recipe for Deception) just can't talk to straight dudes. Featured Comedians: Giulia Rozzi (@giuliarozzi) Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri) --- Support our work. Become a 2 Dope Queens member today at 2dopequeens.org/donate. --- About the podcast: Join the 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, along with their favorite comedians, for stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York and Billy Joel. Plus a whole bunch of other s**t. New episodes every Tuesday. Produced by WNYC Studios www.wnycstudios.org --- Follow 2 Dope Queens on Twitter: @2DopeQueens Follow 2 Dope Queens on Instagram: @2DopeQueens Like 2 Dope Queens on Facebook: www.facebook.com/2DopeQueens Follow 2 Dope Queens on Tumblr: www.2dopequeens.tumblr.com Get tickets to our next live show on WNYC.org/2dopequeens