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Elizabeth Kolbert: We have locked in centuries of climate change. Elizabeth Kolbert covers climate change for the New Yorker. She's the Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction. And she recently wrote a paragraph I can't stop thinking about. "The problem with global warming—and the reason it continues to resist illustration, even as the streets flood and the forests die and the mussels rot on the shores—is that experience is an inadequate guide to what’s going on. The climate operates on a time delay. When carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere, it takes decades—in a technical sense, millennia—for the earth to equilibrate. This summer’s fish kill was a product of warming that had become inevitable twenty or thirty years ago, and the warming that’s being locked in today won’t be fully felt until today’s toddlers reach middle age. In effect, we are living in the climate of the past, but already we’ve determined the climate’s future."Kolbert lives, to an unusual degree, in the planet's future. She travels to the places around the world where the climate of tomorrow is visible today. She has watched glaciers melting, and seen species dying. And she is able to convey both the science and the cost with a rare lucidity. Talking with Kolbert left me with an unnerving thought. We look back on past eras in human history and judge them morally failed. We think of the Spanish Inquisition or the Mongol hordes and believe ourselves civilized, rational, moral in a way our ancestors weren't. But if the science is right, and we do unto our descendants what the data says we are doing to them, we will be judged monsters. And it will be all the worse because we knew what we were doing and we knew how to stop, but we decided it was easier to disbelieve the science or ignore the consequences. Kolbert and I talk about the consequences, but also about what would be necessary to stabilize the climate and back off the mass extinction event that is currently underway. We discuss geoengineering, political will, the environmental cost of meat, and what individuals can and can't do. We talk about Trump's cabinet, about whether technological innovation will save us, and if pricing carbon is enough. We talk about whether hope remains a realistic emotion when it comes to our environmental future.Books:-Edward Abbe’s “Desert Solitaire”-Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”-David G. Haskell’s “The Forest Unseen”-Bill McKibben’s “The End of Nature”
#877 - Jordan Peterson. Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos http://www.selfauthoring.com/ 100% off the Future Authoring Program code: "ChangeYourself" - The offer is valid until the end of Nov 30th.
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.
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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #1: Is The Attorney General The President's Lawyer Or America's Lawyer?. Ron and Heather talk to Dana Milbank, from the Washington Post, about Jeff Sessions' contentious Senate hearing and the historical tension that attorneys general, from Mitchell Palmer to Alberto Gonzalez, have faced. Do they serve the president or the American people?
Rank #2: Charlottesville, President Trump And Confederate History. Ron and Heather respond to the violence in Charlottesville during a white nationalists rally and President Trump's statements. They speak with Randall Kennedy, law professor at Harvard University, and Tony Horwitz, author of "Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War".
Rank #1: The Melosanity Edition. Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin talk about Alejandro Bedoya speaking out against gun violence during an MLS game. The New York Daily News’ Kyle Wagner joins to discuss Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony, and the Omaha World-Herald’s Henry Cordes explains how school’s evade the requirements of Title IX. Bedoya (01:22): On the soccer player’s in-game call-out and how the sports media will cover it. Lin and Anthony (14:15): The former Knicks teammates are both feeling rejected by the NBA. Title IX (38:20): Women’s rowing rosters are growing to an absurd degree, and not because schools love rowing. Afterballs (57:10): Stefan on sports and military-style drills and Josh on Nick Kyrgios.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: The Let’s Talk About Serena Edition. Josh Levin and guest host Vann Newkirk of the Atlantic are joined by the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas to discuss Serena Williams and the 2018 U.S. Open final. They’re also joined by Slate’s Derreck Johnson to assess LeBron James’ HBO series The Shop.Serena Williams (1:02): What happened in the 2018 U.S. Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, and how we should think about the confrontation between Williams and chair umpire Carlos Ramos.The Shop (44:50): LeBron’s new show debuted with an episode featuring Snoop Dogg, Draymond Green, and Jon Stewart. Is it any good?Afterballs(1:04:05): Vann on men’s doubles and Josh on eight-peats.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: Kyle Draper On What The Cavs Shakeup Means For The Celtics. Gasper and Kyle Draper, Celtics Pre and Postgame Live host, debate whether the Celtics made the right move by standing pat at the NBA trade deadline and what the Cavaliers roster overhaul means for Boston. Then, Joe Sullivan joins to offer his thoughts on a "desperate" Cleveland team and an under-the-radar name for Danny Ainge to consider. Boston area listeners, join the Endless Thread team on July 25 for a behind-the-scenes look at our five-part series, "Infectious: The Strange Past and Surprising Present of Vaccines – And Anti-Vaxxers." Event info: https://wbur.fm/2XXJIts
Rank #2: Fallout From McDaniels Reversal, Plus Collusion Among MLB Owners?. Shaughnessy and Gasper discuss the ramifications of Josh McDaniels backing out of the Colts job to remain with the Patriots. Then, they talk about who's to blame for so many MLB players remaining unsigned less than a week before spring training. Boston area listeners, join the Endless Thread team on July 25 for a behind-the-scenes look at our five-part series, "Infectious: The Strange Past and Surprising Present of Vaccines – And Anti-Vaxxers." Event info: https://wbur.fm/2XXJIts
Rank #1: What if Tom Brady Never Became The Patriots’ Quarterback?. Live from the airwaves of WRNT, the 50,000 watt scorching (yet fictitious) voice of Boston sports radio….it’s The Dougie and The Donk Show. On today’s episode we take a trip to a fantastical football universe. A new TV special about a notorious 2001 Patriots game asks a lot of crazy questions. Like what if quarterback Drew Bledsoe, the hero of Pats Nation, had been pulled and replaced by benchwarmer Tom Brady? And what if Bill Belichick took over for the Big Tuna? It’s a bunch of malarkey but we’ll give our guest Steve Kornacki a chance to explain before The Donk destroys him. And as always, we’ll take your calls.
Rank #2: What If the 1999 U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Had Lost the Women’s World Cup? . What if Brandi Chastain’s penalty kick against China in the 1999 Women’s World Cup final had bounced off the crossbar resulting in defeat? Just imagine the devastating fallout. There would be no thriving women’s professional league, women’s soccer highlights wouldn’t dominate ESPN and female players would’ve never gotten the same pay as the men. The thing is none of that actually did happen, despite their triumph in 1999. Journalist Louisa Thomas talks to Chastain and Julie Foudy about the mixed legacy of women’s soccer in the U.S.
Rank #1: Hallelujah. Nick Waterhouse, the Los Angeles-based musician who has cultivated a ’50s and ’60s inspired sound, joins Kurt Andersen to perform live and talk about his influences and his self-titled fourth album. For our latest installment of Guilty Pleasures, the writer and “This American Life” producer Bim Adewunmi explains how the “Sweet Valley High” series is kind of preposterous and over-the-top — and completely obsessed her. And producer Lauren Hansen explains how a reverence for Leonard Cohen was passed down in her family, and how a group of artists are honoring Cohen’s memory at a new exhibit at the Jewish Museum.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Everyone’s a comedian. Ken Jennings got famous for his record-breaking run on “Jeopardy!” But he stayed famous for his keen wit, and he joins Kurt Andersen to talk about his new book on the history and future of comedy, “Planet Funny.” Mira T. Lee explains how a Picasso painting, “Girl in a Mirror,” found its way into her debut novel. And the versatile 8-person vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth, performs their hauntingly beautiful music in our studio.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: SY-1402 Connecticut (Rebroadcast). SY-1402 with Richard Sher
Rank #2: The Comeback at Sea-Tac . Host: Gregg Porter Stereo Left: Carolyn Faye Fox, Murray Horwitz, Deb Hiett Stereo Right: Guest Brian Reed, Erin McKean, Barry Nolan Musical Guest: The Wyatt Gardner Quartet (UW students) Round One: What's the diff? Round Two - Bluff: Skig Round Three: Hum a few bars Round Four - Bluff: Scabble Round Five: Wha'd Ya, Get Bernadette? SY-2311
Rank #1: The Road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This week we speak to the author of Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics, Jules Boykoff. We both just returned from Tokyo where prep for the 2020 Summer Olympics is underway. We talk about our trip to the Olympic sites and Fukushima, and our interviews with people being displaced.We also have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down Awards, Kaepernick Watch and more. All this and more on this week’s show!Jules BoykoffTwitter: @JulesBoykoff https://www.thenation.com/article/olympics-tokyo-protest-fukushima/— http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: firstname.lastname@example.org | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE)—
Rank #2: Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 14 Aug 2014. Episode 314: BOOMSHAKALAKA! Dave’s still out, but Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan are in control again. They start off with a review of the NFL preseason so far and decide what team might jump from 4th to 1st in their division. Ben Shapiro from MassTalkLive recaps the MLB season so far and takes a look towards the playoffs. Dave joins the program to dissect the O’Bannon case, explaining why the NCAA is not finished and what’s next for the landscape of college athletics. He weighs in on the Kevin Love trade -- great for both teams -- which he says makes the Cleveland Cavaliers the favorites in a weak Eastern Conference. Finally, D.C. Dan lays out the English Premier League favorites for the 2014-2015 season.
Rank #1: Ep 145: Championship Weekend Recap: Another legacy game for Tom Brady & They got SCREWED!!!! They oughta be in the Super Bowl. Today the panel recaps the amazing weekend of NFL football. Tom Brady does it again and gets his team to another Super Bowl. Should NFL Overtime rules be changed and the Saints get robbed of a chance to be in the big game due to a no call on a blatant pass interference penalty, which begs the question, should some or all penalties be reviewable? All that and Parting Shots in today's episode of The Sports Reporters Podcast.
Rank #2: EP 45: Super Bowl 52 recap. Super Bowl dissected! Is Pats dynasty done? What's the deal w/ Malcolm Butler? And would you really trade Nick Foles now?
Rank #1: Zach Lowe. This week’s podcast guest is ESPN NBA senior writer Zach Lowe. Along with his written and television work, Lowe also hosts a very popular NBA podcast, The Lowe Post (http://apple.co/1Vahze1). In this episode, Lowe discusses his journalism path from covering crime at the Stanford Advocate and legal issues at American Lawyer to becoming one of the preeminent NBA media voices, how he determines interesting NBA content, how he determines what NBA games to watch on a given night, the danger of NBA broadcasters who are big homers, getting hired by Grantland and why Bill Simmons was a good boss, the dissolution of Grantland, how to get better as a podcaster, whether he would consider working for an NBA front office, why Twitter has been a net negative for him, whether he would consider working elsewhere outside of ESPN, the L.A. house rented by The Ringer for its staffers, whether any player has approached him after he wrote something negative, and much more. A reminder: you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher, and you can view all of SI's podcasts at si.com/podcasts. If you have any feedback, questions or suggestions, please comment here or tweet at Deitsch at twitter.com/richarddeitsch.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: James Andrew Miller talks ESPN layoffs. Episode 116 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features writer James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live. In this podcast, we discuss the ESPN layoffs in full including: why ESPN laid off nearly 100 talented employees; what this means for the company heading forward; how the sports right deals – including expanding its NFL rights deal in 2011 for $15.2 billion through 2021 and the new NBA deal played into the decision; whether ESPN is still interested in the reporting of the NHL and MLB; whether paying $125 million for a new studio was a terrible investment in hindsight; the loss of key information people such as Andy Katz, Jayson Stark, Ed Werder, Brett McMurphy, Jane McManus and others and what that means for ESPN’s journalism commitment heading forward; the likelihood that The Vertical’s Adrian Wojarnowski is coming to ESPN and how that impacted those NBAers who were laid off by ESPN; anchor Linda Cohn’s comments that part of the layoffs were related to politics turning off viewers; whether politics has anything to do with the financials; the narrative issue for ESPN, pushed by competitors and others, that the network has become too left-leaning; reporting from Jim and Richard that ESPN management won’t negotiate buyouts if you get offered to work elsewhere, and much more. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: Halls of Fame Need Diversity, Too. On The Gist, it’s tough to find a host for the Oscars.In the interview, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame can quickly become incestuous, since past winners get to vote on future inductees. But this year’s 15 nominees break the mold of guitar-slinging dudes with long hair. Sure, Def Leppard is in the running, but so are LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, and Kraftwerk. Music critic Chris Molanphy himself has a vote, and tells us what his ballot looks like. Molanphy is the host of the Slate podcast Hit Parade and writes Slate’s “Why Is This Song No. 1?” column. In the Spiel, Andrew Sullivan’s new religions.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Sweep the Left. On The Gist, nobody move or the economy gets it, Trump says. The guys behind the left’s most irreverent podcast (Chapo Trap House) want the Democratic Party to forget about Robert Mueller and set their sights on 2020. But in the short term? They’re rooting for a blue wave. Alongside Felix Biederman and Brendan James, Thursday’s guests Matt Christman, Will Menaker, and Virgil Texas are co-authors of The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason.In the Spiel, when you hear “everyone does it” down in Washington, you know something’s amiss.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: Politics with Amy Walter: the Upcoming 2020 Elections in the Battleground State . This week, Politics with Amy Walter is coming to you from Detroit. The city has gotten a lot of attention over the course of the week as it hosted the latest round of democratic debates. But why Detroit? Because — Michigan. President Donald Trump won Michigan by just over 10,000 votes in 2016. But Democrats are hoping to put the state firmly back in their column. After a strong showing in the 2018 midterms, Democrats are feeling hopeful. Republicans say there's still a lot of support for President Trump — even in the counties, the Democrats were able to flip. Guests: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D), representing Michigan's 12th District Lavora Barnes, Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D), representing Michigan's 11th District Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a progressive activist who ran against Whitmer in the primary Congressman Paul Mitchell (R), representing Michigan's 10th District Jamie Roe, a Michigan-based Republican strategist
Rank #2: The Juggle Is Real: Navigating Life In Your 40s . If you're in your 40s and more tired than you've ever been because you are juggling life, money, aging parents, aging yourself, not wanting to play games any more etc. raise your hand. 🖐🏼 How are you coping? — Tanzina Vega (@tanzinavega) May 9, 2019 After a tweet from host Tanzina Vega about coping with life in your 40s went viral, we kicked off a series exploring the challenges and opportunities of life in your 40s. We've brought all those conversations together in this special podcast episode called "The Juggle Is Real: Navigating Life in Your Forties."
Rank #1: 847 - Chris Stapleton, Joan Osborne, Joe Ely, Rock My Soul. Chris Stapleton, Joan Osborne, Rock My Soul featuring the Fairfield Four and the McCrary Sisters, and Joe Ely
Rank #2: 943- David Bromberg, The Devil Makes Three, The Suitcase Junket, Eliza Gilkyson, Jarlath Henderson. Kathy Mattea guest-hosts as we welcome the David Bromberg Quintet, The Devil Makes Three, Eliza Gilkyson, Jarlath Henderson and The Suitcase Junket. Support is provided by Adventures on the Gorge. https://adventuresonthegorge.com/
Rank #1: Season 1, Episode 3 -- Larry Bird. One of the best Celtics of all time joins Bob to chat about more than just the best days of Celtics basketball. The conversation dives into the constant resting of star players, the league's current triple-double machine and much more.
Rank #2: Season 2, Episode 6 -- Peter Gammons. Peter Gammons and Bob Ryan had ONE byline together. Their first day at The Boston Globe. They covered RFK’s Assassination. From there, the two went on to Hall of Fame careers and on this Podcast share stories about the allure and changes in baseball, Yaz, Louis, Ted, Spaceman, Fisk, Dewey, Eck vs. Price and a comparison of Mookie Betts to Hank Aaron.
Rank #1: Graduating into the economy. We’re diving into the economics of being a recent grad this week, from building credit, to finding the right job, to saving for a home (or simply paying the rent). Also, Marketplace staff lay out the graduation advice they wish they received but never got. And we look into just why “Pomp and Circumstance” is at every graduation. Plus, Linda Cardellini of “Freaks and Geeks” takes the Marketplace Quiz. (06/08/2017)
Rank #2: The Marketplace Weekend finale. On this final episode, we talk storm chasing, rent-to-own housing and disability and hiring. Alison Green gives her best advice on asking for vacation time, a Lego engineer talks about how he does his job and our own Lizzie O’Leary takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Rank #1: Episode 3: We’ll Always Have Paysandu . What do you get when you put 22 soccer players on a plane headed to South America? A labor standoff with their bosses, and a team turning into a band of brothers. Plus: Expectations soar after the 1995 Copa América and an encounter with Argentinian soccer god Diego Maradona.
Rank #2: Episode 4: Decisions, Decisions . Fresh off their impressive showing at the Copa America tournament, the U.S. team was feeling ready to take on the world. Or, more specifically, the World Cup. That was coming up in 1998 and the players were primed to begin the qualification run. “We were a confident team,” remembers defender Marcelo Balboa. “When we walked out on the field, we knew that we could beat anybody in the world.” But exactly who would walk out on that field was the question nagging at every player. Even if the team qualified for the World Cup, not every player would make the final 22-man roster. Even fewer would get starting roles. The yearlong qualification process, thus, became a kind of ongoing audition for the World Cup roster, with Steve Sampson serving as casting director. And with his interim-coach days now behind him, he felt confident about making decisions, even bold ones that would not make everyone happy. His first big move was to take the title of team captain away from the calm-under-pressure veteran Balboa and give it to the scrappy, tenacious Jersey boy, John Harkes. And this title didn’t come with “interim” before it. In fact, Harkes was known as “Captain for Life.” The change didn’t put Balboa in the best frame of mind for the march toward the World Cup. To make it, the U.S. would have to survive an initial round of six games and qualify for a second round of 10 games, dubbed the “Hex.” For players, this test is both physical and psychological. Stifling heat, waterlogged fields and in every city they traveled to — a stadium filled with people who truly hated them. Balboa remembers a dummy dressed in a U.S. national team uniform that was swung from the top tier of a stadium with a noose around its neck. Jeff Agoos says a bag of urine was probably the worst thing thrown at him — though the C batteries hurt, too. It was an added degree of difficulty for players who were battling other teams and trying to outshine one another for playing time. The next big move by Sampson as he started to whittle the team down was to bench the team’s highest-profile player, the closest thing it had to a star, Alexi Lalas. “It sucked,” says Lalas. “Because I felt that you dance with the ones that brung you.” But the players weren’t the only ones with jobs on the line. U.S. Soccer was already courting the Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz as a replacement for Sampson. By November 1997, there were just three games to go in the “Hex” and the American position was tenuous. With doubt setting in, the team arrived in Mexico City for a crucial game, knowing the U.S. had never beaten or even tied Mexico on their home turf. Once inside The Estadio Azteca, the team would battle the triple threat of altitude, smog and the noise of 105,000 frenzied Mexican fans. The Americans played shorthanded after Jeff Agoos was sent off the field with an early red card. Yet, somehow, they tied, 0-0. Their performance was so impressive that the Mexican fans gave the American team a standing ovation as they left the field. That game proved to the team they could win anywhere in the world. Just one week after Mexico, the U.S. qualified for the 1998 World Cup in a shutout game against Canada. Cue: the celebration. The flowing champagne, giddy embraces and heartfelt speeches were all captured for posterity, including that moment Sampson threw an arm around his Captain for Life, John Harkes, and said to him, “Your third World Cup. Can you believe it?” But not all the players celebrating in the locker room that day would actually get to play at the 1998 World Cup. Some of the team’s most experienced veterans would go to France, but never set foot on the field. Others wouldn’t make it there at all, including, of all people, John Harkes. Just two months before the World Cup, the Captain for Life was captain no more.