Every once in a while, (and sometimes each day) I listen to a great podcast, enjoy an article, or see a good video that I want to share with you.
I like to think of them as my e-links:
Friday’s e-links (9/21):
- My favorite podcast this week came from This American Life. I especially liked the second segment on Frank Borman (at 21 1/2 minutes). Now 90 years old, he looked back on his space flight with a wonderfully and surprisingly mellow outlook.
- I discovered a new podcast series that is based in Australia. So far, having listened to “Hot or not: the economics of beauty” and another on the Australian view of China, I would say it was pretty good. It’s nice to hear the non-U.S. perspective.
Friday’s e-links (9/14):
- My favorite podcast this week was from Crazy Genius, “Can We Extend Human Lifespans to 150?” Listening to the progress we have made toward living to 150, I was amazed, encouraged, and horrified. The issues are fascinating.
Friday’s e-links (9/07):
- As a teacher, I found this article unsettling for many reasons.
- This “shrink it and pink it” podcast was a good listen from New Hampshire Public Radio.
Friday’s e-links (8/30):
- Looking back at our Stacy Smith post on the preponderance of white male film critics, we can look forward to Rotten Tomatoes broadening its outlook.
Friday’s e-links (8/24):
- Among the podcast series that I listen to regularly, one of the best is 99% Invisible. Ostensibly about architecture and design, their offbeat stories are just plain interesting.
- Rarely mentioned, The Invoice was an odd book that grabbed me. Its protagonist is a man who works part time in a video store. Unexpectedly, one day he receives an invoice from his government for millions of Swedish kronors because of 39 years of happiness. What happens after that is fascinating and even somewhat funny.
Friday’s e-links (8/17):
- I guess it took me awhile to discover the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi but it was wonderful.
- I’ve also waited to see every West Wing episode (the first aired during 1999). But this summer I am really enjoying one-a-day. Then, I listen to the “West Wing Weekly” podcast where the stars, the writers and directors share background info.
- I also wanted to share this Revisionist History podcast episode from Malcolm Gladwell on Brown v. Topeka. Although it aired more than a year ago, and I’ve listened to many others, it stuck with me.
Friday’s e-links (8/10):
- A kidney bean tariff story from Wisconsin.
- One of the best non-economic podcasts I’ve recently listened to, this Rough Translation episode took me to a prison in Somalia and Anna Karenina.
- A firm by firm plastic straw update.
Friday’s e-links (8/3):
- Is it possible to count cats?
- This mother duck (with 76 or so little ones) will make you smile.
- A Moviepass update of “Those Subscriptions We Love to Buy and Barely Use“