Last updated 11/30/2018
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 (11/30):
- It has been such fun following the Swiss vote on cow horns. WSJ had the best description and the results but it might be gated so here is the alternative from the NY Times. Do note that that the urban vote almost swung the referendum on a farm animal.
- Sticking with animals, I selected “When Dogs Fly.” as the best podcast I’ve heard in awhile. The discussion focused on the animals people bring on planes. You will be amazed.
Friday’s e-links (11/23):
Every week I look forward to a new Econtalk from economist Russ Roberts. Looking back at more than a decade of his podcasts, I recall two that especially had the perfect synergy between the topic and an interesting person.
- During a summer’s walk in 2011, I loved hearing how a potato chip is made.
- I also particularly enjoyed listening to the owner of Laughing Stock Farm talk about the business of organic farming.
Friday’s e-links (11/16):
- During October, Brookings hosted an excellent panel discussion commemorating the 40th anniversary of airline deregulation. Starting with a look at the pre-regulatory flying experience and continuing through a slew of issues that relate to today, it was the perfect detailed update. You can download the podcast that I heard or see it here on YouTube. Oddly, the panel discussion starts at 36 minutes into the video. If you listen to just one segment of the three-hour panel, go to the beginning (at 37.42 minutes) where an MIT professor tells us about the world of flying before deregulation.
Friday’s e-links (11/09):
Friday’s e-links (11/02):
- Interesting to think that our transportation infrastructure involves so many of us that we have demand for flightaware.com. My daughter used flightaware to know precisely when my flight would arrive yesterday. While it is especially handy for picking someone up at the airport, you can use it to follow a flight from its start to finish.