May 23, 2020

Two podcast episodes I have enjoyed this week: one old, one new, both related to Roman Mars. Scientists use the opportunity the world being in lockdown presents to conduct research that would otherwise be impossible… 401- The Natural Experiment - 99% Invisible And a weird code related quirk… 140 The Roman Mars Mazda Virus - Reply All

April 7, 2020

In order to stay positive, I am trying to limit my intake of news. I want facts, not sensation. Even some of the output from those sources I deem to be more measured have arguably strayed into the unnecessary at times. I also find decent analysis useful to listen to as well. I have recently subscribed to the podcast Outrage and Optimism. One of the hosts is Christiana Figueres, who led the work at the UN that resulted in the Paris Agreement. Read more

March 26, 2020

Benjamen Walker, who’s Theory of Everything podcast is one of my regular listens, has started a new series called Social Distance Learning - a wry look at the Coronovirus pandemic.

October 13, 2019

A recent podcast series I have enjoyed is The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Based on the H.P. Lovecraft novel of the same name, it is given a modern setting and presented in the style of a true crime podcast, neatly sidestepping Lovecraft’s writing style. Enjoyable hokum.

Stephen James

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