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What does the word “meme” have to do with evolutionary biology? And why do we call it “Spanish flu” when it was never Spanish? Science Diction is a podcast about words—and the science stories within them. If you like your language with a side of science, Science Diction has you covered. Brought to you by Science Friday and WNYC Studios.
 
UEN SciFi Friday offers a weekly science fiction feature film from the heyday of SciFi – the 1920’s to 1970’s. Join other Utah science fiction movie fans after the film for an accompanying podcast where Utah scientists discuss topics from the movie. Watch the movie, Fridays at 9pm on UEN-TV. For more information: www.uen.org/tv.
 
The editors of The Christian Science Monitor take you beyond the headlines with the ideas driving progress in this 15-minute news briefing. The Monitor Daily Podcast is available each Monday through Friday at 6 pm ET. For more information on the Daily or The Christian Science Monitor, visit csmonitor.com. Send your comments, suggestions or thoughts to podcast@csmonitor.com.
 
New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler gives away all of his stories as free, serialized audiobooks. Described as "Stephen King meets Michael Crichton meets Chuck Palahniuk," Scott's stories of hard-science horror will have you tapping a vein as you Jones for next week's fix. Subscribe to hear major-release hardcover novels read by the author, as well as short fiction and the "FridayFix," a random piece of weekly nonsense. For more info on the author, visit http://www.scottsigler.com
 
We cover the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (for schools) and emotional intelligence training (in the workplace). Our podcast provides tools, resources and ideas for parents, teachers and employees to improve well-being, achievement and productivity using simple neuroscience as it relates to our cognitive (the skills our brain uses to think, read, remember, pay attention), social and interpersonal relationships (with ourselves and others) and emotional learning ( ...
 
Economics Detective Radio is a podcast about markets, ideas, institutions, and all things related to the field of economics. Episodes consist of long-form interviews and are generally released on Fridays. Topics include economic theory, economic history, the history of thought, money, banking, finance, macroeconomics, public choice, business cycles, health care, education, international trade, and anything else of interest to economists, students, and serious amateurs interested in the scien ...
 
For over seven years, the biggest spirit brands in the world have been coming into our bars to teach whiskey, rum, tequila and mezcal enthusiasts about the drinks that they love. Now, we’re happy to bring that same level of knowledge and fun to you online as a podcast! Every Tuesday and Friday, Pedro Shanahan will be joined in front of a live audience by the people who know these alcohol brands the best, the ones who make it! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/ ...
 
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Susan Coti has long been an educator. On Sept. 11, 2001, she was Linda’s daughter’s fourth-grade teacher. In 2012, her Marine son was killed in Afghanistan. Ever since, this gold star mom has devoted herself to honoring the life of her only child in ways he would find meaningful. Today’s stories explore journalism in Afghanistan, Canadian elections…
 
Nighttime Streetlights Are Stressing Out Urban Insects As insect populations—including bees, moths, and other pollinators—decline worldwide, researchers have established a variety of potential causes, including climate change, pesticides, and habitat loss. But now, new findings suggest yet another culprit may be part of the equation: night-time lig…
 
The Harvard chaplain stories fed concerns that an elite, liberal university was pushing its secular agenda onto faith-based campus organizations. But the story turns out to be quite different. Also, today’s stories include Palestine’s changing global relations, missionary work going virtual, and a Sri Lankan papermaker who uses elephant dung in his…
 
Until recently, if visitors walked the Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, they likely would be unaware of its troubled history. But yesterday, that changed – in a way many hope will promote reconciliation. Also: today’s stories, including how Angel Merkel changed Germany and the world, how employers are handling faith-based vaccine exe…
 
We close out THE GANGSTER in style and welcome in THE STONE WOLVES, the final GFL Novella. Written and Narrated by Scott Sigler Produced by AB Kovacs Production Assistance by Allie Press Engineered by Steve Riekeberg Copyright 2020 by Empty Set Entertainment Theme music by the band Superweapon
 
Scientists Potty Train Cows To Lower Greenhouse Gasses Scientists have known it for a long time: Cattle are a major source of nitrogen emissions, contributing to the global warming crisis. Alternatives have been tossed around for years: from eating less meat to feeding cows seaweed. Now, a new study out of Germany and New Zealand has a more outside…
 
Welcome back to the Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast for Brain Fact Friday and EPISODE #164 that ties back into our interview released this week, episode #163 with Dr. Dan Hill on “Facial Coding: How to Read the Emotions in Others” since there was so much he explained in that interview that I think is important for all of us…
 
If 2020 was the year of turmoil, 2021 might well be the year of resilience. There’s the need for individual resilience amid the pandemic or natural disasters, and there’s a push to build a broader resilience in communities and countries. Today’s stories explore Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s influence on Washington, Madagascar’s famine, and what Hur…
 
Welcome back to the Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #163 with Dr. Dan Hill, Ph.D. an internationally recognized expert on the role of emotions in politics, business, sports and pop culture, who has spoken to audiences in over 25 countries. There are two currencies in life, he says, “There’s dollars and emotions.” Fo…
 
Sian Proctor is a private pilot, geoscientist, teacher, and poet. She’s also going to be the first Black, female pilot of a spacecraft. Also: today’s stories, including a look at culture wars in American schools, big wins and pure joy at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, and a new approach to reducing coastal erosion. Join the Monitor's Dave Scott a…
 
Sara Miller Llana traveled for work to Gander, the Newfoundland town that welcomed stranded passengers during 9/11, and brought her daughter. That’s reality as a foreign correspondent, and Sara’s happy to report that from Dutch politicians to Canadian authors to Slovak mayors, sources have been universally awesome about it. Today’s stories explore …
 
Journalists Kevin McLean and Shalina Chatlani join us for a round of Diction Dash, where Johanna tries - and usually fails - to guess the true meaning or origin of a word. If you’re curious about a word, get in touch! Give us a call, leave a message, and we might play it on the show. The number is 929-499-WORD, or 929-499-9673. Or, you can always s…
 
It took Viola Fletcher 107 years to become a “queen mother.” The honorary designation was a gift from Ghana on her recent visit there. Also: today’s stories, including an update on California’s recall, an end to dowry in Kashmir, and a new way to foster religious tolerance. Join the Monitor's Clay Collins and Noelle Swan for today's news. You can a…
 
We get into the trenches with Junkie questions about THE GANGSTER, the GFL, the CRYPT, 3rd-degree burns, turgid book boners, ruined underwear, Joe Ledger vs. Bryan Clauser, and more. Written and Narrated by Scott Sigler Produced by AB Kovacs Production Assistance by Allie Press Engineered by Steve Riekeberg Copyright 2020 by Empty Set Entertainment…
 
Twenty years after 9/11, the U.S. military is out of Afghanistan. But the battle to help those left behind is far from over. Also: today’s stories, including Afghans fighting to protect the social gains of last 20 years amid Taliban rule; advocates calling to close loopholes in America’s child marriage laws; and a photo essay capturing scenes immed…
 
New Policies Emerge In The Wake Of Climate-Connected Disasters This week, people across the United States continued to be reminded of the results of a shifting climate—with people in the Gulf states still recovering from Ida, northeastern states dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida-induced flooding, and western states battling wildfires and …
 
To Breed An Oyster In the ocean, climate change involves more than just warming temperatures. Water levels are shifting, and ocean chemistry is changing. Changes to ocean salinity caused by shifting amounts of freshwater could have big effects on the health of oysters, who need a certain range of saltiness in the water to be happy. As part of her d…
 
In this episode, the Technology Networks team review world-leading research into the mechanisms behind endometriosis, a condition that affects up to 10% of women of reproductive age, but often takes a decade to diagnose. There's also a peek into mom's brain during birth and a new cancer vaccine that uses similar technology that which created the Ox…
 
Welcome back to the Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #162 with Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Stanford University, Dr. Anna Lembke.[i] Visit the episode website here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pu82wZRZwo Watch the interview with visuals on YouTube here. Backstory and Intr…
 
For a culture writer who has dived fearlessly into the tough issues of race, a piece rating Beyoncé’s 10 best and 10 worst songs seemed harmless. But the story went viral. And for the writer, it became a reminder of how often America’s race conversation turns to using identity as a weapon – and a reason to keep writing the deeper stories that help …
 
As the pro football season begins Thursday, there’s a noteworthy attempt to raise the bar on good sportsmanship. NFL referees have been instructed to strictly enforce the no-taunting rule. Two taunting violations during a game will result in a player’s ejection, and a possible fine or suspension. The most popular sport in America is taking a modest…
 
Junkies, here we go, the final episode of THE GANGSTER. We have two Q&A episodes coming up for you, and then, on Sept 26th, we begin the podcast of THE STONE WOLVES, a GFL novel. Thank you for spending your time with me. Written and Narrated by Scott Sigler Produced by AB Kovacs Production Assistance by Allie Press Engineered by Steve Riekeberg Cop…
 
Fact Check My Feed: Why Are People Taking Discredited Horse Medicine For COVID-19? If you’ve been online at all in the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen discussion about the drug ivermectin. It was originally developed as an antiparasitic treatment for livestock, and in 2015, the Nobel Prize in Medicine went to scientists who found that it helpe…
 
Nation Grapples With Several Climate Disasters At Once Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc on the eastern U.S. this week. It all started in Louisiana, leaving daunting damage and a long road to recovery for residents. Even though Ida was downgraded to a tropical storm after leaving the state, it left a trail of destruction through the eastern U.S. and mid-…
 
Welcome back to the Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #161 with 2 returning guests, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey from EPISODE #77[i] from last August 2020 on “Developing and Delivering High Quality Distance Learning for Students” that became our most watched YouTube interview and we also have the co-author of their n…
 
The NFL season is here, so we kick things off with a discussion about this All-Star lineup. Wow, what a cast! To celebrate the launch of the 2021 NFL season, we get in the trenches with Jamie Foxx, Oliver Stone, Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jim Brown, Lawrence Taylor, Charlton Heston, Mathew Modine, and Ann-Margaret. Oscars galore for thi…
 
Welcome back to the Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast for EPISODE #160 with Chrissy Barth, MS, RDN, RYT, an integrative and functional sports registered dietician and mind-body expert in the field of nutrition who is passionate about teaching others about optimal health and performance by taking the confusion out of nutrition…
 
When Isabel Briggs Myers imagined that her homegrown personality test would change the world, she couldn’t have pictured this. Today, millions take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator each year. Countless organizations use it, from General Motors to the CIA. But there’s one field that mostly rolls its eyes at the test: psychology. In our final chapter,…
 
Welcome back, to a BONUS Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning episode that I want to dedicate to YOU, the listener. It took this podcast a bit over 2 years to hit the 100k download milestone, and like any goal we have (whether a sales goal or something you want to do, it might seem so far off, you wonder how you’ll ever get there). If y…
 
Quentin's fortunes are forever changed. He defeated Gredok, he outlasted the Creterakian Empire, and now, finally, he returns home to Ionath, to Ma, John, Ju, and Jeanine... home, to Becca. Written and Narrated by Scott Sigler Produced by AB Kovacs Production Assistance by Allie Press Engineered by Steve Riekeberg Copyright 2020 by Empty Set Entert…
 
A Skeletal Record Of Medieval England Society Whether you like it or not, a record of your life is constantly being chronicled. No, not through the internet or on social media—through your bones. If you’ve ever fractured a bone, that skeletal trauma stays with you forever, even after it heals. So researchers across the pond are using bones from med…
 
Pfizer’s Vaccine Is Now Fully Approved. What’s Next For The Pandemic? This week, the COVID-19 vaccine marketed by Pfizer finally received full FDA approval, moving out of the realm of “emergency use” to the status of a regular drug. In the wake of that change, many organizations—from the Pentagon to Ohio State University to the city of Chicago—are …
 
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