Thursday, November 22, 2007

Assorted Podcasts Carnival

The enigma of Raymond Dart, the Australian discoverer of man's African origins

The nature of altruism
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have studied what motivates people to be altruistic. They've particularly looked at competitive altruism, i.e. people competing to be generous, giving more to impress others.

Dr Egg and the man with no ear

The dangers of teaching philosophy

The Architecture of Diplomacy: Building America's Embassies

The political brain

In praise of elitism: Charles Murray

Creative Commons

Economic embrace: China and the US

Hypothetical: Regulators and feral lawyers
When lawyers are incompetent or dishonest, the regulators step in. But should their role include investigating allegations of bad lawyer behaviour?

A conversation with Don Stewart
This week, we revisit a conversation with a man who has spent most of his life fighting corruption. Don Stewart started his career as a police officer, then went on to be a barrister, a judge, a royal commissioner, and the founding chairman of the National Crime Authority.

Annapolis peace conference and the Jerusalem question

Either Or
Kurt Gerstein was a Nazi SS officer implicated in the gassing of Jews during World War II. A new play by Tom Keneally, Either Or, explores the moral dilemma encountered by Gerstein, who was an evangelical Christian.

Loving the Creator - the Muslims of Cairns

The Milosevic Trial: Lessons for the Conduct of Complex International Criminal Proceedings

The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney

Testing times for schools
There's a new kind of primary school coming -- ready or not. Bigger schools, different ways of learning, more special interest groups in class. Not just the three Rs and computers, but character and your place in society taught in all schools across the country, and a chaplain to help with behaviour and mental health.

The Media as Junkyard Dog: One Journalist's Journey From Secret CIA Prisons to the Walter Reed Scand

Sperling Says Clinton Has `Pro-Growth' View on Economy

Humphrey, Economist, Sees U.S. Moving To `Freer Trade'

Reinhart, Economist, Sees `Evolving' Fed Communication

China: growth and democracy
David Poole is an Australian academic who's just come back from six weeks teaching management theory in a provincial Chinese city. He shares his experiences on China, growth and the apparent move towards liberalisation.

Speaking of Music Again: Oliver Sacks

A Piano Master Class with Saleem Abboud Ashkar

Revitalising Australian parliamentary democracy

In Conversation: James Watson

Democracy in Burma, where now?
Dr Peter Ferdinand, director of the Centre for Studies in Democratisation, discusses the future of democracy in Burma after the violent put down of protests in the country.

That poet was William Wordsworth and the poem he started writing was to be his masterpiece. It was The Prelude, an epic retelling of Wordsworth’s own life and a foundation stone of English Romanticism.

Keeping Us Afloat?

Tim Harford investigates the numbers behind the news; waiting lists, speed cameras, bird flu and binge drinking.

Kazakhstan Economy

Oliver Sacks, A C Grayling, Monica Grady and Robert Huxley

John Stuart MIll/Robert Nesta Marley

Pakistan and Romania

Komal Nahata brings you all the latest Bolly news from Mumbai. Raj and Pablo review the soundtrack for Aamir Khan's new film Taare Zameen Par. Plus actor and comedian Rajpal Yadav chats to the boys, live from Mumbai.

Jihad and the Petrodollar

1 comment:

Chris Blattman said...

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