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Join musician, composer, singer, producer and artist Brian Eno at the Apple Store Regent Street as he discusses music, art and his foray into the world of iPad apps. Along with musician and software designer Peter Chilvers, Brian has developed a series of apps from Bloom to Trope, and now Scape for iPad. A new form of album, Scape makes music that thinks for itself, offering users deep access to its musical elements. These can be endlessly recombined to react to each other and change mood to ...
 
Ulysses is a groundbreaking novel in which Irish author James Joyce explores realism through stream-of-consciousness technique and shifting narrative styles. It was published in serial form between 1918-1920 and first published in book form in 1922. The story follows Leopold Bloom through Dublin during the course of one day: June 16, 1904. The events and characters of Ulysses parallel those of Homer's Odyssey, with Bloom corresponding to Odysseus. Although the book was the subject of early o ...
 
Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.
 
The signature program of the nonprofit, Advancing the Interests of Animals (AIA), is its weekly, one-hour nationally syndicated radio show, Animals Today. Currently in its seventh continuous year, this show provides a worldwide platform where individuals and organizations concerned about the welfare of animals can present their viewpoints and promote their causes. It is a communication hub where listeners learn about a wide variety of animal welfare issues as well as the actions they can tak ...
 
WELCOME TO THIS MAKES ME HAPPY, THE PODCAST This Makes Me Happy is a podcast about people and what makes them happy. Each week we’ll talk to a new guest about a topic that brings them joy. We’ll learn a little about the person, their subject, and why it makes them happy. This Makes Me Happy Podcast is hosted by Bernardo Margulis, Principal and Art Director for This Makes Me Happy, a design studio focusing on branding, typography, and patterns.
 
We get better instructions for putting together furniture than we do for raising actual human beings. And that doesn’t even account for how to do it amid a global pandemic and civil/political unrest. That’s why Season 2 of Good Kids features a compelling mix of perspectives on child-rearing — from parents and experts, authors and actors, to "good" kids themselves — imparting wisdom for a brief, but potent, 10(ish) minutes each week. Good Kids isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s an all ...
 
New season, new look, new guests- the same commitment to sharing the incredible journeys of entrepreneurs around Brooklyn! Our weekly podcast aimed at highlighting the awesome work being done right in our borough. From a serial entrepreneur who got a second chance at life to a young lady who decided to take charge of her destiny- we are sharing the stories of some of Brooklyn's finest. Be sure to hit that subscribe button, you aren't going to want to miss an episode Hosted by Jaymie Bowles o ...
 
NOTE: Because of the nature of this project, there was a bending of usual LibriVox procedures: pub-like background noise was encouraged, as well as group readings; and no editing was required, so in places there may be some accidental variation from the original text ... Listener be warned! Here is some more information about the genesis of the LibriVox Ulysses project. (Summary by Hugh McGuire) Still one of the most radical novels of the 20th Century, James Joyce's Ulysses is considered to ...
 
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Rachel Bloom, the Golden Globe-winning co-creator/star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, reveals what it was like giving birth during the pandemic at the same moment her friend and music collaborator, Adam Schlesinger, was losing his battle with the virus. With COVID-19 as a humbling denominator, she confronts mortality with the same out-of-body clarity in a…
 
Factory farming To begin, Peter welcomes Josh Balk, VP of Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Josh reports the HSUS is waging a strong campaign against factory farming on a number of fronts. One effort involves legislative campaigns to ban the confinement of egg laying hens, mother pigs and baby veal calves in …
 
The psychologist Yoel Inbar has always tried to imbue his work with a sort of interiority, and now he joins us for a deep dive into Charlie Kaufman’s baffling and distressing new film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.” Why does Jessie Buckley’s name and career keep changing? What’s going on with the dog? Why are the parents unstuck in time? Don’t wor…
 
Tubi is the biggest ad-supported video service in streaming, and was bought by Fox earlier this yea for a hefty $440 millionr. I sat down with Adam Lewinson, the company's chief content officer, this week as part of the virtual NATPE Streaming Plus conference. We covered a lot of ground, talking about all the company's news about big jumps in viewe…
 
To begin this show, Lori shares news out of Mississippi, where important anti-animal cruelty legislation was recently signed into law by Governor Tate Reeves. The new law fixes deficiencies statewide, where the old law did not allow for multiple charges when multiple animals were harmed, and where it did not take into account repeat offenders. Now,…
 
Mosquitoes are disease vectors Lori begins the show speaking about those pesky and sometimes dangerous mosquitoes, because August 20th was World Mosquito Day! Mosquitoes carry malaria, yellow fever, West Nile Virus, Zika virus, and others. World Mosquito Day is intended to raise awareness about mosquitoes transmitting malaria and other diseases. Th…
 
Peter Kozodoy is back and we discuss how personal responsibility - or rather a lack of it - can be responsible for a great deal of the failings in today's culture. You can find all of Peter's stuff, including his book, Honest to Greatness, on his website: https://peterkozodoy.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/santiagoramones/support…
 
She’s beautiful, smart, funny, and head over heels in love with you. There’s only one problem – she’s from a possible world, not the actual one. What we thought would be a funny opening segment idea turns into a semi-serious discussion of Neil Sinhababu’s 2008 article “Possible Girls.” Plus David and Tamler share some thoughts on teaching in normal…
 
Labor Day Weekend is normally a dumping ground for the movie business, but not in 2020. Two blockbusters, "Mulan" and "Tenet," are using very different platforms to reach audiences this weekend. One is a pricey premium addition to streaming service Disney+, the other is available in whatever theaters across the country are open amid the pandemic. H…
 
Lori begins the show discussing the many problems with private ownership of big cats, with guests Tracie Letterman, Vice President of Federal Affairs at Humane Society Legislative fund and Lisa Wathne Senior Strategist, Captive Wildlife, Humane Society of the United States. The Rise of Joe Exotic Netflix hosted a popular show called Tiger King, whi…
 
Walter Murch is a pioneer in using digital non-linear editing software to create films, and helped create the notion of "sound design" as well. He's won three Oscars in sound and film editing (for The English Patient and Apocalypse Now) and been nominated for six more. He talks with me about his latest project, the documentary Coup 53 (available th…
 
Melissa Wimbish is a professional singer in Baltimore, and she's part of the badass duo that is Outcalls (with Britt Olsen-Ecker). We talked about music, opera, spirituality, and morality. Get to know Melissa! You can find all her things on her website: https://www.melissawimbish.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/santiagoramones/supp…
 
David and Tamler dive into the most celebrated and philosophically rich scenes in Dostoevsky’s masterpiece "The Brothers Karamazov." Alyosha gets in the middle of a rock-fight, Ivan Karamazov makes a devastating moral case against God, and the Grand Inquisitor convicts Jesus Christ of heresy against the church. (Note: this segment is the second of …
 
Brendan McQuade earned his BA at Hampshire College and MA and PhD at Binghamton University (SUNY). He previously taught at DePaul University in the International Studies Department and at SUNY-Cortland in the Sociology/Anthropology Department. His areas of interest are historical sociology, state theory, the critique of security, and social movemen…
 
Today we celebrate the Patron Saint of Beekeepers We'll also revisit the letter Jefferson wrote about gardening - it contains one of his most-quoted lines. We remember the French Landscape Architect who designed ninety percent of the public spaces in Argentina. We’ll eavesdrop on another letter from Elizabeth Lawrence - the garden writer - who also…
 
Today we salute the English orphan girl who wrote her own destiny with science fiction writing. We also remember the English gardener who is still ghosting us after many decades. We revisit a letter from Elizabeth Lawrence to her sister Ann. We'll celebrate National Potato Day with some Potato Poems. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a gorgeous boo…
 
To begin, Lori Welcomes back to the show, Richard Schwartz, President emeritus of Jewish Veg, formerly Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA). A coalition of Jewish organizations is urging that the ancient, largely forgotten Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah L’Maaser Biheima (New Year’s Day for Tithing Animals) be renewed into a modern New Year f…
 
Today we celebrate the Brigadier General, who described the Compass Plant. We'll also learn about the Norwegian poet who gardened and tended 70 apple trees. We remember the gift given to American by the Mayor of Tokyo. We also honor an extraordinary tree that was discovered on the estate of the first Earl of Camperdown. We'll celebrate World Daffod…
 
Today we remember the man who helped to establish the Natural History Museum in Vienna. We'll also learn about the Swedish botanist who specialized in mycology. We salute the American botanist who wrote the Calendarian - a marvelous phenological record. We also recognize a fanciful botanical illustrator who anthropomorphized flowers in his book. We…
 
Today we celebrate a historic elm tree in Boston. And we remember the Romantic English poet who went by L.E.L. We'll also learn about the magazine that helped launch the National Audubon Society. We salute the Scottish nurseryman who elevated to the top echelons of British horticulture. We also remember the Iowa botanist who dedicated her life to p…
 
Today we celebrate an early Swedish explorer of Niagara Falls. We'll also learn about a plant that Thomas Jefferson loved. We salute the Russian botanist who arranged plants by geography. We also recognize the Czech, who became the most famous collector of orchids in the world. And, we'll remember the lives of a British plant hunter and a German ch…
 
In recognition of International Orangutan Day, August 19, 2020, Lori and Peter kick off discussing some of the fascinating facts about these great apes. These gentle creatures are the largest tree-dwelling animals on earth. Indeed they even sleep in the trees, fashioning leafy nests each evening for that purpose. Orangutans are native to only 2 isl…
 
David and Tamler welcome special guest Chris Matheson - co-writer of the "Bill and Ted" movies and author of "The Story of God" and "The Buddha’s Story" - to talk about religion, immortality, comedy, Freud, and why the secret ingredient to good satire is love. Plus David and Tamler do a conceptual analysis of stoner movies and discuss their favorit…
 
Three of entertainment's biggest media companies - Disney, NBCU and ViacomCBS – helped make it a red letter week in the history of Hollywood's grudging embrace of streaming video, as all three took actions that will pivot them ever more sharply toward online distribution platforms for their shows. Add in significant actions by Cinemark, Regal, the …
 
"Tension” is the final track on Bloom. Jesus Ramones - also known as Muditious, is a psychology expert, statistical analyst, and my oldest brother - joins me to talk about how “Tension” was based on a previous track I had made, the “land mines” of musical creation, and how the track feels like a better thematic conclusion to Bloom. Bloom will be av…
 
"Space” is the twelfth track on Bloom - the final track available for streaming platforms, but not the last track on the album. Dustin Ragland, also known as Young Weather, is a musician, composer, teacher, father, and philosopher, and we talked about the way “Space” was constructed, how embracing randomness contributed to the piece, how Bloom can …
 
"Stream" is the tenth track on Bloom. Stephanie Peñate is a great keys player and we talked about how "Stream" is a round, friendship, and crappy Mellotron sounds. Bloom will be available on August 8th, everywhere, and I hope you gain a deeper understanding of what went into the album. https://santiagoramones.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://…
 
"Contentment" is the ninth track on Bloom. Lee Gabriel is a musician and great friend and we talked about the use of layers in “Contentment”, how happiness is overrated, how contentment can lead to joy, and my growth as a musician. Bloom will be available on August 8th, everywhere, and I hope you gain a deeper understanding of what went into the al…
 
"Trials" is the eighth track on Bloom. Chase Hampton, otherwise known as Generation Lossless, is a musician and producer and we talked about the sounds in “Trials”, the influences behind it, and allowing oneself to use presets in music creation. Bloom will be available on August 8th, everywhere, and I hope you gain a deeper understanding of what we…
 
Today we remember the busiest man in London. We'll also learn about the man honored by the Baobab tree. We salute a daughter of Winterthur, We also recognize a life cut short in the world of tropical botany. And we'll look back on a letter from one garden writer to another written on this day in 1961. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that p…
 
"Swamp" is the seventh track on Bloom. Jonathan Edwards is a composer and cellist and we talked about the sounds in “Swamp”, how the track was inspired, and more! Bloom will be available on August 8th, everywhere, and I hope you gain a deeper understanding of what went into the album. https://santiagoramones.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://a…
 
Today we remember the master landscape and portrait painter who grew up with a magnificent mulberry tree. We learn about the planting of the first potato in Hawaii, and the discovery of a tree named for Benjamin Franklin. We also remember the poet who was inspired not by his day job at an insurance company, but by a beautiful park that was across t…
 
"Cruisin'" is the sixth track on Bloom. Campbell Young (The Lunar Laugh, Don't Tell Dena, Topicana Ice Cream) is a great musician that I've been lucky to collaborate with, and we talked about how "Cruisin'" is inspired by video game music, dubstep, and how the track plays with the listener's attention. Bloom will be available on August 8th, everywh…
 
Today we celebrate an English poet who didn't want gardens to be monetized. We'll also learn about the 8th generation seedsman of a beloved Boston company. We remember the naturalist who followed the seasons up and down the country. We also recognize the exuberant botanist, who created the Dot Map. We welcome the new month with some poems about "th…
 
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