Curious Minds Podcast
By Ran Levi
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A podcast about Science, Technology & History. Funny, Smart and In-Depth. Hosted By Ran Levi (B.Sc EE) and Kelly O'Laughlin (Author, "A Highly Sensitive Person's Life"). For more info visit www.cmpod.net
||CleanDeep Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Pt. I | Curious Minds Podcast||What is Deep Learning, and how can computers learn 'skills' and 'intuition'? Ran Levi & Nate Nelson tell the story of Artificial Intelligence.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Awful and Wonderful History of the Mir Space Station | Curious Minds Podcast||The Mir Space Station was a true Soviet engineering wonder, an achievement comparable with the US landing on the Moon. Yet in its later years, Mir survived some horrific & hair-raising accidents...||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lost Manuscript of Archimedes | Curious Minds Podcast||How a random discovery - a Palimpsest found in an old church in Turkish Istanbul, casts Archimedes' genius in an even more surprising light.||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dark Avenger [From: Malicious.Life] | Curious Minds Podcast||A computer virus discovery in 1989 led a young Bulgarian security researcher on a hunt for the prolific creator of the Eddie virus: The Dark Avenger.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Software Bugs Inevitable? Part 2: The Most Expensive Failed Software Project Ever | Curious Minds Podcast||The story of the FBI's VCF project - perhaps the most expensive failed software project ever - and Dr. Fred Brooks' classic book, 'The Mythical Man-Month'.||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Software Bugs Inevitable? Part 1: FORTRAN and the Denver Airport Baggage Disaster | Curious Minds Podcast||Are Software errors inevitable? we'll tell the story of FORTRAN and the sad, sad tale of the Denver Airport Baggage Disaster.||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRonald Reagan’s Strategic Defense (SDI) Initiative, AKA – “Star Wars” | Curious Minds Podcast||In 1983, Reagan shocked the world when he announced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). Was Reagan’s Initiative the reason for the USSR collapse?||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe History of File Sharing, Part 2: Grokster & BitTorrent | Curious Minds Podcast||Grokster's legal battle against the Record Companies, the sinister poisoning of file sharing networks by OverPeer - and the rise of BitTorrent.||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe History of File Sharing, Part 1 (of 2): The Rise & Fall of Napster | Curious Minds Podcast||Napster, a revolutionary Peer-to-Peer file sharing software, was launched in 1999 - and forever changed the media world.||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeroes Of Podcasting #5: Aaron Mahnke, Lore Podcast | Curious Minds Podcast||Heroes of Podcasting: An interview with Aaron Mahnke about the role of storytelling in podcasting, his inspirations and how he started Lore.||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeroes Of Podcasting #4: Todd Cochrane, CEO of RawVoice (Blubrry) | Curious Minds Podcast||Todd has an amazing story which begun with a serious injury - but ultimately led to a surprising career as an early entrepreneur in podcasting.||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeroes Of Podcasting #3: Leo Laporte, This Week In Tech | Curious Minds Podcast||This series explores the history and future of podcasting. This time, we're interviewing Leo Laporte, from This Week In Tech.||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeroes Of Podcasting #2: Jay Soderberg (The PodVader), VP of BlogTalkRadio | Curious Minds Podcast||Jay Soderberg started in podcasting back in 2006 in the corporate world, whereas the vast majority of podcasters back then were independent creators.||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeroes Of Podcasting #1: Inventor of MP3, Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg | Curious Minds Podcast||We're interviewing Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg - inventor of MP3, the popular format which was a critical innovation in Podcasting history.||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe History of Open Source & Free Software, Pt. 2 | Curious Minds Podcast||Richard Stallman, the founder of the FSF, and Tim O'Reilly who helped popularize the term 'Open Source' discuss the history of Open Source & Free Software.||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Solar System’s Little Known Members – Astronomy Shorts 4 | Curious Minds Podcast||This episode will focus on a few of the lesser-known children of the Solar System neighborhood: The Oort Cloud, Kuiper's Belt & Dwarf Planets.||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe History of Open Source & Free Software, Pt. 1, w/ Special Guest: Richard Stallman| Curious Minds Podcast||In the early 1980's Richard Stallman founded the Free Software Foundation (FSF): a socio-technological movement that revolutionized the software world.||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAstronomy Shorts 3: Crazy Weather On Other Planets| Curious Minds||This episode reveals some of the greatest, most amazing, violent and impressive meteorological phenomena seen on other planets in the Solar System.||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Indo-European Language, Pt. 2: Linguistics & Genetics| Curious Minds Podcast||What can words tell us about life in the Bronze Age, and a single lucky mutation that enabled the Yamna People to digest milk.||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Indo-European Language, Pt. 1 | Curious Minds||A surprising discovery uncovered an ancient language, the ancestor of an amazing variety of modern languages - from English and French, to Indian Sanskrit.||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAstronomy Shorts 2: Three Breathtaking Views within the Solar System | Curious Minds||Astronomy Shorts 2: Three Breathtaking Views within the Solar System||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAstronomy Shorts 1: The Scale of the Universe | Curious Minds||Astronomy Shorts 1: The Scale of the Universe||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Longitude Problem (Maritime History) | Curious Minds||How a single navigation error cost the Royal Navy Four battle ships - and led to the solving of an important engineering challenge.||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStuxnet, Pt. 3: Flame & Duqu | Curious Minds||In this episode, the last of the series, we'll learn about Stuxnet's creators and their motives - and get to know Flame & Duqu, Stuxnet's sinister sisters.||3/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStuxnet, Pt.2: Uranium Enrichment | Curious Minds||Who was Stuxnet's target, and how can a computer virus destroy Uranium enrichment gas centrifuge? CMPod explores the inner mechanisms of the worm.||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStuxnet: a 3-Parts Series | Curious Minds||When it was discovered in 2010, Stuxnet was the most complicated and sophisticated malware ever known. The Stuxnet attack was a terrifying display of cyberwarfare and jarring proof of concept: Advanced Persistent Threat||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLSD History, Pt.2: Timothy Leary | Curious Minds||Dr. Timothy Leary help kickstart the LSD's involvement in the Hippie movement - and was imprisoned for it. What really makes LSD so dangerous?||1/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLSD History | Curious Minds||The discovery of LSD, and the CIA's top-secret experiment: MKULTRA.||1/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bubonic Plague | Curious Minds||The Black Death that swept across Europe in the 14th century wasn't the first time nor the last that the Bubonic Plague decimate large cities and brought empires to their knees. For many thousands of years,||12/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMolecular Clock, Pt. 2: Y Chromosome | Curious Minds||The male Y Chromosome holds tantalizing clues about our own, personal past - but that past can turn out to be very troubling....||11/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMolecular Clock, Pt.1: Mitochondrial DNA | Curious Minds||A scientific paper released in 1987 dramatically changed our understanding of human evolution. It was based on a novel technique called 'The Molecular Clock'.||11/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArsenic Poisoning – A History | Curious Minds||Why do poisons invoke such a deep terror in us? About Mithridates, "The Poison King", Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Ursinus who tried to poison her servant - and why is arsenic so dangerous to the body.||11/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigital Preservation & The Domesday Project | Curious Minds||What can we learn from the BBC's failed Domesday Project about the digital preservation of the wealth of information we produce each year?||10/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU Boats in WWII, Pt. II: Wolf Packs and Floating Coffins | Curious Minds||A 2-part series, exploring the role of technology in the Battle of the Atlantic in WW2. How did technical innovations by German, American and British engineers determine the ebbs and flows of the naval battles and the ultimate fate of the German U-Boat.||10/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU Boats in WWII, Pt. I: The Battle of the Atlantic | Curious Minds||How did the small, outgunned German fleet manage to strike painful blows to the Great British Navy? The credit for this success belongs to the German flotilla of submarines: the Unterseeboots, or U-Boats.||9/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMedical History: Rontgen, Hounsfield & Radiology | Curious Minds||In 1895, Wilhelm Röntgen was an honored and admired physics professor. But reputation aside, Röntgen was 50 years old - and at that age, it is rare for a scientist to make a significant contribution to his or her field.||9/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Fascinating stories—I learned a lot!
There are a lot of history/science podcasts out there, but this one does a great job explaining complicated concepts in a tricky way; also, I always learn something from these shows, even if it was a topic I thought I already knew about. Great sound and music. I’ve added this to my weekly list and look forward to more.
Perfect combination of science, history and fun
Top notch quality of production, not too hardcore science, excellent choice of subjects.
In short - best of breed in the history/science arena.
R&R for your head
This podcast will tell you the most interesting stories about the things you’ve probably heard of but didn’t really know. You will look at the world slightly differently after you listen (and become addicted…).