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||Seattle Audience Invited To Smoke Pot And Talk Science||Seattle is a great city for lectures, and now there’s a new series to cater to “high minded” individuals who want to combine an interesting talk with a...||10/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Revolutionary Feminist: The Storm Begins With One Raindrop||Author and journalist Mona Eltahawy learned harrowing lessons about the role of women in revolution during the Arab Spring uprisings. She was physically...||9/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||People And Dolphins: It's A Mutual Fascination||Bestselling author Susan Casey was a former competitive swimmer with extensive experience in ocean swimming. So it surprised her when she realized she...||9/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||What Music Can Teach Us About The Lasting Impact Of WWI||How can we make sense of the staggering history of loss -- loss of reason, life, and hope for the future -- represented by World War I? In 2014...||9/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Plea Bargains Made Jury Trials An Anachronism In The U.S.||"I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution." Thomas...||9/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Last Rights: Ethics Of The Death Penalty In Washington State||Since 1976, 1,413 people have been executed in the United States. That number rose steadily through 1999, when 98 people were executed. Last year, 35...||9/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||'The Worm At The Core': Death's Role In Life||It's the time of year when many of us look to relax with a good book in a pleasant spot, away from the usual chatter of life, a time when Town Hall...||8/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The People Behind The Rise Of Online Microlending||Jessica Jackley was a liberal arts major who stumbled her way into the Stanford MBA program. Philosophy and business came together for her in 2005 when...||8/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||LISTEN: Bernie Sanders' Full Speech At University Of Washingon||Senator Bernie Sanders has been storming the country to raise interest in his populist-themed presidential campaign. He hit a potential hurdle in...||8/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Data Insecurity: What We Accept When We Click 'Agree'||Here in the internet age we might wonder, are democratic ideals and technological innovations compatible? Most of us leave a wide digital trail in the...||8/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||An Epic Animosity: Bobby Kennedy Vs. Jimmy Hoffa||When John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, labor leader Jimmy Hoffa was heard to say, “Bobby Kennedy is just another lawyer now.” The animosity...||7/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Brave And Dangerous New World Of The Reputation Economy||For centuries great thinkers have tried to make sense of how to judge human character. Socrates, for instance, famously said, “The way to a good...||7/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God-Fearing Liberals' Role In Shaping America||When we call someone liberal, do we imply that they are not religious or spiritual? Today’s speaker says we shouldn’t. In her new book “The Religion of...||7/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Philosopher And An Atmospheric Scientist Walk Into A Bar||It’s fair to say that dire warnings about climate change have become the new normal. Consider these recent headlines from NASA’s Climate Change Blog: ...||7/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Henry Paulson And Satya Nadella Deal With China||People tend to have strong opinions about Henry “Hank” Paulson. Depending on your point of view, he either saved the U.S. economy as we know it or...||7/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
I've listened to a few episodes and all of the speakers are very interesting, so the content is great. I'd give 5 stars for the content. Only problem is they break every few minutes to announce the station ID, give a weather update (??? this is a podcast / I don't care what the weather was like in Seattle last month !?!?) and other similarly useless info. So subract a star for that for the overall 4-star review. The content is really first rate though, highly recommended.
2 thumbs up !
So great. (There aren't very many breaks, and they aren't a problem at all). I love this podcast.
Just love it!!
Very interesting topic of discussions. Just love the podcasts.
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