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||Work, Love And Play In ‘The Most Anxious Country In The World’||Americans are famously industrious. The chart of our productivity growth per hour worked from 1948 to 2011 shows a rise of over 250 percent. It’s the...||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mycologist Explains The Magic Of Northwest Fungi||Mycologist Paul Stamets calls fungi “the soil magicians of nature.” He says they were the first organisms to come to land 1.3 billion years ago. Stamets...||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lessons Learned From The Failure, And Recovery, Of Healthcare.gov||In 2013, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act on the healthcare.gov website became a debacle for the Obama administration. Sen. Mitch McConnell said...||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||LGBTQI Activist: There Is Only The 'Human Agenda'||Joe Wenke is a writer, activist and the founder of Trans Über, a publishing company that promotes LGBTQI community rights. His most recent book is “The...||5/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pains, Trains And Automobiles: Seattle's Commuting Future||Visionaries conceive of a future most of us can’t imagine. And when it comes to transportation in one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., vision...||4/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Art Of Social Change: Citizen University Does Democracy||What do you do in moments when race enters the room? That's just one of the topics that poet Claudia Rankine delved into during the annual Citizen...||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Former SeaWorld Trainer Condemns Orca Captivity||John Hargrove was an orca trainer for 14 years, mainly at SeaWorld. Shortly after quitting the company he gained attention for his part in the...||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||What Every Astronomer Asks: Are We Alone In The Universe?||Recent astronomical discoveries make this an especially exciting time to ponder the potential for life on other planets. Throughout her career Dr. Jill...||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listen: Patton Oswalt’s Epic Movie Binge||Patton Oswalt is an American writer, actor and comedian. You may have read one of his books, seen him on film or television, heard him as the voice of...||4/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Author: We're Living In 'The Golden Age Of Surveillance'||We live in a brave new digital world, and there’s much to appreciate about that. It’s efficient. It’s fun. It’s convenient. But what are we giving up...||4/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#HackGentrification In Seattle And Other Dreams||The Ignite series started here in Seattle in 2006, but has expanded to over 100 countries. Each Ignite event gives you the chance to talk about...||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon At The Neptune (Warning: It’s Awkward)||Seattleites turned out in force recently to hear from and ask questions of alt-rock deity Kim Gordon. Gordon is a musician, artist, record producer and...||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||From 'Shell Shock' To Activism: A Biography Of PTSD||Our guest on this episode of Speakers Forum is David J. Morris, a war correspondent, former Marine and PTSD sufferer. Morris served as a lieutenant in...||3/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||'Letters To The Editor' Brings To Life 90 Years Of Jewish History||The Jewish Transcript newspaper, now known as The Jewish Sound, first went to print in Seattle in March 1924. Its founder, Herman Horowitz, said he felt...||3/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The End-Of-Life Issues We'll All Face||The United States is experiencing a pendulum swing in end-of-life care. In 1945 the average American died at home. By the late 1990s, 83 percent were...||2/26/2015||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.