The one year anniversary episode of the NPR Short Wave podcast adds even more hilarity than usual when telling us about the microscopic mites that live on everyone's face, where they stay during the day and what they get up to at night!
In this episode of Motherfoclóir about Peig, the team finally let loose with both barrels on the Peig myth. Peig Sayers lived on the Blasket Islands off the coast of Kerry at the turn of the 20th century. Her auto-biography in Irish about her hard life on the islands was on the Leaving Certificate Irish exam curriculum until 1995.
Irish readers may remember the great radio show on TodayFM called The Sunday Business Show that was hosted by Conal Ó Móráin that sadly went off air in 2018. Well, Conal is back with a new podcast and a new co-host, former Irish rugby player and investor Jamie Heaslip. Check out That Great Business Show on www.thatgreatbusinessshow.com.
The daily NPR Shortwave podcast is great for short episodes about science each day. A recent episode describes the practice of creating isolation pods among people outside of your immediate household or family as a way to socialise during the coronavirus pandemic, assuming you've all had the talk!
I recently discovered the Artificial Intelligence with Lex Fridman podcast via Find That Pod. It's like the Tim Ferris podcast but very heavy on the science detail. Lex interviews a range of the world's leading scientists, theorists and technologists and digs deep into their topics. I enjoyed his interview with Stephen Wolfram. Most of the podcast episodes leave me with questions and the want to learn more, which is great!
Tim Ferriss' recent interview with Hugh Jackman is very inspiring. Not only is Hugh a Tim Ferriss fanboy, but he drops lots of wisdom bombs about his daily rituals and how he positions himself physically and mentally for continued contentment and success. A very enjoyable listen.
In his podcast this week, Blindboy played an excellent live interview with Brenda & John Romero, who are video game royalty. Brenda is a fullbright scholar and has been working in the games industry since 1981, and John was a game designer on Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein 3D. The interview is an enjoyable listen into the world of video game history, including the large role that women have played in computer programming history.
You may be aware that the game Monopoly was actually invented by Lizzy Magie to highlight the inequalities of landlordism. This week in his podcast David McWilliams shares a similar bizzare historical origins story, this time about The Wizard of Oz which was actually a satircal commentary on the gold standard.