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#100

1 ) Geena Rocero: Why I must come out
(Listening time = 10 - 13 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) While Warning Of Chinese Cyberthreat, U.S. Launches Its Own Attack
(Listening time = 38 - 48 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Jennifer Golbeck: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think
(Listening time = 10 - 12 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All
(Listening time = 9 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  A Nonbeliever Tries To Make Sense Of The Visions She Had As A Teen
(Listening time = 37 - 46 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Dan Dennett: Let's teach religion — all religion — in schools
(Listening time = 25 - 31 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Ninety-Nine

1 ) Mary Roach Explains What Happens To The Food We Eat
(Listening time = 39 - 49 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Cannibals And Colonialism: Solving The Mystery Of Michael Rockefeller
(Listening time = 29 - 36 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Carin Bondar: The Birds and the Bees Are Just the Beginning
(Listening time = 10 - 12 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) By The Time Your Car Goes Driverless, You Won't Know The Difference
(Listening time = 7 - 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Malcolm Gladwell: The Unheard Story of David and Goliath
(Listening time = 16 - 20 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Christopher Soghoian: Government Surveillance — This is Just the Beginning
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


7) Kids These Days: Growing Up Too Fast Or Never Growing Up At All?
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Secrets Of A Murderous Master Manipulator Revealed
(Listening time = 43 - 54 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Here's How We Take Back the Internet : An Interview with Edward Snowden
(Listening time = 35 - 44 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Ninety-Eight

1 ) Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Why The Cosmos Shouldn't Make You Feel Small
(Listening time = 38 - 48 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Christopher Ryan: Are We Designed to be Sexual Omnivores?
(Listening time = 14 - 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Deep Learning: Teaching Computers To Tell Things Apart
(Listening time = 4 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Elliot Krane: The Mystery of Chronic Pain
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) What Is The Psychological Effect Of Naming Storms?
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Portrait Of A People In Putin's Russia
(Listening time = 5 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


7) Sarah Kay: If I Should Have a Daughter . . .

(Listening time = 18 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) In The World's 'Sixth Extinction,' Are Humans The Asteroid?
(Listening time = 40 - 50 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again
(Listening time = 38 - 48 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Ninety-Seven

1 )  WHAT I DID FOR LOVE
       Prologue:
Writing his number on bathroom walls...   (Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes)
       Act One: Best Laid Plans   (Listening time = 19 - 24 minutes)
       Act Two: 21 Chump Street  
(Listening time = 14 - 17 minutes)
       Act Three: Cold Stone Dreamery  
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes)
       Act Four: Fantastic Mr. Fox  
 (Listening time = 10 - 13 minutes)

2)  David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful
(Listening time = 14 minutes to 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Dan Ariely: Why we think it's OK to cheat and steal (sometimes)
(Listening time = 16 - 20 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share
(Listening time = 29 - 37 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  E.L. Doctorow: How A 'Brain' Becomes A Mind
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!
(Listening time = 21 - 26 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Oliver Sacks: What hallucination reveals about our minds
(Listening time = 19 - 24 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Ninety-Six

1 )  A Parenting Paradox: How Kids Manage To Be 'All Joy And No Fun'
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address
(Listening time = 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Shereen El Feki:   A little-told tale of sex and sensuality
(Listening time = 16 - 20 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Skeptic Takes A Tour Of Self-Help's 'Promise Land'
(Listening time = 45 - 57 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Computers Are The Future, But Does Everyone Need To Code?
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Anant Agarwal:  Why massive open online courses (still) matter
(Listening time = 15 - 19 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Colin Powell:  Kids need structure
(Listening time = 18 - 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8)  The Middle Class Began to Grow 100 Years Ago ... Thanks To Henry Ford? 
(Listening time = 4 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  David R. Dow:  Lessons from death row inmates
(Listening time = 18 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Ninety-Five

1 ) 'What Everyone Needs To Know' : Cybersecurity and Cyber Threats
(Listening time = 33 - 41 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) The Internet's Cicada: A Mystery Without An Answer
(Listening time = 5 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Lessons On Blindness, 'For The Benefit Of Those Who See'
(Listening time = 9 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) The 'Pussy Riot' Arrests, And The Crackdown That Followed
(Listening time = 38 - 47 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) 50 Years After, 8 Million Fewer Smoking Deaths
(Listening time = 5 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Maysoon Zayid:  I've Got 99 Problems...  Palsy is Just One
(Listening time = 14 - 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


7) 'Angry Days' - America's Resistance To Entering World War II
(Listening time = 38 - 47 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) "Drugs Aren’t the Problem": Neuroscientist Carl Hart on Brain Science & Myths About Addiction
(Listening time = 22 - 28 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Ninety-Four

1 ) 'Selfie' - Word of the Year
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Diana Nyad: Never, Ever Give Up
(Listening time = 16 - 20 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) When Memories Never Fade
(Listening time = 9 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Paul Piff: Does Money Make You Mean?
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) The Internet Hoaxes That Had Us All Clicking For More
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can "Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make"
(Listening time = 27 - 35 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


7) The 'Golden Age Of Hijacking'
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) What Happens If You Fall Into a Black Hole?
(Listening time = 6 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Ninety-Three

1 ) The Beatles Live At The BBC
(Listening time = 47 - 58 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Nelson Mandela: From 'Second-Class Citizen' To World-Revered Leader
(Listening time = 8 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Boyd Varty: What I Learned from Nelson Mandela
(Listening time = 19 - 24 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) "The House I Live In": The Moral Failure of the U.S. War on Drugs
(Listening time = 28 - 35 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Beyond Good Cop/Bad Cop: A Look At Real-Life Interrogations
(Listening time = 34 - 42 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Stephen Cave: The 4 Stories We Tell Ourselves About Death
(Listening time = 16 - 20 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


7) 'Getting Away With Murder':   Benazir Bhutto's Death
(Listening time = 6 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) William Ury: The Path From "No" to "Yes"
(Listening time = 19 - 24 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Ninety-Two

1 ) Untold Story Of Sioux Warrior Red Cloud
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Reviving Las Vegas With Less Sin, More City
(Listening time = 11 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Afghan Farmers: Opium Is The Only Way To Make A Living
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds
(Listening time = 8 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Jared Diamond:  How Societies Can Grow Old Better
(Listening time = 18 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Can Child Marriages Be Stopped?

(Listening time =11 - 13 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Lisa Bu:  How Books Can Open Your Mind
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Botched Investigation Fuels Kennedy Conspiracy Theories
(Listening time = 18 - 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) The J.F. Kennedy Killing and the "Legacy of Secrecy"
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

10) Walter Cronkite On The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy
(Listening time = 21 - 26 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Ninety-One

1 ) Robin Nagle: What I Discovered in New York City Trash
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) John F. Kennedy - Assasination and Conspiracy
(Listening time = 44 - 55 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) James Flynn: Why Our IQ Levels Are Higher Than Our Grandparents'
(Listening time = 19 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) A Street Level View of Life in Iran
(Listening time = 33 - 41 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Andras Forgacs: Leather and Meat Without Killing Animals
(Listening time = 9 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Edward Snowden's NSA Revelations Keep Coming
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) The Most Secure Password In The World Might Be You
(Listening time = 10 - 13 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Rodrigo Canales: The Deadly Genius of Drug Cartels
(Listening time = 18 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Silenced By Status, Farm Workers Face Rape, Sexual Abuse  (PART 1)
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

10) Despite Barriers, Farm Worker Breaks Silence About Rape Case  (PART 2)
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Ninety

1 ) Cheating Death:  Sanjay Gupta On Medical Miracles
(Listening time = 21 -26 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) 12-Year-Old Girls Making Old Navy Jeans for Gap in Bangladeshi Factory
(Listening time = 6- 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) John Lloyd:  An Inventory of the Invisible
(Listening time = 10 - 13 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines
(Listening time = 14 - 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Parul Sehgal:  An Ode to Envy
(Listening time = 13- 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Super-Sizing Welfare Costs: Low Wages at McDonald’s & Burger King
(Listening time = 11- 13 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Rob Reid: The $8 Billion iPod
(Listening time = 5- 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Antibiotics Can't Keep Up With 'Nightmare' Superbugs
(Listening time = 38 - 48 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Drinking To 'Numb,' Women Gain On Men In Alcohol Abuse
(Listening time = 7 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

10) WEED:  A Dr. Sanjay Gupta Investigation
(Listening time = 43 - 54 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Eighty-Nine

1 ) Elizabeth Smart Talks about Her Abduction, Imprisonment, and Kidnapper
(Listening time = 44 - 55 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+
(Listening time = 20 - 25 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success
(Listening time = 19 - 24 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Why Does Wikipedia Work?
(Listening time = 13 - 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Carl Honoré: In praise of slowness
(Listening time = 19 - 24 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Elizabeth Loftus: Your Memory is Fiction
(Listening time = 18 - 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


7) Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems?
(Listening time = 10 - 13 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Domestic Servitude:  The Modern Day Equivalent of Slavery
(Listening time = 38 - 48 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Eighty-Eight

1 ) A Polygamist's Wife Finds A New Life
(Listening time = 7 - 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Breaking Down Chemical Weapons, One Fact At A Time
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Kevin Breel: Confessions of a Depressed Comic
(Listening time = 11 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Could Detectives Use Microbes To Solve Murders?
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Barry Schwartz:  Using Our Practical Wisdom
(Listening time = 23 - 29 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Meet The Iranian Commander Pulling Strings In Syria's War
(Listening time = 44 - 55 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Stuart Firestein: The Pursuit of Ignorance
(Listening time = 18 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) Skin Color In Ethnically Diverse Brazil
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Onora O'Neill: What We Don't Understand About Trust
(Listening time = 10 - 12 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Eighty-Seven

1 ) Switched at Birth
      Part I     (Listening time = 31 - 39 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
      Part II    
(Listening time = 25 - 32 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Ron McCallum:  How Technology Allowed Me to Read
(Listening time = 16 - 20 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Tom Hanks Yale University Graduation Speech
(Listening time = 22 - 28 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Comedian W. Kamau Bell On Race, Politics And Audience
(Listening time = 21 - 26 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Tali Sharot:  The Optimism Bias
(Listening time = 18 -22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) From Birth, Our Microbes Become As Personal As A Fingerprint

(Listening time = 9 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Sheena Iyengar:  The Art of Choosing
(Listening time = 24 - 30 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) The 'Wild' Story Of Cheryl Strayed And Her Long-Lost Half-Sister
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Eighty-Six

1 ) Hasan Elahi:  FBI, Here I Am!
(Listening time = 15 - 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Policing An Early, Lawless Internet
(Listening time = 38 - 47 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Philosopher-Comedian Emily Levine Talks About Science, Math, Society
(Listening time = 23 - 30 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) How A Look At Your Gmail Reveals The Power Of Metadata Collection
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Facebook Hopes To Bring Billions Online
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) 'Guardian' Destroyed Hard Drives With Snowden Documents
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club
(Listening time = 13 - 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) Michael Shermer: The Pattern Behind Self-Deception
(Listening time = 20 - 25 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Eighty-Five

1 ) Diabesity (Diabetes + Obesity) - a talk with Robert Lustig
(Listening time = 29 - 36 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Eleanor Longden: The Voices in My Head
(Listening time = 14 - 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Is the U.S. Exaggerating Threats to Silence Critics of NSA Spying?
(Listening time = 24 - 30 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Climbing Mount Everest, Sherpa Guides Face The Danger
(Listening time = 25 - 32 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Margaret Heffernan: The Dangers of "Willful Blindness"
(Listening time = 15 - 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Russell Foster: Why Do We Sleep?
(Listening time = 22 - 27 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Inside The 'Secret World Of Sleep'
(Listening time = 31 - 39 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) Crazy Sunday - a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Listening time = 40 - 51 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Eighty-Four

1 ) The Canterville Ghost - A short story by Oscar Wilde
      Part I     
(Listening time = 24 - 30 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
      Part II    
(Listening time = 28 - 34 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
      Part III   
(Listening time = 25 - 31 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) How a Penny Made Me Feel Like a Millionaire
(Listening time = 6 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) How Hackers Tapped Into My Cellphone
(Listening time = 5 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Jacqueline Novogratz:  On Escaping Poverty
(Listening time = 7 - 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) 'Savage Continent': Europe After WWII
(Listening time = 39 - 49 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Meg Jay:  Why 30 is Not the New 20
(Listening time = 15 - 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Paying The Piper: Music Streaming Services In Perspective
(Listening time = 11 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) Yemeni Reporter Who Exposed U.S. Drone Strike Freed from Prison After He Was Jailed at Obama’s Request
(Listening time = 28 - 35 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Saying No To Cocaine
(Listening time = 11 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Eighty-Three

1 ) Word Processor of the Gods - a short story by Stephen King
(Listening time = 41 - 51 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Neil Gaiman at the London Book Fair's Digital Minds Conference
(Listening time = 31 - 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Activists Offer Protest Tour Of Spain's Modern Ruins
(Listening time = 5 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Women In The Egyptian Revolution: An Evolution Of Rights
(Listening time = 13 - 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Mexico - A Country's Descent Into Darkness
(Listening time = 36 - 45 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) 'There's Something About Mary' - from This American Life (PRI)
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) 'Objects May be Closer Than They Appear' - from This American Life (PRI)
(Listening time = 9 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) The Man Who Took Down the Cali Drug Cartel - from This American Life (PRI)
(Listening time = 34 - 43 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Barack Obama Speaks About Race, Discrimination and the Trayvon Martin Decision
(Listening time = 17 - 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Eighty-Two

1 ) Andrew Solomon: Love, No Matter What
(Listening time = 24 - 30 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) The Beatles' Defining Moment
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) The Cask of Amontillado - a short story by Edgar Allan Poe
(Listening time = 15 - 19 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) This Climate Fix Might Be Decades Ahead Of Its Time
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Keeping Track Of Your Digital Footprints
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Rock 'N' Roll Can Explain The U.S. Economy
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi Woman Who Dared to Drive
(Listening time = 14 - 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) The Monkey's Paw
- a short story by W.W. Jacobs
     Chapter 1     Chapter 2     Chapter 3

(Listening time = 25 - 31 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Eighty-One

1 ) Jackson Katz: Violence Against Women Is A Men's Issue
(Listening time = 18 - 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) American Fascism:  How Big Business Has Taken Control of the U.S. Government
(Listening time = 21 - 27 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Protests Spread Across Brazil And Take On New Life
(Listening time = 5 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) WWII 'Deserters': Stories Of Men Who Left The Front Lines
(Listening time = 37 - 46 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) When A Language Dies, What Happens To Culture?
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared
(Listening time = 41 - 51 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) David Foster Wallace: 'This is Water'
(Listening time = 23 - 28 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge - a short story by Ambrose Bierce
(Listening time = 30 - 35 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Eighty

1 ) NSA Whistleblower - Edward Snowden's Interview With Journalist Glenn Greenwald
(Listening time = 12 - 15 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) How To Survive A Mass Extinction
(Listening time = 18 - 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Commencement Speech by New York Times Best Selling Author John Green
(Listening time = 13 - 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Researchers Revive A Plant Frozen for 400 Years
(Listening time = 13 - 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Rio's Shantytowns See Rapid Gentrification
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) The Students That Keep Teachers Inspired
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) A Turkish Spring? Anti-Government Protests Spread Outside of Istanbul
(Listening time = 28 - 35 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook Executive) : 'Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders'
(Listening time = 41 - 51 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Gesturing - a short story by John Updike
(Listening time = 33 - 41 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Seventy-Nine

1 ) The Best Girlfriend You Never Had - a short story
(Listening time = 45 - 56 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Having a Dog May Mean Having Extra Microbes
(Listening time = 14 - 17 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) James Kunstler:  How Bad Architecture Wrecked Cities
(Listening time = 13 - 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Lost Time In Amsterdam
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Malcolm Gladwell:  Choice, Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) How That 'Nigerian Email Scam' Got Started
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) The Power Of Apology
(Listening time = 30 - 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) Julian Assange:  Fighting the International Crackdown on WikiLeaks
(Listening time = 41 - 51 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Seventy-Eight

1 ) Kid Politics - Part One : Trickle Down History
(Listening time = 21 - 26 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Kid Politics - Part Two : Climate Changes - People Don't
(Listening time = 14 - 17 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Kid Politics - Part Three : Minor Authorities
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) President Barack Obama's Commencement Address at Morehouse College
(Listening time = 32 - 40 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Obama Administration Claims Power to Wage Endless War Across the Globe
(Listening time = 11 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) The Promise And Limitations Of Telemedicine
(Listening time = 30 - 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Toni Morrison: Commencement Address at Rutgers University
(Listening time = 15 - 19 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) Personal Space in Different Cultures
(Listening time = 9 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) To Build a Fire - A short-story by Jack London
(Listening time = 41 - 51 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Seventy-Seven

1 ) John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!
(Listening time = 14 - 17 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) The $50 Million Diamond Robbery
(Listening time = 5 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Joshua Prager: In Search of the Man Who Broke My Neck
(Listening time = 18 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) The Myth of Multitasking
(Listening time = 18 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Is Conflict Good For Progress?
(Listening time = 18 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Margaret Heffernan: Dare to Disagree
(Listening time = 13 - 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Juan Enriquez: Your Online Life, Permanent as a Tattoo
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) Hello....Is There Anybody Out There? (The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)
(Listening time = 18 - 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) The Star - A short-story by H.G. Wells
(Listening time = 30 - 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Seventy-Six

1 ) Teen Sex Assault
(Listening time = 12 -15 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Dan Buettner:  How to live to be 100+
(Listening time = 20 - 25 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Leading the Way for Female Programmers
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Alfred Russel Wallace Helped Discover Evolution, And Then Became Extinct
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Simulating Mars: Creating Martian Habitats on the Earth
(Listening time = 18 - 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Productivity: Technology Can Hurt. . . and Help
(Listening time = 4- 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Brené Brown: Listening to Shame
(Listening time = 20- 25 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Testing Teachers
     Part One
(Listening time = 24 - 30 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
     Part Two
(Listening time = 29 - 36 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Violent Bahavior: The Biological Causes of Crime
(Listening time = 40 - 50 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

10) 'When the World Was Young' - a short story by Jack London
(Listening time = 38 - 48 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Seventy-Five

1 ) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
      Part One    
(Listening time = 26 -33 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
      Part Two    
(Listening time = 29 -37 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Malala: How A Young Girl Became A World Symbol
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Eve Ensler: Suddenly, My Body
(Listening time = 13 - 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) The Teenaged "Troublemaker" Fighting For Science
(Listening time = 13 - 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
(Listening time = 21- 26 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) 'The Way Of The Knife': Soldiers, Spies And Shadow Wars
(Listening time = 37- 47 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Keyboard College: How Technology is Revolutionizing Higher Education
      Part One    
(Listening time = 26 -33 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
      Part Two    
(Listening time = 26 -33 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Seventy-Four

1 ) The Roots of 'Right' And 'Wrong'
(Listening time = 27 -33 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful
(Listening time = 12 - 15 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) The Nonexistent Line Between Justice And Revenge
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Ellen Gustafson: Obesity + Hunger = 1 global food issue
(Listening time = 9 - 12 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Happy Faces and Angry Teens
(Listening time = 5- 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Isolation versus Loneliness
(Listening time = 37- 47 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) A Father Tells The Story Of His Son's Struggle To Stay Free of Drugs
(Listening time = 33- 42 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)


8) Danny Hillis: The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B
(Listening time = 12 - 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) The Masque of the Red Death - A short-story by Edgar Allen Poe
(Listening time = 15 - 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Seventy-Three

1 ) The Hidden Power of Smiling
(Listening time = 8 -10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Is The American Dream Slipping Away?
(Listening time = 30- 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Shifting Opinions On Same-Sex Marriage
(Listening time = 30 - 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) How to Buy Happiness
(Listening time = 11 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) A Clinical Dilemma: Recommending Pot To Patients
(Listening time = 30- 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) There's An App For Everything, And That's A Problem
(Listening time = 17- 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Al Gore Envisions 'The Future'
(Listening time = 25- 31 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) How to Green the Desert and Reverse Climate Change
(Listening time = 23 - 28 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) 'Can't Buy Me Like' in The Relationship Era
(Listening time = 30 - 37 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

10) 'The Magic Shop' - a short story by H.G. Wells
(Listening time = 27 - 33 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Seventy-Two

1 ) Error on First Base    (Advisory: Contains adult humour and sexual references)
(Listening time = 16 -20 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Erasing Death
(Listening time = 40- 51 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Brothers from Another Planet
(Listening time = 22 - 28 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Bono: The Good News on Poverty (Yes, There is Good News)
(Listening time = 14 - 17 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) What's the Secret to a Happy Family?
(Listening time = 18- 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Intergalactic Cold Call
(Listening time = 7- 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Your Brain is More Than a Bag of Chemicals
(Listening time = 15- 19 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Imagine What it Would be Like to Hear
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) How The Food Industry Manipulates You With 'Salt Sugar Fat'
(Listening time = 38 - 48 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

10) 'The Boarding House' - a short story by James Joyce
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Seventy-One

1 ) Meteor Renews Focus on Asteroid Threats
(Listening time = 18 -22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) 2 Years into Uprising, Bahrain Feels Like a "Nation Under Occupation"
(Listening time = 10- 13 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) 'Dead Sea Scrolls' Still Live In Debate And Discovery
(Listening time = 36 - 46 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Researchers Point To The End of the Dinosaurs
(Listening time = 18 - 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) The Horse Meat Scandal - Why Is Some Food Taboo?
(Listening time = 17- 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) How Much Do I Love You? Japanese Husbands Shout It Out
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Martin Luther King: "We as a Nation Must Undergo a Radical Revolution of Values"
(Listening time = 4- 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Do You Want To Keep Your Messages Private? There's An App For That
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) The Life and Death Of Prisoner X
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

10) Syrian English Teacher Becomes a War Photographer
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

11) Looking for Revenge In The 'Underworld' Of Stolen Bikes
(Listening time = 18 - 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Seventy

1 ) Killer Kitties?
(Listening time = 3 - 4 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Canine Mystery: How Dogs Became Man's Best Friend
(Listening time = 19- 24 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Chinese Cyber Attacks
(Listening time = 5 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Helen Fisher: Why We Love, Why We Cheat
(Listening time = 22 - 27 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) How The Glock Became America's Weapon Of Choice
(Listening time = 39- 49 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Tyler DeWitt: Hey Science Teachers -- Make It Fun
(Listening time = 13 - 17 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Investing In Citizenship: For The Rich, A Road To The U.S.
(Listening time = 11- 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Zahra' Langhi: Why Libya's Revolution Didn't Work -- and What Might
(Listening time = 9 - 12 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Fahad Al-Attiya: A Country With No Water
(Listening time = 8 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

10) 'Anything That Moves': Civilians And The Vietnam War
(On March 15, 1968, American soldiers slaughtered more than 500 unarmed Vietnamese civilians)    
(Listening time = 32 - 39 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Sixty-Nine

1 ) Barack Obama's Second Inaugural Address
(Listening time = 18 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Four More Years in the Spotlight for Michelle Obama
(Listening time = 18- 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) More Young People Are Moving Away From Religion, But Why?
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) On Religion, Some Young People Show Both Doubt And Respect
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) A Supreme Court Justice Deliberates: Sonia Sotomayor On Love, Health And Family
(Listening time = 8- 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Sonia Sotomayor: Don't Let A Door Stop You
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) For Those Still In Syria, A Daily Struggle
(Listening time = 6- 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Karen Thompson Walker: What Fear Can Teach Us
(Listening time = 11 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Internet Activist and Hero, Aaron Swartz, Pressured by the Government, Dies At 26
(Listening time = 7 - 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Sixty-Eight

1 ) Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story
(Listening time = 19 - 24 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Become A Successful Chinese Bureaucrat, In 5 Easy Steps
(Listening time = 4 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) 2 Million Displaced Syrians Are Living 'Rough'
(Listening time = 9 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Europe Fails
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Full Planet, Empty Plates - Tortilla protests, bread riots . . .
(Listening time = 18- 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Gever Tulley: 5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do
(Listening time = 9 - 12 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) From Puberty To Pop Culture: What It Means 'To Be A Woman'
(Listening time = 30 - 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Sixty-Seven

1 ) Julian Assange: Why the World Needs WikiLeaks
(Listening time = 19 - 24 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Erica Goldson Speaks Out Against Schooling: "Here I Stand"
(Listening time = 9 - 12 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Maz Jobrani: A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian Walk into a Qatari bar …
(Listening time = 7 - 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Phil Plait: How to Defend Earth from Asteroids
(Listening time = 15 - 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Christopher "moot" Poole: The Case for Anonymity Online
(Listening time = 12- 15 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Jonathan Haidt: The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives
(Listening time = 19 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Sixty-Six

1 ) The Legend Of Bessie Smith
(Listening time = 12 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Conductors: Are They Really Needed by Ochestras?
(Listening time = 5 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) First-Person Shooter Video Games
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Jeff Smith: Lessons in Business … from Prison
(Listening time = 5 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret to Better Work
(Listening time = 12- 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) An Advice Writer Answers Your Social Questions
(Listening time = 38 - 47 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts
(Listening time = 19 - 24 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Sixty-Five

1 ) Want to Be Happier? Stay in the Moment
(Listening time = 10 - 13 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Scared To Death... Literally
(Listening time = 12 - 15 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Bring on the learning revolution!
(Listening time = 18 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Your Brain on Video Games
(Listening time = 18 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Students Don't Learn From Lectures
(Listening time = 17- 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) On Being Just Crazy Enough
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Sixty-Four

1 ) Larry Smith: Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career
(Listening time = 15 - 19 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) In Constant Digital Contact, We Feel 'Alone Together'
(Listening time = 37 - 46 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Steven Levitt: The Freakonomics of McDonald's vs. Drugs
(Listening time = 21 - 26 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Wiping Out Polio: How The U.S. Snuffed Out A Killer
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) How The Taliban Is Thwarting The War On Polio
(Listening time = 8- 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) When Prolonging Death Seems Worse Than Death
(Listening time = 38 - 47 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Tony Robbins: Why We Do What We Do
(Listening time = 22 - 27 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Sixty-Three

1 ) The Secrets In A Cigarette
(Listening time = 30 - 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Corporal Punishment In Schools: Does It Work?
(Listening time = 30 - 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Search and Rescue Dogs Save Lives
(Listening time = 37 - 47 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) How Can Videos "Flip The Classroom"?
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) An Anti-Islam Film, Free Speech, And The 'Heckler's Veto'
(Listening time = 4- 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Does Middle East Unrest Go Beyond a Film?
(Listening time = 12 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Salman Rushdie: Something's 'Gone Wrong Inside The Muslim World'
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) How Salman Rushdie Survived A Fatwa
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) How Do Schools Suffocate Creativity?
(Listening time = 24 - 30 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

10) The Economics Of Stealing Bikes
(Listening time = 4 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Sixty-Two

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - 2012

1 ) Michelle Obama's Convention Speech
(Lis
tening time = 24 - 30 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Julián Castro's DNC Keynote Address
(Listening time = 19 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Bill Clinton’s Speech to the Democratic National Convention
(Listening time = 49 - 61 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Barack Obama's Convention Speech
(Listening time = 39 - 49 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Sixty-One

1 ) Who Needs an English Major? The Future of Liberal Arts Education - Part One
(Lis
tening time = 30 - 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Who Needs an English Major? The Future of Liberal Arts Education - Part Two
(Listening time = 22 - 28 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) 'A Contest Of Wits': A Former Forger Recalls His Art
(Listening time = 8 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Afghan Women: Still Being Beaten, Raped, and Forced into Marriage
(Listening time = 5 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Massive Cyberattack: Act 1 Of Israeli Strike On Iran?
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Michelle Obama Focuses On Work Still To Be Done
(Listening time = 7 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Sixty

1 ) Your Phone Company is Watching You
(Lis
tening time = 10 - 13 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) President Obama's Speech in Roanoke, Virginia
(Listening time = 48 - 58 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) How You Move Your Arm Says Something About Who You Are
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Eyewitness Testimony: The Major Cause of Wrongful Convictions
(Listening time = 5 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) A Reporter Looks At Where Egypt May Be Headed
(Listening time = 39 - 49 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) An American Nun Responds To Vatican Criticism
(Listening time = 39 - 49 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Fifty-Nine

1 ) Everything is Amazing and Nobody is Happy
(Lis
tening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) A Call to Men
(Listening time = 11 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) How to Combat Modern Slavery
(Listening time = 18 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) A World Without Oil
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Lessons For Europe From 'The Second World War'
(Listening time = 6 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Talking About "Private Parts" In Public Places
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Fifty-Eight

1 ) Digital Overload: Your Brain On Gadgets
(Listening time = 38 - 46 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) The Word 'Hopefully' Is Here To Stay, Hopefully

(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) The Young And The Jobless: Hopes On Hold In Spain
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) "You're Not Special"
(Listening time = 13 - 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
(Listening time = 20 - 25 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Obama’s Secret Kill List
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) "SLUT" A Bad Word? How Bad?
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) "Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet"
(Listening time = 26 - 31 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Can You Prove You Are Human? "The Turing Test"
(Listening time = 9 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Fifty-Seven

1 ) Europe, After The Vote Against Austerity
(Listening time = 7- 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Disguising Secret Messages, In A Game Of Spy Vs Spy
(Listening time = 12 - 15 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Non-White Birth Rate May Inspire Policy Changes
(Listening time = 14 - 17 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Peter Diamandis:  Our Next Giant Leap
(Listening time = 15 - 19 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Is Sugar Toxic?
(Listening time = 13 - 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Fifty-Six

1 ) Abundance - The Future is Better Than You Think
(Listening time = 16- 20 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) The 10 Things You Won't Hear When You Graduate
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Stephen Colbert's Address to the Graduates
(Listening time = 21 - 26 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Free After 25 Years in Prison: A Tale Of Murder And Injustice
(Listening time = 14 - 18 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) The Earth is Full. It's Full of Us, It's Full of Our Stuff, Full of Our Waste, Full of Our Demands
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) The 'Manhunt' To Capture Osama Bin Laden
(Listening time =40 - 50 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Sherlock Holmes - 'The Creeping Man'
     Part One

(Listening time = 26 - 30 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
     Part Two
(Listening time = 22 - 26 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) President Obama Supports Marriage Equality
(Listening time = 3- 4 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Fifty-Five

1 ) The Titanic's Heroes and Villains
(Listening time = 15- 19 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) The Titanic Started a Century of Emergency Response Technologies
(Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) "Don't Lecture Me" - Rethinking the Way College Students Learn  -  (First Part)
(Listening time = 27 - 33 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) "Don't Lecture Me" - Rethinking the Way College Students Learn  -  (Second Part)
(Listening time = 26 - 32 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) A New Approach To Education From Silicon Valley
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Back from Syria, Journalist Warns Protesters "Face Slaughter"
(Listening time =8 - 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) A Look Into The World Of Syria's First Lady
(Listening time = 5 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Inside The Hidden World Of Immigrant Smuggling
(Listening time = 30 - 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) India: A Country In The Midst Of Change
(Listening time = 7 - 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

10) "The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto"
(Listening time = 20 - 24 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

 

Fifty-Four

1 ) The Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life
(Listening time = 45- 56 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Chinese Dogs Are Rescued from The Butcher
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) 'Escape From Camp 14': Inside North Korea's Gulag
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Obama Wins: Two economists from Yahoo Labs predict the 2012 election
(Listening time = 14 - 17 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Ahmed Rashid: Pakistan Lurches From Crisis To Crisis
(Listening time =44 - 55 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Austerity Measures Prompt Spanish Workers To Strike
(Listening time = 3 - 4 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Syrian Exiles Seek To Spread Word On Internet Radio
(Listening time = 5 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) "Who Killed Che? How the CIA Got Away with Murder" - Part 1
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) "Who Killed Che? How the CIA Got Away with Murder" - Part 2
(Listening time = 15 - 19 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Fifty-Three

1 ) Merle Streep's Introduction of Hillary Clinton at the 'Women in the World Summit'
(Listening time = 14 - 17 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Hillary Clinton: March 2012: Remarks at the 'Women in the World Summit'
(Listening time =27 - 32 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Vladimir Putin - The Rise Of A 'Street Thug'
(Listening time = 39 - 49 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) The Curious Case Of Teen Tics
(Listening time = 3 - 4 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) To Solve Computer Hacking, the Government Gets a Hacker Of Its Own
(Listening time =3 - 4 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Students and Police Fight As Spain Reaches a Boiling Point
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) A War With Iran: Rhetoric Or A Reality?
(Listening time = 12 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) "Where Are the Women?": Lawmakers Walk Out on Contraception Rule Hearing After Female Witness Barred
(Listening time = 15 - 19 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Fifty-Two

1 ) Love Stories
(Listening time = 30 - 37 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Yemen: The Next Arab Nation To Oust A Dictator
(Listening time =4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Should Sugar Be Regulated Like Alcohol?
(Listening time = 18 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Female Candidate Battles Machismo In Mexico
(Listening time = 3 - 4 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) That's Disgusting !
(Listening time =19 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Signs Of A Media Crackdown Emerge In Russia
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Finding 'Life, Death And Hope' In A Mumbai Slum
(Listening time = 21 - 26 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Dogs Against Romney - "Mitt is Mean"
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Signs Of A Desperate Tibet
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Fifty-One

1 ) California's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Declared Unconstitutional
(Listening time = 30 - 38 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Future of Same-Sex Marriage May Depend On Supreme Court
(Listening time =5 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Three Members of an Afghan Family Guilty of Murder - Deaths Called 'Honor Killings'
(Listening time = 5 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Home Births Grow More Popular In U.S.
(Listening time = 31 - 39 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) A Look At Egypt, One Year After Its Revolution
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) The CIA's Drone Campaign in Pakistan
(Listening time = 12 - 15 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) A Look Back at 2011
(Listening time = 56 - 71 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

8) Defiant Syrians Speaking Out About 1982 Killings
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

9) Syrian Activist Speaks from Hiding: The Bloodshed Continues
(Listening time = 8 - 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Fifty

1) Michelle And Barack Obama: A Powerful Partnership
(Listening time = 38 - 47 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Cyberbattle: Israeli Versus Arab Hackers
(Listening time =4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Risking The Danger Of Defection In North Korea
(Listening time = 5 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Should The West Intervene In Syria?
(Listening time = 12 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) In the Movie 'Miss Bala,' Bullets And Beauty Pageants Collide
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) The Secret Document That Transformed China
(Listening time = 8 - 10 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: SHOSCOMBE OLD PLACE
     Part 1  
   (Listening time = 17 - 21 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
     Part 2     (Listening time = 18 - 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Forty-Nine

1) Dewey Bozella - After spending 26 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, Dewey Bozella made his professional boxing debut
(Listening time = 9 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Tracking Down Money Stolen By Arab Dictators
(Listening time =4 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Physics Of The Future': How We'll Live In 2100
(Listening time = 20 - 24 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) The Technology Helping Repressive Regimes Spy
(Listening time = 31 - 39 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) U.S. Navy Ship Saves Iranians From Pirates
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) A Foreign Correspondent Reflects On The Arab Spring
(Listening time = 38 - 47 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) How A Computer Scientist Tried To Save Greece
(Listening time = 4 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Forty-Eight

1) Five Little Stories of Adventure
(Listening time = 26 - 32 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) A Look Back: The Beginning Of The War In Iraq
(Listening time =11 - 14 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) What Happens To Iraq After U.S. Soldiers Leave?
(Listening time = 21 - 26 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Hillary Clinton Speaks About Internet Freedom
(Listening time = 27 - 32 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Road Rage: A Symptom Of Much More Than Bad Traffic?
(Listening time = 4 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Forty-Seven

1) How Dogs Became 'Our Best Friends'
(Listening time = 20 - 25 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) The Dolphin in the Mirror - Are Dolphins Self-Aware?
(Listening time = 12 - 15 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Addiction: When You Fear 'It's Just A Matter Of Time'
(Listening time = 30 - 36 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) 'The Perils of Indifference'
(Listening time = 21 - 23 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Forty-Six

1) Global Day of Rage: Hundreds of Thousands March Against Inequity & Big Banks, as Occupy Movement Grows
(Listening time = 20 - 25 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Will India's $35 Tablet Bridge The Digital Divide?
(Listening time = 7 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Thugs in Mexico
(Listening time = 7 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Thugs in Egypt
(Listening time = 18 - 22 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Thug on Death Row
(Listening time = 30 - 36 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Forty-Five

1) Fear, Inc.: The Islamophobia Network in America
(Listening time = 13 - 17 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Inside Occupy Wall Street: A Tour of the Activist Encampment
(Listening time = 12 - 15 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) The Greedy Battle For Iraq's 'Hearts And Minds'
(Listening time = 39 - 49 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) How Psychology Solved A WWII Shipwreck Mystery
(Listening time = 9 - 11 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Bunker Buster Bombs for Israel
(Listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Forty-Four

1) Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
(Listening time = 14 - 17 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) New Poll: "If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance?"
(Listening time = 3 - 4 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Arab Women Seek More Rights After The Revolution
(Listening time = 5 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) Argentina's Jewish Villages Keep Traditions Alive
(Listening time = 6 - 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Drone Planes: Who and What Will We Watch Next?
(Listening time = 10 - 12 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) "All Quiet on the Western Front" - Two Excerpts
(Listening time = 6 - 8 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Forty-Three
1) What Does A 'Post-American World' Look Like?
        Part 1      Part 2      Part 3      Part 4       Part 5
(Total listening time = 44 to 54 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)
Forty-Two

1) Don't Believe Facebook
(Total listening time = 6 -7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) A Divided Italy Prepares For Unification Anniversary
(Total listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Youth Protests Sweep Spain
(Total listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) "A Country of Dark Corners": Freed Journalist Dorothy Parvaz on Her Syrian Detention and the Assad Regime Crackdown
(Total listening time = 17 - 20 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Boy's Brutal Death Becomes Rallying Cry For Syrians
(Total listening time = 5 - 6 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Forty-One

1) For Prostitutes, An Alternative To The Streets
(Total listening time = 12 -15 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Relapse And Recovery: A Tale Of Two Prostitutes
(Total listening time = 8 - 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) How The Spies Found Bin Laden
(Total listening time = 4 - 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) In A Land Of Few Rights, Saudi Women Fight To Vote
(Total listening time = 7 - 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

Forty

1) 'Asians in The Library' - Racism and Reaction
   
 Part 1 - The Rant
    
Part 2 - The Response
   
 Part 3 - The Song
(Total listening time = 11to 13 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

2) Egyptian Women and The Vote
    Part 1 - Egyptian Women Lead the Education Effort
    Part 2 - Voters Pass Historic Changes To Egypt's Constitution    
(Total listening time = 10 to 12 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Western Diets Are Making The World Sick
(Total listening time = 13 to 16 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) American Muslims at The Border
(Total listening time = 7 to 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) A Warning to The World
(Total listening time = 6 to 7 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) How About An Invisibility Cloak?
(Total listening time = 7 to 9 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

7) Arab Uprisings - Delight or Disappoint Al Qaida?
(Total listening time = 4 to 5 minutes - depending on chosen listening speed)

 

 

   
 
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