Friday, 19 July 2019

Podcast: Is it Still the Nineties?

Is it meaningful to assign personalities to the decades? 

Things mentioned in this podcast:
- The thirty-year nostalgia cycle   
- When did the sixties really begin
- Did the nineties ever end? 
- Life satisfaction over time   



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Friday, 12 July 2019

Podcast: Happy Endings

Was the ending contrived? Were you satisfied by the way it ended? What makes a good ending?

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Monday, 8 July 2019

Podcast: Scaling Up to Oblivion

Why did Jamie's Italian fail? What goes wrong when businesses try to scale.

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Friday, 28 June 2019

Podcast: Chernobyl

How can we avoid the end of the world through nuclear and other cataclysmic accidents? Could Chernobyl happen again? How can we design our systems and train our people to prevent accidents? We discuss with our guest Tom Plant. 

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Friday, 21 June 2019

Podcast: The Death of Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat dies aged seven: 'Some days are grumpier than others'. A loss the meme world. Memes, what are they? Do they have some property that makes them reproduce more effectively than other ideas.

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Friday, 14 June 2019

Podcast: The Perfect Chalk

Chalk has been used by humans as a communication tool for thousands of years. Are some technologies too good to be replaced?

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Monday, 10 June 2019

Podcast: Influential v Popular

Does listening to The Grateful Dead make you yearn to meet your maker, or do you acknowledge the seminality of their music? Is the term ‘influential’ overused nowadays?  

Image: Warner Bros. Records via Wikimedia

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