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Man Without a Country (3 of 3)

Friday, August 08, 2014

What happens when you curse your own country? In this version of the classic Americana tale your host is sentenced to live out the rest of his days in a hot air balloon.  Our story concludes(?) when your host attempts to turn bread into wine.
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Man Without a Country (2 of 3)

Friday, August 08, 2014

What happens when you curse your own country? In this version of the classic Americana tale your host is sentenced to live out the rest of his days in a hot air balloon.  In part two of the story your host has his first human interaction in ten years.
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Man Without a Country (1 of 3)

Friday, August 08, 2014

What happens when you curse your own country? In this version of the classic Americana tale your host is sentenced to live out the rest of his days in a hot air balloon.  In part one we hear the story of what happened when he fought the "three strikes...
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Recent, Relevant, Random

Friday, July 25, 2014

We don't have metrics to measure what happens when we read something that changes our life. So this episode is an attempt to deal with that.  We begin with writer Rob Walker who tells us about his "New Old Thing,
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Guided By Voices

Monday, June 30, 2014

Pythagoras, Kant and Kepler all tried to record the harmonies of the universe, your host goes for the voice in his head.
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Stages on Life’s Way

Friday, June 13, 2014

Your host visits Copenhagen for a Kierkegaard pilgramage, A photographer tells us about the modern Bachelorette party and a retired hospice nurse shares his thoughts about life’s final stage.
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A Better Tomorrow

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The legacy of Walter Benjamin for Radiotopia's long shadow series.
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The Bootlickers

Friday, April 25, 2014

This week we see what we can get with a little bootlicking.
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1984 (the year not the book)

Friday, April 04, 2014

In 1984 your host was twelve years old and like George Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith, he kept a diary for the citizens of the future. Find out what totalitarianism really sounds like.
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Prêt-à-Portable

Monday, March 24, 2014

This week we try on the idea of the wearable. Hear from Haight Crime victim Sarah Slocum, Digital Prophet Shingy and Hack Day mania!
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When You’re Lonely, Life is Very Long

Monday, March 03, 2014

After moving to New York alone, writer Olivia Laing discovered the truth about loneliness. She says it is a gift.  Eric Klinenberg explains why more and more people are choosing to live alone and why cities like New York must invest in housing stock ...
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F is for Fake

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

To Bot or Not? That's the big question for Data Scientist Gilad Lotan. His research suggests we may be damaging our online reputations if we choose not to play the fake follower game. Jason Q Ng, author of the book Blocked on Weibo,
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Artifacts (2 of 2)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Truth about Ephemeral images and what comes After Photography + preserving the transition from Analog to Digital.
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Artifacts (1 of 2)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The end of Analog, the challenges of Digital Conservation and the truth about Edward Snowden and Snapchat
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Not Soon Enough

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This week your host tries to break through to the other side using the art of John Singer Sargent as a... jumping off point. Also we get an update from our corespondent Peter Choyce. When we last heard from Peter (in "admissions of defeat") he was head...
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Transformers

Monday, November 25, 2013

When Private Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison she announced her desire to transition from male to female. Yvette Gonzales tells us a first person story about what its like to be transgender in Prison. Gender theorist B.
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Waiting In Line

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

About a year ago I travelled across America. I visited Airports, Amusement parks, Highways and Community Colleges in order to understand how the priority queue is changing the American experience of waiting in line.
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Out Of The Office

Monday, October 14, 2013

Is there life outside of the office? This week we learn about Office Art and Remote Work. Plus a new TOE correspondent.
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Admissions Of Defeat

Thursday, October 03, 2013

We check in with a few of our TOE regulars Peter and Chris and your host goes to @psychic for a look into the Crystal Phablet
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Hacked

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Gabriella Coleman tells us about her time among the Hackers, "Chris" makes his TOE debut with the truth about the alleged Chinese hacking of the NYT, and your host ponders hiring a hacker to break into George RR Martin's computer.
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