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The Leonard Lopate Show

Antifragile

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains how to thrive in an uncertain world. In his new book, Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder, Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The book spans innovation by trial and error, life decisions, politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine.

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Listen to Lucy

London’s Olympics are a workers’ curse

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

London’s Olympics are a workers’ curse

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On Being

John Polkinghorne — Quarks and Creation [remix]

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Science and religion are often pitted against one another; but how do they complement, rather than contradict, one another? We learn how one man applies the deepest insights of modern physics to think about how the world fundamentally works, and how the u

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On Being

[Unedited] John Polkinghorne with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Science and religion are often pitted against one another; but how do they complement, rather than contradict, one another? We learn how one man applies the deepest insights of modern physics to think about how the world fundamentally works, and how the u

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New Sounds

May 2010 New Releases

Friday, May 28, 2010

It's that time again for the monthly program of new releases. John Schaefer picks through the bucketloads of CDs that have flooded his inbox to find new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's program.

Studio 360

Quiet Beauty on the Nile

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cairo is dirty, loud, and almost unbearably noisy.  When I was there over the winter holidays, I had to work not to become overwhelmed by it all.  When I needed a respite from the din, I spent the afternoon at the legendary Egyptian Museum.

Still, there was a ...

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