The show is about marketing, but is full of interesting stories and anecdotes even if that topic does not interest you.
I just listened to a recent episode ("Speedbumps") and host Terry O'Reilly had a good explanation of Van Halen's infamous "no brown M&Ms contract rider." Go and listen.
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Philosophy Bites is old, but new to me. 10-20 minute interviews with philosophers on a wide variety of subjects. Worth a listen.
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I have recommended Radiolab before, but their latest [when I drafted this weeks ago] is particularly good. It is about sense of direction and being lost. Well, loosely about that. The story at the end is moving, and I am rarely moved by stories in the loved-one-gets-sick-will-they-recover? genre.
Oceanographers and others like to point out that we know more about the Moon than we do about the oceans which are so close by. I would add that we know even less about what is inside our own skulls.
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The most recent [actually this time] History of Rome has some interesting economics, as it deals with Diocletian's economic reforms during the Tetrarchy.
Run away inflation and an obsession with the neatness and order of top-down command-and-control systems made him do all sorts of silly and destructive things. Unable to trust the money supply, he invented a new unit of universal exchange for tax assessing and collecting purposes so that the worth of any quantity of one good could be converted into some quantity of any other. But in order for this static system to remain approximately workable he needed to freeze production of everything at then-current levels in every region, so there were orders remarkable similar to Directive 10-289. No one was allowed to move or to change professions, even inter-generationally, ushering in the era of serfdom. Throw on top of that the Edict on Maximum Prices, which imposed death penalties for exceeding the price caps, and assorted other dirigiste tomfoolery and you got yourself a lovely mess worthy that Hugo Chavez or Robert Mugabe can only dream of rivaling.