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Understanding China – June 2019 Playlist

Understanding China – June 2019 Playlist

6,000 years of history, 1.5 billion people, 56 ethnic groups, where football was invented, and not where the fortune cookie was invented! How much do you know about China? This month, let’s take a glimpse into the history, economy, and culture of China.


Food Trends: May 2019 Podcast Listening List

Food Trends: May 2019 Podcast Listening List

While food is fundamental to humanity, each person’s experience with food is different. The media covers food from a variety of angles, including cultural, health and wellness, environmental, and political. From fad diets to the latest ‘it’ food, food trends shift quickly. So, let’s take this month to highlight some of the latest food trends and talk about how we, as individuals, experience food.



Language: March 2019 Podcast Playlist

Language: March 2019 Podcast Playlist

There are somewhere around 7,000 languages in the world, but only 23 languages account for more than half of the world’s population and nearly 2/3 of all languages are from Asia and Africa. Languages can be born, invented, change, and die. They can also unite or divide. There is some controversy about whether languages can change the way we think, but there is no doubt that language and identity are inextricably linked. This podcast listening list explores language from a variety of angles.


Citizen Science: February 2019 Podcast Playlist

Citizen Science: February 2019 Podcast Playlist

As we see the effects of global warming affecting our forests, our oceans and our air we also see a growing disconnect between science and society. In a Post-Truth world, citizen science projects seek to engage citizens in the scientific process by making science more accessible and show its merits. The purpose of this playlist […]


Community Responses to Disability: January 2019 Podcast Playlist

Community Responses to Disability: January 2019 Podcast Playlist

It is estimated that one billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability. Over the years, there has been some progress in recognizing the importance of accessibility and inclusion. But our governments and workplaces and communities still have much work to do to embrace and empower people with disabilities. This month’s episodes look at different types of community responses to disability (some more helpful than others) in hopes that we learn more about what we can do to increase inclusivity for all.


Last Seen binge listen: podcast playlist

Last Seen binge listen: podcast playlist

This month we’re doing things a bit differently than we usually do. Typically, one of our global members will choose a theme and curate a podcast playlist around that theme, usually a sampling of a few different podcasts. But, that means it’s difficult for us to do anything that is more serialized in nature, which […]


Artificial Intelligence: Podcast Playlist

Artificial Intelligence: Podcast Playlist

Self-driving cars, autonomous weapons, or human-like robots are products of the distant or not so distant future. However, artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming our daily lives through programs such as Siri, Google search algorithms, and Twitterbots. Because of its vast scope and potential for both good and harm, AI raises numerous ethical and safety […]

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