Every month we post a thematic Listening List with 1-5 hours of podcast episodes for our PBC meetings and online discussions. We send these out by email, so be sure to subscribe. You can always find the selections here.
This listening list takes a look at happiness from what we can do as individuals to what governments can do, with a critical look at the industry that has popped up around the concept of happiness.
Nuclear power is a contentious issue. Is it safe? Is it clean? And what about the waste? New Zealand has been nuclear free for over 30 years, but other countries run the gamut from investing in new nuclear power stations to implementing the process of decommissioning their plants. In 2019, HBO revisited the Chernobyl disaster […]
This PBC Supplemental Listening List covers what we know about Coronavirus, why governments respond the ways that they do, and what life is like for people who’ve been trapped by it.
Propaganda and misinformation, aka fake news, are not new. However, social networking has eased the deployment of these weapons to the political and cultural war front. How can we fight fake news in a post-truth world? Listen to this playlist to find out.
Homelessness and houselessness rates are reaching historic highs worldwide. Every city or region takes its own approach to solving homelessness, each attempt as unique as the local population. This month, we highlight some of the struggles and solutions communities are using to tackle these humanitarian crises.
In this podcast listening list, we will explore free will through various lenses, including science, philosophy, religion, and stories. You are free to choose what to believe. Maybe.
In the last 5-10 years the word “disruption” has achieved a prime level of buzz-wordiness. It’s hard to remember a time when “disruption” was not used on the daily to describe a new tech company destined to become the Uber of this or the Netflix of that. Nevertheless, “disruption” or “disruptive innovation,” which was coined by Clayton Christensen in 1995, is arguably “the most influential business idea of the early 1st century.” Let’s unpack disruption a bit and listen to episodes that feature disruption in both the business and the personal domains.
Every so often we get a little crazy at PBC and do a deep dive into one podcast, rather than covering a thematic listening list. This is one of those times! You all weighed in on this decision – we posted a poll with three options on the PBC Facebook Group and you voted to do a deep dive into the Radiolab “G” series. The “G” series explores the concept of intelligence over the course of 6 episodes.