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Podcast: How the L.A. Public Library made libraries cool – Los Angeles Times

Posted Aug. 27, 2021 5 AM PT

Children’s librarian Sara Rebman sorts books in the Los Angeles Central Library.
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Welcome, new listeners!

Here’s one of our favorite episodes from this year, with a brand-new segment at the end.

It’s been quite the year for the Los Angeles Public Library — and the COVID-19 pandemic is only part of the story.

Inauguration Day cast a national spotlight on Amanda Gorman, who got her start reading poetry via the L.A. Public Library’s youth program.

And teen punk group the Linda Lindas gained worldwide fame after a concert at the Cypress Park branch of one of America’s largest public library systems.


Source: Podcast: How the L.A. Public Library made libraries cool – Los Angeles Times

Stories from Among the Stars – Macmillan Podcasts | Macmillan

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Stories from Among the Stars is an anthology series that shares thrilling science fiction audio stories–but only for a limited time.

Our first season was Steal the Stars, about forbidden love, a crashed UFO, and an alien heist.

This season, we’re sharing The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu. Hear the story of the human race as it stands poised to defend Earth from an alien invasion.

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, The Three-Body Problem shows politicized factions forming as some humans prepare for war while others embrace the changes the invasion will bring. Listen or download by September 10, 2021 to hear the whole thrilling story.

Editor’s Note: Recommended to add to your podcast app.. read more about the story at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three-Body_Problem_(novel)

Source: Stories from Among the Stars – Macmillan Podcasts

Howard Rheingold: “Changes” — Stayin’ Alive In Technology

Apr 8, 2020 | Podcast

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When Howard Rheingold was on our podcast last year, he offered a holistic view of how history weaves technology, the human mind, and society together. Given all that is happening with the coronavirus and the state of daily life right now, we decided to invite Howard back onto the podcast to ask him for his perspective on this moment in history.

Seeing as Howard was the one to coin the term “virtual community” many years ago, we asked him for his thoughts on the current profusion of online learning and online communities. He shares his predictions for how our world might change for the long-term—from conferences to learning to  human cooperation—even after this virus is long gone. Enjoy hearing from this man who is a champion of hope, community, and the belief that we’re all in this together.


Source: Howard Rheingold: “Changes” — Stayin’ Alive In Technology

‘How To Be An Adult’ & ‘Real American’ Author Julie Lythcott-Haims : Fresh Air : NPR

April 19, 2021, 4:30 PM ET

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Former Stanford University undergraduate dean Julie Lythcott-Haims’ new book, ‘Your Turn: How to Be an Adult,’ is a handbook on adulthood, offering insights and strategies on education and career choices, building friendships and coping with setbacks.

Her 2017 memoir, ‘Real American,’ is the story of her coming to terms with her racial identity. Her father was a successful African American physician, her mother a white British woman. We talk about both books and her upbringing.

Source: ‘How To Be An Adult’ & ‘Real American’ Author Julie Lythcott-Haims : Fresh Air : NPR

Made of honor | Hidden Brain Podcast | Hidden Brain

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Stories help us make sense of the world, and can even help us to heal from trauma. They also shape our cultural narratives, for better and for worse.

This week on Hidden Brain, we conclude our three-part series on storytelling with a look at the phenomenon of “honor culture,” and how it dictates the way we think and behave.

Editor’s Note: I recommend this podcast, and this episode noted. About social and personal psychology. There are additional readings on the link page.

Source: Made-of-Honor| Hidden Brain Podcast | Hidden Brain Media

Lady Bird Johnson In Plain Sight Podcast – Trailer, How to Listen

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The new ABC series, featuring rare audio of the former First Lady, is hosted by historian Julia Sweig.

By Adam Rathe, Feb 23, 2021

First Ladies have been a source of fascination since the days of George and Martha Washington.

But for every Jackie Kennedy, whose life was chronicled breathlessly—often by T&C—there are others whose contributions have gone without that kind of recognition.

Lady Bird Johnson has been one of them—until now.On March 1, the ABC News podcast In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson will premiere (available on all major podcast platforms), telling the story of Johnson’s life and influence on American politics in large part through audio diaries that have previously been rarely heard.

Source: Lady Bird Johnson In Plain Sight Podcast – Trailer, How to Listen