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JBL1923 / Pass the Vegemite

6/4/2019
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Australia is known for its role as a British penal colony, but that’s only part of the story of the continent of Terra Australis.

Duration:00:58:04

JBL1916 / Black Holes

4/17/2019
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First posited by French Mathematician Pierre-Simon LaPlace, a black hole is a celestial body from which there is no escape. Black holes are objects of zero size and infinite density; will they devour the universe or simply remain as the inspiration for campy sci-fi flicks?

Duration:00:53:09

JBL1915 / Who Wants to be a Lawyer?

4/9/2019
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Barrister, attorney, solicitor, lawyer. Regardless of the names you call them, lawyers have been an indelible component of human society since the kings of Babylon ruled central Mesopotamia 4,000 years ago. From the Hammurabi Code to the U.S. Tax Code, lawyers have contributed their own unique gifts to society to ensure the successful establishment, interpretation, and enforcement of the laws that enable our great, and not-so-great societies.

Duration:00:52:52

JBL1914 / Doc Brown University

3/31/2019
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Time travel is tricky business and although it can and does happen, the phenomenon of time travel hasn’t created the fraternal bonds between teenagers and elderly scientists that Hollywood once envisioned. Join us in 1905 with nascent physicist Albert Einstein and learn the ins and outs of the time-space continuum that doesn’t like rules or identical twins.

Duration:00:53:14

JBL1913 / Doing Unto Others

3/26/2019
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Americans give more than $400 Billion to charity annually, and that does not include volunteer time. Where does your charitable giving go and whom does it benefit? Join the Jacobin Brothers as we tip our hats to those “doing unto others”.

Duration:00:53:11

JLB1911 / Nanissáanah

3/19/2019
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Nanissáanah (Ghost Dance) was a ceremony practiced by Indigenous Tribes with the goal of liberating the Nations from American oppression. The U.S. Army's fear of the Ghost Dance led directly to the greatest massacre of unarmed people on North American soil. Visit a period of broken treaties and government over-reach (not 2017) in this study of Nanissáanah.

Duration:00:56:01

JBL1910 / Sláinte & Snakes

3/12/2019
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St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland, invented four-leaf clovers and the Irish drinking song — or did he? Separate fantasy from fiction and learn a couple of spoilers in this discussion of the global phenomenon of St. Patrick's Day.

Duration:00:55:34

JBL1909 / Intelligentum Artificium

3/5/2019
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Artificial Intelligence is being touted as the best thing since sliced bread, but evidence and prognosticators suggest it might be the worst thing since burnt toast. Walk with us down the road of Symbolic AI and Neural Networks to meet the autonomous order-taking robot at the local fast-food restaurant.

Duration:01:00:27

JBL1908 / Godzilla vs. Megadata

2/26/2019
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There is a hidden predator that stalks every move you make. From predictive analytics to digital surrogates, your behaviors are captured and your personality profiled. Can Godzilla save the people from Megadata?

Duration:00:54:24

JBL1907 / All the Presidents' Holidays

2/19/2019
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Does William Henry Harrison (who?) really deserve a holiday? What about Richard Millhouse Nixon? Why do presidents get participation trophies? Discover the ignoble origin of President's Day.

Duration:00:55:07

JBL1906 / Spraying the Cheese

2/12/2019
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Cheese predates history, written language, and anesthetized appendectomies. Learn the dirty little secret cheese has been hiding for 10,000 years on "Spraying the Cheese".

Duration:00:53:09

JBL1905 / Alzheimer's

2/5/2019
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Alzheimer's Disease affects forty-four million people globally and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Jacobin Brothers™ discuss the neurodegenerative disease and promising – and not so promising – treatments.

Duration:00:59:54

JBL1904 / Mouvement Des Gilets Jaunes

1/29/2019
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France's Mouvement des Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest Movement) has been described as left wing, right wing, ultra right, all three, and none of the above. Let's get to bottom of it.

Duration:00:53:38

JBL1903 / New Media Meltdown

1/22/2019
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The New New Media are collapsing under their own weight. What happened?

Duration:00:49:33

JBL1902 / Yesterday's Persons

1/15/2019
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Self-indulgent Persons of the Year (not us)

Duration:00:49:01

JBL1901 / New Year Revolutions

1/8/2019
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The tradition of making (and breaking) New Year Resolutions, and Stock Market fluctuations

Duration:00:39:30

JBL1872 / Year in Review

12/11/2018
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Re-rehash of the year's stories; including dictators with nukes, digital currency, aliens, legalized marijuana, and wars and rumors of wars

Duration:00:42:02

JBL1871 / Person of the Year 2018

12/4/2018
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Stacy Abrams and Amazon square off for Person of the Year 2018.

Duration:00:44:59

JBL1870 / POTY 2018 Eliminations

11/30/2018
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Elimination rounds for the Person of the Year 2018.

Duration:00:44:42

JBL1869 / And the Nominees Are …

11/27/2018
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POTY 2018 Series: Nominations. Six people are nominated for Person of the Year 2018.

Duration:00:44:59