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Remembrance

12/2/2018
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What is Remembrance for? How long should it be observed? Image: Philip Stevens via Wikipedia

Duration:00:23:30

Polarisation

11/23/2018
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Are we more polarised than ever before? Things mentioned in this episode: - Recent Pew Research on polarisation: http://www.pewresearch.org/topics/political-polarization/2018/ - Jonathan Wheatley on voter clustering: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/the-polarisation-of-party-supporters-since-2015/ - Poole and Rosenthal’s original paper proposing metrics for polarisation in the US legislature:...

Duration:00:35:08

Cyclists

11/18/2018
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Would you wear cycling shorts to the office? Image: fourway333 via flickr

Duration:00:20:35

Tinder lies

11/9/2018
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Lies damn lies and profiles! You're going to exaggerate, that's a given. So what's the best strategy? Image: Carlo Chiostri via Wikimedia commons

Duration:00:27:41

Film Remakes

11/3/2018
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Why do we have so many remakes? Why are some movies remade and others are not? Why are some so bad? https://stephenfollows.com/ Image: Everett Collection

Duration:00:26:07

Future History

10/26/2018
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Why did it take 100 years to find the #49? In a world where everything is digitized, will we ever lose anything? If things don't have a digital record, will they may as well not exist? Inverted Jenny: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverted_Jenny Data created per day: https://blog.microfocus.com/how-much-data-is-created-on-the-internet-each-day/ How does the Wayback Machine work?:...

Duration:00:22:40

Humorless Professionalism

10/19/2018
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Can you be both interesting while being professional? Will humor always offend someone? Signalling theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signalling_(economics) Countersignalling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countersignaling Image: Chris McAndrew via Wikipedia

Duration:00:25:40

Innovation in big firms

10/12/2018
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Can big firms be innovative? Peter, Nick and Fraser are joined by a special guest Roland Hardwood. Image: Carsten Ullrich via Wikipedia

Duration:00:35:44

Heroes

10/5/2018
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What makes a hero? Image: United States Congress

Duration:00:26:07

Elon Musk

9/29/2018
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What is up with Elon Musk? Is he OK? How bad for a business is it if the CEO goes off the rails? Image: JD Lasica via Flickr See http://blog.alephinsights.com/ for shownotes more episodes and other interesting things.

Duration:00:22:07

Fun

9/22/2018
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What is fun? Is organised fun actually fun? Can fun be manufactured? Image: Heather Cowper via Flickr

Duration:00:22:57

Media Balance

9/14/2018
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What is balance in media? Why is it important? How do we find it? Should we give air time to climate change deniers? Image: Gridge via Wikipedia

Duration:00:26:13

Digital Dementia

9/7/2018
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Do you suffer from digital alzheimer's? Are young folk wired differently? Does instant communications on many platforms impact productivity? Image: The People Speak! via Flickr

Duration:00:27:56

Gentlemen's Disagreements

8/31/2018
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What are 'Gentlemen's agreements'? How binding are they? What happens if they are broken? Why do the hold sometimes, but not others? Image: MachoCarionca via Wikipedia

Duration:00:26:50

Flat Earthism

8/24/2018
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Flat Earthism, what is that all about? Why do people with strange beliefs bother us so much? Do they really mean it or are they joking? Image: Orlando Ferguson via Wikipedia

Duration:00:31:46

Cults

8/17/2018
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What makes a cult? What makes a cult different from a religion? Are they damaging or dangerous? Image: Scientology Media via Wikipedia

Duration:00:24:04

Nostalgia

8/10/2018
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Are the British stuck in the past? Why do we keep going on about old victories and defeats? Do we look back more than other nations? Image: National Media Museum via WIkipedia

Duration:00:25:23

Political Capital

8/3/2018
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What is political capital? Can you touch it, measure it? How does it work? Image: Number 10 via Wikipedia

Duration:00:25:55

Dated Films

8/1/2018
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Why do some films age better than others? Image: https://www.starwars.com/news/the-5-most-grueling-star-wars-visual-effects

Duration:00:24:51

Schedule vs Schedule

7/20/2018
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Which type of english is best? Why do we prefer the sound of some language over others?

Duration:00:23:30