Location:

Cambridge, MA

Description:

the podcast

Language:

English


Episodes
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Is Our Junk Food Addiction Killing Us?

1/30/2024
We know that food can be either medicine or toxin; so how do we recognize “junk” food and make better eating choices?

Duration:00:28:58

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Single-Minded: Can You Live A Happy Satisfied Life, Alone?

12/19/2023
Consider the state of singlehood: Lots of health research indicates that people who live alone, have higher health risks and are generally unhappier. Well, not so, according to Bella DePaulo, author of a new book, “Single At Heart”.

Duration:00:28:58

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Out Of Sight

11/14/2023
This forum accompanies two men, Mark Erelli, a musician and Andrew Leland, a writer, on their separate journeys from the world of sightedness to one of blindness.

Duration:00:26:10

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The Uncertainty Of Science

10/18/2023
In 1980, Biologist and physician, Dr.LewisThomas spoke at the Harvard College commencement in Cambridge, MA on The Uncertainty Of Science.

Duration:00:31:34

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Can Local News Fix The Crisis in Democracy?

10/4/2023
Simone Stolzoff, journalist and author of The Good Enough Job: Reclaiming Life from Work considers the changing nature of work.

Duration:00:28:59

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Living On Borrowed Time

8/29/2023
Jeff Goodell's latest book, The Heat will Kill You First looks at the impact that rising temperatures will have on our lives and on our planet. Flannigan has been studying fire and weather/climate interactions including the potential impact of climatic change and lightning-ignited forest fires for over 40 years.

Duration:00:28:59

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How Not To Kill Yourself

6/14/2023
Suicide rates are rising at an alarming rate in America and the populations most at risk are no longer white middle-aged men, they are increasingly young people and minorities. What societal ills might be fueling this tragic trend?

Duration:00:28:01

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Plastic – Our Toxic Addiction

5/30/2023
What can be done to break our toxic addiction to plastic, and to terminate its lethal global legacy?

Duration:00:28:56

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Challenging History: On The Streets Of Newtowne

5/16/2023
What was Cambridge like back when it was called Newtowne and even before that? A new history book, ostensibly for kids, aims to paint a more multi-dimensional view of the area charting its cultural influences and history starting back 10,000 years ago, when indigenous people farmed, fished and built communities there.

Duration:00:28:54

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Beauty Or The Beast: The True Cost of ChatGPT?

4/25/2023
Recent concerns about the long-term implications of artificial intelligence apps like Chat GPT have prompted journalists, academics and now entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak, to seek a halt to the training of AIs saying "AI systems with human-competitive intelligence can pose profound risks to society and humanity." What do you think?

Duration:00:28:57

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Why Do We Need The Humanities?

1/31/2023
At a time when interest and investment in the humanities is plummeting, and enrolment in STEM subjects is flourishing, we consider the human consequences of such a shift in direction.

Duration:00:28:59

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The Resurgence Of The Independent Bookstore

1/17/2023
More than 300 new independent bookstores have sprouted up across the country and as the number of stores has grown, another interesting development has accompanied this trend – the bookselling business has become much more diverse.

Duration:00:28:59

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Living A Good Enough Life

12/22/2022
This forum challenges the notion that happiness should be life’s primary pursuit – arguing we might be better served by living well within our means, acknowledging some difficult truths and concentrating on leading a meaningful life instead. Embracing the “good-enough” life might be preferable to hankering for the perfect one, and we might just stumble across happiness in the process.

Duration:00:28:11

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THE ART OF RESISTANCE: Visions And Voices Of Change

10/4/2022
Art provides a powerful expression for resistance both in word and image, and Peter Sacks uses both to great effect in his latest works. Sacks, an expatriate of South Africa is currently presenting his first solo museum exhibition at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

Duration:00:28:59

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Heart To Heart: The Exquisite Machine

8/26/2022
Cardiologist Sian Harding explores the latest scientific developments and mysteries of the heart including the latest cardiac health discoveries as well as the relationship between the emotions and heart function.

Duration:00:25:58

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Tyrants On Twitter

8/17/2022
Author David Sloss shares his careful analysis of how Chinese and Russian agents weaponize Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media platforms for the sole purpose of subverting the liberal international order, both in America and Europe.

Duration:00:24:30

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Remembering David McCullough

8/8/2022
In 2005, the late historian David McCullough, two-time winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award visited Cambridge Forum. Speaking at the First Parish in Cambridge not far from the Common used by the Continental Army as a place for drill and encampment during the Revolutionary War, McCullough underscored the tumult and uncertainty … Continue reading Remembering David McCullough →

Duration:00:28:48

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Much Ado About Mushrooms

6/8/2022
Psilocybin mushrooms may be making a comeback within the medical community who have conducted clinical trials showing remarkable success in treating patients with severe depression, anxiety and PTSD.

Duration:00:28:59

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Can Having Good Friends Prolong Your Life?

4/19/2022
beneficial, if not essential, to good health.

Duration:00:25:28

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BLACK HISTORY: ON REWIND

3/18/2022
To celebrate our newly digitized collection of eminent historical black orators, Cambridge Forum has teamed up with the Lincoln Institute to present a panel discussion featuring distinguished CF speakers Professors Randall Kennedy, Danielle Allen and Cheryl Townsend-Gilkes and Cambridge City Councilor Denise Simmons. What progress has been made in social justice and equality in America? … Continue reading BLACK HISTORY: ON REWIND →

Duration:00:28:22