Resources and recommended listening

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by henrik » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:52 am

If you're interested in the emergency management / disaster response world. I've listened to 5 episodes from these guys, each one has taught me something I didn't know. I also enjoy the kitchen-made non-polished format.

http://www.hazardspodcast.com/
The Dukes are Mitch Stripling and Andrew McMahan
They host an irreverent (but useful) podcast about disaster response, emergency management, mobilization culture, community resilience and life in emergency operations. Also, drones. research. Movie reviews. Jokes.

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Post by brighteye » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:18 am

We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast, by Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen: http://www.theinvestorspodcast.com, and http://buffettsbooks.com

These two are big fans of Warren Buffet, so their general approach is value investing. They do a mix of interviews, book reviews (with a written executive summary) and discussions of the market. I'd say it is more geared towards investing beginners, which I am, and I must say I really enjoy listening to (most) of their episodes.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by jacob » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:25 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or4eVXSMzH4

Edward Bernays Propaganda deconstructed (full 10 hour series)

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by Dragline » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:14 pm

+1 Although I was disappointed that he did not provide a link to the book itself: http://www.whale.to/b/bernays.pdf

Just read the first chapter and you'll be hooked:

"As civilization has become more complex, and as
the need for invisible government has been increasingly
demonstrated, the technical means have been
invented and developed by which opinion may be
regimented."

And that was in 1928

This should be listened to in tandem with reading "Thinking, Fast and Slow"

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by cmonkey » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:41 am

Not just the first chapter, how about the first paragraph.
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the
organized habits and opinions of the masses is an
important element in democratic society. Those who
manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute
an invisible government which is the true ruling
power of our country.
@jacob, I'm not sure I have the stamina for a 10 hour podcast. I'm surprised you did?

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by enigmaT120 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:21 pm

Unless he found the text for it, which would probably make it a one hour read. I wish there were more transcripts of stuff.

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Post by frihet » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:07 am

Hedge fond manager Erik Townsend new podcast macrovoices.com
Is super promising. Listened yesterday about the oil price a lot was clarified? Seems we might be heading for à last shake out because of full inventory in Cushing Oklahoma.

Slide for the ones that prefer the written word.

http://www.macrovoices.com/publications ... ities/file

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by jennypenny » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:42 am

jacob wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or4eVXSMzH4

Edward Bernays Propaganda deconstructed (full 10 hour series)
Thanks for that. Is Century of the Self worth the time (4 hours)?


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Post by GandK » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:04 pm

Just listened to the 2/27 episode of "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" podcast. This episode was like listening to a digest of most of our recent threads. And it was awesome. (90 minutes.)

Topics covered included:

Presidential candidates (very brief)
Air and water pollution
Gender bias
The media misrepresenting scientific studies
Free speech vs social justice

There were also various scientific tidbits thrown in. If they'd covered tiny houses, the microbiome, and why anyone would bother wearing pants, I would have written and asked the hosts which one of them has a handle here. :shock: :D

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by jennypenny » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:43 pm

James Altucher podcast with Charles Duhigg about productivity.

Has anyone read Duhigg's books The Power of Habit or his new one Smarter Faster Better?

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Post by theanimal » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:19 pm

JP- I read the Power of Habit a couple years ago. Some interesting info. I don't remember anything too revelatory. Let me know if you're interested in anything specific.

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Post by jennypenny » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:16 pm

Sorry, another Altucher podcast. He discusses the reaction to his decision to go full-on minimalist, including giving up his apartment. Some of it was positive but some of it was really negative. A lot of the blowback sounded very similar to the frequent objections to ERE listed on the wiki.

I liked the way he described having too many goals as mental clutter. I also liked the way he referred to his current arrangement as an experiment. When his producer asked when he would consider it permanent, he said never. It seems to me that it would be easier to adapt and makes changes to your life if every arrangement or possession wasn't considered 'permanent'. The whole show was good.


@theanimal--Duhigg was on the Art of Manliness podcast discussing his book. That's the third podcast I've heard him on. Don't feel like I need to read the book now. ;)

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Post by Ego » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:31 pm

I like him because he really does think outside of the box and then takes actions. This minimalist thing is somewhat tempered by the fact that he just split with his wife. When you reread the minimalist post knowing that.... as he talks about getting rid of the "useless garbage" and "letting the junk go"... it takes on a slightly different tone.

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Post by Dragline » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:25 pm

For whatever reason, I don't like Altucher at all. I think he copies things he thinks are popular or edgy and then acts like he thought of them by himself. He puts out crap he thinks will stir up "controversy". He seems phony to me.

He has to be one of the worst interviewers I have ever had to listen to, although he does have good guests sometimes. He's very vain and I am not surprised about the divorce, but I do feel sorry for him and his family.

When I heard about his tack towards minimalism. I felt like his last attempt at originality just died. I wonder how long it will last.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by Dragline » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:30 pm

jennypenny wrote:
@theanimal--Duhigg was on the Art of Manliness podcast discussing his book. That's the third podcast I've heard him on. Don't feel like I need to read the book now. ;)
Yeah, Duhigg and Ericson are really "making the rounds" these days. It's funny how the book promo circuit has morphed from talk shows to podcasts.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by BRUTE » Sun May 01, 2016 3:16 pm

Dragline wrote:For whatever reason, I don't like Altucher at all.
brute must agree. he just listened to that minimalism podcast, and there was maybe 3-5 interesting sentences in all of it.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by cmonkey » Thu May 05, 2016 10:16 am

If you have the stamina for it, here is a 3 hour interview with John Michael Greer. It is quite a lot more extensive than all his other previous interviews. His world view is the one that I click with the most and, apart from just wanting more free time, that world view is my primary motive for ERE.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by jennypenny » Thu May 05, 2016 10:21 am

@cmonkey--I liked that one even though it was long. JMG was also patient with the interviewer, who didn't seem to know a whole lot about him.

The interview got my DH to (finally) read The Ecotechnic Future.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by cmonkey » Thu May 05, 2016 10:26 am

I haven't read any of his books, but I like the thought of reading Star's Reach. When I have more time later this year I'll probably get it from the library.

Are his other books worth reading if you have listened to all his podcasts? I feel I'm past the point of getting much more from the podcasts.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by jennypenny » Thu May 05, 2016 10:31 am

I think The Ecotechnic Future is a good complement to ERE. The longer format also allows JMG to expand quite a bit on his thoughts.

jacob wrote a post about it http://earlyretirementextreme.com/the-e ... treme.html

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by theanimal » Thu May 05, 2016 12:59 pm

I've read The Long Descent. If you've read James Howard Kunstler's stuff, JMG's blog, Overshoot or anything else it probably wouldn't be worth it. There isn't anything new. Just expanded thoughts as Jenny said.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by jennypenny » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:52 am

Matty wrote:I particularly enjoyed the Tim Ferriss 3 part interview with Kevin Kelly which I listened to yesterday.

Kevin's an interesting guy. He talks about a lot of cool stuff including frugality, tiny houses, and living like he was going to die in 6 months!

http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/08/29/kevin-kelly/
Kelly was on Ferriss's show again yesterday. There's an interesting discussion in the second half hour about living simply vs. complexly (word?). I always enjoy listening to Kelly. http://fourhourworkweek.com/2016/06/05/ ... nevitable/

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Post by tylerrr » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:29 am

Recently, I've been listening to "Make it Stick" which is a book regarding research on more effective ways to learn a subject or motor skill. It makes the argument that most of us are using very inefficient practices to learn and retain knowledge. It advocates for lots of self quizzing and recall to plant information into our long-term memory much more effectively than just re-reading material.

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