Making Sense with Sam Harris
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Masha Gessen about Vladimir Putin, the problem of gauging public opinion in Russia, Trump's fondness for dictators, the challenges of immigration, comparisons between Christian and Muslim intolerance, "fake news" and the health of journalism, the #MeToo movement, and other topics.
Food & Wine
Learn about Qvevri. Wooden barrels are so 2014. What is old is new again as Castle Hill Cider has brought to the states an ancient fermenting vessel that was used for over 7000 years. Qvevri or Kvevri as it is called on this Virginia estate is best known to winemakers in the Georgia Republic. Where is the Georgia Republic? It is in Europe and lies to the south of Russia and to the north of Turkey.The Georgia Republic has a sprawling cave monastery from the 12th century called Vardzia and a wine growing region of Kakheti. Find out more about Georgia's Qvevri traditional winemaking.
Masha Gessen; The New Yorker Radio Hour
Vladimir Putin has long used the L.G.B.T.Q. community as a political scapegoat. Masha Gessen talks with an activist targeted by the Russian President’s regime.
A collection of unhurried conversations with world-class thinkers, founders, and scientists.
Art & Culture
At the Fringe
Includes a long conversation with Keti Dolidze, who as artistic director of the Tumanishvili Film Actors Company of Tbilisi and creator of Georgia International Festival of Arts is one of the country's most prominent figures in theatre (00:20:08). Dolidze has been coming to the Fringe since 1988 and this year brings with her an adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, playing at Assembly Roxy.
Tom Keene, Jon Ferro, and Paul Sweeney have the economy and the markets "under surveillance" as they cover the latest in finance, economics and investment, and talk with the leading voices shaping the conversation around world markets.
The official podcast of the miniseries Chernobyl, from HBO and Sky. Join host Peter Sagal (NPR’s “Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!”) and series creator, writer and executive producer Craig Mazin after each episode as they discuss the true stories that shaped the scenes, themes and characters.
In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.
Art & Culture
The Stack Magazines
“Making a magazine is the best way to get to know a country." Froh! is a magazine and media NGO based in Cologne, and they've built a reputation for telling fascinating, unexpected stories from places like Armenia, Moldova and Lithuania. Their latest project is a book called Tbilisi – Archive of Transition, based on three years spent working with locals and archives in Georgia's capital. In this episode, three of the team explain why they're drawn to these places, and why the rest of Europe could learn from them.
Ben Thompson / James Allworth
A podcast about tech and society, hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth
News features and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News in Focus is produced by Fiona Symon.
For every episode I read a biography of an entrepreneur and pull out ideas you can use in your work. David takes an unpretentious approach to sharing lessons from the lives of larger-than-life entrepreneurs.