The Drowning Machine

I’ve always been fascinated by water and the raw power that nature subtly dissolves in it. Having recently procured a Kayak and with plans to use it to the most this summer, this brilliant short from the Dirtbag Diaries couldn’t be more timely! Podcast: The Dirtbag Diaries: The Shorts–The Drowning Machine “I was disoriented beneath…

The Elwha River

A few weeks back I heard Outside/In’s Powerline podcast – A four part series on Hydro-Quebec and the Northern Pass. For the longest time I’ve only heard all good about Hydro electricity. This series helped dissect the effects of such projects through various angles and brought up some pretty interesting facts. One of those must-listen-to…

The commerce clause

Commerce clause, the 14th amendment and quite some over-reach… Podcast: More Perfect – One Nation, Under Money An unassuming string of 16 words tucked into the Constitution grants Congress extensive power to make laws that impact the entire nation. The Commerce Clause has allowed Congress to intervene in all kinds of situations — from penalizing…

Human Error in volatile situations

During times when we’re so focused on building walls and closing ourselves out, It doesn’t take much to bring all hell down. Even Unknowingly! Oh, Humans! Adding Eric Schlosser’s Command and Control to my reading list. Podcast: Human Error in Volatile Situations In 1980, deep in a nuclear missile silo in Arkansas, a simple human error…

Over the Line

Racing 750miles from Washington to Alaska … on a paddle board! Podcast: Over the Line “It’s like the Iditarod with a chance of drowning,” says Jake Beatty, one of the organizers of the Race to Alaska. The course traces 750-miles of Alaska’s Inside Passage through complicated currents, busy shipping channels and bear-ridden coastlines. Srikanth Perinkulam

Check Yourself

Absolutely loved this episode from the hidden brain. I’ve detested checklists for a while now knowing very well how important they are. This podcast totally drove home the point on not only why they’re important but also how it’s effective use is essential for productive and bug free task execution. Podcast: Check Yourself The simple…

Where the Sun Don’t Shine

If there’s one thing you were to listen to today, let it be this! August 25, 2012. Apparently that’s when they estimate the voyager crossed the final frontier and entered interstellar space. Cruising at about 35,000 miles/hour it’s the ONLY man made object to enter these realms…All this with technology that’s 45 years old! Podcast:…

Rethinking School

So what? Now what? Podcast: Rethinking School For most of modern history, humans have placed smaller humans in institutions called schools. But what parts of this model still work? And what must change? Srikanth Perinkulam

Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

It’s reality when we agree on our Hallucinations! Ha! Podcast: Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. Srikanth Perinkulam

Podcast: Breaking News

We’re building tools that will push us not to trust ANYTHING we see at levels much worse than where we already stand. Visual media will possibly get heavily diluted(polluted) and then possibly written media will gain more prevelance? Bookmark: Breaking News Today, two new technological tricks that together could invade our most deeply held beliefs…

Science of Survival Ep. 19: A Very Scary Fish Story

The search for the Alabama sturgeon. Reminded me of the incredible documentary on How wolves can alter the course of a river. Podcast: Science of Survival Ep. 19: A Very Scary Fish Story The swamps of Alabama are one of the most biodiverse places on earth. They’ve been called America’s Amazon for the remarkable number…

Science of Survival Ep 18: Racing a Dying Brain

The GDF 10 protein inducing axonal sprouting – an entirely different process when compared to regular learning … amazing what transpires in that tiny space… Podcast: Science of Survival Ep 18: Racing a Dying Brain When something goes wrong in the wilderness, someone needs to evacuate and get help. When that someone is you, and…

#779: Shrimp Fight Club

The nuclear force under water. Nature trumps all ingenuity. Podcast: #779: Shrimp Fight Club What happens when an unstoppable shrimp meets an unmovable senator? A researcher goes to Washington to defend herself, her shrimp, and science itself. Srikanth Perinkulam

#778: What the Falcon’s Up With Qatar?

The power dynamics in the middle east, the unending civil unrest in Syria, the recent spike in terrorist activities in London and Paris, ..and a ton of other things that go unreported…There’s so much negative force playing in the air! Around 20 people are displaced forcefully from their homes every minute..This is insane! We are…