Two podcast episodes I have enjoyed this week: one old, one new, both related to Roman Mars.
Scientists use the opportunity the world being in lockdown presents to conduct research that would otherwise be impossible… 401- The Natural Experiment – 99% Invisible
And a weird code related quirk… 140 The Roman Mars Mazda Virus – Reply All
International Dawn Chorus Day
Got out into the garden this morning to listen to the dawn chorus, and made these two recordings. Stereo recording, best listened to with headphones for full immersion.
First one at 5:15am, mainly blackbirds and robins. It started to rain as I recorded so you can hear that too.
Second recording, made at 6:00am and the sound profile has changed – many more species.
In order to stay positive, I am trying to limit my intake of news. I want facts, not sensation. Even some of the output from those sources I deem to be more measured have arguably strayed into the unnecessary at times.
I also find decent analysis useful to listen to as well. I have recently subscribed to the podcast Outrage and Optimism. One of the hosts is Christiana Figueres, who led the work at the UN that resulted in the Paris Agreement. While the podcast is mainly about climate change, this recent episode looked at the Coronavirus pandemic – how to remain positive and find positives in the situation.
Benjamen Walker, who’s Theory of Everything podcast is one of my regular listens, has started a new series called Social Distance Learning – a wry look at the Coronovirus pandemic.
For the lexophile, this episode of The Allusionist will calm the mind in troubled times.