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We're a conversational podcast, bringing you an array of highly interesting topics from all fields. We're also starting a podcasting network, __ for non __, and are looking for podcasters who might be interested in joining us.

Sleep Talk Podcast Stephanie Manova & Rosalyn Chen

    • Society & Culture

We're a conversational podcast, bringing you an array of highly interesting topics from all fields. We're also starting a podcasting network, __ for non __, and are looking for podcasters who might be interested in joining us.

    Join Our Podcasting Network

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    The hosts of Sleep Talk and Let's Talk Talk are teaming up to form a podcasting network, ____ for non ______. We are reaching out to any podcastors who fit this category and wants to join us. To qualify, your show should aim to explain a specialty (blank) to nonspecialists (nonblank).

    We think sometimes the topics which are most difficult to understand are sometimes the most worthwhile. That's why we want to make good information easily attainable through the creation of a platform which develops this content.

    Some of the benefits of joining include free advertising, shared platforms with shows which are similar to yours, fast growth, and feedback within our community, at no expense or limitation to you.

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    • 1 min
    Engine Failure and the Key to Freedom (with Alex)

    Engine Failure and the Key to Freedom (with Alex)

    This was probably one of our favorite episodes we've done! Alex (i.e. Alex_BeaconofLight.mp3 and Alex__HumanAgain.mp3) is an aircraft mechanic who has been in the airforce, traveled extensively, and seen a great deal of the world. In this interview, we get some pretty great insight into the scenarios he's found himself in. Some things which come up :
    - spontaneity
    - the military, bedmaking, discipline and childhood visions
    - emergency scenarios, engine failure, thinking clearly and critical problem solving under pressure
    - bad landings, flight simulators, spoilers
    - the key to freedom
    - "small freedoms"
    - a cheery approach
    - things lookin' "real bad"
    - the individual as an element of the larger whole which requires self-optimization

    We hope you enjoy this as much as we did! Thanks for listening!

    • 37 min
    Why are some science theories more popular than others? (with Dan Weatherill)

    Why are some science theories more popular than others? (with Dan Weatherill)

    Dan, a solid state physics researcher at Oxford, discusses some of his ideas about why certain areas of science are less known than others. Although we're arguably more affected by semiconductor physics than we are general relativity on a daily basis, most people are well able to explain Einstein's theories while fewer understand the basic principles of conduction. Dan proposed that one of the reasons for this may be a lack of leading figures in lesser known fields (i.e. William Shockley, the founder of semiconductor physics and a "virulent racist", was difficult to weave a story around.)

    Topics in this episode include;
    - Description of solid state physics
    - distinction between quantum and classical mechanics
    - how semiconductor physics bridges the gap between the quantum and macro world via a theory involving bands
    - the pauli exclusion principle
    - William Shockely, one of the founder of transistor physics
    - Silicon Valley
    - Other ideas about why some science isn't mainstream (i.e., too many steps away from fundamental science)
    - What makes knowledge interesting
    - How can we insipire that interest
    - And a few others.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 54 min
    10: How language affects worldviews(with Seth Wilson)

    10: How language affects worldviews(with Seth Wilson)

    In this episode, we talk with Seth Wilson, syntactical linguistics expert and host of the Let's Talk Talk podcast about how language is formed and interpreted. Specific topics covered include:

    - conlangs
    - the origin of language
    - the natural/universal order found in all human languages (UG, or universal grammar)
    - language as an evolutionary tool
    - "correct usage" and how to communicate most effectively
    - framing of language
    - recognizable patterns in language
    - language in art
    - how language affects others, how individuals interpret language, and how you can potentially use this to your benefit.

    We had a great time recording this episode! Thanks for listening.
    -- Rosalyn and Steph
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    Keep up with Seth and Let's Talk Talk:

    LTT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LetsTalkTalkPOD

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    LTT SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-205955990

    LTT iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-talk-talk/id1202606074

    • 47 min
    9: How to disagree: with Chris Tatem (The Cross Examiner)

    9: How to disagree: with Chris Tatem (The Cross Examiner)

    Learn more about the art of constructive disagreement with our guest, Chris, who runs a podcast established on this idea. Chris questions guests with strong view points in an attempt to find "holes" in their arguments, enabling a re-evaluation of previously unexamined beliefs.

    In this episode, he tells us about his process, his motives, and how and why we should engage in polarizing discussions. At the end of the episode, we're given a "probably the most profound discussion about this podcast" shout out. And we accept, with honor.

    Links to Chris's stuff:
    iTunes: goo.gl/TzTChK
    Website: goo.gl/4nGRNI

    Email: questions@crossexaminedlife.com

    Enjoy!

    • 30 min

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