Mná 100: New podcast series launched to highlight contribution of women to Irish independence struggle (Extra)

Extra (Ireland): Mná 100: New podcast series launched to highlight contribution of women to Irish independence struggle. “A new podcast series entitled Mná 100 has been launched to highlight the contribution made by women to Ireland’s struggle for independence a century ago. The podcast was developed as part of the Decade of Centenaries programme instigated to commemorate the momentous events that led to the foundation of the Irish state between 1912 and 1923.”

Harvard Business Review: How to Practice Responsible AI

Harvard Business Review: How to Practice Responsible AI. “From predictive policing to automated credit scoring, algorithms applied on a massive scale, gone unchecked, represent a serious threat to our society. Dr. Rumman Chowdhury, director of Machine Learning Ethics, Transparency and Accountability at Twitter, joins Azeem Azhar to explore how businesses can practice responsible AI to minimize unintended bias and the risk of harm.” A podcast episode of just under 50 minutes. Unfortunately I did not see any reference to a transcript. I tweeted Harvard Business Review and I’ll update this if I hear anything back. UPDATE: Transcripts available only to paying subscribers.

CNET: Apple launches store for individual podcast subscriptions

CNET: Apple launches store for individual podcast subscriptions. “Apple Podcast Subscriptions are live as of Tuesday, letting you purchase membership to individual podcasts and channels of shows. The marketplace is live worldwide and includes shows from brands such as NPR, the Washington Post and CNN, as well as individual creators like Dave Chappelle, Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland.”

Sabin Center for Climate Change Law: Defending the Planet: A Columbia Law Podcast Hosted by Michael Gerrard

Sabin Center for Climate Change Law: Defending the Planet: A Columbia Law Podcast Hosted by Michael Gerrard. “Climate change cuts across every area of law—from property rights to human rights to contracts to constitutional law, international law, administrative law, and corporate governance. In Defending the Planet, Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and the founder and faculty director of the Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and leading experts go beyond the headlines and political ping-ponging to discuss combating the climate crisis using one of the most important and effective tools at our disposal: the law.”

EdSurge: How to Use Podcasts in Teaching

EdSurge: How to Use Podcasts in Teaching. “Podcasting is an incredibly powerful and intimate medium. There’s an authenticity to it that is difficult to produce in any other communication channel. Alex Blumberg, the co-founder and CEO of Gimlet Media, a podcast network, shared about that kind of intimacy during a 2016 Podcast Movement talk: The Second Golden Age of Audio…. But educators don’t have to limit their use of podcasts to personal enrichment. There are plenty of ways to use podcasting to enhance our classes and enjoy them as learning communities, as well.”

University of Texas at Austin: UT Austin Launches the Texas Podcast Network

University of Texas at Austin: UT Austin Launches the Texas Podcast Network. “Over half of Americans listen to podcasts, and there are a lot out there for them to choose from. The Texas Podcast Network is a great way to discover the podcasts being made across campus. Currently, there are 16 shows on the network, and the number is growing. These shows bring you into conversations about research and campus culture, covering topics from policy to science to student life.” I looked at the list and there was very little here that would be of interest solely to a UT Austin student. Looks like a good list.

Mashable: The 25 best educational podcasts for learning what you missed in school

Mashable: The 25 best educational podcasts for learning what you missed in school . “Podcasts radically shift the dynamics around who gets to teach, and who gets to learn. A lot of the most beloved and popular shows, like Radiolab and Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, basically boil down to what you wish your science or history class had been like in the first place. Many others, like 1619 and You’re Wrong About, aim to correct the misinformation in many accepted cultural narratives from both our near and distant pasts. Now, obviously, podcasts can’t replace a world-class, bonafide, IRL, teacher-to-student relationship. But they can teach us more than a few vital lessons. Here are a few of our most educational favorites.”

The Daily Times: First episode of podcast miniseries exploring Black Appalachian music now available

The Daily Times: First episode of podcast miniseries exploring Black Appalachian music now available. “The first episode of ‘Sepia Tones: Exploring Black Appalachian Music’ is now available on Great Smoky Mountains Association’s podcast ‘Smoky Mountain Air.’ Hosts William Turner and Ted Olson engage guests Loyal Jones, Sparky Rucker, and James Leva in a lively discussion about the roots of Appalachian music and their own roles in preserving these musical influences. This episode is the first of a six-part podcast miniseries to be released throughout 2021. Topics will include the complex history of Black music in East Tennessee, Black sacred music, Black women musicians, and the diverse landscape of music communities in Southern Appalachia.”

Joe Rogan and COVID disinformation: What he said and why he’s wrong (CNET)

CNET: Joe Rogan and COVID disinformation: What he said and why he’s wrong. “Rogan has questioned the use of masks, promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID remedy on his show. He’s also regularly brought on guests to discuss the use of Vitamin D in helping ease COVID-19 symptoms. Joe Rogan has also come under fire in the past for lending his massive platform to controversial voices like Alex Jones.”

CNET: Spotify launches its podcast subscription platform to rival Apple

CNET: Spotify launches its podcast subscription platform to rival Apple. “Spotify on Tuesday launched a paid subscription platform for podcasters through its podcast company Anchor. The platform will allow creators to mark podcast episodes as subscriber-only and publish them on Spotify and other platforms. The launch comes after rival Apple earlier this month said it will add paid podcast subscriptions within its dedicated podcast app.”

Vox: Facebook plans to go after Clubhouse — and podcasts — with a suite of new audio products

Vox: Facebook plans to go after Clubhouse — and podcasts — with a suite of new audio products. “Facebook wants you to start talking, and listening, on Facebook. Sources say the social network is planning to announce a series of products — some of which won’t appear for some time — under the umbrella of ‘social audio’ on Monday. They include Facebook’s take on Clubhouse, the audio-only social network that grew rapidly last year, as well a push into podcast discovery and distribution, aided by Spotify.”

New York Times: On Google Podcasts, a Buffet of Hate

New York Times: On Google Podcasts, a Buffet of Hate. “…even in the world of podcasting, Google Podcasts — whose app has been downloaded more than 19 million times, according to Apptopia — stands alone among major platforms in its tolerance of hate speech and other extremist content. A recent nonexhaustive search turned up more than two dozen podcasts from white supremacists and pro-Nazi groups, offering a buffet of slurs and conspiracy theories. None of the podcasts appeared on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher.”

Google Blog: Why Do We? – Answers to art & culture over tea

Google Blog: Why Do We? – Answers to art & culture over tea. “When the pandemic locked us up a year ago, we had to travel in our minds. For me, less time on the road meant more inspiring digital conversations with friends. Exploring Google Arts & Culture’s online collections, I wanted to spend a few minutes — a brain-refreshing tea break — to call on the know-how of friends and experts and dive into some of life’s big questions. So we came up with Tea with B, a 5-episode series to explore these questions with guest stars ranging from authors, comedians, and poets.”