Multcolib My Librarian Alison: 5 podcasts for the endlessly curious

Annotation:The Canadian Broadcasting Company's podcast is an always fascinating amalgam of happenings in the world of technology and how they impact society. In this episode, Nora talks with Tim Carmody, a book futurist, and Allen Lau, co-founder and CEO of Wattpad, who believes the future of reading and writing is social.

Annotation:I point you to the May 29th podcast of SciFri about earworms, only because I've been plagued with these all my life; but just about any SciFri podcast has something of enjoyable in it, and also Ira Flatow seems like the kind of guy you'd like to have a beer with.

Annotation:This podcast covers topics as widely varied as what cities of the future will look like to the nature of spontaneity and why we walk - podcasts are only available for 30 days, so if you see something interesting, listen soon!

Annotation:I always love to hear the humane and fascinating Oliver Sachs speak about his life and work - he's even better on the always thought-provoking Radiolab.

Annotation:Chronically anxious comedian Marc Maron asks just the right kind of questions of his guests to elicit thought-provoking responses. In this episode he talks with author of Present Shock Douglas Rushkoff about how we present our authentic selves in a world where we have many digital personas. Those with sensitive ears be warned - Maron swears a lot.

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There's such a wonderful world of podcasts out there and yet they are so hard to find amidst all the noise. Here are some of my favorite podcasts on technology, philosophy and society. And if you have a favorite, I'd love to hear about it. I am always looking for the next great podcast.

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