Five Things #120

Every Tuesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. It's like a time machine for your ears "Conserve the sound is an online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds. The sound of a dial telephone, a walkman, a[n] analog typewriter, a pay phone, a 56k modem, a nuclear power plant or even a cell phone keypad are partially already gone or are about to disappear from our daily life."

  2. Watch out composers of generic ad music, AI is coming for your job!

  3. I'm really enjoying the current series of the Crazy/Genius podcast (I also recommended one of their podcasts last week). In the most recent episode they explore the question Will We Ever Stop Eating Animal Meat? I love eating meat, but given facts like "animal farming takes up 30 percent of the earth’s landmass" and "livestock causes one-sixth of global greenhouse gas emissions" it's clear something needs to change. We need to seriously cut down on how much meat we eat or get comfortable with the alternatives, like lab grown meat... or crickets?

  4. Another podcast recommendation — I listen to a lot of podcasts! BBC Radio 4's Intrigue: The Ratline investigates the disappearance of a senior Nazi who was indicted for mass murder. And if that doesn't quite sell it to you, how about this: "The Ratline is story of a curious death, political intrigue, spies, Nazi hunters, shadowy forces in the Vatican and a son grappling with the sins of his father". Intrigued?

  5. Tyler Cowen on how to have a good conversation. I'm not a fan of small talk so his first point "have easy outs" would also make my list!

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