This week holds a bumper collection of videos, articles, and podcasts that I’ve found interesting during the week. Enjoy!
Podcasts of the Week:
The older the city, the more stories there seem to be. Some places are home to tragedy, while others have played host to disaster or war. Few cities have it all, though, and judging by the pain those stories often reveal, that might be a good thing.
What is the driving force that gets readers to turn pages in a book that is primarily a work of humor?
Videos of the Week (Yes, three!):
A Brief History of Life Series – by SciShow
Ending the Age of Outrage (at least in ourselves, if not in the world) by Vlogbrothers
Foot of the Mountain – by A-ha (Just because I love this song and video)
Articles of the Week:
For the first time, MKG Collection Online makes the objects of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg publicly available on a digital platform.
In the first century BC it was one of India’s most important trading ports, whose exports – especially black pepper – kept even mighty Rome in debt. But have archaeologists really found the site of Muziris, and why did it drop off the map?
In the words of the late Sir Terry Pratchett – “In the beginning there was nothing and then it exploded”. (Very interesting article – although they don’t cite Pratchett.)
Winter is also a marvelous time for words, as a number of them were devised for winter alone. Some have long lexical histories. Others are comparatively new.