Patterns in Nature, Hyper Learning, Helping Kids Love Books, Storytelling, Mentalism, Weekend Review
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 554
- Sep 25, 2020 12:00 pm
- 1:45:32 mins
Patterns in Nature (0:00:00) Nature has a funny way of repeating herself–literally. Did you know that the patterns of a tiger’s stripes are also seen on some types of sea anemone? And what about snowflakes, whose individual arms are almost exactly identical? If you look very closely at the beautiful world around us, you’ll begin to see breathtaking patterns that seem impossible to explain. So, what can we learn from this mysterious phenomenon? Joining us on the show today is Philip Ball, a science writer from the UK, here with us to talk about the patterns we find in nature. Hyper-Learning (0:20:14) Learning is a process right? At least, that’s what I was told all through school. You learn principle upon principle until you understand the whole picture and each of its individual parts. However, COVID has forced us to think and learn differently. Instead of learning bit by bit, as things had changed on what feels like a weekly basis, we’ve had to adapt to learning, un-learning, and re-learning all at the pace of change. It’s a brisk mental pace—one that Edward Hess, professor of Professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia calls Hyper-learning. Here to discuss hyper-learning and how we can learn to adapt quicker, better is author of “Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change”, is Edward Hess himself. Helping Kids Love Books (0:35:57) You know the old saying, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink?” It feels like sometimes, that how it feels trying to get a child to read. With so many other distractions in their world, it can sometimes be hard for a kid to sit still and read at a slow pace. So what should you do if you’re worried your child won’t even pick up a picture book? Joining us on the show today is Dr. Molly Ness, a literary specialist and associate professor at Fordham University, here with us to talk about how to inspire a love of reading in your kids. Storytelling (0:52:45) Storyteller Sam Payne of BYU Radio’s The Apple Seed joins Lisa and Richie to tell a new story. Mentalism (1:11:17) You’ve likely heard of the TV show The Mentalist, featuring “psychic detective” Patrick Jane. But what if writers of the Mentalist weren’t so far-off base from real life? What if they were drawing from stories that have been circulating in pop culture for years? What if there did exist those who can, simply by using their powers of focus and suggestion, will events into happening? Well, today we’re going to find out! Here to discuss mentalism and his decades-long adventures is pop icon mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin! Weekend Review (1:26:17) Lisa and Richie talk about what there is to do this weekend, from the New York Times Bestseller list to the newest shows coming to streaming services.