What is Gravity? Great British Baking Show, Learn from Hostage Negotiator
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 239
- Aug 26, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:39:32 mins
We Don’t Really Understand Gravity Guest: Richard Panek, a Guggenheim Fellow in science writing and author, "The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet" We really don’t understand gravity. And physicists don't like to call it a force? Why not? Why Americans Are Crazy about The Great British Baking Show Guest: Dennis Cutchins, Professor of English, BYU The Great British Baking Show is built on the perfect recipe for a TV show. Good food, good people, and the innately human ability to make the best of what little they have. The FBI’s Top Hostage Negotiator Says Never Split the Difference Guest: Chris Voss, founder and CEO, The Black Swan Group, and author of “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” The same "tactical empathy" hostage negotiators employ in negotiating with terrorists can help you improve your job, your family, and your relationships through effective communication and emotional intelligence. We interview a former top FBI hostage negotiator on how to never split the difference in our daily negotiations. When the News Was Sung Guest: Una McIlvenna, Hansen Lecturer in History, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne With low literacy rates, and a desire to spread information quickly, Renaissance Europeans often sang the news in the town square. These news ballads, often melodramatic and moralizing, warned of the bloody consequences of sin and vice. And they were catchy tunes, so listeners often found themselves redistributing the news voluntarily.