Archive for the ‘Worth Hearing’ category

#  Derek Siver’s Meaning of Life →

May 19th, 2014 at 16:09 // In Worth Hearing 

It’s not the best speech I can imagine, but this little exploration of the meaning of life from Derek Siver is quite enjoyable and worth a listen.

Both my smart friends and my spiritual friends insist that the meaning life is learning - that the reason you’re here is to learn. Not just for your own sake, but for everyone alive, and future generations, the meaning of your life is to learn.

So if life is learning, the way to have a good life is to learn a lot.

#  English Speech Accent Archive →

January 15th, 2014 at 17:22 // In Worth Hearing 

This is a neat little time suck. It’s not the simplest browsing experience, but people from all over the world read the same paragraph. I pulled out some examples:

(via kottke)

#  One Hundred Songs a Day →

January 12th, 2014 at 9:02 // In Worth Hearing 

In a completely charming audio story, On the Media’s TLDR profiles Matt Farley — a musician who decided the easiest way to make money with music is to make more songs than anyone else. He’s created over 14,000 songs, which you can find on iTunes and Spotify. Go listen to this, NOW!

(via @Krogsgard)

#  Wild Ones Live →

December 1st, 2013 at 16:58 // In Worth Hearing 

99% Invisible is a great podcast about design. If you don’t regularly listen, you really should. This episode was so great I couldn’t let it go by unnoted: a musical exploration of the way we relate to nature, based on a book I’d not heard of but feel I really must read now. Roman Mars explains the episode:

So, when I read Jon Mooallem’s brilliant book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America, I didn’t think we’d ever do an episode of 99% Invisible about it. I just read it for fun.

But then I saw Jon perform stories from the book live with musical accompaniment from the band Black Prairie. And that changed everything. I accosted Jon and the band in the dressing room and told them they had to let me share it with the 99% Invisible audience.