Curiosity Daily
Curiosity Daily
Jan 22, 2021
Why Is Static Worse in Winter?
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Learn about why sensitive questions won’t make conversations as uncomfortable as you think; why static is worse in winter than in summer; and the “umami synergy” behind why bacon and eggs go together so well. 

Sensitive questions won't make conversations as uncomfortable as you think by Kelsey Donk

Why is static worse in winter than summer? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Sandy)

Why do bacon & eggs just go together? Meet umami synergy by Cameron Duke

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Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
ABC News
#326: How to Make a Masterpiece | Pete Docter
We’re all creatives, whether we think of ourselves that way or not. In so many aspects of your life, from planning your future to planning a meal to curating your social media, you need to be able to both envision and then execute. And how you work with your mind in these moments is key. Today, we are going to hear from a master creator -- the mind behind brilliant Pixar movies such as Inside Out, Up, and the recently-released Soul -- about how to run a creative process at the highest possible level. (I have a six-year-old, and, in my opinion, one of the worst parts of the job of being a dad is sitting through insipid children's entertainment. But the aforementioned films have been both thrilling and moving to consume, for both me and my son.) My guest today is Pete Docter, who directed all three of those films. He is the Chief Creative Officer of Pixar. He is also a meditator and a practicing Christian whose films are each motivated by a big, pressing question he is posing to himself about his own life. In this conversation, he takes us inside the making of his films, most notably Soul, for which he and his team had to invent a coherent metaphysical scheme to explain both the afterlife -- and the before. We also talk about how his spiritual practices support his storytelling endeavors, and how to power through the pain, frustration, and embarrassment of trying to make something truly original. One more thing: We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to help us out by answering a survey about your experience with this podcast. Our team here cares deeply about you, our listeners, and we are always looking for ways to improve. Please go to And thank you. Full Shownotes:
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The Big Story
The Big Story
The Quint
647: Decoding India’s COVID Variants and Surge with Dr RR Gangakhedkar
The two big headlines on 1 March 2021 were first, that the Indian government began its second phase of vaccinations against COVID-19 with people above the age of 60 years and those above 45 with comorbidities who are now eligible to get the vaccine  The second headline, and the more worrying one, is the slow and steady resurgence of COVID-19 cases across six states in India over just the last two weeks, raising concerns of a possible new wave.  India on 1 March reported 15,150 new COVID-19 cases and 106 deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the active cases number to 1,68,627.  Maharashtra, the state which has reported the highest new cases so far, is slowly inching back to its worst phases of cases last year. The state reported 8,293 new COVID-19 cases  in the last 24 hours, more than half of the total cases reported nationally. In previous episodes, we have discussed in detail with experts on the spike in cases in Maharashtra and also how to register for vaccinations in the second phase. For today’s episode, we had the opportunity to speak to Dr RR Gangakhedkar, who is former head of Epidemiology and Communicable diseases and was the face of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in the initial months of the pandemic on what is causing the rise in cases in India, about the new indigenous variants discovered and how concerned should we be. Answering Your Questions About India’s Phase 2 COVID Vaccine Plan ( What Has Led to Spike in COVID-19 Cases in Maharashtra?  ( Host: Vaishali Sood Guest: Dr RR Gangakhedkar, former Head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Producer: Himmat Shaligram Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: ( Saavn: ( Google Podcasts: ( Spotify: ( Deezer: ( Castbox:
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