Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #414

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Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for InterestingTilt the WindmillHBS, chair of StrataStartupfestPandemonio, and ResolveTO, Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person “must see”.

Check out these six links that we’re recommending to one another: 

  • What makes people distrust science? Surprisingly, not politics – Aeon. “If you’re reading this, thank science. From the pixels on your screen to the radio waves that brought it to you, research and experimentation yields astonishing results that have doubled the human lifespan and extended our senses from the microscopic to the astronomical. In the fifties, we glorified it — maybe too much (who can forget Radium Underpants? But now, the pendulum has swung back hard, with flat earth proponents taking the mainstream stage. These researchers set out to find out why.” (Alistair for Hugh).
  • How Anna Delvey Tricked New York – The Cut. “I love me a good con artist story. This long piece explains the workings of… well, a socialite, an entrepreneur, a thief, and more. A tale of the modern age where conspicuous small money implies big fortunes, and everyone just wants to believe.” (Alistair for Mitch).
  • Update: Recycling Isn’t Working – Subtraction. “Is recycling an environmental cure-all or a boondoggle?” (Hugh for Alistair).
  • The Opening Lines of Romeo and Juliet Recited in the Original Accent of Shakespeare’s Time – Laughing Squid. “Fascinating video of actor Ben Crystal explaining how Shakespeare’s actor’s would have sounded in 1597 London.” (Hugh for Mitch).
  • An Exclusive Video Podcast with Celebrated Music Industry Insider Bob Lefsetz – ole TV. “I have long been a fan of Bob Lefsetz. Prior to my current role, I spent a hefty amount of time in the music business. Even back then, Lefsetz was a contrarian with an intellectual and personal perspective. Now, everybody and their brother subscribe to his infamous Lefsetz Letter (email only, but he posts them after on a WordPress site). As you can see in this video, the future of the music business (or any business) is not just about the young. This is perspective. Perspective comes with age, experience… and not really giving a damn what anybody thinks. This is why business and music royalty swarm to his thinking.” (Mitch for Alistair).
  • Don’t put podcasts behind a paywall, says 99 Percent Invisible host Roman Mars – Recode. “Marketers and brands ruin everything. Podcasting is awesome. Podcasting is how I met Hugh. Podcasting has been a personal passion for well over twelve years – and over 700 episodes (if you count the many shows I either still produce or have produced). I love the format, because it’s not radio. I love the format because it doesn’t have to follow traditional audio’s rules. It seems like I’m not the only who thinks this way. One of the top podcasters, Roman Mars, wants us all to be careful about how we monetize this growing medium. Sadly, it may (very well) become just another place to charge people for access to interesting content. I hope we can avoid that.” (Mitch for Hugh).

Feel free to share these links and add your picks on TwitterFacebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.