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The Influence of Social Media Influencers

Stuff Mom Never Told You

aliceko recommended:

As someone who used to work strictly in social media, I'm unhappy with the road that social media has gone done, particularly due the rise of social media influencers and the negative impact this has on young people. Fantastic exploration into the role that social media influencers play in our world, particularly around feminism, when it's good (to create communities that lack a physical feminist presence) and bad (trolling and shaming others).

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164 - The Manhattan Project

Timesuck with Dan Cummins

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Why can't we talk about periods? | Jen Gunter

TED Talks Daily

mm recommended:

“I used to have to buy my menstrual products in the feminine hygiene aisle. So why don’t we buy toilet paper in the anal hygiene aisle?!?” The pressure during menstruation is equivalent to the pressure during the second stage of labour, but we don’t call women in labour “weak” for missing work/school or deny them of pain control. “It shouldn’t be an act of feminism to know how your body works. It shouldn’t be an act of feminism to ask for help when you’re suffering.” Boom. 🎤✨

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SMNTY Classics: Do Women Run Twitter?

Stuff Mom Never Told You

mm recommended:

More women use Twitter then men, yet more men are on the leadership team and board of Twitter and other comparable social media networks than women. A quick origins story review and look at the use of Twitter and construction of tweets from a gendered lens.

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The reuse and refill revolution

People Fixing The World

mm recommended:

On-the-ground look at zero waste solutions and the challenges it faces when it comes to getting consumers and corporations to change their behaviours at scale.

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Banking

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

epekilis recommended:

The international banking system traces back to the Crusades. The Knights Templar came up with a system of letters that would let Crusaders travel thousands of miles and access money without carrying sacks of gold. Listening to this one back-to-back with the episode on M-PESA, what is truly fascinating to me is the technology may change, but human ingenuity will find a way to meet the need for alternative financing with whatever technology and systems may be available. Listen to this one first and then go listen to M-PESA and tell me that it’s not the same story with better technology.

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epekilis recommended:Jan 13th

The international banking system traces back to the Crusades. The Knights Templar came up with a system of letters that would let Crusaders travel thousands of miles and access money without carrying sacks of gold. Listening to this one back-to-back with the episode on M-PESA, what is truly fascina...Show More

Banking

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

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emilymcmc recommended:Dec 31st, 2019

Every episode of this show is great, but “Moon Court” is SO great. The student debate intro is perfect, guests (as always) are well chosen, and it builds to a generous, well-argued conclusion that has stayed with me.

CRIME: Moon Court

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