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Weekly Podcasts - week 36

Like a lot of people, I mainly listen to podcasts during my commute or when my mind is not busy (bathroom, workout, grossery...), it's between 15 to 20 episodes a week. This is the 3 episodes I liked the more this past week...

Fall of Civilization - Africa's Age of Gold

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I'm a great fan of history, it's like mind's teleportation. This one, Fall of civilization, is for me probably the best of all. I'm fanatically waiting for the next episode every time. I discovered Paul Cooper on twitter before he started this podcast. His account was full of ruins, and I love "old rocks" (French expression). But he was not only sharing a good picture, he was also explaining what it was about. Then he started this awesome project to dedicate each episode to a civilization who died. Like he's explaining himself: « Each episode, we look at a civilization that rose to glory, and then collapsed into the ashes of history. We ask: Why did it collapse? What happened next? And what did it feel like to be a person alive at the time? »

Take the time to listen to it, you'll learn a lot...


99% Invisible - Wait Wait... tell me!

99% Invisible - Wait Wait... tell me! cover picture

No introduction required about this podcast, everyone knows 99% invisible. This episode is about the "Waiting experience" and how this experience can be radicaly different, based on the context. As Product Designer, you can imaging easily why I really liked this one... ;-)


The 1619 Project - Episode 2: The economy that slavery built

The 1619 Project - Episode 2: The economy that slavery built

History again, this time with the The NewYork Time, « The 1619 Project ». This last episode reminded me how our great eastern europe civilization was build on slavery... « In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story. »

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