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The science of audio: How a podcast reveals the pleasant mysteries of hearing

Enlarge Getty Images / Aurich Lawson The first episode of audio-obsessed podcast Reasonably Sound that made me stop and think was an early entry called “Whisper Quiet.” As my introduction to Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), and the specific auditory cues related to its reported physical reactions, I felt like someone had taken the top …

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PODCAST: Meltem Demirors on the 3 Things Bitcoin Represents

“Let’s untangle that a bit,” says Meltem Demirors, the chief strategy officer of CoinShares. “Bitcoin represents three different things.” In this episode of Bitcoin Macro, one of the most prolific voices in the space speaks with CoinDesk’s head of strategy, Nolan Bauerle, about bitcoin as software, as a “supranational global communication network” and as an …

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PODCAST: Josh Brown on Why Bitcoin Is Like the 1800s Railroad Boom

“In the 1800s we had a bubble in railroads, and almost every one of them went bankrupt,” said “Downtown” Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management. “But what was left behind in the wake of that financial wreckage were the tracks, and the trains, and the stations, and the expertise to build more.” That’s the …

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PODCAST: Kaiko’s Ambre Soubiran on Bitcoin’s ‘Intrinsic Value’

“One of the things I was hearing all the time when I was in the banking world was ‘OK, but this bitcoin thing, it doesn’t have any intrinsic value,’” said Ambre Soubiran, CEO of cryptocurrency market-data startup Kaiko. “And this is something to which I obviously completely disagree,” she continued. “How can you say that …

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PODCAST: Ikigai’s Travis Kling on Why Bitcoin Is a ‘Baby X-Man’

“Bitcoin is unequivocally a macro asset,” said Travis Kling, the former hedge funder and now founder and CIO of Ikigai Asset Management. “It is a fledgling macro asset,” Kling continued, adding: “Seven-plus years of [bitcoin’s life] it really was just kind of a computer science experiment in the closet of a bunch of computer science …

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Apple is planning to buy up original podcasts with exclusivity in mind

Enlarge / Apple will replace iTunes with Music, Podcasts, and TV on Mac. Ron Amadeo Podcast fans will want to keep their ears to the ground with the latest Apple news. Bloomberg reported that Apple may be looking for deals to bring exclusive original shows to its podcast-listening platform. Unnamed sources said the company is …

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Overcast can create clips from any public podcast

Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget It can be a headache to share a favorite podcast moment with your friends. Unless you’re willing to dive into the file with a media editor, you’ll usually have to share the whole episode and make a note of the time. Overcast, however, might have just made sharing relatively trivial. An …

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Recommended Reading: The cost of Fortnite’s success

Sponsored Links Epic Games How Fortnite’s success led to months of intense crunch at Epic Games Colin Campbell, Polygon There have been a few stories recently about intense work conditions, or crunch, at studios making high-profile titles. Earlier this month we read about Anthem, and now we’re hearing about Fortnite. Polygon conducted interviews with employees …

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Google Podcasts is finally sifting through individual episodes

Terrence O’Brien/Engadget Google Podcasts is still a fairly basic app in spite of meaningful upgrades, but that might change before long. Product Manager Zack Reneau-Wedeen has announced that Podcasts will start showing search results for individual episodes, not just whole shows — you can start playing a favorite episode right away. While it’s only available …

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