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Hand Of Pod
Episode 441: Two more wins for Argentina, and reviewing the Copa Argentina quarter-finals

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 79:17


This week Sam and English Dan look back on Atlético Tucumán once again rising to the challenge of maintaining their league leadership, wonder which players have made a case for inclusion in Lionel Scaloni's World Cup squad during Argentina's 3–0 wins over Honduras and Jamaica, and review the Copa Argentina quarter-finals, which we didn't want to turn into just talking about River and Boca's matches ... but which did anyway because those two were really good and the other two frankly weren't.

Soccer Every Day
Messi's World Cup quest, Thiago Almada's Argentina future + Argentinean football culture | Copa with Felipe Cárdenas

Soccer Every Day

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 54:03 Very Popular


COPA WITH FELIPE CÁRDENAS | Daniel Edwards, South American football journalist, joins Felipe to discuss all things Argentina. What are the feelings in Argentina surrounding Messi's last chance for World Cup glory? Plus, Thiago Almada's journey to MLS and his future with the Argentina national team. And, Argentina football culture is known all around the world, but what makes it so special? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Guild of Sommeliers Podcast
Tasting with GuildSomm: Paz Levinson

Guild of Sommeliers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 21:40 Very Popular


In this episode, GuildSomm board member Daniela Frison and Argentinean sommelier Paz Levinson return to provide a recap in English of their conversation on our first-ever Spanish-language episode last month. Listen in as Paz shares her blind tasting experiences and insights. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy this episode, please leave us a review, as this helps us connect with and grow our community. Cheers!

Hand Of Pod
Episode 440: Atlético Tucumán still lead, and previewing Argentina's friendlies

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 70:25


This week, Sam and Andrés are joined by English Dan, who's back from holiday. We fill him in on what he's missed – including several changes of leadership in the league, even though Atlético Tucumán currently lead the title race just as they did when he left. We also give a preview of Argentina's chances in their friendlies in the United States against Honduras and Jamaica (we're sticking our necks out and predicting two victories).

The Gentleman Ultra
Interview with Roy Nemer of Argentinean football website Mundo Albiceleste

The Gentleman Ultra

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 51:21


In this episode of the TGU podcast Frank Risorto sits down for a chat with Roy Nemer, the editor of the Argentinean footballing website Mundo Albiceleste. Frank and Roy discuss his love and passion for Argentinean football, his website Mundo Albiceleste and the influence Argentina's finest footballers past and present have had on Italy and the Serie A. They discuss Maradona and Napoli, Italia 90', Argentinean footballing positions and shirt numbers and their importance, Argentinean footballing greats both past and present, the the time Diego broke Australian hearts, Argentina's World Cup history and much much more. Enjoy the conversation. You can find Roy on Twitter at @RoyNemer. You can find Mundo Albiceleste on Twitter at @MundoAlbicelest. You can find Frank on Twitter at @SerieA_Aust. You can find The Gentleman Ultra on Twitter @GentlemanUltra. Please don't forget to rate, review and share the podcast, thanks for listening and enjoy your Calcio!

Hand Of Pod
Episode 439: Libertadores semi-final review and superclásico preview

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 87:36


This week Sam and Santi look back on both Copa Libertadores semi-finals, one of which was rather more dramatic and closely fought than the other, and preview Sunday's superclásico at the Bombonera. We also discuss a tightening title race, as Atlético Tucumán have picked up just one point from two games since we last recorded, allowing Gimnasia to go dead level with them at the top of the table.

The Gentleman Ultra
Interview with author of 'Made in Argentina, Mastered in Madrid' Ashwin Ballal

The Gentleman Ultra

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 26:57


In this episode of the TGU podcast Frank sits down for a chat with Ashwin Ballal who has authored the book on Diego Simeone, 'Made in Argentina, Mastered in Madrid' out now via Pitch Publishing. Frank and Ashwin discuss Simeone's playing career including his early days at Pisa, his subsequent move to Spain with Atlético Madrid and time in Italy with Inter Milan and Lazio. Ashwin talks about the beginnings of Simeone's management career with Catania, the influence Italy has had on his managerial traits and characteristics, and the evolution of the Argentinean's management style on and off the field. Enjoy the conversation. You can find Ashwin on Twitter at @ashwinballal_. You can find Frank on Twitter at @SerieA_Aust. You can find The Gentleman Ultra on Twitter @GentlemanUltra. Please don't forget to rate, review and share the podcast and thanks for listening. Enjoy your Calcio!

Pizza City with Steve Dolinsky
Facundo De Fraia - Boludo (Minneapolis)

Pizza City with Steve Dolinsky

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 21:48


Facundo De Fraia is passionate about all things Argentinean. The Buenos Aires native earned a reputation for making empanadas in the Twin Cities, but soon added pizza to his repertoire when he opened Boludo. His thin, blistered pies emerge from conveyor ovens, as do his Fugazettas - a unique pizza with no sauce, just lots of onions and cheese.

Hand Of Pod
Episode 438: A goal from 70 metres and a new home stadium for Argentina?

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 70:16


This week, Sam, English Dan and Andrés look back at last weekend's matches – which included a 4–0 win with two golazos included for league leaders Atlético Tucumán – and ask how much sense it really makes for the AFA to (reportedly) be considering remodelling Mar Del Plata's Estadio José María Minella to use as a home ground for the national team.

Animal Radio®
1186. Clint Eastwood's Daughter, Alison Shares Animal Stories

Animal Radio®

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 80:28


Clint Eastwood's Daughter To Do TV Show Alison Eastwood talks about her Reality TV show on Nat Geo. "Animal Invaders" focuses on exotic animals that are living in inadequate conditions. Alison talks about life with dad and says Clint is allergic to horses, making much of his early days of film a tough act. Listen Now Living Piggy Bank A Florida couple doesn't seem to have any need for a piggy bank, since their ten-year-old beagle Arnie appears to be more than willing to fill the role of money-holder. Corey and Hope O'Kelley say their canine companion has twice swallowed hundreds of dollars in cash. The O'Kelleys were able to recover $100 after it passed through the dog's system, but they weren't as lucky when Arnie came back for a second expensive meal last month. Listen Now Sugar Gliders as a Pet Dr. Laurie Hess is a small exotic pet veterinarian. She says we are woefully uneducated about the husbandry of birds and other small pets. The good doctor tells us about some great alternatives to dogs and cats, like the marsupial Sugar Glider. Listen Now Dogs Banned From Downtown A western Pennsylvania city working hard to revitalize a key 10-block stretch of its downtown business district is considering banning dogs from the area as part of the plan. Officials in Beaver Falls, population 10,000, believe part of the problem is that larger dogs, including Pit Bulls and Rottweilers, are sometimes left tied to parking meters by their owners. Listen Now Dog Holds Vigil At Grave For Six Years A faithful dog is refusing to leave his master, even though he's been at his side for six years in a graveyard. An Argentinean newspaper reports the dog ran away from home after his owner died. One week later, the man's family found the German Shepherd wailing by his owner's grave. Listen Now 360 Dogs Died From Jerky Treats Made In China In the past year and a half, at least 360 dogs and one cat have died in the U.S. after eating chicken jerky pet treats made in China, according to a new online summary posted by the FDA. Meanwhile, more than 2,200 reports have come in to the agency from pet owners claiming their animals were sickened or died after eating these products. Listen Now Read more about this week's show.

Guild of Sommeliers Podcast
Tasting with GuildSomm in Spanish: Daniela Frison & Paz Levinson

Guild of Sommeliers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 50:57 Very Popular


In our first-ever podcast in Spanish, GuildSomm board member Daniela Frison and Argentinean sommelier Paz Levinson discuss all things blind tasting. Dani is the founder of Le Vin Nécessaire, a wine consulting business based in Montreal. Paz is the head executive sommelier for Groupe PIC, which has restaurants in France, Switzerland, and the UK. Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review, as this helps us connect with and grow our community. Cheers!

Selador Recordings Podcasts
*SELADOR PREMIERE* Smash TV - Slider

Selador Recordings Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 3:50


So, we've got our latest showcase primed and ready to go and face a dilemma. We have no less than eight (count 'em) new tracks to tell you about, a stunning sonic smorgasbord that summarises all Selador holds dear. But with our collective attention spans allegedly getting shorter, our poor befuddled minds crushed between vapid soundbites and oppressive 'long reads' – how do we do them all justice in a press release that hits that 'perfect length' sweet spot? And of course, while we yak on, your time could be better spent listening to the aforementioned sonic smorgasbord. So, the challenge we have set ourselves is to get you as excited as we are about this titanic tuneage while limiting ourselves to a max ten words per track – and without using the words 'banger', 'anthem' or 'piledriver' (the boss noticed our over-use of that last one). So without any further ado… Nick Stoynoff – '35' Episodic, wide-screen tribal builder. 24 carat electronica outta Chicago. Indiveed – 'Suspense' Atmospheric, burbling, insistent, quirky, original. The sound of underground Ukraine. Dor Danino – 'Mezoti' Edgy, sultry techno vibes care of our man in Israel. Jonathan Cowan – 'Alden's Groove' Wonky. Timeless. Euphoric. A modern classic from a Florida OG. Darksidevinyl – 'Plastic Dream' Dark by name dark by nature. Peak time Egyptian throbber. Smash TV – 'Slider' Teutonic techno dons deliver mindbending melodica, genius riff, epic breakdown. Folgar feat Paula Os – Playground Deep, sexy electronica. 80s vibes through a 2022 Argentinean lens. Matthias Winnfield – 'Flatliner' Bubbling, acidic, heads down rave monster, full-on Turkish delight.

Hand Of Pod
Episode 437: Atlético Tucumán still lead, and a peek at the 2023 league structure

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 81:39


This week Sam, English Dan and Santi look back on not one but two weeks of Liga Profesional action, with Atlético Tucumán still leading the way, Gimnasia giving chase and River Plate looking like they'd sparked into life before falling back to Earth again against Arsenal. There's also a look at the possible structure of the top flight during 2023, which is set to be discussed in an AFA board meeting on Friday morning.

Selador Recordings Podcasts
*SELADOR PREMIERE* Mathias Winnfield - Flatliner

Selador Recordings Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 4:27


So, we've got our latest showcase primed and ready to go and face a dilemma. We have no less than eight (count 'em) new tracks to tell you about, a stunning sonic smorgasbord that summarises all Selador holds dear. But with our collective attention spans allegedly getting shorter, our poor befuddled minds crushed between vapid soundbites and oppressive 'long reads' – how do we do them all justice in a press release that hits that 'perfect length' sweet spot? And of course, while we yak on, your time could be better spent listening to the aforementioned sonic smorgasbord. So, the challenge we have set ourselves is to get you as excited as we are about this titanic tuneage while limiting ourselves to a max ten words per track – and without using the words 'banger', 'anthem' or 'piledriver' (the boss noticed our over-use of that last one). So without any further ado… Nick Stoynoff – '35' Episodic, wide-screen tribal builder. 24 carat electronica outta Chicago. Indiveed – 'Suspense' Atmospheric, burbling, insistent, quirky, original. The sound of underground Ukraine. Dor Danino – 'Mezoti' Edgy, sultry techno vibes care of our man in Israel. Jonathan Cowan – 'Alden's Groove' Wonky. Timeless. Euphoric. A modern classic from a Florida OG. Darksidevinyl – 'Plastic Dream' Dark by name dark by nature. Peak time Egyptian throbber. Smash TV – 'Slider' Teutonic techno dons deliver mindbending melodica, genius riff, epic breakdown. Folgar feat Paula Os – Playground Deep, sexy electronica. 80s vibes through a 2022 Argentinean lens. Matthias Winnfield – 'Flatliner' Bubbling, acidic, heads down rave monster, full-on Turkish delight.

Selador Recordings Podcasts
*SELADOR PREMIERE* Nick Stoynoff - 35

Selador Recordings Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 4:00


So, we've got our latest showcase primed and ready to go and face a dilemma. We have no less than eight (count 'em) new tracks to tell you about, a stunning sonic smorgasbord that summarises all Selador holds dear. But with our collective attention spans allegedly getting shorter, our poor befuddled minds crushed between vapid soundbites and oppressive 'long reads' – how do we do them all justice in a press release that hits that 'perfect length' sweet spot? And of course, while we yak on, your time could be better spent listening to the aforementioned sonic smorgasbord. So, the challenge we have set ourselves is to get you as excited as we are about this titanic tuneage while limiting ourselves to a max ten words per track – and without using the words 'banger', 'anthem' or 'piledriver' (the boss noticed our over-use of that last one). So without any further ado… Nick Stoynoff – '35' Episodic, wide-screen tribal builder. 24 carat electronica outta Chicago. Indiveed – 'Suspense' Atmospheric, burbling, insistent, quirky, original. The sound of underground Ukraine. Dor Danino – 'Mezoti' Edgy, sultry techno vibes care of our man in Israel. Jonathan Cowan – 'Alden's Groove' Wonky. Timeless. Euphoric. A modern classic from a Florida OG. Darksidevinyl – 'Plastic Dream' Dark by name dark by nature. Peak time Egyptian throbber. Smash TV – 'Slider' Teutonic techno dons deliver mindbending melodica, genius riff, epic breakdown. Folgar feat Paula Os – Playground Deep, sexy electronica. 80s vibes through a 2022 Argentinean lens. Matthias Winnfield – 'Flatliner' Bubbling, acidic, heads down rave monster, full-on Turkish delight.

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein
Santiago Siri: Crypto Governance, DAOs, Digital Identity and Voting.

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 73:15


0:00 -- Intro.1:30 -- Start of interview.3:32 -- Santi's "origin story". He was  born and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "The year 1983 was a symbolic year in Argentina because it's the year that democracy came back to the country." "My generation was tainted by two events: the hyperinflation of 1989 and the collapse of 2001 (peso devaluation and bank deposit freezes)."5:11 -- Argentina's strange political case. 7:24 -- Santi's professional background going from gaming, to founding "Partido de la Red" (the "Net Party") in 2012 - a political party in Argentina (inspired by Giorgio Jackson), and his pivot to crypto.14:04 -- His endeavors with Democracy Earth Foundation and UBI (Universal Basic Income through the Ethereum blockchain). The impact of Bitcoin and the new generation of builders in Argentina, with global leaders such as Decentraland. The strong adoption of crypto in countries like Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba: "There is a real need for crypto in countries that need an alternative."16:12  -- The connection of crypto with corporate governance. His interest on voting "we realized that whoever controls the registry of voters can decide the outcome of elections." The concept of Proof of Humanity ("the protocol got activated in March 2021 and it has had 50 proposals since then." How voting works in this DAO. "You see how contested the positions are to the extent of how people are willing to cheat in order to win." 23:19 -- Explaining DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations). Different DAO applications. Token voting. On The DAO hack (2016).25:59 -- On the evolution of DAOs. On Vitalik Buterin (co-founder of Ethereum): "I think he's today's most inspiring leader in technology, by far. In the same rank as Elon Musk, and many other great ones." "A lot of the [crypto] community looks up to him as a role model who really understands what it means to lead through the process of creation of a decentralized network." "It's a very counter-intuitive exercise in leadership because you actually need to reject being in control, in order to gain legitimacy." "The role that founders play in these networks I think is a determinant factor in the outcome of how projects evolve over time." "Nothing ever begins decentralized, it needs to be progressively decentralized throughout time." "Building institutionality in cyberspace I think has tremendous power for coordination of humans and capital in a global, more legitimate way."28:46 -- On the role of founders, contrast between 'traditional' founder-controlled startups and new decentralized crypto projects. On Vitalik's founder's take in a reply to Balaji Sirinivasan's book the Network State. Santi has personally dealt with some of these founder debates, he's currently a Mission Board Member at Proof of Humanity, elected by the community.32:32 -- On the contrast of "corporate governance" and "crypto or DAO governance". "One of the most interesting projects in the space right now, I think is a project called Kleros, a decentralized arbitration service for disputes of the new economy." "They work as oracles that bring into the blockchain human judgment, based on a drafted policy or guideline." This is very important for enforcement, and to audit the decision process. On-chain governance vs Off-chain governance. The cases of Aragon and Moloch DAO (founded by Ameen Soleimani). "In Proof of Humanity, we don't want voting to be on-chain, because it makes it expensive to vote. The purpose of voting is to be an alternative to economic incentives. So voting needs to happen off-chain for voting to remain free [and] a right." Snapshot as the off-chain voting mechanism. Kleros' Governor solution.42:18 -- On Proof of Humanity (~16,630 profiles), its DAO, and UBI. "Argentina and Brazil are two of the leading adopters of UBI right now." Proof of Integrity DAO (promoting technological inclusion).47:44 -- On the current "crypto crash", the cases of Terra/Luna, Celsius. "You can see the ripples of Terra going down throughout the industry, it led to the Celsius and 3AC collapse... you can see the dominoes falling in a very clear way."55:12 -- On the advantage of understanding how to code. [reference to Vitalik's visit to Buenos Aires in his podcast "Por Qué No Te Habré Hecho Caso" (a leading crypto podcast in Spanish] 57:10 - Some of the books that have greatly influenced his life: The Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon (1937) *prologue written by Jorge Luis Borges.Gödel, Escher, Bach, by Douglas Hofstadter  (1979) "the bible of Artificial Intelligence"The Sovereign Individual, by William Rees-Mogg and James Dale Davidson. (1997)59:44 - Who were your mentors, and what did you learn from them? Emiliano Kargieman, now CEO and founder of Satellogic.*story of Vitalik Buterin's visit to Buenos Aires in Dec of 2021.*on El Salvador's Bitcoin adoption by President Nayib Bukele.01:08:22 - Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by? "Sic transit gloria [Mundi]" (Latin for "Glory Fades" or "thus passes the glory of the world") *he first heard about it in Wes Anderson's movie Rushmore (1998). 01:09:23 -  An unusual habit or an absurd thing that he loves: Iglesia Maradoniana!01:10:31 - The living person he most admires: his brother Liniers, a famous Argentinean cartoonist. "It was like growing up with Walt Disney."Santi Siri is the Founder of Democracy Earth Foundation, a non-profit organization backed by Y Combinator that built Universal Basic Income (UBI) on Ethereum and launched Proof of Humanity, where he serves as a Mission Board Member. He was the founder of "Partido de la Red"  (the "Net Party") in Argentina, and is the currently the host of the podcast "Por Qué No Te Habré Hecho Caso", focusing on crypto (in Spanish). He has been featured on Wired, Time and many other media outlets.__ You can follow Santi on social media at:Twitter: @santisiriUBI token: @ubidotethProof of Humanity DAO: @PoHDAODemocracy Earth: @DemocracyEarth__ You can follow Evan on social media at:Twitter: @evanepsteinLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/epsteinevan/ Substack: https://evanepstein.substack.com/__Music/Soundtrack (found via Free Music Archive): Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

Selador Recordings Podcasts
*SELADOR PREMIERE* Jonathan Cowan - Alden's Groove

Selador Recordings Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 3:45


So, we've got our latest showcase primed and ready to go and face a dilemma. We have no less than eight (count 'em) new tracks to tell you about, a stunning sonic smorgasbord that summarises all Selador holds dear. But with our collective attention spans allegedly getting shorter, our poor befuddled minds crushed between vapid soundbites and oppressive 'long reads' – how do we do them all justice in a press release that hits that 'perfect length' sweet spot? And of course, while we yak on, your time could be better spent listening to the aforementioned sonic smorgasbord. So, the challenge we have set ourselves is to get you as excited as we are about this titanic tuneage while limiting ourselves to a max ten words per track – and without using the words 'banger', 'anthem' or 'piledriver' (the boss noticed our over-use of that last one). So without any further ado… Nick Stoynoff – '35' Episodic, wide-screen tribal builder. 24 carat electronica outta Chicago. Indiveed – 'Suspense' Atmospheric, burbling, insistent, quirky, original. The sound of underground Ukraine. Dor Danino – 'Mezoti' Edgy, sultry techno vibes care of our man in Israel. Jonathan Cowan – 'Alden's Groove' Wonky. Timeless. Euphoric. A modern classic from a Florida OG. Darksidevinyl – 'Plastic Dream' Dark by name dark by nature. Peak time Egyptian throbber. Smash TV – 'Slider' Teutonic techno dons deliver mindbending melodica, genius riff, epic breakdown. Folgar feat Paula Os – Playground Deep, sexy electronica. 80s vibes through a 2022 Argentinean lens. Matthias Winnfield – 'Flatliner' Bubbling, acidic, heads down rave monster, full-on Turkish delight.

BLOOM RECORDS PODCAST
PREMIERE: Alex O'Rion - Sericum [Meanwhile]

BLOOM RECORDS PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 7:36


Both huge names in the progressive house genre, Alex O'Rion & Ezequiel Arias join forces for a debut on Meanwhile as the GMJ & Matter led imprint celebrates its 34th release with “Solis”. Two further solo tracks from Alex O'Rion complete the musical picture. An artist at the centre of the underground dance scene for almost 20 years and with over 400 production credits to his name, Alex O'Rion has been a Meanwhile regular, most notably with his landmark four-track “Echium” EP in May 2021. A trio of remixes for Rich Curtis and GMJ & Matter themselves bookend a powerful portfolio on the label. Similarly, Ezequiel Arias has found himself at the vanguard of the modern progressive house movement with his standout work for a host of blue-chip imprints including Anjunadeep, Sudbeat Music and Nick Warren's The Soundgarden. Now making his Meanwhile debut, Arias joins forces with Alex O'Rion as the duo showcase “Solis”. The headline track is thus a powerful reminder of the combined talent of the Dutch and Argentinean pairing as “Solis” powers forward with chest-thumping kick and sublime bassline groove. Clave percussive flourishes add a summery vibe to proceedings as a filtered synth line gradually comes to the fore, mirroring the bassline foundation. Gently evolving across the 6-minute piece, a free-flowing synth line wends its way across the melodic collage while a beatless breakdown creates the perfect opportunity for a variation in the cadenced chord progression. Hitting its stride once more in the second half, “Solis” is a timely reminder of the silky-smooth skills and unrivalled craftsmanship of the talented duo. “Pluvia” sees Alex O'Rion back on solo duties as a chunky beat and swung offbeat hi-hats create the perfect environment for crackling effects and pitched synths to flow in sparkling patterns against a backdrop of white-noise risers. Evolving with ease, subtle melodies play off each other in fluid rivulets of sound. Metallic wind chimes echo in random patterns as a smorgasbord of sound effects give the sonic impression of falling rain in a sparking track. The final piece finds “Sericum” proving an apposite title as a smooth-roasted bass groove sits below deep kick and cavernous sub-bass pattern. A shuffling hi-hat top line provides subtle urgency as a mellifluous synth line flows like honey as the track reaches its mid-point. A reverb-soaked lead line adds harmonic variation as a vibrant breakdown creates the perfect moment of reflection. The rhythmic melange once again hits its mark again in the second half, accompanied by the array of opulent melodic elements introduced earlier in the piece. “Through “Solis”, Alex O'Rion and Ezequiel Arias burn brightly in a stunning array of iridescent aural colour. Directed by GMJ & Matter Mastered by Cid Inc. Design by Matter Text by James Warren

Hand Of Pod
Episode 436: Vélez are the last Argentines standing in the Libertadores

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 81:39


This week Sam, English Dan, Andrés and Tony are visited by listener Tommy to discuss a week of action that's seen Atlético Tucumán remain top of the table with an unlikely chasing pack, and Vélez Sarsfield emerge as the only Argentine (and indeed non-Brazilian) semifinalists in this year's Copa Libertadores, after they beat Talleres pretty comfortably over two legs and Estudiantes got hit by the mother of all sucker punches from Athletico Paranaense.

Selador Recordings Podcasts
*SELADOR PREMIERE* Indieveed - Suspense

Selador Recordings Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 3:50


So, we've got our latest showcase primed and ready to go and face a dilemma. We have no less than eight (count ‘em) new tracks to tell you about, a stunning sonic smorgasbord that summarises all Selador holds dear. But with collective attention spans allegedly getting shorter, our poor befuddled minds crushed between vapid soundbites and oppressive ‘long reads' – how do we do them all justice in one concise press release that hits that ‘perfect length' sweet spot? Our solution? To get you as excited as we are about this bountiful batch of titanic tuneage we are limiting ourselves to ten adjective-heavy words per track – all without using the words ‘banger', ‘anthem' or 'piledriver' (the boss noticed our over-use of that last one). So without any further ado, cop for these… Nick Stoynoff – ‘35' Episodic, wide-screen, deep, lush business. 24 carat electronica outta Chicago. Indieveed – ‘Suspense' Atmospheric, wonky, insistent and distinctive. The sound of underground Ukraine. Dor Danino – ‘Mezoti' Edgy, sultry lo-slung techno vibes care of our man in Israel. Jonathan Cowan – ‘Alden's Groove' Timeless, glitchy, bouncy House. A modern classic from a Florida OG. Darksidevinyl – ‘Plastic Dream' Dark by name dark by nature. A mighty melodic Egyptian throbber. Smash TV – ‘Slider' Teutonic techno don dropping mindbending melodica complete with euphoric breakdown. Folgar feat Paula Os – Playground Deep, sexy Indie Dance, 80s vibes through a 2022 Argentinean lens. Matthias Winnfield – ‘Flatliner' A peak time, heads-down, rave monster. Full-on Turkish delight. Bosh! Done! Our Sweet Summer Suite. Team Selador - Sweet as! x

Selador Recordings Podcasts
*SELADOR PREMIERE* Folgar Feat Paula Os - Playground

Selador Recordings Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 3:30


So, we've got our latest showcase primed and ready to go and face a dilemma. We have no less than eight (count ‘em) new tracks to tell you about, a stunning sonic smorgasbord that summarises all Selador holds dear. But with collective attention spans allegedly getting shorter, our poor befuddled minds crushed between vapid soundbites and oppressive ‘long reads' – how do we do them all justice in one concise press release that hits that ‘perfect length' sweet spot? Our solution? To get you as excited as we are about this bountiful batch of titanic tuneage we are limiting ourselves to ten adjective-heavy words per track – all without using the words ‘banger', ‘anthem' or 'piledriver' (the boss noticed our over-use of that last one). So without any further ado, cop for these… Nick Stoynoff – ‘35' Episodic, wide-screen, deep, lush business. 24 carat electronica outta Chicago. Indieveed – ‘Suspense' Atmospheric, wonky, insistent and distinctive. The sound of underground Ukraine. Dor Danino – ‘Mezoti' Edgy, sultry lo-slung techno vibes care of our man in Israel. Jonathan Cowan – ‘Alden's Groove' Timeless, glitchy, bouncy House. A modern classic from a Florida OG. Darksidevinyl – ‘Plastic Dream' Dark by name dark by nature. A mighty melodic Egyptian throbber. Smash TV – ‘Slider' Teutonic techno don dropping mindbending melodica complete with euphoric breakdown. Folgar feat Paula Os – Playground Deep, sexy Indie Dance, 80s vibes through a 2022 Argentinean lens. Matthias Winnfield – ‘Flatliner' A peak time, heads-down, rave monster. Full-on Turkish delight. Bosh! Done! Our Sweet Summer Suite. Team Selador - Sweet as! x

Selador Recordings Podcasts
*SELADOR PREMIERE* Dor Danino - MEZOTI

Selador Recordings Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 3:20


So, we've got our latest showcase primed and ready to go and face a dilemma. We have no less than eight (count ‘em) new tracks to tell you about, a stunning sonic smorgasbord that summarises all Selador holds dear. But with collective attention spans allegedly getting shorter, our poor befuddled minds crushed between vapid soundbites and oppressive ‘long reads' – how do we do them all justice in one concise press release that hits that ‘perfect length' sweet spot? Our solution? To get you as excited as we are about this bountiful batch of titanic tuneage we are limiting ourselves to ten adjective-heavy words per track – all without using the words ‘banger', ‘anthem' or 'piledriver' (the boss noticed our over-use of that last one). So without any further ado, cop for these… Nick Stoynoff – ‘35' Episodic, wide-screen, deep, lush business. 24 carat electronica outta Chicago. Indieveed – ‘Suspense' Atmospheric, wonky, insistent and distinctive. The sound of underground Ukraine. Dor Danino – ‘Mezoti' Edgy, sultry lo-slung techno vibes care of our man in Israel. Jonathan Cowan – ‘Alden's Groove' Timeless, glitchy, bouncy House. A modern classic from a Florida OG. Darksidevinyl – ‘Plastic Dream' Dark by name dark by nature. A mighty melodic Egyptian throbber. Smash TV – ‘Slider' Teutonic techno don dropping mindbending melodica complete with euphoric breakdown. Folgar feat Paula Os – Playground Deep, sexy Indie Dance, 80s vibes through a 2022 Argentinean lens. Matthias Winnfield – ‘Flatliner' A peak time, heads-down, rave monster. Full-on Turkish delight. Bosh! Done! Our Sweet Summer Suite. Team Selador - Sweet as! x

Selador Recordings Podcasts
*SELADOR PREMIERE* Darksidevinyl - Plastic Dream

Selador Recordings Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 3:35


So, we've got our latest showcase primed and ready to go and face a dilemma. We have no less than eight (count ‘em) new tracks to tell you about, a stunning sonic smorgasbord that summarises all Selador holds dear. But with collective attention spans allegedly getting shorter, our poor befuddled minds crushed between vapid soundbites and oppressive ‘long reads' – how do we do them all justice in one concise press release that hits that ‘perfect length' sweet spot? Our solution? To get you as excited as we are about this bountiful batch of titanic tuneage we are limiting ourselves to ten adjective-heavy words per track – all without using the words ‘banger', ‘anthem' or 'piledriver' (the boss noticed our over-use of that last one). So without any further ado, cop for these… Nick Stoynoff – ‘35' Episodic, wide-screen, deep, lush business. 24 carat electronica outta Chicago. Indieveed – ‘Suspense' Atmospheric, wonky, insistent and distinctive. The sound of underground Ukraine. Dor Danino – ‘Mezoti' Edgy, sultry lo-slung techno vibes care of our man in Israel. Jonathan Cowan – ‘Alden's Groove' Timeless, glitchy, bouncy House. A modern classic from a Florida OG. Darksidevinyl – ‘Plastic Dream' Dark by name dark by nature. A mighty melodic Egyptian throbber. Smash TV – ‘Slider' Teutonic techno don dropping mindbending melodica complete with euphoric breakdown. Folgar feat Paula Os – Playground Deep, sexy Indie Dance, 80s vibes through a 2022 Argentinean lens. Matthias Winnfield – ‘Flatliner' A peak time, heads-down, rave monster. Full-on Turkish delight. Bosh! Done! Our Sweet Summer Suite. Team Selador - Sweet as! x

Hand Of Pod
Episode 435: Atlético Tucumán still lead, and Vélez and Talleres serve up a Libertadores thriller

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 72:18


This week, Sam and Dan look back on a weekend which saw Atlético Tucumán remain four points clear at the top of the league, a six-goal thriller in Avellaneda and both River and Boca lose. In the Copa Libertadores, the first leg of Vélez Sarsfield v Talleres was an absolute humdinger, and our listeners' questions include one about the chances of Ricardo Caruso Lombardi catching monkeypox.

Hand Of Pod
Episode 434: a busy week in the Liga Profesional

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 80:44


It's only been a week since our last episode, but this week felt particular packed, with plenty of stuff to discuss both on and off the pitch in the league and Tigre being shocked in the Copa Argentina by Deportivo Madryn, as well as a Copa América Femenina update. Sam, English Dan and Andrés talk you through it all.

Hand Of Pod
Episode 433: Tevez gets his first wins as a manager and Argentinos lead the way

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 80:03


This week, Sam, English Dan and Andrés look back on almost two full rounds of action that included Carlos Tevez's Rosario Central winning the clásico rosarino against Newell's Old Boys, and reflect on a top five that currently includes exactly no teams we'd have predicted would be in the top five after nine matches. We also ask whether Rodrigo De Paul's place in Argentina's World Cup squad could be endangered by his divorce proceedings, and because that apparently isn't quite WTF enough, we discuss the news that Maxi López is (one of) the new owner(s) of Birmingham City?!

Hand Of Pod
Episode 432: Racing claim the clásico; Newell's remain top

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 72:24


This week, Sam and English Dan look back on last week's league games, including a whole load of 3–2s and a 1–0 win for Racing over Independiente, consider the main runners in the title race and more bad results for River Plate and Boca Juniors. The title is already out of date, because thanks to a 1–0 win over Aldosivi on Friday night, at the time of uploading this episode Atlético Tucumán(!) were top of the league.

Hand Of Pod
Episode 431: The end of the road for Battaglia ... and Gallardo?

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 112:15


This week, Sam, English Dan, Santi and Andrés catch you up with last weekend's league action but spend the bulk of the podcast talking Libertadores, and in particular going over the eliminations of Boca Juniors, who reacted by firing Sebastián Battaglia, and River Plate, who (unsurprisingly) did not react by firing Marcelo Gallardo. Vélez Sarsfield, Talleres(!) and – confirmed after we finished recording – Estudiantes are Argentina's three representatives in the last eight, but they'll have to fight their ways past five Brazilian sides to taste glory.

Hand Of Pod
Episode 430: A lot of catching up to do

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 70:47


After a planned week off followed by an unplanned bout of COVID for Sam which forced a second week off (hard to record a podcast when you've got a slight fever and your throat hurts too much to talk), Sam, Santi and English Dan are back – over Zoom – to look back on the four rounds of Liga Profesional action we've missed and the start of the rounds of sixteen in the Copas Libertadores and Sudamericana.

The Give N Go
FAN VIDEO Q&A: 20 WORLD FOOTBALL TOPICS IN 120 MINUTES

The Give N Go

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 111:16


Reynoso & Soltero return with a gargantuan episode discussing all things world football, starting off with the incredible demise of the Peruvian national team and ending it off with a fun FAN VIDEO Q&A session. (00:00) Intro (00:32) MERCH Announcement (02:29) Peru fail to qualify to the World Cup (08:57) This is the end of an era for Peru (12:50) CONMEBOL is on the decline (13:55) I have serious concerns about ECUADOR (16:08) COSTA RICA qualify for the WORLD CUP (22:53) The LEGEND of JOEL CAMPBELL (27:20) Reynoso almost got JUMPED at a party (30:27) CLARIFICATION Segment: Who we support, why we watch football & what positions we played growing up (43:41) Analyzing SADIO MANE's transfer  (50:41) FAN VIDEO Q&A Intro (51:15) Are DIVISION 2 teams in the POWER 5 leagues better than the MLS? (57:04) Who is the biggest DYNASTY in football history?  (01:03:38) Who are you in TRAINING? (01:05:54) Who is the best Argentinean players excluding Maradona & Messi? (01:12:48) Does MESSI make it to the 2026 World Cup? (01:16:56) Is there any chance HAALAND takes over RONALDO in goalscoring? (01:21:31) Which GENERATION of the MEXICAN national team is the best in history? (01:26:00) Starting front 3 for MEXICO at the World Cup? Who is going to be a SURPRISE at the World Cup? (01:34:34) Who are your TOP 3 ones to watch TEENAGERS? (01:38:09) How do you think AMERICA is going to do this season? (01:42:02) Thoughts on ATALANTA possibly getting LUIS SUAREZ? (01:46:41) Should MESSI leave PSG?

Composers Datebook
Anderson and Golijov for the record

Composers Datebook

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 2:00 Very Popular


Synopsis It's a mark success when a new musical work is recorded shortly after its premiere, and even more when the recording session itself is the premiere. But that was the case with many works written by the American composer Leroy Anderson, whose short and tuneful compositions from the 1940s, 50s and 60s proved enormously popular during his lifetime. On June 20, 1962, Anderson was at New York's Manhattan Center, conducting for Decca Records the premiere of his “Clarinet Candy.” By recording in the summer months, when many of New York's best symphonic players were available for studio work, Anderson was able to round up top-notch musicians for his recording sessions. The contemporary Argentinean-born composer Osvaldo Golijov has also proved popular enough to have many of his brand-new works recorded either at their premieres or shortly thereafter. This Klezmer-style clarinet piece is entitled “Rocketekya,” and was written for the 20th anniversary of New York's Merkin Hall. Golijov explained: “I thought it would be interesting to write a different sort of celebratory piece, and I had an idea of a shofar blasting inside a rocket—an ancient sound propelled toward the future.” Music Played in Today's Program Leroy Anderson (1908 - 1975) –Clarinet Candy (Decca Studio Orchestra; Leroy Anderson, cond.) MCA 9815 Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960) Rocketekya (David Krakauer, clarinet; Alicia Svigals, violin; Martha Mooke, electric viola; Pablo Aslan, contrabass) Naxos 8.559403

GENERATION RIPE
The Eighty-Fifth One... and it's Wendi & Dfernando

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 15:55


Episode 85 and Wendi and Dfernando do some catching up.  Wendi shares she had COVID (get your boosters, kids!), revisiting the original Australian comedy series KATH & KIM, and thinking about some new segments to add to the podcast: First one is: GORGEOUS LIVING - ways that you can live gorgeously.Second one is: QUEEN ENERGY - when you stand in your power, ladies.And Wendi and Dfernando discuss her new haircut she did herself, thanks to Jayne Matthews (@jayne_edosalon).  Wendi used the Bangs & Layers Bundle to create her new haircut/hairstyle.  Visit Jayne Matthews' website for full details and DIY Classes, etc. Also, there's some updates on past guests: Hayley Orrantia's appearance on FOX TV's THE MASK SINGER and the star-studded production of the Cyndi Lauper Broadway musical KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl; and a limited engagement of A STAR IS BORED author Byron Lane's acclaimed play TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIG'S LIST, starring Tom Lenk as Tilda Swinton.  On THE RIPE REPORT, Dfernando shares 2 of his favorite NYC-based RIPES: CRIOLLAS Baked Empanadas, authentic Argentinean empanadas available at the Turnstyle Underground Market (located underground at the 59th Street/Columbus Circle subway station!), and the old elevated rail line park THE HIGH LINE.  Wendi shares a new discovery: the Showtime TV series I LOVE THAT FOR YOU, created and starring former SNL cast member Vanessa Bayer, Molly Shannon, Jenifer Lewis and Matt Rogers, and which takes place in the world of a major home shopping network.  Also, take a listen to Matt Rogers' and SNL's Bowen Yang's podcast LAS CULTURISTAS.  Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPERemember to subscribe to GENERATION RIPEAnd rate & leave us a review by clicking HERE!Visit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Hand Of Pod
Episode 429: Messi passes Pelé and Puskás, and the Liga Profesional 2022 begins

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 91:02


This week Sam, English Dan, Santi and Andrés look back on the opening weekend of the 2022 Liga Profesional and Racing's shocking (but not really that shocking, perhaps) Copa Argentina exit against Agropecuario Argentino. We also talk about Santi's experience last week at Wembley for Argentina v Italy and look back on Argentina's 5–0 win over Estonia, in which Lionel Messi scored all five goals, going past Ferenc Puskás in the all-time international goals list and Pelé in the all-time goals in official matches list in the process.

Doomer Optimism
Episode 44 - Magnus Popp w/ Ashley Colby

Doomer Optimism

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 67:30


On this episode of Doomer Optimism we're going down south with Magnus Popp and Ashley Colby (@RizomaSchool), two Doomer Optimists that are cutting a new path forward in Uruguay. In this wide-ranging conversation, Ashley and Magnus chat about Magnus' past as a researcher in evolutionary biology, and his new life as a free man, homesteader, and self-described "beer brewing control freakish evolutionary biologist." About Magnus Popp Magnus Popp is a PhD in Evolutionary Biology, a Swedish homesteader in Uruguay living with his Argentinean wife Virginia and two kids. He is a self described beer brewing control freakish evolutionary biologist. About Ashley Colby Ashley is an Environmental Sociologist who studied at Washington State University, the department that founded the subdiscipline. She's interested in and passionate about the myriad creative ways in which people are forming new social worlds in resistance to the failures of late capitalism and resultant climate disasters. I am a qualitative researcher so I tend to focus on the informal spaces of innovation. She's the founder of Rizoma Field School and Rizoma Foundation.

Hand Of Pod
Episode 428: Argentina batter Italy, and the long domestic break is finally over

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 89:08


This week, Sam and English Dan look back on South American champions Argentina playing European champions Italy off the Wembley pitch on Wednesday night in the revived Artemio Franchi trophy match, look at the last sixteen draws of the Copas Libertadores and Sudamericana, and celebrate the fact that the long Argentine winter break is over after all of twelve days since the Copa de la Liga ended, because the Liga Profesional started a few hours before this episode was uploaded!

Hand Of Pod
Episode 427: Boca win the Copa de la Liga and the continental group stages are over

Hand Of Pod

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 68:50


This week, Sam and English Dan look back on the semis and the final of the Copa de la Liga, which saw Boca Juniors lift the trophy but NOT, after all the fuss at the start of the competition about how it would count as a league title, being crowned the champions of Argentina for some very AFA reasons. We also look back (and into the present, as we were recording) on the final round of matches in the group stages of the Copas Libertadores and Sudamericana, and if you don't know how Boca did on Thursday night and whether or not they've qualified you'll want to keep listening after the end theme music.

Anticipating The Unintended
#168 The (W)heat Is On

Anticipating The Unintended

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 25:36


India Policy Watch #1: Silver Linings PlaybookInsights on burning policy issues in India- RSJHello Readers! We are back after a nice, little break. Things have changed a bit in the past four weeks; haven’t they? Stock markets around the world are down by 10 per cent. Central banks have hiked interest rates by 40-50 bps. Inflation in the US is running at a 40-year high of over eight per cent. Retail inflation in India at 7.79 per cent is beyond the zone of comfort for RBI. The Rupee hit an all-time low last week. Technology stocks are down all over the world and the deal pipeline in the digital startup space has all but dried up. Musk is buying Twitter or maybe he isn’t. NFTs are dead and buried and crypto valuations are in a funk (or in a death spiral as Matt Levine puts it). And no one really knows anything about the Ukraine war. It drags on like a Putin-shaped monster waddling its way through the spring rasputitsa with no hope of getting anywhere. Such then are the vagaries of the world.  Thankfully, the Indian news channels were debating more important issues during these times. Like loudspeaker bans in religious institutions. Like a videographic survey of a Varanasi mosque by a 52-member team. Or if the Taj Mahal was indeed a Shiva temple called Tejo Mahalaya before Shah Jahan, that undisputed emperor of large tracts of Hindustan in the 17th century, figured he had run out of land to build a mausoleum in memory of his late wife. Or if Sri Lanka was more in the dumps than us in these times. These things matter. So they must be investigated by the intrepid reporters sitting in the studios. We must be forever thankful for the oasis of assurance that Indian news channels offer to us in this volatile and uncertain world.Anyway, coming back to the point, things have turned for the worse since we last wrote on these pages. Yet, amidst all the talks of a recession or stagflation, I believe there’s some kind of silver lining for India if it plays this situation well. Sweet Are the Uses Of InflationFirst, let’s look at the inflation and the rising interest rate scenario. India didn’t go down the path of expanding the fisc by doling out cash incentives at the peak of Covid induced distress in the economy. Much of the “20-lakh crores package” that was announced in May 2020 was either repurposing of the existing schemes or putting a monetary value on loans, subsidies or free food that was offered to the people. So, while the RBI cut rates and increased liquidity, the supply of money in the system and the government balance sheet didn’t bloat like those in the US and other western economies. The upside of the US model was that the economy rebounded faster, it began running at almost full employment and people who got Covid relief checks started spending as the economy opened up. The downside is an overheated economy that now needs to be cooled down but that comes with its consequences. The war in Ukraine and the resultant rise in oil and commodity prices have queered the pitch. So, for the first time in a long, long time the Fed has had to raise rates while the markets are falling. In 2022, the global rich have lost over a trillion dollars already as markets have fallen while the poor have had their wage increases outpace inflation. There’s less K-shaped recovery discussions in the US happening today. Anyway, these are new scenarios for an entire generation raised on rising stocks, low inflation and low-interest rates. This will be a hard landing for them. In the model that India followed, on the other hand, there was real distress in the rural and informal economy because of the absence of a direct cash transfer scheme during the pandemic. As the economy opened up, there were supply chain disruptions that hurt multiple sectors. The rise in oil prices because of the war added to the inflation. But there is an important difference between our inflation and that of the West. It is more a supply-side issue for us. A few rate hikes, some stability in oil and commodity prices and our continued diplomatic balancing act that will help us with cheap oil from Russia should stabilise things. We could be looking at a transitory elevated inflation for a few quarters rather than something more structural. Also, we have a much greater headroom to control inflation by raising rates. The repo is at 4.4 per cent after the out-of-turn increase by RBI last week. It is useful to remember as late as mid-2018, the repo was at 6.5 per cent and that didn’t look like a very high rate at that time. So, the RBI has another 150-200 bps of flex to tame inflation without seriously hurting growth, unlike the West. And that is only if the inflation prints get into the teens. That looks unlikely. So, what’s in store for us? We will continue with the trends we have seen so far: a K-shaped recovery that will hurt the poor more, the formalisation of the economy will mean the published numbers of GST collections or income tax mop-up will be buoyant, the food subsidy and other schemes started during the pandemic will continue for foreseeable future and we might get away managing to keep inflation down without killing growth.Second, the structural inflation in the western economies will mean they will have to take a couple of long-term calls. The discussion on the first of these calls is already on with an urgency markedly different from what it was six months back. How to reduce the dependence on oil and gas that support authoritarian regimes around the world? This shift away from the middle-east and Russia for energy is now an irreversible trend. Expect a rethink on nuclear energy and acceleration on the adoption of EVs. The other call is who should we back to replace China as the source of cheap goods and services to the west? The low inflation that the west has been used to over the past two decades is in large part on account of China’s integration into global trade. Now China wants to move up the value chain. Worse, it wants to replace the US as the dominant superpower. Continuing to strengthen China economically is no longer an option. China has done its cause no favour by being a bully around its neighbourhood (we know it first hand), being a terrible friend (ask Sri Lanka) and creating an axis with Russia and other authoritarian regimes around the world. There’s no going back to a working relationship with China of the kind that was prevailing before the pandemic. It is unreliable and it won’t turn into an open, democratic society with rising prosperity as was expected. It is difficult to see beyond India in filling that China-shaped void if the west were to search for continued low costs. Vietnam, Bangladesh and others could be alternatives but they lack the scale for the kind of shift that the west wants to make. The inflation pressure means the west doesn’t have time. India has an opportunity here. And I’m more sanguine about this because even if India shoots itself in foot like it is wont to, the way the die is cast it will still get the benefits of this shift. This is a window available for India even if it were to do its best (or worst) in distracting itself with useless, self-defeating issues. Lastly, there are some unintended consequences of a moderately high single-digit inflation for India. This is a government that likes to be fiscally prudent. It didn’t go down the path of ‘printing money’ during the pandemic because it cared about the debt to GDP ratio and the likely censure and downgrades from the global rating agencies. But it is also a government that likes welfarism. Welfarism + Hindutva + Nationalism is the trident it has used to power its electoral fortunes. A rate of inflation that’s higher than government bond yields will pare down the debt to GDP ratio and allow it to fund more welfare schemes. And that’s not a bad idea too considering there’s evidence that things might not be great in the informal economy. That apart, the inflation in food prices because of supply chain disruptions, increase in MSP and the war in Ukraine is good news for the rural economy. After a long time, the WPI food inflation is trending above CPI which means farmers are getting the upside of higher food prices. I guess no one will grudge them this phase however short-lived it might be. Well, I’m not often optimistic on these pages. But the way the stars have aligned themselves, India does have an opportunity to revive its economy in a manner that can sustain itself for long. The question is will it work hard and make the most of it? Or, is it happy being lulled into false glories and imaginary victimhood from the past that its news channels peddle every day?A Framework a Week: Errors of omission and commission — how VLSI relates to subsidiesTools for thinking public policy— Pranay Kotasthane(This article is an updated version of my 2014 essay on nationalinterest.in)The fundamental idea of any testing is to prevent a faulty product from reaching the end consumer. A well-designed test is one that accurately identifies all types of defects in the product. Very often though, this is not possible as tests may not cover the exact range of defects that might actually exist. In that case, the suite of tests leads to errors of commission or omissions. The interesting question, then is — which of the two errors is acceptable?An illustrationThis second problem can be explained using a fairly simple scenario from “Design-for-Testability” theory used in all integrated chip (IC) manufacturing companies. Consider a firm that makes the processor chips going into your laptops. Every single processor chip goes through a set of tests to identify if the chip is good or bad. Four scenarios result from this exercise:The two scenarios marked in green are the best-case scenarios. In the first of these, all the designed tests are unable to find any fault with the chip. At the same time, the chip itself does not show any defects after reaching the end consumers. When such awesomely functional chips reach your laptops, the chip-making companies make profits.In the second “green” scenario, the tests indicate that there is a problem with the chip. Further debugging (which involves greater costs) concludes that this chip is actually manufactured erroneously. It is then the raison d’être of the tests to throw away these chips so that they do not reach the customers.However, when tests are unable to identify any problem with the chip even though it is bad, we end up in the second choice problem 1 scenario or the “error of commission”. This is the scenario you encounter when your laptop crashes within a few days/weeks/years (within the guarantee period) after purchase. Obviously, this makes the consumer lose trust in the product and dents the manufacturing firm’s image.On the other hand, there is the second choice problem 2, where tests are designed so thoroughly that they start eliminating chips which are actually not dysfunctional. This is the Error of Omission. The cost involved with this error is that it leads to a loss of revenue as many good chips are just thrown away based on faulty tests. It also lowers the confidence of the firm.The above illustration shows the two errors that are commonly encountered in the chip manufacturing business. Which of them is tolerable is a function of the company’s image in the market, the end application of the product and the costs involved. For example, if the chip is being manufactured for use in mission-critical automobile systems like auto-braking or fuel injection, the preferable error is the error of omission as there’s a life and personal safety at stake. On the other hand, if the end application is a low-end mobile phone, the company might settle for a higher error of commission and avoid the extra costs of rejecting lots of chips.Application — SubsidiesThe above illustration can directly be applied to a subsidy case to explain the effect of identifying beneficiaries incorrectly. Using the framework above, we can visualise a subsidy program as shown in the figure below:From the framework above, which would be your second choice? The first option would be to start with very few beneficiaries being fully aware that there will be a definite Error of Omission. The next step would be to work on reducing this error rate itself. The problem here will be that there might be some people who, even though needy are not attended to urgently.Another option would be to start with a large number of beneficiaries being aware of the errors of commission. A subsequent step would be to try and reduce this error rate. The costs involved here are that the free-riders might sideline the really needy. Such schemes will also require huge sums of capital as they will start by serving a huge number of people. This is the path that most government subsidies follow in India. A digital identity project like Aadhaar plays a role right here — it can reduce the errors of commission.If you were to design a subsidy scheme, which would be your second choice scenario? Thinking about second choices is generally useful in public policy as the first-choice option is often unavailable. The art of policymaking lies in picking a second-best option that makes most people better off. India Policy Watch #2: Samaaj Ke Dushman Insights on burning policy issues in India- RSJHere is a quote for you to ponder over:All these theoretical difficulties are avoided if one abandons the question “Who should rule?” and replaces it by the new and practical problem: how can we best avoid situations in which a bad ruler causes too much harm? When we say that the best solution known to us is a constitution that allows a majority vote to dismiss the government, then we do not say the majority vote will always be right. We do not even say that it will usually be right. We say only that this very imperfect procedure is the best so far invented. Winston Churchill once said, jokingly, that democracy is the worst form of government—with the exception of all other known forms of government.Sounds relevant to our times?Over the past month, I have been reading Karl Popper’s “Open Society and Its Enemies”. It is a wonderful book written during WW2 when open and democratic societies were facing their most difficult test yet. The key question Popper is interested in is how do we avoid democracies falling into the trap of turning themselves inwards and giving into a majoritarian system of governance. Seems like as relevant a question as it was during the time of his writing. While reading the book, I chanced upon a most amazing essay written by Popper himself about his book in The Economist in 1988. Reading it three decades later, it is remarkable how accurate he is in first framing the core question of a democracy right and then looking for solutions that can be tested with scientific rigour. I have produced excerpts from that essay below:In “The Open Society and its Enemies” I suggested that an entirely new problem should be recognised as the fundamental problem of a rational political theory. The new problem, as distinct from the old “Who should rule?”, can be formulated as follows: how is the state to be constituted so that bad rulers can be got rid of without bloodshed, without violence?This, in contrast to the old question, is a thoroughly practical, almost technical, problem. And the modern so-called democracies are all good examples of practical solutions to this problem, even though they were not consciously designed with this problem in mind. For they all adopt what is the simplest solution to the new problem—that is, the principle that the government can be dismissed by a majority vote…My theory easily avoids the paradoxes and difficulties of the old theory—for instance, such problems as “What has to be done if ever the people vote to establish a dictatorship?” Of course, this is not likely to happen if the vote is free. But it has happened. And what if it does happen? Most constitutions in fact require far more than a majority vote to amend or change constitutional provisions, and thus would demand perhaps a two-thirds or even a three-quarters (“qualified”) majority for a vote against democracy. But this demand shows that they provide for such a change; and at the same time they do not conform to the principle that the (“unqualified”) majority will is the ultimate source of power—that the people, through a majority vote, are entitled to rule.Popper’s answer is the two-party system. The Congress is busy with its chintan shivir as we speak and I read Popper with bemusement when he wrote on the merits of a two-party system.The two-party systemIn order to make a majority government probable, we need something approaching a two-party system, as in Britain and in the United States. Since the existence of the practice of proportional representation makes such a possibility hard to attain, I suggest that, in the interest of parliamentary responsibility, we should resist the perhaps-tempting idea that democracy demands proportional representation. Instead, we should strive for a two-party system, or at least for an approximation to it, for such a system encourages a continual process of self-criticism by the two parties.Such a view will, however, provoke frequently voiced objections to the two-party system that merit examination: “A two-party system represses the formation of other parties.” This is correct. But considerable changes are apparent within the two major parties in Britain as well as in the United States. So the repression need not be a denial of flexibility.The point is that in a two-party system the defeated party is liable to take an electoral defeat seriously. So it may look for an internal reform of its aims, which is an ideological reform. If the party is defeated twice in succession, or even three times, the search for new ideas may become frantic, which obviously is a healthy development. This is likely to happen, even if the loss of votes was not very great.Under a system with many parties, and with coalitions, this is not likely to happen. Especially when the loss of votes is small, both the party bosses and the electorate are inclined to take the change quietly. They regard it as part of the game—since none of the parties had clear responsibilities. A democracy needs parties that are more sensitive than that and, if possible, constantly on the alert. Only in this way can they be induced to be self-critical. As things stand, an inclination to self-criticism after an electoral defeat is far more pronounced in countries with a two-party system than in those where there are several parties. In practice, then, a two-party system is likely to be more flexible than a multi-party system, contrary to first impressions.  PolicyWTF: The Wheat Ban Photo OpThis section looks at egregious public policies. Policies that make you go: WTF, Did that really happen?— Pranay KotasthaneThe Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has banned wheat exports from India with immediate effect. For an expert’s view on why this ban is a policyWTF, read Ashok Gulati and Sachit Gupta’s take in the Indian Express. The article lists three less-worse options that the government chose to ignore, and opted for this rather extreme step instead. From a broader public policy perspective, there are three points to learn from this PolicyWTF. One, it reflects the perilously increasing scope of what’s classified as “strategic”. Once an item gets that tag, a fundamental concept behind international trade that “only individuals trade, countries don’t”, gets defenestrated. Here’s why I think this “strategic” line of thinking is the real reason behind this policyWTF. Until 11th May, the message from the government was that it has procured sufficient stocks of wheat and that there is no plan for an outright ban on exports. The PM in his recent visit to Germany even proclaimed that Indian farmers have “stepped forward to feed the world" even as many countries grapple with wheat shortages. There were reports that the government might consider an export tax on wheat; a ban wasn’t on the cards. A May 14 Business Standard report cited an unnamed senior official thus:“We have worked on four-five policy measures to curb this unabated flow of wheat from India. A final decision on this is yet to be taken. We are waiting for approval from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).”So it seems that it was the PMO that opted for this extreme step. Why, you ask? The reason perhaps lies in the exceptions to the ban. The government plans to permit wheat exports bilaterally, on the request of specific countries. In one fell swoop, every bag of wheat being exported by an Indian farmer now becomes an economic diplomacy photo-op for the government. While this may seem like a masterstroke for the government, this ‘strategy-fication’ comes at the immense expense of farmers and traders. While they will not be able to cash in on the immediate opportunities, they might also receive smaller if not fewer international orders from international buyers in the future.The second lesson from this PolicyWTF is for the farmers. While this particular ban will undoubtedly hurt the farmers and traders, its origins lie in the now-normalised intervention of governments in all aspects of agriculture. In that sense, Minimum Support Prices (MSP) and the wheat ban are two sides of the same coin. A government that giveth will also taketh at whim. The push for making MSP a law is likely to invite more such export bans from the government, in the name of consumer interest. Observe the ease with which the State can take away economic freedoms in this statement by the Commerce Secretary:"So, what is the purpose of this order. What it is doing is in the name of prohibition - we are directing the wheat trade in a certain direction. We do not want the wheat to go in an irregulated manner to places where it might get just hoarded or where it may not be used to the purpose which we are hoping it would be used for”.The third policy lesson is the need to lift the bans on genetically edited crops. The ostensible reason for this ban was a decrease in production due to the heatwave in large parts of India. Assuming that climate change will lead to many more instances of crop failures, crops engineered to withstand higher temperatures are an important part of the solution. In the wake of the ongoing wheat shortage, there are signs that the regulatory environment is changing in a few countries. Australia and New Zealand approved a drought-tolerant Argentinean wheat variety for human consumption last week. Many countries now classify gene edited crops that do not use DNA from a different organism, as non-GMO. Indian regulators hopefully too will move in the same direction.HomeWorkReading and listening recommendations on public policy matters[Post] The Indian ‘sedition’ law was in the news last week. We had a conceptual take on sedition in edition #115 that puts the current events in context.[Podcast] What’s it like to grow, operate, and sell a manufacturing firm in India? That’s the theme of the latest Puliyabaazi with Hema Hattangady.[Book] Lithium batteries are all the rage. For understanding the politics and the geopolitics of these batteries, read Lukacz Bednarski’s succinct Lithium: The Global Race for Battery Dominance and the New Energy Revolution. For a short introduction to battery failure accidents in India, here’s a nice primer by Saurabh Chandra on Puliyabaazi. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit publicpolicy.substack.com

Hand Of Pod
Episode 426: Boca and Racing cruise through; River and Estudiantes are shocked

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Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 83:42


The Copa de la Liga knockout stage has begun, and after Tuesday's two matches brought the expected home wins for Racing and Boca Juniors, who'll meet in the first semifinal on Saturday, Wednesday saw two shock results, as Argentinos Juniors outplayed Estudiantes before putting them out on spot kicks and Tigre took advantage of a howling defensive error to beat River Plate, in spite of a Puskás Award contender from Enzo Fernández. Sam, English Dan, Santi and Andrés are on hand to talk you through it all.

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Episode 425: the Copa de la Liga groups draw to a close

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Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 71:26


This week, Sam and English Dan look back on last week's action and (most of) the midweek Sudamericana and Libertadores results, as well as looking forward to this weekend's last group stage matches in the Copa de la Liga.

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Episode 424: the Copa de la Liga group stage edges towards a close

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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 101:23


This week's HOP sees the return of a prodigal son, as Sam, English Dan and Andrés welcome Seba back to the studio, and it's an epic chat taking in Racing's fine form, the Estudiantes machine, racism in Argentina (including a very brief history lesson on the colonisation of Patagonia) and more.

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Episode 423: a lot of catching up

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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 95:42


We've got plenty of catching up to do now Sam and Dan are back from their (separate) holidays, and they're joined by Andrés, Tony and Santi to dive deep into the waters of the Copa de la Liga, including Racing's magnificent form, a surprising win for Talleres against River Plate and Independiente's deep, abiding, lustful love of a sweet, sweet draw.

SBS Polish - SBS po polsku
"The extraordinary life of an ordinary actor" by Andrzej Siedlecki - episode 3 - "Niezwyczajne życie zwyczajnego aktora" pióra Andrzeja Siedleckiego- odc 3

SBS Polish - SBS po polsku

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 8:12


Andrzej Siedlecki, a well-known actor, director, journalist and educator, reads the third fragment of his latest book "Unusual Life of an Ordinary Actor". Subsequent fragments will be broadcast on SBS radio every Wednesday. Today's episode is entitled ""Pantomime and onion soup", about Henryk Tomaszewski's pantomime in Paris and the celebration of art in an Argentinean restaurant. - Andrzej Siedlecki, znany aktor, reżyser, dziennikarz i pedagog czyta trzeci fragment swojej najnowszej książki "Niezwyczajne życie zwyczajnego aktora". Kolejne fragmenty będą nadawane na antenie radia SBS w każdą środę. Dzisiejszy odcinek nosi tytuł "Pantomima i zupa cebulowa", o pantomimie Henryka Tomaszewskiego w Paryżu i celebracji sztuki w argentyńskiej restauracji.

Mom Is In Control Podcast
931: "I was Terrified of Taking a Break" {Interview with Kimberlyn Owens-Hughes}

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Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 40:36


"Power is when what you think, say, and do align." -Richie Norton In this episode, Kimberlyn shares her story and highlights: How to find freedom in work/life How to create alignment with time and energy How to set healthy boundaries  Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, she has resided for the past 16 years in Valparaiso, Chile, where she now lives with her daughter and her Argentinean fiancé. She's been working from home for the greater part of the last decade and has been on an ongoing quest for the holy grail of work-life "balance." She is the founder of The (W)holding Space, a virtual co-working space for female entrepreneurs, freelancers, and creatives working from home, helping them carve out space for the work that lights them up. Continue the conversation on Instagram @heatherchauvin_ Sign up for the virtual business retreat: www.heatherchauvin.com/retreat Join the FREE Facebook Group: www.heatherchauvin.com/facebook

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Episode 422: reviewing the clásicos and previewing the CONMEBOL WCQ Royal Rumble

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Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 78:33


This week, Sam and English Dan review the weekend of clásicos, which saw away wins for ... well, quite a lot of teams actually, including Boca Juniors over River Plate and Racing over Independiente. We then switch our attention to Thursday night's upcoming CONMEBOL WORLD CUP QUALIFYING FIGHT TO THE DEATH which, erm, actually probably won't finalise things, but Uruguay v Peru should be tremendously entertaining for the neutral all the same.

BLOOM RECORDS PODCAST
PREMIERE: Analog Jungs - Surrender [Meanwhile Recordings]

BLOOM RECORDS PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 8:11


SOCIALS ARTIST - https://soundcloud.com/analog-jungs https://www.facebook.com/AnalogJungsofficialpage https://www.instagram.com/analog.jungs MEANWHILE SOCIALS https://soundcloud.com/meanwhilerec https://www.facebook.com/meanwhilerecordings https://www.instagram.com/meanwhile_recordings Continuing 2022 in style, Meanwhile welcomes Analog Jungs to its roster with their emotive “Surrender”. From the historically significant city of Córdoba, Claudio Cornejo and Gustavo Ruarte are artists at the vanguard of the underground dance scene, portrayed through their Analog Jungs production moniker. Constantly looking to develop their beautifully sculpted sound, the duo are regulars at global festivals including Burning Man, Tomorrowland and Woodstock 69, while also performing across their Argentinean homeland. A production career has run contemporaneously with their work gracing such esteemed imprints as Mango Alley, Or Two Strangers and Nick Warren's The Soundgarden. Supported by DJ heavyweights including John Digweed, Eelke Kleijn and fellow countryman, Hernan Cattaneo, Analog Jungs now showcase their unique talents on Meanwhile. Opening proceedings, “Surrender” is driven by a hefty beat and offbeat percussion combination as meandering chord progressions juxtapose against a dynamic bass groove that has the words ‘floor filling' stamped across it in large letters. Working effortlessly in syncopated joy with the rhythm section, melodic elements come courtesy of delayed chords that shimmer across the breakdown before erupting into the third movement to create a multi-faceted offering. “Here & Now” continues the dominant kick and dynamic shaker rhythm that lays the foundation for a bassline from the depths of the Laurentian Abyss as it permeates listener consciousness with its imperceptible groove. Building with filtered subtlety, flowing pads and white noise washes, delayed chords build into the breakdown before a rousing crescendo drops back into seething and sultry dancefloor credentials. The final track sees “Bridge” entice with it rolling percussive groove, anchored by a chest-thumping kick. White noise swells wax and wane in metronomic fashion before the track enters a new phase with ticking hit-hat groove and immaculately placed analogue synth motif. Counterpoint melodies and complementary bassline enter the fray at the breakdown before “Bridge” picks up the pace once more in the second half to dramatic and intoxicating effect. A three-track study in musical craftsmanship, Analog Jungs have created a captivating triptych through “Surrender”.

Hand Of Pod
Episode 421: it's clásico weekend!

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Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 82:43


This week on HOP, Sam, English Dan and Andrés discuss last weekend's matches and look forward to this weekend's glut of clásicos, including most notably Saturday's clásico de Avellaneda and Sunday's superclásico.

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Episode 420: Scaloni trolls Europe

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Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 74:42


In this week's episode Sam, English Dan, Santi and Andrés are back in the same room. We look back on last weekend's Copa de la Liga action, with Estudiantes dropping points for the first time. It's hard not to admire Lionel Scaloni trolling Italy and (especially) Spain by calling up a plethora of dual nationals for Argentina's final two World Cup qualifiers, too.