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A hombros de gigantes
Más Cerca - Mañana jueves se celebra el Día Mundial de la Filosofía - 16/11/22

A hombros de gigantes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 8:41


Mañana jueves, 17 de noviembre, se celebra el Día Mundial de la Filosofía, declarado en 2002 por la UNESCO para destacar la importancia del pensamiento filosófico y animar a las personas de todo el mundo a compartir su herencia filosófica entre sí. En palabras de la propia UNESCO, la filosofía proporciona las bases conceptuales de los principios y valores de los que depende la paz mundial como son la democracia, los derechos humanos, la justicia y la igualdad. Una rama de la filosofía es la filosofía de la ciencia que investiga el saber científico desde un enfoque general y humano, tan necesaria en una sociedad tan avanzada como la nuestra donde los cambios se suceden a un ritmo vertiginoso y donde las noticias falsas corren más rápido que las verdaderas. En “Más cerca” (Radio 5) hemos entrevistado a Obdulia Torres, profesora del Departamento de Filosofía, Lógica y Estética de la Universidad de Salamanca. Escuchar audio

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24
Korea 24 - 2022.11.15

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022


Korea24 – 2022.11.15 (Tuesday) News Briefing: In their first face-to-face meeting as heads of state on Monday, US President Joe Biden told Chinese President Xi Jinping that if North Korea escalates tensions further, the U.S. will have to take action to protect itself and its allies. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: The highly anticipated face-to-face meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping took place on Monday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali. They met for nearly three hours, discussing a wide range of topics, including Taiwan, North Korea and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. To analyze the outcomes of this meeting and what it signals for the future, we connect with Professor Choo Jae-woo from Kyunghee University and Professor David Arase from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Korea Trending with Walter Lee: 1. E-commerce giant Amazon is planning to lay off approximately 10,000 people, according to the New York Times. (인천대교서 잇단 추락사…갓길에 '드럼통 1500개' 설치한다) 2. 1,500 polyethylene drums are set to be installed along Incheon Bridge to prevent cars from stopping after three people jumped off the bridge in three consecutive days. (채용 중단했던 아마존, 1만명 인력 감원 착수…"역대 최대 규모”) 3. The Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters announced it will be selling its firefighters calendars again to raise money for burn victims. ('몸짱 소방관 달력' 내년 1월 19일까지 판매…"화상환자 지원") Touch Base In Seoul: Korean American actor and singer Stephanie Jae Park recently landed the principal role of Eliza Hamilton in the smash hit musical “Hamilton” on Broadway. She joins us via video to tell us about her story, what it means as an Asian American to play the role of Eliza, and her music group “Saffron Lips”, which she formed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Morning Edition Preview with Richard Larkin: - Tomorrow’s Korea Times features a report by Dong Sun-hwa on the K-pop girl groups Le Sserafim and IVE joining forces with novelists to create concept albums. - In tomorrow’s Korea Herald, Hwang Dong-hee writes about a web drama series titled "The Untold Story" set in two UNESCO heritage sites.

New Discourses
The Strange Death of the University, Part 3: The Strange Death of Science

New Discourses

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 147:54


The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 99 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we're not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it's a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though in a completely new religion. That religion is the transformative religion of Dialectical Leftism, and its materialist watchword in the 21st century is “Sustainability.” In this New Discourses Podcast series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through a 2022 UNESCO book, Knowledge-driven Actions: Transforming Higher Education for Global Sustainability (https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000380519), that calls upon all “higher education institutions” to transform themselves so that they align, promote, and help complete the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a part of the 2030 Agenda. In this third episode of the series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through the second chapter of this manipulative UNESCO document. In this chapter, the concepts of "multidisciplinarity," "interdisciplinarity," and "transdisciplinarity" are forwarded with the clear intention of creating a pretext for bringing activists and activism from the arts, humanities, and social sciences into positions of authority over the natural sciences. Science cannot survive this long-sought-after push by activism into its domain, and it will usher in nothing less than a new era of "sustainable" Lysenkoism. Join James to hear about how universities themselves will be turned into the vehicles that ultimately kill science, at least in the West, and to hear a rousing call to scientists and academics that this, in fact, is their hill to die on. Part 1: https://newdiscourses.com/2022/10/strange-death-university-part-1-red-thread/ Part 2: https://newdiscourses.com/2022/10/strange-death-university-part-2-new-sensibility/ Support New Discourses: https://newdiscourses.com/support Subscribe to New Discourses on other platforms: https://newdiscourses.com/subscribe Follow James Lindsay: https://linktr.ee/conceptualjames © 2022 New Discourses. All rights reserved.

Good Morning Thailand
Good Morning Thailand - Episode 383

Good Morning Thailand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 23:34


Thai Locals Suffer Hearing Loss Fever after eating Raw Pork | GMT 101 Isaan locals suffer hearing loss fever after eating raw pork. Thailand is 1 billion baht short for World Cup 2022 broadcasting license. Failed 14 million baht temple lighting system may quash UNESCO nomination. Two Thai airlines among Top 10 most timely in the world. Meta to let go 11,000 employees as Zuckerberg admits he got company projections wrong. Bangkok dwellers float over half a million Krathongs on Loy Krathong night. Place Your First Trade with AAAFx in less than 15 minutes: https://my.aaafx.com/register Tour BISP Today! https://bis.openapply.com/tours/new Ad-free website, 3 months free for subscribers and members: https://thethaiger.com/?youtube=membership Join our podcast: https://forms.gle/HWHjJudjApKECnVD7 For sponsoring GMT or any business inquiries, please get in touch with us here: info@thethaiger.com BROWSE to read the latest news: https://thethaiger.com

The Climate Recap
Big Ag companies agree to regenerative agriculture pledge

The Climate Recap

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 19:49


UNESCO finds that some iconic World Heritage glaciers will disappear by 2050 | UNESCOClimate risks and rewards for the global workforce | AxiosReport: Countries need an impossible amount of land to meet climate pledges | GristProtected areas provide thermal buffer against climate change | Science AdvancesThe staying power of fossil fuel subsidies | AxiosCorporate climate action lags pledges | AxiosBig food companies commit to regenerative agriculture, but skepticism remains | NPRIntroducing a $25,000 car that makes fuel from the sun | AxiosUK Energy Supplies: Wind Farms Generate Record Electricity as Temepreature Dips | Bloomberg150 Tourists Held Hostage in Peru in Oil Spills Protest: Report | InsiderAramco beats expectations with record quarterly profit of $42 bil | Arab NewsBP rakes in quarterly profit of $8.2 bil as oil majors post another round of bumper earnings | CNBCShell and Total, Oil Giants Report Huge Profits on Its Second-Highest Profit | The NYTimesElectricity prices dictated by gas producers who provide less than half of UK electricity | UCLLNG tankers idle off Europe's coast as traders wait for gas price rise | Financial TimesHidden emissions in liquid gas imports threaten targets | BBC NewsSource list- https://heavenly-sceptre-002.notion.site/Climate-Recap-November-7-c0ce0f897b7541a2bb042c3259c3ef4aPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/beckisphere Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/beckisphereDiscord: https://discord.gg/avgY2sJ9

SBS Assyrian
Assyrian representation at the UNESCO Meeting in Baghdad-Iraq

SBS Assyrian

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 11:02


Two representatives of the Assyrian community attended the meeting hosted by UNESCO Iraq and sponsored by the Dutch Embassy to discuss the protection and freedoms of journalists.

The Indigenous Cafe Podcast
To Have Integrity

The Indigenous Cafe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 60:04


Roman Orona takes you on a journey around the world of Indigenous Music. Indigenous Cafe brings you music, conversation and inspiration from the Indigenous People of North America and the Indigenous People from all over the world. On this weeks journey, we are traveling with a show titled, “To Have Integrity” But what does it really mean to have integrity? The Random House Dictionary defines integrity as: Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. The state of being whole, entire or undiminished. A sound, unimpaired or perfect condition. Artist's you will hear in the order they are played on this weeks show: THE INDIGENOUS CAFE PODCAST INTRO (00:00:00-00:00:50)  1. ODUCHU - “The Healing Song” (The Healer) (00:00:50-00:04:51) 2. Eric Montbel & Jean Blanchard - “Laderititou (Polka du lac)” (UNESCO) (00:04:51-00:07:53) 3. L. Shababa, Melton, & Ray Gasper - “Zuni Buffalo Dance” (Traditional Voices) (00:07:53-00:11:17) 4. R. Carlos Nakai & Keola Beamer - “Ai a Molo Ka'i Ku'uiwa” (Our Beloved Land) (00:11:17-00:14:31) ADVERTISEMENT BREAK (00:14:31-00:14:47) 5. Southern Scratch - “Un Rinconcito En El Cielo Polka” (For All of You) (00:14:47-00:18:29) 6. Tha Tribe - “Intertribal” (Blue Scout) (00:18:29-00:20:53)  Roman Orona (Host) (00:20:53 -00:21:38) “Integrity is living by your highest values. It is being honest and sincere. Integrity helps to listen to your conscience, to do the tight thing, and to tell the truth. You act with integrity when your words and actions match. Integrity gives you self-respect and a peaceful heart.” -The Virtues Project 7. Joe Tohonnnie Jr.- “Four Color Stones (Crown Dance Songs)” (Journey In A New Direction) (00:21:38-00:27:01) 8. Ngoni Singers & Dancers - “Ingot (Malawi)” (UNESCO) (00:27:01-00:29:55)  9. Yaqui Musicians & Singers - “Mamña Cialim (Squashvine)” (Yaqui Music & Rituals) (00:29:55-00:32:27) 10. Ahmaet Arslan - “Cirtike” (I Love Kurdish Music) (00:32:27-00:35:32) ADVERTISEMENT BREAK (00:35:32-00:35:48) 11. Kenneth Cozad & Group - “Old Time Round Dance” (Round Dance Songs) (00:35:48-00:39:55)  Roman Orona (Host) (00:39:55-00:40:34) “You are practicing integrity when you: 1) Think about what virtues matter to you, 2) Stand up for what you believe in, 3) Do the right thing even when it is hard, 4) Willingly clean up your mistakes, and 5) Think for yourself and avoid temptation.” -The Virtues Project  12. Native Roots - “Unity” (Most High) (00:40:34-00:44:14) 13. Kristian Didgeridoo Ensemble - “Wallabie Jump” (Traditional Didgeridoo) (00:44:14-00:47:35) 14. Te Vaka - “Te Kaiga” (Tutuki) (00:47:35-00:51:41)  15. Nitanis “Kit” Largo - “Straight” (Serenity) (00:51:41-00:55:12) Roman Orona (Host) (00:55:12 -00:56:32) “I Have integrity. I Stand up for what is right. I Mean what I say and Say what I mean. I am my own leader” -The Virtues Project 16. Calina Lawrence ft. Aloe Blacc - “Liberation” (Liberation) (00:56:32-00:59:47) DONATION ADVERTISEMENT (00:59:47-01:00:02) The Indigenous Cafe Podcast is hosted by Roman Orona and brought to you by iamHUMAN Media. iamHUMAN Media is a non-profit 501(c)(3) focused on raising the awareness of social discourse to all humans through development of programs and artistic ventures (music, movies, stage performances, books, workshops, concerts, film festivals, community outreach, community building, panel discussions, etc.)  to  foster and promote unity in diversity and community fellowship acknowledging that all HUMANs are related simply by being HUMAN. Below are ways to help us continue our programming or to learn more about us: https://paypal.me/iamHUMANmedia?locale.x=en_US Website: www.iamHUMANmedia.com Email: indigenouscafe1@gmail.com

New Discourses
Can We Trust Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?

New Discourses

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 118:45


The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 98 Schools all across the United States and wider Western world are rapidly incorporating Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) into all aspects of the educational experience and environment. Can we trust it? There are excellent reasons why we shouldn't (https://newdiscourses.com/2022/08/the-dark-truth-about-social-emotional-learning-sel/). Everyone seems to be pushing it, though. Not just our state and federal government, and governments throughout the West and the SEL parent organization, CASEL, but also huge organizations like the World Economic Forum (WEF), United Nations (through UNESCO), the OECD and World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and USAID, among others. Why? In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay goes through portions of two documents about Social-Emotional Learning, one from UNESCO (https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000372241) (about its use in overcoming the cognitive dissonance associated with making education be about achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030) and one from USAID (https://www.edu-links.org/sites/default/files/media/file/Equity%2C%20Inclusion%2C%20and%20Social-Emotional%20Learning.pdf) (about the need to implement it to advance equity), and makes a strong case that however much you currently trust SEL, you should trust it less. Whatever is going on with SEL, it seems incredibly suspicious! Join him for an unsettling discussion. Support New Discourses: https://newdiscourses.com/support Subscribe to New Discourses on other platforms: https://newdiscourses.com/subscribe Follow James Lindsay: https://linktr.ee/conceptualjames © 2022 New Discourses. All rights reserved.

BYLINE TIMES PODCAST
COP 27 - THE HEAT IS ON

BYLINE TIMES PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 21:34


The Secretary-General of the UN Antionio Guterres has said the COP 27 Conference must deliver a “down-payment” on climate solutions that match the scale of the problem of global warming.Ahead of the Conference, UNESCO has warned that around a third of the glaciers at its World Heritage Sites are expected to disappear in the next three decades including the ice cap at Mt Kilimanjaro.Adrian Goldberg hears from Amelia Womack, former deputy leader of the Green Party. and Dr Ella Gilbert from the British Antarctic Survey, who are both in Egypt for Cop 27. Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg. Funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

UN News
News in Brief 3 November 2022

UN News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 0:03


Iconic World Heritage glaciers to disappear by 2050: UNESCOHorn of Africa: Climate-related health crisis worsensRenewable energy will save lives and money: WHO

Wellness & Wahala
Episode 71: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Wellness & Wahala

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 13:43


Today November 2-is the “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists”! The theme for this year United Nations

DW em Português para África | Deutsche Welle
2 de Novembro de 2022 - Noite

DW em Português para África | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 20:00


Moçambique: Tribunal Judicial condena dois réus a 20 e 23 anos de prisão pelo assassinato do antigo edil da cidade de Nampula, Mahamudo Amurane. Angola: Militantes da UNITA no Cuando Cubango dizem estar a ser alvo de intimidação. Rússia volta a permitir exportação de cereais da Ucrânia.

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
Mapping the past to predict the future

RNZ: Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 23:11


Looking into the future is not about predicting it, sometimes it's about creating it. Dr Sohail Inayatullah is a world-leading authority on future studies, a discipline that looks at trends, change and the possible so we can be better prepared for it. He's the UNESCO chair in future studies and he's in New Zealand to hold workshops in Christchurch with Think Beyond, a leadership organization. He shares his method of mapping out the past in order to make a plan for the future.

Kansas City's Northeast Newscast
261: Kansas City, a UNESCO Creative City of Music

Kansas City's Northeast Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 44:51


On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, sponsored by the Kansas City Museum, we're joined by Dr. Jacob Wagner, who teaches Urban Planning and Design at UMKC. He is the faculty founder of the UMKC Center for Neighborhoods - a research and outreach unit dedicated to building the capacity of neighborhood leaders and advocates in Western Missouri. In this episode Wagner discusses Kansas City's status as a UNESCO City of Music and a member of UNESCO Creative Cities Network.  Kansas City received this designation in 2017 and remains the only UNESCO City of Music in the United States.

Por fin no es lunes
Desde la jota al toque manual de campanas, los candidatos a ser Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de la Humanidad

Por fin no es lunes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 13:24


En Por Fin No Es Lunes repasamos algunos de los valores inmateriales que tenemos en nuestro país y que son candidatos a ser declarados Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial por la UNESCO. 

Por fin no es lunes
Por fin no es lunes 29/10/2022

Por fin no es lunes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 239:55


Programa completo de 'Por fin no es lunes' con Jaime Cantizano. Hablamos de partidos sintéticos e inteligencia artificial con la socióloga y politóloga, Raquel Jorge Ricart; analizamos dónde recae la felicidad en estos tiempos con José Antonio Molina; y descubrimos cuáles son los valores inmateriales de España que se postulan para la UNESCO; además, el coordinador del área de tabaquismo de la Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica nos habla de los peligros de los vapeadores.

Sin Maquillaje, Altagracia Salazar
Neney Cabrera nos cuesta caro, Sin Maquillaje, octubre 26, 2022

Sin Maquillaje, Altagracia Salazar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 29:25


Dos años del Plan Nacional de Alfabetización y el programa de alfabetización Quisqueya aprende contigo ejecutado por los Programas especiales de la presidencia que lidera Neney Cabrera, nos han costado 1845 millones de pesos. Una nota de la colega Socorro Arias en Diario Libre revela que en ese período se han registrado en el plan 6, 622 personas. 4,368 en el 2021 y 2,254, en 2022. No se sabe, porque el informe no lo dice si fueron alfabetizadas pero de serlo cada alfabetizado nos costó 278, 616 pesos De acuerdo a la nota la cantidad de participantes en el programa de alfabetización por provincias y municipios registrados por la institución fueron 4,368 en 766 núcleos. Se realizaron además nueve jornadas de inducción a 393 alfabetizadores y adicionalmente se entregaron 6,455 kits a través de las gobernaciones provinciales. No se especifica si las personas que recibieron estos kits fueron alfabetizadas. Estos núcleos están concentrados en las provincias Azua, Barahona, Dajabón, El Seibo, Independencia, Hermanas Mirabal, San Pedro de Macorís, Monte Plata y Santo Domingo. Quizás por ser identificado como Popy Neney Cabrera solo sabe comprar caro. Ya pasó con las pinturas de navidad. En este caso supera cualquier parámetro. Como referencia para que ustedes se hagan una idea en el informe UNESCO para alcanzar las metas 2030 se recomienda aumentar el gasto por educando en países en desarrollo de 70 a 197 dólares. Los fondos del Plan de alfabetización son parte del pastel del 4% pero administrados por el PROPEP que obviamente no observa mayor eficiencia que el ministerio al tiempo que crea una estructura paralela porque ya en educación hay un área especializada en adultos. El propep fue un invento de Danilo Medina para concentrar el presupuesto en la presidencia de la República y Abinader no ha cambiado eso. Cuando uno ve lo que le cuesta a Neney alfabetizar a una persona tiene que remitirse a una de las famosas visitas sorpresas de Danilo Medina que ya he citado en varias ocasiones y que “favoreció” a 50 productores de aguacate de Guanito en San Juan de la Maguana con una inversión de 200 millones de pesos. Cuando yo fui a hacer un reporte del proyecto encontré un botado con maticas de aguacate de dudoso rendimiento y llegué a la conclusión de que si le hubieran regalado cuatro millones de pesos a cada productor quizás salían a camino. Pero lo que resultó de esa visita sorpresa es que cada productor debía cuatro millones de pesos. Al tercer trimestre del 2021, el Siuben tenía a 2,104,325 jefes de familias en su sistema, de los que 270,076 no sabía leer ni escribir. Al costo de neney se necesitan 75 mil millones para atender solo a esa población. Hay problemas porque a Neney todo le cuesta caro y lo pagamos nosotros.

Portugal - The Simple Life
Portugal's caring scientists

Portugal - The Simple Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 60:34


"Portugal - The simple life”, an insider's perspective to Portugal.    This week, Dylan is joined by Joana Moscoso and Afonso Bento. Joana and Afonso are both born and raised in Portugal and work for Native Scientist, a social enterprise, founded by Joana, that connects scientists with children across Europe to reduce inequalities, promote quality education and celebrate diversity. We discuss, amongst other things, living a balanced life, being a scientist in Portugal, staircases, winning a UNESCO prize, what makes them proud of Portugal and the amazing work they are doing with Native Scientist. Full Podcast in AUDIO & VIDEOFollow our guests: Native Scientist website Native Scientist Instagram Native Scientist TwitterNative Scientist Facebook Native Scientist LinkedIn About our Podcast: We already know about Portugal's amazing weather, food and people. In this podcast, we go deeper and meet the real people who make this country so wonderful. Dylan, who has made his life in Portugal, shares an insider's perspective to what makes Portugal the unique, beautiful and amazing country it is. Join him and his guests every week as they shed  light on the incredible people, culture, history and lifestyle that makes Portugal so appealing. A country where everyone feels like they belong. Don't forget to subscribe to "Portugal - The Simple Life" podcast to receive more stories about living and moving to Portugal.Please visit Portugal The Simple Life website: https://www.portugal-the-simple-life.com and we'd really appreciate it if you could follow and share our social media pages:Portugal The Simple Life Facebook Page Portugal The Simple Life Instagram Portugal The Simple Life on Youtube  Portugal The Simple Life Magazine Our sponsor:This podcast is sponsored by Portugal Realty, welcome to the simple life!Portugal Realty Website Portugal Realty Facebook Page Portugal Realty Instagram Portugal Realty YouTubeIf you'd like to get in touch or share your own experience about Portugal, we'd also love to hear from you!Tel.: (+351) 262 980 576Email: ola@portugal-the-simple-life.comWhatsApp: (+351) 910 571 613Thank you so much for listening, or as we say here in Portugal, “Muito Obrigado!".

Contigo en la educación
14: La Fundación SM y la UNESCO se unen por los Futuros de la educación

Contigo en la educación

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 33:35


Conoce el nuevo informe de la UNESCO llamado “Reimaginar juntos los futuros. Un nuevo pacto social por la educación” junto a Judy García Allende, gerente de la Fundación SM.  

Jits Into The Sunset | Travel, Adventure & Road Trips

This week we chat to you about our most recent adventure as we roadtrip through Italy - hiking the world famous (UNESCO Heritage) Dolomite Mountains, in Northern Italy. We share our experience and advice, to help you plan your next visit! Watch our Dolomite travel film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut2GgMVsw94&t=186s

Rejected Religion Podcast
RR Pod E23 Drs. Michelle K. Oing & J. Christian Greer - Kumano Kodo: Pligrimage, Liminality, Spirits, and Sacralization

Rejected Religion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 103:37


In this discussion, Michelle and Christian share their experiences with pilgrimages, and how they came to write their book about the Japanese pilgrimage route known as the Kumano Kodo. As many may not have had their own experiences with pilgrimages, they talk about the reasons that people might choose to go on a pilgrimage, what the purpose is, and how it's not always a 'religious' thing. We also discuss the liminal aspect of the pilgrimage road, the different types of spirits that one can encounter as the pilgrim enters the 'other' space on the road, and how these encounters change the perspective of the pilgrim during the pilgrimage, but also afterwards. This conversation also includes some information about the mythology of the Kumano region of Japan, plus an interesting finding by Christian about the political side of the Kumano Kodo as a UNESCO heritage site, plus much, much more that can't be included in a short summary! PROGRAM NOTESKumano Kodo: Pilgrimage to Powerspots - Amazon.com: Kumano Kodo: Pilgrimage to Powerspots: J. Christian Greer, Michelle K. Oing, J. Christian Greer: 9798985917307: Amazon.com: BooksEbay: Kumano Kodo: Pilgrimage to Powerspots | eBay Dr. Michelle K. Oing -Academia.edu: (99+) Michelle Oing | Stanford University - Academia.eduInstagram: ~*unofficial histories*~ (@speculativearchaeology) • Instagram-foto's en -video'sDr. J. Christian Greer -Academia.edu: (99+) J. Christian Greer | Stanford University - Academia.eduInstagram: Dr. JCG (@angelheadedhipstersarchive) • Instagram-foto's en -video'sWebsite: dr. J. Christian Greer (jchristiangreer.com)Artwork: J. Christian GreerTheme music: Daniel P. SheaOther music: Stephanie Shea 

UN News
News in Brief 20 October 2022

UN News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 0:02


Somalia: WFP delivering lifesaving aid to record number Peace and security worsening for women worldwide Children in Africa five times less likely to learn basics

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots
445: Classcraft with Shawn Young

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 40:58


Shawn Young is the CEO and Co-Founder of Classcraft, an innovative platform that motivates students using the culture and mechanics of games. Victoria talks to Shawn about edtech, behavior intervention, and the challenges he's faced with going from a homegrown tool to something big and out there in the world. Classcraft (https://www.classcraft.com/) Follow Classcraft on Twitter (https://twitter.com/classcraftgame), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/classcraftgame/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/classcraftgame), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/classcraftgame), or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/classcraft-studios/). Follow Shawn on Twitter (https://twitter.com/_shawnyoung_) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnyoung1/). Follow thoughtbot on Twitter (https://twitter.com/thoughtbot) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/150727/). Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: VICTORIA: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Victoria Guido. And with us today is Shawn Young, the CEO, and Co-Founder at Classcraft, an innovative platform that motivates students using the culture and mechanics of games. Shawn, thank you for joining us. SHAWN: Thank you. Thanks for having me, Victoria. I'm happy to be here. VICTORIA: Wonderful, yes. So just tell me a little bit about yourself and maybe what brought you to start out as a teacher initially. SHAWN: [laughs] I have an interesting journey. I was originally a physicist, a physics major. Although I loved physics because it really gives you a deep understanding of the world, I realized that physics research in a basement with machines just on your own [laughs] wasn't for me, so that's when I started substitute teaching. I really wasn't going to go into education at all. It was just there was availability, lack of teachers. And it's kind of ironic. I really did not enjoy school. High school, in particular, was just a really challenging time for me, mostly because I just didn't see the point of it. I didn't have any problems in school. I had great grades, but I just was bored out of my mind. And so, as a teacher, I became really, really obsessed with making school meaningful for the students that were there, and because so many kids, so many learners just don't see the point. And so I did a lot of really cool project-based learning type of stuff. So that's where instead of lecturing the kids, you get them doing things and learning by doing. And so I was teaching physics, obviously. And so we were building hot air balloons and cannons and all kinds of stuff to study Newtonian physics. And kids were super happy to come to the class because we were doing some cool stuff. But I realized as that was happening that another part of meaning generation for kids and learners is the community and the social aspects. And so, I started thinking about how I can build community in the classroom, make the social experience of school relevant for them? And that's how Classcraft was born, really. I kind of put together my interest in motivating and building community with kids. I was a developer at the time as well, so I was able to develop a platform. And, of course, I'm a gamer, so I kind of put all those things together and built this platform in my classroom. VICTORIA: That's great. I was going to ask what skills or experiences from your teaching background translated to being a founder. SHAWN: That's interesting because clearly in the product...Classcraft was never meant to be a company. I already had a company. [laughs] I was freelancing as a developer for pretty large clients in New York. I was working with my brother, who's a creative director there. And we worked for Chanel for three years building apps and websites, and that was probably our biggest client. I wasn't looking to make a company. I just built it for me. It was my quest to make school meaningful and relevant. And after three years of just tinkering around with it with my students, I realized it was having a massive impact on their outlook, on the way they collaborated together, on their motivation. And because Classcraft is a platform that basically gamifies education, so kids level up and they earn points. They're on teams. They have a character class. All the things you would see in an RPG are translating to how teachers are running a school. And so I made a website just to talk about it after three years of this garage project I had going on. And the day that website went online, 130,000 people came to the website. It just started trending on Reddit gaming. And overnight, a lot of people were asking, "How do I download this?" I'm like, "You can't. There's no company." [laughter] So that's how the company started. Teaching is an interesting profession. I think that teaching is a job that requires you to, A, motivate and manage a whole bunch of people, so there's a lot similarility there to management. It's a group of humans that you want to work together to get to their full potential, just like your team should be. But then there's also independent planning. As a teacher, you have a set amount of time to get through X amount of curriculum. So you're always, you know, project management basically, 101 is the same thing as running a curriculum through the year. So there are a lot of those types of soft skills that translate really easily to entrepreneurship. And ultimately, as a teacher, you're responsible on your own for your own successes and failures, which is the type of attitude you need to have if you're going to be a successful entrepreneur is to be responsible, you know, [laughs] take control of your destiny a little bit. VICTORIA: Right. I hadn't thought about it from that angle. It makes a lot of sense. You're really an independent owner of that classroom, right? [laughs] SHAWN: Yeah, exactly, exactly. And trying to get humans to collaborate and do stuff sounds a lot like running a company. [laughs] VICTORIA: Right. I saw the tagline on Classcraft: relationships are everything. And I was like, that's a perfect DevOps kind of statement. [laughs] SHAWN: Yeah, that's funny. [laughs] We're thinking more like human relationships, but that's so funny [laughs] from the DevOps side for sure. VICTORIA: In and outside of the classroom, you need...it doesn't matter how great your technology is or your strategy. If the people aren't talking to each other and you don't have the right relationships, you're not going to be successful. SHAWN: Correct. And ultimately, that's the value proposition of Classcraft. Schools that don't build good relationships between students that don't do it between teachers and students, that don't do it between teachers and administration are dysfunctional. And what we're seeing in education today is one of the fundamental breakdowns that's happening and, you know, that's proxy for what's happening at large, and society is relationships are quite strange right now in schools, and that's making it really hard for them to be effective. VICTORIA: Right. It sounds like this app was built out of your direct experience and your direct experience working with these students. What do you find is unique in working with students, and how do you appeal to them as a user base? SHAWN: What's really special about edtech is that your buyer or the user that makes the decision to use the product is not the end user, and that's true in all B2B, SaaS. The decision maker who purchases the software isn't necessarily the employee who's going to use it. But in education, there are multiple levels. Like, if we sell to a district, they're the ones buying, but ultimately, they need to get the teachers to use it. And then, at the end of the day, the actual real users are the students. And so, there are a lot of design considerations when you think of UX. And even when you think of user permissions, there's a lot of complexity there in education because our goal is to build as much motivation and engagement mechanics as we can for kids. And so that means leveling up, and random loot drops, and all these things you see in video games but applying that to school. But then you need to build all this plumbing [laughs] basically to make it usable by a user who's the teacher who doesn't really know much about games, and that's changing as the teacher...average age of teachers is going down, a lot of retirements, et cetera, so that's changing. But at the base of it, the kids are really well versed in games, game mechanics, game culture, but the teacher who's running it is not. So we have to speak two languages, one of pedagogy, and classroom tools, and data, and saving time. These are the things that educators care about. And incidentally, they care about motivation and motivating the kids, and all of those things. But for kids, we're talking about avatars, and pets, and gear, and leveling up, and all this whole other set of language. And so when you think of design considerations, we always have to be thinking about how do I make this as motivating and engaging as possible for the kids, but how do I make it as easy to use and not complicated for teachers? Because if the teachers don't use it, then these kids aren't going to see the value anyways. So it's pretty complex because we don't have one single end user. VICTORIA: And so you have the challenge of making it fun for kids and then also providing useful and understandable data for teachers and probably parents and other people, right? SHAWN: Yeah, yeah, exactly. There are lots of stakeholders. [laughter] VICTORIA: So I want to ask more about how you make it fun, and then I also want to know more about the teacher's perspective, so whichever one you want to start with first. SHAWN: Perfect. I mean, those two questions are literally the placement of what Classcraft is. Classcraft is the Venn diagram between what in education is behavior intervention, so managing kids' behavior and motivation. And so, from a motivation angle, how do we make it engaging for kids? In essence, kids are earning points in Classcraft for things that they're doing in school that we want them to do. And by we, schools can configure whatever it is, but it'll be things like handing in homework, being respectful, being inclusive, participating, being on time, these behaviors that they want to see in kids to make them better learners. When those behaviors occur, teachers can give them points. And the points allow them to level up. As they level up, they each have a character. They have an avatar, and they can be warriors, healers, or mages. And based on that character class, they have a different role in the team. So they're playing in teams just like in an MMORPG or on a football team. And everybody has a different role within the team. And you win as a team. And so school is quite competitive. Kids are always compared to the class average and their grades. And there's a lot of competition happening in schools. What we've built is a way for kids to be motivated by collaboration. And so they're playing on teams. If they do good things, they get these points, and they level up. And there are millions of combinations of gear that they could buy for their avatar, but they're also unlocking real-life powers. And so these powers are things like, you know, in a video game, power could be like you could shoot a fireball. In Classcraft, shoot a fireball is the equivalent of you can skip a question on an exam, or you can go to the bathroom, or you can hand in homework a day late, or you can listen to music while you're doing your classwork, so giving them real-life privileges as they level up. And these aren't one-offs; they're skills that they have that they can trigger whenever they want, just like in a game. And some of those skills are things like being able to heal up your teammate because kids can also lose lives if they do negative things. So if you're late or you're rude, or whatever it is, just like in Mario, what's failing in Mario is falling in a hole, and what's failing as a student, it's not doing what you're supposed to do, or being a bully to other kids. And so, as that happens, they can lose lives. But then they can come in to help each other out. There are boss battles where they can fight monsters by answering quiz questions, et cetera. So all these motions that are ultimately the things that are happening anyways in school, what we're saying is instead of punishing kids or forcing them to do this stuff, make it feel like a game. Speak their language, use the same mechanics that we know are super effective at motivating players. Nobody is forcing people to play video games. Everybody's doing that of their own volition. It's the most popular cultural medium that exists today, well surpassing film, movies, music. And so, why are games so good at doing that? It's because they fulfill fundamental needs: being in control, feeling like we're progressing, social relatedness. That's what we're bringing to school. So that's the student side of it. The other side of it, behavior intervention, is...well, one of the biggest challenges for teachers is managing kids. It's not like showing you how to do a math problem; it's getting you to care about it, listen to it, stop disturbing other people. And so, a lot of time and energy is spent on classroom management for teachers. And so what we do is we use best practices there. For example, there's a lot of research out there in education that says that praising kids for good behavior is a lot more effective than punishing them. And so games are really good at praising you. You level up, and you gain points. It tells you your score. What we're doing here is giving them that framework but applying that to classroom management. And so instead of saying, "Hey, Victoria, stop goofing off," or "You're not dressed well, go to the principal," or whatever it is that's happening in schools, what we're telling teachers to do instead is say, "Hey if Victoria does something good, recognize her. Give her a high five." And in Classcraft, a high five is gaining points. And so we're shifting and applying this pedagogy, shifting towards a positive reinforcement mindset. And at the same time, because these high fives are digital, then you get all the data so you can know which behaviors did Victoria do at which time with which teacher? Hey, she didn't get a lot of points this week. What's going on with her? Maybe we should talk to her and see what's going on before her behavior escalates. And so there's a lot of value from a behavior intervention standpoint. But ultimately, it's super effective because the kids really care about it in a way that they don't normally care about classroom management. VICTORIA: Well, that makes a lot of sense. And I'm hearing something I've studied before when looking at technology organizations which is that growth mindset I think you're describing, the positive reinforcement, praising the effort for something versus their intrinsic skills. And that's something I love about teaching. I think that really, really translates to running a technology organization. SHAWN: Yeah, totally. Ultimately, what we're doing is giving schools and teachers a platform for really effective culture building. And what you're talking about is culture within a company, in essence, and it's really the same thing. It goes back to what I was saying earlier about managing a group of kids [laughs], and managing employees is super similar. It's all about what type of positive culture you are building. VICTORIA: I think there's something really universal about that. It's actually even true with dog training. I have a dog, and it's the same kind of motivational theory that works for them too. [laughs] SHAWN: Yep, yep. VICTORIA: I love it. And you mentioned that you built this tool yourself, and then suddenly, it became very popular, and now it's really, I'm sure, scaling. So what challenges have you faced with going from this homegrown tool to something big and out there in the world? SHAWN: Lots of challenges. [laughs] I would say working in education itself is a challenge. It's a pretty challenging vertical to work in. It's ripe for disruption at the same time, pretty conservative. There are a lot of forces working in education systemically not have it move forward. Working with schools and districts is challenging. They have a lot of requirements. And, of course, they're custodians of kids, so that's legitimate, but it does make it more challenging. One of the things that we had to evolve was we were very much a teacher-only tool when we started. I had built it as a teacher. Our user in mind was a teacher. Even our business model initially was selling to teachers basically. There was a free version, and they could upgrade to a paid version. And as we got more and more scale, you know, we have ten million-plus kids in the platform now. As we got more and more scale, what ended up happening was we were working more and more with schools and districts. And so we went from a B2C go-to-market and product vision to a B2B/enterprise where we have to roster 10,000 or 100,000 kids in one shot, so all the user provisioning, connecting to information systems that these districts have, et cetera, all of this ginormous plumbing that needs to happen in order for it to continue to be easy to use for every single teacher. And alongside with that, the other challenge is we were super appealing to teachers that were interested in games. [laughs] And so when you think of some teacher who's in their 60s and has never really played any games and just thinks that they're a silly waste of time, there's a different sales pitch that needs to happen there to get them on board and a different onboarding. One of the things we had to completely overhaul was the onboarding to make it really progressive. Classcraft, now when you start it, there's no avatar. It starts super lean on the feature side so that these teachers that are, you know, we're basically educating them as they're using the platform, educating them on all this game stuff. There are a lot of learnings in terms of what's our actual target audience. And if our target audience starts to be enterprise customers, how do we evolve our platform to appeal to a much more diverse type of persona from a teacher standpoint? VICTORIA: I was thinking, actually, a good friend of mine who is a teacher and has been running Dungeons & Dragons campaigns for us for several years. [laughter] SHAWN: There you go. VICTORIA: And, like, you'll love it. [laughs] SHAWN: Exactly. [laughter] VICTORIA: But I could see that being a challenge now that you're shifting your target business model, really, and how do you adapt to that? Mid-Roll Ad: As life moves online, bricks-and-mortar businesses are having to adapt to survive. With over 18 years of experience building reliable web products and services, thoughtbot is the technology partner you can trust. We provide the technical expertise to enable your business to adapt and thrive in a changing environment. We start by understanding what's important to your customers to help you transition to intuitive digital services your customers will trust. We take the time to understand what makes your business great and work fast yet thoroughly to build, test, and validate ideas, helping you discover new customers. Take your business online with design‑driven digital acceleration. Find out more at: url tbot.io/acceleration or click the link in the show notes for this episode. VICTORIA: What else are you looking ahead with Classcraft? What's on the horizon? SHAWN: There's a lot. Like I said, we have 10 million kids in the platform plus. But we have teachers in every single country you could imagine, and there's a universality to what we're proposing. We're not saying here's the best tool for fifth-grade math in the U.S. We're saying, solve this universal human problem that's prevalent in education. And so we have teachers in, you name it, Taiwan, and Australia, and Singapore, and all over Europe using Classcraft. And so there's definitely opportunity for us to look at the international landscape and identify opportunities. Another frontier beyond going out of North America is going beyond the brick-and-mortar experience of the classroom. A lot of what's happening in and around your software is actually not happening 18 inches from the screen. It's happening in this context where there are 30 other kids, and there are all these interactions going on. For example, if you made a reading app, you can imagine the kids sitting in a quiet space on their sofa at home reading this thing, but the reality that's happening is they're in a really loud classroom [laughs] with lots of other kids around them, et cetera. And so the design context for designing for edtech is really interesting. We have some views that are meant to be only on a projector in front of the class. And when that happens, the font size needs to be 80 point because a kid in the back needs to be able to see it. So the screen real estate you're playing with is pretty unique scenarios. Like, what does this look like at 120 feet, let's say, because people are using it in the gym? So interesting design challenges, but they have been really ensconced in the idea that a lot of how people are using Classcraft is with real-life physical situations. But Classcraft, in essence, we have an API. So you can also imagine behaviors that are not brick and mortar behaviors, like, if I'm being participative, that's something that a teacher would see and observe and give you points for. But there are 3,000 edtech platforms, and all of them have digital behaviors that teachers want to see. They want to see kids handing in homework in these platforms. They want to go see them complete assignments. They want to go see them participating in digital communities. These are all basically the new frontier for digital behaviors that are a part now post-pandemic of the ecosystem of education. And so we're really interested in connecting to other platforms. I don't need kids to be in Classcraft; I just need them every day. I need them to be earning points. And I'm happy if they're doing that in other platforms and that those interactions are rewarding them experience points and points in Classcraft. And ideally, automatically, that way, the teachers don't have to do anything. VICTORIA: And so you're integrating with all these different platforms, and you're working with all these different school districts. So you've had to make some difficult technology choices in your stack. Do you have any examples of those? SHAWN: Yeah, absolutely. When I started the company, I'd come out of programming in...I started building cool websites in ActionScript, [laughs] so that dates me a little bit. But I'd just come out of a decade of ActionScript and PHP. And I'm like, PHP does not scale, and it doesn't afford the same type of real-time interactions that you'd expect from a game. When I decided what the tech stack would be, right at the outset, it was, okay, we're going to do this all JavaScript. It's going to be Node. And at that time...now that's a pretty, like, anybody would make that decision. But this was nine years ago, and it wasn't as mature as it is now. And so that was a pretty ballsy move and one that we never looked back on. But we had a lot of things that we had to build ourselves because the libraries didn't exist yet. And we were really pushing the edge of what was possible in a browser, especially in a browser in school with a crappy internet connection. And often, they are on older browsers. Although it was the right decision to lean into the leading edge on the tech stack, it did afford us with a lot of specific challenges that we might not have had if we'd said, oh, let's just keep this super old school. Some other things that we've been challenged with over the years is just scaling the number of concurrent users is always a thing. When we started, we had a single database, one server, and I was doing all the DevOps. And a lot of what we've done since that is just move everything to services. So we've got, you know, MongoDB database-as-a-service. [laughs] We're all on Google Cloud now. From an IT standpoint, we think a lot about what stack we're going to be using. And to me, what really matters is build the product as fast as you can and as well as you can. So outsourcing all of the DevOps pieces to cloud providers is, in my opinion, [laughs] a really good use of funds versus maintaining it yourself and spending tons of money on sys engineers and architects. The reality is that for most products today, what exists as a service in the cloud already bundled is, you know, and we've got auto-scaling. When there are too many concurrent users, it automatically spins up new Docker servers, et cetera. So we've really evolved from this monolithic single-server approach to this imminently highly scalable solution that is all virtualized, but in doing that, moved all of it to services. And I think that's the right move because we're not, you know, if I was really, really core, if was, I don't know, [chuckles] an online video game, then the speed of connections and all these things become super important. But in our case, reliability, scalability is more important than the fine-tuning to a precise degree of specific tech infrastructure. And I'm seeing more and more founders now, Victoria, as well go-to codeless solutions as well. I think we're kind of abstracting a lot of what was core to product development from a tech side. You know, first, it was the DevOps, then it was the cloud, and even now, code, I think, is moving in the direction where we're systematizing, bundling, and having other services generate code more and more. I think we're moving towards that just in software in general. VICTORIA: Yeah, I think that is becoming prevalent. I do think low-code automation has also been coming around every 5 or 10 years or so. [laughs] I have the belief that technology never disappears; it just keeps building, and new tech gets created, and the user base shifts around a little bit. And, of course, for you as a technical founder, putting it all in Docker and setting up the auto scaling on Google is probably within your reach, whereas a lot of founders, that might be something more challenging, and you might need to have some support for. But that's essentially what we work on for Mission Control as well is helping teams set up their platform so that it will scale automatically that if there's an issue, you know about it in advance. [laughs] You can take care of it before it falls over, and that way, your users just see a reliable, happy system. SHAWN: I'm so grateful that I am a technical founder. [laughs] I know a lot of founders, and the ones that don't know how to code really are at the mercy of so many unknown variables. I'm not coding anymore, but I'm very aware of what's going on in the platform. And I think that helps me make better business decisions every day. So I have a lot of gratitude when I compare myself in that regard. VICTORIA: And I think it's really about communication then too. Like, having a good understanding of your system is helpful but being able to understand it well enough to then communicate it to other people, and what the value is, and how you want to invest money in different parts of the system. I think those are two things that having maybe a little bit more of experience in technology and then also having a teacher experience, I think, sets you up to be successful. But we also, of course, at thoughtbot, we offer a lot of that technical expertise to help founders navigate some of that. So there's a little pitch just for us. [laughs] But let's see, let me go through...I think I've gone through a good amount of questions. Here's one that I like to ask everybody. But if you could travel back in time to when you first started Classcraft, what would be the main piece of advice you would give yourself? SHAWN: If I could go back, there are some big lessons that have been learned. I've been for almost a decade now as a founder and CEO. One of the things we didn't do early enough was user testing. If I split the life of Classcraft into three eras, there's the first third we didn't need to because we had all of my own experience. But once we started moving past what was the initial product that I had built in my own classroom, we continued to make assumptions. And we, of course, always listen to our users, but now we're super systematic about it, and any new feature has research behind it and a really solid UX practice that we should have implemented much earlier. I think we're making much better roadmap decisions today than we were three years ago. A lot of companies hire UX people super late, and I would do that early or at least develop the chops to do it myself as early as possible. So I think that's one thing. I think as well...and maybe this is tied to that. I think we should have and could have iterated faster as well. A lot of startups in the tech scene talk about iteration, but there's a difference between incrementally iterating and just adding on, adding on, adding on, and actually making the kind of iterative decisions that, for example, pulling part of the product and discontinuing it for example. And we've done some of those moves, but I think we could have done them faster. And we should have done them faster if we'd had that UX research data to help us make decisions faster. So it's more than, like, common truism is like, oh, listen to your users and listen to their feedback. Like, yes, that's true, and we were doing that. But I'd say go further and create robust structures to get that data faster, not just wait for it to come in but actually go out and get it and digest it in a way that's actually usable. Because you have a whole bunch of testimonials and feedback, but if it's not organized, it's not somebody's job to make sense of it. It's just kind of sitting there. So there's a lot of value from that perspective that you can quickly generate for your users and, therefore, for your business. VICTORIA: Right. Save you some time and some money, probably in validating your ideas, right? SHAWN: Yeah. And the problem with education is that it's a yearly cycle, right? VICTORIA: Mmm-hmm. SHAWN: We're not looking at monthly scales; we're looking at the whole school year. So back to school happens once a year, and that's when you get a ton of data because that's when there's the most activity. Like, right now, August, September, October, these are the moments where we're getting the most data. And then when you make changes, you got to wait all the way back to the next back to school. So, in particular, in education, I think the cycles are long versus, let's say, more B2C-type consumer verticals where the test length is like a week. [laughs] So if it's coming once a year, you better make sure you're organized, I guess, is what I'm saying. [laughs] VICTORIA: Because we only have one shot. [laughs] SHAWN: Yeah, exactly. VICTORIA: That makes sense. Well, thank you so much for sharing all those insights. And I want to give you a chance to promote anything else you'd like to share with our listeners. SHAWN: Thank you so much for the conversation, Victoria. I appreciate it. I think if anybody wants to find out about Classcraft, classcraft.com, tons of content and resources that we're generating about these topics of building meaningful relationships in school but in general with human beings. Classcraft is a B Corp, and so for people who don't know what that is, it's a certification around impact. And so we have built-in commitment to generate good in the world. And it's a pretty hard certification to get, so we're pretty proud about it. But I think that this commitment that we have of generating meaningful relationships both with kids but also with our employees, with our community, with our different stakeholders, has been really core to a lot of the decisions we make and how we make them, and how we approach different problems. And so I think that as a tech founder, sometimes we can lose sight of what are we actually generating in the world. And so I would encourage people to think about, you know, if you're thinking about starting a company or thinking about your own company and the impact its having to look up that certification. But also, just look up triple bottom line, these types of concepts that are becoming more and more prevalent that really give meaning to the endeavor. Starting a company and running it is a lot of work. You need to believe in what you're doing. [laughs] And I think having a mission that generates impact in that way is a good way to motivate yourself and your team to go the extra mile and deliver. VICTORIA: I love that. And did we really cover the full impact this app has had on kids that are using it in schools? SHAWN: There's a ton of research about Classcraft; actually, that's been done by pedagogy professors in colleges. Literally, thousands of papers have been written on Classcraft because there just aren't a lot of...everybody's interested in student motivation. There aren't a lot of scalable systems for doing that other than Classcraft. And so a lot of research that's been done about that topic incidentally happens to be using Classcraft. And a recent meta-study about Classcraft was conducted, and they saw a significant statistical impact on student motivation and learner outcomes. And so it's hard in education to really understand impact easily because it's social sciences. So you need a lot of big data samples, and you need the control groups. It's complicated. So we're pretty proud about that because a lot of companies that work in education don't have that kind of hard data. It's like, okay, it seems to be having an impact. We've got pretty hard proof; literally hundreds of millions of positive behaviors that kids have done that are being reinforced every single year. And when you think about that, most kids don't get any positive feedback. The kids that get the most attention are the ones that are acting out and being the worst. So 90% of teacher energy is being directed at 10% of the kids, and so most kids go through school without ever feeling a sense of belonging, or accomplishment, or praise. And we've had kids write us saying, "I was suicidal. Classcraft changed my life," like these types of user testimonies where the impact, the human impact of the approach, is really, really real. And for teachers as well, like, "I was so demotivated with teaching. I found the spark again thanks to Classcraft because school is fun again." [laughs] So there's a lot to be proud of there, for sure. VICTORIA: That's wonderful and really powerful that you've had that impact and have been able to see it both from a scientific perspective and from those user testimonies. So I think that's wonderful. And I think it's an inspiring story. And that's probably why you're also so involved; it seems, in leadership groups in edtech and in other communities in Quebec. Is that right? SHAWN: Yeah, totally. I mean the reality...so I'm the president of the Edtech Association here in Quebec, which I helped co-found. We've got 100-plus organizations working in edtech that are part of the association. I'm also Co-chair for The Global Collective for Social Emotional Learning, Digital Learning for UNESCO. And I have been involved in numerous different systemic endeavors in education throughout the years. The truth is changing education is hard, and the way we're going to succeed is...it's fundamentally something I believe that we should really be focusing on as a society is improving education, education outcomes. All the positive changes we need to see to tackle the incredible challenges that are upcoming for us as a species are going to happen through education. But for that to happen, we need to make education evolve, and for education to evolve, we need to all work together. So the association is interesting because it's like a coopetition [laughs] in a sense. All these entrepreneurs we're all competing for the same budget dollars, but we're looking at education problems in different ways. And if we're more successful as an industry, individually, everybody's going to be more successful, and more kids are going to be impacted. So I just believe that and this is true specifically for education, but I do believe this for any vertical. If businesses are collaborating to elevate, if the water rises, everybody's boat goes up. I really believe that that's true in business in general and in education in particular. VICTORIA: It reminds me when I was at Pluribus Digital in my last position. We were a part of the Digital Services Coalition, which is another coopetition group of federal contractors who are going after the same money. But we are all trying to see the government be better, part of that collaboration which sounds like what Classcraft is all about too. We're all in it together. [laughs] SHAWN: Yeah. And if that's not the case, especially for incumbents, then what happens is status quo. And for startups, for tech companies, usually the status quo [laughs] is bad. That's where you're trying to generate opportunity from. But sometimes the systems that are there, government systems in particular...we've seen a lot in health as well over the last few years in clean tech. All of these impact tech sectors part of what they're fighting against are market forces of status quo. And so it's only by all working together that we can really move that. VICTORIA: Yeah, absolutely. I'm sure we could keep talking about that for a long time. [laughs] But unless you have anything else you'd like to share, I'll go ahead and wrap up. You can subscribe to the show and find notes along with a complete transcript for this episode at giantrobots.fm. If you have questions or comments, email us at hosts@giantrobots.fm. You can find me on Twitter @victori_ousg. This podcast is brought to you by thoughtbot and produced and edited by Mandy Moore. Thanks for listening. See you next time. ANNOUNCER: This podcast was brought to you by thoughtbot. thoughtbot is your expert design and development partner. Let's make your product and team a success. Special Guest: Shawn Young.

The Positive Leadership Podcast
[FR] Développer le charisme et la résilience (avec le Dr Guila Clara Kessous)

The Positive Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 42:03 Transcription Available


Si le #PositiveLeadership est une science, c'est aussi un art. En effet, comme le grand art, le leadership consiste à donner vie à une vision, à susciter la réflexion et à inspirer l'action.Je vous invite à découvrir le Dr Guila Clara Kessous, la toute dernière invitée du podcast #PositiveLeadership de JP. À bien des égards, elle est un lien entre les deux mondes.Nommée comme artiste de l'UNESCO pour la paix en 2012, le Dr Kessous est une militante des droits de l'homme. Elle allie la psychologie positive et des techniques de théâtre pour aider à gagner en charisme et en résilience.Qu'il s'agisse d'aider les victimes de génocide et de déplacement à surmonter les traumatismes ou d'aider les hauts dirigeants d'entreprise à devenir plus accessibles, nous pouvons tous apprendre de son expérience. Écoutez l'épisode complet dès maintenant et n'oubliez pas de vous abonner.

Getting lumped up with Rob Rossi
Conspiracy 420 episode 88 The Giant's Causeway

Getting lumped up with Rob Rossi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 25:16


Conspiracy 420 episode 88 The Giant's Causeway RockerMke and Rob discuss The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption.It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (5 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 and a national nature reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant's Causeway was named the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides.The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres (92 ft) thick in places. Much of the Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site is owned and managed by the National Trust. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland, receiving over 998,000 visitors in 2019. Access to the Giant's Causeway is free of charge: it is not necessary to go via the visitor centre, which charges a fee. The remainder of the site is owned by the Crown Estate and several private landowners. Park Dental Care 12419 101st Ave South Richmond Hill Queens (718) 847-3800 https://www.718DENTISTS.com Please follow us on Youtube,Facebook,Instagram,Twitter,Patreon and at www.gettinglumpedup.com https://linktr.ee/RobRossi Get your T-shirt at https://www.prowrestlingtees.com/gettinglumpedup And https://www.bonfire.com/store/getting-lumped-up/ Subscribe to the channel and hit the like button This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rob-rossi/support https://www.patreon.com/Gettinglumpedup #conspiracyrealist #conspiracytheory #conspiracytheorist #conspiracyfiles #conspiracytheories #conspiracyfact #conspiracy #conspiracythread #conspiracypalette @Conspiracy @420 @giants @Giant @island #Giants #Giantisland --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rob-rossi/support

Business Class: The Tourism Academy Podcast
Catrina Russell Stonehammer GeoPark

Business Class: The Tourism Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 25:54


The Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark is located on New Brunswick's Bay of Fundy, at the confluence of the Saint John and Kennebecasis rivers.On this episode of The Tourism Academy's Business Class podcast, host Stephen Ekstrom is joined by Catrina Russell, Geoscientist and Educator at Stonehammer GeoPark. Business Class is brought to you by The Tourism Academy - harnessing the power of science, business psychology and adult education to advance the tourism industry and build sustainable economies. Learn how to engage your community, win over stakeholders and get more visitors at tourismacademy.org. Support the show

The Opperman Report
Tim Tate : Conspiracy of Silence (Censored Franklin Cover up Documentary Filmmaker)

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 122:31


Tim was founder member of ITV's Cook Report team and subsequently spent nearly 10 years as producer-director in Yorkshire Television's acclaimed documentaries department making films for series as diverse as First Tuesday, Network First, Dispatches and Secret History. In addition to making high-profile documentaries through Interesting Films, he has also worked within the BBC, ITV and Al Jazeera. His work has been honoured by Amnesty International, the Royal Television Society, The International Association of Broadcasting, The International Documentary Association, UNESCO, The New York Festivals and the US National Academy of Cable Broadcasting The Interesting Film Company was set up by Tim Tate, a multi- award-winning film maker and best-selling author. The company is now based around a small core of dedicated film-makers who have learned their craft within some of the most prestigious production companies and documentary teams in British broadcasting: Yorkshire Television, the BBC, Granada and Carlton Television; First Tuesday, Network First and The Cook Report. http://interestingfilms.co.uk/ Tim Tate : Conspiracy of Silence (Censored Franklin Cover up Documentary Filmmaker)

New Discourses
The Strange Death of the University, Part 2: A New Sensibility

New Discourses

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 134:28 Very Popular


The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 96 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we're not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it's a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though in a completely new religion. That religion is the transformative religion of Dialectical Leftism, and its materialist watchword in the 21st century is "Sustainability." In this New Discourses Podcast series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through a 2022 UNESCO book, Knowledge-driven Actions: Transforming Higher Education for Global Sustainability (https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000380519/), that calls upon all "higher education institutions" to transform themselves so that they align, promote, and help complete the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a part of the 2030 Agenda. In this episode of the series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through the first chapter, the introduction, to this manipulative UNESCO document. Sustainability is made out clearly to be a cult-religious concept, a new theological object to bind and orient the university so that the Neo-Communist agenda can be accomplished through it. Sustainability will come to guide how institutions think, operate, research, and teach, and they will serve as beacons for this new faith to the communities around them. Sustainability is to become our "New Sensibility," just like Herbert Marcuse called for in the second chapter of his 1969 Essay on Liberation (https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/marcuse/works/1969/essay-liberation.htm/). Sustainability as the tyranny of the 21st century (https://newdiscourses.com/2021/10/sustainability-tyranny-21st-century/) is to become the mode and model for all institutions of higher education, including colleges, universities, seminaries, and more. Join James to hear about how the universities are to be transformed into the cathedrals of this new backwards cult religion. Support New Discourses: https://newdiscourses.com/support Subscribe to New Discourses on other platforms: https://newdiscourses.com/subscribe Follow James Lindsay: https://linktr.ee/conceptualjames © 2022 New Discourses. All rights reserved.

AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK
UNESCO Right to Not Declare Great Barrier Reef Endangered

AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 58:12


The Other Side of the Story with Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris – It is Greenpeace and their allies who are hiding the truth about the health of the GBR. In reality, the reef is doing better than ever, and nothing is happening that is out of the norm for the ecology of this magnificent structure. To explain why activists are wrong and to help us understand this, we invited Dr. Peter Ridd...

Focus
Spain's wetlands are drying up: heat and intense farming threaten the Donana

Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 5:44


In southern Spain, the Donana National Park, one of the largest wetlands in Europe, has run dry. A year and a half ago, UNESCO declared the area "overexploited", but since then it has also been the victim of an extreme drought. Ecologists say action is urgent, but many locals say that tackling the problem would threaten their livelihoods. Report by Sarah Morris, Céline Schmitt and Armelle Exposito.

Good Morning Thailand
Good Morning Thailand - Episode 361

Good Morning Thailand

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 39:37


CNN to be Prosecuted for Invasive Massacre Coverage in Thailand | GMT Thailand's 5 national parks raise entry fees for foreigners by 100%. Govt kickstarts WFH policy drive. Andaman Sea coast set for UNESCO recognition. 4 tragedy survivors 'recovering' well. CNN to be prosecuted for invasive daycare massacre coverage. Pope prays for massacre victims. Fake monks solicit cash donations for drug money. - all are coming up today. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thaigerpodcast/message

Ö1 Betrifft: Geschichte
UNESCO, Teil 5

Ö1 Betrifft: Geschichte

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 4:51


Zum Schutz des kulturellen Erbes der Menschheit. 50 Jahre UNESCO Welterbekonvention Teil 5: Eine monumentale Aufgabe Mit: Florian Meixner, Historiker und Referent für Welterbe und Kulturgüterschutz der Österreichischen UNESCO-Kommission

WDR 5 Alles in Butter
Wien gemütlich – Kaffeehaus-Kultur

WDR 5 Alles in Butter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 44:45


Das Wiener Kaffeehaus ist ein von der UNESCO anerkanntes immaterielles Kulturgut: eine "typische gesellschaftliche Praxis". Vor allem ist es aber behaglich im Kaffeehaus. Besten Kuchen und hervorragenden Kaffee gibt es sowieso. Moderation: Carolin Courts und Genussexperte Helmut Gote. Von Gote Courts.

Ö1 Betrifft: Geschichte
UNESCO, Teil 4

Ö1 Betrifft: Geschichte

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 4:51


Zum Schutz des kulturellen Erbes der Menschheit. 50 Jahre UNESCO Welterbekonvention Teil 4: Von universellem Wert Mit: Florian Meixner, Historiker und Referent für Welterbe und Kulturgüterschutz der Österreichischen UNESCO-Kommission

New Books Network
The Surprising World of Wasps

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 67:48


Welcome to The Academic Life! In this episode you'll hear about: What inspired Professor Sumner to study wasps. That time she ate a slug. Her grad school research trip to study wasps in the Malaysian rainforest. The complex and varied roles wasps play in the natural world. The importance of approaching the natural world with endless curiosity. Today's book is: Endless Forms: The Secret World of Wasps, which explores these much-maligned insects' secret world, their incredible diversity and complex social lives, and reveals how they hold our fragile ecosystem in balance. Everyone worries about the collapse of bee populations. But what about wasps? Deemed the gangsters of the insect world, wasps are winged assassins with formidable stings. But do wasps deserve this reputation? Wasps are nature's most misunderstood insect: as predators and pollinators, they keep the planet's ecological balance in check. They are nature's pest controllers; a world without wasps would be just as ecologically devastating as losing the bees, or beetles, or butterflies.  Our guest is: Seirian Sumner, who is a professor of behavioral ecology at University College London, where she studies the ecology and evolution of social insects. She has published over seventy papers in scientific journals and has received numerous awards for her work, including a L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award, a Points of Light Award from the UK prime minister, and a Silver Medal from the Zoological Society of London. She is a fellow and trustee of the Royal Entomological Society and cofounder of the citizen science initiative Big Wasp Survey. Sumner lives in Oxfordshire, England, with her husband and three children. She is the author of Endless Forms: The Secret World of Wasps (HarperCollins, 2022). Our host is: Dr. Christina Gessler, who is the co-producer of the Academic Life. Listeners to this episode may also be interested in: Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains by Bethany Brookshire Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse by Dave Goulson Silent Spring by Rachel Carson City of Sinners by A. A. Dhand S. Sumner et al, “Why We Love Bees and Hate Wasps,” in Ecological Entomology 43 (6): 836-45. Natural History and the Evolution of Paper-Wasps, ed by Stefano Turillazzi and Mary Jane West-Eberhard You are smart and capable, but you aren't an island, and neither are we. We reach across our mentor network to bring you podcasts on everything from how to finish that project to how to take care of your beautiful mind. Here on the Academic Life channel, we embrace a broad definition of what it means to be an academic and to lead an academic life. We view education as a transformative human endeavor and are inspired by today's knowledge-producers working inside and outside the academy. Wish we'd bring on an expert about something? DMs us on Twitter: @AcademicLifeNBN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

ThePrint
#ThePrintPod: ED car, Vatican City & Starry Night — the stuff Kolkata's Durga pandals are made of this year

ThePrint

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 6:25


Last year, Bengal's Durga Puja became 1st in Asia to get UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage tag. After 2 yrs of low-key celebrations due to Covid, revellers went all out this year.

Habari za UN
Mwalimu Neema atengeneza vifaa vya kuwezesha watoto kuelewa anachofundisha.

Habari za UN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 0:03


Hii leo ni siku ya walimu duniani na ujumbe ni ujumbe marekebisho  ya mfumo wa elimu huanza na mwalimu. Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la elimu, sayansi na utamaduni, UNESCO linasema lengo la ujumbe huo  ni kusherehekea dhima muhimu ya walimu katika uwezo wa wanafunzi kwa kuhakikisha wana vifaa na mbinu zinazowawezesha za kujiwajibikia wao wenyewe na watu wengine. UNESCO inataka serikali ichukue hatua kuhakikisha walimu wana mbinu, lakini huko Tanzania, Mwalimu mmoja ameona asisubiri bali achukue hatua kwa kutengeneza hata vile vifaa vya kufundisha ili wanafunzi waweze kuelewa. Je nini kinafanyika? Hamad Rashid wa Radio washirika MVIWATA FM ya mkoani Morogoro mashariki mwa TAnzania amefunga safari hadi kwa Mwalimu Neema. Kwako Hamad.

Kingdom Culture Conversations
Sarah Engelhardt MA LAC, Professional Counseling Associates: Helping Students with Stress Management (Part Two)

Kingdom Culture Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 22:25


History will remember today as a tough time to be an adolescent.Based on UNESCO monitoring reports during the pandemic, 9 out of 10 students (87%) in 165 countries were affected by school closures in March due to the coronavirus. This translates to over 1.5 billion primary to tertiary learners.20%, or one in five American college students, admitted in an April 2020 survey that their mental health significantly got worse this year during the pandemic.78% of homes with American high school or college students reported educational disruptions due to COVID-19. Of these students, 80% admitted to suffering from increased stress due to these disruptions.Today's Kingdom Culture Conversation is crucial:  Sarah Engelhardt of Professional Counseling Associates discusses practical ways in which students, parents, and teachers can mitigate stress.  Stress can't, and as we'll learn today shouldn't, be eliminated.  But, it can be made manageable.How?  Listen in...For more information on Sarah Engelhardt, MA LAC, and Professional Counseling Services, please click here."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

Kingdom Culture Conversations
Sarah Engelhardt MA LAC, Professional Counseling Associates: Helping Students with Stress Management (Part One)

Kingdom Culture Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 37:31


History will remember today as a tough time to be an adolescent.Based on UNESCO monitoring reports during the pandemic, 9 out of 10 students (87%) in 165 countries were affected by school closures in March due to the coronavirus. This translates to over 1.5 billion primary to tertiary learners.20%, or one in five American college students, admitted in an April 2020 survey that their mental health significantly got worse this year during the pandemic.78% of homes with American high school or college students reported educational disruptions due to COVID-19. Of these students, 80% admitted to suffering from increased stress due to these disruptions.Today's Kingdom Culture Conversation is crucial:  Sarah Engelhardt of Professional Counseling Associates discusses practical ways in which students, parents, and teachers can mitigate stress.  Stress can't, and as we'll learn today shouldn't, be eliminated.  But, it can be made manageable.How?  Listen in...For more information on Sarah Engelhardt, MA LAC, and Professional Counseling Services, please click here."Kingdom Culture Conversations" is a podcast created through Frameworks, a Biblical worldview initiative of Northwest Christian School.For more information on Frameworks, please visit:  https://frameworks.ncsaz.org/For more information on Northwest Christian School, visit:  https://www.ncsaz.org/To reach out to Geoff Brown, please email gbrown@ncsaz.org or you can reach him by cell phone:  (623)225-5573.

Round Table China
Smart agriculture drives modernization of farming

Round Table China

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 52:55


Technology is becoming increasingly important in agriculture. We take a look at ways to take agriculture into the digital age (00:47). / Round Table presents a story of Twenty-eight year old Tenzin Yeshi, who is a fervent performer, researcher and promoter of Tibetan opera, which was listed as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage in 2009 (25:10). On the show: Heyang, Huang Shan & Josh Cotterill

Beat the Often Path
Ep. 107 - Aliénor Salmon: Leaving a Good Career to Dance Around the World

Beat the Often Path

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 55:55


Aliénor Salmon is an author, speaker and consultant. She's the creator of the book Finding Rhythm Bailando Journey. If ever there was a story that fit the premise of this show, it's hers: She graduated from King's College In London with a master's in War Studies, then she worked as a field researcher in Mongolia and landed her dream job studying happiness for UNESCO in Bangkok, where she lived for many years. As if that wasn't wild enough, she decided to drop her job in pursuit of her own happiness, setting out to learn the local dances of 8 Latin American countries in 8 months. She called this her "Bailando Journey", and she ended up learning 18 dances over 10 months, forever changing her life. ➡️ Episode Highlights: beattheoftenpath.com ➡️ https://bailandojourney.com/

Trees A Crowd
Leigh Morris: Sexy carrots & feral wallabies - the adventures and curiosities hidden behind Manannan's cloak

Trees A Crowd

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 74:29


Midway through the Isle of Man's Manx TT motor-racing festival lies a day (terrifyingly aptly) branded as “Mad Sunday”. David Oakes chose this bacchanalian festival, one filled with inebriated petrol-heads and super-charged exhaust eruptions, to talk with the Manx Wildlife Trust's CEO, Leigh Morris. Recorded in perhaps the only two quiet enclaves the island possessed that Mad Sunday, Leigh expands upon a journey that took him from horticultural nurseryman to the head of a Wildlife Trust that oversees the planet's sole Unesco whole nation biosphere. Leigh's journey - starting simply enough in Yorkshire, then Wales and Scotland - quickly expands into a life of volunteering and vocational placements in India and Nepal, Ethiopia and Oman, the Galapagos and St Helena… the list goes on. Whether upon an island paradise or beneath the waves, there is seemingly no habitat that hasn't drawn Leigh's attention. In his own words: “The more you know, the more you know you don't know…” Armed with an insatiable curiosity, Leigh hopes to turn the Isle of Man, all 35 by 10 miles of it, into “what good looks like”. In this episode we discusses the sex-appeal of carrots, the rivakry of a petrol vs. electic (or even hydrogen) powereded TT, community conservation movements such as SeaSearch, and the hot potato of viewing agriculture as a very necessary part of our species' ongoing environmental ambitions. Filter in a menagerie of rare Loaghtan sheep, Penguins, Sea Iguanas and the Isle of Man's escaped feral Wallaby population, and you have a gloriously ambitious discussion about the state of the world, and where to take it next. Oh - and October's episode is not sponsored by the Visit Isle of Man board… we promise!For further information on this and other episodes, visit: https://www.treesacrowd.fm/leigh-morris/ Weekly episodes available early AND bonus content made free to forage by "Subscribtion Squirrels" on our Patreon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

New Discourses
The Strange Death of the University, Part 1: The Red Thread

New Discourses

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 105:29 Very Popular


The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 95 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we're not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it's a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though in a completely new religion. That religion is the transformative religion of Dialectical Leftism, and its materialist watchword in the 21st century is "Sustainability." In this New Discourses Podcast series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through a 2022 UNESCO book, Knowledge-driven Actions: Transforming Higher Education for Global Sustainability (https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000380519/), that calls upon all "higher education institutions" to transform themselves so that they align, promote, and help complete the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a part of the 2030 Agenda. In this first episode of the series, Lindsay goes through the preliminary materials, including a foreword that explicitly grounds the entire purpose of the document in the work of the Critical Marxist Herbert Marcuse. "Transformation is the red thread running through all the Sustainable Development Goals," we're told in the first sentence of the foreword. The goal in this executive summary is clear. The university must be transformed. It must be made into a think tank that services the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals meant to achieve it. All institutions of higher education, colleges, universities, seminaries, and beyond, must be bound and oriented in this one particular Neo-Communist direction. They must abandon their missions and take up the core value of sustainability, on the UN's agenda-driven terms. They must install "sustainability officers" and refuse to engage in any activity that supports "non-sustainable" practices. Join James and be shocked at what the United Nations thinks it can coerce the world's colleges into doing. Support New Discourses: https://newdiscourses.com/support Subscribe to New Discourses on other platforms: https://newdiscourses.com/subscribe Follow James Lindsay: https://linktr.ee/conceptualjames © 2022 New Discourses. All rights reserved.

The Teacher's Pep Rally Podcast
S5 E69: Gaming SEL with Matt Farber

The Teacher's Pep Rally Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 67:42


Matt Farber is an associate professor at the University of Northern Colorado where he directs the Gaming SEL Lab. His passion and research merge between game-based learning and social & emotional learning. We love that he studies how playing and making games can cultivate empathy, perspective-taking, and ethical decision making. He has been invited to the White House, authored several books and papers, and is a frequent collaborator with UNESCO.  Let's talk about life and learning! Please leave a review and visit us at www.teacherpeprally.com  Join the Facebook community to collaborate and celebrate with us and fellow educators If you are enjoying the podcast, we would greatly appreciate it if you rate the show and then leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews helps other educators to find the Teacher's Pep Rally. 

The Places Where We Go Podcast
Two Days in Torun Poland

The Places Where We Go Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 38:00


Two Days in Toruń Poland On episode 81, we recap our two days in Toruń Poland. We're about in the middle of our multi-part series taking you to multiple cities in Poland.  We spent 23 days traveling through western Poland and can't wait to share our adventures with our listeners. Toruń is a magnificent historical medieval town established by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century. It sits on the banks of the Vistula River in north-central Poland and is a UNESCO world heritage site.  It is one of the oldest cities in Poland - first settled in the 8th century and later expanded by the Teutonic Knights in 1233. What to see in Toruń On this episode, we'll take you through eight things to see and do while spending at least two days in Toruń Poland.  Here's a list of stops we discuss during our time in this Polish city: Private Walking Tour - We chose "Walking Tour of the medieval Toruń". There are several options available spanning 2 to 6 hours.  Walking tours are a great way to get familiar with a new location.  Explore the Old Town - The Old Town sector offers so much history.  There's a vast original architectural collection of churches, museums, shops, and restaurants. Living Museum of Gingerbread - This museum is the #1 place to visit in Toruń according to TripAdvisor. Located in the middle of the city center, this interactive experience takes place in a Medieval Bakery under the watchful eyes of a Gingerbread Master.  House of Nicolas Copernicus Museum - The city has a museum devoted to the astronomer located in the Gothic tenement house that was the birthplace of Copernicus. Stepping inside is another way to get immersed in the medieval architecture of the former burgher residences. Nicolas lived in this home for the first seven years of his life. Krzywa Wieża (Crooked Tower) - Legend here says that crookedness was punishment for sinful Teutonic Knights.  When you visit the tower, you're supposed to stand with your entire backside from head to heels touching the wall and stretching out your arms. If you can keep standing in this position without wobbling, then this is a sign you have a clear conscience. Monuments and Statues - We saw so many monuments in Toruń - monuments of people, of legends and of animals. Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and John the Baptist - This Gothic-style cathedral hails from the early 13th century.  Medieval Defensive City Walls Panorama - Walk across the river to see a spectacular panoramic view of the old town.  There's an observation deck that is a great place for photos.  The view itself is considered one of the wonders of Poland. Where to stay in Toruń We stayed at Hotel Filmar during our visit to Toruń.  We did need a taxi to get here from the train station, but that only came up to about $4 US.  The location was very walkable to the main/medieval city   Is Toruń worth visiting? Absolutely. It offers a wealth of original medieval buildings, wonderful churches, and great places for food and drink.  Don't leave without trying some of Toruń's famous gingerbread.     More things to do in Toruń Like on most trips, we ran out of time for sightseeing while in Toruń. If we had more time, here are more things we suggest in this town.  Teutonic Castle Ruins:  We would recommend making more time to visit the Teutonic Castle ruins.  The original castle was built in a horseshoe-shaped plan surrounded by a curtain wall and moats.  Today the castle survives as a ruin. Planetarium: Toruń is home to both a planetarium and also an astronomical observatory that has the largest radio telescope in Central Europe.     Plan your trip to Poland DK Eyewitness Poland - This is the book we referenced to help craft our three-week Poland itinerary.   More Travel Resources from The Places Where We Go The Places Where We Go Travel Resources TRAVEL BOOKS: And while planning your travels, you can find links to a number of books to get you in the travel mindset on our Amazon Store Page - check out the section: Books That Inspire Travel  GEAR: We also invite you to visit our Amazon Storefront for more travel resources that we recommend - all of which, we personally use in our travels. GET YOUR TRAVEL GEAR HERE! - The Places Where We Go Amazon Storefront Thanks for your support!   Inspiring Your Future Travels We hope this episode inspires you to consider a visit to Poland.   Which activities will you plan on your trip?   Drop us a line if you have an adventure in this Polish city.   Follow Us - The Places Where We Go Podcast: The Places Where We Go Podcast is released every other week in your favorite podcast app along as well as on our website at www.theplaceswherewego.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theplaceswherewego Twitter: https://twitter.com/theplaceswhere1 Email: Write to us at comments@theplaceswherewego.com Buy Us A Coffee: buymeacoffee.com/tpwwg We'll see you at the places where we go. Julie & Art   AFFILIATE LINK DISCLOSURE: One small way you can support The Places Where We Go, is through our affiliate links. A simple click on these links helps us bring additional videos to you. It's kind of like tipping, but costs you nothing! 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The Busy Mom
The United Nations' Agenda and YOUR Child with Alex Newman

The Busy Mom

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 25:56


Alex Newman is an award-winning international journalist, educator, author, and speaker. He writes for a wide array of magazines and newspapers while appearing regularly on the radio. Alex also serves as executive director of Public School Exit, a ministry dedicated to securing a Christian education for as many children as possible. Today Alex joins Heidi to discuss the role of UNESCO in aggressively promoting standardized anti-Christian education worldwide.​ SHOW NOTES --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

Aristegui
¿Qué plantea la Unesco para la cultura y la educación en los próximos años?

Aristegui

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 20:25


En el marco de la conferencia mundial MONDIACULT 2022, que se lleva a cabo en la Ciudad de México, Carmen Aristegui habló con Audrey Azoulay, directora general de la Unesco, sobre el rediseño de la política cultural en Latinoamérica tras la pandemia de covid-19.Para conocer sobre cómo CNN protege la privacidad de su audiencia, visite CNN.com/privacidad

Good Food
Remembering Marcella, kimchi, pickles

Good Food

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 56:52


With her cookbook “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking,” Marcella Hazan introduced a legion of Americans to a new cuisine — changing the way many cook and eat. Kimjang is a celebration in Korea. Eric Kim describes the days-long process of making kimchi that has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage that needs to be preserved. Russian native Vlasta Pilot takes to TikTok, sharing her pickle fetish with the masses. LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison refers to David Rosoff as the “fun, opinionated wine guru” of Los Angeles, who has taken over a block of Silver Lake. Chef Brian Dunsmoor shops for ingredients for his albacore crudo — a dish that is emerging as his restaurant's signature dish.

Macroaggressions
#266: MACRO Vs. UNESCO

Macroaggressions

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 88:13 Very Popular


The United Nations has a problem that they are very concerned about. It is such an important threat that they took the extraordinary step of holding a conference in Brussels to get to the bottom of the issue that is sure to destroy the fabric of society and plunge the world into darkness. The issue they fear is “conspiracy theories”, and the people that they are terrified of are probably listening to shows like this one. The education arm of the United Nations, UNESCO, held the “International Symposium on Addressing Conspiracy Theories Through Education” in June of 2022 to educate the educators on how to deal with those that refuse to go along with the official lies told by the State, State-affiliated media, and global organizations such as the United Nations. The level of projection happening by those running the conference was off the charts, and the narrative that conspiracy theorists are one of the biggest threats to humanity was laughable on its face, but the message was clear to those speaking out that the United Nations is coming for them in one way or another. Sponsors: Emergency Preparedness Food: www.preparewithmacroaggressions.com Chemical Free Body: https://www.chemicalfreebody.com and use promo code: MACRO C60 Purple Power: https://c60purplepower.com/ Promo Code: MACRO Wise Wolf Gold & Silver: www.Macroaggressions.gold True Hemp Science: https://truehempscience.com/ Haelan: https://haelan951.com/pages/macro Solar Power Lifestyle: https://solarpowerlifestyle.com/ Promo Code: MACRO Free 10 Day Trial @ Ickonic: https://www.ickonic.com/affiliate/charlie-robinson Coin Bit App: https://coinbitsapp.com/?ref=0SPP0gjuI68PjGU89wUv Macroaggressions Merch Store: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/macroaggressions?ref_id=22530 LinkTree: linktr.ee/macroaggressions Books: HYPOCRAZY: https://amzn.to/3AFhfg2 Controlled Demolition on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08M21XKJ5 Purchase "The Octopus Of Global Control" Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aEFFcr Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/39vdKeQ Online Connection: Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/Macroaggressions Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/macroaggressions_podcast/ Discord Link:  https://discord.gg/4mGzmcFexg Website: www.theoctopusofglobalcontrol.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/theoctopusofglobalcontrol Twitter: www.twitter.com/macroaggressio3 Twitter Handle: @macroaggressio3 YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCn3GlVLKZtTkhLJkiuG7a-Q Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LjTwu5