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    • The Great White Hope

    • By: Blair Braverman
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    At 4 in the morning on March 30, 1867, Secretary of State William Seward signed a treated buying Russian America — that is, Alaska — for the cost of two cents per acre a total of 7.2 million in gold bricks.

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    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor Dig Into the History of Food at the Supreme Court

    • By: Jackie Mansky
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    During the early 19th century, the Supreme Court’s term was so short that the justices would leave their families behind when they came to Washington. Chief Justice of the United States John Marshall arranged for the Supremes to live together, in hopes that shacking up in boarding houses or inns would instill a sense of fraternity among them. It did.

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    • The Agile Mind-Set

    • Making Agile Processes Work
    • By: Gil Broza
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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    Are you frustrated or disenchanted by the results of your Agile approach? Does Agile sound like a good idea, but you're not sure how to explain it beyond roles, practices, and meetings? Is your team going through the motions, but it's still business as usual? The missing piece is the Agile mindset - the thinking that makes Agile processes work.

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    • Been doing agile for years

    • By Jason & Jean on 08-17-18

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    • George Orwell Wrote ‘1984’ While Dying of Tuberculosis

    • By: Kat Eschner
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    In 1946, George Orwell traveled to the house of an acquaintance in Scotland to write his final book. He had been suffering from tuberculosis for a long time, although it’s hard to know how long exactly.

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    • The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman

    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Noted Psychologist Revealed as Author of Best-Selling ‘Wonder Woman,’” read the astonishing headline. In the summer of 1942, a press release from the New York offices of All-American Comics turned up at newspapers, magazines and radio stations all over the United States.

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    • Deep Cuba

    • By: Yoani Sanchez
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 15 mins
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    In deepest Cuba, some places remain almost virgin. People live in bohíos - thatched-roof huts made of palm boards. Cuban guajiros (farmers) still make coffee in a cloth sieve and go to bed with their chickens. Reality here contrasts sharply with the unrestrained cacophony presented by the island's tourist advertising, which conveys the false idea that we are a people immersed in endless revelry, laughter, and carnivals.

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    • A good start!

    • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 01-02-19

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    • Go With the Flow

    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Volcanologists have a flair for understatement. Here is the term for the roiling, spattering 2,000-degree Fahrenheit liquid rock visible in the caldera of Kilauea volcano this afternoon: lava lake.

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    • The Cyber Risk Handbook

    • Creating and Measuring Effective Cybersecurity Capabilities
    • By: Domenic Antonucci
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Cyber Risk Handbook is the practitioner's guide to implementing, measuring, and improving the counter-cyber capabilities of the modern enterprise. The first resource of its kind, this book provides authoritative guidance for real-world situations, and cross-functional solutions for enterprise-wide improvement.

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    • By Andre on 01-24-18

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    • The Sticky Science Behind the Deadly Boston Molasses Disaster

    • By: Jason Daley
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Slow as molasses isn’t just a saying — the byproduct of sugar production is usually sticky and viscous, even at room temperature. So historians and scientists have long been stumped by Boston's 1919 Great Molasses Flood.

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    • An Ancient Squash Dodges Extinction Thanks to the Efforts of Native Americans

    • By: Marissa Fessenden
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Last year, Eighth Day Farm in Holland, Michigan, planted some squash seeds they were given, not knowing what they would produce. When the plants eventually grew in as bright orange, two-foot-long squashes, farmer Sarah Hofman-Graham invited Michigan Radio reporter Rebecca Williams over for some soup. The squash "tasted sweet and mild," Williams reports for Michigan Radio.

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    • Why Do People Tell Ghost Stories on Christmas?

    • By: Kat Eschner
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Ebenezer Scrooge wasn’t the first fictional character to see ghosts around Christmas time. The tradition of holiday ghost stories goes much, much farther back—farther, perhaps, than Christmas itself.

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    • New Evidence That Grandmothers Were Crucial for Human Evolution

    • By: Joseph Stromberg
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    For years, anthropologists and evolutionary biologists have struggled to explain the existence of menopause, a life stage that humans do not share with our primate relatives. Why would it be beneficial for females to stop being able to have children with decades still left to live?

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    • Cardiac Arrest

    • Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO On the Feds' Hit-List
    • By: Howard Root, Stephen Saltarelli
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman, Kat Merry, Joshua Kumler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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    Who polices America's prosecutors? And when they set their sights on an innocent CEO, can he survive a five-year, $25 million legal labyrinth to save the company he built, and himself from prison?

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    • By Emilio Sandoz on 05-22-17

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    • Some Ancient Insects Wore the Exoskeletons of Other Bugs to Disguise Themselves

    • By: Brian Handwerk
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The American military has been perfecting the art of disguise for more than a hundred years, employing a variety of materials and mimicking natural patterns to make soldiers invisible to enemy eyes. But don’t be too impressed: insects, it turns out, have been doing the same thing for a hundred million years. Ancient bugs cleverly covered themselves with dirt, wood, leaves and even the remains of their victims to become invisible to prey and predators alike.

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    • Three Things to Know About the Buffalo Soldiers

    • By: Kat Eschner
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Today is Buffalo Soldiers Day–proclaimed by President George Bush in 1992 to celebrate the all-black Army regiments’ “outstanding legacy of service.” The Buffalo Soldiers, as Bush acknowledged, are a historically important group best remembered for fighting on American’s western frontier.

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    • How Data Won The West

    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
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    The idea of visualizing data is old: After all, that’s what a map is - a representation of geographic information - and we’ve had maps for about 8,000 years. But it was rare to graph anything other than geography. Only a few examples exist: Around the 11th century, a now-anonymous scribe created a chart of how the planets moved through the sky. By the 18th century, scientists were warming to the idea of arranging knowledge visually.

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    • New DNA Analysis Shows Aboriginal Australians Are the World's Oldest Society

    • By: Danny Lewis
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 3 mins
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    For centuries, Aboriginal Australians have said they belonged to the oldest sustained civilization on the face of the Earth, citing their culture and history of oral storytelling that stretches back tens of thousands of years. Now, one of the most extensive analyses of Indigenous Australian DNA to date suggests that they've been right all along.

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    • Italy Just Hosted the First Olympics-Like Competition for People with Down Syndrome

    • By: Erin Blakemore
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Move over, Rio - Italy just had its own Olympics-style games complete with heartbreak, joy and plenty of athletic glory. But the games weren’t your average sporting event. As the Agence France-Presse reports, they were the first world athletic competition just for people with Down Syndrome, drawing athletes from 36 countries around the world.

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    • The Lesser-Known History of African-American Cowboys

    • By: Katie Nodjimbadem
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 11 mins
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    In his 1907 autobiography, cowboy Nat Love recounts stories from his life on the frontier so cliché, they read like scenes from a John Wayne film.

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    • During World War II, the U.S. Saw Italian-Americans as a Threat to Homeland Security

    • By: David A. Taylor
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Frank DiCara is 90 years old, but he still remembers what it felt like to wake up an enemy in his hometown. It was 1941, and he was a 14-year-old kid in Highlandtown, an Italian-American neighborhood in Baltimore, when news broke that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor, bringing the U.S. into war with the Axis Powers of Japan, Germany and Italy.

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