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  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre – What’s In My Bag?

    ‘Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre goes shopping at Amoeba Music in San Francisco.’

    And by the way, what a beard!

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  • The Mysteries of Sleep

    “Neurologist Dr Guy Leschziner explores medical causes of sleep deprivation or disruption and their consequences.”

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  • IMF Paper: Leverage – A Broader View

    “Traditional measures of leverage in the financial system tend to reflect bank balance sheet data. The paper argues that these traditional, bank-centric measures should be augmented by considering pledged collateral in the financial system since pledged collateral provides a measure of an important part of nonbank funding to banks.”

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  • BBC Interview with Paul Banks of Interpol

    The frontman of Interpol speaks to the BBC. Influenced by a range of bands including Nirvana and The Cure.

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  • What keeps the Chanceller of the Exchequer awake at night

    BBC Program (29 minutes): “If you’re the Chancellor of the Exchequer, worrying about where the next financial crisis might come from, what keeps you awake at night?”

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  • TED Talk: Record Collectors and Cultural Archivists

    “For generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by “digging” for obscure music created by overlooked artists.”

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  • The Ghan – 17hr broadcast

    “Cruelly tasked with sitting through Australia’s first foray into ‘slow TV’, Naaman Zhou finds The Ghan both mesmerising and rewarding”

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  • REM: 25 years since Automatic For The People

    REM reflect on 25 years since ‘Automatic For The People’ was released in 1991.

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  • TED Blog Article: 40 Idioms That Can’t Be Translated Literally

    Potentially useful when travelling. Funny to read.

    Our favourite:

    The idiom: Tomaten auf den Augen haben.
    Literal translation: “You have tomatoes on your eyes.”

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  • NPR: 50 Best Albums of 2017

    “Consensus wasn’t easy in 2017.”

    Well that depends on who you ask…This is a link to NPR Music’s list of the best albums of 2017.

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