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Jay Soderberg - AKA The Pod Vader. Head of Content at BlogTalkRadio and Host of the Next Fan Up show. 

Jay Soderberg started in podcasting back in 2006. Jay’s story is rather unique, since his first steps in podcasting where in the corporate world, whereas the vast majority of podcasters back then were independent creators. We talked about the advantages and disadvantages of podcasting in a corporate environment, Jay’s vision as Head of Content and, of course, the origins of his nickname - the Pod Vader.
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This series explores the history and future of podcasting, and each episode will feature a single guest who is a pioneer of podcasting. This time, we're interviewing Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg - inventor of the popular MP3 format which a critical innovation in Podcasting history.

- The rejected patent that initiated his research,

- The Australian hacker that nearly destroyed Fraunhofer Institute's business model,

- The Psychoacoustics principles behind the innovative algorithm,

- Suzanne Vega's hit song - 'Tom's Diner' role in research,

- and much more. 

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This episode will focus on a few of the lesser-known children of the Solar System neighborhood: The Oort Cloud, Kuiper's Belt & Dwarf Planets.

 
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In the early 1980's Richard Stallman founded the Free Software Foundation: a socio-technological movement that revolutionized the software world. In this episode we'll hear Stallman himself talking about the roots of the movement, and learn of its early struggles. 

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Humans have yet to have set foot on a different planet, but today, from their limited vantage point on Earth, astronomers are able to notice a few breathtaking phenomena that are beyond human imagination. This episode reveals some of the greatest, most amazing, violent and impressive meteorological phenomena seen on other planets in the Solar System.

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In the previous part of the episode we learned how linguists were able to reconstruct bits of the ancient & long lost Indo-European language. In this episode we'll discover what can these words tell us about life in the Bronze Age, family ties and nomadic relationships. 

We'll also learn about recent genetic evidence that explain the unprecedented success of that language: a single lucky mutation that enabled the Yamna People, as they are called today, to digest milk. 
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