19 June 2012

mean world syndrome

Mean World Syndrome is a phenomenon where the violence-related content of mass media convinces viewers that the world is more dangerous than it actually is, and prompts a desire for more protection than is warranted by any actual threat.




10 June 2012

The Mappist

The first story on this mp3, The Mappist by Barry Lopez, is probably one of the better suggestions i can make for a spare 34 minutes sometime this sunday -- listen 

http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/4787204/510202/136973601/NPR_136973601.mp3

This short story was produced for NPR's Selected Shorts - subscribe to their #podcast athttp://www.selectedshorts.org/podcast/ for an often superb stream of short #fiction. (beats the shit out of tv)