Posted on May 27, 2013 | By Patty Pino | No Comments
The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 49: Classy Frustration
Episode 49: Learn about learn’ online, what frustrates, and the tunage of Nick Waterhouse. Listen up; know more.
Meandering Rant: “Frustration” expressed by Patty
Book Report: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), taught to you by Rob
Music Segment: Nick Waterhouse, brought to you by Christian
Resources for on-line courses, per Rob’s book report:
- MOOC: http://www.mooc-list.com/
- Yale: http://oyc.yale.edu/
- EDX: https://www.edx.org/
- Corsera: https://www.coursera.org/
- Class-central: http://www.class-central.com
El Factor de Slacker es un lugar hermoso para aprender algo nuevo u oír algo enfriarse.
Posted on January 2, 2013 | By Patty Pino | No Comments
The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 48: One with the Puppies
Episode 48: Peeing pets, back-to-school night, the unity of the universe, and the beautiful blues of Gary Clark, Jr. all make for entertaining conversation on TSF. Chew your liquids, drink your food, avoid the a-holes, and listen.
Meandering Rant: “Inconsiderate Asshole” by Rob
Book Report: “Chew it, Baby”, brought to you by Patty
Music Segment: Gary Clarke, Jr. “When My Train Pulls In”, presented by Christian
All I need is this ashtray, the paddle game, the remote control, this lamp, and The Slacker Factor podcast.
Posted on December 9, 2012 | By Patty Pino | No Comments
The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 47: Neometric
Episode 47: What’s old is new, again, on this episode that explores the spark of neophilia, sales on the interwebs, and new tunes that sound old-school. Hear about a Seinfeld-like brush with the law and get down to the music of the Canadian band Metric with your favorite slackers.
The Spark: Neophilia, an inspiration to Patty
Book Report: “Selling a Car on eBay” by Christian
Music Segment: Metric “Gold Guns Girls” brought to you by Rob
Tracing The Spark of Neophilia
- The Spark Blog Post: Seth Godin The decline of fascination and the rise in ennui
- Then Merriam-Webster defined neophilia as “love of or enthusiasm for what is new or novel”
- Then http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neophile
- Then New York Times & Psychology Today Articles
- Then Monoamine oxidase A gene promoter polymorphism affects novelty seeking and reward dependence in healthy study participants http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16538181
- Conclusion “We now consume about 100,000 words each day from various media, which is a whopping 350 percent increase, measured in bytes, over what we handled back in 1980,” Ms. Gallagher says. “Neophilia spurs us to adjust and explore and create technology and art, but at the extreme it can fuel a chronic restlessness and distraction.”
Listening to The Slacker Factor podcast is a form of aural cleansing.
Posted on November 12, 2012 | By Patty Pino | No Comments
The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 46: Be In The Now
Episode 46: Being present in life is a challenge for many of us. We get stuck in the past, or hung up on planning the future, and often miss the beauty or wonder of the moment. Slow down, tune in, and listen to this episode; be in the now.
Meandering Rant: “Ennui or Chablis?” by Rob
Book Report: Augusten Burroughs “This is How”, brought to you by Patty
Music Segment: Jerry Josephs & the jackmormons “Happy Book”, presented by St. Marquis
The Slacker Factor podcast is religion for the masses. Or, perhaps, nirvana for the asses.
Posted on August 28, 2012 | By Patty Pino | No Comments
The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 44: Strange Changes
Episode 44: Yes, we are all experiencing job transitions. Yes, all three of us all at the same time. Yes, we speak about the potential for greatness and the fear of uncertainty. Yes, we did close the show with a killer tune. Yes, you should check it out. Here’s to change!
Meandering Rant: Hosted by Christian, not a formal rant but a conversation about our career changes.
Book Report: “Adapting to Change” by Patty
Music Segment: Rocket From The Crypt, and their song “Ditch Digger”, brought to you by Rob
The Slacker Factor podcast is poised and ready to serve the needs of every listener. Of course, our listeners are slacking, so we’ll never know what is really needed (beyond cheesy-poof snacky snacks.)