One of my favorite podcasts, Philosophy Bites, interviewed Roberto Unger, the minister of the Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos (Department of Strategic Planning, more or less). The SAE is a cabinet level department so this is a nice feather in the cap of the podcast. The interview is about Unger’s philosophy of what he calls “deep freedom”, but wanders into some political talk as well.
Alert listener Olivia let me know that there will be a live broadcast of Carnaval in Salvador (the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia) on YouTube starting at 6pm my time, which is 4pm in the eastern US and 21:00 GMT.
The link is featured on YouTube’s front page though whether that’s only the case here or not I don’t know. In case it’s not, just click here.
Anyhow, the Salvador Carnaval is quite different from Rio de Janeiro’s and is (generally) considered to be more traditional as well as having a greater variety of music and dance styles.
In related news, I’m putting the finishing touches on an episode about Carnaval. I should have it read in a 2-3 hours.
As I’ve been writing I keep wrestling with whether to include English equivalents alongside the Metric units. Personally, I don’t like adding them, since it makes things cumbersome, but if it’s going to be a problem for people, I can. To help resolve this terrible polemic, I made a poll:
Here is the plan for the first 10 or so episodes. I’m not going to put dates on these yet, but I expect to get these initial episodes out weekly or biweekly since they are all either high level or cover recent events (and thus information is easy to come by). Continue reading Schedule of Initial Episodes→