Sources and Methods #29: Gills Club


Gills Club 101:

Gills Club website

Gills Club on Twitter / Facebook / Youtube

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy website

Show notes:

Learn about sharks on edX

Social media sharks (piece by Marianne)

OCEARCH (the best-known shark tagging organisation)

Picks of the Week:

Book: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery

Film: Captain America: Civil War

Music: Can't Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake

Sources and Methods #28: Matthew Cassel

Image credit: Olivia Dehez

Image credit: Olivia Dehez


Matthew Cassel 101:

Matthew's website

Matthew on Twitter

Matthew on Facebook

"Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution: Voices from Tunis to Damascus" (co-edited by Matthew)

The Journey from Syria (Matthew's latest project) - Youtube playlist (6 episodes)


Show Notes:

1:00 - Dartmouth Conference (wiki / official site via Kettering Foundation)

2:25 - Matt's Goodreads profile

2:45 - Find out more about language coaching with Alex

11:20 - 2-hour / 2-part documentary: "Identity and Exile"

20:00 - Episode 5 (YouTube)

22:25 - "A Syrian Love Story"

34:35 - Field of Vision / First Look Media

38:05 - Episode 6 (YouTube)

42:50 - "Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution: Voices from Tunis to Damascus" (co-edited by Matthew)

51:50 - Fusha


Amin Maalouf - The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

Ryszard Kapuściński (wiki / Amazon)

Roger Crowley - 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

David Hirst - Beware of Small States

David Hirst - The Gun and the Olive Branch

58:45 - Sarah Bakewell - "How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer"

59:45 - L'Haine

1:00:05 - Lingualism Publishers

Arabic Voices 1

Arabic Voices 2

1:01:45 - P.J. Harvey (wiki)

Sources and Methods #27: K. Anders Ericsson

K. Anders Ericsson 101:

"The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance" (edited by Ericsson)

"The Road To Excellence: the Acquisition of Expert Performance in the Arts and Sciences, Sports, and Games" (edited by Ericsson)

"Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise" (his latest book, discussed on this episode, coauthored with Robert Pool)

Ericsson's website / list of research

Ericsson on Twitter


Show Notes:

12:02 - “Superior Memory of Experts and Long-Term Working Memory (LTWM)”

24:20 - Andy Martin / Lee Child book

56:00 - Duolingo

52:04 - Cal Newport’s Deep Work

53:09 - Josh Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein

54:20 - Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander (IMDB)