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Town Hall #9: Listen

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Listening is a skill.

To digest and reflect your universe is no small feat.

Let curiosity guide you.

Watch your mind. It compels itself to spread and share. Your thoughts clamor for recognition.

Your heart leaps on stage to put its depth on display. Do they understand? Do they really understand?

To become a listener, wrest attention from yourself. Observe that others yearn for the same spotlight. Encourage and applaud all efforts. Be a good audience; enjoy the show.

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★★★ Radiolab :: The Good Samaritan
★★☆ Cautionary Tales :: The Vigilante and the Air Traffic Controller
★★☆ Deep Questions with Cal Newport :: The Simple Life
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: April Fool's Day
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: Han van Meegeren: Forgery as an Art Form
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: The World's Greatest Wagers
★★☆ Hardcore History Addendum :: The Long View
★★☆ Intelligence Squared :: Daniel Dennett on Tools to Transform our Thinking
★★☆ Intelligence Squared :: Western Parents Don't Know How to Bring Up Their Children
★★☆ Planet Money :: The safety net for banks
★★☆ The Joy of Why :: Is There Math Beyond the Equal Sign
★★☆ What's Your Problem? :: Human Bones, Made in the Lab


★★★★★ Edger Meyer & Chris Thile :: Bass & Mandolin
★★★★★ My Chemical Romance :: Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
★★★★☆ August Burns Red :: Constellations
★★★★☆ Deas Vail :: All the Houses Look the Same
★★★★☆ Deerhoof :: Future Teenage Cave Artists
★★★★☆ Vylet Pony :: Queen of Misfits
★★★☆☆ Charli XCX :: Number 1 Angel
★★★☆☆ Katia & Marielle Labèque :: Minimalist Dream House
★★★☆☆ Magalena Bay :: mini mix vol. 1
★★★☆☆ Melt-Banana :: Cell-Scape
★★☆☆☆ Daphne Loves Derby :: Good Night, Witness Light
★★☆☆☆ Dogleg :: Melee
★★☆☆☆ Eat Your Heart Out :: Florescence
★★☆☆☆ GFOTY & Spinee :: Dog Food
★★☆☆☆ Good Old War :: Come Back As Rain
★★☆☆☆ Jazmine Sullivan :: Heaux Tales
★★☆☆☆ Mux Mool :: Skulltaste
★★☆☆☆ ODESZA :: In Return
★★☆☆☆ PJ Harvey :: Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
★★☆☆☆ Ray Toro :: Remember the Laughter
★★☆☆☆ Redinho :: Redinho
★★☆☆☆ Sparks the Rescue :: The Secrets We Can't Keep - EP
★★☆☆☆ Sweet Trip :: Seen/Unseen
★★☆☆☆ Tennyson :: Tennyson
★☆☆☆☆ Kensington :: Borders
★☆☆☆☆ Lainey Wilson :: Sayin' What I'm Thinkin'
★☆☆☆☆ Sentimental Scenery :: There Is Nowhere Else In The World