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06:51 min 23. July 2013

Fidel Castro: the Lost Interview | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios

a talk in English

"If this Revolution falls, what we will have here in Cuba is a hell. Hell itself." - Fidel Castro

Interview by Clark Hewitt Galloway
1959, Havana

Executive Producer: David Gerlach
Animator: Patrick Smith
Translator: Sebastian Betti

Hear the full 35-minute interview with Castro with english translation:
http://blankonblank.org/interviews/fidel-castro-1959-lost-interview/

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Watch the previous episodes:

Maurice Sendak on Being a Kid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvtgqJTVVhE

Beastie Boys on Being Stupid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4mx2P...

David Foster Wallace on Ambition
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5R8gd...

Wilt Chamberlain on Tall Tales
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxLiVn...

Larry King on Getting Seduced
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yD8Pz...

Jim Morrison on Why Fat is Beautiful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhszZ5...

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Check out blankonblank.org

Music You Heard:
Sunsearcher
"Flamenco Rhythm"
Curumin
"Mistrio Sterio"
Conjunto Guantanamo
"Untitled"

Help us caption & translate this video!

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01:32 min 29. January 2015

Why Can't You Use a Phone On An Airplane?

a lecture in English

When you're about to take off into the sky you're most likely told to turn off your phones, but why? What's the actual reason? Let LifeNoggin take to sky in this week's episode of Mini Noggin!

Click here to see more videos: http://www.m301.me/lifenoggin

Life Noggin is a weekly animated educational series. Whether it's science, pop culture, history or art, we explore it all and have a ton of fun doing it.

Follow Us!
https://twitter.com/LifeNoggin
https://facebook.com/LifeNoggin
https://www.LifeNoggin

Life Noggin Team:
Animation & Designed by: http://www.jmccartney3d.com/
Voiced by: http://youtube.com/patdoesit
Produced by: http://www.IanDokie.com
Written by: https://www.youtube.com/user/AwkwardAdolescents

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05:00 min 1. March 2013

Insight - The Meaning of Islam

a talk in English

We got to talk with a high school senior about her religion and belief in Islam. She is a strong advocate, is Muslim and had a lot of inspiring words to say, addressing stereotypes and misconceptions.
Host - Jacob Jansen
Videography- Dylan McGale
Music - Kyle Steffens
Special Thanks to Scott Guthrie and Annarose Pandey

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05:33 min 22. October 2013

Kurt Cobain on Identity | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios

a talk in English

"I even thought that I was gay. I thought that might be the solution to my problem." - Kurt Cobain

Interview by Jon Savage
July 22, 1993. Cassette Tape

Hear the full interview @ Rocksbackpages.com

Kurt Cobain GIFs
http://blankonblank.org/interviews/kurt-cobain-on-identity/

Executive Producer: David Gerlach
Animator: Patrick Smith

Subscribe for new episodes every other Tuesday (it's free):
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Watch the previous episodes:

Janis Joplin on Rejection
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdF4b1_LQnQ

Maurice Sendak on Being a Kid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvtgqJTVVhE&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLL-trnf4MEFp4-cXQFJs_gHGt56-saZKF

Beastie Boys on Being Stupid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4mx2P...

David Foster Wallace on Ambition
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5R8gd...

Jim Morrison on Why Fat is Beautiful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhszZ5...

Follow us on Twiiter & Facebook @blankonblank

Check out blankonblank.org

Music You Heard:
Nirvana
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"
"Pennyroyal Tea"
"Love Buzz"
"Lithium (Acoustic)"
Crass
"Bata Motel"

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14:08 min 23. December 2014

Why some people find exercise harder than others | Emily Balcetis | TEDxNewYork

a talk in English

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.
Why do some people struggle more than others to keep off the pounds? Social psychologist Emily Balcetis shows research that addresses one of the many factors: Vision. In an informative talk, she shows how when it comes to fitness, some people quite literally see the world differently from others — and offers a surprisingly simple solution to overcome these differences.

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02:29 min 31. March 2015

THE SCIENCE OF ANGER

a lecture in English

Even though you may know what the external cause of your anger is, what’s actually going on in your body? Let’s find out.

Click here to see more videos: http://www.m301.me/lifenoggin

Life Noggin is a weekly animated educational series. Whether it's science, pop culture, history or art, we explore it all and have a ton of fun doing it.

Follow Us!
https://twitter.com/LifeNoggin
https://facebook.com/LifeNoggin
https://www.LifeNoggin

Life Noggin Team:
Animation & Designed by: http://www.krofl.com
Voiced by: http://youtube.com/patdoesit
Written by: https://www.youtube.com/coconutcab
Produced by: http://www.twitter.com/IanDokie

Sources:
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rswenson/NeuroSci/chapter_9.html
http://www.apa.org/topics/anger/control.aspx
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003561.htm

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05:16 min 17. February 2015

Lou Reed on Guns & Ammo | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios

a talk in English

"I write a song called 'Heroin', you would have thought that I murdered the Pope or something"
- Lou Reed on March 20, 1987, as told to Joe Smith

Lou Reed. Lou Reed. Here we bring you a rarely heard interview Lou recored in 1987. It's vintage Lou. Salty and sweet. Earnest and cocky. Grouchy and kind of endearing. Reed (and his legendary band The Velvet Underground) were those musicians who never got the extensive accolades or awards--nor the riches many of their contemporaries found. Yet he never seemed to waver in his search for the perfect sound and his quest "to elevate the rock and roll song and take it where it hadn't been taken before." Here we present some interview outtakes that give a taste for this iconic American musician. Lou Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013. He was 71.

In this animated film Lou Reed talks about chasing off nosy college kids on his porch with his shotgun, how he dreamed about writing the great American novel while at Syracuse University, "how savage the reaction against" the Velvet Underground was, the intention of taking books and putting them into songs, writing rock and roll you could grow old with, not thinking The Doors or the Beatles were up to the level of his band, and how he hoped to elevate the rock and roll song to where it hadn't been before.

RIP, Lou.

LOU REED QUOTES

"What we had was ambition and a goal ... to elevate the rock and roll song and take it where it hadn't been taken before."
"I have faith in my own vision, and didn't want them to tamper with it."
"Don't thin my voice out and make it like that high shit. This is the way I sound."
" I've gone out with my shotgun. This is hunting country out there. You better run."
"I wanted to write the great American novel but I also loved rock and roll."
"I got a little puzzled at how savage the reaction against us was."

Hear the full, unedited interview, learn more about Lou Reed including a pic of his college band, and see some sweet Lou Reed GIFs @ http://blankonblank.org/interviews/lou-reed-guns-ammo-the-velvet-underground/

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Executive Producer: David Gerlach
Animator: Patrick Smith
Audio Producer: Amy Drozdowska

Watch our previous episodes:

BB King on The Blues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tIphqWYu_s

Elliott Smith on Freaks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAP3sYaaBv4

Robin Williams on Masks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PHGmIAv4Dc

Wayne Coyne on Living with Death
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJXU7f0hI30

Maya Angelou on Con Men
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VybIJEA41yk

Bette Davis on The Sexes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNnTUyrxzWY

Michael Jackson on Godliness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoCa3Po7M_8

Jimi Hendrix on The Experience
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK2lfs_uiwk

Meryl Streep on Beauty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG_T5dwnJuM

Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osn8rjkPyYM

David Bowie on Stardust
http://youtu.be/lFIDXXDsxAo

Gene Wilder on The Truth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PUW2POEjX4

John Lennon on Love
http://youtu.be/DmvmnYEy9NY

Johnny Cash on The Gospel
http://youtu.be/ALGi0tcFCcw

Heath Ledger on Role Playing
http://youtu.be/qDRUzbAa6lI

Tupac on Life and Death
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x2FqX2YZws

Kurt Cobain on Identity
http://youtu.be/C1Z2BkZaOQc

Janis Joplin on Rejection
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdF4b1_LQnQ

Barry White on Making Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmJIlqjYGkw

Maurice Sendak on Being a Kid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvtgqJTVVhE

Carol Burnett on Finding Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aixlc1DJZiE

Grace Kelly on JFK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5EOuppHoTM

Farrah Fawcett on Stiletto Power
http://youtu.be/8Eskff0RUQ8

Beastie Boys on Being Stupid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4mx2P...

David Foster Wallace on Ambition
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5R8gd...

Wilt Chamberlain on Tall Tales
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxLiVn...

Larry King on Getting Seduced
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yD8Pz...

Jim Morrison on Why Fat is Beautiful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhszZ5...

Music
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
"Venus in Furs"
"Heroin"
"Rock and Roll"
LOU REED
"Perfect Day"

Photos
P. TUFTS
PHIL KING
via FLICKR