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First Aired - 10/20/2010 07:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Burning Down the House Curtis speaks to Katy Purvíance Basič of the Verb School and architect Nick Agneta about the nature of inspiration, and the potential benefits or drawbacks of the "all nighter". The trio question whether an architect in need of a concept should wait for inspiration to strike, burn the midnight oil, and work until it does); or should get out, read a book, see a movie, admire some buildings, and then literally go back to the drawing board. This episode was sponsored by Tekserve: your one stop shop for everything Apple. (www.tekserve.com)
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First Aired - 05/25/2009 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Food for thought: Kate talks with Authors Deborah Madison and Patrick McFarland about their new book - What we Eat when we Eat Alone and Heidi of Heidi's Raspberry Farm in Corrales, New Mexico
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freedom in Greek, Heidi's Raspberry Jam, Brother Doug Finnley farm together, this land has been farmed since 500 a.d., Pueblo Indians, Raspberry as caviar of berries, family farm, www.heidisraspberryfarm.com, farmer's markets, certified organic, farm and processor, dual certifications, plants love fish emulsion, August and September is open-field peak picking season, wild turkeys, family activity, shows people that they can eat in the field and know where food comes from:, four varieties of berry, multi-seasonal, constant state of draught in New Mexico, water allocation to farms, drip irrigation, six planted acres, clover helps nitrogen content in soil, flavor, favorite, cooking, farming, fresh, rare, experience, for, new, Mexico, efficiency, tractor, crops, farmer in New Mexico, small villages, ginger, Chili,

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First Aired - 09/29/2010 07:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Burning Down the House Curtis discusses a topic dear to the heart of New Yorkers yet usually not taught much in architecture school: acoustics. Curtis discusses which frequencies carry and which don't, plus what you can do in your apartment to dull the throbbing bass or dragging feet of your upstairs or downstairs neighbor. Nat the Engineer also stops by with some helpful hints about soundwaves, frequencies, and the bassiest song he knows. This episode was sponsored by Hearst Ranch: purveyors of fine grass-fed beef from the California coast.

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Curtis B. Wayne, Heritage Radio Network, Hearst Ranch, incredible rib eye, Roberta's restaurant, voix populaire, Eliza Pierson, East Williamsburg Industrial Park, parenthood, what we do and don't learn in architecture school, how to build, The Architect's Newspaper, Julie Iovine, A Letter To The Editor, archpaper.com, License To Learn, architectural degrees, it now takes 12-15 years to complete the ARE, a failure of the system or a symptom of apathy, lost the art of passing down knowledge, the science and engineering of acoustics, Dan Breindel, a disgusting acoustical experience, the era of fern bars, Curtis goes to Graduate School, Wallace Clement Sabine, the Heritage Radio DIY Spirit, sound can be very disturbing, New York is a noisy place, only the Super Rich are afforded quiet, Connecticut under attack, the nature of sound is that it involves energy moving through air, soundproofing your house, in space there is no sound, the speed of sound, warmer air conducts noise faster, can wind carry sound?, fuzzy things diminish sound, an open window is 100% absorptive, sound diffusion, flanking noise, shameless wave pressure, if you have a noisy neighbor, anechoic chamber, 3 to 6 feet of sound absorbing foam, someone putting on a latex suit in an anechoic chamber, the human ear is sensitive across a wide spectrum of sound, Hertz, the younger you are the better your high frequency hearing, around 1000 Hz, masking noise, therapist office sound machines, white noise, pink noise, brown noise, Nat makes noise, Curtis makes noise, a cow exhaling, confusing our brains, all frequencies at once, voices carrying,
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Hearst Ranch, more acreage than all of New York City, Brian Kenny, serenaded by a cowboy on the studio guitar, wonderful tribal collective, Voices Carry, an illustration of air flanking noise, close your window, turn on the AC, your brain will focus on the constant pressure of the masking noise, noise that is structure borne, lower frequencies will travel right through a wall or floor, chairs scraping on the floor, managing your environment against structure borne sounds, foot draggers, installing a second ceiling, bouncy clips, metallic resilient, almost all of New York City requires that you cover some of your floor with rugs, giving your landlord your first born child, neighborly negotiation, adding a second layer of wall, air gaps in a demising partition is a sound leak, speaking tubes, smooshing like a slinky, air is porous, sheets of lead to damper vibration, converting air motion into heat energy, very evocative visually, interstices,
Stereo Wars (10:00)
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Mississippi Queen, dorm stereo wars, designed to be played very very loud, blast through the walls and conquer, frequencies all in the middle, it's the low frequencies that are difficult to defeat, a better quality stereo system has a sub woofer, turning your floor into a vibrating surface, transducers, the electrical activating portion of a loud speaker, turning your coffee table into a loud speaker, the baseline of Voodoo Child is ideal for stereo wars, crank it up to 11, very thick absorptive materials, fuzzy materials, fiberglass, wool batting, human language frequency in the middle of the acoustic spectrum, one of the problems of modern electronic reproductive equipment, sound pollution of yesteryear, The Age of Hip Hop, Hip Hop relishes the very lowest frequencies of hearing, engineer Nat Weiner explains why Youtube is like a picture of Niagra Falls, feel the bass, souped up car stereos, being self-aware of your sonic effects, impact isolation systems, IIC ratings, floating floors, a cushy isolating layer, once sounds are in the structure they will radiate throughout the entire integrity, the human ear is more sensitive to the lower frequencies than the higher, sound absorbing materials for the middle of the sound spectrum, porous fuzzy things, causing fibers to rub together and diffuse the sound, resilient bouncing mounts for lower frequency sound, get used to it or move, muffling woofers, urban acoustics, Next Week: Designing Consumer Objects On The Cheap,

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