How to steal like an artist, teach relativity to your dog, and more!

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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What? You’re sick of the”horse race” political coverage, and yet you’re not addicted to the Matt Lewis & the News podcast?

If you’re not listening to the podcast, here are a few recent examples of what you’re missing…

  • Dr. Eric Topol on his new book: “The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care.” (Basically, he envisions a world where your smart phone will warn you of an imminent heart attack.) Listen here.
  • Artist Austin Kleon wants you to “Steal Like an Artist.” Here are the 1o maxims we discuss:
  1. Steal like an artist.
  2. Don’t wait until you know who you are to get started.
  3. Write the book you want to read.
  4. Use your hands.
  5. Side projects and hobbies are important.
  6. The secret: do good work and share it with people.
  7. Geography is no longer our master.
  8. Be nice. (The world is a small town.)
  9. Be boring. (It’s the only way to get work done.)
  10. Creativity is subtraction.
  • The always fetching and brilliant Elizabeth Blackney talks about George Clooney’s Sudan Embassy protest, the ‘Kony 2012′ viral video, and more! Listen here.
  • Professor Chad Orzel talks about his new book, “How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog.” (If you didn’t pay attention in physics class — or even if you did — this is for you!) Listen here.
  • And Brookings senior fellow and New Republic contributor Bill Galston on the theme of “community” in American political and civic life. (As it turns out, community can be good or bad.) Listen here.

If this is the kind of conversation you’re interested in, subscribe to the podcast here!