Wavelist lets you create and discover playlists of interesting podcast episodes. The first few playlist topics include marriage equality, the earthquake in Nepal, Sina Weibo and social networking in China, and weird birds.
For years I've been disappointed with the quality and substance of technology news. The vast majority of it is far too niche interest (regular updates on AAPL) or marketing disguised as news (new Android tablet everybody!), and much of what's left is just not interesting to the average person interested in technology. The Brief is my answer to that. Every day I collect the news that is actually news and summarise and link to it. [more inside]
Great videos longer than 5 minutes are shared everyday on the blog Video For Lunch. It's so named because the found videos are nourishing and good to watch while you eat lunch. Things like a short doc on climbing photography, a New York Times op-ed video on P.T.S.D, and Tom Waits putting a fish in his pants. No gratuitous time-lapses, music videos, or the usual viral video fare. A la #longreads, sharing is encouraged with the hashtag #qualityvideos. Shorter #VideoSnacks are served on the side and @VideoForLunch.