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Corporate crookedness. Family feuding. Hilariously half-baked decisions. Host Lauren Ober tackles some of the most spectacular business failures of all time, and what could have been done to avoid them. Some of these stories are shocking. Some are funny. Some are just downright sad. But each one will give you a totally new perspective on big business… and big failure. From American Public Media.
 
Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. We tackle big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty to create a more perfect future. In season 3, we explore how the meat we eat affects us all. In eight episodes, Vox's Dylan Matthews and Sigal Samuel examine how the way we eat is shaping animal lives, human lives, and the future of our planet. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Net ...
 
Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and A ...
 
Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world's leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.
 
Flash Forward is a show about possible (and not so possible) future scenarios. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a fecal transplant black market? (Complicated, it wouldn’t, and yes, respectively, in case you’re curious.) Hosted and produced by award winning science journalist Rose Eveleth, each episode combines audio drama and journalism to go deep on potential tomorrows, and uncovers what those futures might re ...
 
Welcome to IT Visionaries, your #1 source for actionable insights, lessons learned, and exclusive interviews with trailblazing IT leaders. When you subscribe to IT Visionaries, you’ll get two weekly episodes. Each is packed with value, stories, and trends - all directly from leaders on the frontlines of technological innovation.
 
Explore the world's biggest ideas and the people making them happen. Are you ready for self-driving cars, jetpacks, 3D printed food, or a trip to Mars? Moonshot talks to the people who are at the forefront of all this rapid change to find out what the future of humanity might actually look like. Hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon.
 
Future Thinkers is a media platform, community, and education portal dedicated to the evolution of society, technology, and consciousness. Helping you become better adapted to our uncertain future. As seen in BBC, Forbes, World Economic Forum, and iTunes Top 40. Created by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova.
 
Long-form TED level conversations with top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the technology, trends and societal norms for a better world. If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming our future in a Tim Ferriss meets Sam Harris, Kara Swisher ...
 
Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit http://www.cultofpedagogy.com.
 
He’s the President, yet we’re still trying to answer basic questions about how his business works: What deals are happening, who they’re happening with, and if the President and his family are keeping their promise to separate the Trump Organization from the Trump White House. “Trump, Inc.” is a joint reporting project from WNYC Studios and ProPublica that digs deep into these questions. We’ll be layout out what we know, what we don’t and how you can help us fill in the gaps. WNYC Studios is ...
 
Hosted by Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood, Make Me Smart With Kai & Molly is now a daily news podcast that breaks down the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and the most complex topics of the week. Together, we make sense of today. Because none of us is as smart as all of us. As a leading public media voice, Ryssdal has been a trusted broadcaster for two decades and has received the Alfred I.duPont-Columbia University Award, a Peabody Award and an Emmy. He is the host of our daily news business r ...
 
Technology is reshaping our cities—often without permission and sometimes without a clue. Hosted by urban innovation expert Molly Turner and startup advisor Jim Kapsis, Technopolis asks the questions nobody is asking about what needs to change for tech to help solve more problems than it creates.
 
How will the future unfold? What is the impact of technology on business & society? As technology reorders the world in which live, who will be the winners and who will be the losers? Join Azeem Azhar, curator of the Exponential View newsletter, in deep conversation with the world's leading thinkers and practitioners exploring these and other important questions. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
 
We can have the future we want—but we have to work for it. Soonish brings you stories and conversations showing how the choices we make together forge the technological world of tomorrow. From MIT-trained technology journalist Wade Roush. Learn more at soonishpodcast.org. We're a proud member of the Hub & Spoke audio collective! See hubspokeaudio.org.
 
Every weekday, join full-time teacher Vicki Davis, author of the Cool Cat Teacher Blog, as she dives into what matters most to classroom teachers. The best and brightest educators and idea creators will inspire you as they are interviewed on this show. You'll learn behind the scenes tips, classroom ideas, and practical mindsets for anyone working with today's kids.
 
Singularity.FM is the 1st and best singularity podcast - the place where we interview the future! Singularity.FM is a series of podcast interviews with the best scientists, writers, entrepreneurs, philosophers and artists, debating the technological singularity. The podcast is a conversation about exponential tech, accelerating change, artificial intelligence and ethics: Because technology is not enough!
 
Idea Machines is a deep dive into the systems and people that bring innovations from glimmers in someone's eye all the way to tools, processes, and ideas that can shift paradigms. We see the outputs of innovation systems everywhere but rarely dig into how they work. Idea Machines digs below the surface into crucial but often unspoken questions to explore themes of how we enable innovations today and how we could do it better tomorrow. Idea Machines is hosted by Benjamin Reinhardt.
 
Emily Chang sits down with the biggest influencers in technology and media, from Mark Zuckerberg to Marc Andreessen to Aaron Sorkin, to find out who they are, how they got there, and where they're going. Studio 1.0 is a series of in-depth conversations with the very people shaping the future of business, illuminating their vision for what comes next.
 
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What would you do if your mum became a conspiracy theory influencer?Kate Shemirani is one of Twitter’s most popular anti-mask, anti-vaccine, anti-5G activists. She calls coronavirus a “plandemic” and a “scandemic”, makes the false claim that 5G radio waves cause the symptoms of the disease and even says, contrary to all the evidence, that the virus…
 
Join Motley Fool contributor Asit Sharma and host Emily Flippen as they discuss four of the most pervasive trends in consumer goods that we’ve seen break out in 2020. Stocks: Etsy (ETSY), Fiverr (FVRR), Proctor & Gamble (PG), Pepsi (PEP), Target (TGT), Kohls (KSS), Chewy (CHWY), Wayfair (W), Carvana (CVNA) Check out more of our content here: StockU…
 
The average age of a member of Congress is 58, and the most influential lawmakers are much older. No matter who wins the election next week, the White House will be occupied by the oldest sitting U.S. president. There’s a word for “rule by elders”: gerontocracy. One reason we’re in one is that more than half of registered voters are over 50. On tod…
 
YETI, Dick’s, Thor Industries… Investors were only lukewarm on these stocks last year. But COVID has changed everything. Join Motley Fool contributor Asit Sharma and host Emily Flippen as they discuss these three diverse companies and answer the inevitable question of what happens when life returns to normal for each company. Stocks: YETI, DKS, THO…
 
With one of the most complex life cycles around, schistosomes are a fascinating subject for scientists. However, they also cause a tremendous amount of death and illness among the poor as a neglected tropical disease. Therefore, James Collins brings a full set of motivations to his research on the schistosome life cycle. Listen and learn Why schist…
 
Our special Halloween 2020 episode explores how Harry Houdini, Arthur Conan Doyle, and their search for answers to the mystery of life after death influenced the history of the occult. This post, 10.26.20. A Magician Among the Spirits: Houdini, Doyle, and the Occult, first appeared at The Gralien Report.…
 
Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere brought her lifelong love of dogs to college and found her niche through decoding dog behavior and cognition. She continued these studies in graduate school and she shares her love and knowledge with lucky listeners in today's podcast. Listen and learn Why dog play is considered interesting from an evolutionary standpoint a…
 
Our food systems have not been designed to adapt to major disruptions like climate change, says environmental journalist Amanda Little. In this eye-opening talk, she shows how the climate crisis could devastate our food supply -- and introduces us to the farmers, entrepreneurs and engineers who are radically rethinking what we grow and how we eat, …
 
Daniel Christian Wahl on regenerative cultures, the role of humans on planet Earth, and the importance of being in right relationship with technology, nature, and the process of life as a whole. To access to the full 2-hour interview with Daniel Christian Wahl, become a Future Thinkers Member at http://www.futurethinkers.org/members Join the Q&A wi…
 
Today we travel to a future where voting rights are extended to lots more people in the United States including non-citizens, 16-year-olds, and convicted felons. Guests: Dr. Ron Hayduk — professor of political science at San Francisco State University, and author of Democracy for All Ashawn Dabney-Small — candidate for Boston City Council District …
 
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From W…
 
Australia's news media is one of the most highly concentrated in the world. Since 2019, more than 157 newsrooms have closed in Australia and many local, community and rural newspapers have ceased printing or gone digital only. It was in this climate that in 2018 the federal government tasked the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to und…
 
All good things must come to an end and on this episode of IT Visionaries, after more than 200 episodes, countless conversations and numerous trips to the top of the Apple charts, Ian Faison is stepping down as host of the show and passing the baton to Albert Chou. Albert joins Ian to give some background on who he is and his background in tech and…
 
We’re talking about two recent pieces in The Wall Street Journal: one describing a worldwide “pandemic fatigue,” the other arguing that it’s finally time for the United States to adopt a nationwide mask mandate. Today, we’ll take the temperature, so to speak, of the American pandemic response as October turns into November. Plus: Puppies and SNL. F…
 
This week Max and the Foursquare Labs team launched Marsbot for Airpods, a personal assistant that plays contextual audio through your headphones about the specific spots you pass by as you walk throughout your town or city. Aaron interviews Max about the product, and Maryam Aly rejoins The Local Maximum for a more technical and insider discussion …
 
While they are treasured companions, can dogs also teach us more about learning and adaptions? Graduate student Sophie Barton says yes. Listen in to learn how to understand your dog better but also to find out what they're brains might tell us about how our own learning develops. Listen and learn The history of how dog breeding developed in the fir…
 
Financials host Jason Moser and Motley Fool analyst John Maxfield cover the latest earnings reports from LiveOak Bank, Ameris Bancorp, and American Express. Then they take a look at JP Morgan Chase's efforts to take on Square as well as the news that more banks are releasing reserves and what that could mean for investors! Stocks: AXP LOB ABCB SQ P…
 
Light is addictive, according to Dr. Kruse. And if one of the types of late we're getting all day is harmful, we have a problem. Listen to this podcast to find out more about blue light damage. Listen to hear How our screens don't include the full spectrum, which would normally balance out the blue light. How this constant blue light from our scree…
 
Despite being just over 10 years old, Bitcoin has experienced bear and bull markets. All the while, its value as an asset class has been misunderstood by traditional institutions and crypto enthusiasts alike. Today we speak with Nate Maddrey, Senior Analyst for Coin Metric, about why he believes you should consider investing in Bitcoin. We open our…
 
What are the prospects for coronavirus vaccines and the challenges involved in rolling them out around the world in 2021? The Economist's health policy editor explains what regulatory and logistical obstacles must be overcome as vaccines move from the laboratory to the clinic. And the CEO of Gavi, the vaccine alliance, explores how political and ec…
 
If the 2020 US presidential election is close, the race could drag on in the courts and halls of Congress long after ballots are cast, says lawyer and political commentator Van Jones. Explaining why the customary concession speech is one of the most important safeguards for democracy, Jones exposes shocking legal loopholes that could enable a candi…
 
“I want a world where no one votes for a racist.” From a young age, we are told that the key to success is ‘the hustle’. But what if this belief were a total lie? The creator of The Model Health Show, Shawn Stevenson, and the CEO of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani are here to shatter our limiting beliefs. Listen out for: The story behind Vishen’s new b…
 
When Ernest and Joseph Gallo died in 2007, decades after their brother Julio, it put an end to a family saga that had stretched for the better part of a century. But the company the brothers founded is still going strong. On the show this week is Cyril Penn, Editor In Chief of Wine Business Monthly, a trade magazine for the wine industry. We’ll tal…
 
We've updated the popular show from the spring with current research in October 2020 with Dr. Eric Rossen, the Director of professional development and standards for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) which has created a recent COVID19 Resource Center. In today's show, Dr. Rossen helps us understand how we can help children whe…
 
A conversation with Adam Marblestone about his new project - Focused Research Organizations. Focused Research Organizations (FROs) are a new initiative that Adam is working on to address gaps in current institutional structures. You can read more about them in this white paper that Adam released with Sam Rodriques. Links FRO Whitepaper Adam on Twit…
 
Green screen technology allows students to create videos where they travel just about anywhere, virtually. This simple, affordable method offers so many possibilities for deep learning and creativity across all grade levels and subject areas, even in remote learning situations. I was never all that enthusiastic about green screens, but now I'm a be…
 
Do dogs really love us? Are they really feeling guilty when they give us that unmistakably guilty look? Can dogs outsmart children when put to the test? Tune in to explore these questions and more, including: How certain interactions with dogs trigger the release of hormones in our bodies, and theirs Why domestication may have cost dogs their capac…
 
This week we're looking at getting caught with your pants down, for both America's mayor as well as America's TV liberal law person. We also break down perhaps the dumbest music video of all time in an attempt to understand the world view of reactionary auteurs and finally discussing why other reactionaires are mad about internet censorship on priv…
 
Cancerous tumors have their own microbiome, a unique method of energy production, strategies for evading host immune systems, specialized extracellular vesicles, and one real goal: to expand and replicate at the expense of the environment. Press play to discover: What major transformation in tumor detection and diagnosis is on the horizon and holds…
 
In this episode, I give you a peek into my classroom. I take a topic that isn't super simple -- databases -- and show how I teach it with 2 simple projects, some game based learning, concrete examples, and how my students all master the topic in five days. While you might not be interested in Big Data or Databases, it is part of your student's futu…
 
It is rare to see cross-party support for anything in Washington but one thing is for certain - both Republicans and Democrats see China as a major geopolitical threat.US President Donald Trump has blamed the Democrats for China's unchecked economic rise.Between 2001 and 2013, an estimated 3.2 million jobs were lost in the United States, as the cou…
 
Sexual assault is never the victim's fault, says advocate Kristin Jones. In this courageous talk, she tells her story of overcoming the shame that followed sexual abuse as a teenager -- and shares how parents can foster an open conversation about abuse to empower kids and encourage them to ask for help. (This talk contains mature content)…
 
'Everywhere Yet Nowhere in Particular' is the title of Devin Stewart's latest report. We discuss China's tactics in trying to influence Japanese politics and society as well as what makes Japan uniquely resistant to the CCP's charms. Refer 10 friends to get yourself a ChinaTalk mug! I made a 20-minute megamix of Japanese city pop and trap for you a…
 
Look: It’s Friday, we’re having beers and talking about the news. Much like Kai’s prospective RV trip, this episode covers a lot of ground. We’ll talk about the latest early voting numbers, Bay Area property taxes and get a crash course in why direct democracy is — and this is the poli sci term — “stupid.” All that and much more on this super-sized…
 
The Department of Justice filing an anti-trust lawsuit against Alphabet property Google was the tech story of the week. We unpack the DOJ's case, Google's response, and what shareholders should make of all of it. Then we talk about how Snap has quietly become a market beating stock and whether our opinion of the business has changed. Stocks: SNAP, …
 
Dr. Amanda K. Gibson an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Gibson joins the show to dissect the relationship between parasitism and evolution. In this episode you’ll learn: About the complex multi-organism environments parasites live in About the Pros and Cons of asexual reproduction in parasites About the evolutionar…
 
As the cell employs its machinery to shut down the virus that’s inside it, the virus makes proteins to shut down the cell’s efforts. The scene is set, but how will this arms race end? The answer depends on many, many factors. Listeners can tune in to explore the following: How to study the way in which obesity, diabetes, and host immunosuppressive …
 
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the Tesla FSD public Beta test, SpaceX Starship SN8 static fire with 3 Raptor engines, and NASA taking samples from Bennu asteroid Read more from the articles we referenced: Osiris Rex touches an asteroid - https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/osiris-rex-tags-surface-of-asteroid-bennu/ https://youtu.be/xj0O-fLSV7c …
 
Our descendants own the future, but the decisions and actions we make now will tremendously impact generations to come, says philosopher Roman Krznaric. From a global campaign to grant legal personhood to nature to a groundbreaking lawsuit by a coalition of young activists, Krznaric shares examples of ways we can become good ancestors -- or, as he …
 
It’s been 22 years since the federal government last brought a meaningful legal challenge to a big tech company. Back then, when the Justice Department sued Microsoft, the outcome changed the direction of the company for years to come. Now, the Department of Justice is coming for Google. Can the search giant resist this challenge to its role as the…
 
“Our mind is simultaneously our best friend and our worst enemy.” Finding a way to stay stress-free during 2020 has become nothing but a dream for many of us. But we have finally found the solution. America's 'Business Buddha' Professor Srikumar Rao is going to teach you how to eradicate stress from your life completely and how to cultivate extreme…
 
Some scientists and environmentalists believe that the novel coronavirus is nature’s warning to us about the unsustainable ways we have been living. The rate of human development and the encroachment into the natural habitats of wild animals have left us dangerously susceptible to the spread of deadly infectious diseases, they say. CNN host and Was…
 
Over the past month, the Senate has rushed to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court. Both Republicans and Democrats have claimed that the other is inappropriately reshaping, or considering reshaping, the Court. But how did the Supreme Court get so caught up in politics? And is there a way out? David Orentlicher, professor of …
 
Iowa has never had a statewide mask mandate, and it lifted its few restrictions earlier than a lot of other states. But economic recovery has been slow, suggesting that this downturn is due more to individual choices than the lockdowns put in place by blue states, as some Republicans have suggested. Today, we’ll talk about a case study around Iowa …
 
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