Time to Lean Out?07/18/14
Weve all heard Sheryl Sandbergs "Lean In" advice, but are we tipping too far? Writer Maria Konnikova explains why Sandbergs prescription for success may overlook the science.
How Tech Will Change Votes in 2014 and 2016
With the 2014 and 2016 elections looming, techies are hard at work on how to change our votes. Teddy Goff, Digital Director for President Obamas 2012 campaign, talks about the experiments well all be part of.
Political Campaigns Owe A Lot to Techies
Venture into President Obamas "cave," where techies helped shape the 2012 election. We talk with Jonathan Alter, author of "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies," about how tech is quietly revolutionizing our politics.
Edible Packaging and the Future of Food
Forget the bread bowl. Someday your soup may be contained in edible, grape-like packaging. Dr. David Edwards, creator and Harvard professor, is taking his cue from fruits with edible skins and looking to upend the food industry.
A Dip Into History: Inspired by the Clouds
Find out what product started as futuristic wallpaper made from shower curtains and became essential for shipping.
How Tech Changes Language
As technology makes communication easier, some worry that it may fundamentally change language. Linguist David Crystal says we dont have to be so concerned...yet.
Rising Cities, Waning Suburbs
As younger generations increasingly choose to make cities their home, suburbs are facing an identity crisis.
Hollywood's Blockbuster Bet
When it comes to sequels, Hollywood is sticking with the script, according to Anita Elberse, author of "Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment."
Get Ready for the Real American Century
What if the economy is surging, but no one realizes it? Joel Kurtzman, senior fellow at the Milken Institute, explains why were better off than we think.
Can We End Traffic?
Whether its your morning commute or a weekend trip to the beach, nothings more frustrating than sitting in traffic. Kara Kockelman, University of Texas engineering professor, has a solution, but are people willing to pay?
The Hidden Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick Law Olmsted, who helped reshape America, is best known for designing Central Park. Filmmaker Lawrence Hott talks about Olmsteds troubled, fascinating, and powerful career.
Clayton Christensen's Latest Theory of Innovation
The push for efficiency and short-term profit could destroy our long-term economy and stall innovation, argues Clayton Christensen, from Harvard Business School.
How to Fix the Government's Tech Problem
Calling all tinkerers, techies, innovators, and creative thinkers. You can fix the government in your spare time, says Aneesh Chopra, Americas first Chief Technology Officer.
6.28.14 - The Whole Process Show
Its time to rethink the systems that control our lives. Clay Christensen, from Harvard Business School, says that if financial incentives dont change, the American economy is in big trouble. Then, Aneesh Chopra, Americas first Chief Technology...
6.21.14 - The Whole Hidden Side Show
Were digging into the hidden side of things. Guests include: Stephen Dubner, co-author of "Freakonomics," Anne Harrington, Harvard professor for the history of science, Frans Johansson, author of "The Medici Effect," and technology writer Clive...
When I Was a Kid...The Magician
Technoillusionist Marco Tempest turns magic into more than just rabbits and card tricks. He discusses how he started building things in his grandfathers workshop - and a shipment he once received from Steve Jobs.
Old Placebo Effect, New Applications
From eye of newt to sugar pills, placebos have always played a role in medicine. And now they have more applications than ever, including placebo surgery.
What the Medici Teach Us About Innovation
Want to live like a Medici? Then its time to stop listening to people just like you. Real innovation, says Frans Johansson, author of "The Medici Effect," comes from bringing ideas from one field into another - think doctors collaborating wtih...
Your 1 Dollar Origami Microscope
Origami may soon start saving lives. Thats the hope of Stanford professor Manu Prakash, who created Foldscope - a foldable paper microscope. He says it will help healthcare workers who need to quickly diagnose diseases like malaria. And it could be a...
Giving Money Away - Step Aside, Bill Gates
Lavishing money on cool projects isnt just for billionaires - or millionaires - any more. We look at how the Awesome Foundation has grown so quickly by offering "micro-genius grants for flashes of micro-brilliance." Were joined by Christina Xu,...
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