The Changing Tide of the Fishing Industry07/02/15
That shrimp you serve at your cocktail party? It might have traveled 9,000 miles to end up on your plate. Four Fish author Paul Greenberg talks about the revolution in modern fishing.
A Dip Into History: Come Fly With Us
Before it was embraced by Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z, a serial inventors pet project kept exploding.
The Genius and Tragedy of Coco Chanel
Mistresses, Nazis, and lost love the story behind Chanel No. 5 isnt just about perfume. Tilar Mazzeo, author of The Secret of Chanel No. 5, explains how Coco Chanel invented modern glamour.
6.27.15 The March of Progress
This week, we take a look at progress. Tech and culture writer Steven Kotler will tell us how science fiction movies and novels are quickly turning into science fact. KPBSs David Wagner reports from San Diego on how a new kind of GMO might just help...
The Art of Negotiation
You cant always get what you want or can you? Stanford Business School professor Margaret Ann Neale argues that you can negotiate successfully; it just takes a little help from science.
Why We Need a "Digital Hat Rack"
As any Mad Men fan knows, the once-trendy fedoras that men sported were hung up the second they entered the office. Author and entrepreneur Nir Eyal wants that habit to come back in style this time, with our iPhones.
6.20.15 It's Complicated
This week, our guests shun simple explanations. Film and media studies professor Jason Mittell reveals why we can actually handle more complexity in our television shows than ever before, despite our shorter attention spans. Planetary scientist Jim...
"Organ Marketplaces" of the Future
Do we know our bodies true value? Northeasterns Kara Swanson says the massive gap between organ supply and demand makes it much higher than we might think.
How IMBD and Amazon Are Making TV Better
Weve all heard the age old complaint: hundreds of shows, but nothing to watch. Author and Professor of Media Jason Mittell explains why that disgruntled channel-flipping is becoming a thing of the past and how todays television just keeps getting...
Startups Could Save Space Travel
If you think todays travelers have reached the last frontier, think again. Arizona State Planetary Scientist Jim Bell explains how space startups will launch us into a new age of exploration.
6.13.15 Pressure& Pushing Down on Us
Whether its work, school, the kids, or having a David Bowie/Queen collaboration stuck in our heads, were all under pressure. This week, well examine how we get under pressure, and how we get out of it. Harvards Teresa Amabile will tell us about...
How Technology Actually Creates More Jobs
If youre worried that a robot might take your job, well, youve come to the right place. Economist James Bessen explores why technology may NOT displace workers - and why 19th-Century textile workers have a lot in common with techies in Silicon Valley.
Why Health Headlines Might Be Wrong
Youve probably seen all those clickbaity headlines proclaiming the miraculous results of a radical new scientific study. But how accurate are these? Stanfords John Ioannidis says not very. Hell explain the crisis in scientific literature.
The Surprising Ways Companies Can Foster Creativity
A lax dress code; an open office; awesome cafeteria food. What can companies do to truly foster creativity among their workers? Harvards Teresa Amabile has done a landmark study to figure it out, and shes uncovered some counterintuitive results.
6.06.15 It's All Relative: Einstein's Theory Turns 100
As Einsteins groundbreaking theory of relativity turns 100, Innovation Hub takes a look at the preeminent genius of the 20th Century. Well explain why Einstein was a rebel, how his work continues to shape the world around us, and what his life says...
A Century After Relativity, The Einstein We Barely Knew
There was a time Albert Einstein couldnt get a job teaching high school math. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at Einsteins remarkable life, and tells us why being an outsider and underdog might have helped him be even more genius.
Busting Up IQ Myths
We might put Albert Einstein up on a pedestal as the quintessential genius. But author David Shenk and psychologist Elaine Castles argue that the way weve defined intelligence is all wrong.
Finding Inspiration on Einstein's Lawn
Amanda Gefter used to think science was boring. That was before she debated the meaning of nothing in a Chinese restaurant and snuck into a physics conference with her dad. Gefter reflects on her unusual journey towards writing about science.
5.30.15 Self Interest Gets Complicated
We live in a world thats all about self-interest but the ways to do whats best for us are constantly changing, and often murky. This week, we hear from behavioral economist Richard Thaler about the birth of the discipline, and why the belief that...
Singer on an Automated Navy
From unmanned drones to bomb disposal, robots are steadily becoming an ever bigger part of the military. But drones arent the only way that automation is changing the way we fight.
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