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Podcasts from the MIT Alumni Association. Visit alum.mit.edu for more information.

Podcasts from the MIT Alumni Association. Visit alum.mit.edu for more information.
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Podcasts from the MIT Alumni Association. Visit alum.mit.edu for more information.

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MIT Alumni Book Club: The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist (Selected by Prof. Nancy Hopkins)

12/6/2018
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Asked what one book all MIT alumni should read this year, Nancy Hopkins, Amgen Inc. Professor of Biology Emerita at MIT, selected The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist by Ben Barres '76, published this fall by MIT Press. In this Q&A, Prof. Hopkins shares insights on Barres's career, advocacy, and legacy. Join the book club and the conversation on this book at alum.mit.edu/learn. Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2EfsF0x

Duration:00:10:39

Claiming the State (Alumni Books Podcast)

10/25/2018
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Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner MCP '06, PhD '13, Assistant Professor of Politics & Global Studies at the University of Virginia, talks about her new book, Claiming the State: Active Citizenship and Social Welfare in Rural India, published in August 2018 by Cambridge University Press. Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2RJg9Kh

Duration:00:25:07

Professor Emeritus Ernie Moniz on Climate Change and Nuclear Security

7/9/2018
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Former United States Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz HM ’11 addressed a sold-out MIT audience in Washington, DC and discussed his thoughts on the United States’ role in climate research, nuclear security, and technology innovation. Read more on the Slice of MIT blog: http://bit.ly/2u5wSwz. Moniz is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor Emeritus of Physics and Engineering Systems at MIT, and he was awarded honorary membership in the MIT Alumni Association in 2011. He delivered his talk at the...

Duration:00:44:30

Professor Adam Berinsky on Thinking Fast and Slow (Alumni Books Podcast)

6/28/2018
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The MIT Alumni Book Club's pick for February 2017 is Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, selected by Adam Berinsky, Professor of Political Science at MIT. Join this month's discussion to read and discuss the book. To join the discussion: visit alum.mit.edu/learn and click on "Alumni Book Club." Episode transcript: http://bit.ly/2LrH1hJ

Duration:00:14:29

Amy Brand PhD '89 on Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

6/28/2018
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Amy Brand PhD '89, Director of the MIT Press, discusses Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds, published in May 2017 by MIT Press, in this podcast for the MIT Alumni Book Club. Join the book club and the conversation on this book at alum.mit.edu/learn. Episode transcript: http://bit.ly/2LJhM7w

Duration:00:12:31

MIT Alumni Book Club: Adaptive Markets (Selected by Professor Sylvain Bromberger)

6/28/2018
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Asked what one book he would have all MIT alumni read, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Sylvain Bromberger selected Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought, by MIT Professor of Management Andrew Lo. Here, Prof. Bromberger explains his choice and shares his thoughts on Lo's theory. Episode transcript: http://bit.ly/2LznPhS

Duration:00:08:43

Advice from the Women's unConference

6/28/2018
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Hear the advice from three speakers at the MIT Women's unConference-Suzanne Frey, a 2006 graduate of the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program; Catherine Crawford, a mechanical engineering graduate from the Class of 1991, and Bel Pesce a double major in engineering and computer science and management from the Class of 2010. Episode transcript: http://bit.ly/2IulUpn

Duration:00:23:58

Unscaled (Alumni Books Podcast)

6/18/2018
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Hemant Taneja '97, MNG '99, SM '99 discusses his new book, Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future, published in spring 2018. Episode transcript: http://bit.ly/2JHHN6d

Duration:00:12:46

Treating Health Care: How the Canadian System Works and How It Could Work Better

3/2/2018
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Raisa Deber '71, PhD '77, a professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at University of Toronto, discusses her new book, Treating Health Care: How the Canadian System Works and How It Could Work Better, published in 2018 by University of Toronto Press. Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2q0SN5O.

Duration:00:18:12

The Last Man Who Knew Everything (Alumni Books Podcast)

12/15/2017
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David N. Schwartz PhD '80 discusses his new book, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age. Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2IrxLon.

Duration:00:20:07

Inside the Lost Museum (Alumni Books Podcast)

10/19/2017
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Steven Lubar '76, Professor of American Studies at Brown University, discusses his new book, Inside the Lost Museum: Curating Past and Present, published in August 2017 by Harvard University Press. Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2H4DQrq.

Duration:00:19:48

The Hardware Hacker (Alumni Books Podcast)

9/19/2017
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Andrew Bunnie Huang '97, MNG '97, PhD '02 talks about The Hardware Hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware, published in March 2017 by No Starch Press. Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2JbhTI5.

Duration:00:18:49

Darwin's First Theory (Alumni Books Podcast)

8/7/2017
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Rob Wesson '66, Scientist Emeritus with the USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center, discusses his book Darwin's First Theory, published in April 2017 by Pegasus Books. Read more: http://bit.ly/2wEHn9I. Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2GxFCAv.

Duration:00:21:07

Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff (Alumni Books Podcast)

7/5/2017
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Lana Swartz '08 discusses Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff, co-edited by Swartz and Bill Maurer and published in spring 2017 by MIT Press. "Money is not being dematerialized, Swartz, an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, suggests, "but rematerialized" in other forms. Read more about Swartz's book at: http://bit.ly/2uee9Ap. Episode: https://bit.ly/2IpJ00E.

Duration:00:19:26

Apple CEO Tim Cook at MIT Commencement

6/16/2017
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Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed more than 1,800 new MIT graduates on Friday, June 9, and shared a message of humanity deeply connected to his Apple experience. Speaking at the 2017 MIT Commencement, Cook described his relationship with Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple; described a meeting with Pope Francis; and called on the new graduates to focus the exciting power of technology on improving the world. “Thanks to discoveries made right here, billions of people are leading healthier,...

Duration:00:18:57

Inside Job (Alumni Books Podcast)

5/23/2017
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Mark Zupan PhD '87, President of Alfred University, discusses his new book, Inside Job: How Government Insiders Subvert the Public Interest (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Read more about Zupan and his book: http://bit.ly/2sah2Pr Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2Gv4JHY.

Duration:00:27:21

Power at Ground Zero (Alumni Books Podcast)

4/24/2017
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Lynne B. Sagalyn PhD '80 discusses her book Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan, published in September 2016 by Oxford University Press. Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2JgpjtJ. Read more about Power at Ground Zero: http://bit.ly/2pw2RGn

Duration:00:13:21

The Sphinx of the Charles (Alumni Books Podcast)

4/3/2017
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Toby Ayer '96 discusses his book The Sphinx of the Charles: A Year at Harvard with Harry Parker, published in October 2016. Ayer, who rowed crew at MIT and served as assistant coach for Parker in the early 2000s, shares his thoughts on Parker's legacy in rowing and how Parker's half-century of coaching at Harvard came to a close. Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2q6GJAf. Read more about Ayer: http://bit.ly/2oUGtBR

Duration:00:14:31

Color by Technicolor: An MIT Story

2/23/2017
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The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ow their electric blue skies, golden yellow brick road, ruby red slippers, and fiery landscapes to Technicolor...an innovation that came out of MIT. In this Slice of MIT podcast, we take a trip back in time to learn just how Technicolor came to life and discover the MIT alumni behind many classics of the golden age of Hollywood. The Color by Techniolor podcast includes interviews with William Uricchio, and additional...

Duration:00:17:57

Architecture + Advocacy (Alumni Books Podcast)

2/1/2017
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Robert Coles MArch '55 discusses his book, Architecture and Advocacy, published in November 2016. The memoir traces Coles's journey to becoming one of Buffalo's most prominent architects and reflects on the continued dearth of African Americans in the field of architecture today. Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2Ego5L2. Read more about Coles: http://bit.ly/2klvUqy

Duration:00:13:56