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What is Drexel’s 10,000 Hours Podcast? How long does it take to become an expert in something? The writer Malcolm Gladwell famously said that it takes someone at least 10,000 hours of practice before they can really claim expertise. Quibble about the exact number of hours all you want, but the point is: it takes a ton of time, energy and passion to master your field. On this podcast, we’re just as interested in the journey as we are in the end result. That means talking not only about our guests’ research (though don’t worry, we learn all about their current interests and projects as well, but about what inspired them to pursue their work and how they got to where they are today. Get ready for childhood stories, college mishaps and first jobs in closet-sized offices.

What is Drexel’s 10,000 Hours Podcast? How long does it take to become an expert in something? The writer Malcolm Gladwell famously said that it takes someone at least 10,000 hours of practice before they can really claim expertise. Quibble about the exact number of hours all you want, but the point is: it takes a ton of time, energy and passion to master your field. On this podcast, we’re just as interested in the journey as we are in the end result. That means talking not only about our guests’ research (though don’t worry, we learn all about their current interests and projects as well, but about what inspired them to pursue their work and how they got to where they are today. Get ready for childhood stories, college mishaps and first jobs in closet-sized offices.

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Philadelphia, PA

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What is Drexel’s 10,000 Hours Podcast? How long does it take to become an expert in something? The writer Malcolm Gladwell famously said that it takes someone at least 10,000 hours of practice before they can really claim expertise. Quibble about the exact number of hours all you want, but the point is: it takes a ton of time, energy and passion to master your field. On this podcast, we’re just as interested in the journey as we are in the end result. That means talking not only about our guests’ research (though don’t worry, we learn all about their current interests and projects as well, but about what inspired them to pursue their work and how they got to where they are today. Get ready for childhood stories, college mishaps and first jobs in closet-sized offices.

Language:

English


Episodes

10,000 Hours - Episode 306 - Michelle Rogers

7/29/2020
"When Health Gets High-Tech" Technology is the solution for everything, right? Well, yes and no. Here, Michelle Rogers, an associate professor at Drexel's College of Computing and Informatics, talks about how technology is helping our health care system - and how it still has a long way to go.

Duration:00:26:39

10,000 Hours - Episode 305 - Carl Francis

7/29/2020
"It's a Scandal!" When a crisis happens at your business, who you gonna call? Carl Francis has spent his career handling scandals and threatening situations for organizations. He gives his Drexel students in the LeBow College of Business (and us) insight on handling high-stakes issues.

Duration:00:23:17

10,000 Hours - Episode 304 - Nomi Eve

7/29/2020
"Tell Me a Story" They say to write what you know. That's why Nomi Eve, a writer and the director of Drexel's creative writing MFA, places her Jewish heritage at the center of her novels. Here, she talks about the process of writing historical fiction, and what she hopes her students get out of their MFA.

Duration:00:22:56

10,000 Hours - Episode 303 - Jen Kebea

7/29/2020
"Good Universities Make Good Neighbors" How can you be a good neighbor? If you're a university, finding your place in your surrounding community can be tricky. Jen Kebea, the executive director of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, breaks down how universities can become more civically engaged.

Duration:00:23:43

10,000 Hours - Episode 302 - Kym Montgomery

7/29/2020
"Girls Just Want to Have Healthcare" Not all healthcare is created equal, especially if you're a woman. Kymberlee Montgomery, an associate clinical professor of nursing and medicine at Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions, explains to us the biggest health issues facing women today.

Duration:00:24:53

10,000 Hours - Episode 301 - Sharrelle Barber

7/29/2020
"Diagnosis: Racism" How can where you live affect your health? For Black communities, their neighborhoods can literally make them sicker. Sharrelle Barber, an assistant research professor at Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health, looks at the intersection of place, racism, and health.

Duration:00:23:27

10,000 Hours - Episode 206 - Barrie Litzky

7/27/2019
"It’s Just Business" Big Business is the root of all evil, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be. Drexel professor Barrie Litzky breaks down how some businesses are using the free market to make the world a better place – and why more businesses need to do so.

Duration:00:23:51

10,000 Hours - Episode 205 - Jeffrey Beard

7/27/2019
"Captain Planet, Philly Edition" Solar panels, wind power, the Green New Deal. There’s a lot going on in the world of renewable energy, and it can be hard to keep track of. Drexel’s Jeffrey Beard explains how we can “green” our houses and why Philly is perfectly set up to be a sustainable city.

Duration:00:23:36

10,000 Hours - Episode 204 - Rich Mangano

7/27/2019
"I Want a New Drug" There seems to be a million kinds of medicine in your local pharmacy. But what does it take to get a drug to market? Drexel professor Richard Mangano explains the drug discovery and development process, and why some drugs get funded – and some don’t.

Duration:00:24:37

10,000 Hours - Episode 203 - Hyunmin "Min" Lee

7/27/2019
"We’ve Got a Crisis on Our Hands" It’s a nightmare scenario: your company has tweeted something inappropriate, and now everyone online is talking about it. What should you do? Drexel professor Min Lee is here to save your social media presence.

Duration:00:24:05

10,000 Hours - Episode 202 - Derek Gillman

7/27/2019
"The Art of the Podcast" Drexel professor Derek Gillman’s resume is basically a tour through some of the world’s greatest museums. Here, he tells us about his favorite art in Philly, and how museums are changing to keep up with the times.

Duration:00:24:00

10,000 Hours - Episode 201 - Arthur and Christine Nezu

7/26/2019
"(Emotionally) Support the Troops" Drexel professors and husband-and-wife team Art and Christine Nezu are tackling a big problem: how to combat PTSD and suicides in veterans. Their approach? A treatment called Emotion-Centered Problem-Solving Therapy, which has been picked up by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Duration:00:22:22

10,000 Hours - Episode 101 - Veronica Carey

6/22/2018
"To Pakistan With Love" Things to know about Drexel professor and behavioral health expert Veronica Carey: she went to the same high school as Kobe Bryant; she’s incredibly tall; and she’s spent her career traveling the world and working with psychiatric rehabilitation services. That last one is probably the most interesting.

Duration:00:22:25

10,000 Hours - Episode 102 - Joe Hancock

6/22/2018
"It’s Called Fashion, Look it Up" Have you ever wondered where cargo pants come from? Drexel’s Joe Hancock has. In fact, he wrote an entire dissertation on them. He also talks to us about growing up in mall culture, why he loves Ralph Lauren and the styles he never wants to come back.

Duration:00:23:00

10,000 Hours - Episode 103 - Aroutis Foster

6/22/2018
"Your Homework is in Another Castle" Okay, so playing Super Mario Bros. may not help you pass your class. But Aroutis Foster is using his research in Drexel’s GLIDE lab to bring gaming into the educational space. Wouldn’t learning have been more fun growing up if you had video games and AI in the classroom?

Duration:00:21:32

10,000 Hours - Episode 104 - Charles Cook

6/22/2018
"You Oughta Be in Pictures" What do construction management, United States history and filmmaking have in common? Charles Cook, for one thing. This Drexel professor and member of the Carpenters Company of the City and County of Philadelphia talks to us about the history behind some of Philly’s most iconic historical structures (and the two movies he made about them).

Duration:00:20:41

10,000 Hours - Episode 105 - Kristen Betts

6/22/2018
"You Live and You Learn (Online)" Our new nickname for Kristen Betts is “discussion board whisperer.” This former Spanish teacher and current Drexel professor now focuses on online learning, and gives us the lowdown on the history of online learning, building the perfect online classroom and how professors can literally change their students’ brains.

Duration:00:21:03

10,000 Hours - Episode 106 - Paul Flanagan

6/22/2018
"The Roger Federer of Compliance" How do you go from being a nationally ranked tennis player to being a pioneer in the compliance field? Just ask Paul Flanagan, who started out hitting hundreds of backhands a day and ended up being one of the first chief compliance officers in the country. (But his proudest moment is still the time he beat his older sister in tennis.)

Duration:00:21:33