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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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For the War Yet to Come (Alumni Books Podcast)

5/29/2019
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Hiba Bou Akar MCP '05, an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, talks about her book For the War Yet to Come: Planning Beirut's Frontiers, published in Fall 2018 by Stanford University Press. Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2WrOzX1 Full story on Slice of MIT: https://alum.mit.edu/slice/alumni-books-podcast-war-yet-come

Duration:00:21:58

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Planet

4/20/2019
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Omar Al-Midani SM ’98 and his company have a way to drastically decrease mercury contamination to wastewater. Listen to this Slice of MIT podcast to hear Al-Midani talk about why his business model makes sense, of sometimes losing money. Read more on Slice of MIT: https://bit.ly/2ZiWwwx Read a transcript of the podcast: https://bit.ly/2VVyci7

Duration:00:18:03

In Praise of Wasting Time with MIT Professor Alan Lightman

4/4/2019
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According to novelist/essayist and theoretical physicist Alan Lightman, unstructured time that allows our minds to roam freely can lead to more creativity. “We need a new mental attitude,” he advocates—one “that values our inner reflection, values stillness, values privacy, values personal reflection—that honors the inner self.” Lightman—who is a professor of the practice of the humanities as well as a senior lecturer in physics at MIT—shared these and other thoughts on creativity with an...

Duration:00:32:56

The Big Ones (Alumni Books Podcast)

1/19/2019
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Lucile Jones PhD '81 discusses her new book The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them), published in April 2018. Jones is the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society and a Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech. Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2H6y38z

Duration:00:09:48

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: https://bit.ly/2EBYqPS

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