Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Unlimited Audiobooks
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
Berkeleyside Podcast-logo

Berkeleyside Podcast

6 Favorites

Conversations recorded at the annual Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas, produced by Berkeley's award-winning independent news site Berkeleyside.

Conversations recorded at the annual Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas, produced by Berkeley's award-winning independent news site Berkeleyside.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

Conversations recorded at the annual Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas, produced by Berkeley's award-winning independent news site Berkeleyside.

Language:

English

Contact:

5107597371


Episodes

Episode 22: Political journalism in the age of Trump

7/7/2017
More
The shortcomings of traditional political journalism have been visible for some time. But the unprecedented presidency of Donald Trump has graphically exposed journalism’s weaknesses. In 2016, before the November election, Jay Rosen, Professor of Journalism at New York University, sat down with journalist Kathy Kiely at the Uncharted Festival of Ideas in Berkeley to talk about the right frame for interpreting press coverage of the presidential campaign. Their conclusions hold just as true...

Duration: 00:36:43


Episode 21: From Hangover to criminal justice reform

7/6/2017
More
Scott Budnick is best known as the executive producer of the Hangover movies, the highest grossing, R-rated comedies in history. But unknown to many, Budnick’s mission is to reform the criminal justice system. In October 2016 Budnick sat down with Lance Knobel, founder and curator of the Uncharted Festival of Ideas in Berkeley, to talk about why he founded the Anti Recidivism Coalition in 2013, an organization of very high-achieving, formerly incarcerated young adults who work to support...

Duration: 00:31:16


Episode 20: What can we do about Citizens United?

7/6/2017
More
With the conservative turn of the Supreme Court, overturning Citizens United looks unlikely. But Daniel Newman believes there are reforms that can be implemented even in the current political climate. In 2016, before the November election, Newman, co-founder and president of Maplight, sat down with journalist Kathy Kiely at the Uncharted Festival of Ideas in Berkeley, to talk about reforming the place of money in our political system. Every year in Berkeley, Uncharted draws together...

Duration: 00:31:53


Episode 19: Black elephants in the room

7/6/2017
More
What do you think about when you hear about African-American Republicans? Are they heroes fighting against the expectation that all Blacks must vote democratic? Or are they sell-outs, letting down their race? In 2016, before the November election, Corey Fields, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, published a book titled Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans. In October 2016 Fields sat down with media innovator Peter...

Duration: 00:33:31


Episode 18: Assholes: A theory of Donald Trump

7/6/2017
More
When Aaron James sat down to write a popular philosophy book about assholes, he didn’t anticipate the candidacy — then the presidency — of Donald Trump. But then James found he had the perfect framework to explain the seemingly inexplicable. In October 2016, before the November election, James, a professor of philosophy at the University of California Irvine, sat down with writer Dan Schifrin at the Uncharted Festival of Ideas in Berkeley to talk about his book, Assholes: A Theory of...

Duration: 00:39:15


Episode 17: The Digital Doctor

6/9/2017
More
As healthcare has gone digital, Bob Wachter, Chairman of the Department of Medicine at UCSF, noticed plenty of problems. Why were doctors no longer making eye contact with their patients? How could one of America's leading hospitals give a teenager a 39-fold overdose of a common antibiotic, despite a state-of-the-art computerized prescribing system? How can we make sure doctors and the digital world make things better for patients?

Duration: 00:40:21


Episode 16: Why pursuing happiness is making us miserable

2/9/2017
More
Ruth Whippman, the author of "America The Anxious: How our Pursuit of Happiness is Making us a Nation of Nervous Wrecks," talks with Lauren Schiller, host of the Inflection Point radio show and podcast, about America's happiness industry and why we're not getting our money's worth.

Duration: 00:23:38


Episode 15: A perspective on the 2016 election

5/20/2016
More
Jamelle Bouie is the Chief Political Correspondent of Slate. In October 2015 he sat down with Lance Knobel at the Uncharted Festival of Ideas in Berkeley to talk about the 2016 election. Rather than delve into the horse race of candidate nominations, Knobel asked Bouie to offer a framework for understanding this election — does the party actually decide who the nominees should be, how does campaigning and financing impact outcomes?

Duration: 00:26:37


Episode 14: The globalization of education

5/20/2016
More
Nicholas Dirks is the Chancellor of the University of California Berkeley. He spoke with Quentin Hardy, deputy technology editor of the New York Times, about how UC Berkeley is planning to cement its position as one of the top public universities in the world with the launch of a global campus.

Duration: 00:27:09


Episode 13: Climbing the learning ladder

5/20/2016
More
Elñora Tena Webb is president of Laney College, a community college in Oakland, California. Every day, Webb grapples with the issues of how to get young, often disenfranchised, people into colleges and universities. She spoke with bestselling author Julia Flynn Siler about how her personal journey informs how she tackles the job, and has given her a strong faith in the power of education.

Duration: 00:26:44


Episode 12: Liberty and drugs

5/20/2016
More
Described by Rolling Stone as “the real drug czar,” Ethan Nadelmann, the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, is widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform globally. He spoke with bestselling author and Berkeleyside co-founder Frances Dinkelspiel about viable alternatives to the war on drugs.

Duration: 00:31:05


Episode 11: Making culture for the internets

5/20/2016
More
Wherever he’s worked, Robin Sloan, author of “Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore," has been figuring out the future of media. Sloan and media innovator Peter Leyden here explore the difference between online writing — which, he says, can sometimes feel like consuming sugar — to publishing a book, which he compares to eating protein-heavy leafy greens.

Duration: 00:26:18


Episode 10: Superpowers, cyborgs, taxes, fanatics and reincarnation

3/7/2016
More
Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, a technologist, and an entrepreneur, and the scope of her work is more than impressive. In October 2015, she sat down with Quentin Hardy, the deputy technology editor of the New York Times at the Uncharted Ideas Festival. Whether talking about research on lie-detection or face recognition to help refugee children, Ming’s studies of the brain are eye-opening.

Duration: 00:31:33


Episode 9: The man without a face

3/7/2016
More
Masha Gessen calls Vladimir Putin a ‘playground bully’ and a ‘thug.’ She should know: Russian herself, she is one of the world’s leading experts on Putin and his regime. A journalist who writes for the New Yorker and the New York Times among others, and the author of several books, including The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, Gessen spoke at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, which took place in Berkeley, California in October 2015.

Duration: 00:31:45


Episode 8: Confronting gentrification

3/7/2016
More
Malo André Hutson is the Associate Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. His work focuses on neighborhood change, or, to use the more loaded term, gentrification. In October 2015, Hutson sat down with John King, the San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic, at the Uncharted Festival of Ideas to unpack what gentrification really means: is it economic progress or the death of thriving, diverse communities — or both?

Duration: 00:29:43


Episode 7: Are our economic problems new (robots) or old (forgetting Keynes)?

3/7/2016
More
How are technology, artificial intelligence, robots and drones impacting our society and our economy? Brad DeLong says the disruptions and dislocations they prompt are nothing new. Think about Andrew Carnegie’s father in the 19th century being forced to abandon his Scottish handloom and move to America to work a telegraph operator — what was then the ‘high-tech’ sector. DeLong is a professor of economics at UC Berkeley. He spoke with media innovator Peter Leyden at Uncharted: The Berkeley...

Duration: 00:26:43


Episode 6: Science and Free Speech

3/7/2016
More
Alice Dreger is an historian of medicine and science, a sex researcher, a mainstream writer, and an (im)patient advocate. Her most recent book is Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science. She also made headlines in 2015 when she resigned from her position at Northwestern University for what she said was a lack of academic independence. In October 2015, Dreger sat down with Lance Knobel, curator of the Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas, for a...

Duration: 00:30:17


The Three Michaels

2/11/2016
More
In December 2012, Berkeleyside brought together three bestselling Berkeley-based writers, all named Michael — Michael Chabon, Michael Lewis and Michael Pollan — for a conversation about their writing and the city they call home. Their conversation was a riot!

Duration: 01:23:06


Episode 5: Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything?

12/22/2015
More
For his latest book, “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? How the Famous Sell Us Elixirs of Health, Beauty & Happiness,” health-science expert Timothy Caulfield of the University of Alberta set out to answer a simple question: why do we believe in the health and beauty treatments that celebrities tell us will transform our lives, when they have no scientific foundation? Caulfield is in conversation with the Uncharted Festival curator, Lance Knobel, at the 2015 Uncharted Festival of...

Duration: 00:27:39


Episode 4: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Drones

12/22/2015
More
Chris Anderson was Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine for 12 years, but he gave all that up to devote himself to drones after an epiphany brought on by playing with a Lego Mindstorms robotic kit one Friday afternoon with his kids. As the founder of 3D Robotics, a drone manufacturer based in the Bay Area, he sees exciting possibilities for how drones can be put to work to solve some of our most pressing problems, in areas like agriculture and climate change. He talked about them with...

Duration: 00:28:14

See More