Fw:Thinking podcasts

Fixing the Climate

What can we do to mitigate climate change? Will technology fix the problem? What are carbon caps?

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Cruel Summer

What is the difference between global warming and climate change? What's the evidence to support...

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Will the Next Great Composer be a PC?

How have we used computers to compose music? Will we ever have an AI that can write music the...

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Play That Funky Music, Android

What's the history of musical instruments? How have developments in musical instrument tech...

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You Aren't From Around Here Are You

Why do aliens in science fiction films look like us more often than not? Is it likely we'll find...

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Work With Me On This

How does collaboration affect innovation? What are some examples of multidisciplinary approaches?...

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Do Robots Write of Electric Sheep

What is the Turing Test? Why is a computer-written novel a non-trivial problem? Will computers...

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Let's Tell a Story

What is interactive storytelling? What are the challenges of interactive storytelling? Can...

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The Most Expensive Burger In The World

How expensive was the world's first lab-grown burger? What are the benefits to growing meat in...

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GMOs, Food and FUD

What's the deal with transgenic crops? Are these crops inherently dangerous? What are the pros...

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There's a Gene for That

What are gene therapy and gene doping? How do researchers reprogram viruses to carry human genes?...

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Genes 101

What are genes? What roles do they play in making us who we are? How much do we know about the...

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It's Coming Right For Us

What's our current plan should an asteroid come hurtling toward Earth? Is the Armageddon scenario...

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How To Mine An Asteroid

How do companies like Planetary Resources plan to mine asteroids? What will happen with the mined...

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Taking Out the Garbage

Why does the United States depend so heavily on landfills? What are alternative methods of...

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New Show, Recycled Topic

What are the numbers behind recycling? Which materials are more easily recycled? What else can we...

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The Moon vs. Mars

Does it make sense to colonize the Moon? Should Mars be our first off-world colony? What are the...

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Don't Stress the Future

Does more data increase our stress levels? Is it true that the more choices you have the harder...

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What You Don’t Know About Stress Could Kill You

What is stress's effect on the body? What are some long-term effects of stress? What are some...

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Maker Faire's Greatest Hits

What is Maker Faire? How does Arc Attack make music with Tesla Coils? What are some examples of...

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