Innovation Hub podcasts

7.25.18 Promises, Promises

This week on Innovation Hub: Promises, promises. Author Micah Sifry explains why we thought the Internet was going to...

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50 Years Later, How Medicare Changed America

As Medicare turns 50, Yale Professor Jennifer Klein explains how the social program changed America - and why it...

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Why You Have More Jobs Than You Think

Ever feel like you’re still at work, long after you’ve left the office? Well, you’re not alone....

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The Political Change That Wasn't

The Internet was supposed to revolutionize democracy and make government more responsive; so far, that hasn’t...

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A Geek Speaks Out Against Tech

Computer scientist Kentaro Toyama used to use tech to help the poor around he world. But slowly, he started believing...

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7.18.15 Waiting in Anticipation

This week on Innovation Hub: the thrill of anticipation, and the agony of computers that can read your mind. Author...

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How Studying Your Email Data Can Improve Your Relationship

What if you could learn about your relationship by analyzing your own data? Statistician Emma Pierson did just that,...

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Computers That Can Read Your Emotions

In science-fiction, you’ll encounter a lot of computers that can feel... HAL 9000, Deckard, WALL-E. But what...

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Companies Could Be Using Your Data to Charge You More

Are you paying the same price for a pair of sunglasses on Amazon as your friend? Maybe not. Dan Mongan tells us how...

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19th Century Radicals Learned to Forecast the Weather

Before the 1800s, our climate was unpredictable, poorly understood, and frightening. Author Peter Moore gives us the...

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7.11.15 Universal Problems (And Solutions)

Who sings for the unsung masses? Well, here at Innovation Hub, we do. This week, we’ve got stories of everyday...

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The Real Differences Between Generic and Name-Brand Drugs

What's in a name (brand)? Professor Jeremy Greene takes a look at the complex history of “generic”...

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Reinventing Disneyland for the 21st Century

Rides, costumed princesses… and wearable technology? Writer Austin Carr goes into the high-tech process of...

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The Psychology Behind Right and Wrong

Justice isn’t always based on ethics or fairness, sometimes it’s based purely on luck. Harvard’s...

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The Benefits of NOT Taking Notes on a Computer

We all get distracted in meetings, and it’s mostly because of, you guessed it, our computers. But not for the...

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The Pharaohs and Princes of Silicon Valley

If you’re over 30 and you haven’t sold a tech company worth $10 billion… what are you doing with...

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7.04.15 Coping With Excess

Shrimp, billionaires, and the invention of modern glamour. On Innovation Hub, we'll explore excess of all kinds,...

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The Changing Tide of the Fishing Industry

That shrimp you serve at your cocktail party? It might have traveled 9,000 miles to end up on your plate. “Four...

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A Dip Into History: Come Fly With Us

Before it was embraced by Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z, a serial inventor’s pet project kept exploding.

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The Genius and Tragedy of Coco Chanel

Mistresses, Nazis, and lost love — the story behind Chanel No. 5 isn’t just about perfume. Tilar Mazzeo,...

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