Innovation Hub podcasts

Move Over Makers, Clive Thompson Wants a Fixer Movement

Electronic waste is piling up in landfills. We chucked 2.4 million tons of it in 2010 and recycled just 27 percent....

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Innovation Hub Live: The Power of You

In the 21st century, are creativity and power shifting from large corporations to individuals? From Suffolk...

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The Pill that Changed Everything

It’s simply known as “the pill,” but Jonathan Eig relates its unexpected history in his book,...

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What Modern Architects Can Learn From Ancient Structures

The Burj Khalifa might be the tallest building in the world, but is it the most advanced? MIT Professor John...

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When Science Met Celebrity

Move over, Britney ­ there's a new kind of celebrity in town. American University's Declan Fahy explains...

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The Lessons Pirates and Gangsters Can Teach Us

The mafia, pirates, gangs, and hackers. What can we learn from them? According to author Alexa Clay, turns out a...

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8.01.15 Icons and Infamy

This week on Innovation Hub: icons and infamy. Writer Alexa Clay tells us the surprising lessons about ingenuity we...

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Why You're Tipping So Much

There’s a reason you’re giving your cab driver a 20% tip. Author Nir Eyal explains how companies use...

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Pushing the Limits of the Human Lifespan

The average American lifespan rose from about 50 years to nearly 80 during the 20th century. Can we live even longer?...

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How Death Shapes Our Decisions

Thinking about our mortality can change the way we vote, how we dole out punishment, and who we sit close to. Sheldon...

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The Impact of the Sharing Economy

The rise of Uber and Airbnb may make you think that we've reached the peak of the "sharing economy." But to Robin...

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8.08.15 Life, Death, and Sharing

This week on Innovation Hub: life, death, and sharing. Harvard genetics professor David Sinclair on his research into...

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Virtual Reality's Precursor

Before virtual reality, there was a plastic, binocular-like device that filled viewers' worlds with vivid scenes:...

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Why "Take Your Vitamins" Is Bad Advice

Despite the claims of parents, teachers, and doctors, that morning multivitamin might not be doing much....

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What Happens When Our Worlds Become Virtual

Virtual Reality isn’t just for video games. Second Life founder Philip Rosedale thinks VR can change...

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Measuring Unemployment with Cellphones

You get fired, then what? Apparently use your cellphone a lot less. Data scientist Jameson Toole explains what mobile...

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8.15.15 Faith in the Unknown

This week on Innovation Hub: we dig beneath the surface. Second Life founder Philip Rosedale tells us about the...

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8.15.15 Faith in the Unknown

This week on Innovation Hub: we dig beneath the surface. Second Life founder Philip Rosedale tells us about the...

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The Impact of the Sharing Economy

The rise of Uber and Airbnb may make you think that we've reached the peak of the "sharing economy." But to Robin...

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8.08.15 Life, Death, and Sharing

This week on Innovation Hub: life, death, and sharing. Harvard genetics professor David Sinclair on his research into...

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