Innovation Hub podcasts

How Death Shapes Our Decisions

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

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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...

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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...

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7.25.15 Promises, Promises

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

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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The Political Change That Wasn't

The Internet was supposed to revolutionize democracy and make government more responsive; so far,...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Reinventing Disneyland for the 21st Century

Rides, costumed princesses… and wearable technology? Writer Austin Carr goes into the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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