Innovation Hub podcasts

How Einstein Gave Us GPS

Using a physical map to find your way around? That's so, like, ten years ago. Tech writer Hiawatha Bray examines...

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Finding Inspiration on Einstein's Lawn

Amanda Gefter used to think science was boring. That was before she debated the meaning of nothing in a Chinese...

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5.30.15 Self Interest Gets Complicated

We live in a world that's all about self-interest — but the ways to do what's best for us are...

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The Science of Bad Financial Decisions

Ever wondered why you kept throwing good money after bad at the poker table? Or why people buy cars with super-high...

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The Rise of the Continuous Job Search

Even if you’re pretty happy with the job you have, you still might want to see if there’s anything...

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Technology and the Future of War

The basic components of human conflict may never change, but the way we fight certainly will. Peter Singer, a senior...

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5.23.15 Getting (Even More) Personal

There’s a fine line between sharing and oversharing. And with our increasingly digital lives, it’s very...

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Sitting Up Straighter, Thanks to Tech

It’s not just your third-grade teacher that’s telling you to sit up straight -- Monisha Perkash has...

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More Screens Could Make Us Less Stressed

The Onion had it right: it feels like 90% off our waking hours are spent staring at glowing rectangles. But tech...

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How Blogging's Changed

Before putting every detail of your life online was even a thing, Justin Hall had a blog. The web pioneer reflects on...

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DIY Diagnoses

Forget pregnancy tests - in the near future, you could diagnose dozens of diseases, from AIDS to cancer, in the...

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5.16.15 Engineering a Community

This week on Innovation Hub, we look at building the physical world — and our communities. Entrepreneur Brad...

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Civic Disengagement (And How To Fix It)

Already tired of the 2016 election? Well, you’re not alone. Social scientist Kate Krontiris tells us why...

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Breaking Free of the Silicon Valley Bubble

Entrepreneur Brad Feld explains what he looks for in a company, and why he decided to build his life in Boulder,...

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How Concrete Is Crushing the Earth

You already feel guilty about the car you drive to work, but you might want to start feeling guilty about your...

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Trumping Evolution

Forget about the Six Million Dollar Man. We already have the technology to become better, stronger, and faster....

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5.09.15 Seeing Things Differently

We’re seeing things differently this week. Historian Laura Snyder will talk about the guy who discovered the...

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The Internet May Be Hurting Us

The Internet connects us, gives us access to approximately one billion cute cat videos, and lets us buy whatever we...

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The Museums of 2035

Picture yourself touching Rodin’s The Thinker with haptic gloves - which would allow you to feel the sculpture...

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The Invention of Seeing

When was the first time that humans perceived the world as it really was? Historian and author Laura Snyder says it...

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