Innovation Hub podcasts

Justin Hall: 20 Years of Blogging

Justin Hall began writing about his life online 20 years ago, before the word...

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A Dip into History: Explosive Prizes

An obituary – published in error – spurred one inventor to take a second look at his...

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12.6.14 - Separating Fact and Fiction

This week, Innovation Hub separates fact from fiction. First, author Michael Specter explains why...

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Kids' Brains on Screens

That tablet might teach kids valuable skills, but it could also negatively affect their...

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Memory, Distractions, and Age

People often blame memory lapses on age, but new research shows that excuse might not cut it...

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The Fight Against Science - and Why it's Dangerous

A growing mistrust of science has brought with it whooping cough epidemics and GMO bans, stalling...

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Entrepreneurs: A Dying Breed?

Entrepreneurship gets a lot of media attention. But despite all the hype, data shows the ranks of...

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11.29.14 - Unwrapping the Future

Forget apps to help you with last-minute shopping. This season, we look at how innovations are...

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A Dip Into History: Toying Around

A stray piece of metal in a Philadelphia shipyard provided the inspiration for an affordable toy...

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The Genius of Starbucks and Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, created a cultural shift in the way that we consume coffee. But...

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Chocolate: Tastier When Shared

Don’t keep all those holiday truffles to yourself this year. Yale researchers report that...

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Our Evolving Language

As technology makes communication easier, some worry that it may fundamentally change language....

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Media, Higher Ed, and Other Dinosaurs

Clay Shirky has been studying the Internet since before most of us had email. He says a number of...

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A Dip Into History: a Sticky Situation

Learn the story of a brightly colored object that might be in your pocket right now, and was...

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Could Glowing Highways Work?

Highways are useful, but they can be really dangerous. One Dutch designer is using a new...

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11.15.14 - Success in the Details

Innovation Hub looks at the importance of precision. First, we look at how far sports analytics...

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The Next Wave of Sports Analytics

The difference between winning or losing a game can come down to fractions of a second. Ben...

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Healthcare: Little Changes Could Save Big

Jon Gruber, the Director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research,...

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Why it's Time to Fail Better

Everyone fails - the difference is whether you fail the right way or the wrong way. Anjali...

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Why Automation Hurts Us

Knowledge is now available faster than our brains can process it, but the information rushing at...

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