When Song Lyrics and British Lit Meet Tidy Text

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:48 — 20.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS When Julia Silge’s personal interests meet her professional proficiencies, she discovers new meaning in Jane Austen’s literature, and she gauges the cultural influence of locations in pop songs. Even more impressive than these finds, though, is that she and her collaborator, […]

How Data Is Eradicating Malaria in Zambia

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:16 — 19.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS According to the CDC, people have been writing descriptions of malaria—or a disease strikingly similar to it—for over 4,000 years. How is data helping Zambian officials eradicate these parasites? Tableau Foundation’s Neal Myrick opens the story to us. Below […]

Preventing a Honeybee Fallout

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:48 — 20.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS What would the world look like without honeybees? In theory, if there were no honeybees, it could drastically change our lives. Bjorn Lagerman, though, never wants to know the actual answer to that question. but the honeybees […]

How Many Slaves Work for You?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:15 — 23.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS If someone came up to you and randomly asked you, “How many slaves work for you?” maybe you’d think, “Slavery ended a long time ago, Bro.” Or maybe you would take the question seriously. With 20 million […]

Predicting the Unpredictable

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:16 — 24.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS We now know black swans exist, but Europeans once believed that spying one of their kind would be like stumbling across a unicorn in the woods—impossible. Then, Willem de Vlamingh spotted black swans in Australia, and this black bird, which once represented the impossible to Europeans, […]