• 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, […]

  • Dawn of Data Science
  • The Curated History of Data Science, Part 2

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:38 — 51.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSShe isn’t your typical English girl from the early 1800s. She’s a girl who, because of her fortunate and unfortunate family circumstances, ends up perfectly situated to become part of something that will revolutionize the world. Transcript: Ginette: […]

  • White Gold
  • Eyes on the Pirates, Part 2

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:59 — 50.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPirates in folk stories and popular movies conjure up strong imagery: eye patches, Jolly Rogers, parrots, swashbuckling, scruffy voices that say “Aye, Matey.” But what do the lives of successful pirates look like today? And what’s being done […]

  • Refuge
  • I Had to Run

    Little Refugee Girl

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:39 — 49.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSImagine you have to leave your home immediately, and you have little time to grab anything to take with you. You don’t know where you are going—you just know you have to flee for your life. Many people […]