When Song Lyrics and British Lit Meet Tidy Text

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:48 — 20.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | 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 […]

How Data Is Eradicating Malaria in Zambia

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:16 — 19.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | 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 […]

Preventing a Honeybee Fallout

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:48 — 20.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | 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 […]

How Many Slaves Work for You?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:15 — 23.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | 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 […]

Predicting the Unpredictable

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:16 — 24.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | 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 […]