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Episode 61: Political Historian Louisa Thomas

May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Former Grantland Editor and Historian Louisa Thomas Summary: Historian Louisa Thomas joins Joe Flood to talk about her new book, Louisa, on the life of Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of president John Quincy Adams.  A woman both ahead, and very much of, her times, Louisa is a fascinating history [...view post...]
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Episode 57: Radiolab’s Simon Adler

April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Simon Adler on Hunting Endangered Animals SUMMARY: Our interview is with Simon Adler, a producer and reporter for the fantastic NPR show and podcast Radiolab. Simon reported and produced a story about an American millionaire who recently hunted and killed a black rhino—one of the most endangered [...view post...]
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Episode 48: The Jess Gartner Interview

January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jess Gartner, Ed-Fin-Tech Innovator Summary: Renny talks to the founder/CEO of Allovue, a company that enables school districts to more effectively allocate resources. Jess talks about how she identified a huge problem while in the classroom for Teach for America in Baltimore. A solo founder, she [...view post...]
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Episode 45 – The Andrew Lipman Interview

December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Colonial historian Andrew Lipman Summary: Joe sits down with Barnard history professor Andrew Lipman to discuss his new book The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast, about 17th century Native and European coastal settlements from New York to Cape Cod. They delve into [...view post...]

Episode 42 – The Jon Ferris Interview

December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jon Ferris — Co-founder of The Data Incubator Summary: Jon Ferris and his team bring 50 PhD’s through their free eight week data science curriculum several times a year. He talks about what data scientists bring to companies, offers tips to gain admittance to the Data Incubator and [...view post...]

Episode 39 — Joe Flood on 538 Podcast

November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Joe Flood — Author and Co-host Summary: Co-host Joe Flood goes on the www.fivethirtyeight.com podcast What’s the Point to talk about his book, The Fires, and what happens when the marriage of stats and public policy goes terribly [...view post...]

Episode 32 – Colleges, Debt, and Federal Loans

November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sisi Wei and Annie Waldman of Pro Publica Summary: Joe visits Sisi Wei and Annie Waldman of Pro Publica to talk about their data-driven story on elite colleges and student debt, and data-dive a bit on using federal data for public interest [...view post...]

Episode 27 – The Susan McGregor Interview

November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Prof. Susan McGregor — Data Viz Expert Summary: Susan McGregor of Columbia Journalism School’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism talks about bridging the gap between stories and numbers, journalism in the digital age, and a very special date in music video [...view post...]

Episode 26 – The Eliza Gray Interview

November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Eliza Gray – Staff Writer at Time Magazine Summary: Eliza Gray discusses her Time cover story “Questions to Answer in the Age of Optimized Hiring” and goes in-depth on what personality testing for hiring means for job-seekers and society [...view post...]

Episode 21 – The Steven Ujifusa Interview

November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Steven Ujifusa — Naval Historian Summary: Joe Flood discusses Steven’s book, “A Man and his Ship,” which was chosen by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten non fiction books of 2012 and received accolades from BookList, Publishers Weekly (starred review), The New York Times, [...view post...]

Episode 20 – The Kristi Riordan Interview

November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kristi Riordan — COO of The Flatiron School Summary: Kristi Riordan and Flatiron School aim to align education with reality by providing an intense 12-week program for people to learn to code. Flatiron School is at the forefront of the changing nature of how people are taught and what they [...view post...]

Episode 14 – The Yaneer Bar-Yam Interview

November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Yaneer Bar-Yam – founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute Summary: Joe sits down with Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam to talk about what happens when conventional calculus and statistics go wrong, and how the growing field of “complex systems” mathematics can help us [...view post...]
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