Finding the right balance

Three things you should know:

1. You can fight crime with gondolasThat's what Medellin, Columbia did, and Judith Rodin of the Rockefeller Foundation says that cities will have to get increasingly creative to solve their toughest problems.

2. Beyonce doesn't need more fans. But that doesn't mean she couldn't use some extra cash. Gogi Gupta tells us how he's helped A-list clients get more money from their legions of adoring fans.

3. If your kid wants to be a cancer researcher, tell them they're in for a bumpy ride. Turns out that STEM jobs may not be quite as abundant as we thought. Professor Hal Salzman - and some grad students - tell us what areas are hot, and what are not.

Man listening to music

Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Iggy Azalea all have one thing in common, and it’s a marketing guru named Gogi Gupta. Hear what selling music really means in an age of torrents and streaming video. Read More...

There aren't that many jobs like this

If you’ve got an engineering degree, you’re pretty much set for life, right? Well, that might not be the whole picture, according to Professor of Public Policy Hal Salzman, who argues that there’s entirely too many STEM graduates. And we get a peek at what the STEM job market is truly like, from a roundtable of students and recent graduates. Read More...

Elevator going up

There’s an invention that’s made the modern metropolis possible. No, it’s not the automobile or steel. It’s the elevator. Tom Sybert, host of the Elevator Radio Show, explains how the elevator completely transformed how we live. Read More...

Storm clouds over a city

Floods, drought, crime waves, terrorism, and superstorms. The modern city faces myriad catastrophes and crises. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, tells us how cities can cope with these challenges, and what they can do to bounce back. Read More...

Making Trades

Three things you should learn:

1. Abraham Lincoln should get credit for the transcontinental railroad. Former Treasury Secretary and Harvard professor Larry Summers makes the case for why government needs to support innovation today. Plus, he looks back ten years to the firestorm surrounding his comments about women in science. 

2. If the cloud were a country, it would consume more energy than Japan. Author Andrew Winston tells us why an eco-friendly revolution might not come from Silicon Valley. 

3. One of the most revolutionary inventions in the history of the world was... the camel. William Bernstein talks about the surprising evolution of trade, and how it’s changed everything from math to guns.

Signed, sealed, and delivered

Ordering those six pairs of Game of Thrones-themed socks from Amazon and having them sent straight to your door sure is convenient, but what does it mean for the world we live in? Engineering professor Anne Goodchild talks about the new delivery economy, and how it’s going to affect the environment. Read More...

Larry Summers

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers gives a candid conversation about why we aren’t funding science the way we need to, what’s wrong with our education system, and how his views on women in tech have changed since those controversial comments ten years ago. Read More...

Corporations help to save the earth

The World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace, the EPA… Pepsi. Writer Andrew Winston gives us a glimpse of the the future of corporate-driven environmentalism. Read More...

Camels shaped the trade industry

From the invention of the wheel to that $5 shirt you bought at H&M, what would your life look like without trade? Author William Bernstein explains how trade gave rise to the world as we know it. Read More...

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