Here are three things to know about this week's show:
1.Which may explain why there are so few women running companies in Silicon Valley.
2.According to Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs’ biographer, people at the intersection of the humanities and technology are uniquely positioned to develop great products and come up with breakthrough solutions.
3.Think tanks shape the government to a greater extent than most people realize.
Here are three things to know about designing your life:
1.You can become a pop star from the basement.
2.Some are arguing that the Maker Movement will upend our economy, and democratize creative production.
3.Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that certain bacteria help mice keep their weight now on a high-fat diet.
The news may be depressing, but what if the world is actually getting better? Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.), talks about poverty, Earth’s resources, and why Americans are so down on themselves.