Weird Al

Kara talks with Weird Al about hitting #1 on Billboard and how he’s stayed fresh throughout his career. Plus, they geek out together on grammar. Read More...

Water filters

If today's elementary school kids are going to be the engineers of tomorrow, they need better building blocks. Read More...

Legos

Ever wonder what's behind those brightly-colored, plastic bricks from your childhood? By being unconventional, Lego has built a blockbuster global brand. Read More...

Microphone

When Tom Merritt got fired, he turned around a bad situation by building his own podcast. Now he gets 20,000 listens a day - sometimes cashing in is the best reward. Read More...

BioSkin

A new technology in Japan places cooling systems on the outside of buildings. And it might solve urban heating woes. Read More...

Package

 
You'll want to know these three things about this week's show:

1. We're all guinea pigs in an ongoing political experiment. The 2016 elections may seem far away, but behind the scenes, techies are figuring out how to slice and dice data that will target YOU.

2. Women might not want to "lean in" quite as much as they thought. It's all well and good to chant the mantra, but studies show that there could be negative repercussions in the workplace for women who are perceived as too aggressive.

3. You'll need a fork and knife to eat the soup of the future. Thanks to edible, fruit-like skins, those cans and plastic containers might be a thing of the past.

Old political ad

Venture into President Obama's "cave," where techies helped shape the 2012 election. We talk with Jonathan Alter, author of "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies," about how tech is quietly revolutionizing our politics. Read More...

Businesswomen

We’ve all heard Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” advice, but are we tipping too far? Writer Maria Konnikova explains why Sandberg’s prescription for success may overlook the science. Read More...

WikiCell ice cream

Forget the bread bowl. Someday your soup may be contained in edible, grape-like packaging. Dr. David Edwards, creator and Harvard professor, is taking his cue from fruits with edible skins and looking to upend the food industry. Read More...

Bubble Wrap

Find out what product started as futuristic wallpaper made from shower curtains and became essential for shipping. Read More...

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