Episodes

Episode #55: Delicious Machines

How do you squeeze machine learning, cognitive science, linguistics and delicious pastries into one episode? Listen on! Burr Settles, a computer scientist who leads the research group at Duolingo, shares how he uses machine learning to help people learn languages and make music. Tune in for career-changing advice, online collaboration tips and musical interludes!

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Episode #50: College 2.0

If you had the chance to go back to college and do it all over again, would you? And what would you do differently? For our 50th episode, we’re deep-diving into a new approach to interdisciplinary education with Connecticut College president Katherine Bergeron. Listen and learn how you can adapt a framework of integration and connection to your own life, even if you’re long past your co-ed days.

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Episode #48: Well-Documented Failure

Are you a tenacious loser? Jason Haaheim, principal timpanist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and former senior research scientist, explains why having that title will increase your chances of success. Jason also tells us how he built a sustainable business model for his musical pursuits, and shares the most important question you can ask yourself to determine if you’re truly focused on the right things.

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Episode #43: It's Going to be Okay

It's our first live show at Interlochen Center for the Arts! We interview Kathleen Stetson, opera singer, acoustical engineer, startup cofounder and nonprofit spear-header about the power of not choosing, and we help Human Venn Diagram students figure out what to do with their lives. Plus, advice to our 18-year-old selves and a surprise appearance from Episode 21 guest Taoufik Nadji!

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Episode #38: Improvising By Design

Are you a pirate, robot, or a ninja? That’s one of the many questions we discuss with Bryan Cooperrider, an educator, designer and musician who has been performing improv comedy for over 20 years. We discuss design as process, the intersection of engineering and art, and how to build community through music. Plus, Brazilian rhythms and grooves!

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