The Legal Codes (Season Finale!)

Date: 6/29/17

The United States has the largest prison population of any country in the world. How are algorithms and data science influencing our criminal justice system – especially given America’s disproportionate criminalization of black people?MORE


Date: 5/18/17

There are A LOT of unanswered questions right now about Russia’s role in the 2016 election. Whether it’s actually hacking into the DNC servers or more subtly spreading misinformation online, there’s widespread meddling afoot. Online information was weaponized in a targeted way, and this is new. In today’s episode, we think critically about what cybersecurity means and how Russia’s recent history brought us to this moment.MORE

Newer Money

Date: 4/3/17

It's been a minute since we've checked in on the world's favorite cryptocurrency – Bitcoin! And man oh man is there a lot of upheaval in Bitcoin-land. The price is soaring, the SEC is debating, and other crypto-coins are on the move. MORE

Propaganda Armies

Date: 2/24/17

When you think about a propaganda army, what do you imagine? Personally, I picture a dark, windowless room with rows of government workers dressed in gray uniforms, folding pamphlets and rolling up giant posters in unison. It’s like a weird hybrid scene from the last Harry Potter book and every dystopian novel ever written. But today’s propaganda armies look a little different.MORE

A New Day in Hollywood

Date: 1/30/17

There are massive changes underway in Hollywood – and a lot of the disruption is being driven by big data. In this week’s episode, we’re taking a deep dive into the ways companies like Netflix and Amazon are mounting a threat to the traditional studio powerhouses (think Disney, Sony, etc.)MORE

Steven J. Berger, Michael D. Smith, Todd Holloway

Attention is Money

Date: 12/20/16

Statistically speaking, there’s only about ten seconds left before you switch tabs and navigate away from reading this. Often it can feel nearly impossible to stay focused on one single thing when we’re online.MORE