Category: Podcast

  • How was this fake news house of mirrors built? An interview with danah boyd. | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Misinformation on the Internet – Untangling the Web, an interview with danah boyd.

    How did the internet become a tangled web of misinformation? Miles speaks to danah boyd, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, founder of Data & Society, and Visiting Professor at New York University. boyd offers insight into the history of misinformation on the internet and the role of social media plays in the proliferation of…

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  • How does the Facebook News Feed work? An interview with Dan Zigmond, head of Facebook News Feed analytics. | Miles O'Brien Productions

    How does the Facebook News Feed work? An interview with Dan Zigmond, head of Facebook News Feed analytics.

     Who or what determines what’s in your Facebook News Feed? It’s a complex algorithm that aims to put what interests you most at the top of the queue. Increasingly, Facebook is focused on trying to determine what content is fake, junk, or misleading–and sending it to the bottom. But the purveyors of this content…

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  • What does a year in space to your DNA? A conversation with astronaut Scott Kelly. | Miles O'Brien Productions

    What does a year in space do to your DNA? A conversation with astronaut Scott Kelly.

     In this episode of Miles To Go, Miles catches up with astronaut Scott Kelly and learns about what it’s like to spend a year in space. Kelly talks about the physical and emotional toll of his historic mission, the challenges of CO2, radiation exposure, what scientists are continuing to learn upon his return to…

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  • Entering A New Dimension in 3D Printing | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Entering A New Dimension in 3D Printing

    When you think of 3D printing, you may envision useless trinkets, a cheesy iPhone cover, or extruded cheese doodles. But that would be so 2014 of you! In this episode of Miles To Go, Miles sits down with John Hart, an MIT Engineering Professor and Entrepreneur who is leading the way to a new era…

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  • Inside North Korea's Nuclear Complex | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Inside North Korea’s Nuclear Complex

    Siegfried Hecker is a Metallurgist and Nuclear Scientist. He served as the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1986-1997 and is a professor at The Center For International Cooperation at Stanford University. One of the few people who have actually visited North Korea’s nuclear facilities, Hecker recently sat down with Miles To Go…

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  • What Happens After The Garbage Truck Takes Away Your Trash?

    Eugene Tseng describes himself as the most “overeducated garbage man” in the world. An environmental engineer and lawyer who teaches at UCLA and Cal State Northridge, he has spent decades understanding what we throw away and what happens to it after the garbage truck picks up the bag on your curb. Obviously, it’s not a…

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