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We tell the stories behind the pioneering research and pivotal breakthroughs reshaping our world. Change how you see the world. Produced out of The University of Chicago. Adweek's "Best Branded Podcast" of 2020.

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We tell the stories behind the pioneering research and pivotal breakthroughs reshaping our world. Change how you see the world. Produced out of The University of Chicago. Adweek's "Best Branded Podcast" of 2020.

    The Urgent Need to Reinvest in American Research, with Barbara Snyder

    The Urgent Need to Reinvest in American Research, with Barbara Snyder

    Our podcast is all about research. Every episode we investigate what scholars have discovered and why it matters. But we’re going to get meta on this episode and look at what makes this research possible—and the dangers of taking it for granted, especially during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Barbara Snyder, JD’80, is president of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization composed of America’s leading research universities. On this episode, she lays out the case for investing more in academic research, and what we may lose if we don’t.

    • 26 min
    Getting Out Of The Lab With John List

    Getting Out Of The Lab With John List

    Our team is taking some time off to be with their families for the holidays. But, just in case you have a long flight, car ride, or maybe need something to do in-between Zoom calls, we’re re-sharing one of the most enlightening and engaging conversations we've ever had on this show to get you through it. Please enjoy, and we’ll see you with all-new episodes after the holidays.

    • 27 min
    How Alternate Reality Games Are Changing The Real World with Patrick Jagoda and Kristen Schilt

    How Alternate Reality Games Are Changing The Real World with Patrick Jagoda and Kristen Schilt

    What is the most popular form of media today: Movies? Music? Books? Nope, it’s video games. And two scholars at the University of Chicago are re-thinking how to use them to address some of the world’s biggest issues.

    Prof. Patrick Jagoda and Assoc. Prof. Kristen Schilt are designing alternate reality games that allow players to become active participants. These games educate users about climate change, marginalization and public health, while investigating how crafting "ARG"s can reshape the real wor

    • 33 min
    The Science of Empathy, with Peggy Mason

    The Science of Empathy, with Peggy Mason

    With so many contentious issues in our deeply polarized world, the real or virtual Thanksgiving dinner table may be a hard place to find a lot of empathy this year.

    As we take a week off to reconnect with our families, we wanted to re-share this enlightening episode with Professor of Neurobiology, Peggy Mason, all about how empathy works and how we can make our empathy stronger.

    • 20 min
    Big Brains Presents: The "Capitalisn't" Podcast

    Big Brains Presents: The "Capitalisn't" Podcast

    This week, we’re featuring another University of Chicago Podcast Network show. It’s called Capitalisn’t.

    On this episode of Capitalisn't, their team interrogates the relationship between the Supreme Court and the economy, and how the new court may rule on business issues. 

    We hope you enjoy and we’ll see you next week for a new episode of Capitalisn’t!

    • 47 min
    What Remains Unanswered After The 2020 Election, with William Howell and Luigi Zingales

    What Remains Unanswered After The 2020 Election, with William Howell and Luigi Zingales

    It’s hard to think of a presidential election that's raised more questions than 2020. What do these results tell us about the views and desires of the American public, what the polls got right and wrong, and how all of this will affect our economy?

    We turned to two fellow University of Chicago Podcast Network hosts to discuss: Luigi Zingales, professor of economics and host of the Capitalisn’t; and William Howell, chair of the Department of Political Science and host of the Not Another Politic

    • 34 min

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