Stories about data, the people who use, seek, or create data, and why people should care about data. From ICPSR, the world's largest social science data archive. Proudly recorded at the University of Michigan.
Episode 15: Pandemic & Policy
It's the final episode of season 2!
Join us for a talk with 3 of the researchers behind the COVID Border Accountability Project (COBAP), which tracked international border closures and policies related to COVID-19. How countries reacted, how they didn't, and how a small dog helped fund this massive dataset.
See more at covidborderaccountability.org
Episode 14: Metadata and Mimosas
It's Love Data Week 2022! We talk to one of our favorite people and the mother of our beloved mascot DataJeff, Stephanie Labou, about what Love Data Week is all about, the importance of making analysis accessible, and the joys of Eggs Benedict.
For links, show notes and more, visit https://myumi.ch/ICPSRDataBrunch.
Episode 13: Data Brunch Live! A Joint Podcast with CESSDA
Earlier this week we hosted a joint webinar/podcast recording with the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) and its director, Ron Dekker. Ron talks with Maggie Levenstein, ICPSR's director, about what it's like leading two of the world's largest data consortia through the years, and what might change for social science data in 2022 and beyond.
Episode 12: Sampled Beginnings
We dug into the not insignificant vaults at ICPSR to show off part of a series of interviews conducted by StoryCorps, a non-profit dedicated to gathering and archiving interviews of everyday people. Abay Israel and Kilsang Kim talk about their earliest memories of ICPSR and what keeps bringing people back even decades later.
Episode 11: Wealth Inequality
Our interview this episode is with Fabian Pfeffer, associate professor at the University of Michigan, co-investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and founding director of the Center for Inequality Dynamics. Fabian talks about the important distinction between income inequality and wealth inequality, the overall state of wealth in the United States today, and the swings between cornflakes and homemade crepes for breakfast.
Episode 10: Data Brunch Live! Extremism in Social Media
Last week was the 2021 ICPSR Biennial Meeting, and we hosted our first ever live episode! ICPSR's own Libby Hemphill joins us to talk about extremism and social media, how data can help, and what the future might look like. She answers questions from the Data Brunch crew and from our live audience.