Journalist and author Paul Tough tells us about what’s driving rising tuition fees, lower enrollment, and the myth of college as an equalizer in the US.
This week, we discuss how adding animated chats to Roblox will advance the company’s plan to enrich its virtual world.
Self-driving-car pioneer and Aurora CEO Chris Urmson insists driverless trucks won’t immediately put people out of jobs—even as he moves full speed ahead with his company’s self-driving software.
Kristen Ghodsee, author of Everyday Utopia, talks about the benefits of communal living—or at least of embracing a broader definition of community.
This week, we talk about what’s causing the heat waves, storms, fires, and other extreme atmospheric events we’ve been living through this summer, and how humanity can prepare for a very hot future.
This week, we discuss the local-first computing movement and its push to reduce our reliance on the corporate-owned, cloud-based software tools we use every day.
In his quest to watch every Nicolas Cage movie in chronological order, law professor and author Aaron Perzanowski confirmed that he owns nothing—and that you probably don’t, either.
This week, we talk about how the changes in Hollywood fueling the writers’ and actors’ strikes will reach beyond TV and movies to also affect podcasts, video games, and TikTok.
Microbiologist Andrew Hessel believes in the power of synthetic biology to cure cancer, clone ourselves for the future—or to even destroy humanity.