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Data Viz Today

Data Viz Today
Helping you become a more effective information designer. You want to create effective data visualizations. That’s hard work. There are so many decisions to make, like chart type, annotations, and color! Will this podcast help? Host and fellow data viz designer Alli Torban is in the trenches with you. She shares the latest tools and methods that she’s discovered while on the job and interviewing top designers. If you’re an analyst, journalist, or designer who wants to hone your skills with specific tactics, then this show could be just what you need.


Radiolab is on a curiosity bender. We ask deep questions and use investigative journalism to get the answers. A given episode might whirl you through science, legal history, and into the home of someone halfway across the world. The show is known for innovative sound design, smashing information into music. It is hosted by Jad Abumrad, Lulu Miller, and Latif Nasser.

How to spot authoritarianism — and choose democracy | Ian Bassin

June 17, 2024 00:17:26 3.96 MB ( -3.97 MB less) Downloads: 0

Democracy is about having choices — and authoritarianism is about not having them, says lawyer and writer Ian Bassin. Detailing the seven steps of the authoritarian playbook, he invites us all to put aside our differences and rethink our role in the fight for freedom, revealing the hope and power behind every choice we make.

Sunday Pick: Fixable Live - A conversation with Scott Galloway

June 16, 2024 00:32:49 6.71 MB ( -6.72 MB less) Downloads: 0

Each Sunday, TED shares an episode of another podcast we think you'll love, handpicked for you… by us. Today we're sharing a special episode of Fixable, hosted by top leadership coaches Anne Morriss and Frances Frei.Recorded live at TED 2024, Anne and Frances sat down with NYU professor, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and celebrity podcaster Scott “Prof G” Galloway for a fascinating conversation on loneliness, resilience, inclusion in the workplace, raising healthy boys, and what it takes to be personally and financially successful. Stick around to the end to hear how Scott learned to cry and moving answers from an unexpectedly emotional audience Q+A. To hear more from Scott, check out his TED Talk recorded the same day at https://go.ted.com/scottgalloway24.Transcripts for Fixable are available at https://go.ted.com/fixablescripts.Get more Fixable wherever you get your podcasts. If you want to BE on Fixable to get advice on your workplace problem, email fixable@ted.com or call the Fixable hotline at 234-Fixable (that's 234-349-2253).

Why you should talk about your anxiety at work | Adam Whybrew

June 14, 2024 00:13:01 3.11 MB ( -3.12 MB less) Downloads: 0

We can’t get rid of anxiety and depression, so we might as well talk about it, says depression truth-teller Adam Whybrew. Sharing his own experience with mental illness, he reveals the surprising benefits of opening up about stress at work — and why being vulnerable creates a safe space for everyone.

Why AI needs a "nutrition label" | Kasia Chmielinski

June 13, 2024 00:14:31 3.44 MB ( -3.45 MB less) Downloads: 0

What do sandwiches have to do with AI? Data reformist Kasia Chmielinski helps us think about artificial intelligence with a useful food metaphor — and breaks down why AI systems should have "nutrition labels" to ensure the development of fairer, more transparent algorithms.

Entertainment is getting an AI upgrade | Kylan Gibbs

June 12, 2024 00:10:21 2.67 MB ( -2.68 MB less) Downloads: 0

AI has the power to bring your favorite fictional characters to life, says technologist Kylan Gibbs. Introducing Caleb, an "AI agent" with personality and internal reasoning, he demonstrates how AI-powered characters can interact with people in novel ways, generate unique video game outcomes and augment our ability to tell stories, opening up new worlds of possibility.

Even healthy couples fight — the difference is how | Julie and John Gottman

June 11, 2024 00:18:53 4.25 MB ( -4.26 MB less) Downloads: 0

Can conflict actually bring you and your partner closer? It depends on how you fight, say Julie and John Gottman, the world’s leading relationship scientists. They share why the way couples fight can predict the future of their relationships — and show how anybody can transform conflict into an opportunity for deeper connection and understanding.

What DEI gets wrong — and how to do it right | Paolo Gaudiano

June 10, 2024 00:15:01 3.52 MB ( -3.53 MB less) Downloads: 0

Social entrepreneur Paolo Gaudiano explains why many companies are taking the wrong approach to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives — by overly focusing on one thing. To avoid backlash and costly turnover, he shows the key change leaders can make to create thriving, equitable workplaces while also increasing profits.

Sunday Pick: Design Matters with Carrie Brownstein

June 09, 2024 01:03:39 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

Each Sunday, TED shares an episode of another podcast we think you'll love, handpicked for you… by us. Today we're sharing an episode Design Matters with Debbie Millman, one of the world’s very first podcasts, about how incredibly creative people design the arc of their lives.Celebrated musician, comedian, writer, and director Carrie Brownstein joins to talk about her remarkable career as the co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist of the legendary punk band Sleater-Kinney, her role in the iconic TV series Portlandia, and her new memoir.Get more Design Matters with Debbie Millman wherever you're listening to this.

12 predictions for the future of technology | Vinod Khosla

June 08, 2024 00:10:39 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

Techno-optimist Vinod Khosla believes in the world-changing power of "foolish ideas." He offers 12 bold predictions for the future of technology — from preventative medicine to car-free cities to planes that get us from New York to London in 90 minutes — and shows why a world of abundance awaits.

Why broken hearts hurt — and what heals them | Yoram Yovell

June 07, 2024 00:13:10 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

What's the relationship between physical and mental pain, and how can you ease both? Revealing how your experiences of love, loss and pain are deeply intertwined, neuroscientist Yoram Yovell sheds light on the surprising role of your brain's endorphins and opioid receptors to ease physical and emotional suffering — and shows how this connection could pave the way to new treatments for mental health and well-being.

How to use venture capital for good | Freada Kapor Klein

June 06, 2024 00:15:07 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

Freada Kapor Klein isn't your typical venture capitalist. She's thrown out the standard investment playbook in order to close the opportunity gap for low-income communities. She explains how her firm is investing in entrepreneurs and startups solving real-world problems — and the measurable difference it's already making.

A snack’s journey from the farm to your mouth | Aruna Rangachar Pohl

June 05, 2024 00:15:31 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

How does a biscuit make it from the farm to your plate? Sustainable development leader Aruna Rangachar Pohl unpacks the long journey of one of India’s most beloved snacks, revealing how the current industrial farming model is eating the planet. Learn about the foundation she started to promote eco-friendly agricultural practices — and hear the success stories of small-scale farmers adopting natural practices to cook up a tasty, healthy and climate-resilient future for everyone.

Your right to repair AI systems | Rumman Chowdhury

June 04, 2024 00:10:54 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

For AI to achieve its full potential, non-experts need to be let into the development process, says Rumman Chowdhury, CEO and cofounder of Humane Intelligence. She tells the story of farmers fighting for the right to repair their own AI-powered tractors (which some manufacturers actually made illegal), proposing everyone should have the ability to report issues, patch updates or even retrain AI technologies for their specific uses.

The difference between false empathy and true support | Chezare A. Warren

June 03, 2024 00:10:29 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

There's a right way and wrong way to do empathy, says author and scholar Chezare A. Warren. So how do we get it right? He unpacks the source of false empathy and explains the key shift in perspective we need to build healthy relationships and truly support others.

Sunday Pick: What really went down at OpenAI and the future of regulation w/ Helen Toner

June 02, 2024 00:41:29 0.0 MB Downloads: 0

Each Sunday, TED shares an episode of another podcast we think you'll love, handpicked for you… by us. Today we're sharing an episode from our brand new podcast, The TED AI Show. Each week, creative technologist and former TED speaker Bilawal Sidhu sits down with the world's brightest minds to chat about the technology that might change everything -- and the technology that's just hype.If there’s one AI company that’s made a splash in mainstream vernacular, it’s OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. Former board member, TED2024 speaker, and AI policy expert Helen Toner joins Bilawal to discuss the existing knowledge gaps and conflicting interests between those who are in charge of making the latest technology – and those who create our policies at the government level. For transcripts for The TED AI Show, visit go.ted.com/TTAIS-transcriptsYou can get more The TED AI Show wherever you're listening to this.