Should You Get A PhD

This week Chris talks about whether you should get a PhD and talks about his own experience in a Ph.D. program. Music credit for this week’s podcast: Chris_Zabriskie’s The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan Download...

Learning Everything Else

This week Chris talks about learning everything they don’t teach you in grad school, bootcamps, or MOOCs. Download the episode Make a Difference We started a community for data people who want to find impactful projects and meet collaborators. Check...

Invisible Data Science

This week Vidya and Chris are back to talk about food, magazines, and why notifications are evil. Story 1: Computer generated recipes Story 2: Distill Download the episode Make a Difference We started a community for data people who want...

Live Free Or Die, Dammit!

In this bonus episode Chris talks to Scott Mantie, STEM professor and Director of New Hampshire’s Department of Education on math and statistics education. Download the episode Make a Difference We started a community for data people who want to...

Tweet Heard 'Round The World

This week Vidya and Chris talk about the world of AI and data-driven parenting! Download the episode Make a Difference We started a community for data people who want to find impactful projects and meet collaborators. Check out Data for...

Learning Machine Learning

This week Jonathon and Vidya are out of town, so Chris takes the helm and gives his opinionated guide to learning machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence. Resources mentioned this episode: Theory Books Mathematics Course for Political and Social...

All Hail Our Robot Bartender Overlords

The gang chats about beer data, robot bartenders, and debates whether the webserver nginx rhymes with “engine” or private parts. Also Jonathon totally butchers a French guy’s name, and embarrasses himself. We also hear from Numa Dhamani and George Richardson...

Badasses Feel Like Imposters

This week Chris and Vidya talk about their own experiences with imposter syndrome, how it has affected them, and how they kick it in the butt. Download the episode Make a Difference We started a community for data people who...

Data Science On The Silicon Beach

This week we talk to Maksim Percherskiy, Chief Data Officer for the city of San Diego about his work to make the city better through through data science. Download the episode Make a Difference We started a community for data...