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...

Aaron Swartz And The CFAA

As a chance of pace, we take a moment to talk about the tragedy of Aaron Swartz and the broad powers of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Download the episode Sources used in this episode: I committed Aaron Swartz’s...

Your Surveys Suck

This week we interview survey methodology expert Dr. Frauke Kreuter about how we can design better surveys and where people often fail. We promise that if you listen to this episode you will leave with tangible, applicable knowledge you didn’t...

Data Scraping Mini Episode

Holy crap a mini episode! Yes, it is true. This week, in addition to our regular episode, we are experimenting with a mini episode. These episodes will be personal stories from the hosts about their time on the front lines...

Frogger Is The New Killer Robot

This week the gang is back with another episode! This week Jonathon discusses the academic smackdown between Riza Berkin and Yannick Versley, Vidya discovers that AI can make AI and we are all doomed, and Chris talks about algorithmic accountability...

Robot Lawyers by Joshua Browder

We talked with Joshua Browder, the inventor of DoNotPay, an AI laywer that’s helped people get out of $5 million worth of wrongly-issued parking tickets. Josh has also applied his natural language technology to helping UK citizens in need of...