I interviewed 50+ authors, edited the interviews down to 5-8 minutes and published them online as mp3 files on my BOOKPOD website (now sunset).

T. Coraghessan Boyle. Wild Child LISTEN

Jonathan Brent. The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe LISTEN

Randi Davenport. The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes LISTEN

David FreelandAutomats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure LISTEN

Susan Jane Gilman. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven LISTEN

Philip GourevitchWe Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families LISTEN

William Grimes. Appetite City LISTEN

Adam Hochschild. King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa LISTEN

Tom Hudgens. The Commonsense Kitchen: 500 Recipes + Lessons for a Hand-Crafted Life LISTEN

David I. KertzerAmalia’s Tale: A Poor Peasant, an Ambitious Attorney, and a Fight for Justice LISTEN

Suzanne Jill Levine. On Writing by Jorge Luis Borges LISTEN

Phillip Lopate. Family is a Big Deal to Me LISTEN

Julie SalamonThe Devil’s Candy: The Anatomy Of A Hollywood Fiasco LISTEN

Alexander StilleBenevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism LISTEN

Terry Teachout. City Limits LISTEN

Peter Wortsman. Travel is Instant Fiction LISTEN

 

  • INSIDE IBM RESEARCH

Interviews with notable IBM computer scientists. I am the host, interviewer and mp3 editor of this ongoing series.

Guillermo Cecchi. Using an Algorithm to Predict Schizophrenia LISTEN

Saska Mojsilovic. Will Crowdsourcing Stem the Ebola Outbreak? LISTEN

Kush Varshney. Volunteers and Algorithms Deliver Funds LISTEN

Fadi Gebara. Keeping Data in the Neighborhood LISTEN

Ron Fagin. A Career in Uniting Theory and Practice LISTEN

Sigi Karg. Using Nanotech and the Human Body to Power Gadgets LISTEN

Guillermo Cecchi. Using an Algorithm to Predict Schizophrenia LISTEN

More episodes on Inside IBM Research [Soundcloud]

 

  • CELEBRATE SOFTWARE RESEARCH AT WATSON

Sam Adams. The Future is Multicore LISTEN

Grady Booch. There is Joy in Software LISTEN

Joel Branch. How Can We Solve Transaction Problems? LISTEN

Dan Coffman. Who In the World Are You? LISTEN

Jason Ellis. Playing Games Can Further Your Career LISTEN

Jonathan Feinberg. Can I Have a Wordle With you? LISTEN

Joan DiMicco & Werner Geyer. Beehive: Bringing Social Networking Into the Enterprise LISTEN

 

  • COMPUTER SCIENCE SPOTLIGHT

Vijay Saraswat. X10: Creating the Next High Computing Programming Language LISTEN

Clay Williams. How Do Enterprises Govern Their Software Development Activities? LISTEN

 

  • OPEN COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

Peter Gregor. Can We Make Software For Older Workers? LISTEN

 

  • PEOPLE IN TRANSITION

IBM employee. I’m Getting Healthier. You Can Too. LISTEN

IBM employee. That’s It. I’m Losing Weight LISTEN

Michael King. The Future of Education LISTEN

 

  • PODIUM

Wendy Hall. Is the Web Here to Stay? LISTEN

Phillip Oliver. Blitz Games: Everybody Has to Start Somewhere LISTEN

 

  • SELLING INNOVATION

Paul Grundy, M.D. The Future of Healthcare LISTEN

 

  • TECHWISE CONVERSATIONS [Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers]

Conversations with notable electrical engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, economists, attorneys, entrepreneurs and others about the role of technology in society. As audio podcast producer, I identified interview subjects and did the “pre-interview” with them. Among the hundreds of episodes I produced:

Erin Westgate. Electric Shocks Preferred to Thinking (Especially by Men)

Eric Brynjolfsson. The Second Machine Age: Avoiding the Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

John Bergmayer. Is the End of Net Neutrality Near?

Frank Fischer. NeuroPace: Controlling Epilepsy With a Brain Implant

Edgar Lobaton. Cyborg Cockroaches to the Rescue

Ajay Bhatt. Intel’s Rock-Star Inventor

Jaron Lanier. We’re Being Enslaved by Free Information

Jim Osborn. Your Dad’s Next Nurse Might Be a Robot

James Wayman. Will Face Recognition Ever Capture Criminals?

Chris Wiggins. Is Data Science Your Next Career?

Anthony Goldbloom. Data Science Is Now a Job Market Based Entirely on Merit

Adam Candeub. Marriage By Skype

Will [Wenmiao] Shu. A 3-D Printer for Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Nickolas “Dan” Macchiarella. Going Back to School for Drone Pilot Training

John Sullivan. Telecommuting and Yahoo’s Desperate Need for Innovation

Mike Zimmerman. With Better Software, Office Buildings Can Cut Energy Use by 30 Percent

Philippe Dubost. The Most Popular Resume in the World

Trevor Pinch. Can You Trust an Amazon Review?

Maureen Sullivan. Do Libraries Have a Future?

The Techwise Conversations series has been sunset, but IEEE still hosts the episodes on its website.

 

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