Today we have an incredible 12 episode series on ISIS, a deep dive into machine learning, an NFL offseason update, and overviews of two new books.
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- Caliphate: This is a 12 episode series that follows Rukmini Calimachi, who covers terrorism for the NY Times, as she investigates ISIS. She tracks down and interviews former members of ISIS who escaped and now live in Canada, members who are in prison, goes to the Middle East to find left-behind documents and hard drives from ISIS hideouts, and interviews girls who were captured and sold up to nine times and eventually captures the moment they are reunited with their families in refugee camps. It is a deep and incredible series. iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | Website Link
- The Meb Faber Show: #112 Peter Ricchiuti — “You’re Better Off Investing When Things Look Miserable.” Peter teaches at Tulane and runs the Burkenroad Reports program, where he helps students produce research reports and invest in smaller companies. He talks about taking a long term view, the importance of management and how they’re incentivized, and the inequality of wealth in the US. [July 11, 2018–1 hour, 2 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | Website Link
- Flirting with Models: John Albert-The Man in the Machine (Learning). The episode is a must listen for anyone interested in machine learning. They talk about how it can be used to improve upon human decision making [i.e. autonomous vehicles and replacing radiologists] and how machine learning has has impacted John’s value-based approach. [July 8, 2018–50 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | Website Link
- Masters in Business: Dave Butler Discusses Finance and Basketball. Guest Dave Butler talks about being drafted by the Celtics, changing careers from playing professional basketball overseas to eventually become Dimensional’s co-CEO and head of global financial advisor services. The episode is definitely more geared to financial advisors. [July 13, 2018–1 hour, 13 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | Website Link
- The Bill Simmons Podcast: Dominant Warriors, Five Lebrons, Soccer Trolls, MLB Struggles, and Chappaquiddick, with Chuck Klosterman. Simmons and Klosterman go through a ton of topics (see title)…fast forward through any you aren’t interested in. [July 11, 2018–1 hour, 58 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | SoundCloud | Website Link
- The Bill Simmons Podcast: The NFL’s Offseason Hibernation. I only listened to the first 43 minutes with Robert Mays - for anyone who’s counting down to the start of the NFL season (8 weeks from today), this is for you. [July 13, 2018–1 hour 28 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | SoundCloud | Website Link
- Planet Money: #427: Lebron James is Still Underpaid. This was originally done after “The Decision” but is updated now that Lebron signed with the Lakers. [July 11, 2018–35 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | Website Link
- Planet Money: #700: Peanuts and Cracker Jack. Another quick and fun episode that runs through how concessions and vending work at MLB games. [July 3, 2018 — 25 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | Website Link
- Too Embarrassed To Ask: How do you get over burnout? Ask Kobe Bryant for help. I used to watch SportsCenter every morning to catch up on sports highlights or what happened the night before — now I just go on Instagram and see what’s been posted on @houseofhighlights. I had no idea the account was created by a now 24 year old, who has accumulated almost 10 million followers and sold the account to Bleacher Report. Really cool episode. [July 13, 2018–45 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | SoundCloud | Website Link
- a16z: On Mentors and Mentees. The episode talks about how the mentor/mentee relationship needs to be a two-way street, how you need to network until you find a mentor that clicks, and a question every mentor needs to end a conversation they’re having with their mentee. [July 13, 2018–33 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | SoundCloud | Website Link
- Game Changers with Molly Fletcher: Daniel Coyle on the Secrets of Highly Successful Teams. Coyle talks about his new book, The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups. He shares snippets about Greg Popovich and the Spurs, Navy Seals, and Pixar, and why you should never hire for “culture fit.” [July 12, 2018–45 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | Website Link
- This American Life: 560: Abdi and the Golden Ticket. This is an amazing story of a man who won the lottery (literally) to get a green card, and then had to jump through obstacles and risk his life to complete his application. [July 17, 2018–1 hour, 3 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | SoundCloud | Website Link
- Success Talks: Daniel Pink on Why Time of Day Matters. Pink talks about his new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. He touches on different possible chronotypes and how the effects what time of day we should do analytical or creative work, how to use starting, midpoints, and endpoints when working, and why you should always give bad news before good news. [January 11, 2018–42 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | Website Link
- The Science of Success: Why The Science of Trait Psychology May Just Predict Everything in Your Life with Dr. Brian R. Little. The professor goes over the Big Five Personality Test (click here to take it yourself) and how each plays a role in who we are and how we work best by ourselves and with others. [July 12, 2018–54 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Stitcher | Website Link