In this season's fourth episode, we sit down with Chris and Kelsey Wharton of the podcast Matrimoney, an exploration of all things marriage and finance. We talk with the Whartons about minimalism, budgeting, saving for the future, and prioritizing the right things with your money. It's a great conversation, and if you like it, you should find the Matrimoney podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts!
While we are off gallivanting in California, we thought you might enjoy this episode from the Vernacular archives! It's a conversation with ex-Googler Steffi Bryson, now working for Uber, about the internet age and the security and privacy issues it creates. We also talk about what it's like to work at Google. It's a great conversation we're pretty sure you don't want to miss!
In episode 2 of season 7, we interview Dr. William Hurlbut, a Stanford medical doctor and bioethicist, about the pros and cons of CRISPR-Cas9, a targeted DNA editing tool. He also tells us about his project with CRISPR pioneer and co-discoverer Jennifer Doudna to educate the public about CRISPR. To learn more about CRISPR, check out our archives (s4e8, s4e1, s1e8) as well as this Radiolab episode.
In the very first episode of season 7, we announce the launch of our new sports podcast 3rd String, hosted by Zac and Vernacular contributor Ishan Nath, and we bring long-time listener Nathan Seibt back on for a lightning round. We also discuss recent developments in the tech world and share what we are up to lately.
In the final episode of season six, we sit down with contributor Margaret Perry, General Manager of Kyirisan, to talk about food that we should be on the lookout for this time of year. Margaret and Sally celebrate the bounty of late summer produce, and Margaret shares with us some excellent reading suggestions on food and wine, including Short Stack Editions, the longform selections of Punch, and Marissa Ross' latest book, Wine. All the Time. Zac also voices profound disappointment at this year's solar eclipse while Margaret shares her much different experience watching it with friends, as Zac will do in all future eclipses.
In episode 9, we bring back "The Professor" (our contributor Will Brian) to chat with us about physicist Michio Kaku's book "Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives in the Year 2100." Will shares his own opinions and also responds to criticisms of the book. We cover everything from Elon Musk's concerns about artificial intelligence to the exciting potential of cold fusion. You don't need to be a budding scientist to find this conversation fascinating! Let us know your thoughts via Twitter or Instagram.
In episode 8, we talk with Chandler Ryd, filmmaker and proprietor of Ryd Films, about Christopher Nolan's latest film, Dunkirk. Chandler explains the mastery of storytelling throughout the film and dismisses the suggestion that Churchill is inappropriately absent from the movie. We also talk about Nolan's tendency to employ non-linear time in his films, and Chandler identifies some other must-sees of the summer for us, including Short Term 12, Glass Castle, and A Ghost Story. Check out more of Chandler's work at chandlerryd.com!