The Limit Does Not Exist

We talk with Kate Fehlhaber, neuroscientist, photographer, pianist, and science communicator, who just completed her PhD at UCLA. We discuss how Kate walks the tightrope between art and science, as well as the connection between her particular area of neuroscience research and photography. We also break down the bias of illusory superiority, the left brain-right brain myth and why it persists in pop culture, and the neuroscientist thinking of Proust.

00:58:18 2/27/2017

Past Episodes

It's a C&C episode and we're digging into two of our favorite topics: portfolio careers and financial advice for Human Venn Diagrams! Christina recently hired a financial adviser and she's sharing some of her best tips with us. We also talk about that viral Aziz Ansari interview and discuss whether or not a digital detox is a real possibility or a fanciful daydream.
01:17:00 8/14/2017
What do Broadway musicals and fintech startups have in common? Amy Nauiokas is here to tell us. Amy is Founder and President of Anthemis, a digital financial services investment and advisory firm, and Founder and Chair of Archer Gray, a media production, finance and investment company. We talk about the similarities between creative projects and startups, what kind of people Amy looks for when making an investment and how to combine solid data with gut instinct.
01:02:44 8/7/2017
Did you know that the genius behind one of the most inspiring accounts on Twitter is an architect-engineer-playwright-artist-comedian working on a PhD at MIT? It's true! Jonny Sun, known to his 400K+ followers on Twitter as Jomny Sun, shares some truly eye-opening advice like why it's freeing to be an outsider, what to do with all those great ideas you have and where to find your tribe.
01:08:04 7/31/2017
How do you squeeze machine learning, cognitive science, linguistics and delicious pastries into one episode? Listen on! Burr Settles, a computer scientist who leads the research group at Duolingo, shares how he uses machine learning to help people learn languages and make music. Tune in for career-changing advice, online collaboration tips and musical interludes!
01:00:10 7/24/2017
What happens when a fashion model develops a passion for biomedicine and vertical farming? Elettra Wiedemann, founder of the Impatient Foodie blog and author of its eponymous cookbook, is here to tell us. Elettra takes us on her unique path that includes founding a pop-up restaurant, jumping in as the Executive Food Editor at Refinery29 and strategically boosting her triathlon performance. Plus, some Human Venn Diagram wisdom from a psychic!
01:05:29 7/17/2017
What do you suck at? Or, more importantly, what do you let yourself suck at? We dive into some seriously awesome topics like why it's important to suck at something and the relevance of a liberal arts education (yes, even for techies!). Plus, business models for interdisciplinary careers and the very important question of, "What's keeping you?" That's right: it's a C&C episode covering all the things!
01:11:31 7/10/2017
"I really like your how" may be our new favorite compliment. We'll break down what it means with Kara DeFrias, a UX expert who has leveraged her background in theater production and instructional design to work everywhere from the Oscars to the White House. Kara fills us in on what it means to speak geek, why always saying "yes" is a great mantra and how to get in the room where it happens.
01:06:57 7/3/2017
In this very special episode, we bring you our KPCC live show from Los Angeles! We speak with the brilliant science writer Jennifer Ouellette about serendipity, cultivating openness and what makes us who we are. Plus jiu jitsu, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and so much more. Then we pass the mic to American Public Media's The Mash-Up Americans for a different take on identity... and mezcal!
01:13:37 6/26/2017
If you had the chance to go back to college and do it all over again, would you? And what would you do differently? For our 50th episode, we're deep-diving into a new approach to interdisciplinary education with Connecticut College president Katherine Bergeron. Listen and learn how you can adapt a framework of integration and connection to your own life, even if you're long past your co-ed days.
01:04:36 6/19/2017
How does a fascination with fruit flies become a feature film? Alexis Gambis, a French Venezuelan scientist turned filmmaker, tells us how. From studying the eye to the camera lens, editing genomes to editing film, Alexis is creating a new wave of science filmmaking and you're invited to jump onboard. Listen in for a trip around the world, a journey through time and a migration of butterflies. Yes, butterflies.
01:01:21 6/12/2017

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