Mike and Brandon are reunited with Dan and it feels so good. We go deep on Facebook Watch and what Mark Zuckerberg has described as the "megatrend" towards video. We take a critical look as some of the initial programming ideas that have been released and we speculate on what Zuck and team have in store for us. Is Facebook Watch just the "tip of the Zuckerberg?" Tune in to find out.
Mike sits down with Rohit Bhargava, Best-Selling Author and founder of the Non-Obvious Company to discuss 2017 Trends and the process he uses to identify and curate trends. We dig into Fierce Femininity, Desperate Detox, and other new and emerging trends as we look ahead towards 2018 trend-spotting and beyond.
Mike and Brandon discuss the gig economy and its implication on learning and workforce readiness. Are you a casual earner, a free agent, a reluctant or a financially strapped? Listen in to find out. Getting giggy with it!
Brandon and Mike (and a picture of Dan) talk about the latest in edutainment. Does the retro-window and nostaglia of today look back at the best edutainment had to offer? Mike sings some of the hits from School House Rock.
Brandon and Mike sit down to talk about the great Game of Thrones season seven debut and how it relates to learning. This podcast is short and full of spoilers!
Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss a recent article on St John's University, from QZ.com, focused on how "The Program" teaches each student the same thing across their time on campus. Could it be the future of college education? Does it go too far in ignoring 21st century skills training?
Dan, Mike, and Brandon dive back into a favorite topic, the future. They discuss one of Elon Musk's latest business, Neuralink and the possibility of humans connecting with computers to help repair damaged bodies and more.
Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss their favorite pieces of information from the 2017 Meeker Report on internet trends. They focus on gaming but also discuss wearables, cell phones, & more.
Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss a recent New York Times op-ed by David Leonhardt. They discuss the dwindling funding available for Pell Grants and other ways for lower-income students to attend four year colleges and universities. They also talk through economic diversity on college campuses.