Category: Episodes

Comic books, board games, and social science?

[Image: Detail from Theft: A History of Music] On The Measure of Everyday Life, we explore the full range of human expression and popular culture as it relates to social concerns. Recently, we saw where that openness can lead. One week, we sat down with Duke University Law School professors James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins to talk about their use…

On the origin and sharing of ideas: a three-part series

The Measure of Everyday Life team recently partnered with SwitchPoint to interview speakers from all over the world about how they generate, develop, and present ideas. We are airing a three-part series based on the interviews this month. You can find the first installment here: http://measureradio.libsyn.com/switchpoint-pt-1-conceiving-ideas. Parts two and three are here: http://measureradio.libsyn.com/switchpoint-pt-2-developing-an-idea and http://measureradio.libsyn.com/switchpoint-pt-3-delivery. Plus, we have an exciting array of episodes lined up for…

Making surveys more usable

The world of survey research has changed a lot in 100 years. On an upcoming episode of WNCU’s The Measure of Everyday Life, experts Jennifer Romano-Bergstrom of Instagram and Emily Geisen of RTI International will discuss their new book, Usability Testing for Survey Research, which offers a path forward for ensuring the usability of new survey techniques. Stay tuned for details!

Putting the Shoes On

Correspondent McCall Wells reflects on “Aging and Future Long-Term Care” episode and childhood memories with her dad to explore Americans’ capacity for empathy in the face of national strife. If it doesn’t affect you, is it a problem? Don’t worry, this isn’t a riddle that’ll leave you wondering whether or not the tree made a sound in your absence. Rather, my…

Fact and Fiction in Science Stories

By Marina Poole A first-person account of correspondent Marina Poole’s reaction to one of The Measure of Everyday Life radio show’s newest episodes, “Uncertainty in Science and Society.” When it comes to understanding science, it can be really important to get the details straight. But sometimes, for some people, trying to understand all those challenging facts can become, well, pretty…