By Ryan Carson
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Imagine you could call up a friend and say "Meet me at the cafe and give me the latest on the future of learning, higher ed and edtech." That's our aim with the Educate Yourself podcast. Brought to you by the team behind Treehouse, an online technology school with 75,000+ enrolled students.
||Clean#034 Irene Au||Operating partner at Khosla Ventures, Yoga Teacher||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#033 Christina Sass||President of Andela - "The startup that's harder to get into than Harvard".||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#032 Sadie Lincoln||Barre3 founder and whole-health fitness entrepreneur||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#031 Dan Heath||The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#030 Timirah James||from singer to self-taught iOS Engineer||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#029 Chris Guillebeau||New York Times bestselling author and modern-day explorer||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#028 Deborah Quazzo||Leading investor in the learning and technology sector||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#027 Deepa Subramaniam||An inspiring career path||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#026 Tim O'Reilly||WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#025 Van Jones||social entrepreneur, author, CNN political contributor and host||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#024 Wayne Sutton||Co-founder of Change Catalyst||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#023 Ryan Singer||Ryan Singer, Head of Strategy at Basecamp, shares insights on product design (especially how to efficiently get from abstraction to what customers actually need while avoiding bloat), resource allocation, and the value of apprenticeship.||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#022 Jordan Harbinger||Jordan Harbinger, co-founder of The Art of Charm, is an entrepreneur, talk show host and world-renowned social dynamics expert. He shares powerful self-development tips on body language, communication, and even his personal calendar strategy.||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#021 Anil Dash||Anil Dash, CEO of Fog Creek, is an entrepreneur, activist and advocate for a more humane, inclusive and ethical technology industry. Topics: diversity, inclusion and Glitch, the friendly new community that helps anyone make the app of their dreams.||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#020 Jason Fried||Jason Fried, CEO at Basecamp, co-author of Getting Real, Remote, and REWORK thinks deeply about collaboration, productivity and the nature of work. Topics: Basecamp’s unique culture (and why it’s so effective), problem solving, issues with higher ed||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#019 Tim Urban||On his blog, Wait But Why, Tim Urban uses wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose to explain everything from procrastination to AI. He discusses popular posts, Elon Musk’s Neuralink, and its implications for education.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#018 Jason Calacanis||Jason Calacanis is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, podcaster and writer. Topics: the value proposition of college, investment strategies (including using only your skills and work to gain equity), startup syndicates, and his book, Angel.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#017 Rachel Cruze||Ramsey Personality Rachel Cruze is a seasoned author and communicator, helping listeners learn ways to handle money and stay out of debt. She discusses how to apply her strategies to the changing landscape of higher education and employment.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#016 Mr. Money Mustache||Mr. Money Mustache is 41 yr. old retiree (ex-tech industry) who writes about how we can all live a frugal yet Badass life of leisure. Topics: student debt, the financial consequences of apprenticeship vs. college, and his goal of a car-free city.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#015 Mike Lewis||Mike Lewis is the founder of When to Jump, a community dedicated to exploring the question: when is the right time to go do what you really want to be doing? He shares his story and tips on following your heart through incremental steps.||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#014 Chris Hogan||Financial Coach and best-selling author Chris Hogan joins us from Dave Ramsey’s Ramsey Solutions. Chris shares his expertise on financial planning for your education and in general, job upgrades, and getting out of debt.||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#013 David Isbitski||David is the Chief Evangelist for Amazon’s Alexa and Echo. He elucidates their features and challenges, tips on creating Alexa Skills, and implications for the future of voice interaction with machines.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#012 Adam Braun||Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and Founder & CEO of MissionU, a revolutionary one-year program that gives students the skills and experience needed to launch a successful career in high growth industries, debt free.||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#011: Saron Yitbarek||Saron Yitbarek is a developer and founder of CodeNewbie, the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code. She shares its inspiring origin, tips on making time for learning, imposter syndrome, and the role of a 4 year degree.||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#010: Dr. Marshall Goldsmith||Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world-renowned business educator and coach. He discusses his new book, Triggers, shares common mistakes in work and personal life, and delivers simple but challenging ways to achieve long-term, positive behavioral change.||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#009: Tony Schwartz||Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project and bestselling author of The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working. He shares methods for cultivating a healthy and productive workplace by respecting and encouraging multifaceted energy manageme||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#008: Baker Franke||Baker Franke is the Curriculum Development Manager at code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science. Topics: Hour of Code, teaching coding to K-12, racial and gender diversity in CS, AP Curriculum.||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#007: Barbara Oakley||Barbara Oakley is a Professor of Engineering, author, and co-creator of the world’s most popular online course, Learning How To Learn. Topics: learning tips, beginners eyes, impostor syndrome, MOOCs, focused vs. diffuse modes, and her new book Mindshi||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#006: Rob High||We are joined by Rob High, IBM Fellow, Vice President, and CTO of IBM Watson, a cognitive computing platform. Topics include cognitive computing, deep learning, Watson and education, and developer opportunities via Watson as SaaS. Topics: IBM Watson,||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#005: Nir Eyal||We are joined by Nir Eyal, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products. He breaks down the four aspects of habit, the difference between habit and routine, and how these principles can be applied to product des.||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#004: Robert Greene||This week we talk with Robert Greene, author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery. He shares insights on finding your life’s task, mentorship,||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#003: Peter C. Brown||This week on Educate Yourself we talk with Peter C. Brown, one of the authors of the bestselling book Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. In this episode we discuss misconceptions about learning and effective learning styles.||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#002: Dr. Bror Saxberg||This week we invite Dr. Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan, Inc., to discuss Learning Engineers and measuring educational effectiveness. Saxberg has presented talks on education at TEDx, Microsoft’s CEO Summit,||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#001: Anya Kamenetz||This week we invite Anya Kamenetz, lead digital education correspondent for NPR, to discuss the future of for-profit colleges and accreditation. Anya has been a senior writer at Fast Company and contributed to other major outlets like PBS, CNN,||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Ryan and the team at Treehouse do an amazing job at selecting guest speakers for the podcast series that really resonate with the listeners in one way or another. The questions Ryan and the team ask are pointed and genuine. You can really tell that they are after something deeper and are staying true to their motto of Educate Yourself.
Awesome new show!
I listen to quite a few podcasts, and I wasn't looking for a new one. However, when I found out Ryan Carson had a show, I had to check it out. I've heard interviews with him before, and the guests he has on are awesome.
If you're looking for serious inspiration from people changing the world, check out number 12 with Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise and MissionU.
Ryan Carson has a destiny as the Carl Sagan of Computer Science
Few people are willing to question the marketing myths behind colleges as does Ryan Carson. Thanks for being on our side; we need an advocate for computer scientists as well as students in general. Colleges get away with specious financial exploitation with hardly any repercussions, all under the hopes that we as a country remain convinced that college are a social blessing no matter what the cost and we never learn about the risk-free courses available online in the form of OpenCourseWare, Open Educational Resources, MOOCs, and cheap online trade schools like Treehouse that partner with local public libraries to offer free subscriptions.
Ryan Carson is fortunately leveraging his social capital towards the monumental task of unprogramming kids of the brainwashing that "college is a necessity." We couldn't ask for a greater ally. My hope is that Ryan Carson can partner with PBS to create a public information campaign about the risks of college debt versus the obvious future where every job will require programming skills, which thanks to the technology revolution can be learned online for free. This podcast is a great example of what needs to be discussed, by whom, and for what ends. If Ryan Carson fulfills his destiny as the Carl Sagan of Computer Science, perhaps we can save students from student debt crisis sooner than later and move on from this depressing era of astronomic tuition costs for an otherwise obsolete good.