Mythili Rao

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

Robots and Hollywood: Fact Vs. Fiction

Thursday, January 30, 2014

As scientists and technology companies begin developing robots and incorporating robotics technologies into our every day lives, will our Hollywood understanding ring true in reality?

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Synthetic Food Takes the Hassle Out of Eating

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What if you didn’t have to ever eat to get all the nutrition you need? This dream of never having to deal with the hassle of "food" is what inspired Rob Rhinehart to create a grayish,...

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A Literary Walkabout in Gary Shteyngart's Queens

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It was at the Solomon Schechter School of Queens that he first made his public debut as a writer. We do a walk and talk through some of his favorite neighborhood haunts.

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The Messy, Valuable World of Bitcoin

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today the New York Department of Financial Services begins its first of two days of hearings on digital currencies like Bitcoin. Charlie Herman, economics editor for WNYC, discusses h...

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How to Take the Plunge & Do What You Love

Monday, January 27, 2014

Last week, we discussed this piece of common advice given to young people: "Do what you love." It sounds very simple: Follow your passion, and the money will follow. But is that alway...

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Who Really Gets to Do What They Love?

Friday, January 24, 2014

It's become popular to insist that the key to a successful career is to simply "follow your bliss" straight into a profession that you're truly passionate about. For most people, is i...

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Syria's Peace Talks: A Complicated Patchwork

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Central to the Syrian peace talks is the question of how the international community should deal with President Bashar al-Assad, particularly as the evidence of war crimes continues t...

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A New Chapter for the Voting Rights Act?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced a new bill that takes up some of the issues identified in the Supreme Court’s June decision in Shelby Counter v. Holder. Joining The Ta...

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Money Addiction: How Much Is Enough?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wealth can be a tool for investment, for development and even for change. But wealth can also be an end in itself—becoming an addiction. That was the case for Sam Polk, a former hedge...

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Shunning Retirement for Start Ups

Monday, January 20, 2014

Older Americans are increasingly shunning retirement to start companies. Liz DiMarco Weinmann is 61-years-old and started Dare Force Corporation, which helps women over 40 to start ne...

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What Another Round of Sanctions Will Do to Iran

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

After seven weeks of negotiations, America's nuclear talks with Iran are reaching a critical phase. If all goes well, Iran will get $7 billion in sanctions relief in exchange for agre...

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Examining The Most Innovative Eras in U.S. History

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The idea of standardized service for electricity and for railroads, along with the notion of "a common carrier," was once something new—and rare. In the case of railroads, establishin...

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Iraq War Vets Reflect as Al Qaeda Rebounds

Monday, January 13, 2014

Al Qaeda flags now fly over Fallujah and Ramadi, two of the major conflict zones for American troops throughout the Iraq War. For U.S. veterans who fought in the region, that news is ...

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The Challenges of Depicting War on Film

Friday, January 10, 2014

One of the biggest challenges in American cinema has been bringing the stories of war to the civilian big screen. "Lone Survivor" is a new film by director Peter Berg  that attempts t...

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How Does Christie's Scandal Stack Up in NJ Politics?

Friday, January 10, 2014

In the annals of Jersey political history, in the myths and stories explored so well by the likes of Tony Soprano and Nucky Thompson,  how does the Chris Christie Administration compa...

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Is NJ Bridge Scandal Business As Usual?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

A series of traffic jams that took place over the summer in Fort Lee, NJ now appear to have implications for Gov. Chris Christie. Newly released emails show that after Fort Lee’s mayo...

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The Surprising Sounds Detected by a Nuclear Monitoring Network

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The International Monitoring System is the world’s first planetary surveillance network. The system has picked up everything from the sounds of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunam...

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How Olympic Figure Skaters Pick the Perfect Song

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The song that frames an Olympic figure skater's routine needs to have a variety of tempos. It needs to have emotional resonance and perhaps a little bit of edge. Most importantly, it ...

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Coding Literacy is The Way of the Future

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs in computer programming will grow by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020. Soon, we might all have to learn code—whether we want to or not. Manous...

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How to Prepare a Drone for Commercial Use

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Big news for the world of drones came late last month when the FAA announced that it was authorizing sites in 10 states to carry out drone aircraft testing. One of the sites where tes...

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