Social Science

The Brian Lehrer Show

In What Do We Trust?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NPR's science correspondent Shankar Vedantam examines who or what we decide to trust - algorithms, humans or evidence?                       

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Is A Generation Anyway?

Monday, October 06, 2014

And who decides when they begin and end?

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Study Finds 14% of the City's Youth are Disconnected

Monday, November 04, 2013

A new study finds that more than 14 percent of the city's 16 to 24-year-olds are either unemployed, or not going to school.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Using Anthropology to Understand Consumers

Friday, February 22, 2013

Graeme Wood discusses how companies have started using social scientists to probe the deepest needs, fears, and desires of consumers. He’s joined by Min Lieskovsky, who specializes in ethnographic research. Graeme Wood’s article “Anthropology Inc.” is in the March 2013 issue of The Atlantic.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How We Line Up

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Benjamen Walker radio producer and host of "Too Much Information" on WFMU, discusses his BBC documentary "Waiting in Line in America," which explores the social science of lines and waiting.

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