Monkey Mind

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

38 episodes of Monkey Mind since the first episode, which aired on April 18th, 2020.

  • Episode 006: Dependency Hell and Browser Wars

    May 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 32 mins
    cs50x, debugging, web development

    Grace is still obsessed with CS50x. We talk about development frameworks, rooting out bugs that are not your fault, and demonstrated skill as a professional calling card.

  • Episode 005: This is All About CS50x

    May 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 52 mins
    c programming, computer science, cs50x, online education

    Grace has a new obsession: Harvard's CS50x Introduction to Computer Science, so we talk about online education, and how to teach and learn online.

  • Episode 004: All Abstractions Are Wrong But Some Are Useful

    May 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins
    abstraction, computing, population genetics

    David and Grace talk about abstraction in statistics, computing, mathematics and a few other things besides.

  • Episode 003: Foods, Farms and Pets

    May 23rd, 2020  |  58 mins 41 secs
    farmed food, meat, pets, wet market

    David and Grace talk about the relationship between human beings and the rest of the animal kingdom.

  • Episode 002: On Data Formats and Speciation

    May 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins
    data formats, data wrangling, evolutionary biology

    We talk about remote audiovisual production, wrangling data, and genealogy in evolutionary biology.

  • Episode 001: From Bad Wi-Fi to Bad Science

    April 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins

    David is serving his Stay-Home Notice at a hotel with bad wi-fi. We talk a little bit about the state of Covid-19 in Singapore on 28 March (ahh, such innocent times), how science gets done, and what happens when science is done badly.

    Recorded on 28 March 2020.