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Podcasts by BCG

Reflecting the depth and diversity of the firm’s expertise, BCG’s podcasts dive into lively conversations that cover today’s trending topics.

The So What from BCG

In this series, award-winning journalist Georgie Frost interviews the leading thinkers and doers at BCG on the trends, developments, and ideas that will shape and disrupt the future. Topics range from global warming, COVID-19, business resilience, and social inequity to the influence of digital technology on everything.

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Me, Myself, and AI

This series from BCG and MIT Sloan Management Review connects with business leaders who have achieved big wins with their AI initiatives and—through straightforward, engaging conversation—finds out how they’ve done it.

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Authoring Creativity With AI: Researcher Patrick Hebron

Patrick Hebron, author of Machine Learning for Designers, has led technology product development teams at Adobe and Nvidia Omniverse. He describes some of the technical challenges in building generative AI solutions for creative pursuits, as well as their vast potential.

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If 10% of the World Were Developers: GitHub’s Mario Rodriguez

Mario Rodriguez, senior vice president of product at GitHub, explains how the company’s AI assistant, GitHub Copilot, keeps developers engaged in their work as they develop software solutions with the help of artificial intelligence.

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AI Hype and Skepticism: Economist Paul Romer

Paul Romer, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and director of Boston College’s Center for the Economics of Ideas, debunks some myths about the hype around AI and predicts that the most promising future for the technology is in education.

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Lights, AI, Action: Wonder Dynamics’ Tye Sheridan

Tye Sheridan, a Hollywood actor and cofounder of Wonder Dynamics, describes the AI-driven visual effects software his company has designed for film creators and animators and talks about fostering creativity in collaboration with technology.

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Thinkers and Ideas

This podcast from the BCG Henderson Institute (BHI) unearths inspiring and thought-provoking insights from leading thinkers about influential ideas on business, technology, economics, and science. Martin Reeves, chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, and Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, global chief economist of BCG, host the series.

Climate Vision 2050

BCG's most imaginative podcast yet is set in the year 2050, yet it is not a work of fantasy. We're exploring how the world radically reduced carbon emissions and saved itself from climate change catastrophe. Immerse yourself in the climate action journey that makes this net-zero world possible.

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Green is the New Black

Clothing recycling along with second-hand and rental markets have significantly decreased waste in the fashion industry. Today in 2050, every garment tells a story. This transparency about an item’s provenance empowers consumers to make responsible choices. At Tokyo Fashion Week, model Emiko Ikeda must decide if they should take a stand against unethical clothing manufacturing.

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The Mangrove Manifesto

In 2050, mangrove forests are thriving across Southeast Asia’s shorelines, protecting coastal communities from flooding and erosion. The region is a world leader in nature-based solutions to climate challenges. Environmental scientist Danilo Manolo travels through a protected mangrove forest in a national park in Malaysia to halt an illegal logging operation.

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From Future to Fork

Controlled-environment agriculture allows farmers to grow fruits and vegetables indoors all over the world and even on Mars. Vertical farms are interwoven into the fabric of our cities, and produce is grown in greenhouses in less densely populated areas. Farmer Louisette Thibault must contain a pest outbreak at indoor farming facilities in and around Montreal, Canada.

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American Metamorphosis

Is the US a country in flux? Emmy-nominated journalist Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani digs into America’s most complex challenges in this podcast from BCG and Atlantic Re:Think. Through deep storytelling, episodes explore transformative insights and ways to repair our country’s cracks.

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Transform to Perform

We hear from an Olympic marathon runner and a former fMRI brain researcher about how to stay composed under pressure, and learn how these insights can be applied to the energy sector as it strives to meet the demands of a greener future.

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In Her Ellement

Digital expert Suchi Srinivasan and product designer Corin Lines, both from BCG, talk to the women at the vanguard of technology in business, art, education, and more. How did these leaders get where they are, and what made them realize they had arrived—that they were in their element?

Being Courageous with Element Bioscience’s Molly He

Many expert women decide to take the plunge into entrepreneurship - but what are the realities of this decision? For today’s guest, Molly He, CEO and co-founder of Element Biosciences, it was never her dream, but something she saw as a means of pushing the groundbreaking scientific work she was doing forward. Molly grew up in an economically disadvantaged village in rural China. She studied hard while at the same time developing her skills as a professional sprinter. At the end of high school, she decided to take a leap of faith and move to the US. In retrospect, Molly acknowledges that this was a courageous thing to do and that she used this courage and optimism throughout her career.

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Introducing Fintech Files from BCG Platinion

This week on In Her Element, we're bringing you Fintech Files, a podcast from BCG Platinion. A show where we delve deep into the dynamic landscape of Fintech, NeoBanks, and the Digital Banking world, sparking insightful conversations with industry disruptors from around the globe. In this episode, we ask the question: “How many globally lack access to banking?” Astonishingly, one in three. In this insightful conversation, Vera Futorjanski, former Head of Communications at Rocket Internet and founding member of Dubai Future Accelerators, shares her journey. Emphasizing the transformative role of technology, she explores challenges and strategies to enhance accessibility and diversity in finance through education and innovation.

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Data and Impact with Starbucks Coffee Company’s Emily Miner

Leadership puts you in the spotlight. Others will scrutinize everything you do, and you must challenge yourself to remain honest and authentic throughout. This is something that today’s guest, Emily Miner, learned by trial and error. Emily is Vice President of Partner Science and Business Operations at Starbucks Coffee Company. She started her career in the academic world as an anthropologist. However, an early career experience switched her on to the idea of large data sets being a force for great impact in the world.

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Flexibility in Tech with Juniper Network's Sharon Mandell

A career in technology isn’t usually associated with flexibility. But Sharon Mandell, CIO of Juniper Networks has managed to carve out an incredible career that has allowed her to also spend time with her family. But how did she do this? Sharon almost became a professional ballet dancer but switched suddenly to a degree in computer science. Her father might not have been happy, but it was the start of a career that took her across several high-profile organizations and roles. Her advice to anyone looking to work with AI is that you should never be afraid to ask questions.

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