Data Myths

Data Myths
Uniting dataphiles and dataphobes one podcast at a time.

Tesla: 100 Years Too Early
Apr 2 • 47 min
Did you know wireless power was invented more than a century ago? Nikola Tesla was a man far ahead of his time. What were some of his contributions to our modern everyday lives? Why is he not known for all of his inventions? Join us on this episode of…
The Rapid Shift to a Remote Digital World
Mar 27 • 52 min
What has changed in business and technology due to the COVID-19 crisis? How can we use technology to evolve our businesses? How are we going to have to change in order to reemerge in a good place?
Talking Trash: The Data and Technology Behind Garbage
Feb 20 • 47 min
What is the future of trash? What do we do with it? How bad are single use plastic bags and are there better alternatives? How does technology and data fit into the trash equation? What are startups doing to alleviate the trash problems and are they being…
Raiders of the data archive: Is our legacy safe?
Feb 13 • 44 min
How do we archive digital content? Who decides what’s worth archiving? Where does it live and what is an internet archive? Can people use digital archives as evidence in a court of law? Does anyone know why Facebook hasn’t been archived since 2011?
Don’t Cross the Streams: A Closer Look at Streaming
Feb 6 • 46 min
Are all of these streaming services just channels in disguise? What happens when people pull the plug on cable? Does it really save them money? How has streaming evolved and where will it go next? Why did Brian get throttled by Netflix? What is Malinda…
CES 2020 Recap: Impossible Pork Strikes Back
Jan 28 • 42 min
What was Brian’s favorite take away from CES 2020? Whatever happened to Lora DiCarlo after CES 2019? Will parallel reality change the future of travel? Is it time to centralize your streaming services or is it time to simplify and go back to cable?
Is Hi-Fi Audio Dead in a Digital World?
Jun 12, 2019 • 44 min
Is high fidelity audio dead in our very digitally-centered world? Will convenience win over audio quality? What ever happened to those 50-pound speakers in everyone’s living room? Brian and Malinda dive into the world of audio to discuss its history,…
Romancing the Blockchain: Are We Ready?
Jun 5, 2019 • 45 min
How does blockchain technology work? What are the regulations in place today? Who is winning in the battle of bitcoin vs the bank? Join Brian and Malinda as they host Thomas Nägele and Alexis Esneault in a discussion about the different uses of…
Capturing Attention in a Busy World: Is it Possible?
May 29, 2019 • 46 min
We change screens 21 times an hour and see 10,000 brand messages a day. That’s a lot. Our attention is fractured, so how do companies reach their consumers in ways that are meaningful? Join Brian and Malinda as they discuss the challenges of digital and…
Clouds on the Horizon: To Cloud or Not to Cloud
May 22, 2019 • 45 min
Ever wonder what the cloud really is and how it was formed? Should companies utilize tools like AWS, or keep the cloud in-house? In this episode of Data Myths, Brian and Malinda discuss the history of cloud services and how we got where we are today.…
The Amazon Effect: Love to Hate It, or Hate to Love It?
May 15, 2019 • 44 min
How big is Amazon really? Does the definition of a traditional monopoly apply to companies like Amazon? This week’s episode dives into Amazon’s presence in a broad range of markets and how it could affect you, the consumer. Tune in as Brian and Malinda…
Welcome to the Age of Assets: Brokers vs. Owners
May 8, 2019 • 44 min
The days of “solving for access” are gone. Whether it’s a TV show, a vacation rental, or a vehicle, companies must always be improving upon their assets. Once thought to be disruptor brands, Airbnb and Netflix are feeling the heat from more traditional…
A Brief History of the Internet and Website Development: The Good, The Bad, and Everything In Between
May 1, 2019 • 45 min
Who doesn’t love a little history? This week, Brian and Malinda are treating listeners to a historic overview of the Internet and website design. Ready to reminisce about home row keys and early flash sites? Plug in and get ready—Data Myths is throwing it…
A Podcast about Podcasts
Apr 24, 2019 • 44 min
An entire episode dedicated to podcasts—what they are, what they can do for your business, and why you need to get a plan in place before you publish your first episode. In episode 13, hosts Brian and Malinda share the podcast tricks they’ve learned along…
The E-Commerce Equation: To Prime or Not To Prime—That is the Question
Apr 17, 2019 • 45 min
What is the state of e-commerce? This week’s episode dives deep into the world of e-commerce—where it’s been, where it’s headed, and what’s next for emerging e-commerce brands. Brian and Malinda discuss the buyer’s journey, why people buy, where people…
The Business of Gaming
Apr 10, 2019 • 45 min
Why are big data centers crucial to the gaming industry? What pushed AI, ML, and the GPU to the next level? Gamers - Thank you! Brian and Malinda explore the gaming industry and bring up the challenges game developers face in this market. Who will be the…
Shopify vs. Mailchimp - An E-Commerce Data Dispute
Apr 3, 2019 • 44 min
Have you heard about the most recent e-commerce breakup? Wondering if you should be team MailChimp or team Shopify? Brian and Malinda share what led to the split and what it means for the future. Learn who will be affected by the severed ties and what…
How to Win at Pitching: A SXSW Recap
Mar 27, 2019 • 44 min
Brian and Malinda share key insights on how to talk about your company to your audience and investors. What does it take for your company to get funding? What are VC’s looking for? Find out what needs to be added or removed from your pitch.
The Rise and Fall of Robots
Mar 6, 2019 • 45 min
Brian and Malinda host Jon Morgan, product manager at Google, to discuss all things robot-related. Is it enough to create robots with a main purpose of keeping people company or is it just a phase? Today, people are buying services, not robots.
Don’t Get Left Behind by The Network Effect
Feb 27, 2019 • 45 min
What does the hardware and software future look like? Is IoT sustainable? Brian and Malinda discuss the importance of creating risc processors to help reduce the burden on the network, define internal and external network effect, and what the barrier to…
Don’t Let Curation Kill Discovery
Feb 20, 2019 • 45 min
Does curation take over the world and discovery go away? Is there anything online that isn’t touched by curation? Brian and Malinda cover how we consume our news and whether or not discovery is truly dead.
When Does Facebook Lose Our trust?
Feb 13, 2019 • 48 min
When is it too late for people to start caring about data breaches? Is it already too late? Brian and Malinda discuss the importance of protecting people’s information and making sure that the information which is collected, is anonymous and used to…
Augment My Reality Please
Feb 6, 2019 • 52 min
How will augmented reality (AR) continue to change the world as we know it today? How will virtual reality fit in? Brian and Malinda explore the world of AR and discuss the positives and negatives of the Fyre Festival, Blippar, Pokémon Go, and digital…
Considering Autonomous Driving Things
Jan 27, 2019 • 53 min
Can machines have empathy? Are we ready for true autonomous driving? What happens when our technology fails us, or maybe more importantly, when we fail our technology? Brian and Malinda break down the five levels of autonomous driving and the…
I’d Like a PhD With a Side of AI
Jan 21, 2019 • 41 min
Where do liberal arts and artificial intelligence intersect? How transparent is AI? Will discovery be dead by 2020? Brian and Malinda discuss the problems that AI solves and the problems AI creates.
All Things CES 2019
Jan 17, 2019 • 54 min
What are the big new tech trends kicking off 2019? Will Brian and Malinda quit their jobs and become professional ESports gamers? Breaking down the good, the bad, and the scantily clad at CES 2019. Brian and Malinda recap the brands and trends that left…