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Matrix Podcast

The Matrix Podcast features interviews with social scientists from across the University of California, Berkeley campus. Hosted by Professor Michael Watts, the podcast is produced by UC Berkeley's Soc... Read more

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Ranked #1

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Floods and Equity: A Panel Discussion

Floods and Equity: A Panel Discussion

Floods are the most destructive natural hazard, both at the national and international scale, and they disproportionatel... Read more

25 May 2022

1hr 18mins

Ranked #2

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Matrix on Point: One Million COVID Deaths

Matrix on Point: One Million COVID Deaths

As we pass the grim milestone of one million deaths in the United States, taking stock of the personal and collective co... Read more

18 May 2022

1hr 18mins

Ranked #3

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Matrix on Point: Organize! Power and Collective Action

Matrix on Point: Organize! Power and Collective Action

What can we learn from historical and contemporary cases about building organizations that engage, mobilize, and manage ... Read more

9 May 2022

1hr 20mins

Ranked #4

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Engineering Vulnerability: In Pursuit of Climate Adaptation

Engineering Vulnerability: In Pursuit of Climate Adaptation

Recorded on April 22, 2022, this “Author Meets Critics” panel focused on the book Engineering Vulnerability: In Pursuit ... Read more

3 May 2022

1hr 9mins

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Digital Transformations in Global Land, Housing, and Property

Digital Transformations in Global Land, Housing, and Property

Recorded on April 27, 2022, this panel discussion brought together members of the UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix Rese... Read more

3 May 2022

1hr 22mins

Ranked #6

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The Future of Money: Mobile Money, Social Media, and Cashless Economies

The Future of Money: Mobile Money, Social Media, and Cashless Economies

How does the shift away from cash economies affect relationships of debt and belonging? Through studying forms of cashle... Read more

16 Apr 2022

1hr 15mins

Ranked #7

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The Social and Economic Impacts of Wildfires

The Social and Economic Impacts of Wildfires

Wildfires have grown dramatically over the last five years, both as a result of a century of fire suppression as well as... Read more

11 Apr 2022

1hr 8mins

Ranked #8

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Cryptography and the Future of Money

Cryptography and the Future of Money

Recorded on March 2, 2022, this "Matrix on Point" panel featured presentations by Markus K. Brunnermeier, Edwards S. San... Read more

4 Apr 2022

1hr 26mins

Ranked #9

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Matrix on Point: The War in Ukraine and Its Consequences

Matrix on Point: The War in Ukraine and Its Consequences

In this Matrix on Point event, recorded on March 15, 2022, a panel of UC Berkeley scholars discussed the Ukraine-Russia ... Read more

3 Apr 2022

1hr 22mins

Ranked #10

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What happened to the week? Interview with David Henkin

What happened to the week? Interview with David Henkin

In this episode of the Matrix Podcast, Julia Sizek interviews David M. Henkin, the Margaret Byrne Professor of History a... Read more

30 Mar 2022

39mins

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