Before the pandemic, With a Side of Knowledge was the show that invited scholars, makers, and professionals out to brunch for informal conversations about their work, and we look forward to being that show again one day. But for now, we’re recording remotely to maintain physical distancing. New episodes are released every other Thursday and are about 30 minutes long.

We also host a monthly live event series called Research Uncorked at Ironhand Winebar in South Bend—except for right now, when we’re doing that virtually, too. Just like the podcast, each event features an informal interview with a leading scholar or scientist.

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  • Holden Thorp’s Jazz for Beginners

    In episode 4.13, Holden Thorp, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals and a huge fan of jazz, shared some recommended listening for beginners. We turned that into a Spotify playlist.

  • Video: “The Promise and the Peril of Facial Recognition”

    For the season finale of our Research Uncorked live events, we talked with Kevin Bowyer, Schubmehl-Prein Family Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Notre Dame, about what facial recognition can do—and, just as importantly, what it shouldn’t.

  • From the Archives

    Episode 4.3: On HQ Trivia, the Attention Economy, and Our Digital Selves—Alyssa Bereznak, The Ringer