21-13 Segment 2: Modern Adulthood

21-13 Segment 2: Modern Adulthood

Whatever age you are, there’s always certain pressures to hit life milestones by set periods. It can mean moving out, getting married, having a family or even retiring by a ‘normal’ age. We discuss why these external pressures shouldn’t feed into personal decisions and how today’s generations and the challenges they face greatly differ from those of their parents or grandparents.

21-12 Segment 1: Siri, Self-Driving Cars And Disinformation On Social Media: The Ups & Downs Of Artificial Intelligence

21-13 Segment 1: Siri, Self-Driving Cars and Disinformation on Social Media: The Ups & Downs of Artificial Intelligence

AI software is everywhere these days. It’s built into cars, tech, robotics and used in numerous fields from stock portfolio management to pharmaceuticals. But, what does the future of artificial intelligence hold as this technology expands? How will current problems be exacerbated? AI expert and New York Times journalist, Cade Metz joins Viewpoints this week.

Culture Crash 21-13: A Unique Oscar Year

Culture Crash 21-13: A Unique Oscar Year

This year’s awards season looks a bit different due to the pandemic stalling new releases. But, as those in showbiz say, the show must go on.

21-12 Segment 2: The Mental Toll of a Full Work Inbox

21-12 Segment 2: The Mental Toll of a Full Work Inbox

On average, its estimated that the typical worker receives one email every six minutes. This constant stream of emails and instant messages throughout the day continuously pulls people away from their main tasks and leads to workout burnout. And the pandemic – with more people working from home – has only made this worse. Computer science and communication expert, Cal Newport joins us this week to break down the main issues and possible solutions.

The Deadly Texas Freeze: Does It Point To Larger Problems?

21-12 Segment 1: The Deadly Texas Freeze: Does It Point To Larger Problems?

The wintry storm that crippled the entire state of Texas last month is estimated to cost 195 billion dollars in damages and has already been linked to dozens of deaths due to prolonged exposure of extreme cold. For several days, millions of Texans were left without heat in their homes, no running or clean water and food shortages. What factors fed into this statewide failure? Is this a weather pattern that will happen more frequently as the climate shifts?

Culture Crash 21-12: Does Wandavision Live Up To The Hype?

Culture Crash 21-12: Does Wandavision Live Up To The Hype?

WandaVision started off with a bang, differentiating itself from other shows. But what started off as an original and unique series quickly transformed into every other Marvel blockbuster. We discuss what went wrong.

Culture Crash 21-11: Are You Team “Harry Potter” Books Or Films?

Culture Crash 21-11: Are You Team “Harry Potter” Books or Films?

It’s been almost 25 years since the first Harry Potter book was released. Today, the wizarding franchise is worth billions of dollars and has extended out to movie spinoffs, themed amusement parks, merchandise and more. We delve into the magical world and what sets the books apart from the films.

21-10 Segment 2: Working Within The Oil Sector

The oil and gas industry employs millions of workers. In 2018, 6.7 million Americans worked within the traditional energy sector. Yet, when we often hear about the industry, it’s entangled in political and environmental news. Rarely does it look at the workers themselves and the challenging and physical barriers of the job. In 2013, Michael Patrick Smith moved from Brooklyn, New York to Williston, North Dakota to work as an oil swamper. He joins us this week on Viewpoints.

Culture Crash 21-10: The Many Documentaries On Demand

Culture Crash 21-10: The Many Documentaries On Demand

It seems like every day there’s a new documentary released on a streaming platform that hooks viewers. The content ranges from true crime, sports and many other subjects. But with this constant cycle of releases, is quantity or quality the real goal here?