True Stories

‘Flashback’ Lecture Notes: The Mysterious Disappearance That Helped Give Rise to Hollywood

This week's episode of the chart-topping 'Flashback' podcast explores the disappearance of French inventor Augustin Le Prince.
True Stories

'Flashback' Episode Ten: How a French Inventor’s Mysterious Disappearance Launched Hollywood

Louis Le Prince was set to announce his invention of the motion picture camera years before Thomas Edison — until he vanished without a trace on his way to New York.
The New + the Next

Playing Catch-Up With Conservatives: Can Startup Energy Help Democrats?

A healthy startup environment may be giving Democrats a leg up for 2020 … if these firms don’t sell out before then.

The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
True Stories

The Hockey Game That Changed Aviation History

The story of manned flight began on a frozen pond in Dayton, Ohio, in 1886.
The New + the Next

Can At-Home Brain Stimulation Really Treat Depression?

Companies are increasingly peddling personal brain-stimulating devices, but there’s little evidence yet that they work.
The New + the Next

Universities Drive Lifesaving Research, But Industry Has Monopolized Patents

Industry is buying control rather than funding research, which means a world of pain may result.
Around the World

This Simple Tap Could Save Thousands of Lives in the Next Disaster

This fresh approach to water filtration removes bacteria and germs without electricity or chemicals.
Around the World

For Ambulances That Can Track You Down to 10 Inches, Come to West Africa

One of the world’s poorest regions is emerging as an unlikely hotbed of innovation for transforming emergency care.
True Stories

When Microsoft's Paul Allen Spoke, I Listened. Right Before I Fell Asleep

Twenty-plus-hour workdays might be fine for tech big brains, but for mere mortals? It’s sleepytime in the trenches.

The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
Around the World

India's Innovators Bet the Farm to Eliminate $30 Billion Agri-Waste Danger

The world’s sixth-largest economy loses the size of Nepal’s GDP each year to waste-related pollution.
Around the World

How China Is Mastering Computer Chips

China is buying foreign semiconductor firms to develop expertise in manufacturing computer chips.

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