Educate Yourself
By Ryan Carson, Londa Quisling, Tommy Morgan
About this podcast
Imagine you could call up a friend and say "Meet me at the cafe and give me the latest on the future of learning, higher ed and edtech." That's our aim with the Educate Yourself podcast. Brought to you by the team behind Treehouse, an online technology school with 75,000+ enrolled students.

Episodes (Total: 20 / Page: 1)
Aug. 7, 2017 · 00:42:24
Jason Fried, CEO at Basecamp, co-author of Getting Real, Remote, and REWORK thinks deeply about collaboration, productivity and the nature of work. Topics: Basecamp’s unique culture (and why it’s so effective), problem solving, issues with higher ed.
July 24, 2017 · 00:32:28
On his blog, Wait But Why, Tim Urban uses wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose to explain everything from procrastination to AI. He discusses popular posts, Elon Musk’s Neuralink, and its implications for education.
July 10, 2017 · 00:32:41
Jason Calacanis is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, podcaster and writer. Topics:  the value proposition of college, investment strategies (including using only your skills and work to gain equity), startup syndicates, and his book, Angel.
June 26, 2017 · 00:24:26
Ramsey Personality Rachel Cruze is a seasoned author and communicator, helping listeners learn ways to handle money and stay out of debt. She discusses how to apply her strategies to the changing landscape of higher education and employment.
June 12, 2017 · 00:30:58
Mr. Money Mustache is 41 yr. old retiree (ex-tech industry) who writes about how we can all live a frugal yet Badass life of leisure. Topics: student debt, the financial consequences of apprenticeship vs. college, and his goal of a car-free city.
May 29, 2017 · 00:41:03
Mike Lewis is the founder of When to Jump, a community dedicated to exploring the question: when is the right time to go do what you really want to be doing? He shares his story and tips on following your heart through incremental steps.
May 15, 2017 · 00:21:42
Financial Coach and best-selling author Chris Hogan joins us from Dave Ramsey’s Ramsey Solutions. Chris shares his expertise on financial planning for your education and in general, job upgrades, and getting out of debt.
May 1, 2017 · 00:22:56
David is the Chief Evangelist for Amazon’s Alexa and Echo. He elucidates their features and challenges, tips on creating Alexa Skills, and implications for the future of voice interaction with machines.
April 17, 2017 · 00:35:33
Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and Founder & CEO of MissionU, a revolutionary one-year program that gives students the skills and experience needed to launch a successful career in high growth growth industries, debt free.
April 3, 2017 · 00:24:17
Saron Yitbarek is a developer and founder of CodeNewbie, the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code. She shares its inspiring origin, tips on making time for learning, imposter syndrome, and the role of a 4 year degree.
March 20, 2017 · 00:28:59
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world-renowned business educator and coach. He discusses his new book, Triggers, shares common mistakes in work and personal life, and delivers simple but challenging ways to achieve long-term, positive behavioral change.
March 6, 2017 · 00:35:24
Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project and bestselling author of The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working. He shares methods for cultivating a healthy and productive workplace by respecting and encouraging multifaceted energy management.
Jan. 30, 2017 · 00:33:25
Baker Franke is the Curriculum Development Manager at code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science. Topics: Hour of Code, teaching coding to K-12, racial and gender diversity in CS, AP Curriculum.  
Jan. 16, 2017 · 00:38:22
Barbara Oakley is a Professor of Engineering, author, and co-creator of the world’s most popular online course, Learning How To Learn. Topics: learning tips, beginners eyes, impostor syndrome, MOOCs, focused vs. diffuse modes, and her new book Mindshift.
Jan. 2, 2017 · 00:43:44
We are joined by Rob High, IBM Fellow, Vice President, and CTO of IBM Watson, a cognitive computing platform. Topics include cognitive computing, deep learning, Watson and education, and developer opportunities via Watson as SaaS. Topics: IBM Watson, Cognitive Computing, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AI, Watson as SaaS.
Dec. 19, 2016 · 00:36:29
We are joined by Nir Eyal, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products. He breaks down the four aspects of habit, the difference between habit and routine, and how these principles can be applied to product design and education. Topics: Virtual Reality and Education, Future of Education, Habit-Forming Product … Continue reading #005: Nir Eyal →
Dec. 5, 2016 · 00:40:45
This week we talk with Robert Greene, author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery. He shares insights on finding your life’s task, mentorship, and the path to mastery. Topics: Mastery, Mentorship, Finding Your Life’s Task, EdTech news
Nov. 21, 2016 · 00:40:41
This week on Educate Yourself we talk with Peter C. Brown, one of the authors of the bestselling book Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. In this episode we discuss misconceptions about learning and effective learning styles. Topics: Misconceptions About Learning, The Testing Effect, Effective and Ineffective Practice, Learning Styles
Nov. 7, 2016 · 00:46:34
This week we invite Dr. Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan, Inc., to discuss Learning Engineers and measuring educational effectiveness. Saxberg has presented talks on education at TEDx, Microsoft’s CEO Summit, and the Education Datapalooza. Topics: General Assembly Outcome Report, Edtech Rapid Cycle Evaluation, Facebook and VR, Learning Engineering, Measuring Educational Effectiveness
Oct. 24, 2016
This week we invite Anya Kamenetz, lead digital education correspondent for NPR, to discuss the future of for-profit colleges and accreditation. Anya has been a senior writer at Fast Company and contributed to other major outlets like PBS, CNN, and Slate. Topics: College Scorecard, Canvas LMS, Alternative Model for Accreditation, ITT Tech Shut Down, Termination … Continue reading #001: Anya Kamenetz →