In Depth, Out Loud

A podcast from The Conversation UK
A selection of long form stories written by academic experts for The Conversation UK and read out loud for your listening pleasure.

Latest Episodes

Twenty years on from Deep Blue vs Kasparov: how a chess match started the big data revolution – podcast

Twenty years on from Deep Blue vs Kasparov: how a chess match started the big data revolution – podcast.

Twenty years ago, the world looked on in amazement as humanity’s best chess player was beaten by a computer for the first time. While Deep Blue’s victory over Garry Kasparov in New York in May 1997 may have made it seem that computers were learning to think like us, in fact it showed why it was better to be a machine. What followed was the realisation that we could put computers to work on changing…

1 Host: Mark Robert Anderson

A visit to Pyongyang: the Kim dynasty’s homage to Stalinism – podcast

In this first episode of The Conversation's new In Depth, Out Loud podcast, in which we read out a selection of long form stories, we take a visit to Pyongyang. As despotic personality cults go, Stalin's example still leads the pack. But North Korea's ruling family have taken it to a new extreme. Written by Colin Alexander and read by Michael Parker. You can read the text version of this article here…

1 Host: Colin Alexander

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