Talking Machines

If you haven’t come across specialized, technical podcasts then Talking Machines is going to pleasantly surprise you. It is a show devoted to machine learning. Unlike podcasts such as Radiolab, which have a generic mission to make science accessible to the public, TM has a much more precise focus and assumes that you already have a basic background in the field. It manages to provide sophisticated overviews of different sub-fields in machine learning and never shies away from technical details. Its creators, Katherine Gorman and Ryan Adams (who’s a machine learning prof), are able to simplify concepts without dumbing them down. They’ve done an excellent job and I hope they continue to make this gem for a long time.