Forward. Faster. | The Podcast

Welcome to our limited three-episode podcast series featuring former Dean JB Holston interviewing thought-leaders on hot topics in STEM education and the future of work.


Episode 3: How do they get the science right in movies? Production teams talk with the NSA's The Science and Entertainment Exchange to connect with top scientist and engineers to create engaging and accurate stories. During this episode Dean Holston talks with the NSA's Deputy Director of Communications, Ann Merchant, who works heads the Exchange and the efforts to bring science to our communities. Listen into a fun conversation about what it means to lay at the intersection of science and entertainment.



Episode 2: Are robots really going to take away jobs? Elisabeth Reynolds, Executive Director of MIT's Industrial Performance Center stops by the studio on the way back home from Brazil for a chat with Dean Holston. Dr. Reynolds's discusses her collaborative interdisciplinary work around the relationship between technology and work today, the future of work, and the digital divide.


Episode 1: Girls Scouts, the Obama administration, and computer science in public school. What do these three things have in common? The answer is the amazing Ruthe Farmer. Learn about how this communications specialist became an evangelist for bringing computer science to all. In this episode Dean JB Holston and Ruthe Farmer discuss her work, her passions, and how to bring Computer Science to public school classrooms.



Forward Faster is recorded at the Lamont School of Music Studios, University of Denver, original music and engineering by Holt Stairs.