Russian Historian Laura Auk joins Player Piano to discuss the tragedy of Chernobyl. The discussion focuses on the tragedy through the lens of the HBO miniseries by the same name. More than 300,000 people were displaced, thousands died and many more had their lives irrevocably changed by the Nuclear meltdown at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine.  You...
Ed Collier, NASA Climate Data Scientist and @PelicansNBA fan joins Player Piano. We talked about basketball, his time interviewing for the Process-Era Sixers analytics department, and his work for NASA in climate and Data Science. Subscribe Below!
Here are @mrcrockpot’s top stories of the week, enjoy! Which news piece are you most excited about? Let us know! Monday, June 3rd Russo Bros are Moving to Netflix The Russo brothers next project will be a Magic: The Gathering animated series on Netflix. After seeing...
On Wednesday morning, Nintendo and GAME FREAK decided to grace us with about 15 minutes of information about the newest additions to the main Pokémon RPG franchise. First off, we were given a release date. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be released on the Nintendo Switch on November 15th, 2019.  The Pokémon Direct stream featured a roughly...
For the past 5 years, I’ve been attending the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. I started going back in 2014, when I was a senior at Boston College (and called color & play-by-play for the football and men’s basketball teams on WZBC student radio). Since then, I haven’t stopped going - and for good reason. The MIT...
Welcome, class. With the new Supreme Court law giving states the right to legalize sports betting, people can finally bet on sporting events without being in Las Vegas - something none of us could do before. Just kidding. Last year, it was estimated that illegal sports betting took a handle of $150 billion (yes, billion with a “B”), while Nevada...