Brian Lehrer's Podcast About "Parks and Recreation"

Parks & Recap: Super Rad Algorithm

Jan. 29, 2015

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

In this week's episode of NBC's Parks & Recreation, Leslie Knopes tackles data mining in the year 2017. A company that's relocating their headquarters to Pawnee, Gryzzl, is like a Facebook-Google-Amazon hybrid and it's using search history and other tools to spy on users. 

NPR's Linda Holmes joins us for this weekly chat about the final season of the series, known for finding humor in policy wonkiness. Holmes is host of NPR's entertainment and pop culture blog, Monkey See

And Amy Webb, founder of the Webbmedia consulting group and the data columnist for Slate, offers context on data-mining.

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