Algorithm: Can math help solve serial killings?


The prospect of using pattern-matching algorithms for detection is already part of public conversation, but mostly in the negative sense. Kuebrich makes a good case for how more sophisticated methods could help clear unsolved cases, which tend to disproportionately effect black communities. He also manages to shed some important light on the issue of untested rape kits.

Chameleon: High Rollers: BS and bravado in Sin City


If this podcast was turned into a movie, it would be a funny one; hapless bozos would abound launching get-rich-quick schemes and making ham-fisted attempts at money laundering. Yet, in reality, this is a shocking tale of mostly well-meaning idiots who get framed-up by the authorities as a dangerous criminal gang.