Treehouse NewsThe Educate Yourself Show


Ryan Carson
writes on August 14, 2017

The Educate Yourself Show is a bi-weekly series brought to you by the team behind Treehouse. Every 2 weeks, Treehouse CEO and founder Ryan Carson interviews top thought leaders as they dive into interesting ideas around technology and education. We thought this would be a great one-stop-shop to detail episode descriptions and all platforms where Educate Yourself is available to download. We will keep this post refreshed with the newest content.

You can download & subscribe on iTunes, Android, Google PlayStitcher, and more. Every episode is recorded live on our Facebook page so be sure to follow us to receive updates on when we go live.

#032 Sadie Lincoln

Beginning with her flagship barre3 studio in Portland, Oregon, Sadie created a unique style of whole-health fitness classes committed to mind and body results. Sadie shares the principles she’s used to create a sustainable, balanced company AND life, as well as tough lessons she’s learned along the way.

Topics: Fitness, health, inspiration

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#031 Dan Heath

Dan Heath, New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Change Academy, shares stories from his latest book, The Power of Moments. It explores why certain brief experiences can elevate and change us- and how to create such moments in life and work.

Topics: Inspiration, experiences, life changes

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#030 Timirah James

Timirah James is a technology evangelist, iOS engineer and singer. She explains her frustration with the CS program at her college, why she left despite being a top performer, and how she used online resources and grit to become a full time iOS engineer.

Topics: Technology, iOS, college education

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#029 Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau is a New York Times bestselling author and modern-day explorer. His newest book, Side Hustle, helps readers create a new source of income in 27 days. They dig into a few of his standout blog posts and the stories behind them.

Topics: Travel, adventure, entrepreneurship

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#028 Deborah Quazzo

Deborah Quazzo is the Founder of GSV Acceleration, a venture capital fund investing in great entrepreneurs and their companies in the learning and talent technology sector. She discusses the value and changing landscape of higher education.

Topics: Education, investments, entrepeneurs

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#027 Deepa Subramaniam

Deepa Subramaniam’s inspiring career includes lead Product roles at Kickstarter, Hillary for America, charity: water, and Adobe. She shares her story of taking changes, conquering doubts, active networking, and using tech to solve global problems.

Topics: Inspiration, networking, global issues

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#026 Tim O’Reilly

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. a media company that tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators. He discusses his new book, WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us.

Topics: Innovation

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#025 Van Jones

Van Jones is a social entrepreneur, activist, CNN political contributor and host. He shares details of his new book, and suggests ways we can work across party lines to get youth and underrepresented people into tech jobs.

Topics: jobs in tech, youth, under-representation

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#024 Wayne Sutton

Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Change Catalyst and its Tech Inclusion programs. Change Catalyst is dedicated to exploring innovative solutions to diversity and inclusion in tech.

Topics: benefits, practical steps to increase D&I.

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#023 Ryan Singer

Ryan Singer, Head of Strategy at Basecamp, shares insights on product design (especially how to efficiently get from abstraction to what customers actually need while avoiding bloat), resource allocation, and the value of apprenticeship.

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#022 Jordan Harbinger

Jordan Harbinger, host of the Jordan Harbinger Show, is an entrepreneur, talk show host and world-renowned social dynamics expert. He shares powerful self-development tips on body language, communication, and even his personal calendar strategy.

Listen to the episode here.

#021 Anil Dash

Anil Dash, CEO of Fog Creek, is an entrepreneur, activist and advocate for a more humane, inclusive and ethical technology industry.

Topics: diversity, inclusion and Glitch, the friendly new community that helps anyone make the app of their dreams.

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#020 Jason Fried

Jason Fried, CEO at Basecamp, co-author of Getting Real, Remote, and REWORK thinks deeply about collaboration, productivity and the nature of work.

Topics: Basecamp’s unique culture (and why it’s so effective), habits, efficiency, problem solving, issues with higher ed.

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#019 Tim Urban

On his blog, Wait But Why, Tim Urban uses wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose to explain everything from procrastination to AI.

Topics: Popular posts, machine learning, Elon Musk’s Neuralink, and its implications for education.

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#018 Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, podcaster and writer.

Topics:  the value proposition of college, investment strategies (including using only your skills and work to gain equity), startup syndicates, and his book, Angel.

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#017 Rachel Cruze

Ramsey Personality Rachel Cruze is a seasoned author and communicator, helping listeners learn ways to handle money and stay out of debt. She discusses how to apply her strategies to the changing landscape of higher education and employment.

Topics: Student debt, financial planning, college alternative

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#016 Mr. Money Mustache

Mr. Money Mustache is 41 yr. old retiree (ex-tech industry) who writes about how we can all live a frugal yet Badass life of leisure.

Topics: student debt, the financial consequences of apprenticeship vs. college, student debt, work/life balance, and his goal of a car-free city.

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#015 Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis is the founder of When to Jump, a community dedicated to exploring the question: when is the right time to go do what you really want to be doing? He shares his story and tips on following your heart through incremental steps.

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#014 Chris Hogan

Financial Coach and best-selling author Chris Hogan joins us from Dave Ramsey’s Ramsey Solutions.

Topics: financial planning for your education and in general, job upgrades, and getting out of debt.

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#013 David Isbitski

David is the Chief Evangelist for Amazon’s Alexa and Echo. He elucidates their features and challenges, tips on creating Alexa Skills, and implications for the future of voice interaction with machines.

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#012 Adam Braun

Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and Founder & CEO of MissionU, a revolutionary one-year program that gives students the skills and experience needed to launch a successful career in high growth industries, debt free.

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#011: Saron Yitbarek

Saron Yitbarek is a developer and founder of CodeNewbie, the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code. She shares its inspiring origin, tips on making time for learning, imposter syndrome, and the role of a 4 year degree.

Listen to the episode here.

#010: Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world-renowned business educator and coach. He discusses his new book, Triggers, shares common mistakes in work and personal life, and delivers simple but challenging ways to achieve long-term, positive behavioral change.

Listen to the episode here.

#009: Tony Schwartz

Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project and bestselling author of The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working. He shares methods for cultivating a healthy and productive workplace by respecting and encouraging multifaceted energy management.

Topics: workplace health, energy management

Listen to the episode here.

#008: Baker Franke

Baker Franke is the Curriculum Development Manager at, a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science.

Topics: Hour of Code, teaching coding to K-12, racial and gender diversity in CS, AP Curriculum.

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#007: Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley is a Professor of Engineering, author, and co-creator of the world’s most popular online course, Learning How To Learn. 

Topics: learning tips, beginners eyes, impostor syndrome, MOOCs, focused vs. diffuse modes, and her new book Mindshift.

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#006: Rob High

Rob High is an IBM Fellow, Vice President, and CTO of IBM Watson, a cognitive computing platform. 

Topics: IBM Watson, Cognitive Computing, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AI, Watson as SaaS.

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#005: Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products. He breaks down the four aspects of habit, the difference between habit and routine, and how these principles can be applied to product design and education.

Topics: Virtual Reality and Education, Future of Education, Habit-Forming Product Design, and Education

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#004: Robert Greene

Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery. He shares insights on finding your life’s task, mentorship, and the path to mastery.

Topics: Mastery, Mentorship, Finding Your Life’s Task, EdTech news

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#003: Peter C. Brown

We talk with Peter C. Brown, one of the authors of the bestselling book Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. In this episode we discuss misconceptions about learning and effective learning styles.

Topics: Misconceptions About Learning, The Testing Effect, Effective and Ineffective Practice, Learning Styles

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#002: Dr. Bror Saxberg

Dr. Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan, Inc.,  discusses Learning Engineers and measuring educational effectiveness. Saxberg has presented talks on education at TEDx, Microsoft’s CEO Summit, and the Education Datapalooza.

Topics: General Assembly Outcome Report, Edtech Rapid Cycle Evaluation, Facebook and VR, Learning Engineering, Measuring Educational Effeciveness.

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#001: Anya Kamenetz

We invite Anya Kamenetz, lead digital education correspondent for NPR, to discuss the future of for-profit colleges and accreditation. Anya has been a senior writer at Fast Company and contributed to other major outlets like PBS, CNN, and Slate.

Topics: College Scorecard, Canvas LMS, Alternative Model for Accreditation, ITT Tech Shut Down, Termination of ACICS, Red Flint, History of Accreditation, Future of For Profit Colleges

Listen to the episode here.

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