Public-radio network NPR has just broadcast a 2-part series about Big Data on its Morning Edition program. For anyone with 10 minutes to spare, it's a great overview of the impact of Big Data and the data scientists who derive value from the data. Part 1 is about companies that make use of Big Data, and the implications for businesses and individuals. Part 2 is about the demand for data scientists to analyze big data. (Key quote: "Math and Statistics are the are the sexiest skills around".) You can listen to both segments online at the links below.