Have you heard about Hadoop but don't know much about it? What about "big data?" Would you like an intro at the 20,000 foot level that won't take more than an hour of your time?
Jeremiah Peschka (blog | twitter) was recently on .NET Rocks, a podcast that publishes twice a week which focuses mainly on technologies of interest to Microsoft-centric developers. You can find his talk here:
If you're not familiar with .NET Rocks, they've recently crossed over 900 shows and are on their way to show #1,000. I've listened to the podcast on and off for years and have always gotten a lot out of it. If you haven't listened to it, it's worth giving a shot.