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  • Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound
    David Rothenberg

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    PODCAST: Q&A with David Rothenberg, author of Nightingales in Berlin

    “[O]ne easy way to make nature matter. Listen to it,” writes philosopher David Rothenberg in his new book, Nightingales in Berlin, which chronicles his efforts to forge musical collaborations with nonhuman musicians: namely, the eponymous nightingale. This week on the Science podcast, Rothenberg reflects on the aesthetics of birdsong, a feature often overlooked by scientists… Read More
  • Food Routes: Growing Bananas in Iceland and Other Tales from the Logistics of Eating
    Robyn Metcalfe

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Robyn Metcalfe, author of Food Routes

    Food is fragile, has an expiration date, and is more personal than other consumer products, all of which make getting it from where it is made to where it is used more challenging. This week on the Science podcast, food historian and futurist Robyn Metcalfe discusses how climate change and human migration are affecting food… Read More
  • Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction
    Judith Grisel

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Judith Grisel, author of Never Enough

    For neuroscientist Judith Grisel, addiction is more than a professional interest. A former addict herself, in her new book she integrates the latest research on addiction with candid insights about her own past drug and alcohol abuse. This week on the Science podcast, Grisel discusses the opioid epidemic, risk factors for addiction, and what an… Read More
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    PODCAST: A Year of Great Books

    From optimistic treatises on democracy and laboratory-grown meat to true-crime tales of startups behaving badly and natural history heists, we’ve covered more than a few memorable titles in our pages this year. This week on the Science podcast, Jennifer Golbeck and book review editor Valerie Thompson chat about their favorite books and interviews from 2018… Read More
  • The Story of Soy
    Christine M. Du Bois

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Christine Du Bois, author of The Story of Soy

    What do Buddhist missionaries, Henry Ford, and Greenpeace all have in common? As Christine Du Bois reveals in her new book, the answer is the humble soybean. This week on the Science podcast, Du Bois discusses soy’s vital role in human history, from its ancient domestication and ascendance as an agricultural staple to its emerging… Read More
  • Going Viral: The Mother of All Pandemic
    Hannah Mawdsley and Mark Honigsbaum

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    Stories from the 1918 flu come alive in a new podcast series

    Where did the virulent virus that became the 1918 influenza pandemic first emerge and under what conditions? What made it so deadly—especially for young adults? What traces did the disease leave in art and in memory? These and many other questions are the focus of Going Viral, a new podcast marking the 100th anniversary of… Read More
  • The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
    Simon Winchester

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Simon Winchester, author of The Perfectionists

    Guns. Gene splicing. The Large Hadron Collider. Without precise engineering, none of these innovations would exist. This week on the Science podcast, Simon Winchester discusses the origins of technological precision and the implications of our modern obsession with it. To hear the rest of the show, visit the Science podcast page. Read More
  • Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World
    Paul Shapiro

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Paul Shapiro, author of Clean Meat

    As the demand for meat increases and concerns about industrial animal agriculture mount, the need to create a safer, more efficient system of meat production has become urgent. This week on the Science podcast, Paul Shapiro describes how tiny tissue samples may one day be used to generate healthy, humanely produced meat. To hear the… Read More
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    PODCAST: 2017 Books Round-Up and Gift Guide

    For all that can be said about 2017, it was an undeniably good year for books. This week on the Science podcast, Jennifer Golbeck and Sarah Crespi chat about some of the memorable titles we’ve covered throughout the year and offer sure-to-satisfy recommendations for last-minute holiday gifts. To hear the rest of the show, visit… Read More
  • Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age
    Susan Landau

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Susan Landau, author of Listening In

    As new technologies beget an increasingly interconnected world, the need to protect vast digital systems while maintaining individual privacy has become paramount. This week on the Science podcast, Susan Landau confronts the challenges and opportunities inherent in cybersecurity, offering tips for managing one’s digital presence effectively. To hear the rest of the show, visit the Science… Read More
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