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Posts tagged with "Podcast"

  • Humankind: A Hopeful History
    Rutger Bregman


    PODCAST: Q&A with Rutger Bregman, author of Humankind

    Difficult as it might be to believe, humans are hardwired for kindness, cooperation, and trust, argues historian Rutger Bregman in his latest book. This week on the Science podcast, Bregman discusses the evolutionary origins of humanity’s goodness and its implications for our future. Listen here. To hear the rest of the show, visit the Science podcast… Read More
  • Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration—and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives
    Danny Dorling; Illustrations by Kirsten McClure


    PODCAST: Q&A with Danny Dorling, author of Slowdown

    Even before the pandemic brought many institutions to an abrupt standstill, a number of indicators—from fertility rates to GDP growth—suggested that human progress has slowed in recent decades. This week on the Science podcast, geographer Danny Dorling reveals why this might not be such a bad thing. Listen here. To hear the rest of the show, visit… Read More
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    PODCAST: Best science books, films & games of 2019

    This week on the podcast, Science‘s book and media review editor Valerie Thompson discusses books we reviewed and loved in 2019,  books we missed and wish we’d reviewed, new books for the next-generation of scientists, a few of our favorite films, and a hit board game for bird enthusiasts. Listen here. To hear the rest… Read More
  • At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds
    Dan Hooper


    PODCAST: Q&A with Dan Hooper, author of At the Edge of Time

    From dark matter to cosmic inflation, the cosmos contains tantalizing hints from the Universe’s earliest moments. This week on the Science podcast, Dan Hooper unpacks what we know about the first seconds after the Big Bang and reveals how scientists are attempting to test theories about this pivotal period. Listen here. To hear the rest… Read More
  • Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the Future
    Alice Gorman


    PODCAST: Q&A with Alice Gorman, author of Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

    From defunct satellites trapped in eternal orbit to rocket-themed playgrounds, the material artifacts of our encounters with space hint at how we think about the Universe and our place in it. This week on the Science podcast, archaeologist Alice Gorman reveals what we can learn about space from the objects we send into it as… Read More
  • Recursion
    Blake Crouch


    PODCAST: Q&A with Blake Crouch, author of Recursion

    In his latest science fiction thriller, Blake Crouch imagines a world thrown into chaos by a mysterious condition that causes those afflicted to experience false memories. This week on the Science podcast, Crouch reveals the real-life research that inspired the story (Science, 26 July 2013, p. 387). Listen here. To hear the rest of the… Read More
  • The End of Forgetting: Growing Up with Social Media
    Kate Eichhorn


    PODCAST: Q&A with Kate Eichhorn, author of The End of Forgetting

    Once a burden borne only by child stars, with the advent of social media, young people today are increasingly growing up in the public eye. This week on the Science podcast, Kate Eichhorn discusses the value of being able to leave childhood behind and the perils faced by those for whom youthful indiscretions and opinions… Read More
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    PODCAST: Q&A with Lucy Jones, composer of In Nomine Terra Calens

    Having dedicated her career to the study of earthquakes, seismologist Lucy Jones is no stranger to existential threats to humanity. But in recent years, it is climate change that really has her worried. This week on the Science podcast, Jones—who is also a classically trained musician—discusses her latest project: a haunting musical composition that enables… Read More
  • Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound
    David Rothenberg


    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


    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