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Posts tagged with "Podcast"

  • 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
  • Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction
    Judith Grisel


    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


    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