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Podcast Profile: The Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss

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92 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 110 minutes
Collections: Physics, Math, and AstronomyScience


Description (podcaster-provided):

The Origins Podcast features in-depth conversations with some of the most interesting people in the world about the issues that impact all of us in the 21st century. Host, theoretical physicist, lecturer, and author, Lawrence M. Krauss, will be joined by guests from a wide range of fields, including science, the arts, and journalism. The topics discussed on The Origins Podcast reflect the full range of the human experience - exploring science and culture in a way that seeks to entertain, educate, and inspire. lawrencekrauss.substack.com
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Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Science and culture • Thought-provoking discussions • Notable guests across various fields • Physics and astronomy • Neuroscience • Economics • Journalism and free speech • History and philosophy • Technology and AI

The Origins Podcast, hosted by theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss, delves into in-depth discussions on a diverse array of topics that span science, culture, and intellectual inquiry. The podcast features conversations with thought leaders from various fields including astrophysics, neuroscience, economics, journalism, and philosophy. The content is designed to entertain, educate, and inspire listeners by touching on issues that have a profound impact in the 21st century.

A recurring theme across episodes is the exploration of the human experience through the lens of scientific inquiry. Discussions often focus on groundbreaking scientific discoveries and their broader implications for society. Topics range from nuclear war scenarios and the mysteries of the cosmos to the fundamental workings of the human brain and neurotransmitters. For instance, episodes examine the intricacies of quantum mechanics, the evolution of the universe, and the theoretical frameworks governing these phenomena.

Another significant theme is the intersection of science with societal and philosophical issues. Episodes often engage with topics like free speech, cancel culture, and the influence of gender and identity politics on academia and public discourse. The podcast also delves into the ethical dimensions of international diplomacy, conflict resolution, and the role of economic policies in global stability.

The podcast frequently includes biographical elements, with guests sharing personal stories and motivations that led them to their careers. These narratives often provide insights into the challenges and successes experienced by these figures, adding a human element to the intellectual discussions.

Overall, this podcast is characterized by its commitment to fostering open dialogue on complex topics, blending hard science with cultural and ethical considerations to offer a comprehensive exploration of modern issues.


Episodes:
Episode Image Annie Jacobsen
2024-Jul-10
89 minutes
Episode Image Mysteries of the Cosmos, From Dark Energy to the Big Bang: A State of the Universe report with Michael Turner
2024-Jun-26
117 minutes
Episode Image Jeffrey Sachs: Economics, Conflict, and Real-World Diplomacy
2024-Jun-12
82 minutes
Episode Image Mark Mattson: Building the Brain: Glutamate as Sculpture and Destroyer
2024-May-29
131 minutes
Episode Image Charles Duhigg: The Art and Science of Communication
2024-May-15
66 minutes
Episode Image From Quarks to Galaxies: A tour through the forefront of modern physics with Frank Wilczek
2024-Apr-23
235 minutes
Episode Image (Audio) Katherine Brodsky: Speaking Out in an Age of Outrage
2024-Mar-31
142 minutes
Episode Image A Conversation with Irwin Shapiro: Scientist Extraordinaire from the Earth to the Stars, and at 94, still going strong.
2024-Mar-16
117 minutes
Episode Image A Dialogue with Label-Defying Journalist Jonathan Kay
2024-Feb-16
169 minutes
Episode Image A dialogue with Brian Keating, at the San Diego Air and Space Museum
2024-Feb-02
82 minutes
Episode Image Greg Lukianoff: : The Canceling of the American Mind. Free Speech and Academia
2023-Dec-27
117 minutes
Episode Image Scott Aaronson: From Quantum Computing to AI Safety
2023-Dec-15
182 minutes
Episode Image Dialogues with Richard Dawkins
2023-Nov-30
79 minutes
Episode Image Carlo Rovelli: From Dante to White Holes
2023-Nov-03
144 minutes
Episode Image Robert Sapolsky: The Illusion of Free Will
2023-Oct-18
178 minutes
Episode Image Peter Singer: From Animal Liberation to Effective Altruism
2023-Oct-07
139 minutes
Episode Image Hakeem Oluseyi: An unexpected life in Science, and unpopular truths
2023-Sep-20
157 minutes
Episode Image The Best of the Origins Podcast, Part 1:
2023-Sep-01
191 minutes
Episode Image Bart Ehrman: Revelations about Revelation...and more
2023-Jul-07
130 minutes
Episode Image Martin Rees: If Science is to Save Us, Part 2
2023-Jun-09
105 minutes
Episode Image Douglas Murray: From Poetry to Free Speech
2023-May-27
187 minutes
Episode Image Andrei Linde: Inflation, Multiverses, and all that, from Mr. Eternal Inflation
2023-May-14
180 minutes
Episode Image Boldly going where no podcast has gone before: William Shatner; Wonder, Awe, and Questions, Questions...
2023-Apr-28
94 minutes
Episode Image Martin Rees: If Science is to Save Us, Part 1
2023-Apr-12
113 minutes
Episode Image Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss Onstage at the Orpheum Theater, Nov 15, 2022
2023-Mar-09
92 minutes
Episode Image John Preskill: From the Early Universe to the Future of Quantum Computing
2023-Feb-17
134 minutes
Episode Image Tim Palmer: The Primacy of Doubt
2023-Feb-04
130 minutes
Episode Image Elizabeth Kolbert: Can human technology solve unintended consequences of human technology
2023-Jan-14
138 minutes
Episode Image Holiday Edition Part 2, Science Matters: How the Universe Made your Holiday Gifts
2022-Dec-29
30 minutes
Episode Image Origins Podcast Wishful-Thinking Holiday Edition Part 1: A Dialogue with Augusten Burroughs: A Witch or Not A Witch
2022-Dec-25
125 minutes
Episode Image An Origins Podcast EXCLUSIVE: A Dialogue with Cormac McCarthy About Science, on the occasion of his newest book releases
2022-Dec-09
64 minutes
Episode Image Brian Keating: Probing the Early Universe and Communicating about Science
2022-Nov-29
116 minutes
Episode Image Neil deGrasse Tyson: Starry Messages, Science, Culture, and Life
2022-Nov-06
93 minutes
Episode Image Peter Boghossian: From Street Epistemology to Academic Freedom
2022-Oct-14
132 minutes
Episode Image Frans de Waal: Learning from Primates about ourselves: From Gender to Social Hierarchies
2022-Sep-27
150 minutes
Episode Image Janice Fiamengo: Feminism, Anti-Feminism, and Common Sense
2022-Sep-09
118 minutes
Episode Image Richard Dawkins: From Selfish Gene to Flights of Fancy
2022-Aug-26
123 minutes
Episode Image Alex Garland: Fundamental questions inspire art and science
2022-Aug-14
72 minutes
Episode Image Geoff Marcy: The Search for Exoplanets and Life Elsewhere in the Universe
2022-Jul-29
113 minutes
Episode Image Andy Knoll: The First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
2022-Jul-14
174 minutes
Episode Image Charles Murray: On Human Diversity
2022-Jul-01
139 minutes
Episode Image (Audio) John Mather: From the Big Bang to Searching for Life
2022-Jun-16
116 minutes
Episode Image Origins Podcast with Michael Shellenberger: From Apocalypse Never to Running for Governor
2022-Jun-02
206 minutes
Episode Image Jonathan Rauch: Free Thought, Democracy, and the Nature of Science
2022-May-19
103 minutes
Episode Image Alan Guth: Inflation of The Universe & More
2022-May-06
149 minutes
Episode Image Dorian Abbot: From Climate and Exoplanets to DEI and Free Speech.
2022-Apr-21
95 minutes
Episode Image Matt Ridley: The Origins of COVID-19
2022-Apr-07
145 minutes
Episode Image The Origins Podcast: Roger Penrose
2022-Mar-24
170 minutes
Episode Image Ayaan Hirsi Ali
2022-Mar-02
141 minutes
Episode Image Stephen Wolfram on Math, Philosophy, & More
2022-Feb-21
143 minutes
Episode Image Steven Pinker on Rationality, Psychology, Language, & More
2022-Feb-02
63 minutes
Episode Image Tim Minchin Discussing Science, Culture, & Comedy
2022-Jan-18
122 minutes
Episode Image Science Matters: Understanding The James Webb Space Telescope
2022-Jan-18
28 minutes
Episode Image Jordan B Peterson on Confronting Value, Meaning, & More
2021-Dec-18
142 minutes
Episode Image Sabine Hossenfelder: Physics, Science Ideology, & More
2021-Nov-13
120 minutes
Episode Image Jim Simons: Math, Codes, Hunting Talent, Stocks, & Science
2021-Oct-28
102 minutes
Episode Image Heather Mac Donald | Part 2 of 2 | Updates & Clarifications
2021-Oct-06
70 minutes
Episode Image Stephen Fry on Current Events | Self-Censoring of Scientific Publications
2021-Sep-24
48 minutes
Episode Image Heather Mac Donald | Part 1 of 2
2021-Sep-19
126 minutes
Episode Image Current Events: Follow Up on Afghanistan with Noam Chomsky
2021-Aug-23
26 minutes
Episode Image Barry Barish | Exploring The History of Experimental Physics
2021-Aug-10
178 minutes
Episode Image David Gross
2021-Jul-02
135 minutes
Episode Image Current Events: Noam Chomsky on Censorship & More
2021-Jun-16
12 minutes
Episode Image Current Events: Noam Chomsky on Refugees & Border Policies
2021-Jun-02
19 minutes
Episode Image Current Events: Noam Chomsky on Afghanistan
2021-May-26
10 minutes
Episode Image Current Events: Noam Chomsky on Iran
2021-May-23
15 minutes
Episode Image Werner Herzog
2021-May-01
121 minutes
Episode Image Ian Tattersall
2021-Apr-08
69 minutes
Episode Image Ian McEwan
2021-Mar-01
99 minutes
Episode Image Andrea Ghez
2021-Feb-01
105 minutes
Episode Image Woody Allen
2021-Jan-01
107 minutes
Episode Image Joseph LeDoux
2020-Dec-05
104 minutes
Episode Image Maryam Namazie
2020-Oct-30
75 minutes
Episode Image Stephen Fry
2020-Sep-22
125 minutes
Episode Image David Frum
2020-Jul-13
149 minutes
Episode Image George Church
2020-May-21
70 minutes
Episode Image Sheldon Glashow
2020-Feb-29
90 minutes
Episode Image Sir Trevor Nunn
2020-Feb-07
96 minutes
Episode Image Elizabeth Loftus
2020-Jan-13
89 minutes
Episode Image Stephen Greenblatt
2019-Dec-16
95 minutes
Episode Image Martin Rees
2019-Oct-24
83 minutes
Episode Image Neil deGrasse Tyson
2019-Oct-04
103 minutes
Episode Image A.C. Grayling
2019-Sep-06
102 minutes
Episode Image Penn Jillette
2019-Aug-21
101 minutes
Episode Image Gail Collins
2019-Aug-06
62 minutes
Episode Image Daniel P. Schrag
2019-Jul-23
96 minutes
Episode Image Brian May
2019-Jul-08
31 minutes
Episode Image Alan Stern
2019-Jul-07
67 minutes
Episode Image Jennifer Finney Boylan
2019-Jun-18
61 minutes
Episode Image Noam Chomsky
2019-Jun-18
124 minutes
Episode Image Ricky Gervais
2019-Jun-18
92 minutes
Episode Image Introduction
2019-Jun-08
2 minutes