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Podcast Profile: New Books in Science

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766 episodes
2008 to 2024
Median: 59 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

Interviews with Scientists about their New Books
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Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ New books in science • Author interviews • Scientific discoveries • Historical perspectives • Theoretical insights • Gender equity in science • Science communication • Neuroscience • Evolutionary biology • Physics and cosmology

This podcast, "New Books in Science," delves deep into the intersection of scientific inquiry and literature. It features episodes that engage listeners with interviews of scientists and authors who have penned recent publications in various fields of science. The overarching aim of the podcast is to explore the latest advancements, novel theories, and intriguing historical perspectives across a broad array of scientific disciplines.

Listeners can expect a wide variety of topics within each episode, ranging from data science and its hidden complexities, like the nuances of "dark data," to historical examinations of significant scientific discoveries and theories, such as the cultural and temporal implications of Einstein’s concept of time, and the historical evolution of sunspot tracking and its impact on our understanding of the Sun. The podcast also tackles contemporary and cutting-edge discussions, such as the relevance of genomic studies in understanding human diversity, the sociocultural aspects of women in science, and the transformative potentials within marine sciences and ocean conservation efforts.

Recurring themes include the dynamic nature of scientific progress, the interplay between science and society, and the personal narratives of scientists themselves. These episodes frequently discuss how historical, cultural, and technological contexts shape scientific practices and theories. There is also a significant focus on the practical applications of scientific knowledge in addressing contemporary challenges like climate change, health crises, and technological advancements.

Listeners will also find episodes dedicated to multidisciplinary explorations that connect scientific concepts with broader humanistic and philosophical inquiries, including the nature of consciousness, the philosophy of science, and how storytelling can enhance science communication. The podcast does a thorough job of highlighting not just the scientific facts and discoveries, but also the human experiences and societal impacts intertwined with these developments.


Episodes:
David J. Hand, "Dark Data: Why What You Don't Know Matters" (Princeton UP, 2020)
2024-Jul-08
78 minutes
Alan Lightman, "Einstein's Dreams" (Vintage, 1992)
2024-Jul-07
55 minutes
Pierre Sokolsky, "Clock in the Sun: How We Came to Understand Our Nearest Star" (Columbia UP, 2024)
2024-Jul-05
29 minutes
Pandemics Perspectives 15: The Dynamic Nature of Science
2024-Jul-02
76 minutes
Anna Abraham, "The Creative Brain: Myths and Truths" (MIT Press, 2024)
2024-Jun-24
69 minutes
Ann Johnson and Johannes Lenhard, "Cultures of Prediction: How Engineering and Science Evolve with Mathematical Tools" (MIT Press, 2024)
2024-Jun-24
61 minutes
Lisa M. P. Munoz, "Women in Science Now: Stories and Strategies for Achieving Equity" (Columbia UP, 2023)
2024-Jun-16
36 minutes
Tessa Hill and Eric Simons, "At Every Depth: Our Growing Knowledge of the Changing Oceans" (Columbia UP, 2024)
2024-Jun-14
53 minutes
Duana Fullwiley, "Tabula Raza: Mapping Race and Human Diversity in American Genome Science" (U California Press, 2024)
2024-Jun-12
76 minutes
The Reality of Scientific Research: A Discussion with John W. Cave
2024-Jun-10
45 minutes
Bruce Watson, "Light: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age" (Bloombury, 2016)
2024-Jun-01
22 minutes
Mona Simion, "Resistance to Evidence" (Cambridge UP, 2024)
2024-May-19
57 minutes
At Every Depth: Our Growing Knowledge of the Changing Oceans
2024-May-16
49 minutes
Carl Zimmer, "Life's Edge: The Search For What it Means to be Alive" (Dutton, 2022)
2024-May-10
36 minutes
Thomas A. Garrity, "All the Math You Missed (But Need to Know for Graduate School)" (Cambridge UP, 2021)
2024-May-10
50 minutes
The Scientific Attitude
2024-May-07
47 minutes
Christian Hansel, "Memory Makes the Brain: The Biological Machinery That Uses Experiences To Shape Individual Brains" (World Scientific, 2021)
2024-Apr-30
70 minutes
Charan Ranganath, "Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold on to What Matters" (Doubleday, 2024)
2024-Apr-27
62 minutes
Bobby Cherayil, "The Logic of Immunity: Deciphering an Enigma" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2024)
2024-Apr-16
67 minutes
Rasmus Winther, "Our Genes: A Philosophical Perspective on Human Evolutionary Genomics" (Cambridge UP, 2023)
2024-Apr-14
69 minutes
Guru Madhavan on Wicked Problems and Engineering a Better World
2024-Apr-02
69 minutes
Claudia de Rham, "The Beauty of Falling: A Life in Pursuit of Gravity" (Princeton UP, 2024)
2024-Apr-01
50 minutes
Max Bennett, "A Brief History of Intelligence: Evolution, Ai, and the Five Breakthroughs That Made Our Brains" (Mariner Books, 2023)
2024-Apr-01
69 minutes
Emma Frances Bloomfield, "Science V. Story: Narrative Strategies for Science Communicators" (U California Press, 2024)
2024-Mar-30
35 minutes
Brandon R. Brown, "Sharing Our Science: How to Write and Speak STEM" (MIT Press, 2023)
2024-Mar-18
54 minutes
Lorraine Daston, "Rivals: How Scientists Learned to Cooperate" (Columbia Global Reports, 2023)
2024-Mar-10
48 minutes
Kenneth Miller, "Mapping the Darkness: The Visionary Scientists Who Unlocked the Mysteries of Sleep" (Hachette Books, 2023)
2024-Mar-08
39 minutes
Thomas Metzinger, "The Elephant and the Blind: The Experience of Pure Consciousness: Philosophy, Science, and 500+ Experiential Reports" (MIT Press, 2024)
2024-Mar-06
51 minutes
Sten Grillner, "The Brain in Motion: From Microcircuits to Global Brain Function" (MIT Press, 2023)
2024-Feb-23
82 minutes
Christopher Reddy, "Science Communication in a Crisis: An Insider's Guide" (Routledge, 2023)
2024-Feb-13
55 minutes
Michael Devitt, "Biological Essentialism" (Oxford UP, 2023)
2024-Feb-10
67 minutes
How the Hypothesis Means
2024-Feb-04
58 minutes
Use of Bacteriophages as Natural Antimicrobials to Manage Bacterial Pathogens in Aquaculture in Vietnam and Australia
2024-Feb-02
24 minutes
Science Is a Creative Human Enterprise: A Discussion with Natalie Aviles
2024-Jan-31
61 minutes
Ludovic Slimak, "The Naked Neanderthal: A New Understanding of the Human Creature" (Pegasus Books, 2023)
2024-Jan-26
40 minutes
The Future of Images of Human Evolution
2024-Jan-20
35 minutes
Harry van der Hulst, "A Mind for Language: An Introduction to the Innateness Debate" (Cambridge UP, 2023)
2024-Jan-20
57 minutes
Free to Investigate: Dr. Scott Atlas on the Freedom in the Sciences
2024-Jan-16
67 minutes
Thom van Dooren, "The Wake of Crows: Living and Dying in Shared Worlds" (Columbia UP, 2019)
2024-Jan-06
70 minutes
Lee McIntyre, "The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience" (MIT Press, 2019)
2024-Jan-02
30 minutes
Jonathan B. Losos, "The Cat's Meow: How Cats Evolved from the Savanna to Your Sofa" (Viking, 2023)
2023-Dec-20
39 minutes
Toward Equity in Science: A Discussion with Cassidy Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière
2023-Dec-16
37 minutes
Lawrence Sherman and Dennis Plies, "Every Brain Needs Music: The Neuroscience of Making and Listening to Music" (Columbia UP, 2023)
2023-Dec-16
43 minutes
Philip Goff, "Why? The Purpose of the Universe" (Oxford UP, 2023)
2023-Dec-10
66 minutes
Services and Training for Publishing Scientists: The Current Direction of Travel
2023-Dec-03
51 minutes
Coleen T. Murphy, "How We Age: The Science of Longevity" (Princeton UP, 2023)
2023-Dec-01
31 minutes
The Future of Innovation: A Discussion with Min W. Jung
2023-Nov-26
35 minutes
Darwinian Accident or Divine Architect? (with Jay Richards)
2023-Nov-23
76 minutes
Maura C. Flannery, "In the Herbarium: The Hidden World of Collecting and Preserving Plants" (Yale UP, 2023)
2023-Nov-14
48 minutes
Gary Tomlinson, "The Machines of Evolution and the Scope of Meaning" (Zone Books, 2023)
2023-Nov-13
78 minutes
How to Read Scientific Papers: A Discussion with David Evans
2023-Nov-07
54 minutes
Jeremy Howick, "The Power of Placebos: Unlocking Their Potential to Improve Health Care" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2023)
2023-Nov-05
34 minutes
Shark Sciences: A Conversation with Carlee Jackson
2023-Oct-26
52 minutes
The Future of Paying Attention: A Discussion with Carolyn Dicey Jennings
2023-Oct-24
42 minutes
Trenton W. Holliday, "Cro-Magnon: The Story of the Last Ice Age People of Europe" (Columbia UP, 2023)
2023-Oct-23
42 minutes
Joshua May, "Neuroethics: Agency in the Age of Brain Science" (Oxford UP, 2023)
2023-Oct-07
57 minutes
Kevin J. Mitchell, "Free Agents: How Evolution Gave Us Free Will" (Princeton UP, 2023)
2023-Oct-01
32 minutes
Michael D. Gordin, "Pseudoscience: A Very Short Introduction" (Oxford UP, 2023)
2023-Sep-27
67 minutes
A Better Way to Buy Books
2023-Sep-12
34 minutes
Herlinde Koelbl, "Fascination of Science: 60 Encounters with Pioneering Researchers of Our Time" (MIT Press, 2023)
2023-Sep-06
28 minutes
Gary Smith, "Distrust: Big Data, Data-Torturing, and the Assault on Science" (Oxford UP, 2023)
2023-Aug-27
36 minutes
The Future of Talking: A Discussion with Shane O'Mara
2023-Aug-26
41 minutes
Steve Nicholls, "Alien Worlds: How Insects Conquered the Earth, and Why Their Fate Will Determine Our Future" (Princeton UP, 2023)
2023-Aug-15
33 minutes
Working on Mars: Voyages of Scientific Discovery with the Mars Exploration Rovers
2023-Aug-14
19 minutes
The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us
2023-Jul-31
16 minutes
The Science of Science: A Discussion with Aaron Clauset
2023-Jul-26
75 minutes
The Role of Luck in Science: A Discussion with Nicolas Christin
2023-Jul-23
72 minutes
Janna Levin, "How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space" (Princeton UP, 2023)
2023-Jul-15
28 minutes
Tom Mustill, "How to Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication" (Grand Central Publishing, 2022)
2023-Jul-13
53 minutes
Quinn Eastman, "The Woman Who Couldn't Wake Up: Hypersomnia and the Science of Sleepiness" (Columbia UP, 2023)
2023-Jul-07
40 minutes
Simon N. Whitney, "From Oversight to Overkill: Inside the Broken System That Blocks Medical Breakthroughs--And How We Can Fix It" (Rivertowns Books, 2023)
2023-Jul-04
34 minutes
Stephen Hauser, "The Face Laughs While the Brain Cries: The Education of a Doctor" (St. Martin's Press, 2023)
2023-Jul-01
58 minutes
Helle Porsdam, "Science as a Cultural Human Right" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2022)
2023-Jun-28
46 minutes
Tom Higham, "The World Before Us: The New Science Behind Our Human Origins" (Yale UP, 2021)
2023-Jun-24
41 minutes
Andrew Jones, "How Kant Matters for Biology: A Philosophical History" (U Wales Press, 2023)
2023-Jun-23
63 minutes
John L. Rudolph, "Why We Teach Science (and Why We Should)" (Oxford UP, 2023)
2023-Jun-20
36 minutes
Chris Impey, "Worlds Without End: Exoplanets, Habitability, and the Future of Humanity" (MIT Press, 2023)
2023-Jun-16
32 minutes
Athene Donald, "Not Just for the Boys: Why We Need More Women in Science" (Oxford UP, 2023)
2023-Jun-07
36 minutes
Episode Image Gender and Equality in Art and Exploration
2023-Jun-03
13 minutes
Jaime Green, "The Possibility of Life: Science, Imagination and Our Vision of the Cosmos" (Hanover Square Press, 2023)
2023-May-29
56 minutes
John D. Aber, "Less Heat, More Light: A Guided Tour of Weather, Climate, and Climate Change" (Yale UP, 2023)
2023-May-29
56 minutes
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, "Split and Splice: A Phenomenology of Experimentation" (U Chicago Press, 2023)
2023-May-20
48 minutes
The Future of the Human Heart: A Discussion with Vincent M. Figueredo
2023-May-19
42 minutes
Hasok Chang, "Realism for Realistic People: A New Pragmatist Philosophy of Science (Cambridge UP, 2022)
2023-May-10
64 minutes
Episode Image Pharmacological Histories Ep. 2: Mikkael A. Sekeres on the Drugs Fighting Leukemia
2023-May-09
33 minutes
Jan Recker, "Scientific Research in Information Systems: A Beginner's Guide" (Springer, 2021)
2023-May-03
47 minutes
Felix Flicker, "The Magick of Physics: Uncovering the Fantastical Phenomena in Everyday Life" (Simon and Schuster, 2023)
2023-May-02
55 minutes
The Future of Germs: A Discussion with Jonathan Kennedy
2023-Apr-28
62 minutes
Elaine H. Ecklund and David R. Johnson, "Varieties of Atheism in Science" (Oxford UP, 2021)
2023-Apr-27
72 minutes
Episode Image Free Will as an Open Scientific Problem
2023-Apr-25
14 minutes
What Do Bees, Ants, and Dragonflies Get up to All Day?
2023-Apr-13
52 minutes
Seeing Truth in Physics
2023-Apr-06
32 minutes
Brian Villmoare, "The Evolution of Everything: The Patterns and Causes of Big History" (Cambridge UP, 2023)
2023-Apr-03
60 minutes
Moheb Costandi, "Body Am I: The New Science of Self-Consciousness" (MIT Press, 2022)
2023-Apr-03
42 minutes
Alexa Hagerty, "Still Life with Bones: Genocide, Forensics, and What Remains" (Crown, 2023)
2023-Apr-02
64 minutes
Episode Image Olaf Sporns on Network Neuroscience
2023-Apr-02
13 minutes
Life Extension Therapies
2023-Mar-29
69 minutes
Winning & Losing in the Emerging EV Wars/The Aftershocks of the EV Transition Could Be Ugly
2023-Mar-27
96 minutes
Illuminations Episode 2: Beyond Belief
2023-Mar-13
25 minutes
Illuminations Episode 1: Experimental Methods
2023-Mar-12
35 minutes
Publishing Science: A Discussion with Tiffany Gasbarrini, Senior Science Editor, Johns Hopkins University Press
2023-Mar-11
51 minutes
Measure for Measure Episode 8: Star Ladder
2023-Mar-09
17 minutes
Measure for Measure Episode 3: Mohs
2023-Mar-04
10 minutes
Episode Image Gravity's Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves
2023-Mar-03
20 minutes
Measure for Measure Episode 0: Birds
2023-Mar-01
4 minutes
Adrian Bejan, "Time and Beauty: Why Time Flies and Beauty Never Dies" (World Scientific, 2022)
2023-Feb-26
47 minutes
Philippe Schlenker, "What It All Means: Semantics for (Almost) Everything" (MIT Press, 2022)
2023-Feb-25
64 minutes
Episode Image Making Meaning Episode 21: Throbbing with Life
2023-Feb-24
7 minutes
99* Gael McGill Visualizes Intracellular Data (JP, GT)
2023-Feb-16
37 minutes
Seeing Truth in the Archives
2023-Feb-09
50 minutes
The Future of Nuclear Fusion: A Discussion with Sharon Ann Holgate
2023-Feb-04
38 minutes
Episode Image Dissecting Morality: What do Scientists Have To Say About Ethics? (Part 2)
2023-Jan-28
27 minutes
Episode Image Dissecting Morality: What do Scientists Have To Say About Ethics? (Part 1)
2023-Jan-27
30 minutes
Justin Gregg, "If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal: What Animal Intelligence Reveals About Human Stupidity" (Little, Brown, 2022)
2023-Jan-26
31 minutes
The Climate Change Scientist: A Conversation with Dr. Shuang-Yu Wu
2023-Jan-12
61 minutes
Episode Image Challenges to Scientific Authority in Modern America
2023-Jan-12
62 minutes
Write it Down: Writing as a Step Toward Better Research
2023-Jan-08
80 minutes
Samantha Muka, "Oceans Under Glass: Tank Craft and the Sciences of the Sea" (U Chicago Press, 2022)
2023-Jan-04
51 minutes
Why are Insects so Scary? On Insects in Films.
2023-Jan-03
42 minutes
John P. Gluck, "Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals: A Primate Scientist's Ethical Journey" (U Chicago Press, 2016)
2023-Jan-03
77 minutes
Christopher M. Palmer, "Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health" (Benbella Books, 2022)
2022-Dec-23
56 minutes
Tom McLeish, "The Poetry and Music of Science: Comparing Creativity in Science and Art" (Oxford UP, 2021)
2022-Dec-20
35 minutes
James D. Stein, "Seduced by Mathematics: The Enduring Fascination of Mathematics" (World Scientific, 2022) Math
2022-Dec-19
86 minutes
Seeing Truth in Variability, Creativity, and Building Biological Collections
2022-Dec-15
44 minutes
Nancy J. Nersessian, "Interdisciplinarity in the Making: Models and Methods in Frontier Science" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Dec-10
68 minutes
David Lindsay, "Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words" (CSIRO Publishing, 2020)
2022-Dec-07
76 minutes
James A. Geraghty, "Inside the Orphan Drug Revolution: The Promise of Patient-Centered Biotechnology" (Cold Springs Harbor Lab Press, 2022)
2022-Dec-06
43 minutes
Mary-Frances O'Connor, "The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss" (HarperOne, 2022)
2022-Dec-05
52 minutes
Joseph Silk, "Back to the Moon: The Next Giant Leap for Humankind" (Princeton UP, 2022)
2022-Nov-28
35 minutes
Alfred S. Posamentier, "The Secret Lives of Numbers: Numerals and Their Peculiarities in Mathematics and Beyond" (Prometheus Books, 2022)
2022-Nov-23
54 minutes
Ann-Christine Duhaime, "Minding the Climate: How Neuroscience Can Help Solve Our Environmental Crisis" (Harvard UP, 2022)
2022-Nov-22
59 minutes
Episode Image Probability
2022-Nov-22
18 minutes
Robert P. Crease with Peter D. Bond, "The Leak: Politics, Activists, and Loss of Trust at Brookhaven National Laboratory" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Nov-18
55 minutes
Steven N. Austad, "Methuselah's Zoo: What Nature Can Teach Us about Living Longer, Healthier Lives" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Nov-15
73 minutes
Alexandr Draganov, "Mathematical Tools for Real-World Applications: A Gentle Introduction for Students and Practitioners" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Nov-11
54 minutes
Karen Bakker, "The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants" (Princeton UP, 2022)
2022-Nov-11
56 minutes
Thom van Dooren, "A World in a Shell: Snail Stories for a Time of Extinctions" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Nov-07
65 minutes
Perry Zurn and Dani S. Bassett, "Curious Minds: The Power of Connection" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Nov-03
63 minutes
David Kaiser, "Well, Doc, You're In: Freeman Dyson’s Journey through the Universe" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Nov-02
70 minutes
Sian E. Harding, "The Exquisite Machine: The New Science of the Heart" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Oct-31
67 minutes
Annalisa Berta and Susan Turner, "Rebels, Scholars, Explorers: Women in Vertebrate Paleontology" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2020)
2022-Oct-28
39 minutes
Halloween Special: Schrodinger’s Cat
2022-Oct-25
12 minutes
Lisa Feldman Barrett, "Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain" (Mariner Books, 2020)
2022-Oct-19
81 minutes
Robert P. Crease, "The Leak: Politics, Activists, and Loss of Trust at Brookhaven National Laboratory" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Oct-18
90 minutes
Nadine Weidman, "Killer Instinct: The Popular Science of Human Nature in Twentieth-Century America" (Harvard UP, 2021)
2022-Oct-11
69 minutes
The Surprising World of Wasps
2022-Oct-06
67 minutes
Episode Image On Einstein's Discoveries
2022-Sep-29
30 minutes
Episode Image On Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species"
2022-Sep-28
32 minutes
Fred Spier, "How the Biosphere Works: Fresh Views Discovered While Growing Peppers" (CRC Press, 2022)
2022-Sep-22
77 minutes
Beronda L. Montgomery, "Lessons from Plants" (Harvard UP, 2021)
2022-Sep-15
21 minutes
History, Space, and Getting Things Wrong
2022-Sep-14
60 minutes
Karen Hunger Parshall, "The New Era in American Mathematics, 1920–1950" (Princeton UP, 2022)
2022-Sep-12
70 minutes
Elise Vernon Pearlstine, "Scent: A Natural History of Fragrance" (Yale UP, 2022)
2022-Sep-08
53 minutes
On Thomas Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions"
2022-Sep-08
29 minutes
Survival of the Leftest: Should We Embrace Behavioural Genetics?
2022-Sep-07
51 minutes
Georg Striedter, "Model Systems in Biology: History, Philosophy, and Practical Concerns" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Sep-07
49 minutes
John Measey, "How to Publish in Biological Sciences: A Guide for the Uninitiated" (CRC Press, 2022)
2022-Sep-05
89 minutes
Peter Winkler, "Mathematical Puzzles" (A K Peters, 2020)
2022-Aug-23
70 minutes
Episode Image On Edwin Hubble’s "The Realm of the Nebulae"
2022-Aug-22
38 minutes
The Poison Paradigm: What a Toxic Chemical Tells us about the Politics of Science
2022-Aug-19
58 minutes
Adam Nocek, "Molecular Capture: The Animation of Biology" (U Minnesota Press, 2021)
2022-Aug-17
55 minutes
Joseph Mileti, "Modern Mathematical Logic" (Cambridge UP, 2022)
2022-Aug-15
47 minutes
The Science Wars: Post-Truth and the Nature of Science
2022-Jul-29
68 minutes
Lisa Jean Moore, "Our Transgenic Future: Spider Goats, Genetic Modification, and the Will to Change Nature" (NYU Press, 2022)
2022-Jul-20
45 minutes
Rachael Pells, "Genomics: How Genome Sequencing Will Change Healthcare" (Random House, 2022)
2022-Jul-15
57 minutes
Michela Massimi, "Perspectival Realism" (Oxford UP, 2022)
2022-Jul-11
68 minutes
Reshaping the Politics of Science: Bioscience Governance in Indonesia
2022-Jul-08
24 minutes
Frank Close, "Elusive: How Peter Higgs Solved the Mystery of Mass" (Basic Book, 2022)
2022-Jul-06
92 minutes
Daniel M. Davis, "The Secret Body: How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live" (Princeton UP, 2022)
2022-Jul-01
43 minutes
Michael Hannah, "Extinctions: Living and Dying in the Margin of Error" (Cambridge UP, 2021)
2022-Jun-28
58 minutes
Frans de Waal, "Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist" (W. W. Norton, 2022)
2022-Jun-27
54 minutes
Ryan North, "How to Take Over the World: Practical Schemes and Scientific Solutions for the Aspiring Supervillain" (Riverhead Books, 2022)
2022-Jun-27
68 minutes
Carles Lalueza-Fox, "Inequality: A Genetic History" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Jun-24
58 minutes
Slobodan Perovic, "From Data to Quanta: Niels Bohr’s Vision of Physics" (U Chicago Press, 2021)
2022-Jun-22
48 minutes
Agustín Fuentes, "Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths about Human Nature" (Second Edition) (U California Press, 2022)
2022-Jun-22
47 minutes
Robert-Jan Smits and Rachael Pells, "Plan S for Shock: Science. Shock. Solution. Speed." (Ubiquity Press, 2022)
2022-Jun-21
62 minutes
Robert N. Wiedenmann and J. Ray Fisher, "The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History" (Oxford UP, 2021)
2022-Jun-20
84 minutes
Thomas Dixon and Adam Shapiro, "Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction" Second Edition. (Oxford UP, 2022)
2022-Jun-16
86 minutes
Juli Berwald, "Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs" (Riverhead Books, 2022)
2022-Jun-16
64 minutes
Albert Folch, "Hidden in Plain Sight: The History, Science, and Engineering of Microfluidic Technology" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Jun-15
61 minutes
All About Dwarf Galaxies: A Conversation with Astronomer Charlotte Christensen
2022-Jun-15
30 minutes
A. J. Lees, "Brainspotting: Adventures in Neurology" (Notting Hill Editions, 2022)
2022-Jun-14
66 minutes
Alison F. Richard, "Sloth Lemur's Song: Madagascar from the Deep Past to the Uncertain Present" (U Chicago Press, 2022)
2022-Jun-14
70 minutes
Danielle J. Whittaker, "The Secret Perfume of Birds: Uncovering the Science of Avian Scent" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2022)
2022-Jun-13
55 minutes
Martin Williams, "When the Sahara Was Green: How Our Greatest Desert Came to Be" (Princeton UP, 2021)
2022-Jun-10
55 minutes
Timothy J. Jorgensen, "Spark: The Life of Electricity and the Electricity of Life" (Princeton UP, 2021)
2022-Jun-10
65 minutes
Wake Smith, "Pandora's Toolbox: The Hopes and Hazards of Climate Intervention" (Cambridge UP, 2022)
2022-Jun-09
69 minutes
Gernot Wagner, "Geoengineering: The Gamble" (Polity, 2021)
2022-Jun-07
63 minutes
David B. Goldstein, "The End of Genetics: Designing Humanity's DNA" (Yale UP, 2022)
2022-Jun-06
58 minutes
David George Haskell, "Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution's Creativity, and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction" (Viking, 2022)
2022-Jun-03
65 minutes
Rob Dunn, "A Natural History of the Future: What the Laws of Biology Tell Us about the Destiny of the Human Species" (Basic Book, 2021)
2022-Jun-02
61 minutes
Paul Huebener, "Nature's Broken Clocks: Reimagining Time in the Face of the Environmental Crisis" (U Regina Press, 2020)
2022-Jun-01
34 minutes
Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim, "Song of the Earth: Understanding Geology and Why It Matters" (Oxford UP, 2021)
2022-May-31
62 minutes
The Future of the Brain: A Conversation with Daniel Graham
2022-May-31
48 minutes
Greg Brennecka, "Impact: How Rocks from Space Led to Life, Culture, and Donkey Kong" (William Morrow, 2022)
2022-May-30
45 minutes
Jack Ashby, "Platypus Matters: The Extraordinary Story of Australian Mammals" (U Chicago Press, 2022)
2022-May-30
50 minutes
Timmen Cermak, "Marijuana on My Mind: The Science and Mystique of Cannabis" (Cambridge UP, 2022)
2022-May-24
56 minutes
Jim Al-Khalili, "The Joy of Science" (Princeton UP, 2022)
2022-May-19
50 minutes
Pandemic Perspectives 11: The Covid Pandemic and Learning about Learning
2022-May-18
53 minutes
David M. Peña-Guzmán, "When Animals Dream: The Hidden World of Animal Consciousness" (Princeton UP, 2022)
2022-May-17
42 minutes
Will Kinney, "An Infinity of Worlds: Cosmic Inflation and the Beginning of the Universe" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-May-16
50 minutes
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2022-May-11
58 minutes
Pandemic Perspectives 9: Covid, 'Scientism,' and the Betrayal of the Enlightenment
2022-May-04
61 minutes
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2022-Apr-29
44 minutes
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2022-Apr-27
58 minutes
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2022-Apr-20
56 minutes
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2022-Apr-20
56 minutes
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2022-Apr-13
61 minutes
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2022-Apr-08
45 minutes
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2022-Apr-05
64 minutes
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2022-Apr-05
51 minutes
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2022-Apr-05
63 minutes
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2022-Apr-01
24 minutes
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2022-Mar-31
66 minutes
Pandemic Perspectives 4: Science, Societal Values and COVID
2022-Mar-30
64 minutes
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2022-Mar-30
46 minutes
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2022-Mar-30
46 minutes
Lucy Cooke, "Bitch: On the Female of the Species" (Basic Books, 2022)
2022-Mar-24
48 minutes
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2022-Mar-23
68 minutes
Howard Burton, "Pandemic Perspectives: A Filmmaker's Journey in 10 Essays" (Open Agenda, 2022)
2022-Mar-22
68 minutes
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2022-Mar-21
56 minutes
Stephen B. Heard, "The Scientist’s Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively Throughout Your Scientific Career, 2nd ed." (Princeton UP, 2022)
2022-Mar-21
76 minutes
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2022-Mar-16
50 minutes
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44 minutes
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2022-Mar-16
32 minutes
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2022-Mar-14
48 minutes
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2022-Mar-10
46 minutes
Intellectual Humility in Science: A Discussion with Glenn Sauer
2022-Mar-10
52 minutes
The Future of Consciousness: A Discussion with Eva Jablonka
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49 minutes
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2022-Mar-07
56 minutes
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45 minutes
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2022-Feb-25
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57 minutes
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74 minutes
Tony Veale, "Your Wit Is My Command: Building AIs with a Sense of Humor" (MIT Press, 2021)
2022-Feb-16
65 minutes
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48 minutes
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2022-Feb-15
50 minutes
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2022-Feb-11
88 minutes
Aubrey Clayton, "Bernoulli's Fallacy: Statistical Illogic and the Crisis of Modern Science" (Columbia UP, 2021)
2022-Feb-10
69 minutes
Fritjof Capra, "Patterns of Connection: Essential Essays from Five Decades" (High Road Books, 2021)
2022-Feb-08
65 minutes
Paul A. Offit, "You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation" (Basic Book, 2021)
2022-Feb-07
42 minutes
Emily Levesque, "The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers" (Sourcebooks, 2021)
2022-Feb-04
49 minutes
Renny Thomas, "Science and Religion in India: Beyond Disenchantment" (Routledge, 2021)
2022-Feb-04
57 minutes
Lina Zeldovich, "The Other Dark Matter: The Science and Business of Turning Waste Into Wealth and Health" (U Chicago Press, 2021)
2022-Feb-03
66 minutes
Leonard Mlodinow, "Emotional: How Feelings Shape Our Thinking" (Pantheon, 2022)
2022-Feb-03
48 minutes
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2022-Feb-02
53 minutes
Christopher Kemp, "Dark and Magical Places: The Neuroscience of Navigation" (Norton, 2022)
2022-Jan-27
51 minutes
Speaking Bones: Unearthing Ancient Stories of Illness and Disease
2022-Jan-21
22 minutes
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2022-Jan-21
55 minutes
John Cardina, "Lives of Weeds: Opportunism, Resistance, Folly" (Cornell UP, 2021)
2022-Jan-19
62 minutes
Brendan Borrell, "The First Shots: The Epic Rivalries and Heroic Science Behind the Race to the Coronavirus Vaccine" (Mariner Books, 2021)
2022-Jan-13
43 minutes
Paul Halpern, "Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate" (Basic Books, 2021)
2022-Jan-11
67 minutes
Karl Herrup, "How Not to Study a Disease: The Story of Alzheimer's" (MIT Press, 2021)
2022-Jan-03
51 minutes
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2021-Dec-31
48 minutes
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2021-Dec-31
63 minutes
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2021-Dec-30
76 minutes
Laurie Winkless, "Sticky: The Secret Science of Surfaces" (Bloomsbury, 2022)
2021-Dec-29
61 minutes
Paul Steinhardt, "Inflated Expectations: A Cosmological Tale" (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Dec-28
107 minutes
Bill Schutt, "Pump: A Natural History of the Heart" (Algonquin Books, 2021)
2021-Dec-28
63 minutes
Charles Sheppard, “Coral Reefs: Science and Survival” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Dec-27
133 minutes
Claudia de Rham, “The Pull of the Stars” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Dec-24
76 minutes
Dave Goulson, "Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse" (Harper, 2021)
2021-Dec-24
60 minutes
Melinda Baldwin, "Making 'Nature': The History of a Scientific Journal" (U Chicago Press, 2015)
2021-Dec-24
66 minutes
David Politzer, “The Physics of Banjos” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Dec-23
172 minutes
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2021-Dec-22
59 minutes
Sarah S. Richardson, "The Maternal Imprint: The Contested Science of Maternal-Fetal Effects" (U Chicago Press, 2021)
2021-Dec-21
42 minutes
Rocky Kolb, “A Universe of Particles: Cosmological Reflections” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Dec-16
83 minutes
Greg Hickock, “Beyond Mirror Neurons” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Dec-13
96 minutes
Kalanit Grill-Spector, “Vision and Perception” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Dec-10
117 minutes
Ginny Smith, "Overloaded: How Every Aspect of Your Life is Influenced by Your Brain Chemicals" (Bloomsbury, 2021)
2021-Dec-10
63 minutes
James Wynn and G. Mitchell Reyes, "Arguing with Numbers: The Intersections of Rhetoric and Mathematics" (Pennsylvania State UP, 2021)
2021-Dec-07
67 minutes
Benjamin Labatut, "When We Cease to Understand the World" (NYRB, 2021)
2021-Dec-07
74 minutes
Shaking the World: How Geology Can Help Us Address the Big Challenges of the 21st Century
2021-Nov-26
15 minutes
Nina Kraus, "Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Nov-26
64 minutes
Oliver Rollins, "Conviction: The Making and Unmaking of the Violent Brain" (Stanford UP, 2021)
2021-Nov-26
75 minutes
Edie Widder, “Ocean Enlightenment” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Nov-24
67 minutes
Nolan Gasser, "Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste" (Flatiron Books, 2019)
2021-Nov-24
57 minutes
Robin Ince, "The Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity" (Atlantic Books, 2021)
2021-Nov-23
106 minutes
Brandy Schillace, "Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher: A Monkey's Head, the Pope's Neuroscientist, and the Quest to Transplant the Soul" (Simon and Schuster, 2021)
2021-Nov-19
59 minutes
Frans de Waal, “On Atheists and Bonobos” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Nov-19
72 minutes
Scott Tremaine, “Astrophysical Wonders” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Nov-18
137 minutes
John S. Tregoning, "Infectious: Pathogens and How We Fight Them" (Oneworld, 2021)
2021-Nov-16
47 minutes
Jill Tartar, “SETI: Astronomy as a Contact Sport” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Nov-16
88 minutes
Robert Brooks, "Artificial Intimacy: Virtual Friends, Digital Lovers, and Algorithmic Matchmakers" (Columbia UP, 2021)
2021-Nov-15
63 minutes
Naomi Oreskes, "Why Trust Science?" (Princeton UP, 2021)
2021-Nov-15
33 minutes
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2021-Nov-15
42 minutes
Ian Stewart, “The Joy of Mathematics” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Nov-12
85 minutes
Paul Steinhardt, “Indiana Steinhardt and the Quest for Quasicrystals” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Nov-11
132 minutes
Edward Slingerland, "Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization" (Hachette, 2021)
2021-Nov-10
60 minutes
Andrew Leigh, "What's the Worst That Could Happen?: Existential Risk and Extreme Politics" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Nov-10
41 minutes
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78 minutes
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2021-Nov-10
68 minutes
Lee Smolin, “Examining Time” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Nov-08
126 minutes
Bradley Alger, "Defense of the Scientific Hypothesis: From Reproducibility Crisis to Big Data" (Oxford UP, 2019)
2021-Nov-08
82 minutes
Vicky Neale, "Why Study Mathematics?" (London Publishing Partnership, 2020)
2021-Nov-05
54 minutes
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2021-Nov-01
61 minutes
Jonathan Schooler, “Mind-Wandering and Meta-Awareness” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Nov-01
102 minutes
Stephen Scherer, “Our Human Variability” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Oct-29
147 minutes
A Conversation with Aliyah Kovner, Science Writer and Science Podcaster
2021-Oct-27
65 minutes
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2021-Oct-26
74 minutes
Jacki Edry, "Moving Forward: Reflections on Autism, Neurodiversity, Brain Surgery, and Faith" (2021)
2021-Oct-22
63 minutes
Peter Toohey, "Hold On: The Life, Science, and Art of Waiting" (Oxford UP, 2020)
2021-Oct-20
49 minutes
Hilary Glasman-Deal and Andrew Northern on STEMM Communications
2021-Oct-20
85 minutes
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2021-Oct-20
55 minutes
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2021-Oct-19
58 minutes
Roger Penrose, “The Cyclic Universe” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Oct-19
151 minutes
Vincent Ialenti, "Deep Time Reckoning: How Future Thinking Can Help Earth Now" (MIT Press, 2020)
2021-Oct-15
73 minutes
The Scholarly Journal: An Interview with Josh Schimel and Karl Ritz of "Soil Biology and Biochemistry"
2021-Oct-14
78 minutes
Jenny Nelson, “Harnessing the Sun” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Oct-11
132 minutes
Michael Yudell, "Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century" (Columbia UP, 2018)
2021-Oct-08
63 minutes
Caitlin Donohue Wylie, "Preparing Dinosaurs: The Work Behind the Scenes" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Oct-08
55 minutes
65 Octopus World: Other Minds with Peter Godfrey-Smith (EF, JP)
2021-Oct-07
49 minutes
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2021-Oct-06
60 minutes
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2021-Oct-06
61 minutes
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2021-Oct-05
61 minutes
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2021-Oct-04
67 minutes
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2021-Oct-04
69 minutes
Kyle Harper, "Plagues upon the Earth: Disease and the Course of Human History" (Princeton UP, 2021)
2021-Oct-01
48 minutes
Sandro Galea, "The Contagion Next Time" (Oxford UP, 2021)
2021-Sep-30
26 minutes
Mark Maslin, “Embracing the Anthropocene: Managing Human Impact” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Sep-30
119 minutes
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2021-Sep-30
74 minutes
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2021-Sep-28
82 minutes
Lisa T. Sarasohn, "Getting Under Our Skin: The Cultural and Social History of Vermin" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2021)
2021-Sep-28
60 minutes
Samuel Gershman, "What Makes Us Smart: The Computational Logic of Human Cognition" (Princeton UP, 2021)
2021-Sep-28
44 minutes
Jonathan Rees, "The Chemistry of Fear: Harvey Wiley's Fight for Pure Food" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2021)
2021-Sep-28
56 minutes
Brian Clegg, "Ten Patterns That Explain the Universe" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Sep-28
51 minutes
Giorgio Vallortigara, "Born Knowing: Imprinting and the Origins of Knowledge" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Sep-28
66 minutes
Tony Leggett, “The Problems of Physics, Reconsidered” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Sep-27
101 minutes
Chris Bleakley, "Poems That Solve Puzzles: The History and Science of Algorithms" (Oxford UP, 2020)
2021-Sep-27
84 minutes
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2021-Sep-27
73 minutes
Allan V. Horwitz, "DSM: A History of Psychiatry's Bible" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2021)
2021-Sep-24
60 minutes
Nick Lane, “A Matter of Energy: Biology From First Principles” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Sep-24
130 minutes
Rob Dunn and Monica Sanchez, "Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How It Made Us Human" (Princeton UP, 2021)
2021-Sep-23
66 minutes
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2021-Sep-22
58 minutes
Daniel Gibbs, "A Tattoo on my Brain: A Neurologist's Personal Battle against Alzheimer's Disease" (Cambridge UP, 2021)
2021-Sep-22
66 minutes
Joshua Schimel, "Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded" (Oxford UP, 2011)
2021-Sep-22
76 minutes
Ruth Aylett and Patricia A. Vargas, "Living with Robots: What Every Anxious Human Needs to Know" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Sep-21
65 minutes
Justin Khoury, “Cosmological Conundrums” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Sep-21
78 minutes
Princeton UP's "Pedia" Series: Beautiful, Short Books About Big, Important Subjects
2021-Sep-17
32 minutes
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2021-Sep-17
72 minutes
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2021-Sep-16
77 minutes
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2021-Sep-15
50 minutes
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2021-Sep-15
59 minutes
Mariska van Sprundel, "Running Smart: How Science Can Improve Your Endurance and Performance" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Sep-14
63 minutes
Collin Rice, "Leveraging Distortions: Explanation, Idealization, and Universality in Science" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Sep-10
68 minutes
Katy Borner, "Atlas of Forecasts: Modeling and Mapping Desirable Futures" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Sep-10
46 minutes
Silvia Casini, "Giving Bodies Back to Data: Image Makers, Bricolage, and Reinvention in Magnetic Resonance Technology" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Sep-09
62 minutes
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2021-Sep-08
47 minutes
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2021-Sep-08
39 minutes
Joanna Haigh, “Solar Impact: Climate and the Sun” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Sep-06
113 minutes
Jennifer Groh, “Knowing One’s Place: Space and the Brain” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Sep-02
79 minutes
Anil Seth, "Being You: A New Science of Consciousness" (Dutton, 2020)
2021-Sep-02
64 minutes
Jemma Wadham, "Ice Rivers: A Story of Glaciers, Wilderness, and Humanity" (Princeton UP, 2021)
2021-Sep-01
35 minutes
Alfred S. Posamentier, "Math Tricks: The Surprising Wonders of Shapes and Numbers" (Prometheus Books, 2021)
2021-Aug-30
54 minutes
Michael Gordin, “Science and Pseudoscience” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Aug-30
108 minutes
Jay Gargus, “Autism: A Genetic Perspective” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Aug-24
130 minutes
Chris Frith, “In Search of a Mechanism: From the Brain to the Mind” (Open Agenda, 2020)
2021-Aug-20
90 minutes
Barbara Fredrickson, “The Science of Emotions” (Open Agenda, 2020)
2021-Aug-19
81 minutes
Mark L. Johnson and Don M. Tucker, "Out of the Cave: A Natural Philosophy of Mind and Knowing" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Aug-17
80 minutes
Raghav Rajagopalan, "Immersive Systemic Knowing: Advancing Systems Thinking Beyond Rational Analysis" (Springer Nature, 2020)
2021-Aug-17
66 minutes
Lee McIntyre, "How to Talk to a Science Denier" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Aug-17
72 minutes
P. J. Boczkowski and E. Mitchelstein, "The Digital Environment: How We Live, Learn, Work, and Play Now" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Aug-17
65 minutes
Victor Ferreira, “Speaking and Thinking” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Aug-16
140 minutes
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2021-Aug-16
60 minutes
Lisa Feldman Barrett, “Constructing Our World: The Brain’s-Eye View” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Aug-13
133 minutes
Satyan Devadoss and Matt Harvey, "Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries" (MIT Press, 2020)
2021-Aug-10
68 minutes
Beronda L. Montgomery, "Lessons from Plants" (Harvard UP, 2021)
2021-Aug-10
47 minutes
Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, "When Maps Become the World" (U Chicago Press, 2020)
2021-Aug-10
67 minutes
Chiara Marletto, "The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals" (Viking, 2021)
2021-Aug-09
68 minutes
Artur Ekert, “Cryptoreality” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Aug-09
176 minutes
Freeman Dyson, “Pushing the Boundaries” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Aug-06
105 minutes
Yves Agid, "Subconsciousness: Automatic Behavior and the Brain" (Columbia UP, 2021)
2021-Aug-06
69 minutes
Alex Csiszar, "The Scientific Journal: Authorship and the Politics of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century" (U Chicago Press, 2018)
2021-Aug-04
72 minutes
Robert Stickgold and Antonio Zadra, "When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep" (W. W. Norton, 2021)
2021-Aug-04
100 minutes
Iris Berent, "The Blind Storyteller: How We Reason about Human Nature" (Oxford UP, 2020)
2021-Aug-02
55 minutes
James Ladyman and K. Wiesner, "What Is a Complex System?" (Yale UP, 2020)
2021-Jul-30
74 minutes
Joseph Curtin, “The Science of Siren Songs: Stradivari Unveiled” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Jul-30
101 minutes
Stefan Collini, “The Two Cultures, Revisited” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Jul-28
100 minutes
John Horgan, "Pay Attention: Sex, Death, and Science" (MIT Press, 2020)
2021-Jul-23
66 minutes
James Robert Brown, “Plato’s Heaven: A User’s Guide” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Jul-22
89 minutes
Terry McGlynn, "The Chicago Guide to College Science Teaching" (U Chicago Press, 2020)
2021-Jul-19
76 minutes
John Troyer, "Technologies of the Human Corpse" (MIT Press, 2020)
2021-Jul-19
69 minutes
Anna Reser and Leila McNeill, "Forces of Nature: The Women who Changed Science" (Frances Lincoln, 2021)
2021-Jul-16
61 minutes
Roy Baumeister, “Being Social” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Jul-14
120 minutes
Nima Arkani-Hamed, “The Power of Principles: Physics Revealed” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Jul-13
121 minutes
Nichola Raihani, "The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World" (St. Martin's Press, 2021)
2021-Jul-12
70 minutes
Alyssa Ney, "The World in the Wave Function: A Metaphysics for Quantum Physics" (Oxford UP, 2021)
2021-Jul-09
73 minutes
Warren Mansell, "The Interdisciplinary Handbook of Perceptual Control Theory" (Academic Press, 2020)
2021-Jul-08
64 minutes
Faith Kearns, "Getting to the Heart of Science Communication: A Guide to Effective Engagement" (Island Press, 2021)
2021-Jun-28
50 minutes
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2021-Jun-23
65 minutes
Howard Burton, "First Principles: Building Perimeter Institute" (Open Agenda Publishing, 2021)
2021-Jun-21
96 minutes
Howard Burton, "Conversations About Neuroscience" (Open Agenda, 2020)
2021-Jun-14
76 minutes
Rebecca Schwarzlose, "Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain and How They Guide You" (HMH, 2021)
2021-Jun-14
63 minutes
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2021-Jun-09
59 minutes
Howard Burton, "Conversations About Biology" (Open Agenda, 2020)
2021-Jun-07
73 minutes
Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison, "Objectivity" (Zone Books, 2010)
2021-Jun-07
65 minutes
Lydia Denworth, "Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond" (Bloomsbury, 2020)
2021-Jun-07
40 minutes
Rob Boddice, "Humane Professions: The Defence of Experimental Medicine, 1876-1914" (Cambridge UP, 2021)
2021-Jun-02
59 minutes
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2021-Jun-01
65 minutes
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2021-Jun-01
50 minutes
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2021-May-31
68 minutes
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2021-May-31
70 minutes
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2021-Mar-19
49 minutes
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2021-Mar-18
69 minutes
Mitchell L. Hammond, "Epidemics and the Modern World" (University of Toronto Press, 2020)
2021-Mar-17
105 minutes
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2021-Mar-12
77 minutes
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2021-Mar-03
57 minutes
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2021-Mar-03
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2021-Feb-25
56 minutes
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2021-Feb-24
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2021-Feb-24
64 minutes
Milo Beckman, "Math Without Numbers" (Dutton, 2020)
2021-Feb-22
55 minutes
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2021-Feb-22
26 minutes
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2021-Feb-18
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2021-Feb-17
39 minutes
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2021-Feb-17
42 minutes
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2021-Feb-16
65 minutes
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2021-Feb-15
61 minutes
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2021-Feb-10
64 minutes
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2021-Feb-10
64 minutes
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2021-Feb-08
65 minutes
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2021-Feb-05
57 minutes
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2021-Jan-26
61 minutes
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2021-Jan-25
54 minutes
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2021-Jan-25
56 minutes
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2021-Jan-22
49 minutes
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2021-Jan-19
73 minutes
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2021-Jan-19
41 minutes
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2021-Jan-13
64 minutes
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2021-Jan-06
59 minutes
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2021-Jan-04
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2020-Dec-31
31 minutes
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2020-Dec-24
38 minutes
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2020-Dec-24
39 minutes
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2020-Dec-24
78 minutes
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2020-Dec-23
61 minutes
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2020-Dec-16
56 minutes
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2020-Dec-16
46 minutes
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2020-Dec-07
75 minutes
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2020-Dec-07
72 minutes
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2020-Dec-04
79 minutes
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2020-Dec-02
59 minutes
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2020-Dec-01
107 minutes
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2020-Nov-24
52 minutes
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2020-Nov-23
71 minutes
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2020-Nov-16
39 minutes
Jimena Canales, "Bedeviled: A Shadow History of Demons in Science" (Princeton UP, 2020)
2020-Nov-16
44 minutes
Alfred S. Posamentier, "The Joy of Geometry" (Prometheus, 2020)
2020-Nov-11
57 minutes
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2020-Nov-04
71 minutes
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2020-Nov-03
65 minutes
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2020-Oct-30
49 minutes
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2020-Oct-27
67 minutes
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2020-Oct-22
70 minutes
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2020-Oct-20
67 minutes
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2020-Oct-15
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59 minutes
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2020-Oct-09
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2020-Oct-07
17 minutes
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2020-Oct-05
99 minutes
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2020-Oct-01
59 minutes
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69 minutes
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2020-Sep-29
48 minutes
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2020-Sep-24
66 minutes
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2020-Sep-18
60 minutes
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2020-Sep-17
98 minutes
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2020-Sep-17
65 minutes
Jessica Pierce, "Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets" (U Chicago Press, 2016)
2020-Sep-14
73 minutes
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2020-Sep-11
52 minutes
David Haig, "From Darwin to Derrida: Selfish Genes, Social Selves, and the Meanings of Life" (MIT Press, 2020)
2020-Sep-10
45 minutes
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2020-Sep-04
78 minutes
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2020-Aug-27
95 minutes
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2020-Aug-27
78 minutes
Steven Shapin, "The Scientific Revolution" (U Chicago Press, 2018)
2020-Aug-26
74 minutes
David Bressoud, "Calculus Reordered: A History of the Big Ideas" (Princeton UP, 2019)
2020-Aug-24
87 minutes
Stuart Ritchie, "Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype in Science" (Penguin Books, 2020)
2020-Aug-10
78 minutes
Solomon Goldstein-Rose, "The 100% Solution: A Plan for Solving Climate Change" (Melville House, 2020)
2020-Jul-29
63 minutes
Marc Zimmer, "The State of Science" (Prometheus Books, 2020)
2020-Jul-21
59 minutes
David Kaiser, "Quantum Legacies: Dispatches from an Uncertain World" (U Chicago Press, 2020)
2020-Jul-13
81 minutes
Cailin O’Connor, "Games in the Philosophy of Biology" (Cambridge UP, 2020)
2020-Jul-10
66 minutes
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2020-Jun-30
59 minutes
Lee McIntyre, "The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience" (MIT Press, 2019)
2020-Jun-24
30 minutes
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2020-Jun-17
55 minutes
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2020-Jun-03
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2020-Jun-02
120 minutes
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70 minutes
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2020-Apr-28
59 minutes
Wade Roush, "Extraterrestrials" (MIT Press, 2020)
2020-Apr-27
54 minutes
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2020-Apr-20
54 minutes
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2020-Apr-17
54 minutes
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2020-Apr-06
42 minutes
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2020-Mar-30
54 minutes
Adrian Currie, "Rock, Bone, and Ruin: An Optimist’s Guide to the Historical Sciences" (MIT Press, 2018)
2020-Mar-27
54 minutes
Andrew Leigh, "Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Are Changing Our World" (Yale UP, 2018)
2020-Mar-26
41 minutes
Kareem Khalifa, "Understanding, Explanation and Scientific Knowledge" (Cambridge UP, 2017)
2020-Mar-10
59 minutes
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2020-Feb-25
42 minutes
Amy Shira Teitel, "Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight Before NASA" (Bloomsbury, 2016)
2020-Feb-21
30 minutes
Alistair Sponsel, "Darwin’s Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation" (U Chicago Press, 2018)
2020-Feb-14
35 minutes
Gil Eyal, "The Crisis of Expertise" (Polity, 2019)
2020-Feb-10
66 minutes
Travis Dumsday, "Dispositionalism and the Metaphysics of Science" (Cambridge UP, 2019)
2020-Feb-10
66 minutes
Michael F. Robinson, "The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture" (U Chicago Press, 2006)
2020-Feb-07
39 minutes
David Adger, "Language Unlimited: The Science Behind Our Most Creative Power" (Oxford UP, 2019)
2020-Feb-04
112 minutes
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2020-Jan-30
39 minutes
Brian Clegg, "Conundrum: Crack the Ultimate Cipher Challenge" (Icon Books, 2019)
2020-Jan-28
54 minutes
Neil Maher, "Apollo in the Age of Aquarius" (Harvard UP, 2017)
2020-Jan-24
33 minutes
Daniel Kennefick, "No Shadow of Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse that Confirmed Einstein’s Theory of Relativity" (Princeton UP, 2019)
2020-Jan-17
39 minutes
James Schwartz, "The Ethics of Space Exploration" (Springer, 2016)
2020-Jan-16
67 minutes
Angelina Callahan, "NASA in the World: Fifty Years of International Collaboration in Space" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
2019-Dec-27
34 minutes
Phoebe Moore, "The Quantified Self in Precarity: Work, Technology and What Counts" (Routledge, 2017)
2019-Dec-26
63 minutes
Steve Fuller, "The Proactionary Imperative: A Foundation for Transhumanism" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
2019-Dec-19
91 minutes
David Spiegelhalter, "The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data" (Basic, 2019)
2019-Dec-13
62 minutes
E. Jones-Imhotep and T. Adcock, "Made Modern: Science and Technology in Canadian History" (UBC Press, 2018)
2019-Dec-10
61 minutes
Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information" (Norton, 2019)
2019-Dec-03
57 minutes
Julian Havil, "Curves for the Mathematically Curious" (Princeton UP, 2019)
2019-Nov-15
59 minutes
Michael E. Mann, "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars : Dispatches from the Front Lines" (2012)
2019-Nov-11
40 minutes
John Gribbin, "Six Impossible Things: The ‘Quanta of Solace’ and the Mysteries of the Subatomic World" (Icon Books, 2019)
2019-Nov-05
54 minutes
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2019-Nov-03
40 minutes
J. Neuhaus, "Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to Be Effective Teachers" (West Virginia UP, 2019)
2019-Oct-24
32 minutes
Valerie Olson, "Into the Extreme: U.S. Environmental Systems and Politics Beyond Earth" (U Minnesota Press, 2019)
2019-Oct-18
36 minutes
Theodore Dalrymple, "False Positive: A Year of Error, Omission, and Political Correctness in the New England Journal of Medicine" (Encounter Books, 2019)
2019-Oct-17
46 minutes
David Lindsay Roberts, "Republic of Numbers: Unexpected Stories of Mathematical Americans through History" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019)
2019-Oct-17
73 minutes
Oren Harman, "Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World" (FSG, 2018)
2019-Oct-14
66 minutes
Thomas Hager, "Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine" (Abrams Press, 2019)
2019-Oct-14
62 minutes
Justin Garson, "What Biological Functions are and Why They Matter" (Cambridge UP, 2019)
2019-Oct-10
68 minutes
David Sinclair, "LifeSpan: Why We Age and Why We Don't Have To" (Simon and Schuster, 2019)
2019-Oct-04
60 minutes
E. H. Ecklund and D. R. Johnson, "Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think of Religion" (Oxford UP, 2019)
2019-Sep-05
94 minutes
Emily Lakdawalla, "The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job" (Springer, 2018)
2019-Aug-30
34 minutes
Michael Kodas, "Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)
2019-Aug-23
52 minutes
David Philip Miller, "The Life and Legend of James Watt" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2019)
2019-Aug-13
71 minutes
Shai Lavi, "Bioethics and Biopolitics in Israel: Socio-legal, Political and Empirical Analysis" (Cambridge UP, 2019)
2019-Aug-12
54 minutes
Samir Okasha, "Agents and Goals in Evolution" (Oxford UP, 2018)
2019-Aug-09
59 minutes
Violet Moller, "The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found" (Doubleday, 2019)
2019-Jul-31
64 minutes
Vanessa Heggie, "Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration" (U Chicago Press, 2019)
2019-Jul-26
37 minutes
David R. Montgomery, "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life" (W. W. Norton, 2018)
2019-Jul-26
57 minutes
John D. Hawks, "Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story" (National Geographic, 2017)
2019-Jul-19
33 minutes
Paul Sutter, "Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence" (Prometheus, 2018)
2019-Jul-18
54 minutes
Robin Scheffler, “A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine" (U Chicago Press, 2019)
2019-Jul-04
40 minutes
Philip W. Clements, "Science in an Extreme Environment: The American Mount Everest Expedition" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2018)
2019-Jun-28
33 minutes
David Munns, "Engineering the Environment: Phytotrons and the Quest for Climate Control in the Cold War" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2017)
2019-Jun-24
34 minutes
Nicholas Shea, "Representation in Cognitive Science" (Oxford UP, 2018)
2019-Jun-10
60 minutes
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2019-Jun-07
28 minutes
Eric Topol, "Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again" (Basic Books, 2019)
2019-May-07
41 minutes
Jessica Pierce, "Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible" (New World Library, 2019)
2019-May-07
56 minutes
Chris Bernhardt, "Quantum Computing for Everyone" (MIT Press, 2019)
2019-May-02
56 minutes
Kate Brown, "Manuel for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future" (Norton, 2019)
2019-Apr-19
47 minutes
Emily Dawson, "Equity, Exclusion and Everyday Science Learning: The Experiences of Minoritised Groups" (Routledge, 2019)
2019-Apr-18
50 minutes
Christopher Preston, "The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World" (MIT Press, 2018)
2019-Apr-18
53 minutes
Discussion of Massive Online Peer Review and Open Access Publishing
2019-Mar-19
32 minutes
Rick Van Noy, "Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South" (U Georgia Press, 2019)
2019-Mar-08
49 minutes
Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson, "Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body" (Avery, 2017)
2019-Feb-13
54 minutes
Jonathan Birch, "The Philosophy of Social Evolution" (Oxford UP, 2017)
2019-Feb-11
63 minutes
Peter Hotez, "Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018)
2019-Feb-07
42 minutes
Elliott Sober, "The Design Argument" (Cambridge UP, 2018)
2019-Jan-28
43 minutes
Benoît Majerus, "From the Middle Ages to Today: Experiences and Representations of Madness in Paris" (Parigramme, 2018)
2019-Jan-16
35 minutes
Maria Kronfeldner, "What's Left of Human Nature? A Post-Essentialist, Pluralist, and Interactive Account of a Contested Concept" (MIT Press, 2018)
2019-Jan-15
70 minutes
George E. Mobus and Michael C. Kalton, "Principles of Systems Science" (Springer Verlag, 2015)
2019-Jan-02
66 minutes
William B. Young and Stephen D. Silberstein, "Navigating Life with Migraine and Other Headaches" (Oxford UP, 2018)
2018-Dec-31
29 minutes
Paul A. Offit, "Do You Believe in Magic?: Vitamins, Supplements, and All Things Natural" (Harper, 2014)
2018-Dec-28
52 minutes
Steve Stewart-Williams, "The Ape That Understood the Universe: How Mind and Culture Evolve" (Cambridge UP, 2018)
2018-Dec-26
56 minutes
Samuel Schindler, "Theoretical Virtues in Science: Discovering Reality Through Theory" (Cambridge UP, 2018)
2018-Dec-14
62 minutes
McKenzie Wark, "General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century" (Verso, 2017)
2018-Dec-06
64 minutes
Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers, "The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War" (U Chicago Press, 2018)
2018-Nov-28
61 minutes
Geraint F. Lewis and Luke A. Barnes, “A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos” (Cambridge UP, 2016)
2018-Nov-13
42 minutes
David P. Barash, “Through a Glass Brightly: Using Science to See Our Species as We Really Are” (Oxford UP, 2018)
2018-Nov-13
81 minutes
Andrew C. A. Elliott, “Is That a Big Number?” (Oxford UP, 2018)
2018-Nov-09
53 minutes
Rachel Z. Arndt, “Beyond Measure” (Sarabande Books, 2018)
2018-Oct-12
31 minutes
Theodore M. Porter, “Genetics in the Madhouse: The Unknown History of Human Heredity” (Princeton UP, 2018)
2018-Oct-11
54 minutes
Hervé Guillemain, “Schizophrenics in the Twentieth Century: The Side Effects of History” (Alma, 2018)
2018-Oct-09
41 minutes
Peter Harries-Jones, “Upside-Down Gods: Gregory Bateson’s World of Difference” (Fordham UP, 2016)
2018-Oct-04
64 minutes
Byron Reese, “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity” (Simon & Schuster, 2018)
2018-Oct-04
73 minutes
S. Hayes and D. S. Wilson, “Evolution and Contextual Behavioral Science: An Integrated Framework for Understanding, Predicting, and Influencing Human Behavior” (Context Press, 2018)
2018-Sep-27
76 minutes
Anjan Chakravartty, “Scientific Ontology: Integrating Naturalized Metaphysics and Voluntarist Epistemology” (Oxford UP, 2017)
2018-Sep-17
64 minutes
Andrew J. Hogan, “Life Histories of Genetic Disease: Patterns and Prevention in Postwar Medical Genetics” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2016)
2018-Sep-13
34 minutes
Albert Müller, ed., “The Beginning of Heaven and Earth Has No Name: Seven Days With Second-Order Cybernetics” (Fordham UP, 2014)
2018-Sep-05
49 minutes
Dorothy H. Crawford, “Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped our History” (Oxford UP, 2018)
2018-Aug-09
50 minutes
Joëlle Gergis, “Sunburnt Country: The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia” (Melbourne UP, 2018)
2018-Jul-27
16 minutes
Sabina Leonelli, “Data-Centric Biology: A Philosophical Study” (U Chicago Press, 2016)
2018-Jul-27
41 minutes
Randi Hutter Epstein, “Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything” (Norton, 2018)
2018-Jul-18
44 minutes
Eric Winsberg, “Philosophy and Climate Science” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
2018-Jul-16
67 minutes
Sam Kean, “The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code” (Back Bay, 2013)
2018-Jul-10
50 minutes
Jonathan W. Marshall, “Performing Neurology: The Dramaturgy of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
2018-May-29
56 minutes
Jörg Matthias Determann, “Space Science and the Arab World: Astronauts, Observatories, and Nationalism in the Middle East” (I. B. Tauris, 2018)
2018-May-11
60 minutes
Sam Kean, “The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons” (Little, Brown and Co., 2015)
2018-Apr-26
58 minutes
Sigrid Schmalzer, et. al., “Science for the People: Documents from America’s Movement of Radical Scientists (UMass Press, 2018)
2018-Apr-23
59 minutes
Susan M. Squier, “Epigenetic Landscapes: Drawings as Metaphor” (Duke UP, 2017)
2018-Apr-17
46 minutes
Karl H. Muller et al., “New Horizons for Second-Order Cybernetics” (World Scientific, 2017)
2018-Apr-13
61 minutes
Thomas Morris, “The Matter of the Heart: A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations” (Thomas Dunne, 2018)
2018-Apr-11
63 minutes
Molly Ladd-Taylor, “Fixing the Poor: Eugenic Sterilization and Child Welfare in the Twentieth Century” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2017)
2018-Mar-28
50 minutes
Menachem Fisch, “Creatively Undecided: Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency” (U Chicago Press, 2017 )
2018-Mar-15
65 minutes
Andrew Lees, “Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment” (Notting Hill Editions, 2017)
2018-Mar-12
63 minutes
Henry Jay Przybylo, “Counting Backwards: A Doctor’s Notes on Anesthesia” (W.W. Norton, 2017)
2018-Mar-07
60 minutes
Michael Shermer, “Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia” (Henry Holt, 2018)
2018-Feb-20
55 minutes
Dmitry Novikov, “Cybernetics: Past to Future” (Springer Verlag, 2016)
2018-Feb-15
61 minutes
Howard I. Kushner, “On the Other Hand: Left Hand, Right Brain, Mental Disorder, and History” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2017)
2018-Feb-14
49 minutes
Ty Tashiro, “Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome” (Harper Collins, 2017)
2018-Feb-13
53 minutes
Erika Dyck and Alex Deighton, “Managing Madness” (U Manitoba Press, 2017)
2018-Jan-31
55 minutes
Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs, “Jonas Salk: A Life” (Oxford UP, 2015)
2017-Dec-29
59 minutes
Dan Flores, “Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History” (Basic Books, 2016)
2017-Dec-08
57 minutes
Abby Hafer, “The Not-So-Intelligent Designer: Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not” (Cascade Books, 2015)
2017-Nov-25
88 minutes
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2017-Nov-02
32 minutes
Scott Bembenek, “The Cosmic Machine: The Science That Runs Our Universe and the Story Behind It” (Zoari Press, 2017)
2017-Oct-23
56 minutes
Michael Wintroub, “The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge Across the Sixteenth-Century World” (Cambridge UP, 2017)
2017-Oct-04
58 minutes
Brian Clegg, “Big Data: How the Information Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives” (Icon Books, 2017)
2017-Sep-19
54 minutes
Jan De Winter, “Interests and Epistemic Integrity in Science” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)
2017-Sep-15
64 minutes
Iwan Rhys Morus, ed.,”The Oxford Illustrated History of Science” (Oxford UP, 2017)
2017-Sep-07
58 minutes
Ron Edwards, “The Edge of Evolution: Animality, Inhumanity, and Doctor Moreau” (Oxford UP, 2016)
2017-Aug-25
57 minutes
Robert Wright, “Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment” (Simon and Schuster, 2017)
2017-Aug-25
56 minutes
Gualtiero Piccinini, “Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account” (Oxford UP, 2016)
2017-Jul-15
64 minutes
Brian Clegg, “The Reality Frame: Relativity and Our Place in the Universe” (Icon Books, 2017)
2017-Jun-29
52 minutes
Kees van Deemter, “Computational Models of Referring: A Study in Cognitive Science” (MIT Press, 2016)
2017-Jun-22
54 minutes
Neil M. Maher, “Apollo in the Age of Aquarius” (Harvard UP, 2017)
2017-Jun-20
53 minutes
Beau Lotto, “Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently” (Hatchette Books, 2017)
2017-May-30
46 minutes
Sophia Roosth, “Synthetic: How Life Got Made” (U Chicago Press, 2017)
2017-May-13
71 minutes
Tara H. Abraham, “Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch’s Transdisciplinary Life in Science” (MIT Press, 2016)
2017-May-11
35 minutes
Lisa Messeri, “Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds” (Duke UP, 2016)
2017-May-04
64 minutes
J. C. McKeown, “A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome” (Oxford UP, 2017)
2017-Apr-29
49 minutes
Tania Munz, “The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language” (U of Chicago Press, 2016)
2017-Apr-25
62 minutes
Raz Chen-Morris, “Measuring Shadows: Kepler’s Optics of Invisibility” (Penn State UP, 2016)
2017-Mar-29
62 minutes
Colleen Derkatch, “Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine” (U of Chicago Press, 2016)
2017-Mar-29
64 minutes
Kathleen McAuliffe, “This is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society” (Mariner Books, 2017)
2017-Mar-21
39 minutes
Stephanie Ruphy, “Scientific Pluralism Reconsidered: A New Approach to the (Dis)unity of Science (U. Pittsburgh Press, 2017)
2017-Mar-15
65 minutes
Carl Gillett, “Reduction and Emergence in Science and Philosophy” (Cambridge UP, 2016)
2017-Feb-15
68 minutes
Berit Brogaard, “On Romantic Love: Simple Truths about a Complex Emotion” (Oxford UP, 2015)
2017-Feb-13
51 minutes
Randy Olson, “Houston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs Story” (U. Chicago Press, 2015)
2017-Feb-04
63 minutes
Projit Bihari Mukharji, “Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Science: (University of Chicago Press, 2016)
2017-Jan-16
66 minutes
Joshua Howe, “Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming” (U. Washington Press, 2016)
2017-Jan-10
34 minutes
Brian Clegg, “Are Numbers Real? The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World (St. Martin’s Press, 2016)
2017-Jan-04
52 minutes
Ian Stewart, “Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe” (Basic Books, 2016)
2016-Dec-29
55 minutes
Pamela S. Turner, “Crow Smarts/Samurai Rising” (HMH/Charlesbridge, 2016)
2016-Oct-28
49 minutes
J.D. Trout, “Wondrous Truths: The Improbable Triumph of Modern Science” (Oxford UP, 2016)
2016-Oct-15
69 minutes
Asif A. Siddiqi, “The Red Rockets’ Glare: Spaceflight and the Soviet Imagination, 1857-1957” (Cambridge UP, 2013)
2016-Sep-30
47 minutes
Kenneth Schaffner, “Behaving: What’s Genetic, What’s Not, and Why Should We Care?” (Oxford UP, 2016)
2016-Sep-15
66 minutes
Alfred S. Posamentier and Robert Geretschlager, “The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond the Line” (Prometheus Books, 2016)
2016-Sep-11
55 minutes
Sandra Harding, “Objectivity and Diversity: A New Logic of Scientific Inquiry” (U. of Chicago Press, 2015)
2016-Sep-07
69 minutes
James Rodger Fleming, “Inventing Atmospheric Science: Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the Foundations of Modern Meteorology” (MIT Press, 2016)
2016-Aug-26
64 minutes
Peter Harrison, “The Territories of Science and Religion” (U. of Chicago Press, 2014)
2016-Jul-21
54 minutes
Marta Zaraska, “Meathooked: The History and Science of our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat” (Basic Books, 2016)
2016-Jul-05
42 minutes
Michael F. Robinson, “The Lost White Tribe: Explorers, Scientists, and the Theory that Changed a Continent” (Oxford UP, 2016)
2016-Jun-03
70 minutes
Beineke and Rosenhouse, eds., “The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math” (Princeton UP, 2015)
2016-May-23
55 minutes
Eben Kirksey, “Emergent Ecologies” (Duke UP, 2015)
2016-Apr-18
69 minutes
Eric Dietrich, “Excellent Beauty: The Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of the World” (Columbia UP, )
2016-Apr-15
66 minutes
David J. Stump, “Conceptual Change and the Philosophy of Science: Alternative Interpretations of the A Priori” (Routledge, 2015)
2016-Feb-15
66 minutes
Ronald Chase, “Schizophrenia: A Brother Finds Answers in Biological Science” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2013)
2016-Jan-26
58 minutes
Dale Jamieson, “Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed – and What It Means for Our Future” (Oxford UP, 2014)
2016-Jan-21
65 minutes
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2015-Dec-30
33 minutes
Natasha Myers, “Rendering Life Molecular: Models, Modelers, and Excitable Matter” (Duke UP, 2015)
2015-Dec-21
66 minutes
Brian Clegg, “How Many Moons Does the Earth Have? The Ultimate Science Quiz Book” (Icon Books, 2015)
2015-Dec-07
54 minutes
Eric T. Meyer and Ralph Schroeder, “Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities” (MIT Press, 2015)
2015-Nov-15
38 minutes
Anita Guerrini, “The Courtiers’ Anatomists: Animals and Humans in Louis XIV’s Paris” (U of Chicago Press, 2015)
2015-Nov-04
66 minutes
Eugene Raikhel, Todd Meyers, Emily Yates-Doerr, “Somatosphere.net”
2015-Oct-13
61 minutes
Isabelle Dussauge, Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, and Francis Lee, “Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicine” (Oxford UP, 2015)
2015-Sep-26
51 minutes
Sandra Harding, “Objectivity and Diversity: Another Logic of Scientific Research” (U of Chicago Press, 2015)
2015-Sep-04
74 minutes
Tom Jackson, “Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again” (Bloomsbury, 2015)
2015-Aug-19
56 minutes
Raf De Bont, “Stations in the Field: A History of Place-Based Animal Research, 1870-1930” (U of Chicago Press, 2015)
2015-Jul-24
61 minutes
James A. Secord, “Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age” (U of Chicago Press, 2014)
2015-Jul-03
66 minutes
Tom McLeish, “Faith and Wisdom in Science” (Oxford UP, 2014)
2015-May-22
51 minutes
Chris Morgan, “The Comic Galaxy of Mystery Science Theater 3000” (McFarland, 2015)
2015-Apr-17
53 minutes
A. Mark Smith, “From Sight to Light: The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics” (U of Chicago Press, 2015)
2015-Mar-21
62 minutes
Nick Wilding, "Galileo's Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge" (U Chicago Press, 2014)
2015-Mar-16
72 minutes
Nick Wilding, “Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge” (U Chicago Press, 2014)
2015-Mar-15
72 minutes
Edmund Russell, “Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth” (
2015-Mar-11
50 minutes
Orit Halpern, “Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason since 1945” (Duke UP, 2014)
2015-Mar-09
75 minutes
Nicolas Rasmussen, “Gene Jockeys: Life Science and the Rise of Biotech Enterprise” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)
2015-Jan-30
65 minutes
Karen A. Rader and Victoria E. M. Cain, “Life on Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Century” (U of Chicago Press, 2014)
2015-Jan-16
70 minutes
William Sheehan and Christopher Conselice, “Galactic Encounters” (Springer, 2014)
2015-Jan-12
66 minutes
David A. Rothery, “Planet Mercury: From Pale Pink Dot to Dynamic World” (Springer, 2014)
2014-Dec-28
69 minutes
Vera Kolb, “Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach” (CRC Press, 2014)
2014-Dec-11
61 minutes
Daniel Margocsy, “Commercial Visions: Science, Trade, and Visual Culture in the Dutch Golden Age” (University of Chicago Press, 2014)
2014-Dec-09
70 minutes
James Giordano, “Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense” (CRC Press, 2014)
2014-Dec-04
74 minutes
William J. Turkel, “Spark from the Deep” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2013)
2014-Nov-13
69 minutes
Lawrence Lipking, “What Galileo Saw: Imagining the Scientific Revolution” (Cornell UP, 2014)
2014-Nov-05
69 minutes
Roberto Trotta, “The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is” (Basic Books, 2014)
2014-Oct-21
61 minutes
Don Lincoln, “The Large Hadron Collider” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2014)
2014-Oct-09
61 minutes
Mary-Jane Rubenstein, “Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse” (Columbia UP, 2014)
2014-Sep-29
61 minutes
Mary-Jane Rubenstein, "Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse" (Columbia UP, 2014)
2014-Sep-29
61 minutes
David N. Livingstone, “Dealing with Darwin: Place, Politics, and Rhetoric in Religious Engagements with Evolution” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2014)
2014-Aug-06
74 minutes
Thomas McFaul and Al Brunsting, “God is Here to Stay: Science, Evolution, and Belief in God” (Wipf and Stock, 2014)
2014-Jun-19
56 minutes
Jane Maienschein, “Embryos Under the Microscope: The Diverging Meanings of Life” (Harvard UP, 2014)
2014-Jun-12
74 minutes
Omar W. Nasim, “Observing by Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century” (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2014-Jun-02
69 minutes
Melinda B. Fagan, “Philosophy of Stem Cell Biology: Knowledge in Flesh and Blood” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
2014-May-15
69 minutes
Richard Yeo, “Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science” (University of Chicago Press, 2014)
2014-May-14
70 minutes
Oscar E. Fernandez, “Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us (Princeton UP, 2014)
2014-Apr-17
53 minutes
Robert Mitchell, “Experimental Life: Vitalism in Romantic Science and Literature” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2013)
2014-Apr-16
72 minutes
Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, “Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa” (University of Chicago Press, 2014)
2014-Apr-10
72 minutes
David Kaiser, “How the Hippies Saved Physics” (W.W. Norton, 2012)
2014-Apr-02
73 minutes
Matthew C. Hunter, “Wicked Intelligence” (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2014-Mar-23
73 minutes
John Hibbing et al., “Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences” (Routledge, 2013)
2014-Feb-24
21 minutes
Michael Pettit, “The Science of Deception: Psychology and Commerce in America” (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2014-Feb-19
55 minutes
Chuck Adler, “Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction” (Princeton UP, 2014)
2014-Feb-14
95 minutes
Hallam Stevens, “Life Out Of Sequence: A Data-Driven History of Bioinformatics” (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2014-Jan-31
76 minutes
John Waldman, “Running Silver: Restoring Atlantic Rivers and Their Great Fish Migrations” (Lyons Press, 2013)
2014-Jan-16
46 minutes
Michael Weisberg, “Simulation and Similarity: Using Models to Understand the World” (Oxford UP, 2013)
2014-Jan-15
63 minutes
Gabriel Finkelstein, “Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany” (MIT Press, 2013)
2014-Jan-14
75 minutes
Angela N. H. Creager, “Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine” (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2014-Jan-07
71 minutes
Sarah S. Richardson, Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2013-Nov-27
60 minutes
Kim TallBear, “Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science” (University of Minnesota Press, 2013)
2013-Nov-23
59 minutes
Muhammed Ali Khalidi, “Natural Categories and Human Kinds: Classification in the Natural and Social Sciences” (Cambridge UP, 2013)
2013-Nov-15
66 minutes
William J. Clancey, “Working on Mars: Voyages of Scientific Discovery with the Mars Exploration Rovers” (MIT Press, 2012)
2013-Nov-03
67 minutes
Dorothy H. Crawford, “Virus Hunt: The Search for the Origin of HIV” (Oxford UP, 2013)
2013-Oct-16
42 minutes
Adam R. Shapiro, “Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Anti-Evolution Movement in American Schools” (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2013-Sep-27
72 minutes
Tim Maudlin, “Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time” (Princeton UP, 2012)
2013-Sep-17
57 minutes
Michael Ruse, “The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet” (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2013-Sep-08
71 minutes
Hannah S. Decker, “The Making of DSM-III: A Diagnostic Manual’s Conquest of American Psychiatry” (Oxford UP, 2013)
2013-Aug-23
69 minutes
David Munns, “A Single Sky: How an International Community Forged the Science of Radio Astronomy” (MIT Press, 2012)
2013-Jul-29
69 minutes
Nathaniel Comfort, “The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine” (Yale UP, 2012)
2013-Jul-05
70 minutes
Maki Fukuoka, “The Premise of Fidelity: Science, Visuality, and Representing the Real in 19th-Century Japan” (Stanford UP, 2012)
2013-Jun-22
70 minutes
Brian Clegg, “Dice World: Science and Life in a Random Universe” (Icon Books, 2013)
2013-Jun-04
53 minutes
Helen Longino, “Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality” (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2013-May-15
64 minutes
Victor Stenger, “God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion” (Prometheus, 2012)
2013-May-07
52 minutes
Marlene Zuk, “Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live” (Norton, 2013)
2013-Apr-22
57 minutes
Kathleen M. Vogel, “Phantom Menace or Looming Danger?: A New Framework for Assessing Bioweapons Threats” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2012)
2013-Apr-17
70 minutes
Meir Hemmo and Orly Shenker, “The Road to Maxwell’s Demon: Conceptual Foundations of Statistical Mechanics” (Cambridge UP, 2012)
2013-Apr-15
66 minutes
Lawrence M. Krauss, “A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing” (Atria, 2012)
2013-Feb-13
32 minutes
Christopher I. Beckwith, “Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World (Princeton University Press, 2012)
2013-Jan-22
81 minutes
Alec Foege, “The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great” (Basic Books, 2013)
2013-Jan-17
51 minutes
Michael D. Gordin, “The Pseudo-Science Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe” (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
2013-Jan-15
71 minutes
Katy Price, “Loving Faster Than Light: Romance and Readers in Einstein’s Universe” (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
2013-Jan-09
62 minutes
David Sepkoski, “Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline” (University of Chicago, 2012)
2012-Nov-20
66 minutes
Chris Cooper, “Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat: The Science Behind Drugs in Sport” (Oxford University Press, 2012)
2012-Oct-09
53 minutes
Robert Westman, “The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order” (University of California Press, 2011)
2012-Aug-29
70 minutes
Anjan Chakravartty, “A Metaphysics for Scientific Realism: Knowing the Unobservable” (Cambridge UP, 2007)
2012-Jul-27
67 minutes
P. Kyle Stanford, “Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives” (Oxford UP, 2006)
2012-Jul-17
81 minutes
Hanna Rose Shell, “Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance” (Zone Books, 2012)
2012-Jul-09
66 minutes
Philip Kitcher, “Science in a Democratic Society” (Prometheus Books, 2011)
2012-Jun-09
62 minutes
D. Graham Burnett, “The Sounding of the Whale: Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century” (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
2012-May-15
67 minutes
Paul Thagard, “The Cognitive Science of Science: Explanation, Discovery, and Conceptual Change” (MIT Press, 2012)
2012-May-15
66 minutes
Lawrence Busch, “Standards: Recipes for Reality” (MIT Press, 2011)
2012-Apr-16
62 minutes
David Edwards, “The Lab: Creativity and Culture” (Harvard University Press, 2010)
2012-Apr-02
52 minutes
John Eric Goff, “Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2009)
2011-Aug-15
64 minutes
Mark Stephen Meadows, “We Robot: Skywalker’s Hand, Blade Runners, Iron Man, Slutbots, and How Fiction Became Fact” (Lyons Press, 2011)
2011-Jul-06
56 minutes
Alex Vilenkin, “Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes” (Hill and Wang, 2006)
2011-Apr-01
31 minutes
Ian Sample, “Massive: The Missing Particle that Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science” (Basic Books, 2010)
2011-Jan-14
64 minutes
Ann Fabian, “The Skull Collectors: Race, Science and America’s Unburied Dead” (University of Chicago, 2010)
2010-Dec-17
61 minutes
James Fleming, “Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control” (Columbia UP, 2010)
2010-Oct-20
62 minutes
Abigail Foerstner, “James Van Allen: The First Eight Billion Miles” (University of Iowa Press, 2007)
2008-Feb-27
59 minutes