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Podcast Profile: New Scientist Weekly Extra

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Site: www.newscientist.com
11 episodes
2021 to present
Average episode: 28 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style

Podcaster's summary: Want more New Scientist Weekly? Every week we get to speak to some of the most influential and interesting people on the cutting edge of science, but we only ever get to share a fraction of our conversations with them. That’s why we’ve created New Scientist Weekly Extra. Tune in for the full edit of the most engrossing interviews from our flagship show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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List Updated: 2022-Sep-28 12:10 UTC. Episodes: 11. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-May-20 • 15 minutes
#11 George Monbiot: The "blight" of farming
In our extended interview with George Monbiot, the writer and environmental activist talks about his book Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet. In the book he argues that farming is the most destructive human activity ever to have blighted the Earth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2021-Nov-12 • 33 minutes
#10 Mark Carney: Building a better world for all
In our extended interview with Mark Carney, the economist and former Governor of the Bank of England talks about his book Value(s): Building a Better World for All. In the book he argues that we’ve misplaced value in financial markets, and focuses on four major crises - once of which is climate change. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2021-Nov-12 • 26 minutes
#9 Andrea Ghez: Supermassive blackholes
In our extended interview with Andrea Ghez, the astrophysicist and University of California professor speaks about her work studying supermassive black holes - in particular the discovery that earnt her a Nobel Prize. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2021-Nov-12 • 32 minutes
#8 Jeanette Winterson: The past, present and future of AI
In our extended interview with Jeanette Winterson, the author speaks about her new book ’12 Bytes’, which explores the history of artificial intelligence – and where it’ll take humanity in the future.The edited version of this interview was first broadcast on New Scientist Weekly episode 82. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2021-Nov-12 • 22 minutes
#7 David King: How to save the planet (no pressure)
In our extended interview with David King, the former UK chief scientist talks about the small matter of how to save the planet – and how he plans to do so as founder of the newly formed Climate Crisis Advisory Group.The edited version of this interview was first broadcast on New Scientist Weekly episode 75. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2021-Nov-12 • 26 minutes
#6 Nichola Raihani: The evolution of human cooperation
In our extended interview with Nichola Raihani, author of ‘The Social Instinct’, she explains why species collaborate, an act which seems to contradict the competitive nature of life in Darwin’s theory of natural selection. The edited version of this interview was first broadcast on New Scientist Weekly episode 73. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2021-Nov-12 • 26 minutes
#5 Gwen Adshead: Humanity's intrinsic capacity for evil
In our extended interview with Gwen Adshead, the forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist speaks about the capacity we all have for evil - the subject of her book ‘The Devil You Know’. The edited version of this interview was first broadcast on New Scientist Weekly episode 72. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2021-Nov-12 • 26 minutes
#4 Elinor Cleghorn: The gender pain gap
In our extended interview with Elinor Cleghorn, the author speaks about her book ‘Unwell Women: A Journey Through Medicine And Myth in a Man-Made World’, which examines the origins of the gender pain gap. The edited version of this interview was first broadcast on New Scientist Weekly episode 70. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2021-Nov-12 • 28 minutes
#3 Alice Roberts: How archaeology and genetics are increasingly intertwined
In our extended interview with Alice Roberts, the anatomist discusses her book Ancestors: The Pre-History of Britain in Seven Burials, and the revolution taking place in archaeology as the discipline absorbs modern techniques from genetics.The edited version of this interview was first broadcast on New Scientist Weekly episode 69. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2021-Nov-12 • 38 minutes
#2 Suzanne Simard: The roots of the wood wide web
In our extended interview with Suzanne Simard, the legendary biologist tells us how she discovered the wood wide web - revealing that trees live in a connected society, trading, collaborating and communicating in sophisticated ways through a shared underground network.The edited version of this interview was first broadcast on New Scientist Weekly episode 65. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2021-Nov-12 • 32 minutes
#1 Avi Loeb: Why we need to take the hunt for aliens more seriously
In our extended interview with Avi Loeb, the Harvard astrophysicist explains why he believes the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua could be a piece of alien technology, and tells us why scientists need to take the search for intelligent life more seriously.The edited version of this interview was first broadcast on New Scientist Weekly episode 54. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.