Sarah Hill – The Psychological Impact Of Hormonal Birth Control

Modern Wisdom | 21 November 2022 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sarah Hill about her book This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences. Discusses why hormonal birth control can make women prioritise wealth in men, why women who come off are less sexually satisfied with partners they chose when they were on birth control, the relationship between taking the pill with anxiety, depression, bisexuality and stress, whether it’s a good thing for women to have sex with men who they wouldn’t marry, and more.

Sam Tatam – Evolutionary Ideas For Modern Problems

Modern Wisdom | 15 October 2022 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sam Tatam about his book Evolutionary Ideas: Unlocking Ancient Innovation to Solve Tomorrow’s Challenges. Discusses the application of evolutionary solutions to modern problems, covering how the wings of an owl helped fix problems in the bullet train, how the ears of a hare assist wind turbines, why Google Glass failed, why airline tickets are so confusing, how companies can aid customer decision without limiting choice, and more.

The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinking with Temple Grandin

The TED Interview | 10 November 2022 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Temple Grandin about her book Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions. Discusses her long, multifaceted career, and how her neurodivergent mind and its gift for identifying patterns and thinking visually has helped her pioneer groundbreaking research. She also explains how all kinds of brains can contribute to creating knowledge, and shares how neurodiversity is a strength across many disciplines.

A Conversation About Reproductive Health and Abortion Studies

New Books in Gender | 14 October 2021 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | Spotify
Interview with Diane Greene Foster about her book The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having or Being Denied an Abortion. Discusses her ten-year study on the outcomes for a thousand pregnant women who had or were denied abortions; considering the impacts on mental and physical health, careers, and romantic relationships; offering the first data-driven examination of having or not having an abortion.

Karen Bakker on The Sounds of Life

Princeton UP Ideas Podcast | 11 November 2022 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Karen Bakker about her book The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants. Discusses the application of technology and artificial intelligence to animal communication – decoding whale, elephant, turtle and bat communication; robots that can ‘speak’ to bees, listening and tracking endangered whales to keep them safe from shipping, evidence that trees and coral hear, the ethics of communicating with other species, and more.

The Huxleys: A Revolution in How We See Ourselves

RSA Events | 13 October 2022 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Discussion with Alison Bashford about her book The Huxleys: An Intimate History of Evolution. Uses the lives and work of T.H. Huxley and Julian Huxley to portray the impact that three generations of Huxleys have had on the scientific and cultural conversations we have about humanity and our relationship with the natural world.

Sam Bowman – The Housing Theory of Everything

Narratives w/Will Jarvis | 5 September 2022 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sam Bowman, about his article The Housing Theory of Everything. Discusses the housing theory of everything, the slowdown in science and technology, the long-term economic future of the UK, and more.

Mark Zachary Taylor on The Politics of Innovation

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 16 October 2022 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Mark Zachary Taylor about his book The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology. Discusses why some countries are better than others at science and technology, the uneven distribution of innovation globally, how and why we got to this place, the role of government investments, and the connection between physics and politics.