CubeSat

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy | 8 July 2019 | 0h 9m | Listen Later | iTunes
CubeSat started life as a student engineering challenge: build a satellite that can fit in a little toy box. But now these tiny satellites are changing the way we use space – and economics.

The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast

The Exchange | 23 June 2019 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Andrew Blum about his book, The Weather Machine, exploring the people, technology, and infrastructure behind the weather forecast we rely on day to day, and the role of meteorology in the study of our planet and global policy and decision making.

Depression: The Psychedelic Cure

The After On Podcast | 15 May 2018 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Katya Malievskaia & George Goldsmith, of start-up Compass Pathways, which is trialling the use of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression.

Adam Cifu on the Case for Being a Medical Conservative

EconTalk | 1 July 2019 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with physician and author Adam Cifu about the ideas in The Case for Being a Medical Conservative. Cifu encourages doctors to appreciate the complexity of medical care and the reality that many medical techniques advocated by experts are not always beneficial or cost-effective. The conversation explores the challenges of finding reliable evidence to support medical interventions and the inherent uncertainty surrounding outcomes.

We Choose to Go

13 Minutes to the Moon | 12 May 2019 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
The first episode of an enthralling BBC series telling the story of the people who made the Apollo 11 Moon landing happen. This first episode backgrounds just how little was known of what was required when Kennedy committed to the goal of going to the Moon.

James Watt: The Power of Steam

The Forum | 27 June 2019 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the life and work of James Watt, the Scottish innovator whose improved steam engine helped power the Industrial Revolution and lay the basis for much of the mechanised world we take for granted now.

Steve Silberman on Evolving Attitudes About Autism

Point of Inquiry | 17 November 2015 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Steve Silberman about his book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. Uncovers the lost history of autism and shows how we arrived at the concept of the autism spectrum. Argues that many of us have autistic traits, some of which, such as social awkwardness and highly focused passions, have helped shape our world, especially the digital realm.