We Don’t Talk Enough About Phosphorus

KERA’s Think | 6 October 2023 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Stephen Porder about his book Elemental: How Five Elements Changed Earth’s Past and Will Shape Our Future. Discusses how after billions of years of Earth’s development, it’s still the same five elements that shape so much of human evolution. Backgrounds how hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus are the building blocks of life and affect the climate.

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In Oregon, an Experiment in Drug Laws

KERA’s Think | 31 August 2023 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jack Holmes about his Esquire article The Land Beyond the Drug War. It has been one year since Oregon decriminalised drug possession as part of a new approach to treat drug abuse. Discusses why heroin and fentanyl are now easily accessible street drugs, and if this radical way of confronting addiction as a behavioural health issue is doing more harm than good.

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Cities Are Full of Wildlife, If You Know Where to Look

KERA’s Think | 13 March 2023 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ben Wilson about his book Urban Jungle: The History and Future of Nature in the City. Discusses the history of humans living alongside nature in cities, how ancient civilizations lived alongside grasslands and rivers, and what we can do to reclaim green spaces.

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Wasps Are ‘Pests’ Worth Protecting

KERA’s Think | 16 September 2022 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Seirian Sumner about her book Endless Forms: The Secret World of Wasps. Discusses the wild world of wasps, their diversity, complex social lives, and their critical role in nature, particularly as pest controllers.

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We Can’t Have Medical Progress Without Risk

KERA’s Think | 29 September 2021 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Paul Offit about his book You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation. Describes the history of the risks run and sacrifices made to progress the medical technologies and lifesaving therapies that we rely on.

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Why We Sweat

KERA’s Think | 2 August 2021 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Sarah Everts about her book The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration. Discusses the science of sweat, the many advantages it sweat confers and the industry built to fight our body’s natural function.

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