Len Mlodinow – The Life of Stephen Hawking

How to Academy | 23 November 2020 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Leonard Mlodinow about his book Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics. Backgrounds his work co-writing A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design with Hawking. Discusses Hawking’s work, philosophy, daily life and struggles, compassion, and humour.

David Kaiser on Science, Money, and Power

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 30 March 2020 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with physicist and historian David Kaiser about the confluence of physics, politics, and funding in the twentieth century. Discusses the fraught relationship between scientists and their funding sources throughout history, from Galileo and his patrons to the current rise of private foundations.

Freeman Dyson, Sage of Science

To The Best Of Our Knowledge | 8 December 2016 | 0h 36m | Listen Later
Freeman Dyson has died at 96 (NY Times obituary). This 2016 interview with Dyson looks back over his remarkable life in science.