Huygens: Europe’s Greatest Scientist

Not Just the Tudors | 1 December 2022 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Hugh Aldersey-Williams about his book Dutch Light: Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe. Discusses the life and work of Christiaan Huygens, who made contributions to astronomy, mathematics, physics and timekeeping.

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What Does the Science Say? | Dr. Richard Lindzen

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast | 5 January 2023 | 1h 44m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Lindzen discussing the facts of climate change, the models used to predict it, the dismal state of academia, and the politicized world of “professional” science.

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Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why with Simon LeVay

The Innovation Show | 18 October 2022 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Simon LeVay about his book Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation. Explains that homosexuality is part of a collection of gender-atypical traits driven by differences in genes, sex hormones, and their interactions with the developing brain.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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A Journey into the Minds of Whales

The Pulse | 16 September 2022 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tom Mustill about his book How to Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication. Discusses his near-death experience with a breaching humpback whale and the work of researchers who are using AI to observe, document, and decode animal communications. Includes interviews with Joy Reidenberg and Justin Gregg about their research on whales and dolphins.

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