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Jul 7, 2020

We spoke to materials scientist and author Ainissa Ramirez about her brilliant new book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another, all about the 8 inventions that shaped our society and the materials behind them.

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Jun 17, 2020

In this episode we chat to historian Rutger Bregman author of Humankind: A Hopeful History (2020) and the bestseller Utopia For Realists (2014).

We talk about the shaky social studies and historical perspectives that have driven a wedge between communities, kindness as a fundamental trait of humanity, and the people who...

Jun 10, 2020

We chat to Mark O'Connell author of To Be A Machine (2017) and Notes From An Apocalypse (2020).

We talk about finding lessons about humanity in the strangest of places, being an awarded science writer while not considering himself a science writer, and privilege, decency and purpose.

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Jun 3, 2020

In this episode we chat to Sabine Hossenfelder, a physicist and author of Lost in Math. In the book Sabine makes the case that physicists have committed themselves to ideas of beauty rooted in maths that are unsupported by the data. She calls for a radical re-evaluation of how physics is done.

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May 26, 2020

In this episode, we’re chatting about Science Disrupt 2.0 - what we mean when we talk about ‘disruption’, what deeper conversations we now need to have about science, and how and why our own ideas have evolved over the last 4 years.

We talk about what’s changed in science since 2016, including the more open...