Posted by: grokscience | April 14, 2021

Brain History

The human brain is one of the most remarkable biological creations in nature, but its natural history is unknown to most.  On this episode, Bret Stetka discussed his book, A History of the Human Brain.

Insane in the membrane? 🙂

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Posted by: grokscience | April 7, 2021

Zoological Galaxy

The diversity of life on earth continues to astound zoologists, such that some may begin to ponder what it means for the possibility of life on other planets.  On this episode, Arik Kershenbaum discussed the diversity of life.

Go life… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | March 31, 2021

Volcano Adventures

Volcanoes may be some of the most fearsome, yet fascinating places on earth.  What can they tell us about the geology of the planet.  On this episode, Jess Phoenix discussed the science of volcanology.

Explosive… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | March 24, 2021

The Hospital

The problems facing the American health care system are perhaps nowhere else more evident than in small rural hospitals. On this episode, Brian Alexander discussed his book, The Hospital.

Single payer? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | March 17, 2021

Life’s Edge

What is life? At the boundaries of science, the definition of what constitutes life remains ill-defined. On this episode, Carl Zimmer discussed the scientific quest to define life.

42? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | March 10, 2021

Burn

A good diet and exercise are important for optimal health, but are they equally important for weight loss? On this episode, Dr. Herman Pontzer discussed these issues and his new book, Burn.

Dis… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | March 3, 2021

Princess Spy

The world of espionage is filled with individuals that one may not think would be a spy. On this episode, Larry Loftis discussed the story of Aline Griffith in his book, The Princess Spy.

I spy… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | February 24, 2021

Bad Medicine

The opioid epidemic continues to have severe repercussions in society, enabled by both giant pharmaceutical companies and unscrupulous physicians who profited from these drugs. On this episode, Charlotte Bismuth discussed her book, Bad Medicine.

Shake it up… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | February 17, 2021

Enduring Change

How can enduring change be implemented through psychotherapeutic practices? How can the neuroscience of memory inform these clinical approached? On this episode, Dr. Richard Lane discussed his book, The Neuroscience of Enduring Change.

Not a moment too soon… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | February 10, 2021

Doctors Blackwell

The history of women would be quite different were it not for the pioneering work of Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell. On this episode, Janice Nimura discussed their story and her new book, The Doctors Blackwell.

Doctor who? 😉

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