New Books in Science

Interviews with Scientists about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 210 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 10 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts



episode 69: David Sinclair, "LifeSpan: Why We Age and Why We Don't Have To" (Simon and Schuster, 2019)

Do we have to grow old? Maybe not. David Sinclair explains...



episode 38: E. H. Ecklund and D. R. Johnson, "Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think of Religion" (Oxford UP, 2019)

It is common to see science and religion portrayed as mutually exclusive and warring ways of viewing the world, but is that how actual scientists see it?


 2019-09-05  1h34m

episode 16: Emily Lakdawalla, "The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job" (Springer, 2018)

This book describes the most complex machine ever sent to another planet...


 2019-08-30  34m

episode 39: Michael Kodas, "Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)

In the 1980s, fires burned an average of two million acres per year. Today the average is eight million acres and growing...


 2019-08-23  52m

episode 151: David Philip Miller, "The Life and Legend of James Watt" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2019)

For all of his fame as one of the seminal figures of the Industrial Revolution, James Watt is a person around whom many misconceptions congregate...


 2019-08-13  1h11m

episode 18: Shai Lavi, "Bioethics and Biopolitics in Israel: Socio-legal, Political and Empirical Analysis" (Cambridge UP, 2019)

Lavi and his colleagues have produced a groundbreaking work that offers a novel understanding of Israeli bioethics...


 2019-08-12  54m

episode 192: Samir Okasha, "Agents and Goals in Evolution" (Oxford UP, 2018)

Okasha explores the fascinating and complex links between evolutionary biology and rational choice theory...


 2019-08-09  59m

Violet Moller, "The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found" (Doubleday, 2019)

Moller traces the histories of migration of three ancient authors, Euclid, Ptolemy and Galen, from ancient Alexandria in 500 to Syria and Constantinople,


 2019-07-31  1h4m

episode 201: David R. Montgomery, "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life" (W. W. Norton, 2018)

Once a self-proclaimed dark green eco-pessimist, Dr. Montgomery finds this new hope as he travels the world, meeting farmers at the forefront of an agricultural movement to restore soil health...


 2019-07-26  57m