New Books in Science

Interviews with Scientists about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 251 Folge(n) erschienen.

episode 223: Cailin O’Connor, "Games in the Philosophy of Biology" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

O’Connor introduces the basics of game theory and its particular branch, evolutionary game theory...



episode 52: Eric Holthaus, "The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What’s Possible in the Age of Warming" (HarperOne, 2020)

Holthaus offers a radical vision of our future, specifically how to reverse the short- and long-term effects of climate change over the next three decades...



episode 108: Lee McIntyre, "The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience" (MIT Press, 2019)

What can explain the success of science as an endeavor for getting closer to truth?



episode 251: Henry M. Cowles, "The Scientific Method: An Evolution of Thinking from Darwin to Dewey" (Harvard UP, 2020)

The idea of a single scientific method, shared across specialties and teachable to ten-year-olds, is just over a hundred years old...



 2020-06-02  2h0m

episode 51: A. M. Barton and W. S. Keeton, "Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests" (Island Press, 2018)

Old-growth forests captivate and inspire us. Walking through them can transport us to a time before human domination of the natural world....


 2020-05-14  1h10m

episode 193: Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies" (U Georgia Press, 2019)

How involved with slavery were American universities? And what does their involvement mean for us?


 2020-04-28  59m

episode 19: Wade Roush, "Extraterrestrials" (MIT Press, 2020)

Roush examines one of the great unsolved problems in science: is there life, intelligent or otherwise, on other planets?


 2020-04-27  54m

episode 247: Wenfei Tong, "Bird Love: The Family Life of Birds" (Princeton UP, 2020)

Tong looks at the extraordinary range of mating systems in the avian world, exploring all the stages from courtship and nest-building to protecting eggs and raising chicks...


 2020-04-17  54m

episode 18: Ray Dorsey, "Ending Parkinson's Disease: A Prescription for Action" (Public Affairs, 2020)

Brain diseases are now the world's leading source of disability...


 2020-04-06  42m