New Books in Science

Interviews with Scientists about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 303 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 12 days 3 hours 21 minutes


episode 117: Gina Rippon, "Gender and our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds (Vintage, 2020)

Are there any meaningful neurological differences between men and women? And if so, what are they?


 2020-11-16  39m

episode 55: Alfred S. Posamentier, "The Joy of Geometry" (Prometheus, 2020)

Alfred S. Posamentier's The Joy of Geometry (Prometheus, 2020) is a book for someone who has taken geometry but wants to go further...


 2020-11-11  57m

episode 81: Hugh Raffles, "The Book of Unconformities: Speculations on Lost Time" (Pantheon Books, 2020)

At once an examination of geology, a biography of monuments, and a meditation on the connection between personal loss and massive loss, Hugh Raffles’ 'The Book of Unconformities: Speculations on Lost Time' (Pantheon Books, 2020) is a truly beguiling book...


 2020-11-04  1h11m

episode 8: M. Bekoff and J. Pierce, "The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age" (Beacon Press, 2017)

A compelling argument that the time has come to use what we know about the fascinating and diverse inner lives of other animals on their behalf...


 2020-11-03  1h5m

episode 7: I. Newkirk and G. Stone, "Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion" (Simon and Schuster, 2020)

In the last few decades, a wealth of new information has emerged about who animals are—intelligent, aware, and empathetic. Studies show that animals are astounding beings with intelligence, emotions, intricate communications networks, and myriad abilities...


 2020-10-30  49m

episode 149: Gina Rippon, "Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds" (Vintage, 2020)

Rippon presents the latest evidence which finally proves that brains are like mosaics comprised of both male and female components, and that they remain plastic, adapting throughout the course of a person’s life...


 2020-10-27  1h7m

episode 30: Robert Plomin, "Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are" (MIT Press, 2019)

Have you ever felt, “Oh my God, I’m turning into my mother (or father)!” ?


 2020-10-22  1h10m

episode 264: Valerie Olson, "Into the Extreme: U.S. Environmental Systems and Politics Beyond Earth" (U Minnesota Press, 2018)

What if outer space is not outside the human environment but, rather, defines it?


 2020-10-20  1h7m

episode 160: Rene Almeling, "GUYnecology: The Missing Science of Men’s Reproductive Health" (U California Press, 2020)

Almeling provides an in-depth look at why we do not talk about men’s reproductive health and this knowledge gap shapes reproductive politics today...


 2020-10-15  36m

episode 2: Scholarly Communication: An Interview with Joerg Heber of PLOS

Open Access is spelled with a capital O and a capital A at the Public Library of Science (or PLOS, for short), a nonprofit Open Access publisher...


 2020-10-14  1h8m