New Books in Science

Interviews with Scientists about their New Books

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episode 17: John Gribbin, "Six Impossible Things: The ‘Quanta of Solace’ and the Mysteries of the Subatomic World" (Icon Books, 2019)

Gribbin details the central mystery of quantum mechanics, and outlines several interpretations that have been proposed...


 2019-11-05  54m

episode 45: Kathryn Conrad on University Press Publishing

What do university presses do, and how do they do it?


 2019-11-03  40m

episode 81: J. Neuhaus, "Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to Be Effective Teachers" (West Virginia UP, 2019)

The things that make people academics do not necessarily make them good teachers...


 2019-10-24  32m

episode 38: David Lindsay Roberts, "Republic of Numbers: Unexpected Stories of Mathematical Americans through History" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019)

Roberts anchors 20 biographical chapters to a decadal series of events, whose mathematical significance could not often have been anticipated...


 2019-10-17  1h13m

episode 70: Theodore Dalrymple, "False Positive: A Year of Error, Omission, and Political Correctness in the New England Journal of Medicine" (Encounter Books, 2019)

Dalrymple recounts each week’s new edition of the Journal with an eye toward analytical errors and a culture of political correctness in regard to the handling of medical and public health issues...


 2019-10-17  46m

episode 217: Oren Harman, "Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World" (FSG, 2018)

Harman takes scientific facts, as we know them today, and weaves them into narratives that have the tone, grace and drama of myth...


 2019-10-14  1h6m

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 2019-10-10  1h8m

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...


 2019-10-04  1h0m

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