The Insight

Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.

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episode 19: Historical Linguistics


Asya Pereltsvaig joins us to talk about historical linguistics, how language evolution relates to genetic evolution (or not), and what sorts of features are important in creating a phylogenetic tree of languages. https://pxlme.me/S7aXK2Bf


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episode 18: Irish genetics over the past 10,000 years


This week Razib talks to Dr. Lara Cassidy about what genetics can tell us about Ireland's history. https://pxlme.me/mUUwq7u9


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episode 17: Polygenic risk scores and diversity


This week, medical genetics and diversity https://pxlme.me/bmjzWq8R


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episode 16: Blueprint, a conversation with Robert Plomin


This week we talk about behavior geneticists with one of the doyens of the field, Robert Plomin. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/wv1-WXQK


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episode 15: The Prehistory of the Arabian Peninsula


Archaeologist Jeff Rose talks about the incredible Paleolithic finds in Oman and their implications for the origins of modern humanity. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/l2uKidYt


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 2019-02-20  1h23m
 
 

episode 14: Love and biology!


This week we talked to evolutionary biologist Steve Phelps about love. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/Qe6cieei


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 2019-02-14  1h1m
 
 

episode 13: Is the FBI Watching Your DNA?


This week Razib and Spencer talk to Judy Russell and Debbie Kennett about the recent controversy about Family Tree DNA's cooperation with law enforcement. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/QulNHrT_


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 2019-02-06  1h6m
 
 

episode 12: The New York Times takes on Ancient DNA


This week Razib and Spencer talk to Bastien Llamas, a researcher at the University of Adelaide, about the recent expose about ancient DNA in The New York Times Magazine. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/4OULrz6S


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 2019-01-30  1h4m
 
 

episode 11: Cultural Evolution


This weak Razib discusses cultural evolution with anthropologist Richard McElreath. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/HCVcxcZh


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 2019-01-24  1h14m
 
 

episode 10: 2018 in genomics


This week, Spencer and Razib discuss the stories which defined 2018 in genomics. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/35Tq7n7g


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 2018-12-20  53m