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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 53m. Bisher sind 103 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 21 hours 46 minutes


episode 23: Barbarian Genetics

Saxons, Vandals, and alleles


 2018-06-06  53m

episode 22: She Has Her Mother's Laugh

This week Spencer and Razib talk to renowned science journalist Carl Zimmer about his new book, She Has Her Mother's Laugh.


 2018-05-30  1h15m

episode 21: Molecular Population Genetics

Razib talks to professor Matthew Hahn of the University of Indiana about population and molecular genetics, and how the two have combined to form one field.


 2018-05-24  49m

episode 20: The Evolutionary Importance of Mothers and Grandmothers

Spencer and Razib talk to Kristen Hawkes, proponent of "The Grandmother Hypothesis," about the importance of mothers and grandmothers in human evolutionary history.


 2018-05-09  56m

episode 19: The Golden State Killer and the Genetic Panopticon

This week, Spencer and Razib talk to genetic genealogist Roberta Estes about the Golden State Killer case and how the rise of genetic genealogy and citizen science databases helped to track down the suspect.


 2018-05-02  58m

Lee Berger and the Dawn of "Big Data" in Paleoanthropology

Lee Berger sits down with Razib and Spencer to discuss his work in paleoanthropology, the discovery of Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi, and the new era of "big data" in a field previously characterized by relatively few well-studied hominin...


 2018-04-19  1h22m

episode 17: The Genetics of Human Behavior

This week Spencer and Razib talk to Stuart Ritchie, a leading behavioral geneticist, about the genetics of intelligence and personality.


 2018-04-12  1h9m

episode 16: Jewish Genetics: The Exodus Comes Full Circle

This week, Spencer and Razib discuss the genetics of Jewish populations. From an origin in the Fertile Crescent thousands of years ago to a worldwide diaspora, it's a fascinating story of faith, migration and admixture.


 2018-04-04  45m

episode 15: Inside Helix

This week Spencer and Razib talk to James Lu, co-founder of Helix, about the past, present and future of the "app store for personal genomics."


 2018-03-29  32m

episode 14: Multiregionalism is Dead...Long Live Multiregionalism!

This week, Razib talks with renowned paleoanthropologist Milford Wolpoff about how he was both wrong and right about human evolution.


 2018-03-22  48m