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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 52m. Bisher sind 75 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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episode 1: The Neolithic Revolution


Around 10,000 years ago, a few human communities around the world made a momentous decision: to stop hunting and gathering, and become farmers. Why did this shift in lifestyle happen, and what unexpected effects did it have on our ancestors - and us? The answers can be found in Middle Eastern archaeological sites, carefully measured skeletons, a bit of botanical sleuthing...and in our own DNA.


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 2017-12-12  46m
 
 

episode 2: A Christmas Metabolism Story


Spencer, Razib and guest Gareth Highnam take you "behind the scenes" of your holiday meal. A whirlwind tour of 10,000 years of history, you'll discover how and why your genome plays a role in metabolizing what you eat and drink during the festive season.


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 2017-12-19  32m
 
 

episode 3: Neander-Me, Part 1


Today, humans are the only species of hominin in the world. 50,000 years ago, however, we were not alone - our cousins, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, walked the Earth with us. Their legacy lives on in our genomes today. Razib and Spencer take us on...


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 2018-01-03  42m
 
 

episode 4: Neander-Me Part 2


Today, humans are the only species of hominin in the world. 50,000 years ago, however, we were not alone - our cousins, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, walked the Earth with us. Their legacy lives on in our genomes today. Razib and Spencer take us on...


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 2018-01-11  40m
 
 

episode 5: The Indo-European Enigma


Razib and Spencer discuss the genetic evidence for the migration of Bronze Age Indo-Aryan steppe nomads across Eurasia, including the political issues surrounding their impact on the Indian subcontinent.


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 2018-01-17  27m
 
 

episode 6: Consumer Genomics Goes Mainstream


Spencer, Razib and Gareth discuss the past, present and future of consumer genomics, from its early days as a cottage industry to where it goes in 2018 - and beyond.


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 2018-01-25  34m
 
 

episode 7: Ancestry Deconvoluted


Spencer and Razib discuss how geneticists infer ancestry from genomic data, with guest Joe Pickrell - geneticist, founder & CEO of consumer genomics startup Gencove.  Find out why telling you you’re 6% Greek is harder than it seems…


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 2018-02-01  41m
 
 

episode 8: Journey of Man Redux


15 years after the premiere of the PBS/National Geographic documentary ‘Journey of Man’ and the publication of Spencer’s book, Spencer and Razib talk about the impact they have had on the public’s understanding of genetics and human...


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 2018-02-08  1h3m
 
 

episode 9: Darwin Day Special: Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?


Spencer and Razib discuss Charles Darwin's scientific impact on our understanding of evolution, and delve into the mechanism by which selection - both natural and sexual - produces biological change.


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 2018-02-15  47m
 
 

episode 10: Cheddar: More Than A Cheese


This week, Spencer and Razib do a deep dive into the early history of the British Isles, focusing specifically on the famous "Cheddar Man." Who were the first Brits, and what did they really look like?


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 2018-02-22  40m
 
 
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