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. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 21 hours 46 minutes


episode 11: Chris Stringer And The Human Revolution

This week Spencer and Razib discuss the Out of Africa theory, Neanderthal admixture, and The Human Revolution with Chris Stringer, Head of Human Origins Research at London's Natural History Museum.


 2018-03-01  52m

episode 12: Paradise Lost

This week Spencer and Razib discuss the three great "Pleistocene Paradises" lost to rising sea levels at the end of the last Ice Age: Doggerland, Beringia and Sundaland.


 2018-03-07  46m

episode 13: 23andMe, the FDA, and Our Genomic Future

Spencer, Razib and Gareth discuss the recent launch of breast cancer susceptibility (BRCA) testing by 23andMe, including the science behind the test and the policy challenges surrounding direct-to-consumer medical testing.


 2018-03-14  35m

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

episode 14: Paleogenetics of East Asia

This week Spencer and Razib discuss the latest discoveries about the paleogenetic history of East Asia. Where did the Tibetans, Han, and Japanese come from?


 2020-04-09  52m

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 15: Coronavirus 2020: preamble to Weimar?

Spencer and Razib discuss the updates to the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 as of mid-April. Spencer delves into the possible social and cultural ramifications, and they both discuss the trajectory internationally and into the future.


 2020-04-16  1h17m

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 16: Genetics, genealogy, and secrets unknown

Razib talks to Libby Copeland about her new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are


 2020-04-22  54m

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