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.

http://insitome.libsyn.com/website

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

subscribe
share





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.


share







 2018-05-02  58m
 
 

episode 19: Chris Stringer on paleoanthropology in 2020


Razib catches up with Chris Stinger on the state of paleoanthropology in 2020 and the ramifications of what genetics has taught us about the diversity in Denisovans in the past few years!


share







 2020-05-14  1h4m
 
 

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.


share







 2018-05-09  56m
 
 

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.


share







 2018-05-24  49m
 
 

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.


share







 2018-05-30  1h15m
 
 

episode 23: Barbarian Genetics


Saxons, Vandals, and alleles


share







 2018-06-06  53m
 
 

episode 24: Y-chromosomes and the Ascent of Man


This week Spencer and Razib discuss the Y-chromosome as tool for studying human history, from early migrations out of Africa to Genghis Khan and Bronze Age bottlenecks.


share







 2018-06-13  52m
 
 

episode 25: Coffee, Milk & Booze


This week Spencer and Razib dive into three of the most important beverages in human history:  coffee, milk and alcohol.


share







 2018-06-21  54m
 
 

episode 26: Isolated Populations


This week Spencer and Razib discuss the genetic and cultural importance of isolated and unique populations.


share







 2018-06-28  43m
 
 

episode 27: Genetic States of America


This week Spencer and Razib discuss the genetic and demographic history of the United States of America from the age of European colonization onward.


share







 2018-07-04  42m