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 10: The Genetics of Game of Thrones

This week Razib and Spencer discuss the genetics of the HBO series Game of Thrones. Show notes:


 2018-12-05  1h1m

episode 10: 2018 in genomics

This week, Spencer and Razib discuss the stories which defined 2018 in genomics. Show notes:


 2018-12-20  53m

episode 11: Cultural Evolution

This weak Razib discusses cultural evolution with anthropologist Richard McElreath. Show notes:


 2019-01-24  1h14m

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:


 2019-01-30  1h4m

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:


 2019-02-06  1h6m

episode 14: Love and biology!

This week we talked to evolutionary biologist Steve Phelps about love. Show notes:


 2019-02-14  1h1m

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:


 2019-02-20  1h23m

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:


 2019-02-27  59m

episode 17: Polygenic risk scores and diversity

This week, medical genetics and diversity


 2019-03-07  48m

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.


 2019-03-13  1h4m