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 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

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episode 12: Natural Selection among indigenous Americans


Razib talks to Austin Reynolds about what he's discovered about adaptation in indigenous peoples of the New World.


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 2020-03-25  41m
 
 

episode 13: Coronavirus pandemic of 2020


Razib and Spencer discuss the state-of-the-pandemic at the end of March 2020.


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 2020-03-31  1h35m
 
 

episode 17: Coronavirus: the question for vaccination and the specter of revolution


Spencer and Razib discuss the state of the pandemic, why Spencer is skeptical of rapid vaccine development, and the political and cultural fallout of COVID-19.


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 2020-05-01  1h4m
 
 

episode 18: Genetically Modified Organisms


Razib talks to Chad Niederhuth at Michigan State on the promise of GMO agriculture!


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 2020-05-07  50m
 
 

episode 20: Ancient DNA and China


Spencer and Razib discuss the latest ancient DNA work that sheds light on East Asian prehistory (and also some coronavirus status update)


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 2020-05-21  53m
 
 

episode 21: The genetic basis of facial variation


This week Razib talks to Dan Crouch about what we know about the genetics of the variation shape and features.


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 2020-05-29  58m
 
 

episode 22: American Downfall: Cultural evolution, Peter Turchin, and the return of history


Spencer and Razib discuss current events in the context of cultural evolution. The history of decline, the American "Empire", and Peter Turchin's thoughts on social disorder


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 2020-06-03  1h24m
 
 

episode 23: Psychiatry and genes


Razib talks to Dr. Emily Deans on what's like to work in psychiatry today in a world with personal genomics. https://twitter.com/evolutionarypsy


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 2020-06-12  48m
 
 

episode 24: Two cultures, humanities and science


Spencer and Razib discuss what the humanities can offer to science with Kerim Yasar, professor of East Asian literature


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 2020-06-19  1h0m
 
 

episode 25: Will to Power and the Holocene transition


Razib and Spencer talk about what a new ancient DNA paper from Neolithic Ireland suggests about radical inequality and power differentials in early agricultural societies, and what that says about the transition from hunting and gathering more...


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 2020-06-26  1h1m