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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 6, 2023 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be taxing on many fronts, but the psychological and mental health aspects are often not effectively addressed.  On this episode, Dr. Sophia Edwards-Bennett discussed her book, The Path to Soul Immunity.
Topics: science, psychology, cancer, mental health, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 31, 2023 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The age of outcomes based learning has severely undermined the broad education afforded by the liberal arts.  How can Shakespeare survive in the age of the algorithm?  On this episode, Dr. Gayle Greene discussed her book, Immeasurable Outcomes.
Topics: science, humanities, Shakespeare, outcomes, technology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 25, 2023 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Koalas are an amazing species found across Australia, but their natural history and uncertain future remain largely unknown to most.  On this episode, Dr. Danielle Clode discussed her new book, Koala.
Topics: science, biology, koala, conservation, natural history, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 18, 2023 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The decision by the Supreme Court in the Dobbs decision has turned back the clock.  But, the history of the fight for reproductive rights and justice has often been a local one.  On this episode, Dr. Felicia Kornbluh discussed her book, A Woman's Life is a Human Life.
Topics: science, Dobbs, Roe, abortion, sterilization, reproductive rights, reproductive justice, activism,...
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 5, 2023 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Pop psychology often addresses a gamut of claims from extrasensory perception to brain training games.  How do we evaluate these different claims?  On this episode, Dr. Stephen Hupp discussed his new book, Investigating Pop Psychology.
Topics: science, psychology, pseudoscience, skeptics, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 15, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Major depressive disorders affect millions of individuals daily, but some of the most effective treatments still have an uncertain stigma surrounding them.  How do we break the stigma surrounding treatments for depression?  On this episode, Dr. Michael Henry discussed his new book, Brain Reboot.
Topics: science, depression, neurology, psychiatry, ECT, ketamine, TMS, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 9, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Exploration of the polar region has been one of many triumphs and tragedies, none more so than the Karluk expedition.  On this episode, Budy Levy discussed his new book, Empire of Ice and Stone.
Topics: science, polar, expedition, Karluk, exploration, history, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 2, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The conflict between science and religion can be traced to several observations in cosmology dating back millennia.  What are the origins of these ideas about the universe?  On this episode, Ira Mark Egdall discussed his new book, Cosmic Roots.
Topics: science, cosmology, astronomy, evolution, religion, groks
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 16, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Space has held a special place in the American psyche as a final frontier for exploration in both real life and popular media.  How has this fascination with space evolved over time?  On this episode, Dr. Margaret Weitekamp discussed her new book, Space Craze.
Topics: science, space, Americana, NASA, Smithsonian, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 10, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Lee
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Although the DNA in our bodies may seem like an obvious product of nature, are the individual genes patentable?  This is the question at the center of a landmark legal case.  On this episode, Jorge Contreras discussed his new book, The Genome Defense.
Topics: science, DNA, genome, gene, patent, law, biology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 9, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although we spend nearly one-third of our lives sleeping, our attention to good sleep health is often overlooked.  How do we promote good sleep?  On this episode, Dr. Aric Prather discussed his book, The Sleep Prescription.
Topics: science, medicine, psychology, CBT, sleep, sleeping, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 9, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Pirates are a mainstay of popular culture, filling the pages of novels and dancing across our screens.  But, how did the popular image of pirates evolve from the reality of their existence?  On this episode, Dr. Rebecca Simon discussed her book, Why We Love Pirates.
Topics: science, history, piracy, pirates, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 7, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although a good diet has been widely regarded as essential for good health, the role of foods in DNA methylation has not been as fully appreciated.  On this episode, Jill Sheppard Davenport discussed her book, Better Broths and Healing Tonics.
Topics: science, nutrition, health, medicine, methylation, groks
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 2, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Birds are all around us, but few of us spend the time to slow down and notice the complexity of their behavior.  What can we learn from birds?  On this episode, Dr. Joan Strassman discussed her new book, Slow Birding.
Topics: science, birding, ecology, behavior, birds, ornithology, biology, groks
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 17, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Inflammation is at the root of many human disorders, but sometimes the extent of the inflammation is not obvious?  How do we prevent and treat hidden inflammation?  On this episode, Dr. Shilpa Ravella discussed her new book, A Silent Fire.
Topics: science, nutrition, inflammation, hidden inflammation, diet, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 14, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Developing a complete intelligence requires more than just learning facts and figures.  Teaching emotional intelligence in children is equally important.  On this episode, Rachel Katz discussed, The Emotionally Intelligent Child.
Topics: science, emotion intelligence, children, development, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 6, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although technological advances have been produced in Silicon Valley, the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has been lacking.  On this episode, Dr. France Winddance Twine discussed her book, Geek Girls.
Topics: science, technology, silicon valley, equality
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 4, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The development of puppies into full grown dogs demonstrates much about both their behavior and our own.  On this episode, Dr. Alexandra Horowitz discussed her new book, The Year of the Puppy.
Topics: science, puppy, dog, biology, behavior, development, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 30, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be a debilitating condition, but how do we improve the lived os those with ADHD?  On this episode, Tamara Rosier discussed her new book, Your Brain is Not Broken.
Topics: science, ADHD, psychology, psychotherapy, brain, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 15, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Advances in the science of aging are revealing new approaches to extending and enhancing the lifespan.  On this episode, Dr. Michael Roizen discussed his book, The Great Age Reboot.
Topics: science, aging, longevity, medicine, health, vitality, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 8, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Eliot Ness is perhaps best known for his efforts to enforce prohibition laws in Chicago, but his efforts tracking down the American Jack the Ripper in Cleveland are less recounted.  On this episode, Daniel Stashower discussed his new book, American Demon.
Topics: science, history, true crime, Cleveland, Mad Butcher, Eliot Ness, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 2, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Psychological trauma is often a debilitating condition for those who experience it, but therapies can often be ineffective.  Can EMDR therapy help alleviate these problems?  On this episode, Dr. Deborah Korn discussed her new book, Every Memory Deserves Respect.
Topics: science, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma, EMDR, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 31, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although capitalism has led to the creation of wealth across the globe, severe inequalities and inefficiencies remain in the system.  How can we rectify these problems?  On this episode, Marco Dondi discussed his new book, Outgrowing Capitalism.
Topics: science, capitalism, monetism, money, economics, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 31, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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In the information age, disinformation has become a pernicious issue that has overtaken the digital landscape.  How do we identify and handle disinformation? On this episode, Donald Barclay discussed his new book, Disinformation.
Topics: science, information age, disinformation, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 11, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Is it possible to tell what someone is really thinking?  How can you tell if someone is lying to you?  On this episode, Dr. David J. Lieberman discussed his new book, Mindreader.
Topics: science, mindreader, lie detection, psychology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 10, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The big questions of existence continue to be investigated by many areas of science.  What does physics tell us about existence?  On this episode, Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder discussed her new book, Existential Physics.
Topics: science, physics, existence, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 9, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Changes to the global environment will require innovative solutions, perhaps even involving novel applications of photosynthesis.  On this episode, Dr. Raffael Jovine discussed his book, How Light Makes Life.
Topics: science, environment, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 25, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The changes to the global environment will require addressing economic, scientific, and social justice issues.  On this episode, Eric Davidson discussed his new book, Science for a Green New Deal.
Topics: science, climate change, social justice, economics, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 22, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Throughout the history of warfare, rapidly adapting and utilizing new technologies has been key to success.  On this episode, Dr. Richard Schultz discussed his book, Transforming US Intelligence for Irregular War.
Topics: science, war, TF714, technology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 1, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although the nature of reality may appear to be solidly constructed, our conscious experiences may arise from other fundamental properties of nature.  On this episode, Dr. Howard Eisenberg discussed his book, Dream It to Do It.
Topics: science, consciousness, dream, reality, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 1, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Homo sapiens has come to dominate the planet, but what are the traits that have allowed humans to have such a position.  On this episode, Dr. Liat Ben David discussed her book, The Story of Our Lives.
Topics: science, humans, traits, homo sapiens, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 29, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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World War II was a time of great historical upheaval, where many moments in time could have drastically altered the course of history.  On this episode, William Martin explores these scenarios in his book, December '41.
Topics: science, WWII, history, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 28, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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A career in science is challenging, but even more so after serving time in prison.  How can the barriers facing former inmates be overcome?  On this episode, Dr. Stanley Andrisse discussed his book and organization, From Prison Cells to Ph.D.
Topics: science, prison, academia, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 21, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although emotional expression through language is often viewed as supplemental to rational thoughts, the actual organization may be reversed.  On this episode, Dr. Mark Changizi discussed his book, Expressly Human.
Topics: science, language, emotion, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 13, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Changes to the global environment are now causing major economic changes across the globe.  How are economic issues influencing the climate debate? On this episode, Bob Keefe, discussed his book, Climatenomics.
Topics: science, economics, climate change, climatenomics, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 7, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The video game industry of the early 80s was dominated for a time by the Atari VCS.  But, the fall of the industry has been attributed to one video game, E.T.  On this episode, Howard Scott Warshaw discussed his new book, Once Upon Atari.
Topics: science, computers, video games, Atari, ET, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 17, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Can achieving good health and wellness be influenced by integrating healthy lifestyle choices?  On this episode, Neil Cannon discussed health and wellness and his new book, The Vitality Code.
Topics: science, health, vitality, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 10, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although changes to the global environment and climate seem to be increasing, is it possible to restore the climate for a sustainable future?  On this episode, Peter Fiekowsky discussed his new book, Climate Restoration.
Topics: science, climate, climate change, climate restoration, environment, population, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 5, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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In a worldwide plague with societies under lockdown, how can human communities survive? On this episode, Umar Turaki discussed his new novel, Such A Beautiful Thing to Behold.
Topics: science, pandemic, novel, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 4, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Creativity is an elusive feature of the human mind that many would like to harness.  How does it arise and how can we cultivate it?  On this episode, Matt Richtel discussed his new book, Inspired.
Topics: science, inspiration, creativity, neuroscience, psychology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 27, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The great questions of science and philosophy continue to undergo rigorous exploration and experimentation.  What is our understanding of these questions?  On this episode, Alan Lightman discussed his new book, Probable Impossibilities.
Topics: science, physics, cosmology, biology, consciousness, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 8, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Coral reefs are an amazing microcosm supporting life in the oceans, but their existence continues to be threatened.  On this episode, Juli Berwald discussed her new book, Life on the Rocks.
Topics: science, coral reefs, oceans, conservation, climate change, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 8, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Apollo 13 holds a unique place in the history of the early space missions.  The lunar pilot on the flight had a unique perspective on the mission and the evolution of the space program.  On this episode, Fred Haise discussed his new book, Never Panic Early.
Topics: science, Apollo 13, NASA, space program, moon, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 25, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How can we help preserve the biodiversity of the planet?  Can preserving half the land on the planet be the solution?  On this episode, Tony Hiss discussed his book, Rescuing the Planet.
Topics: science, environment, ecology, conservation, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 23, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The laws of thermodynamics and quantum physics may seem to operate at completely different physical scales, but is it possible to combine these different physical principles?  On this episode, Dr. Nicole Junger Halpern discussed her book, Quantum Steampunk.
Topics: science, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, quantum thermodynamics, physics, information, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 23, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How could an aspiring supervillain take over the world?  Are the comic book schemes of supervillainy supported by modern science?  On this episode, Ryan North discussed his new book, How to Take Over the World.
Topics: science, comics, supervillain, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 21, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The search for the physical basis of consciousness continues to challenge scientists.  Wherein lies the mind?  On this episode, Dr. Thomas R. Verny discussed his book, The Embodied Mind.
Topics: science, psychology, neuroscience, mind, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 3, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How does our expectation of events affect the physiology of our bodies?  New scientific advances have shown a profound effect.  On this episode, David Robson discussed his new book, The Expectation Effect.
Topics: science, psychology, neuroscience, expectation, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 24, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Our understanding of the brain owes to several foundational discoveries by the Spanish neuroscientist, Santiago Ramon y Cajal.  On this episode, Benjamin Ehrlich discussed his life and new book, The Brain in Search of Itself.
Topics: science, Cajal, neuroscience, neuron, neuron doctrine, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 7, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The ability to track time has been a hallmark achievement of human ingenuity.  How has the history of timekeeping evolved?  On this episode, Dr. Chad Orzel discussed his book, A Brief History of Timekeeping.
Topics: science, physics, time, timekeeping, clocks, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 4, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Heartbreak can be a devastating experience, but one where science is beginning to make new discoveries as to its biological origins.  On this episode, Florence Williams discussed her new book, Heartbreak.
Topics: science, heartbreak, loneliness, psychology, neuroscience, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 4, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The changes to the global environment seem daunting to those who wish to act.  Can part of the solution be in our own backyard gardens?  On this episode, Emily Murphy discussed her book, Grow Now.
Topics: science, gardening, botany, environment, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 27, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The gut microbiome can greatly influence the health of the organism, but is often overlooked when considering lifestyle dietary choices.  On this episode, Dr. William Davis discussed his new book, Super Gut.
Topics: science, metabolism, gut, microbiome, diet, fermentation, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 25, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although the chronological age of an individual may be indicative of overall health, a better measure of biological age may be found in DNA methylation patterns.  On this episode, Kara Fitzgerald discussed her new book, Younger You.
Topics: science, methylation, DNA, longevity, youth, biology, aging, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 20, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The aging demographics will put tremendous pressures on modern societies.  How can the world adapt to the aging of the populace?  On this episode, Bradley Schurman discussed his book, The Super Age: Decoding Our Demographic Destiny.
Topics: science, aging, population, demographics, sociology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 11, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although the inequities across the globe require philanthropic solutions, most projects can do more harm than good.  Is there another way?  On this episode, Prof. Kirk Bowman discussed his new book, Reimagining Global Philanthropy.
Topics: science, philanthropy, community bank, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 11, 2022 Charles C. Lee
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Although the inequities across the globe require philanthropic solutions, most projects can do more harm than good.  Is there another way?  On this episode, Prof. Kirk Bowman discussed his new book, Reimagining Global Philanthropy.
Topics: science, philanthropy, community bank, groks
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 7, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The production of meat is an inefficient process that can be substantially improved using modern biotechnology methods.  On this episode, Dr. Karthik Sekar discussed his new book, After Meat.
Topics: science, bioreactor, meat, biotechnology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 4, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although no one wants or expects a disaster to occur, how can one be the best prepared for such a situation.  On this episode, Creek Stewart discussed his book, The Disaster Ready Home.
Topics: science, survival, disaster, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 28, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How did the concept of property arise in human society and is this a uniquely human attribute?  On this episode, Prof. Bart J. Wilson discussed his book, The Property Species.
Topics: science, property, sociology, economics, psychology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 8, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although there are many claims for improving our ability to think and brain health, how can we assess which of these claims have validity?  On this episode, Dr. Emily Willingham discussed her book, The Tailored Brain.
Topics: science, neuroscience, brain health, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 30, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Parsing scientific fact from fiction has become increasingly difficult in the age of misinformation.  On this episode, R. Philip Bouchard discussed his book, The Stickler's Guide to Science in the Age of Misinformation.
Topics: science, technology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 16, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The changes to the global climate are often too vast to accurately comprehend.  However, with appropriate visual aids, these changes become readily apparent.  On this episode, Dr. Brian Buma discussed his book, The Atlas of a Changing Climate.
Topics: science, climate, atlas, global warming, climate change, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 12, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Freedom of therapeutic choice in the field of medicine has had a long history in American society.  On this episode, Prof. Lewis Grossman discussed his new book, Choose Your Medicine.
Topics: science, medicine, health law, therapeutic choice, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 8, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Mental illnesses contribute significantly to the health burden in the country, but finding good treatments is often more difficult than necessary.  On this episode, Dr. Margaret Chisolm discussed her book, From Survive to Thrive.
Topics: science, psychology, psychiatry, mental health, mental illness, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 28, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The development of the next generation of medicines will likely benefit from the vast number of compounds produced by plants around the world. On this episode, Dr. Cassandra Leah Quave discussed her new book, The Plant Hunter.
Topics: science, medicine, plants, ethnobotany, natural products, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 20, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Technology is quickly evolving in several different domains, but how will these changes affect our future?  On this episode, Steven Hoffman discussed his book, The Five Forces That Change Everything.
Topics: science, technology, business, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 19, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although some decisions are never easy, they can be made even more complicated by the manner in which they are presented.  On this episode, Dr. Eric J. Johnson discussed his new book, The Elements of Choice.
Topics: science, decision, economics, choice architecture, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 13, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Mathematics underlies so much of the modern world, but how can it help us to think better?  On this episode, Marcus du Sautoy discussed his book, Thinking Better.
Topics: science, mathematics, probability, thinking, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 22, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although anxiety levels have been increasing lately, can this actually be used for good?  On this episode, Dr. Wendy Suzuki discussed her new book, Good Anxiety.
Topics: science, anxiety, sociology, psychology, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 22, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The heart is a remarkable organ, but one whose natural history may have been unappreciated.  On this episode, Dr. Bill Schutt discussed his new book, Pump.
Topics: science, heart, cardiology, history, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 20, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias continue to be developed, but with poor outcomes.  What is the best way forward? On this episode, Dr. Daniel R. George discussed his book, American Dementia.
Topics: science, dementia, Alzheimer's, sociology, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 16, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Social media has many positive and negative sides.  How can we best utilize this technology.  On this episode, Dr. Brian Primack discussed his book, You Are What You Click.
Topics: science, social media, psychology, sociology, internet, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 16, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Water is crucial to our survival and underlies the organization of our societies.  What does the history of water teach us?  On this episode, Giulio Boccaletti discussed the history of water.
Topics: science, water, hydrology, sociology, history, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 8, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Science is continually under attack from science deniers.  What is the best way to talk about science with a science denier?  On this episode, Dr. Lee McIntyre discussed his book, How to Talk to a Science Denier.
Topics: science, denial, dialogue, debate, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 8, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Anxiety can be a debilitating issue for many, but how can we manage anxiety effectively?  On this episode, Elke Scholz discussed her book, Anxiety Warrior.
Topics: science, anxiety, psychology, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 31, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Food allergies and related conditions appear to be increasing in prevalence.  But, how do we diagnose and treat these conditions.  On this episode, Dr. Ruchi Gupta discussed her book, Food Without Fear.
Topics: science, food, food allergy, celiac, nutrition, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 25, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The changes to the global environment can cause much consternation, but how does one develop the resolve to address these issues?  On this episode, Mary M. Clare and Gary Ferguson discussed the Full Ecology Project.
Topics: science, ecology, conservation, psychology, sociology, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 19, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The early response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to draw much criticism, with many lessons to be learned.  On this episode, Damian Paletta discussed the early administration responses in his book, Nightmare Scenario.
Topics: science, covid, Trump, public health, medicine, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 11, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How did the universe begin?  The big bang theory was perhaps popularized by a public debate between two physicists, George Gamow and Fred Hoyle.  On this episode, Paul Halpern discussed his book, Flashes of Creation.
Topics: science, physics, cosmology, big bang, Hoyle, Gamow, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 5, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The tree canopy holds almost half of the land species on earth, but we would know very little about it were it not for the arbonauts.  On this episode, Dr. Meg Lowman discussed her work as an arbonaut.
Topics: science, tree, canopy, arbonaut, ecology, groks
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 27, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Becoming a military pilot is not an easy task, and one that has additional obstacles for a woman in Afghanistan.  On this episode, Niloofar Rahmani discussed her life as the first female fixed-wing aviator in Afghanistan.
Topics: science, Afghanistan, air force, aviation, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 20, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Perspiration is a trait that is relatively unique for humans and one where science is making new discoveries.  On this episode, Sarah Everts discussed her new book, The Joy of Sweat.
Topics: science, sweat, perspiration, biology, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 15, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although consumerism appears to be embedded in our modern society, would the environment and ourselves be changed should it cease to exist?  On this episode, J.B. MacKinnon discussed his book, The Day the World Stopped Shopping.
Topics: science, environment, consumerism, economics, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 6, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The final Apollo missions were aided by the invention of the lunar lover, which greatly expanded the exploration of the moon.  On this episode, Earl Swift discussed his book, Across the Airless Wilds.
Topics: science, moon landings, space exploration, Apollo, lunar rover, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 29, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Transplant medicine is one of the most challenging areas of medicine that is rapidly evolving.  On this episode, Dr. David Weill discussed his book, Exhale.
Topics: science, transplant, lung, medicine, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 21, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Information may seem to be constantly increasing in our increasingly complex world, but what if it is actually a fundamental part of the universe?  On this episode, Caleb Scharf discussed his new book, The Ascent of Information.
Topics: science, information theory, entropy, dataome, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 4, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Plagues have beset humankind since the dawn of history, but our understanding of the disease causing agents has greatly advanced.  On this episode, Dr. John Froude discussed the history of pandemics in his new book, Plagued.
Topics: science, plague, pandemic, epidemiology, history, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 4, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Recycling may seem as easy as placing items in the appropriate bin, but there are many caveats that limit what can be recycled.  On this episode, Jennie Romer discussed her book, Can I Recycle This?
Topics: science, recycling, sustainability, environment, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 26, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Capturing an image of a black hole may seem impossible, but it was accomplished through an incredible global scientific effort.  On this episode, Dr. Heino Falcke discussed the story of capturing the image of a black hole.
Topics: science, astronomy, black holes, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 13, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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What are the advantages that humans have over machines in the age of technology and turmoil?  On this episode, Kenneth Cukier discussed his new book, Framers.
Topics: science, computers, framing, human cognition, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 5, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The neutrino is a fundamental particle that might never have been discovered were it not for Nobelist Frederick Reines.  On this episode, Dr. Leonard Cole discussed the life and science of Frederick Reines.
Topics: science, physics, neutrino, Reines, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 5, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The conservation movement owes its existence to the history of the individuals that were instrumental in its formation.  On this episode, Michelle Nijhuis discussed her book, Beloved Beasts.
Topics: groks, science, conservation, animals, extinction, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 5, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The healthcare system in the United States undergoes continuing scrutiny.  Can a market-based approach work?  On this episode, Dr. Deane Waldman discussed Statescare and market-based medicine.
Topics: science, healthcare, market, statescare, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 22, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Traversing a career in science can be somewhat daunting, even for those who reach the highest levels.  On this episode, Dr. Robert Lefkowitz discussed his adventures as an accidental scientist.
Topics: science, Nobel, adrenaline, receptors, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 6, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The changes to the global environment often seem to be beyond the ability of an individual to positively affect.  How can individuals help the global environment?  On this episode, Kimberly Nicholas discussed her book, Under the Sky We Make.
Topics: science, environment, global warming, carbon, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 6, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The human brain is one of the most remarkable biological creations in nature, but its natural history is unknown to most.  On this episode, Bret Stetka discussed his book, A History of the Human Brain.
Topics: science, brain, history, evolution, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 18, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The diversity of life on earth continues to astound zoologists, such that some may begin to ponder what it means for the possibility of life on other planets.  On this episode, Arik Kershenbaum discussed the diversity of life.
Topics: science, biology, zoology, aliens, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 18, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Volcanoes may be some of the most fearsome, yet fascinating places on earth.  What can they tell us about the geology of the planet.  On this episode, Jess Phoenix discussed the science of volcanology.
Topics: science, groks, volcano, geology, vulcanology
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 11, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The problems facing the American health care system are perhaps nowhere else more evident than in small rural hospitals.  On this episode, Brian Alexander discussed his book, The Hospital.
Topics: science, medicine, hospital, healthcare, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast