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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast

Groks Science Radio Show is a weekly science radio program heard on radio stations across the country and also as a podcast. Each week, the hosts, Dr. Charles Lee, Dr. Frank Ling, Dr. Joanna Rowell and Forrest Gulden take an in-depth look at recent events in the world of science and technology, and examine the effects of recent discoveries on our daily lives.



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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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The opioid epidemic continues to affect countless lives, but how did it get to this point?  What is the history of opium and its derivative opioids?  On this episode, Dr. John Halpern discussed how an ancient flower shaped and poisoned our world.
Topics: science, technology, history, opium, groks
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Bram Cohen, the visionary behind Chia.net and BitTorrent, is at it again. In spite of their potential, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have not met the promise of a global money standard. On this episode, he discusses sustainable blockchain for next generation digital currency and his new startup.
Topics: blockchains, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, bit torrent, digital money
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The American continents are often referred to as the New World by anthropologists. But could civilization have started far earlier than most experts think? On this episode, Graham Hancock discusses his hypothesis of a lost civilization that preceded the Native Americans who settled here around 13,000 years ago.
Topics: Americas, anthropology, history, migration, Alaska, DNA
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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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What is the best way to solve an everyday problem?  On this episode, Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, discussed his new book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems.
Topics: science, technology, groks. problems, xkcd
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Our emotional health is intimately related to the proper operations of evolutionarily ancient parts of our brain.  How can our sex lives be a window into these critical aspects of our brains?  On this episode, Dr. Nan Wise discussed her book, Why Good Sex Matters.
Topics: science, sex, brain, neuroscience, emotion, groks
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The tragedy of flight 242 remains a potent reminder in the history of aviation.  What lessons were learned and how did the people recover?  On this episode, Samme Chittum discussed the tragedy of flight 242.
Topics: science, aviation, groks
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Although the invisible hand of economics may seem to be agnostic to the nature of industries supported, a change in the direction of capital may enable supporting clean industries.  On this episode, Joel Solomon discussed the clean money revolution.
Topics: science, economics, capitalism, groks
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Among all of the self recovery programs, alcoholics anonymous may be the most influential and the foundation for all those that followed.  But, the history of this institution has only recently been explored in scholarly detail.  On this episode, William Schaberg discussed Writing the Big Book: The Creation of A.A.
Topics: science, history, AA, groks
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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
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Although food is essential for survival, eating the wrong types of food may be deleterious to our health.  What is the role of hormones in our food supply and our health?  On this episode, Dr. Neal Barnard discussed his book, Your Body in Balance.
Topics: science, diet, hormones, health, groks
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The development of the planets and the solar system has continued to intrigue scientists.  Recent advances in planetary science have broadened our perspective on the issue.  On this episode, Dr. Erik Asphaug discussed his book, When the Earth had Two Moons.
Topics: science, planetology, solar system, cosmology, groks
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The goods and foods that are produced and manufactured around us contain both natural and unnatural chemicals.  How much is known about the chemistry of everyday goods?  On this episode, George Zaidan discussed the chemistry of what we put on us and in us.
Topics: science, chemistry, food, products, groks
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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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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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Can a literary work be untranslatable, especially if the work is meant to highlight the uniqueness of a language itself?  On this episode, Michael Cooperson discussed his new translation of the works of the Silk Merchant, Impostures: Fifty Rogues Tales Translated Fifty Ways.
Topics: translation, arabic, al-hariri, silk merchant, translation, impostures, groks
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Cancer can take its toll on not only the patient, but also on the family, friends and caregivers that surround them.  How do people cope with a cancer diagnosis?  On this episode, Dr. Steven A. Curley discussed some of these stories in his new book, In My Hands.
Topics: science, cancer, medicine, groks
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Of the many issues with the health care system in the United States, the lack of transparency for costs and patient's health data may be among the most pressing issues.  On this episode, Cynthia A. Fisher discussed advocating for the rights of patients.
Topics: science, medicine, costs, patients, reform, groks
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Months after Hurricane Maria the Puerto Rico, the island faces food, water, and electricity shortages.  On this episode, Ingrid Montes discusses the recovery efforts on Puerto Rico and shares her thoughts on science and society.
Topics: Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, natural disaster, water, food, electricity, recovery, climate change,...
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Air pollution not only drives climate change but also respiratory and other health problems. On this episode, Jos Lelieveld discusses how lives could be saved today and in the future by eliminating the emissions associated with burning fossil fuels.
Topics: air pollution, PM25, pollution, climate change, IPCC, fossil fuels
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Free speech is often touted as a guiding principle of American civic life, but is this truly the case?  What is guaranteed under the first amendment to the constitution?  On this episode, Prof. Stanley Fish discussed his book, The First.
Topics: free speech, first amendment, groks, science
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In this episode, we talk with Christie Aschwanden, the lead science writer for Fivethirtyeight.com about what she found when she used some common tools utilized in nutrition research.
Topics: groks, groks science show, nutrition, food, christie aschwanden, fivethirtyeight
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Quantum mechanics may seem to be an esoteric topic that has little impact on our daily lives.  Surprisingly, one can find the influence of quantum mechanics in our daily breakfast.  On this episode, Chad Orzel discussed Breakfast with Einstein.
Topics: science, physics, quantum mechanics, Einstein, groks
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The world would be a very different place had FDR, Churchill, and Stalin not been the leaders during World War II.  This almost would have happened had a Nazi assassination plot succeeded.  On this episode, Howard Blum discussed his new book, Night of the Assassins.
Topics: science, groks, WWII, FDR, Churchill, Stalin, groks
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What is the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe?  How much closer are we to determining this issue?  On this episode, Professor Michael Summers discussed the possibility of extraterrestrial life in his book, Imagined Life.
Topics: science, exobiology, exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, groks
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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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What is the future of cargo delivery? Two brothers think it's in drones. On this episode, brothers Svilen and Konstantin Rangelov talk about their drone project "The Black Swan" that can transport 800 pounds of cargo over 1500 miles.
Topics: drones, cargo, unmanned, delivery
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What does it take to make an impact in the tech publishing world? What leadership qualities and values do we need to build a successful and trustworthy organization? On this episode, Glenn Rifkin talks about the founder of IDG publishing and the lessons to thrive in the global computer publishing industry.
Topics: tech, neuroscience, micro computing, Rifkin, MIT
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A cemetery may not seem like the most ideal place to conduct science, but Mount Auburn Cemetery is involving citizens in a wide variety of scientific projects.  On this episode, Paul Kwiatkowski and Jeanne Mooney discussed citizen science at Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Topics: science, groks, citizen science
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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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The universe is extremely big. Yet, understanding the vastness of space is easier than it may seem. On this program, Dr. Daniel Hudon discussed cosmology for the total novice.
Topics: science, cosmology, astronomy, guide, universe, groks
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The incredible ubiquity of Amazon in our current economy has influenced not just online retailing, but other areas as well.  What is the data driven approach employed by this company?  On this episode, Brian Dumaine discussed his new book, Bezonomics.
Topics: science, bezonomics, Amazon, data, AI, groks
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The 50th anniversary of the first landings on the moon mark a notable landmark in the technological achievements of humanity.  But, what is the legacy of the Apollo missions?  On this episode, Dr. Roger Launius discussed the legacy of the moon landings.
Topics: science, technology, space flight, Apollo missions, moon landings, NASA, groks
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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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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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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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Music has powerful emotive and expressive qualities that transcend its description as a purely physical phenomenon. This is of course due to how the brain processes musical information. On this program, Prof. Daniel Levitin discussed the musical brain.
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Topics: science, music, neurobiology
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The history of ancient human civilization is mysterious almost by definition. While many archaeologists agree with the general timeline taught in school, others believe something is drastically wrong with this theory. On this episode, journalist Graham Hancock presents an alternative story of civilization’s past. using evidence from geology, archaeology, and global myths
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Topics: Graham Hancock, geology, archaeology, history, ancient, civilization, comet, atlantis
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Technology often comes into conflict with nature.  How has technology changed how we interact with the world? On this episode, Lawrence Millman discussed issues in his book: At The End of the World.
Topics: science, groks, technology
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Of the many phenomena in quantum mechanics, perhaps none is as strange as quantum entanglement.  What does this imply for the physical laws of the natural world as we know it?  On this episode, Dr. Paul Halpern discussed his new book, Synchronicity.
Topics: science, Pauli, Jung, quantum mechanics, quantum entanglement, synchronicity, physics, groks
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The opioid epidemic continues to have severe repercussions in society, enabled by both giant pharmaceutical companies and unscrupulous physicians who profited from these drugs.  On this episode, Charlotte Bismuth discussed her book, Bad Medicine.
Topics: science, opioid, medicine, law, groks
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Are child prodigies and those with autism related?  On this episode, Kimberly Stephens discussed prodigy's cousin.
Topics: prodigy, groks, autism, science
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In this episode, we interview Joseph Henrich about his book, The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter. His central thesis is that human genetics is shaped by our culture facilitated by our capacity for social learning. And we bring back the Grok-O-Tron 5000 to give away a copy of his book!
Topics: science, anthropology, human evolution, culture, evolution
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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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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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Scientists draw their inspiration from many sources, and a common one is science fiction. On this program, Prof. Gregory Benford, physicist and SF novelist, discussed science fiction writing and its influence on scientific inquiry.
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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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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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What happens when old friends meet again? Wildness ensues. On this episode, our man on the street Vikram Kulkarni, joins us to talk about the science of Oakland.
Topics: Nobel Prizes, gravity, nuclear power, high-speed rail, MBSR, stress relief, iPhone
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The gut is filled with a whole host of microbes that are essential for good health.  On this episode, Dr. Marie Claire-Arietta discussed the gut microbiome.
Topics: science, groks, gut, dirt, microbiome
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Global warming is a scientific issue that is particularly sensitive to the political climate. On this program, Prof. Patrick J. Michaels from the University of Virginia discussed the politics of global warming.
Topic: Science
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Richard Feynman, one of the best known physicists of our time, is known not only for his scientific work, but also for his unique personality. This show examined the very human side of this very extraordinary man
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Film editing has become remarkably easy with the use of computer aided tools. However, the aesthetics of film editing aren't so readily automated. On this show, we discussed techniques for computer film editing.
Topic: Science
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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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The expressive fervor of cultish beliefs can take many forms, especially when the object of such devotion is the Macintosh computer. On this program, we examined the Cult of Mac, with Wired Magzine editor Leander Kahney.
Topic: Science
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Oh, Canada! But, what do we know about our mysterious neighbor to the north?  On this episode, Jesse Brown discussed the Canadaland Guide to Canada.
Topics: Canada, science, groks
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The fragility and weak points in societal structures may cause worry and consternation in most.  But, some individuals respond instead by building.  On this episode, Bradley Garrett discussed his new book, Bunker: Building for the End Times.
Topics: science, sociology, bunker, groks
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The internal narratives that form a basis for personality psychology may be a factor that distinguishes the 45th President of the United States.  On this episode, Prof. Dan McAdams discusses his new book, The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning.
Topics: science, psychology, personality, groks
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The history of women in the space age is captured in a fascinating exhibit featuring collections of images from this past.  On this episode, Dr. Julie Wosk discussed her exhibit, Imaging Women in the Space Age.
Topics: science, women, groks, space age
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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
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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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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
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast