Podcasts

Showing 21 to 40 of 46 | Results for Tag: science
  • The principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, a planetary scientist, and an aerospace executive and consultant, Dr. Alan Stern has participated in a mind-blowing 29 space missions and has served in the loftiest strata of… more

  • Journalist and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich, “who for more than 40 years has been one of our most accomplished and outspoken advocacy journalists and activists” ( Los Angeles Times ), is the bestselling author of 16 books, including the… more

  • A “genuine artist … who can render the intricate dazzle of it all and at the same time plumb its philosophical implications” ( Esquire ), Richard Powers explores a remarkable range of subject matters in his novels. Among them are The Echo Maker ,… more

  • “Rapidly acquiring international guru status” ( Financial Times ) as an authority on the ever-evolving world of work, Daniel Pink is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive , A Whole New Mind , and To Sell is Human , a… more

  • “Erudite and compelling” ( Chicago Tribune ), theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku is a renowned popularizer of science and co-founder of String Field Theory, continuing Einstein’s quest to discover a unified field theory. His… more

  • Watch the video here . The most widely read female writer in Turkey, Elif Shafak has penned more than a dozen “vibrant, lush and lively” ( Washington Post ) books that have been translated into more than 40 languages. This work includes the… more

  • Watch the video here . Pioneering physician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a longtime crusader for targeting care to vulnerable and traumatized children. Her prolific work on the link between toxic stress and chronic illnesses includes more than… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Dena Heilik, Department Head of Philbrick Hall, the fiction department of the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Kevin Hearne is the author of the New York Times bestselling Iron Druid… more

  • Watch the video here . As NPR’s science correspondent, David Baron received awards from the National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among many other… more

  • Watch the video here . “Almost unfairly gifted both as a writer of living, luminous prose and as a tireless researcher” ( Time ), Richard Holmes is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a knight in the… more

  • Watch the video here . “Perhaps America’s most widely read (and debated) living philosopher” ( New York Times ), Daniel C. Dennett is the author of a score of books that explore the intersection of human consciousness and evolutionary biology,… more

  • Watch the video here . Exploring the intersection of science, technology, and experience, Steven Johnson is the author of the bestselling Where Good Ideas Come From, Everything Bad Is Good for You , and How We Got to Now , which he adapted into a… more

  • Dr. David Grinspoon is the inaugural Chair of Astrobiology at the U.S. Library of Congress. With research focusing on climate evolution and the conditions for life elsewhere in the cosmos, he has consulted on interplanetary space missions for… more

  • Dava Sobel is one of the most prominent, critically acclaimed, bestselling narrative nonfiction writers working today.  A former science reporter for the New York Times, she is the recipient of the National Science Board's prestigious Individual… more

  • In conversation with Jason Freeman Cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz is the author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know . Owing to its insight and plain-spoken lightness, the book pawed its way to no. 1 on the New York Times… more

  • In conversation with Laura Kovacs Acting legend Jane Alexander has appeared in some of the finest films of the last 50 years, including All the President’s Men , The Great White Hope , Kramer vs Kramer , and The Cider House Rules . Her stage… more

  • In her New York Times bestselling debut book, Margot Shetterly tells the story of four African American women whose mathematical calculations at NASA fueled America’s greatest achievements in space at the leading edge of the civil rights… more

  • The most revered Italian scientist since Galileo, Nobel Prize winner Enrico Fermi was one of the most prolific and consequential figures of the 20th century. Though a modest and unassuming man, he became one of the fathers of the nuclear age… more

  • One of the world’s esteemed theoretical physicists for his contributions to the theory of general relativity and cosmology, Roger Penrose has won the Albert Einstein Medal, shared the Wolf Prize for physics with Stephen Hawking, and is the… more

  • An “absorbing and meticulously researched history of the beginnings and causes of our obsession with vitamins and nutrition” ( New York Times ), Catherine Price’s Vitamania tells the fascinating story of the 13 dietary chemicals necessary to… more