October 17, 2014 – The Unpersuadables with Will Storr

My guest on this program is Will Storr, British novelist and long-form journalist. He has reported from refugee camps in Africa, war-torn rural Colombia, and remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. He is a contributing editor at Esquire, and his stories have appeared in many periodicals. In 2012, he was presented with the Amnesty International award for his work on sexual violence against men. He is the author most recently of The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science. Continue reading

January 3, 2014 – Science & Pseudoscience & Philosophy

Massimo Pigliucci has a Doctorate in Genetics from the University of Ferrara (Italy), a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He has done post-doctoral research in evolutionary ecology at Brown University and is currently Chair of the Philosophy Department at Lehman College and Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, in particular the Continue reading

October 25, 2013 – “Net Smart: How to Thrive Online”

This week we talk with Howard Rheingold, influential writer and thinker on social media. He has written numerous books, most recently Net Smart: How to Thrive Online.  He has been at the forefront of the use of the Internet and social media for decades, saying that he has been “exploring mind amplifiers since 1964.” He has taught courses at Stanford University & the University of California at Berkeley, among others. His TED talk, The New Continue reading

August 16, 2013 – Environmentalism & Education

The environmental movement has thus far failed to bring about the changes necessary to preserve our planet. On this program, we talk with the authors of The Failure of Environmental Education [and How We Can Fix It], Charles Saylan and Daniel Blumstein. Chalres Saylan is the Executive Director of the Ocean Conservation Society, and Daniel Blumstein is Professor and Chair in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Continue reading

January 4, 2013 – Critical Thinking with Bob Carroll

We’re starting the new year with a conversation with Bob Carroll, author of Unnatural Acts: Critical Thinking, Skepticism, and Science Exposed!, and Mysteries and Science: Exploring Aliens, Ghosts, Monsters, the end of the world and other weird things. Bob is also on the web with his site the Skeptic’s Dictionary, which has been committed to “Exploring Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions since 1994.”