#109. Finding Meaning After Catastrophic Illness or Injury
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by Stuart Kelter
20h ago
Dr. Keith Rafal, medical director of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island and creator of the non-profit organization and website, Our Heart Speaks, through which people from around the world share inspirational stories and artistic expressions about their rehabilitation, healing, connection, and meaning. Recorded 3/7/21 ..read more
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#108. The Amazing Auditory World of Sea Creatures
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by Stuart Kelter
6d ago
Amorina Kingdon is an award-winning science writer, at Hakai Magazine until 2021 and as a contributor to publications at the University of Victoria and the Science Media Center, both in Canada. She is also a writer of fiction, published in PRISM and Flash Fiction magazine. The subject of today’s interview is her recently released book, Sing Like Fish: How Sound Rules Life Under Water, which explores an amazing and under-appreciated world that surely deserves to become better known. Recorded 6/4/24 ..read more
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#107. Teaching Social Justice Issues to White Students in a Wealthy Suburb of Boston
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by Stuart Kelter
6d ago
David Nurenberg is a professor, educational consultant, and writer in the Boston area who teaches courses at both the high school and graduate level, in suburban, urban, and international teaching and learning environments. He shares his insights on all things educational in his podcast, Ed Infinitum, and is the author of the book, What Does Injustice Have to Do With Me? Covering both theory and practice, the book provides detailed descriptions of how to both raise awareness and develop critical thinking in the teaching of social justice issues to privileged white students ..read more
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#106. The Incredible Potential and Daunting Risks of Stem Cell Therapy
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by Stuart Kelter
1w ago
Sheldon Krimsky was a professor of humanities and social sciences at Tufts University and a fellow of the Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institution. His long and distinguished career focused on the links between public policy and science and technology, environment and health, and ethics and values. His work stressed the importance of public understanding of science-related issues, and his many books for the nonspecialist attested to his commitment to providing the public with the best information available about such issues, often well a ..read more
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#105. How Mandela Averted Civil War in South Africa
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by Stuart Kelter
1w ago
Justice Malala is one of South Africa’s foremost political commentators, both in print and on television. A longtime weekly columnist for The Times of South Africa, he has also written for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Financial Times, among other major publications. He is the author of the #1 bestseller, We Have Now Begun Our Descent: How to Stop South Africa Losing its Way. His most recent book, entitled The Plot to Save South Africa: The Week Mandela Averted Civil War and Forged a New Nation, is the subject ..read more
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#103. Cognitive Biases that are Amplified by Social Media
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by Stuart Kelter
2w ago
Amanda Montell is a linguist, cultural commentator, and host of the weekly podcast Sounds Like a Cult. In addition to essays published in Time, Cosmopolitan, and other magazines, she has published three books. Her first, Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language, released in 2019, established her as a writer who deconstructs biases in our culture, using humor, anecdotes, and discussions of research to enlighten us about our own linguistic and cognitive tendencies. Her second book, Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, published in 2021, was partially ins ..read more
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#102. How Bayesian Statistics Underpins Both Scientific Prediction and Everyday Functioning
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by Stuart Kelter
3w ago
Tom Chivers is a science writer who has won several awards, including the Royal Statistical Society’s award for statistical excellence in journalism, the Association of British Science Writers’ science journalist of the year, and the Times’s science books of the year. He has written three books. His first, The Rationalist’s Guide to the Galaxy: Superintelligent AI and the Geeks Who Are Trying to Save Humanity’s Future, was published in 2019. His second book, How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them) was published in 20 ..read more
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#101. Schadenfreude (Pleasure From Someone Else's Misfortune)
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by Stuart Kelter
1M ago
Colin Wayne Leach is a social and personality psychologist at Columbia University, who researches Schadenfreude -- i.e., deriving pleasure from witnessing someone else's misfortune -- and related emotions, such as Genugtuung, which means deriving pleasure from seeing justice done. Recorded 4/12/21 ..read more
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#100. What Life Was Like in the Prehistoric Past
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by Stuart Kelter
1M ago
Ran Barkai is the co-author, with Eyal Halfon, of the recently published book, They Were Here Before Us: Stories from the First Million Years. Dr. Barkai is a professor of archaeology at Tel Aviv University, who for 20 years has co-directed the excavations and research at Qesem Cave in northern Israel. His wide-ranging research interests encompass stone tool technology, human-elephant interactions, and altered states of consciousness. Recorded 5/14/24 ..read more
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#99. Ethical Dilemmas of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing
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by Stuart Kelter
1M ago
Vardit Ravitsky is a Professor of Bioethics at the University of Montreal and President of the International Association of Bioethics. Her research focuses on the ethical, legal and social implications of genetics/genomics and assisted reproductive technologies and their implications for women’s autonomy and for disability rights. She is President of the International Association of Bioethics; Director of Ethics and Health at the Center for Research on Ethics; member of the National Human Genome Research Institute’s (NHGRI) Genomics & Society Working Group; a 2020 Trudeau Foundation Fellow ..read more
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