Deborah Harkness-The Book of Life Click Here To Listen
Vint Virga Click Here To Listen My mission is to help people learn the art of careful observation, taking the time to watch and listen, that we may open our minds and hearts to our animal companions and the world we share with them. To appreciate the world from the perspective of animals, we must first seek to perceive the world through their senses – their vision, hearing, sense of smell, sensitivity to touch – and recognize how these differ from ours. When we embrace animals’ perspectives, we can learn how to walk better attuned to those around us. As we recognize our similarities across species, we can bring greater awareness and sensitivity to our [...]
Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, And What The Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves By James Nestor chats with Dr. Alvin
James Nestor Click Here To Listen While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean’s surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed and smiling. This man was a freediver, and his amphibious abilities inspired Nestor to seek out the secrets of this little-known discipline. In Deep, Nestor embeds with a gang of extreme athletes and renegade researchers who are transforming not only our knowledge of the planet and its creatures, but also our understanding of the human body and mind. Along the way, he takes us from the surface to the Atlantic’s greatest depths, some 28,000 feet [...]
Jordan Ellenberg Click Here To Listen The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not To Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it.
Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About The Origins Of Good And Evil By Jeffrey Moussaleff Masson chats with Dr. Alvin
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Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art By Arthur I. Miller chats with Dr. Alvin
Arthur Miller Click Here To Listen A dazzling look at the artists working on the frontiers of science. In recent decades, an exciting new art movement has emerged in which artists utilize and illuminate the latest advances in science. Some of their provocative creations—a live rabbit implanted with the fluorescent gene of a jellyfish, a gigantic glass-and-chrome sculpture of the Big Bang (pictured on the cover)—can be seen in traditional art museums and magazines, while others are being made by leading designers at Pixar, Google’s Creative Lab, and the MIT Media Lab. In Colliding Worlds, Arthur I. Miller takes readers on a wild journey to explore this new frontier. Miller, the author of Einstein, [...]
Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin Of Animal Life And The Case For Intelligent Design By Stephen Meyer chats with Dr. Alvin
Stephen Meyer-Darwin Doubt The Evidence That Darwin Could Not Explain Charles Darwin knew there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. In what is known today as the "Cambrian explosion," many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record 530 million years ago without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. In Darwin's Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life and makes a compelling case for the theory of intelligent design as the best explanation for the origin of the Cambrian animals and the biological information necessary to produce them. With a new epilogue that responds to critics.
Simone Wright Click Here To Listen Each day, we are bombarded with data and opinions, and each day we must make choices that steer us toward our own best approach to life. And, according to Simone Wright, we often forget or don’t understand how to use the best tool available: our intuition, which is our “first intelligence” that can cut through the chatter to inherent wisdom. She explains that intuition is an innate and universal biological and energetic function that can be used like a human GPS system to guide us toward effective action and peak performance. Riveting examples and powerful exercises demonstrate how we can use this “sixth sense” as naturally as any, [...]
Hearts of Darkness: Why Kids Are Becoming Mass Murderers And How We Can Stop It By Dr. John Liebert chats with Dr. Alvin
John Liebert-Heart Of Darkness Click Here To Listen From Sandy Hook, Connecticut, to Aurora, Colorado, to Tucson, Arizona, this nation has been racked from coast to coast with mass shootings perpetrated by criminals with sick minds. Authors Dr. Liebert and Dr. Birnes believe the increase in violence is an epidemic and dig deep into the causes of mental illness to determine what exactly is going on with these individuals and society as a whole, and what action can be taken to slow this frightening trend toward mass violence. Dr. Liebert and Dr. Birnes believe that many mass suicides are predictable and preventable. Dr. Liebert uses his extensive experience in psychopathology and criminal psychology to describe [...]
Go Wild: Free Your Body And Mind From The Afflictions of Civilizations By Dr. John J. Ratey And Richard Manning chats with Dr. Alvin
John Ratey and Richard Manning Click Here To Listen In GO WILD, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing. Investigating the power of living according to our genes in the areas of diet, exercise, sleep, nature, mindfulness and more, GO WILD examines how tapping into our core DNA combats modern disease and psychological afflictions, from Autism and Depression to Diabetes and Heart Disease. By focusing on the ways of the past, it is possible to secure a healthier and happier [...]