Mindset: The New Psychology of Success By Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck Click Here To Listen World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea–the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals–personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea [...]

Zoo Animals & Their Discontents By Dr. Vint Virga chats with Dr. Alvin

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 [...]

How Not To Be Wrong: The Power Of Mathematical Thinking By Jordan Ellenberg chats with Dr. Alvin

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.