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BYUradio's "This'll Take a While" brings you engaging and often digressive conversations about film, books, geography, culture, art, hockey, and pretty much everything else. Join Professor Dean Duncan of the BYU Film Department for expansive and captivating conversation.

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BYUradio's "This'll Take a While" brings you engaging and often digressive conversations about film, books, geography, culture, art, hockey, and pretty much everything else. Join Professor Dean Duncan of the BYU Film Department for expansive and captivating conversation.

    Natural History

    Natural History

    As he approaches the end of a happy and productive career teaching biology at BYU, Professor Jack Sites reflects on the unknowable expanse and inexhaustible delights of Nature, and its study. Here, truly, is the greatest of historical disciplines, a vast network of lineages that involves and embraces us all.

    Quit being afraid of math!

    Quit being afraid of math!

    Dawn Teuscher makes her way over to the program by way of BYU's Department of Math Education. You're not all tuning out now, are you? Come back here! Listen as Dawn calmly, caringly illustrates some of the many applications, pleasures and, yes, beauties of this misunderstood not-so-monster.

    Evolution is a benevolent universality, in all sorts of ways

    Evolution is a benevolent universality, in all sorts of ways

    Seth Bybee continues our series of biological discussions by explaining the particularities of scientific theory, and the semi-certainties that that concept suggests. After that he and Dean move onto something that might have frightened some of you, and maybe without reason. It's okay. We all evolve! 

    Carl Theodor Dreyer

    Carl Theodor Dreyer

    BYU Scandinavianist Chip Oscarson rejoins Dean to celebrate the matchless, magisterial cinema of this great Danish film director.

    Biospherical

    Biospherical

    BYU biologist Roger Koide discusses the fundamental interdependency of all species, great and small. He shows how an understanding of this quite wonderful reality can move us past the antagonism we sometimes feel toward other organisms, or to the positive voices that properly advocate for them.

    A Few Introductory Thoughts on World Religion, and on Judaism

    A Few Introductory Thoughts on World Religion, and on Judaism

    Andy Reed, from BYU's Department of Church History, joins the program to talk about the vast length, breadth, depth and antiquity of world religion, as well as the urgent need of pretty well everybody bearing down to learn way more about it. Andy's own scholarly focus is on Judaism, and as this recording winds down he gives us a tantalizing glimpse of his own important and expanding Jewish scholarship.

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