8 episodes

Great Talks at the American Philosophical Society explores some of the most interesting lectures given at Society meetings throughout the years. Each episode dives deep into a diverse array of themes to reveal the relevance of these talks to the pressing issues of today.

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Great Talks at the American Philosophical Society explores some of the most interesting lectures given at Society meetings throughout the years. Each episode dives deep into a diverse array of themes to reveal the relevance of these talks to the pressing issues of today.

    Good Numbers Make a Good Democracy: Kenneth Prewitt on the Census

    Good Numbers Make a Good Democracy: Kenneth Prewitt on the Census

    Dr. Patrick Spero talks with Dr. Kenneth Prewitt on the history of the U.S. Census and Prewitt’s time as Director of the United States Census Bureau.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Helen Quinn on Doing and Teaching Science

    Helen Quinn on Doing and Teaching Science

    Dr. Patrick Spero talks with Dr. Helen Quinn about her career as a particle physicist and
    her work on a new framework for K-12 science education.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Franklin, Jefferson, & America’s First Institutions

    Franklin, Jefferson, & America’s First Institutions

    On this episode, Dr. Patrick Spero and Dr. John Van Horne discuss Franklin, Jefferson, and their contributions to the founding and early growth of the American Philosophical Society and other Philadelphia institutions.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    A Long History of Climate Science

    A Long History of Climate Science

    Dr. Patrick Spero talks with Dr. Walter Munk and Dr. Charles Kennel about the oceans and climate change.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Paradox of the Mexico-U.S. Border

    The Paradox of the Mexico-U.S. Border

    Dr. Patrick Spero talks to Dr. Douglas Massey about the history and paradoxes of the Mexico-U.S. borderland.

    • 48 min
    The Life and Times of J. Robert Oppenheimer

    The Life and Times of J. Robert Oppenheimer

    Dr. Patrick Spero discusses the life and legacy of J. Robert Oppenheimer with Dr. Martin Sherwin, co-author with Kai Bird of the Pulitzer-prize winning biography American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. He is professor emeritus at Tufts University and a University Professor at George Mason University.

    • 54 min

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