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We dive deep into the science, tech, and social issues explored in the novel "After On." It's NOT necessary to be an "After On" reader to listen, learn & enjoy this podcast!

The After On Podcast Rob Reid

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 1.8K Ratings

We dive deep into the science, tech, and social issues explored in the novel "After On." It's NOT necessary to be an "After On" reader to listen, learn & enjoy this podcast!

    A Massive Future for an Old Vaccine? | Megan Murray

    A Massive Future for an Old Vaccine? | Megan Murray

    Harvard epidemiologist Megan Murray tells us all about the anti-tuberculosis vaccine “BCG,” and the astonishing protection it may provide against Covid -- as well as looming future pandemics.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Detecting Disease Outbreaks from Internet Traffic | Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

    Detecting Disease Outbreaks from Internet Traffic | Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

    This is closely tied to a 4-hour collaboration between Sam Harris and me, which Sam is posting to his podcast's feed. I strongly recommend that episode too! But it's not "required" for you to get everything out of this fascinating conversation with Seth.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Announcing a New Season

    Announcing a New Season

    This "episode" is just a quick new announcement of a new season of the podcast (finally)! And also of something very cool that I'm working on with fellow podcaster Sam Harris.

    • 2 min
    The Case Against Reality | Don Hoffman (classic + updated)

    The Case Against Reality | Don Hoffman (classic + updated)

    Quantitative Psychologist Don Hoffman has a head-spinning take on the true nature of reality vs. what our senses report to us. This is a revisitation of our original interview, expanded with lots of new material recorded last week.  

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Many Quantum Worlds | Sean Carroll

    Many Quantum Worlds | Sean Carroll

    Quantum mechanics – and its eerie "Many Worlds" interpretation – are explored in terms that both poets & physicists can appreciate.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    On Consciousness | Annaka Harris

    On Consciousness | Annaka Harris

    The baffling and fascinating mysteries connected to the phenomenon of consciousness are explored in this conversation with the deeply thoughtful science writer, Annaka Harris.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

GoBlue83! ,

Wonderful conversation

Rob Reid’s podcast is simply brilliant. The topics are compelling, the guests are preeminent voices in their field, and the conversation is thought provoking. If you want a deep dive, this podcast is perfect.

Marcus517 ,

My new favorite

Over the last 10 years, I've tried at least a couple dozen science related podcasts. This is the best.

Great depth, well produced, very knowledgeable host and very little politics. Even the titles are descriptive so I can easily find what I want to listen to. My only complaint is nit picky; the title "After On" is not exactly descriptive or memorable.

Keep it up and I'll continue to support it.

greenguard ,

Fave!

I’m generally a fan of nonfiction history and science podcasts. Mr. Reid has a well balance voice, excellent audio on all his recordings, seemingly endless and appropriate follow up questions, and a wide variety of guests. If I could give more stars I would.

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