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