70 episodes

Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.

The Insight Insitome: Your guide to the story of you

    • Natural Sciences

Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.

    3000 years in the Levant

    3000 years in the Levant

    This week Razib discusses the genetics and history of the Levant with Dr. Marc Haber. https://blog.insito.me/3-000-years-in-the-levant-8aba846b18ae

    • 56 min
    Predictions for genetics in the 2020s

    Predictions for genetics in the 2020s

    Spencer and Razib offer up 10 predictions for what genetics will bring in the 2020s, from free sequencing to going beyond "Out of Africa." https://blog.insito.me/top-10-human-genetics-evolution-predictions-for-the-2020s-c93f3ef74b4f

    • 46 min
    Ten years of human genetics and evolution

    Ten years of human genetics and evolution

    What was big in human evolution and genetics over the last 10 years? https://blog.insito.me/top-10-human-genetics-evolution-developments-of-the-2010s-1a8c5c213d35?

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Scandinavian Genetics

    Scandinavian Genetics

    Talking the genetic history of Scandinavians with Torsten Günther. Show notes https://blog.insito.me/the-insight-show-notes-season-2-episode-33-scandinavian-genetics-d4e6e4deeaaf

    • 52 min
    Tibetan Denisovans

    Tibetan Denisovans

    Razib talks about a Denisovan finding from Tibet with Dr. Frido Welker. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/jcQr2gSy

    • 39 min
    Obesity and genetic prediction

    Obesity and genetic prediction

    Razib talks to a researcher who developed a method to predict extreme obesity looking at genetic profiles. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/76367O2I

    • 50 min

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So glad to have you guys back! As someone with a background in History, I find this podcast amazing insightful. I called the Neanderthal admixture back in 2006 and my Paleoanthropology professor dismissed the idea as impossible. I like that this podcast is open to change as the data changes! Paleoanthropology could learn a thing or two from that mindset!

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