Technology, science, and culture news and discussion covering topics from around the corner and across centuries. We aim to encourage long-term thinking and educate people on cutting edge developments happening now as well as dream about what might be far in the future.
So long, and thanks for all the fish
Thank you for listening, thank you for your support. Do check on the blog or twitter from time to time, I intend to keep writing. Be better today than you were yesterday, and be better tomorrow than you were today.
The State Of Things
Just some thoughts this week on the current state of the world and the changes underway.
Plant Genetics with Dr. Kevin Folta
This week Dr. Folta returns to the show to talk plant genetics, fear mongering, and putting worry into proper context.
Also, the Clock of the Long Now is officially under construction
Interview with Holly Griffith
This week I have an interview with NASA engineer Holly Griffith. We talk about Engineer's Week (Feb 18-24), the importance of engineers in life all around us, women in science, and some other stuff.
Also, I am tired of saying "Never again."
Dr. Emily Monosson - Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health
This week I interview Dr. Emily Monosson about her book Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health, ad we talk about academia, changes in our society currently underway, and motherhood in the scientific world.
Also, Robocoffee and searching for technomarkers around distant planets. Oh, and some guy launched a car into space.
When I Grow Up...
This week I offer an essay on my career choices, wonder why I didn't become a scientist, and offer advice on finding your ideal work.
Also, Darmok and Jalad, at Tanagra
Great entry level science and futurism
If you’re not sure where to start on all the things that will influence tech and society over the next few hundred years this is a good place to start.
Engaging Science and Philosophy
Every week I look forward to listening to this podcast. I get current science news I don't hear anywhere else, and enjoy engaging topics in science and philosophy that are imporant now and vital to the future of civization on this planet. Sean researches well the topics he presents on the show, often bringing on guest experts. Besides that, the original music on the show is awesome! I strongly recommend this podcast for any person who enjoys thinking.