The Really Big Questions is where scientists, thinkers and people who are generally curious about the world come together to talk about what it means to be human.
TRBQ Podcast #18 — Tornado Man
What if you had an idea that you believed could change the world? What if that idea was a tornado machine? In this episode we ask, what drives some people to pursue an idea for their entire lives? Download audio Retired engineer Louis Michaud believes he has an idea that could solve the world’s energy… READ MORE
TRBQ Podcast — Shortly
A very brief announcement. Really, really brief. MORE AUDIO from TRBQ: Subscribe the to the TRBQ podcast on iTunes. Listen to the TRBQ podcast on Stitcher. Follow TRBQ on SoundCloud.
TRBQ Podcast #17 — What Is Adulthood?
You can vote when you’re 18 and drink when you’re 21. But when do you really become an adult? Download audio Psychologist Jeffrey Jensen Arnett says people in their 20s are in a different life-stage than people in their 30s. He coined the term “emerging adulthood” to describe the years between adolescence and full adulthood.… READ MORE
TRBQ Podcast #16 — Choosing to Stay
These are the final words of Jennifer Michael Hecht’s most recent book: “Choose to stay.” Hecht argues against suicide as an escape from despair. She offers two reasons. Choosing to stay allows you the chance to be helpful to someone else. And, she says you owe your future self a chance at happiness. AUDIO: Hecht… READ MORE
TRBQ Podcast #15 — Things
Maybe it’s a stuffed elephant. Could be a pepper shaker. Or perhaps a very special rock. Many adults have an object that’s particularly dear to them, but it’s not something that most people openly talk about. Unless you ask them. Download audio Share your special thing with us on Facebook Emily Walsh has always collected trinkets,… READ MORE
TRBQ Podcast #14 — Take My Corpse, Please
Mary Roach wants you to give yourself away. Not yet, though. After you’re dead. She wrote a book called “Stiff,” in which she details what has happened over the years to bodies that were donated—willingly or unwillingly—to science. “I think that, for many people, does take the edge off it,” Roach says. “You know there… READ MORE
Can't wait for the next episode, never was a dull moment during all of them
Based on the episode titles, my anticipation was high but I left very underwhelmed. 2/10.
Radiolab without the sound design or the insight.