Sun, 26 December 2021
BookLab 029: Hawking Hawking, The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy, and When We Cease to Understand the World
Featured book: Hawking Hawking, by Charles Seife.
Charles Seife’s new biography of Stephen Hawking takes an unflinching look at the good and bad sides of the famous physicist.
And on the nightstand: The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Arik Kershenbaum; and When We Cease to Understand the World, by Benjamin Labatut.
Direct download: BookLab_029.mp3
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Fri, 15 October 2021
What is life? As Carl Zimmer shows in Life’s Edge, the more we try to pin it down, the more elusive an answer becomes. And in The Genesis Quest, Michael Marshall examines the age-old puzzle of how life began on our planet.
Direct download: BookLab_028.mp3
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Tue, 30 March 2021
Featured Book: Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain, by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett take a deep dive into our most remarkable organ – and explains why the brain is for much more than just thinking.
And on the nightstand: Why Fish Don’t Exist, by Lulu Miller; and The Precipice, by Toby Ord.
Direct download: BookLab_027.mp3
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