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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast



Weekly science radio program hosted by Dr. Charles Lee and Dr. Frank Ling. Each show features interviews with scientists and technical innovators, humorous commentary on recent discoveries, plus the Grokotron 5000 and the World Famous Question of the Wee



 



Troublemakers -- Groks Science Show 2018-04–11

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:01:08 PDT

Consensus is often proposed as the most important thing to achieve in a group interaction, but is there benefit in dissent? On this episode, Prof. Charlan Nemeth discussed the importance of dissent.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks815/groks041118.mp3




Preschool Clues -- Groks Science Show 2018-04–04

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:01:08 PDT

Raising kids in a screen-filled world can be especially daunting, but can screen time actually be beneficial? On this episode, Angela Santomero discussed parenting in a screen-filled world?


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks814/groks040418.mp3




Southern Storm -- Groks Science Show 2018-03–28

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 08:01:08 PDT

The tragedy of flight 242 remains a potent reminder in the history of aviation. What lessons were learned and how did the people recover? On this episode, Samme Chittum discussed the tragedy of flight 242.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks813/groks032818.mp3




Quantum Reality -- Groks Science Show 2018-03–21

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:01:08 PDT

Quantum mechanics may be a powerful theory that enables everyday life, but what does it tell us about the nature of reality? On this episode, Dr. Adam Becker discusses the search for meaning of quantum mechanics.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks812/groks032118.mp3




Tech Billions -- Groks Science Show 2018-03–14

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:01:08 PDT

The tech industry, while enormously successful, has seen many of its jobs move away from the United States. On this episode, Hilarie Gamm discussed the billions lost in the tech industry.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks811/groks031418.mp3




Resilience -- Groks Science Show 2018-03–07

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:01:08 PDT

Resilience is a term that is often referred to when discussing highly effective individuals. But, how do we build resilience in kids? On this episode, Dr. Kate Lund discussed building resilience in kids.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks810/groks030718.mp3




Elephant Brain -- Groks Science Show 2018-02–28

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:01:08 PDT

What are the hidden motives behind our actions? Why do our brains make up stories about our actions to keep us unaware of our real motives? On this episode, Dr. Robin Hanson discussed the elephant in the brain.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks809/groks022818.mp3




Annihilation -- Groks Science Show 2018-02–21

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:01:08 PDT

Annihilation, the new film by Alex Garland, explores the self-destructive capacity of humans in a unique alien landscape. On this episode, Dr. Adam Rutherford discussed his contributions to the development of Annihilation.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks808/groks022118.mp3




Spring Migration -- Groks Science Show 2018-02–14

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:01:08 PDT

The epic migration of songbirds heralds the dawning of spring. But, what does their migration tell us about nature? On this episode, Bruce Beehler discussed the springtime songbird migration.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks807/groks021418.mp3




Phone Breakup -- Groks Science Show 2018-02–07

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:01:08 PDT

Modern phones have gone from being a tool to a temptation. But, how do we break the cycle of addiction to our phones? On this episode, Catherine Price discussed how to break up with your phone.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks806/groks020718.mp3




Triple Moon -- Groks Science Show 2018-01–31

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:01:08 PDT

A rare eclipse of a blue, super-moon will occur in North America on January 31. What is this rare triple event? On this episode, Dr. Andrew Fraknoi discussed the eclipse of the blue, super-moon.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks805/groks013118.mp3




Proof of God -- Groks Science Show 2018-01–24

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:01:08 PDT

Is there a god? And, can science provide any insight into this most pressing philosophical question? On this episode, Dr. Bernard Haisch discussed a scientific inquiry into the god question.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks804/groks012418.mp3




Economist Diet -- Groks Science Show 2018-01–10

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:01:08 PDT

Although weight loss may be a challenging problem, economic theory may be able to provide a solution. On this episode, Rob Barnett discussed the economist diet.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks803/groks011018.mp3




Puerto Rico Recovery -- Groks Science Show 2018-01–03

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:01:08 PDT

Months after Hurricane Maria the Puerto Rico, the island faces food, water, and electricity shortages. On this episode, Ingrid Montes discusses the recovery efforts on Puerto Rico and shares her thoughts on science and society.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks802/groks010318.mp3




Homo Nouveau -- Groks Science Show 2017-12–20

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:01:08 PDT

What will be the next step in human evolution? Will genetic engineering and artificial intelligence be the driving force? On this episode, Dr. Don Simborg discussed what comes after Homo sapiens?


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks801/groks122017.mp3




Memory Rescue -- Groks Science Show 2017-12–13

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Although our bodies will inevitably age, how our brains age is another matter. On this issue, Dr. Daniel Amen discussed memory rescue.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks800/groks121317.mp3




Enrico Fermi -- Groks Science Show 2017-12–06

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Who was the last man to know everything? Enrico Fermi may well be that person. On this episode, David Schwartz discussed the life and times of Enrico Fermi.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks799/groks120617.mp3




Anesthesiology -- Groks Science Show 2017-11–29

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:01:08 PDT

The field of anesthesiology is opaque to many, even including some of the practitioners. On this episode, Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo discussed the field of anesthesiology.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks798/groks112917.mp3




Clever Gut -- Groks Science Show 2017-11–22

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Often termed the second brain, the gut houses the microbiome, which influences many aspects of our health. On this episode, Dr. Michael Mosley discussed the clever gut.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks797/groks112217.mp3




Glass Universe -- Groks Science Show 2017-11–15

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Our understanding of the universe would be far poorer were it not for the women of the Harvard Observatory. On this episode, Dava Sobel discussed their work in the Glass Universe.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks796/groks111517.mp3




Venom -- Groks Science Show 2017-11–08

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Venom is found throughout nature and the animals that use them serve important ecological roles. On this episode, Ronald Jenner discussed the science of venom.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks795/groks110817.mp3




PLATO System -- Groks Science Show 2017-11–01

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:01:08 PDT

The PLATO system was a networked computer system that may have spurred the advent of the social networking. On this episode, Brian Dear discussed the history of the PLATO system.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks794/groks110117.mp3




Anthrozoology -- Groks Science Show 2017-10-25

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:01:08 PDT

The human need to have pets continues, despite their declining utilitarian value. On this episode, John Bradshaw discussed the animals among us.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks793/groks102517.mp3




Glyphosate -- Groks Science Show 2017-10-18

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Round-Up, has proven to be toxic to humans, yet it continues to be marketed. On this episode, Carey Gillam discussed the troubling cover-up of glyphosate.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks792/groks101817.mp3




The Anthropocene -- Groks Science Show 2017-10-11

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Humans are now the dominant driver of our planet's change. Scientists call this the anthropocene. On this program, John Kress talks about what it means to live in the human era and the peril and hope of Earth's future.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks791/groks101117.mp3




Quantum Labyrinth -- Groks Science Show 2017-10-04

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Modern physics would likely not be the same without the work of Richard Feynman and John Wheeler. On this episode, Prof. Paul Halpern discussed their work in the quantum labyrinth.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks790/groks100417.mp3




Alzheimers Solution -- Groks Science Show 2017-09-27

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Alzheimers disease has become a major issue among the elderly, but how much of the progression of the disease is preventable through lifestyle choices? On this episode, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai discussed the Alzheimers Solution.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks789/groks092717.mp3




Gut Microbes -- Groks Science Show 2017-09-20

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:01:08 PDT

The gut is filled with a whole host of microbes that are essential for good health. On this episode, Dr. Marie Claire-Arietta discussed the gut microbiome.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks788/groks092017.mp3




Private Spaceflight -- Groks Science Show 2017-09-13

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Private spaceflight is quickly becoming a reality, but how did the birth of this industry begin? On this episode, Julian Guthrie discussed how to build a spaceship.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks787/groks091317.mp3




Dog Cognition -- Groks Science Show 2017-09-07

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:01:08 PDT

What is it like to be a dog? Modern neuroscience may allow us to peer beyond the veil of how a dog perceives the world. On this episode, Dr. Gregory Berns discussed what it is like to be a dog.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks786/groks090617.mp3




Quakeland -- Groks Science Show 2017-08-30

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Earthquake threats are not just limited to the pacific rim and have become more frequent due to human-induced seismic changes. On this episode, Kathryn Miles discussed earthquakes in America.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks785/groks083017.mp3




Clean Economy -- Groks Science Show 2017-08-16

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Although the invisible hand of economics may seem to be agnostic to the nature of industries supported, a change in the direction of capital may enable supporting clean industries. On this episode, Joel Solomon discussed the clean money revolution.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks784/groks081617.mp3




Solar Eclipse -- Groks Science Show 2017-08-02

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:01:08 PDT

The next solar eclipse in America will occur on August 21, 2017. What is the best way to prepare to observe it? On this episode, Dr. Andrew Fraknoi discussed the Great American Eclipse.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks783/groks080217.mp3




Aging Code -- Groks Science Show 2017-07-26

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Why do our bodies age? Is it due to natural wear and tear or are our bodies programmed to age on a schedule? On this episode, Dr. Josh Mitteldorf discussed the science of aging.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks782/groks072617.mp3




Artificial Eves -- Groks Science Show 2017-07-12

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:01:08 PDT

The creation of artificial female robots traces back to the Pygmalion myth. On this episode, Prof. Julie Wosk discussed the history of female robots.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks781/groks071217.mp3




Cardiovascular Disease -- Groks Science Show 2017-06-21

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Although diet and exercise are important factors in heart disease, genetics may play a bigger role. On this program, Dr. Jay N. Cohn discussed early detection of cardiovascular disease.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks779/groks062117.mp3




Solar System Vacation -- Groks Science Show 2017-06-07

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:01:08 PDT

The solar system is full of many wondrous sights, perfect for any vacation and you can already start planning you next trip. On this episode, Jana Grcevich and Olivia Koski discussed their vacation guide to the solar system.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks778/groks060717.mp3




Not Always Happy -- Groks Science Show 2017-05-31

Wed, 31 May 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Every parenting journey may be unique, but some may be unusual. On this episode, Kari Wagner-Peck discussed raising a child with Down's Syndrome.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks777/groks053117.mp3




Bullying -- Groks Science Show 2017-05-17

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Bullying has become a national issue, even more so with advances in technology. On this episode, Clete Bulach discussed dealing with bullying.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks776/groks051717.mp3




Canadaland -- Groks Science Show 2017-05-03

Wed, 03 May 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Oh, Canada! But, what do we know about our mysterious neighbor to the north? On this episode, Jesse Brown discussed the Canadaland Guide to Canada.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks774/groks050317.mp3




Robot Management -- Groks Science Show 2017-04-26

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Can robotics completely dominate the workforce? Are any jobs immune from automation and artificial intelligence? On this episode, Don Mazella discussed automation in the workforce.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks773/groks042617.mp3




The Hardware Hacker -- Groks Science Show 2017-04-12

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:01:08 PDT

What does it take to make great hardware? On this episode, Bunnie Huang discusses hardware hacking, the open source movement, and STEAM education.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks772/groks041217.mp3




The Cell -- Groks Science Show 2017-03-29

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Cells are the fundamental building blocks of organisms, but what actually is a cell? On this episode, Josh Rappoport discussed the biology of the cell.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks771/groks032917.mp3




Exoplanets -- Groks Science Show 2017-03-22

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Discoveries of planets around other stars have now become commonplace. But, the composition of these planets is anything but ordinary. On this episode, Michael Summers discussed the discovery of exoplanets.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks770/groks032217.mp3




Fourth Phase of Water 2 -- Groks Science Show 2017-03-08

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Second part of our discussion on the phases of water with Gerald Pollack. On this program, he joins us for the Groktron 5000.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks769/groks030817.mp3




Fourth Phase of Water 1 -- Groks Science Show 2017-03-01

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Does water only have three phases? It turns out the answer is a little more complicated. On this program, Gerald Pollack discusses an intermediary phase between liquid and solid water and what this means for biology.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks768/groks030117.mp3




Citizen Science -- Groks Science Show 2017-02-22

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:01:08 PDT

Ordinary citizens are now contributing in extraordinary ways to the scientific enterprise. On this episode, Caren Cooper discussed citizen science.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks767/groks022217.mp3




Food Fight -- Groks Science Show 2017-02-08

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:01:08 PDT

The fight over GMO foods is more complicated than just the question of their safety. On this issue, McKay Jenkins discussed the fight over GMO foods.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks766/groks020817.mp3




How to Clone a Mammoth -- Groks Science Show 2017-01-18

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:01:08 PDT

On this episode, Beth Shapiro discussed some elements of her book, How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks765/groks011817.mp3




Beyond Earth -- Groks Science Show 2017-01-04

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:01:08 PDT

There is much excitement about the future of humans in space. On this episode we are joined by the authors of Beyond Earth, Amanda Hendrix and Charles Wohlforth.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks764/groks010417.mp3




AGU 2016 -- Groks Science Show 2016-12-14

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:01:08 PDT

We discuss topics from the American Geophysical Union meeting. Topics include coal power, carbon sequestration, and Mekong River Delta monitoring.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks763/groks121416.mp3




Meathooked -- Groks Science Show 2016-12-07

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:01:08 PDT

On this episode, Marta Zaraska discussed the biological, cultural and historical reasons behind our obsession with meat.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks762/groks120716.mp3




Fake Silk -- Groks Science Show 2016-11-30

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Viscose rayon has been manufactured for over a century, but it continues to be a major health hazard to those involved in its production. On this episode, Paul D. Blanc discussed the lethal history of viscose rayon.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks761/groks113016.mp3




Wearable Tech -- Groks Science Show 2016-11-23

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Wearable technology has changed the way we interact with our mobile devices. On this episode, Nile Nickel reviewed the new Apple watch.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks760/groks112316.mp3




Lawrence of India -- Groks Science Show 2016-11-09

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:01:08 PDT

A cure was beyond reach. On this program, Larry Brilliant discusses how his quest to find himself lead to the disappearance of smallpox.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks758/groks110916.mp3




Venomous -- Groks Science Show 2016-11-02

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:01:08 PDT

There are many species on our planet which use venom for a diversity of survival situations. These creatures have fascinated scientists and amateurs alike. On this episode we chat with toxin biologist and science blogger Christie Wilcox about her new book Venomous.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks757/groks110216.mp3




Lost Giants -- Groks Science Show 2016-10-26

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:01:08 PDT

The dinosaurs that roamed South America have generally not been well studied. On this episode, Donald Prothero discussed these Giants of the Lost World.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks756/groks102616.mp3




The Core -- Groks Science Show 2016-10-12

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:01:08 PDT

What do ice core bubbles tell us about the past earth? On this program, Takuro Kobashi joins us to discuss the last 4000 years.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks754/groks101216.mp3




Neurotribes -- Groks Science Show 2016-10-05

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:01:08 PDT

In this episode, we interview Steve Silberman about his book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks753/groks100516.mp3




Calling the Shots -- Groks Science Show 2016-09-28

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Although vaccinations have cured several diseases, many parents are now choosing not to have their children vaccinated. On this episode, Jennifer Reich discussed why parents decide not to vaccinate their children.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks752/groks092816.mp3




2016 Ig Nobel Prizes -- Groks Science Show 2016-09-21

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Ittai Eres and Unjin Lee discuss this years Ig Nobel prizes, and review some of the most interesting award recipients from the past.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks751/groks092116.mp3




2016 Geotech Review -- Groks Science Show 2016-09-14

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:01:08 PDT

What is shaking in California? Our resident geotech join us to talk about the leaning tower of San Francisco, the California High Speed Rail, Techron gas, and renewables in Texas.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks750/groks091416.mp3




Seven Skeletons -- Groks Science Show 2016-09-07

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:01:08 PDT

In this episode we interview Lydia Pyne about her new book Seven Skeletons The Evolution of the Worlds Most Famous Fossils. It is an exploration of the many facets of scientific communication and knowledge as highlighted by seven famous ancient human skeletons.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks749/groks090716.mp3




Ethics of Invention -- Groks Science Show 2016-08-31

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Although technology is often accepted unquestioningly, the potential for unethical use of technologies is always present. On this episode, Prof. Sheila Jasanoff discussed the ethics of invention.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks748/groks083116.mp3




Medical Mishaps -- Groks Science Show 2016-08-24

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Medical mishaps are becoming more common, but what can be done to prevent them? On this episode, RJ Austin discussed dealing with medical mistakes.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks747/groks082416.mp3




Restless Creatures -- Groks Science Show 2016-08-17

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Matt Wilkinson discussed his book, Restless Creatures, an exploration of the diversity life though the lens of locomotion.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks746/groks081716.mp3




Secret of Our Success -- Groks Science Show 2016-08-03

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Joseph Henrich discussed his book, The Secret of Our Success, How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks745/groks080316.mp3




Nordic Everything Theory -- Groks Science Show 2016-07-27

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:01:08 PDT

How can Nordic society inform the construction of our own society in the United States? On this episode, Anu Partanen discussed the Nordic Theory of Everything.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks744/groks072716.mp3




Island of Knowledge -- Groks Science Show 2016-07-20

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:01:08 PDT

In this interview with Marcelo Gleiser we talk about his 2014 book, The Island of Knowledge and then hear a little about his new book, The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks742a/groks072016.mp3




Immunosocial Behavior -- Groks Science Show 2016-07-13

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Is your inclination to socialize guided to your allergies? On this program, Anthony Filiano discusses how interferon, an immune molecule, is needed to socialize in a variety of different animals.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks743/groks071316.mp3




Science News -- Groks Science Show 2016-07-06

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:01:08 PDT

In this episode, Unjin and Ron discuss the second event detected by LIGO, gene changes in a cadaver, Space X and what Brexit means for Horizon 2020.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks741/groks070616.mp3




Zika Olympics -- Groks Science Show 2016-06-29

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:01:08 PDT

The Zika virus has become an epidemic in Brazil, so much so that it has caused many to question holding the Olympic games there. On this episode, Dr. Joe Alton discussed the Zika Virus and the Olympics.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks740/groks062916.mp3




Camera Traps -- Groks Science Show 2016-06-22

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Camera traps have enabled a fascinating view of animals in their native habitat. On this episode, Roland Kays discussed the creatures observed by camera traps.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks739/groks062216.mp3




Science News-- Groks Science Show 2016-06-15

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Topics include gravitational waves, a potential pollution solution, resilience of coral in the Great Barrier Reef, and chiral molecules in space.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks738/groks061516.mp3




American Future-- Groks Science Show 2016-06-08

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:01:08 PDT

America is already great, but does the country have a strategy? On this episode, Joel Makower discussed the path to a brighter future in his new book, The Grand Strategy.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks737/groks060816.mp3




Weird Life -- Groks Science Show 2016-05-25

Wed, 25 May 2016 08:01:08 PDT

From extremophillic bacteria to the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intellegence, there is a long history of fascination with weird life. On this episode, we discuss Weird Life with David Toomey.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks735/groks052516.mp3




Art of Risk -- Groks Science Show 2016-05-18

Wed, 18 May 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Is risk taking a natural behavior? What are the biological underpinnings of risk behavior? On this episode, Kayt Sukel discussed the art of risk.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks734/groks051816.mp3




Commanding Attraction -- Groks Science Show 2016-05-11

Wed, 11 May 2016 08:01:08 PDT

In our fast paced world of modern dating, what does it take to succeed? On this episode, Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk discussed how open postures improves the chance of getting a first date.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks733/groks051116.mp3




Serengeti Rules -- Groks Science Show 2016-05-04

Wed, 04 May 2016 08:01:08 PDT

All living things are regulated from the molecules in our bloodstream to the populations of animals on the African Savanna. On this episode, Sean Carroll joins us to discuss the logic of regulation.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks732/groks050416.mp3




Epigenetic Trauma -- Groks Science Show 2016-04-27

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:01:08 PDT

How can traumatic events be passed down to subsequent generations? On this episode, Mark Wolynn discussed identifying and treating generational trauma


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks731/groks042716.mp3




Curious -- Groks Science Show 2016-04-20

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:01:08 PDT

are all born curious and a healthy sense of curiosity can benefit a person in many ways. On this episode, Ian Leslie tells discussed the benefits of this trait, why it is in danger, and how you can strengthen your own natural curiosity.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks729/groks042016.mp3




Biota and Zika -- Groks Science Show 2016-04-13

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:01:08 PDT

The evolution of microbial communities and viruses have broad implications on human health and how animals and plants change. On this episode, Michael Shapira and Lulan Wang discuss microbiota and Zika.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks730/groks041316.mp3




Science of RBF -- Groks Science Show 2016-04-06

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 08:01:08 PDT

What is in a face? On this episode, Jason Rogers discussed the science of RBF.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks728/groks040616.mp3




Prodigy Cousin -- Groks Science Show 2016-03-30

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Are child prodigies and those with autism related? On this episode, Kimberly Stephens discussed prodigies and autism.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks727/groks033016.mp3




Meathooked -- Groks Science Show 2016-03-23

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Meat is a staple of the diet of many cultures, but its use may be outweighed by many factors. On this episode, Marta Zaraska discussed the history of our obsession with meat.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks726/groks032316.mp3




Zika Virus -- Groks Science Show 2016-03-16

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:01:08 PDT

In January 2016, the World Health Organization predicted that Zika virus would spread through most of the Americas by the end of the year. On this episode, Dr. Brenda Wilson discussed the Zika virus.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks725/groks031616.mp3




Lingua Isomorphica -- Groks Science Show 2016-03-09

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:01:08 PDT

For most grown ups, a foreign language may seem unintelligible. But, human languages may be more similar than one might think. On this program, Tanmoy Bhattacharya discusses a common structure underlying word meaning.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks724/groks030916.mp3




Gravitational Waves -- Groks Science Show 2016-03-02

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Predicted 100 years ago by Albert Einstein and his general theory of relativity, gravitational waves have finally been detected. On this episode, Dr. Marco Cavaglia explained these waves and what they can tell us about the universe.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks723/groks030216.mp3




Aberrant Personalities -- Groks Science Show 2016-02-24

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Narcissism and psychopathy are not generally well regarded personality traits, but how do we identify those personality types. On this program, Dr. Frieda Birnbaum discussed these aberrant personality types.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks722/groks022416.mp3




First Bite -- Groks Science Show 2016-02-17

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 08:01:08 PDT

While we may be born with some innate food preferences, most of our eating habits are learned and vary dramatically across cultures. On this episode, Bee Wilson discusses how we learn to eat and whether we can change our approach to food.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/Groks721/Groks021716.mp3




Pretty Good Security -- Groks Science Show 2016-02-10

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:01:08 PDT

The recents events guided to terrorism have renewed the debate on balancing individual privacy and public security. On this program, Michael Kearns discusses algorithms that could ensure privacy while maintaining public security.


Media Files:
http://archive.org/download/groks721_201602/groks021016.mp3




Nutrition Problem -- Groks Science Show 2016-02-03

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:01:08 PDT

Nutrition research may have problems. On this episode, we talk with Christie Aschwanden about what she found when she used some common tools utilized in nutrition research.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/GROKS720/GROKS020316.mp3




Confidence Game -- Groks Science Show 2016-01-27

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:01:08 PDT

How do con artists ply their trade? And, who is a potential victim? On this episode, Maria Konnikova discussed the confidence game.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks719/groks012716.mp3




Intimate Bond -- Groks Science Show 2016-01-20

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:01:08 PDT

The interaction between humans and animals has varied dramatically throughout human history. On this episode, Brian Fagan discussed how animals have shaped our history and how our conception of them has changed over time.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks718/groks012016.mp3




Paris Accord -- Groks Science Show 2016-01-13

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 08:01:08 PDT

The international negotiations for addressing climate change has been fraught with rancor but the COP21 meeting in Paris last month marks a turning point. On this program, David Victor discusses the Paris Agreement.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks717/groks011316.mp3




Ancient Human Civilizations -- Groks Science Show 2016-01-06

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 08:01:08 PDT

The history of ancient human civilization is mysterious almost by definition. On this episode, Graham Hancock presents an alternative story of the past.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks715/groks010616.mp3




Food Security -- Groks Science Show 2015-12-30

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Are we prepared to cope with food shortages? On this episode, Margaret Nelson discusses how social factors plays a role determining the survivability of societies.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks715_201601/groks123015.mp3




Magical Science -- Groks Science Show 2015-12-23

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 08:01:08 PDT

What does mythology tell us about the scientific environment of those who created them? On this episode, Matt Kaplan discussed the science of the magical.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks714/groks122315.mp3




Gene Editing -- Groks Science Show 2015-12-16

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Scientists can now make precise changes to the DNA of humans and animals thanks to recent advances in gene editing technology. On this episode, Dr. Hank Greely discussed the medical promises and perils of this technology.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks713/groks121615.mp3




Forest Carbon Dynamics -- Groks Science Show 2015-12-09

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 08:01:08 PDT

What are the effects of climate change on forests? On this episode, William Anderegg discusses forest carbon dynamics.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks712/groks120915.mp3