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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



 



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




Prescribing Placebos -- Groks Science Show 2015-12-02

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Throughout history, physicians have made use of the placebo effect. On this episode, Professor John Kelley discussed the mechanisms of the placebo effect and its role in medicine.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks711/groks120215.mp3




Traumatic Brain Injury -- Groks Science Show 2015-11-25

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Traumatic brain injury can result in the emergence of severe psychiatric symptoms. On this episode, Dr. Sandeep Vaishnavi discussed the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatic problems associated with traumatic brain injury.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks710/groks112515.mp3




Sentimental Sense -- Groks Science Show 2015-11-18

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:01:08 PDT

The connection between scent and memory is powerful and can be startling. On this episode, Dr. Virginia Barry, Chicago psychoanalyst and discussed the neuroscience behind memory and scent.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks709/groks111815.mp3




Aerosols Stratospheric -- Groks Science Show 2015-11-11

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 08:01:08 PDT

How do aerosols, or tiny particles, affect the climate? On this program, John Moore discusses the science of dust in the sky.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks708/groks111115.mp3




Debating Time -- Groks Science Show 2015-11-04

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 08:01:08 PDT

n 1922, two famous men publically debated the nature of time. On this episode, Jimena Canales discussed the debate of Albert Einstin and Henri Bergson.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks707/groks110415.mp3




Brain History -- Groks Science Show 2015-10-28

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:01:08 PDT

The history of neuroscience is still in a relative infancy compared with other sciences. On this episode, Tom Jackson discussed an illustrated history of the brain.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks706/groks102815.mp3




Quotable Feynman -- Groks Science Show 2015-10-21

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Richard Feynman is known as one of the most imaginative and beloved physicists in history. On this episode, Michelle Feynman discusses quotes from her father and memories she has of him.


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http://www.archive.org/download/groks705/groks102115.mp3




Improbability Principle -- Groks Science Show 2015-10-07

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:01:08 PDT

When is a coincidence not a coincidence? On this episode, Dr. David Hand discusses his book, The Improbability Principle, and why miracles and coincidences happen much more often than we would expect.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks703/groks100715.mp3




Narcissism -- Groks Science Show 2015-09-30

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Narcissism may have become more prevalent and even celebrated in society. On this episode, Dr. Joseph Burgo discussed the narcissist you know.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks702/groks093015.mp3




Mixed Fires -- Groks Science Show 2015-09-23

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Mixed severity fires help to rejuvenate the forests, but how will current policy shifts affect the health of the forests. On this episode, Dominick DellaSalla discussed the importance of mixed severity fires.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks701/groks092315.mp3




SuperBetter -- Groks Science Show 2015-09-16

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Games are great at activating our motivation and putting us in a problem solving mindset. On this episode, Jane McGonigal discussed SuperBetter, a method of using a gameful mindset to approach challenges in life.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks700/groks091615.mp3




Mercury Mystery -- Groks Science Show 2015-09-09

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Scientists have long known and taught that mercury is a neurotoxin in humans and animals. On this program, Jennifer Cossaboon talks about a surprising source of mercury in the seas.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks699/groks090915.mp3




Autisms Mysteries -- Groks Science Show 2015-09-02

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Despite increasing awareness about autism, it remains one of the most mysterious topics of this generation. On this episode, Steve Silberman addresses some of the mysteries of autism.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks698/groks090215.mp3




Driverless -- Groks Science Show 2015-08-26

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Several companies are getting very close to launching their first lines of unmanned vehicles. On this episode, Corey Clothier discussed the state of autonomous vehicles.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks697/groks082615.mp3




Controlling Aging -- Groks Science Show 2015-08-19

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:01:08 PDT

How much of the aging process is inevitable and how much can we control? On this episode, Dr. Michael Roizen discussed controlling the aging process.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks696/groks081915.mp3




Commencing Transmission -- Groks Science Show 2015-08-12

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:01:08 PDT

The brain works by sending signals between cells through the rapid-fire release of neurotransmitters. On this episode, Alex Brunger discusses how specific proteins trigger communication between brain cells.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks695/groks081215.mp3




Supporting Innovation -- Groks Science Show 2015-08-05

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Dr. Kathie Olsen discussed the current budgetary crunch in scientific funding and how it affects researchers in the United States.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/Groks694/groks080515.mp3




Animal Cannabis -- Groks Science Show 2015-07-29

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Watching a pet suffer through an illness can be heartbreaking, but can cannabis be a therapeutic to alleviate pain in animals? On this episode, Darlene Arden discussed medical cannabis for animals.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks693/groks072915.mp3




Moores Law -- Groks Science Show 2015-07-22

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Gordon Moore has perhaps done more to revolutionize our modern world than any other scientist, but few may know about his achievements. On this episode, Arnold Thackray discussed the life and times of Gordon Moore.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks692/groks072215.mp3




A Beautiful Question-- Groks Science Show 2015-07-15

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:01:08 PDT

What do movie stars, ocean sunsets, and the fundamental laws of physics all have in common? On this episode, Frank Wilczek discussed how the universe embodies beautiful ideas and the ways this realization has affected his work.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks691/groks071515.mp3




Chemistry of Aging -- Groks Science Show 2015-07-08

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 08:01:08 PDT

How do we measure aging and does everyone age at the same rate? On this program, Dan Bleksy answers these questions and what our appearances tell us about the age of our organs.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks690/groks070815.mp3




Zen and Cytology -- Groks Science Show 2015-07-01

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Drs. Jeffrey Mueller and Allison Cavallo discuss their mission trips to Nigeria and other African countries where they provided care in underserved populations.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks070115/groks070115.mp3




Unprocessed -- Groks Science Show 2015-06-24

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Our food supply is so integral to our lives that few may notice the degree of processing involved. On this episode, Megan Kimble discussed unprocessed foods.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks688/groks062515.mp3




Girl Power -- Groks Science Show 2015-06-17

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Author and journalist Rachel Swaby discussed a few of the substantial contributions that women have made to science.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks687/groks061715.mp3




Elixir of Life -- Groks Science Show 2015-06-10

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Chronic stress causes negative impacts to the brain but caffeine can help to mitigate these effects. On this program, Rodrigo Cunha discusses the relationship between caffeine, stress, emotions


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks686/groks061015.mp3




AI Economy -- Groks Science Show 2015-06-03

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Artificial intelligence and robotics will change the economy of the future. On this episode, Kip Marlow discussed the economics of AI.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks685/groks060315.mp3




Tomorrowland -- Groks Science Show 2015-05-27

Wed, 27 May 2015 08:01:08 PDT

What will the future bring? On this episode, Steven Kotler discusses how science fiction ideas have moved from the imagination of authors to real innovations that will impact our lives


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks684/groks052715.mp3




The Future Earth -- Groks Science Show 2015-05-20

Wed, 20 May 2015 08:01:08 PDT

The countries of the world have not yet come to a global agreement on limiting the greenhouse gases climate change. On this program, Nobel Laureate Yuan T. Lee discusses the Future Earth program.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks683/groks052015.mp3




Tau or Beta -- Groks Science Show 2015-05-13

Wed, 13 May 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Despite years of research, we still do not understand much about the actual development of Alzheimers disease. On this episode, Dr. Melissa Murray joins us to discuss some of the recent research implicating two different proteins, tau and beta-amyloid.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks051315/groks051315.mp3




The Monkey Dance -- Groks Science Show 2015-05-06

Wed, 06 May 2015 08:01:08 PDT

Millions of people paid to watch the Mayweather Pacquiao boxing match. Why? On this episode, we talk with English professor and cage fighter Dr. Jonathan Gottschall.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks681/groks050615.mp3




Gene Therapy Plan -- Groks Science Show 2015-04-29

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:01:08 PDT

What is epigenetics and how can our lifestyle influence the expression of our genes? On this episode, Dr. Mitchell L. Gaynor discussed the gene therapy plan.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks680/groks042915.mp3




Snowball Mystery -- Groks Science Show 2015-04-22

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:01:08 PDT

In different earth periods, scientists have speculated that the planet was covered in glacier. On this program, Daniel Herwartz shows how the past climate can be reconstructed through oxygen isotope analysis.


Media Files:
http://www.archive.org/download/groks679/groks042215.mp3