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Josh Mitteldorf, CRACKING THE AGING CODE & Aaron Thiel, MR. ETERNITY

Is aging inevitable? And if so, why? We talk with Josh Mitteldorf talks about his book, co-authored with Dorion Sagan, Cracking The Aging Code (Macmillan, 2016.) It’s about why we age and what we can do to slow aging down. Then, in keeping with our theme, we explore a novel about a man who never dies. We talk with Aaron Thier about his new work of fiction, Mr. Eternity. Continue reading

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Lauret Savoy, TRACE: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape

We talk with environmental earth scientist and writer Lauret Savoy about her stunning new book, Trace: Memory History, Race & The American Landscape. In it, Savoy examines how the country’s still unfolding history, and ideas of “race,” have marked her and the land — and what that history says about our relationships to each other and the places we inhabit. Continue reading

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I Heart Archeologists — Plus, A Campus Satire

Marilyn Johnson talks about her delightful and informative book, Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble (Harper Collins, 2014). Then, Julie Schumacher tells us about her brilliant satire of academia, Dear Committee Members (Random House, 2014.)

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Dr. Sharon Moalem, INHERITANCE & David Shenk, THE GENIUS IN ALL OF US

Dr. Sharon Moalem
Dr. Sharon Moalem
David Shenk
David Shenk

Dr. Sharon Moalem talks about how nature and nurture impact our genes. His book is Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives and Our Lives Change Our Genes.

And we re-air our 2010 interview with journalist David Shenk about his book The Genius In All Of Us: Why Everything We’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ Are Wrong.

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Elizabeth Kolbert, THE SIXTH EXTINCTION & Annalee Newitz, SCATTER, ADAPT AND REMEMBER

Annalee Newitz
Annalee Newitz
Elizabeth Kolbert
Elizabeth Kolbert

Science reporter Elizabeth Kolbert talks about her book,The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. And Annalee Newitz discusses the prospects for human survival amid the mass extinction we are causing. Her book is Scatter, Adapt and Remember.

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Kevin Baker, THE BIG CROWD; Steve Volk, FRINGEOLOGY (encore); & CAT SENSE reviewed

 

Kevin Baker
Kevin Baker

 

Steve Volk
Steve Volk

Kevin Baker talks about talks about his newest novel, THE BIG CROWD. It’s the first of a new trilogy about New York, City of Gold; we hear a true ghost story from Steve Volk, author of FRINGEOLOGY; and Francesca reviews John Bradshaw’s, CAT SENSE.

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Susan Freinkel, PLASTIC & Dan Ferber CHANGING PLANET, CHANGING HEALTH

 

Susan Freinkel

 

Dan Ferber

Susan Freinkel talks about her fascinating exploration into our plastic world, PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story. And science journalist Dan Ferber discusses CHANGING PLANET, CHANGING HEALTH, the book he co-wrote with epidemiologist Dr. Paul Epstein. It’s about epidemics and other health effects of global warming.

Update on Dr. Paul Epstein: WV regrets to announce the passing of Dr. Paul Epstein. He was a guide and mover in the world of public health. He will be missed.

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