a sampler of recent paid posts (with follow-up notes)
Jason Munshi-South: rats and evolutionListen now (63 min) | A biologist who studies the genomics and ecology of brown rats
Karl Smith: inflation, the debt crisis, China and the American tripartite class systemListen now (60 min) | A Bloomberg columnist and economist helps us navigate the data stream
Patrick Wyman: Luther, Columbus and GutenbergListen now (75 min) | We talk about the new book, The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World
A history of Finnish genes and culture: part 6 of 6
A history of Finnish genes and culture: part 5 of 6
Linda Avey: genomics from 23 to 100Listen now (44 min) | The cofounder of 23andMe discusses her life in biotech so far, and where it's going
A history of Finnish genes and culture: part 4 of 6
Alex Mesoudi: the origins of cultural evolutionListen now (85 min) | What does evolution have to do with culture? Everything!
Recommendations for everything, heat-dome edition
on bottlenecks, crashes and what diversity really looks like
Happy 245th, America!