Charles Fain Lehman: homicide, death in the chartsListen now (61 min) | Reflecting on the 2020's crime boomlet
Winter's end is nigh edition
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January 2023

The prehistoric genetic roots of the ChineseListen now (81 min) | The 50,000 year adventure
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More than 40,000 years of human evolution in East Asia
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How two Bronze-Age tribes became the world’s 1.3 billion Han (without even changing much genetically)
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Madagascar: where Asia and Africa metJetzt anhören (46 min) | The peopling of the land of lemurs
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Jonathan Anomaly: To Make a Better WorldListen now (63 min) | A philosopher makes the case for improving humans with biotechnology
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Bryan Caplan: open minds and open bordersListen now (87 min) | How to think like a nerd, but earnestly
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new-leaf edition and a one-day subscription discount
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Happy 2023! An old friend recently asked me to help her make a reading list for the new year. She reflected on how easy it is to spend hours reading…
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December 2022

John Hawks: a year in paleoanthropologyListen now (66 min) | John and Razib review the biggest findings of the year, and the year to come
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Merry Christmas, and some reading recommendations if you have downtime
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