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Adam Rutherford

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Anil Seth and Adam Rutherford on a new science of consciousness


Pioneering neuroscientist, Anil Seth, discusses Being You: A New Science of Consciousness in conversation with Adam Rutherford at 5x15.Join 5x15 for an electrifying discussion about consciousness that will turn what you thought you knew about yourself on its head. Anil Seth, will be in conversation with broadcaster Adam Rutherford to discuss a radical new theory of consciousness that challenges our understanding of perception and reality. Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/5x15stories Facebook: www.facebook.com/5x15stories Instagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories

1hr 5mins

14 Oct 2021

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A Good Read with Adam Rutherford and Farrah Jarral


As part of Radio 4's Day of the Scientist Harriett Gilbert asks two scientists and broadcasters to choose a book on a science theme. Adam Rutherford chooses Kazuo Ishiguro's dystopian love story Never Let Me Go. Dr Farrah Jarral says when she first read the novella she has chosen - Octavia Butler's Bloodchild - it blew her mind dealing as it does with interspecies procreation and with underlying themes of control and power imbalance.Harriett Gilbert's choice is Piranesi by Susanna Clarke in which the character 'Piranesi' lives in The House populated by endless corridors and statues and The Other.Producer: Maggie Ayre for BBC Audio, Bristol.First broadcast on Tuesday 12 October 2021.


12 Oct 2021

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Genes, with Adam Rutherford

Dr Giles Yeo Chews the Fat

What role do our genes play in influencing what we like to eat? And what affect do genes have on body weight? Geneticist, author, and broadcaster Adam Rutherford joins Dr Giles Yeo to explain why how well your body handles certain nutrients is largely due to where in the world your ancestors were living thousands of years ago. Plus, he helps Giles understand why he’s sometimes – but not always – lactose intolerant, and indeed why the majority of us can’t digest lactose as adults. Why Calories Don’t Count: http://hyperurl.co/CaloriesDontCount Dr Giles Yeo Chews The Fat is produced by Anouszka Tate for Orion Publishing Ltd. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


29 Jun 2021

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Episode 5 - Adam Rutherford

Primary Sources: Conversations with History Makers

This week, Dr Joanne Paul sits down with scientist, writer and broadcaster, Dr Adam Rutherford.Adam has written several books on the history of science including How To Argue with a Racist and A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived as well as presenting several science documentaries for BBC and contributing regularly to the Guardian newspaper.Joanne asks what science can bring to history and how genetics can be used as a primary source? Adam talks through why science needs the study of the past and what he would love to talk with Charle Darwin about. He also discusses how scientific pioneers often held the most repugnant views.A Viral History Podcast. Hosted by Dr Joanne Paul, Produced by Paul Bradshaw, and Researched by Isabel Wilson.

1hr 3mins

28 May 2021

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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived | Adam Rutherford | Book Summary


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23 Apr 2021

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Dr Adam Rutherford: Genetic diversity and the language of race

The G Word

“Today, where we are in the 21st century, genetics, anthropology and evolutionary biology are no ally to racists. In fact, they should be used as weapons against bigotry.”  In this week’s episode of The G Word, Chris Wigley is joined by Adam Rutherford, geneticist, author and broadcaster. Adam has produced several documentaries and books on genetics, is co-host of BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science and is an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Division of Biosciences at University College London.  Today, Chris and Adam discuss how to empower individuals to tell their stories, genetic diversity and structures of bias, and a priceless movie prop.   


14 Apr 2021

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Dr Adam Rutherford: Combatting race pseudoscience, glamorous lab work, and The Odyssey

Us and STEMM

This week I'm joined by geneticist, broadcaster and writer, Dr Adam Rutherford to hear about how he went from a PhD to the BBC, the broadcasting process in lockdown, whether we can combat racism with good science, whether social media is a force for good or evil, and why he teaches celebs to pipette. In a twist we even end up nerding out about Classics. Dr Adam Rutherford is a broadcaster, writer and scientist. You’ll probably know Adam as the host of BBC Radio 4’s flagship science show, Inside Science, as well as the co-host, alongside Dr Hannah Fry, of the radio show and podcast, The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry. A geneticist by training, Adam is now one of the best known science communicators in the UK, and author of multiple popular science books including "The Book of Humans", "A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived" and his most recently published book "How to Argue with a Racist".


19 Mar 2021

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39. Adam Rutherford (2017)

Chalke Talk

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED: THE STORIES IN OUR GENESIn a captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford, geneticist and broadcaster, argues that our genomes should be read not as instruction manuals, but as epic poems. Touching on everything from Neanderthals to murder, redheads to race, and dead kings to plague, he decodes the mystery behind who we are and how we came to be.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


3 Mar 2021

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EP12 - Adam Rutherford

Extra Life

Geneticist, writer and broadcaster Dr Adam Rutherford talks about his love of Mortal Kombat finishing moves, the joy of Spider-Man, and shares his research on the effects of video games on our kids, and ourselves...........................................Extra Life is an original Great Big Owl Production for Auddy #extralifepodHosts: Keza Macdonald & Ellie GibsonProducer: Joel MorrisAssistant Producer: Alex HardyMusic: Waen ShepherdAlbum Art: Nicole StewartAuddy Executive Producer, Andrew Sampson


10 Feb 2021

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That's What She Said with Sarah Spain

Sarah talks to geneticist Adam Rutherford about why he's skeptical of the wave in online ancestry kits, how race is a social construct, how science is not great at providing narrative satisfaction, and other insights from his book, "How to Argue With a Racist"

1hr 13mins

15 Sep 2020