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36 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Carl Zimmer. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Carl Zimmer, often where they are interviewed.

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36 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Carl Zimmer. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Carl Zimmer, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 9: She Has Her Mother's Laugh Featuring Carl Zimmer

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Modern-day genetics study has come a long way from the simple Punnett Squares we all learned in middle school. Today we know there are layers of complicating factors that determine who we are, what we look like, and how we interact with the world. In this conversation with NY Times science writer Carl Zimmer, audience members were treated to a hilariously insightful look at the world of genetics today, and why we might all have our mothers’ laugh.

Aug 06 2020

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"Nadie imaginó su inmensa dimensión" de CARL ZIMMER

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Artículo de El País semanal donde se habla sobre la evolución de los virus desde sus primeros descubrimientos hasta ahora. Interesante artículo para entender un poco más el mundo en que hoy vivimos.

Aug 02 2020

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Amanpour: Tim Bray, Shoshana Zuboff, Fary and Carl Zimmer

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CEOs from four of the world’s most powerful companies  - Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google - faced a grilling before US Congress on Wednesday, asked to explain how their vast empires and business practices are reshaping the world we live in. Former Amazon Vice President Tim Bray, and author of "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism", Shoshana Zuboff, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the role and responsibilities of big tech. Then French comedian Fary talks candidly about the myth of his country's colourblind ideal, and his recent project 'Hexagone'.  And our Walter Isaacson speaks to Carl Zimmer, award-winning science writer and New York Times columnist, about the race for a coronavirus vaccine and the diverging approaches being taken.

Jul 31 2020

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Exploring Our Biological Inheritance: Carl Zimmer On Heredity

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Inside our genomes, we carry information about our recent ancestors as well as ancient human history. This hour, we talk with science writer Carl Zimmer about his book, She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity. We ask him what our DNA can—and can’t—tell us about where we’re from and who we are.

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  • Carl Zimmer - New York Times columnist and author of 13 books about science, including She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on June 8, 2018.

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Jul 30 2020

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Science as a Human Endeavor: Carl Zimmer explains the meaning of life, and what it means to write about it

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In this episode of "Technically Human," I speak with Carl Zimmer, who reports from the frontiers of biology, where scientists are expanding our understanding of life.

Drawing from his experience hosting the popular podcast "What is Life?" Carl explains the meaning of life to me, and he talks about what it means to write about it. We talk about the challenges of writing and reading about science, and how we should read articles about the most urgent scientific concern of our moment: Coronavirus.

Zimmer is a popular speaker at universities, medical schools, museums, and festivals, and he teaches workshops and seminars at Yale. His column Matter appears weekly in The New York Times, and he is the author of thirteen books about science, including his newest book is She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Power, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.  

He is, to his knowledge, the only writer after whom a species of tapeworm has been named.

Jun 12 2020

47mins

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STBYM Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 9: Carl Zimmer

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Join Stuff to Blow Your Mind's Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick as they talk about heredity with acclaimed science writer Carl Zimmer, author of “She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.”

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Mar 27 2020

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Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 9: Carl Zimmer

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Let's talk about heredity. Here's our 2018 chat with acclaimed science writer Carl Zimmer about his book “She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.”

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Mar 27 2020

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#65 – Carl Zimmer

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Carl Zimmer is the author of thirteen books about science. His newest book is She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Power, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity. His column Matter appears each week in the New York Times.

Zimmer’s writing has earned a number of awards, including the Stephen Jay Gould Prize, awarded by the Society for the Study of Evolution. She Has Her Mother’s Laugh won the 2019 National Academies Communication Award  and was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review. It was chosen for the 2018 shortlist for  Baillie-Gifford Prize for Nonfiction,  andThe Guardian named it the best science book of 2018.

Zimmer created the podcast “What Is Life?” and is a familiar voice on other programs such as Radiolab. A professor adjunct at Yale University, he lives in Connecticut. He is, to his knowledge, the only writer after whom a species of tapeworm has been named

Connect with Carl Zimmer: 

https://carlzimmer.com/about/

Get the book: She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Twitter: @carlzimmer


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Mar 16 2020

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Carl Zimmer explores the history of our understanding of heredity

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Jan 11 2020

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Episode 186: She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity, with Carl Zimmer

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My guest is Carl Zimmer. His newest book is She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity. In it he presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people translated their old notions about heredity into a language of genes. As the technology for studying genes became cheaper, millions of people ordered genetic tests to link themselves to missing parents, to distant ancestors, to ethnic identities...

But, Zimmer writes, “Each of us carries an amalgam of fragments of DNA, stitched together from some of our many ancestors. Each piece has its own ancestry, traveling a different path back through human history. A particular fragment may sometimes be cause for worry, but most of our DNA influences who we are—our appearance, our height, our penchants—in inconceivably subtle ways.” Heredity isn’t just about genes that pass from parent to child. Heredity continues within our own bodies, as a single cell gives rise to trillions of cells that make up our bodies. We say we inherit genes from our ancestors—using a word that once referred to kingdoms and estates—but we inherit other things that matter as much or more to our lives, from microbes to technologies we use to make life more comfortable. We need a new definition of what heredity is and, through Carl Zimmer’s lucid exposition and storytelling, this resounding tour de force delivers it.

Weaving historical and current scientific research, his own experience with his two daughters, and the kind of original reporting expected of one of the world’s best science journalists, Zimmer ultimately unpacks urgent bioethical quandaries arising from new biomedical technologies, but also long-standing presumptions about who we really are and what we can pass on to future generations.

Special Guest: Carl Zimmer.

Oct 04 2019

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