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Nicholas Christakis

33 Podcast Episodes

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FBL10: Nicholas Christakis - Exploring the Impacts of COVID

Singularity Radio

This week our guest is renowned sociologist, physician, and Yale professor, Nicholas Christakis, who was once listed by Time magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the world. He’s particularly known for his expertise on social networks, as well as his work exploring the evolutionary and socioeconomic determinants of behavior and health. Dr. Christakis is the author of the renowned 2019 book, Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, and more recently, Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live, which we discuss heavily in this episode. Want to learn more about our podcasts and become a part of the community? Join here! Host: Steven Parton // Music by: Amine el Filali

59mins

26 Apr 2021

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#32 - COVID-19: The Malady of Our Time: A Dialogue with Nicholas Christakis

Converging Dialogues

In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Nicholas Christakis about the COVID-19 global pandemic. They discuss how he wrote his latest book, Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live, while the pandemic was happening in real time. They discuss the basic facts about the COVID-19 virus along with the lethality and infectious rates. They briefly consider if there is any validity that the virus is the result of a lab leak. They also present an overview of vaccine history and how the current mRNA vaccines work. They stress the importance of everyone getting a vaccine sooner than later and how the current vaccines appear to defend well against the virus variants. They also discuss herd immunity and what the timeline towards a return to normal looks like.  Nicholas Christakis is a physician and sociologist who conducts research at his Human Nature Lab at Yale University on social networks. Currently, he is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science, Internal Medicine, & Biomedical Engineering at Yale University.  He has his MPH and MD from Harvard University along with his PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, he was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He is the author of Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives, Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of A Good Society, and Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live. You can find his lab here. You can find the app mentioned in this episode here. Twitter: @nachristakis

54mins

22 Mar 2021

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Nicholas Christakis and Understanding Our Year with Covid-19 (Ep. 6)

The Future in Context

An important new book, Apollo’s Arrow, precisely targets what America got right in its COVID-19 response, and where it must do better next time. And there will be a next time.

26mins

19 Mar 2021

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#46: Nicholas Christakis on Mastering Skills

Cognitive Revolution

To say Nicholas Christakis has mastered a few skills throughout his career would almost certainly be underselling it. Nicholas is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale. He has an MD from Harvard, a PhD in sociology from Penn, and a masters in public health from Harvard. Throughout the pandemic, he's been working tirelessly to bring reliable information to the public sphere. He's made numerous appearance as an expert on up-to-the-minute pandemic info on Sam Harris' podcast, and also managed to churn out an entirely new book contextualizing the current pandemic in our species' social history. This conversation puts all that in the bigger picture of his overarching career -- which spans everything from abstract analyses of social networks to hands-on care as a Hospice physician. We get into many different topics, mainly about how he brings together all these different perspectives to develop a holistic understanding of human social behavior as it plays out in the unfolding of historical events. You check out his new book, Apollo's Arrow.

56mins

16 Feb 2021

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EP: 48: THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS: NICHOLAS CHRISTAKIS ON WHAT WENT WRONG, WHAT'S GOING RIGHT, AND OUR POSSIBLE FUTURE

Bounce! Conversations with Larry Weeks

Nicholas Christakis on the impact of Coronavirus, what went wrong, what's going right, and our possible future. More below. Nicholas is a physician and social scientist at Yale University who conducts research in network science, biosocial science, and behavior genetics. Named by Time magazine to their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, Nicholas's current work focuses on how human biology and health affect social interactions and social networks. He directs the Human Nature Lab and is the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science.  He is also the author of several books, including Connected: The Amazing Power of Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives, Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, and his latest, Apollo's Arrow, The Profound and Enduring impact of Coronavirus On the Way We Live - which is the topic of our conversation. Nicholas was a font of information; it was a challenge to fit everything into an hour. He was a conversational tour de force crisscrossing history, medicine, social behavior, and disease math. On the show we covered... How earlier pandemics were similar in how they played out  The frequency of pandemics How COVID-19 compares to other pathogens Disease math and mortality curves Updates on lethality Effective contagion rates What went wrong Trust in government and scientific institutions What's going right  Development of vaccines Vaccination rates (percentage of the populace) we need to open the economy The swiss cheese model of personal risk mitigation  Post pandemic behavior and the future boom There is a lot more here, so give it a listen.  For show notes, resources, and more, visit www.larryweeks.com  Larry 

55mins

6 Feb 2021

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590: Apollo’s Arrow, The Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live, Dr. Nicholas Christakis, Stanford University

Coronavirus Holistic Survival Show

Plagues have always been a part of the human experience, but the seriousness of COVID-19 is rare. Jason Hartman talks with author and professor, Dr. Nicholas Christakis. Dr. Christakis shares bits from his book Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live. As well, Jason probes Dr. Christakis of the blueprint of a good society - from selections of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society. Key Takeaways: [1:00] Unpacking: Apollo’s Arrow [2:45] What’s the severity of Coronavirus in comparison to past pandemics? [5:45] Dr. Christakis debunks some COVID-19 myths. [9:30] There are two critical epidemiological properties to understand about a virus: the infection fatality rate and the contagiousness (R-Naught). [14:45] The modern mind thinks science and tech have already solved all significant issues.  [16:15] We are fortunate to be in a period when a vaccine can be made available in real-time. [17:45] What is “good behavior” for surviving COVID-19? [21:30] The real estate industry is being reshaped, as it always has in times of pandemics.  [25:00] Talking about Blueprint, The Evolutionary Origins of A Good Society. [26:50] What’s the forbidden experiment? [28:45] A perfect natural experiment.  [34:20] That good feeling you get when in the presence of your friends was shaped by natural selection.  Websites: humannaturelab.net JasonHartman.com 1-800-HARTMAN

38mins

5 Feb 2021

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Prof. Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University

Scientific Sense ®

Social networks, Influencers, On the origins of a good society, Artificial Intelligence in hybrid systems, and managing pandemics. Prof. Nicholas Christakis is professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University. He directs the Human Nature Lab at Yale. His current research is focused on the social, mathematical, and biological rules governing how social networks form (“connection”), and (2) the social and biological implications of how they operate to influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (“contagion”).--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/support

42mins

14 Jan 2021

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1610: Apollo’s Arrow, The Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live, Dr. Nicholas Christakis, Yale University

Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman

Once again, single-family investment properties prove to have lasting value - beating out the purported success of commercial real estate. Jason Hartman ponders, will there be a Boxing Day Blues, with pandemic relief packages drying up? Plagues have always been a part of the human experience, but the seriousness of COVID-19 is rare. Jason Hartman talks with author and professor, Dr. Nicholas Christakis. Dr. Christakis shares bits from his book Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live. As well, Jason probes Dr. Christakis of the blueprint of a good society - from selections of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society. Announcements: Sunday Coffee Tok: new time 7:00/4:00 pm EST/PAC time. Jason and Adam: Every other Wednesday at 9:30 am EST. Key Takeaways: [2:30] Single-family home RE beats commercial again. 63 Bed, Bath, and Beyond stores are closing at the end of this fiscal year. [5:15] 2.3% is the number that represents the number of office building loans converted into mortgage-backed securities that are more than 30 days delinquent. [8:00] Millions are set to lose those big federal aid programs. [9:00] The boxing day blues, pandemic relief packages likely to dry up or not? [10:30] More lawsuits against Facebook!  Dr. Nicholas Christakis [14:00] Unpacking: Apollo’s Arrow [15:45] What’s the severity of Coronavirus in comparison to past pandemics? [18:45] Dr. Christakis debunks some COVID-19 myths. [22:30] There are two critical epidemiological properties to understand about a virus: the infection fatality rate and the contagiousness (R-Naught). [27:45] The modern mind thinks science and tech have already solved all significant issues.  [29:15] We are fortunate to be in a period when a vaccine can be made available in real-time. [30:45] What is “good behavior” for surviving COVID-19? [34:30] The real estate industry is being reshaped, as it always has in times of pandemics.  [38:00] Talking about Blueprint, The Evolutionary Origins of A Good Society. [39:50] What’s the forbidden experiment? [41:45] A perfect natural experiment.  [47:20] That good feeling you get when in the presence of your friends was shaped by natural selection.  Websites: humannaturelab.net jasonhartman.com/sweethome jasonhartman.com/protect JasonHartman.com JasonHartman.com/properties Jason Hartman Quick Start Jason Hartman PropertyCast (Libsyn) Jason Hartman PropertyCast (iTunes) 1-800-HARTMAN

48mins

7 Dec 2020

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World-renowned COVID-19 expert Dr. Nicholas Christakis discusses the second wave, the vaccine, and the post-pandemic world

WHOOP Podcast

World-renowned COVID-19 expert Dr. Nicholas Christakis returns to the WHOOP Podcast to share everything you need to know about the second wave, vaccines, and how long it will take until things return to normal. Nicholas has dedicated his life’s work to understanding public health, disease, and how pandemics shape our world. He is the author of the new book Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live. Dr. Christakis discusses his sobering fatality forecast for the United States (3:45), how COVID-19 compares to other pathogens (6:14), the wide range of coronavirus outcomes (12:02), how deadly COVID-19 is (15:46), the March New York outbreak (23:24), testing issues and government missteps (26:44), economic impacts (32:16), misinformation during times of plague (36:05), how death impacts the economy (42:41), COVID fatigue (48:43), the herd immunity threshold (49:50), how close we are to the end (52:00), a post-pandemic world and a new Roaring 20’s (52:59), and the vaccine (56:48).Support the show (http://whoop.com)

1hr 2mins

2 Dec 2020

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Coronavirus Update with Nicholas Christakis

Conversations with Dr Bauchner

Yale Sterling Professor Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, returns to JAMA's Q&A series to discuss the surge in US cases and other recent pandemic developments. Dr Christakis is author of the recently published book "Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live." Recorded November 23, 2020.

45mins

25 Nov 2020

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