Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast

by Charles Lee and Frank Ling · · · · 11 subscribers

Weekly science radio program hosted by Dr. Charles Lee and Dr. Frank Ling. Each show features interviews with scientists and technical innovators, humorous commentary on recent discoveries, plus the Grokotron 5000 and the World Famous Question of the Week! Tune in every week and rediscover the world as you think you know it.

The polar region continues to be a mysterious and unexplored region of the earth. One of the first to explore the area was an expedition led by Adolphus W. Greely. On this episode, Buddy Levy discussed the Greely Polar Expedition.

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How can a scientific perspective on the world inform us about non-scientific issues? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson discussed his new book, Letters from an Astrophysicist.
Navigating the medical system can be daunting, but even more so for parents caring for the well-being of their children. On this episode, Dr. Jacqueline Jones discussed the issues of medical parenting.
The development of the planets and the solar system has continued to intrigue scientists. Recent advances in planetary science have broadened our perspective on the issue. On this episode, Dr. Erik Asphaug discussed his book, When the Earth had Two Moons.
Charts and graphical displays of information are essential to the modern age, but they are only as useful if one is prepared to us them. On this episode, Prof. Alberto Cairo discussed his book, How Charts Lie.
What is the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe? How much closer are we to determining this issue? On this episode, Professor Michael Summers discussed the possibility of extraterrestrial life in his book, Imagined Life.
Hearing is one of the basic senses that is often ignored until something goes wrong. What can we do to protect our hearing and what are the current treatments for hearing problems? On this episode, David Owen discussed his book, Volume Control.
The scientific study of consciousness continues to be plagued by a gap in understanding that may be traced to the foundations of modern science. On this episode, Philip Goff discussed the foundations for a new science of consciousness.
Although modern medicine has improved health outcomes in the past century, it continues to overlook hidden factors for human health, such as kindness. On this episode, Dr. Kelli Harding discussed the Rabbit Effect.
The modern world has often forced us to become divorced from our connections with nature. On this episode, Gary Ferguson discussed eight master lessons of nature.
Artificial intelligence is rapidly outpacing the human ability to control it. How can we design human compatible AI systems? On this episode, Stuart Russell discussed the design of human compatible AI.
Among all of the self recovery programs, alcoholics anonymous may be the most influential and the foundation for all those that followed. On this episode, William Schaberg discussed Writing the Big Book: The Creation of A.A.
How does the brain give rise to subject feelings and is this the basis for consciousness? On this episode, Dr. Christof Koch discussed his research on consciousness.
Dogs may be unique in the capacity to form emotional bonds. What are the biological underpinnings of this behavior? On this episode, Dr. Clive Wynne discussed his book, Dog is Love.
The universe is filled with uncertainty, from the fundamental to the uncalculable. But, how can we deal with uncertainty in our predictions of the future. On this episode, Prof. Ian Stewart discussed Do Dice Play God.
How do the operations of the brain result in the mind? And, how has the study of the two been influenced by early medical cases? On this episode, Drs. Allan H. Ropper and Brian Burrell discussed how the brain lost its mind.
What is the best way to solve an everyday problem? On this episode, Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, discussed his new book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems.
The opioid epidemic continues to affect countless lives, but how did it get to this point? What is the history of opium and its derivative opioids? On this episode, Dr. John Halpern discussed how an ancient flower shaped and poisoned our world.
Can your bathroom mirror show more than your reflection? On this episode, Thomas Serval discusses an operating system that works behind your mirror to enhance our digital lifestyle.
Can your bathroom mirror show more than your reflection? On this episode, Thomas Serval discusses an operating system that works behind your mirror to enhance our digital lifestyle.