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.

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.


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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.
The natural world is filled with resources that are harvested without thought for the long term consequences. Can we live sustainably with the environment? On this episode, Edward Posnett discussed the strange harvests.
Stress can be overwhelming and sometimes even debilitating, but how can we deal with mild or chronic stress? On this episode, Dr. Amy Serin discussed the stress switch.
Advances in automated car technology are poised to revolutionize transportation. But, when will see the first generation of robotic cars? On this episode, Jason Torchinsky discussed Robot, Take the Wheel.
The American continents are often referred to as the New World by anthropologists. But could civilization have started far earlier than most experts think? On this episode, Graham Hancock discusses his hypothesis of a lost civilization.
One of the annoyances of modern life is background noise in our phone conversations. On this program, Davit Baghdasaryan discussed his AI powered app KRISP, which gives us clean voice communication.
The 50th anniversary of the first landings on the moon mark a notable landmark in the technological achievements of humanity. But, what is the legacy of the Apollo missions? On this episode, Dr. Roger Launius discussed the legacy of the moon landings.
What happens when a language dies? What happens to the culture and history of the speakers of that language? On this episode, Prof. Don Kulick discussed his book, A Death in The Rainforest.
Meteoric impacts are extremely frequent events on the earth, so much so that the next one might completely destroy the planet. On this episode, Gordon L. Dillow discussed these events in his book, Fire in the Sky.
Generic drugs are a ubiquitous part of the pharmaceutical market, but do they deliver the same effects? On this episode, Ms. Katherine Eban discussed problems with generic drug manufacturing.
Creativity and evolution may seem to be two completely different ideas, but what can the theory of evolution teach us about the creative process? On this episode, Dr. Andreas Wagner discussed his book, Life Finds a Way.
Can advances in theoretical math explain fundamental problems in physics and can experimental physics ever test some of these purely mathematical theories? On this episode, Graham Farmelo discussed his book, The Universe Speaks in Numbers.
The bond shared with animals defines much of what makes us human, but how can empathy and shared destinies with animals affect our physical, mental, and societal health? On this episode, Dr. Ayshar Akhtar discussed our symphony with animals?