Indre Viskontas

Indre Viskontas, PhD
110 Interviews

Indre Viskontas's Interviews

Indre Viskontas & Robert Sapolsky 18 Oct 2023 • EN

Don’t Panic, but Robert Sapolsky Says There’s No Free Will

This week we talk to Robert Sapolsky—MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and professor of biology, neurology, and neurosurgery at Stanford—about his new book Determined: A Science of Life without Free Will.

48 min
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Indre Viskontas & Hugh Howey 02 Jun 2023 • EN

The Science of Silo with Hugh Howey

This week we talk to Hugh Howey, author of the bestselling Silo series of books and executive producer of the new Apple TV+ series of the same name. 

37 min
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Indre Viskontas & Sean Carroll 31 Oct 2022 • EN

Understanding the Biggest Ideas in the Universe Without Being a Physicist

This week we welcome back theoretical physicist and philosopher Sean Carroll to talk about how his most recent book, The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion, attempts to bridge the gap between how scientists talk about physics and how they usually go about explaining it to non-scientists. The goal is

28 min
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Indre Viskontas & Alexandra Horowitz 27 Sep 2022 • EN

The Science of How Your Dog’s Brain Works

This week we talk to Alexandra Horowitz from the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College about her new book The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves. Horowitz’s book examines how a dog’s brain works and develops—how it dramatically changes during their first 12 months of life, her shifting perspective on dog cogn

43 min
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Some fascinating (and fun) brain science on this week's show. Dr. Viskontas' website: Wondrium: Become a supporter of this podcast:

52 min
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Indre Viskontas & Matt Richtel 03 May 2022 • EN

The Science of Creativity and How It Can Help You

How do you feel fear and be creative anyway? How is letting your mind wander key to coming up with, and following through on, creative ideas? Returning to the show this week is journalist Matt Richtel, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series on distracted driving, and author of numerous bo

48 min
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