The Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss

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 Jul 16, 2021


 Apr 16, 2021

Mikey Mikey
 May 25, 2020
Lawrence Krauss has a way with science and conversations that is truly humbling. Amazingly intelligent and articulate guests, cutting edge topics, societal contextualization. Fascinating.

Ven
 Dec 2, 2019
Great podcast and I love Krauss but he won't shut up during the podcast and let people talk. Too frustrating.


 Nov 12, 2019

Description

The Origins Podcast features in-depth conversations with some of the most interesting people in the world about the issues that impact all of us in the 21st century. Host, theoretical physicist, lecturer, and author, Lawrence M. Krauss, will be joined by guests from a wide range of fields, including science, the arts, and journalism. The topics discussed on The Origins Podcast reflect the full range of the human experience - exploring science and culture in a way that seeks to entertain, educate, and inspire.

Episode Date
David Gross
02:15:37

Lawrence Krauss recently had the pleasure of sitting down with David Gross, one of the preeminent theoretical physicists who has been involved not just in the development of the theory of the strong interaction, called quantum chromodynamics, but he is also one of the founders and developers of String Theory. In their discussion, they explore the growth and changes of physics from the 1950's all the way to current day discoveries and methodologies.

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Jul 02, 2021
Current Events: Noam Chomsky on Censorship & More
12:20

Listen to our newest mini-series "Current Events with Noam Chomsky"! In this episode, Lawrence and Noam discuss a variety of issues around Censorship.

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Noam Chomsky is sometimes referred to as “the father of modern linguistics”, is a political activist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and philosopher who currently holds joint appointments at MIT and UofA. He is the author of over 100 books and generally considered one of the greatest living public intellectuals as well as being one of the most cited scholars in history. His most recent book, Yugoslavia: Peace, War, and Dissolution, is a collection of his previously published essays on that country. In the book, Chomsky reflects on the way international politics has affected Yugoslavia over the past 25 years and what it means for the global socio-economic landscape.

Jun 16, 2021
Current Events: Noam Chomsky on Refugees & Border Policies
19:23

Listen to our newest mini-series "Current Events with Noam Chomsky"! This episode covers a variety of topics around Refugees and Border Policies in the United States and other countries.

 

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Jun 02, 2021
Current Events: Noam Chomsky on Afghanistan
10:24

Listen to our newest mini-series "Current Events with Noam Chomsky"! In this episode, Lawrence and Noam discuss a variety of issues around Afghanistan, including the withdrawal of troops, military leaders, and considering the opinions of Afghans when deciding US Military movements.

 

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May 26, 2021
Current Events: Noam Chomsky on Iran
15:38

Listen to our newest mini-series "Current Events with Noam Chomsky"! In this episode, Lawrence and Noam discuss a variety of issues around Iran, including nuclear weapons, sanctions, and diplomatic relations.

**Recorded before violence erupted in Israel and Gaza mid-May 2021**

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May 23, 2021
Werner Herzog
02:01:28

Lawrence joins acclaimed film director Werner Herzog at his home in Los Angeles to discuss societal norms, consumerism, cancel culture, the colonization of Mars, the philosophy behind his art and films, and much more.

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May 01, 2021
Ian Tattersall
01:09:34

Ian Tattersall (paleoanthropologist and curator emeritus of the American Museum of Natural History) joins Lawrence for a nuanced discussion of a wide range of topics including the rise of altruism in humans, the evolutionary reasons for religion, breeding compatibility between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, the origins of brewing beer, and more.

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Apr 08, 2021
Ian McEwan
01:39:33

Lawrence joins novelist Ian McEwan (Atonement, Machines Like Me) at his home in London to discuss a wide variety of topics ranging from storytelling and censorship to artificial intelligence and Brexit.  His latest book (The Cockroach) is a Kafkaesque, political satire in which a cockroach is transformed into the prime minister of England.

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Mar 01, 2021
Andrea Ghez
01:45:28

2020 Nobel Prize-winning physicist and astronomer Andrea Ghez joins Lawrence to discuss her life in science and the path that led her to the discovery of a supermassive compact object (black hole) at the center of our galaxy.

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Feb 01, 2021
Woody Allen
01:47:33

Lawrence joins Academy Award-winning filmmaker Woody Allen at his screening room in New York City where Allen shares insights on his career, philosophy, education, politics and the struggle to find meaning in the universe.  Allen’s latest memoir, Apropos of Nothing, is available now.

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The Origins Podcast is now a part of The Origins Project Foundation.  For more information, visit originsprojectfoundation.org .

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Jan 01, 2021
Joseph LeDoux
01:44:59

Lawrence joins neuroscientist and author Joseph LeDoux in his office at New York University to discuss human consciousness (including its evolutionary development), the difficulties of distinguishing behavior from emotions, his latest book The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains, and more.

The Origins Podcast is now a part of The Origins Project Foundation.  For more information, visit originsprojectfoundation.org

See the commercial-free, full HD videos of all episodes at www.patreon.com/originspodcast immediately upon their release. 

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Dec 05, 2020
Maryam Namazie
01:15:59

Lawrence joins human rights activist Maryam Namazie at her office in London to discuss her work with The Council of Ex-Muslims, the rise of fascism in the west, blasphemy, “safe spaces”, and more.

See the commercial-free, full HD videos of all episodes at www.patreon.com/originspodcast immediately upon release. 

The Origins Podcast is now a part of The Origins Project Foundation.  For more information, visit www.originsprojectfoundation.org .

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Oct 30, 2020
Stephen Fry
02:05:42

The incomparable Stephen Fry joins Lawrence to discuss topics ranging from Greek myths and language, to AI, technology, religion, politics, and mental health.

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Sep 22, 2020
David Frum
02:29:31

Author and political commentator David Frum joins Lawrence to discuss Trump, US foreign policy, the challenges of a Carbon Tax, “wokeness”, behavior policing, and much more. 

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Jul 13, 2020
George Church
01:10:54

Known as “the Father of Synthetic Biology”, George Church is a geneticist, chemist and molecular engineer.  In this episode, Lawrence joins him in his office at Harvard Medical School to discuss his work with CRISPR, the differences between cultural and genetic evolution, the use of “smart materials” to battle climate change, and much more.

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May 21, 2020
Sheldon Glashow
01:30:31

Nobel Prize winning physicist Sheldon Glashow sits down with Lawrence to reflect on his life in science, the state of modern physics, and more.

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Feb 29, 2020
Sir Trevor Nunn
01:36:34

Lawrence discusses Shakespeare, education and science with the Tony award-winning director and former head of the Royal Shakespeare company Sir Trevor Nunn.

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Feb 07, 2020
Elizabeth Loftus
01:29:22

In this episode, Lawrence is joined by award-winning cognitive psychologist and author Elizabeth Loftus to discuss her ground-breaking work on false memories, recovered memories, “the misinformation effect” and the unreliability of eye-witness testimony.

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Jan 13, 2020
Stephen Greenblatt
01:35:29

Lawrence joins Shakespearean, historian, and Pulitzer Prize winning author Stephen Greenblatt to discuss renaissance thinking, the crossroads of science and literature, Adam and Eve, Trump and much more.

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Dec 16, 2019
Martin Rees
01:23:12

In London, Lord Martin Rees joins Lawrence to discuss cosmology, science writing, politics, and the role of religion (and religious figures) in modern society.

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Oct 24, 2019
Neil deGrasse Tyson
01:43:09

Lawrence joins astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson in his office at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City to discuss Neil’s background, science communication methods, creating the perfect science sound bite, and much more.

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Oct 04, 2019
A.C. Grayling
01:42:42

Lawrence joins philosopher Anthony Grayling in his office at the New College of the Humanities in London.  Together, they discuss the Brexit crisis, Humanism as an alternative to religion, the current state of democracy around the world, and much more. (Note: This episode was recorded in April of 2019, prior to the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister.)

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Sep 06, 2019
Penn Jillette
01:41:01

Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller) joins Lawrence at the Origins Podcast studios for a wide-ranging and colorful discussion of topics including ethics, magic, climate change, Richard Feynman, The Amazing Randi, “artistic genius”, and much more.  

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Aug 21, 2019
Gail Collins
01:02:46

Lawrence joins author and New York Times columnist Gail Collins to discuss her book When Everything Changed, which chronicles the progress of women’s rights in America from 1960 through today.  Gail Collins was the first woman to hold the position of Editorial Page Editor for the New York Times (from 2001 to 2007), where she currently provides a semi-weekly op-ed column.

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Aug 06, 2019
Daniel P. Schrag
01:36:16

In this episode, Lawrence joins environmental scientist Dan Schrag at Harvard University to discuss Earth history, energy policies, and what we can expect from a future affected by climate change. 

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Jul 23, 2019
Brian May
31:11

In this episode, Lawrence joins musician and astrophysicist Brian May at his studio in Surrey.  May, the lead guitarist of the legendary rock band Queen, recently served as a science team collaborator on the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond.  Together, they discuss the link between his interest in science and music, as well as his passion for stereoscopic photography.

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Jul 08, 2019
Alan Stern
01:07:18

In this episode, Lawrence sits down with planetary scientist Alan Stern to discuss his new book Chasing New Horizons, which chronicles his work as head of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond.  Stern describes the trials and tribulations of a decades-long space mission, and he and Lawrence debate the future of manned space exploration, and much more.

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Jul 07, 2019
Jennifer Finney Boylan
01:01:52

In this episode, Lawrence sits down in the offices of the New York Times with author and columnist Jennifer Finney Boylan. They discuss her life, novels, writing style, and the challenges facing transgender people in the world today.

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Jun 18, 2019
Noam Chomsky
02:04:55

In this episode, Lawrence talks with public intellectual, linguist, and political activist Noam Chomsky. Together, they discuss topics ranging from American exceptionalism and foreign policy, to North Korea and Brazil, as well as free speech and Donald Trump.

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Jun 18, 2019
Ricky Gervais
01:32:28

In this episode, Lawrence talks with actor, writer and comedian, Ricky Gervais about the science of comedy, the comedy of religion, and the religion of free speech. He also gets a mind-bending, personal science lesson from Lawrence.

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Jun 18, 2019
Introduction
02:02

Welcome to The Origins Podcast! This brief introduction with host Lawrence M. Krauss provides a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming show. The Origins Podcast features in-depth conversations with some of the most interesting people in the world about the issues that impact all of us in the 21st century. Host, theoretical physicist, lecturer, and author, Lawrence M. Krauss, will be joined by guests from a wide range of fields, including science, the arts, and journalism. The topics discussed on The Origins Podcast reflect the full range of the human experience - exploring science and culture in a way that seeks to entertain, educate, and inspire.

Jun 08, 2019