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Discover the history of how we got here - from the big bang to last week's science breakthroughs. Curiosity fuels creativity. Join us each week as we dive deep into mind-blowing big ideas, and help us make a freaking awesome tomorrow! Discover the Past. Create the Future. Hosted by three science-loving skeptics: Stephen Woodford (Rationality Rules), Rachel Oates, and Thomas Westbrook (Holy Koolaid). Website: http://youtube.com/thehereandhowpodcast

Discover the history of how we got here - from the big bang to last week's science breakthroughs. Curiosity fuels creativity. Join us each week as we dive deep into mind-blowing big ideas, and help us make a freaking awesome tomorrow! Discover the Past. Create the Future. Hosted by three science-loving skeptics: Stephen Woodford (Rationality Rules), Rachel Oates, and Thomas Westbrook (Holy Koolaid). Website: http://youtube.com/thehereandhowpodcast

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Discover the history of how we got here - from the big bang to last week's science breakthroughs. Curiosity fuels creativity. Join us each week as we dive deep into mind-blowing big ideas, and help us make a freaking awesome tomorrow! Discover the Past. Create the Future. Hosted by three science-loving skeptics: Stephen Woodford (Rationality Rules), Rachel Oates, and Thomas Westbrook (Holy Koolaid). Website: http://youtube.com/thehereandhowpodcast

Language:

English


Episodes

031 What are the Boundaries of Virtual Reality?

2/9/2019
This week we explore virtual reality. How far has virtual reality and augmented reality come in the last few decades? In what ways are VR and AR currently being used? What are the dangers and pitfalls, and what is the potential future for Virtual Reality?

Duration:01:23:15

030 Is Abortion OK?

11/17/2018
This week's episode might be a bit controversial but is probably one of the most important episodes we've done - we discuss some of the key scientific, moral, legal and emotional issue in the abortion debate, including taking a big look at how the laws differ between countries and states, what makes something a human or individual, when does a bundle of cells gain autonomy and the social, economic and health problems which follow the pro-life argument.

Duration:01:59:38

029 - What Do We Know?

11/4/2018
What is knowledge? Is it a subset of belief, or is belief a subset of knowledge? Can we know anything for certain? Join us as we ask these questions and more within this episode.

Duration:01:06:20

028 - Has Science Debunked Demons?

10/20/2018
Discover the science and history of demon possession. What's going on in the brain and what kind of conditions lead to people acting possessed. Is demon possession a real, supernatural phenomenon, or is something else going on?

Duration:00:51:08

027 Should we drink alcohol?

10/6/2018
What is alcohol? How long have humans been drinking it and why? Drinking is pretty common amongst many groups of people but how does it affect your body and brain? Is a glass of wine every day actually good for you or is it going to harm you in the long-term?

Duration:01:25:20

026 - Why is there something rather than nothing?

9/24/2018
In this episode we ask what philosophers call "The fundamental question", and that question is "Why is there something rather than nothing?" Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/why-is-there-something

Duration:01:04:29

025 - Can a computer steal your face?

9/8/2018
Can a computer perfectly impersonate a human? Explore the future of identity theft and identity protection. Discover how computer software can already mimic the human face and voice and explore the negative and positive future ramifications of such A.I. capabilities. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/face-stealing-computer

Duration:00:59:09

024 - Are You A Psychopath?

8/25/2018
What is a psychopath? How are they different from a sociopath? What's the neurology behind it and how can we tests for psychopathy? We're asking all the big questions today! Show Notes: http://thehereandhow.com/psychopath/ ‎

Duration:01:22:27

023 Did The Universe Come From Nothing?

8/11/2018
Did the universe come from nothing? What is the big bang? What does the evidence say? In this episode, we explore the most important astronomical discoveries and what exactly they reveal to us. Show Notes: http://thehereandhow.com/did-the-universe-come-from-nothing

Duration:01:06:49

022 - Can we Memorize Everything?

7/21/2018
Can we improve our memories and remember everything we encounter? What is the history of memory, and are the limits of human memory? Learn how to memorize more, faster and retain it longer. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/can-we-memorize-everything

Duration:01:07:47

021 - Where’s the Missing Link?

7/15/2018
Where’s the missing link between us humans and our supposedly fellow apes? From australopithecus afarensis to homo neanderthalensis, in this episode we investigate and discuss the many fossils of our ancestors. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/wheres-the-missing-link

Duration:01:25:19

020 - Can we Predict the Future?

7/7/2018
Can we predict the future? Explore the history and science of prophecy, psychic predictions, future simulations, and science-based forecasting. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/can-we-predict-the-future

Duration:01:06:07

019 How Do Animals Defend Themselves?

6/30/2018
This week we're talking about animals! How do animals defend themselves in the wild, how and why did they evolve these traits and what we can learn from them. Show Notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/animals-defense

Duration:01:06:56

018 What is Happiness?

6/23/2018
This week we're looking at the science of happiness - what does it mean to be happy? Who has studied happiness? And is there a way you can assure happiness? Show Notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/happiness-science

Duration:01:19:06

017 Can We Live Forever?

6/14/2018
Can we cheat death and live forever, gaining eternal life (immortality) and eternal health/youth? Explore the science of extending our life. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/can-we-live-forever

Duration:00:52:17

016 What Killed the Dinosaurs?

6/9/2018
This week look at various scientific theories (and evidence) as to why he dinosaurs went extinct (the story has changed!). And as a bonus, we scratch the surface of mass-extinction as a whole. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/what-killed-the-dinosaurs/

Duration:00:52:51

015 Are You Being Manipulated?

6/2/2018
This week we’re going to be looking at consumer psychology, buyer behaviour and how marketers and advertisers take advantage of this. Some might say you’re being manipulated… but that’s up to you to decide! Show Notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/marketing-manipulation

Duration:01:37:55

014 - Will Robots Replace Us?

5/26/2018
Will robots take our jobs, wipe us out, or work alongside us? What will the future of artificial intelligence look like? Show Notes: http://thehereandhow.com/will-robots-replace-us

Duration:01:24:23

013 How Do You Date a Rock

5/19/2018
How do you date a rock? For that matter, how to you date anything? Within this episode we look at the science of dating the age of the earth, and to some extent the moon, planets and solar system. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/how-do-you-date-a-rock

Duration:01:11:40

012 Do We Have A Sixth Sense?

5/12/2018
Today we're looking at the human body and our senses! What is a sense? How many senses do we have? Are there just 5 basic senses or does it get a bit more complicated than that? Show Notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/sixth-sense

Duration:01:23:29