Out of the Cave: For Those Who Desire to Know
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An Ocean of Waste
In this podcast, David Nicholson speaks with Dr. Jennifer Lavers from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. Dr. Lavers studies the shocking effects of anthropogenic debris on ocean ecosystems, in particular, seabird populations. Her 2017 report on extraordinary pollution levels has served as a global wake-up call on the deteriorating state of our oceans.
The Power of Plato's Cave
In this podcast, David Nicholson speaks with Professor Grace Ledbetter from Swarthmore College. Grace Ledbetter is an Associate Professor and Department Chair, Classics, and Associate Professor of Philosophy. Professor Ledbetter and David discuss Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Topics include Plato’s place within Ancient Greek philosophy, virtue, and the meaning of education for Plato.
Einstein for Everyone
In this podcast, David Nicholson speaks with Professor John Norton from the University of Pittsburgh’s History and Philosophy of Science department. Professor Norton studies the history and philosophy of physics (relativity, quantum theory, and statistical physics), with a special interest in general relativity, and has published extensively on the detailed steps of Einstein's discovery of general and special relativity and also on many aspects of the theory's philosophical...
In this podcast, David Nicholson speaks with Professor Hannah Marcus about her work on Galileo’s letters. Hannah Marcus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the scientific culture of early modern Europe between 1450 and 1700. Marcus earned her BA at the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD at Stanford University in 2016. Before coming to Harvard she worked as a postdoctoral researcher on the Galileo...