Category Archives: Science & Fact

GGG#88: Annalee Newitz

 

 
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Annalee Newitz, editor of io9.com, joins us to discuss her new book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember, about earth’s history of mass extinctions and how we can survive the next one.

Panel Topic: Rationalism in Science Fiction

Guest Geek: Julia Galef

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GGG#61: Paul Krugman

 

 
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Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist, joins us to discuss how Asimov got him into economics, why he attended his first science fiction convention, and whether or not there’ll be money in the future.

Panel Topic: Economics in Science Fiction

Guest Geek: Sarah Brand

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GGG#60: Brian Greene

 

 
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Briane Greene, theoretical physicist and host of the PBS special Fabric of the Cosmos, joins us to discuss parallel worlds, quantum teleportation, and whether or not we’re all just holographic projections.

Panel Topic: Parallel Worlds

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GGG#46: Richard Dawkins

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Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, joins us to discuss working with Dave McKean, being friends with Douglas Adams, and whether or not a human can mate with and a chimp.

Panel Topic: Atheism and Science Fiction

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GGG#38: Ken Denmead

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Ken Denmead, editor of the Geek Dad blog on Wired.com, joins us to discuss Nerf weaponry, the balloon boy hoax, and how to raise the next generation of mad scientists.

Panel Topic: Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

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GGG#36: Mary Roach

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Mary Roach, author of the popular science books Stiff, Bonk, Spook, and Packing for Mars, joins us to discuss explosive flatus, brawling in zero-g, and why aging deaf-mute eunuchs make the best astronauts.

Panel Topic: Horror in Outer Space

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GGG#32: Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins us this week on io9’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast to discuss life in the universe, death in outer space, and why Titanic pissed him off.

Panel Topic: I Am Number Four / Superhuman Intelligence / Astronomy and Science Fiction

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GGG#30: Jennifer Ouellette

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Jennifer Ouellette, author of The Physics of the Buffyverse and The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, joins us this week on io9’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast to discuss cocktail party physics and being a science consultant to Hollywood.

Panel Topic: Fantasy and Science Fiction on Television

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GGG#20: Eli Kintisch

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Eli Kintisch, author of Hack the Planet, joins us to discuss some of the ambitious and risky geoengineering schemes that are being proposed to address climate change.

Panel Topic: Terraforming

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GGG#15: Dan Carlin

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Dan Carlin, host of the Hardcore History podcast, joins us to discuss the history of the future, the origins of the centaur legend, and what the Black Death can teach us about postapocalyptic fiction.

Panel Topic: History and Fantasy

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