2016 Top 5: AMNH Podcasts

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Traveling over the holidays? Us too—that’s why we’re busy loading up on episodes of our favorite podcasts from the past year at the Museum. 

Get inside the mind of a fish or find out why some researchers are questioning the nature of reality itself with five of our most popular audio episodes.

 

What a Fish Knows

Do fishes think? Or remember? Or recognize other creatures? Animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe takes us underwater to understand the surprising capabilities of fishes.

 

 

SciCafe: How Paleo is Your Diet?

Any talk about ancient human diets is incomplete without also understanding the microbe that lived on and inside them. Molecular anthropologist Christina Warriner leads this exploration of the ancestral human microbiome and how it shaped our ancestors. 

 

 

SciCafe: Just Can’t Get Enough—Addiction & the Brain

Most people who try illicit drugs don’t get hooked on them. So how might the brains of those who do suffer from addiction be different? Psychiatrist Edmund Griffin explains what new neuroscience research can tell us about the nature of addiction.

 

 

Welcome to the Universe

Scientists Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott explain the basics of astrophysics and cosmology in this conversation drawn from a course the three taught together at Princeton.

 

 

2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation?

At the Museum’s annual Asimov debate, a panel of scientists and philosophers asked if the world around us is even real—and how we might know if it isn’t.

 

 

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