Friday, 20 April 2018

Podcast: Optimized Fruit

What does tastiness tell us about fruit choice? Could we engineer the perfect fruit? Or are we just comparing apples and oranges?

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Friday, 13 April 2018

Podcast: Nostalgia isn't what it used to be

In a world were everything is available on demand, will we miss out on the pleasure of nostalgia? What Is Nostalgia Good For? Quite a Bit, Research Shows

Why the Past Always Seems Happier Than the Present

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Podcast: National Identity

What are the giveaways that tell you you're in another country? What is national identity?

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Friday, 30 March 2018

Podcast: Gun control and ideological tribalism

What does the gun control debate tell us about ideology? Do peoples beliefs cluster into similar groups? If I tell you I'm pro-life, what can you predict about me?

Evolution Explains Why Politics Is So Tribal - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/evolution-explains-why-politics-tribal/

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Friday, 23 March 2018

Podcast: Condiments

The culture of condiments: Why don't we find wasabi in fish and chip shops? What do they tell you about national culture? Why salt and pepper and not cumin and nutmeg? Why is ketchup the king of the sauces? What determines the optimal condiment arrangement?

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Friday, 16 March 2018

Podcast: Animal Music

Why do some animals like music, even though they don't make it? Why do we like music? Does it have a purpose?

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/watch-seal-pups-being-soothed-954976

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Friday, 9 March 2018

Podcast: Alpha Zero

What does it mean? Is it a big step or a small one? How could we know? Is Artificial Intelligence becoming a massive anticlimax? Is it inevitable that AI will be better than us?

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