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Santa Fe Institute, Michael Garfield

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Far-reaching conversations with a worldwide network of scientists and mathematicians, philosophers and artists developing new frameworks to explain our universe's deepest mysteries. Join host Michael Garfield at the Santa Fe Institute each week to learn about your world and the people who have dedicated their lives to exploring its emergent order: their stories, research, and insights…
 
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Sebastian Wetherbee

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An Archaeology podcast featuring interviews with archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and classicists. All united by a love of ancient history and prehistory. Hosted by Sebastian Wetherbee, a professional archaeologist, caver, climber, and antiquarian.
 
New episodes come out Thursdays for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
 
Art and philosophy for an age of accelerating weirdness! Join paleontologist-futurist Michael Garfield and an avalanche of amazing guests for deep but irreverent discussions at the edge of the known and knowable: on science and the philosophy of it, prehistory and post-humanity and deep time, non-human agency and non-duality, science fiction and self-fulfilling prophecies, complex systems and sustainability (or lack thereof), psychedelics as a form of training for proliferating futures, art ...
 
Welcome to Paleo Bites, the weekly podcast hosted by Matthew Donald where we make dumb jokes, reference pop culture, derail like crazy, and oh yeah, discuss and rate prehistoric animals. Each episode Matthew and a rotating set of guest co-hosts talk about a different genus of primeval critter, explain basic stats, exchange plenty of banter, barely fact-check, and at the end, rate the creature one out of 65 million for any reason, including but not limited to sexiness, mana, and dexterity. So ...
 
This podcast starts at the beginning of Earth's prehistory and works forward through time. Bedrock will explore the first 90% of Earth’s past, a time known as the Precambrian Era. Before humans, before dinosaurs… there was the Precambrian. The Earth was an incredibly alien world, but not a dead one. Along the way, you will build a mental toolkit to see the world like a geologist. You will never look at a mountain, the moon, or pond scum in quite the same way again. Welcome to Bedrock. For tr ...
 
This animal science podcast has everything you need. Each episode tells a brief but fascinating story about animal knowledge, ranging from prehistory to the present, from Africa to America, and from the sky to the sea. Do you have trouble satisfying your children's curiosity? Do your children have an interest in animals? Whatever the topic: ancient mammoths, dinosaurs, backyard ants, snails...? If so, you've come to the right place. Take your animal-loving child on an adventure through the a ...
 
The Near East - the region known politically as the Middle East - is the home of both a long and eventful history as well as a much longer and fascinating prehistory. Here on Pre History I will cover the story of the Near East as we know it from the archaeological study of what people left behind as hunter-gatherers turned into farmers, as villages turned into cities, and as empires rose and fell.
 
REAL, Esoteric Spirituality - TAKE BACK YOUR SOUL! - We talk about REAL, Traditional Spiritual Practices That Have an UNBROKEN Connection Into Prehistory. Including: Indigenous European Knowledge, Mao Shan Taoist Magic, Vedic Astrology and Mantra and My Own Syncretic Understanding of REAL SPIRITUAL POWER! Exit The Digital Bio-Matrix. G Go To ThunderWizardDotcom and subscribe today!
 
Struggling Academics is a bi-monthly educational podcast for everyone interested in ideas, intellectual life and academic pursuits. At Struggling Academics, we deliberately venture into areas to which none of the hosts necessarily claim expertise. In each episode Dr. Andrasi (linguist), Dr. Clinnick (archaeologist), Dr. Pedersen (philosopher) & Dr. Vladescu (anthropologist/philologist) will discuss a particular topic with an uplifting and positive twist ranging from singular human experience ...
 
Stone Circles are one of the most enigmatic traces of the people that lives in Britain and Ireland thousands of years ago. But perhaps you have wondered what other types of archaeological sites and evidence we have from this period, what peoples’ lives were like thousands of years ago, or how archaeologists use the things they find to interpret life in the past? If you have, come and join the archaeologists from Project TIME as they embark on a new project to investigate Prehistoric Britain ...
 
Unraveling History one story at a time, usually suffering death and melancholy. Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a slave in ancient Rome? Perhaps to cross the fields and forests of prehistory on a march toward civilization. History studies death, oppression, slavery, monarchy, and all things terrible. We have a visceral reaction to history and understanding its place in our modern society. Will history lead us astray or are there more important lessons to be learned and gleaned ...
 
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Join me on my journey through the world of ancient Indian philosophy! In each podcast, I will try to summarize different topics in Indian philosophy and tell you about the historical events that were occurring on the Indian subcontinent at that time. My goal is to make Indian philosophy accessible to everyone so don't worry if you don't know anything about Indian history or philosophy - just sit back, pay attention, and let me guide you through the world of Indian thought.
 
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This episode breaks the ice with a bit of the pre-history of control theory. We discuss three iconic ancestors of the science of feedback, including water clocks developed by Ktesibios, the earliest known thermostat, and governors, a class of mechanical devices, which, without exaggeration, have enabled the first industrial Revolution in Britain. O…
 
"Do a podcast download! Ribbit!" - Slippy 2022 The Lore Boys are covering Star Fox, from its origins on a beefed-up SNES cartridge to it's latest release on... the SNES. And also all the titles in between and a tale of two cuckolds. To join the discussion and suggest a topic, check out our Discord. To support the show, head to our Patreon for exclu…
 
Over the past several decades, ancient DNA and other archaeological sciences have transformed our understanding of Europe in prehistory. Professor Kristian Kristiansen has worked with these new methods since the very beginning, and combines them with a deep grounding in both traditional archaeology and big-picture thinking about what it all means. …
 
I sat down last week with my old friend Oron Lerner in Tel Aviv , where he's beverage director for the World's 50 Best Bars-listed Imperial Craft bar, as well as their other excellent outlets La Otra and Bushwick. Over a few martinis and quite a bit of genever, we chat about life in a war zone, perceived happiness, the one kind of diversity people …
 
China's Shang Dynasty is something of an enigma. It produced the earliest written evidence in China, in the form of inscribed oracle bones, and decades of archaeology have shed light on its capital city and society. Yet much about it is still unclear, including precisely how the Shang understood themselves and their world. Professor Rod Campbell is…
 
How do we know when the first oceans existed? Water leaves its' fingerprints over every surface of Earth, even in the oldest, toughest crystals. Today, we'll take an imaginary ride through the earliest oceans, examine how water slowly transforms everything it touches, and how these changes are recorded in the Jack Hills zircons, 4.4 billion years a…
 
(image source: https://reinoanimalia.fandom.com/es/wiki/Homo_erectus) Host Matthew Donald and guest co-host Lexi Ryan discuss Homo erectus, an early form of human whose name makes us all giggle hearing it, and don’t you dare deny it. From the Late Pleistocene, this 5-foot-tall hominid was the first human to speak, wield fire, develop tools, and eve…
 
As our world knits together, economic interdependencies change in both shape and nature. Supply chains, finance, labor, technological innovation, and geography interact in puzzling nonlinear ways. Can we step back far enough and see clearly enough to make sense of these interactions? Can we map the landscape of capability across scales? And what in…
 
The arid shoreline between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific seems like an unlikely place to host one of the world's earliest complex societies. But more than 5,000 years ago, the people of the Norte Chico Culture built cities, temples, and monuments that laid the foundation for thousands of years of Andean civilization. Patrick's book is now ava…
 
More Magic: the Gathering Lore as requested. This time we've got dragons, and worldsouls, and samurai, and ronin, and oni, and kami, and all the fantasy feudal Japan that we could muster. It's Kamigawa Lore! To join the discussion and suggest a topic, check out our Discord. To support the show, head to our Patreon for exclusive content, or check ou…
 
How did water arrive on planet Earth? Today, we learn just how much water Earth has (spoiler: probably not as much as you'd think), and where it came from in the first place. We'll take a joyride around the early solar system, learn how our stellar neighborhood is like a snow-capped mountain, and discover how the planet Jupiter might have played a …
 
I had huge fun taping this epic two-hour episode with the hilarious noted drinks writer and music fiend Tony Sachs, wherein we drink Silver Bullet cocktails with hundred-year-old kummel, Improved Holland Gin Cock-tails with hundred-year-old angostura bitters, ponder if you should lisp when you say Jerez, what a Katy Perry cocktail would taste like …
 
(image source: https://images.dinosaurpictures.org/Leaellynasaura_new_118a.jpg) Host Matthew Donald and guest co-host Ben O’Regan discuss Leaellynasaura, a genus name damn hard to spell and even harder to say due to that blasted “e-a-e” at the beginning. From the Mid Cretaceous, this 4-foot ornithopod dealt with harsh winter conditions and frozen h…
 
Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple About this episode This week we chat with psychological well-being practitioner and CBT therapist Tuba Ahmed. We talk at length about the benefits of talk therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as really delving into the practical methods that can help relieve mental suffering. Tuba talks about h…
 
In this episode we head south to look at one of the major cultures of the Southern Levant during the sixth millennium BCE - the Wadi Rabah. While there is a lot that we know about the Wadi Rabah culture, there is also a lot that we argue about. Really, a lot. If you have any questions or comments you can email me at prehistorypodcast@gmail.com or r…
 
or, “Why Isn’t There A Science of X?” or, “Alchemy is to Chemistry as Astrology is to…?” “If people don’t believe us after all the results we’ve produced, then they never will.” “It’s time for a new era, for someone to figure out what the implications of our results are for human culture, for future study, and — if the findings are correct — what t…
 
Mesoamerica is one of only a few places in the world where "civilization" - states, writing, cities, monumental building, and so on - emerged independently. The first society to do all this were the enigmatic Olmecs more than 3,000 years ago. Today the Olmecs are known mostly for their colossal carved stone heads, but they were the pioneers of a di…
 
When did Earth's crust form? It's easy to take the ground beneath our feet for granted, but the story of our crust's origins is one of the most hotly debated topics in Earth history. Today, we'll learn about how elements inside zircon crystals can help solve this mystery. In fact, the element hafnium was discovered inside a zircon by two researcher…
 
(image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaeoindris) Host Matthew Donald and guest co-host Stephen Curro discuss Archaeoindris, the lemurs’ answer to Gigantopithecus, if that makes a lick of sense. From the Late Pleistocene, this 6-foot paleopropithecid lived its merry lemur life until roughly 2,000 years ago, dying around the same time as C…
 
For episode 46 of the podcast, we're joined by one of today's top broadcasters, Justin Webb. Justin's new book The Gift of a Radio: My Childhood and Other Train Wrecks chronicles his lifelong partnership with radio, from an unusual childhood improved by the arrival of an ITT Tiny Super radio, to anchoring the Today programme. But he's not the first…
 
In the digital era, data is practically the air we breathe. So why does everybody treat it like a product to be hoarded and sold at profit? How would our world change if Big Tech operated on assumptions and incentives more aligned with the needs of a healthy society? Are more data — or are bigger models — really better? As human beings scamper arou…
 
Lore Boys here with some history of the planet of Bionicle and all the little boy creation myths which are canon according to Greg. To join the discussion and suggest a topic, check out our Discord. To support the show, head to our Patreon for exclusive content, or check out our Merch Store to grab some Lore Boys branded merch. As always, we super …
 
How is new crust made, and why isn't the Earth constantly expanding like a party balloon? To answer these questions, we'll track the life, death, and rebirth of Earth's surface. Stops along the way include the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a prize-fight between tectonic plates beneath New Zealand, and a stop for dessert on the Italian island of Vulcano. Extr…
 
(image source: https://images.dinosaurpictures.org/500px-Giraffatitan_3380.jpg) Host Matthew Donald and guest co-host Laura Owsley discuss Giraffatitan, an African longneck that paleontologists previously confused with Brachiosaurus, which is odd, as its name clearly says it’s a titanic giraffe. From the Late Jurassic, this 70-foot sauropod lays cl…
 
Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple About this episode In this episode we chat with Sophie Maliphant. Sophie is a freelance graphic designer focused on supporting small businesses and social causes. She is the founder of The Country that Shook, a non-profit initiative that seeks to support and empower Nepali woman. The initiative grew out of a chil…
 
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