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world’s most compelling science,
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Universals in Songs with Sam Mehr and Manvir Singh

Sam Mehr and Manvir Singh from Harvard's Music Lab talk with us about how they used songs from the Natural History of Song database to find out if form-function associations in vocal music are ...

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Creating Deceptive Performance with Niki den Nieuwenboer

Niki den Nieuwenboer from the University of Kansas' School of Business talks with us about her research on how middle-managers can manipulate organizational  structures to coerce their staff ...

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Decisions to Move with Bill Clark

Bill Clark from the University of California Los Angeles discusses his research applying the endowment effect of Prospect Theory to decisions of why people move from, or stay in, their homes....

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Capacity for Number with Rafael Núñez

In this episode we talk with Rafael Núñez from the University of California San Diego about his research into if human understanding of number has developed through biological evolution, o...

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Best of 2017 Special

As 2017 comes to a close, we revisit our first 12 interviews to highlight some of the themes and trends across our inaugural episodes. Clips highlight everything from planning and carrying...

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Fault Reactivation and Earthquakes with Folarin Kolawole

In this episode we talk with Folarin Kolawole from the University of Oklahoma about his research into how the reactivation of faults can lead to earthquakes in places where they've never before ...

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Retaliatory Punishment with Adam Morris

Adam Morris from Harvard University's Department of Psychology talks with us about his game theory research into why people engage in retribution with little regard for its effectiveness, yet...

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Doug Leigh

Doug Leigh, Ph.D., is a Professor with Pepperdine University. His research interests are test and measurement construction, psychometrics, machine learning, research design, and science communication.
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Ryan Watkins

Ryan Watkins, Ph.D., is a Professor at George Washington University. His research interests are instructional design, needs assessments, and human-machine expertise.