Podcast

The Hunt for Alien Life and Exoplanets, with David Charbonneau (Ep. 36)

A leading astronomer searches the stars for habitable planets and alien life.

Why Chasing The Good Life Is Holding Us Back, With Lauren Berlant (Ep. 35)

A UChicago scholar and theorist explains why the idea of the “good life” and the presidency of Donald Trump have shattered our connections and sense of belonging.

 

Saving Our Cities By Studying A Million Neighborhoods With Luis Bettencourt (Ep. 34)

A UChicago scholar searches for the processes underlying sustainable cities by studying a million neighborhoods.

Why Talking to Strangers Will Make You Happier with Nicholas Epley (Ep. 33)

A UChicago behavioral psychologist explains why talking to strangers will make you happier than you think, but why it’s so difficult.

 

Leading Presidential Scholar Analyzes Trump Impeachment with William Howell (Ep. 32)

Presidential scholar William Howell examines historic decision and its impact on power in the White House.

The Politics of Archaeology In Iraq With Christopher Woods (Ep. 31)

The director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago explains how archaeological investment becomes a form of diplomacy. 

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg On Polarization, Discrimination and Her Favorite Dissent (Ep. 30)

For this episode, please enjoy a special conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussing her history and role on the Supreme Court. 

Why Your Social Life is a Matter of Life and Death with Linda Waite (Ep. 29)

A distinguished University of Chicago professor’s groundbreaking research provides insights into the overlooked importance of social health.

How John List Revolutionized Economics by Studying People in the Real World (Ep. 28)

Behind the scenes of policymakers reshaping our society, there are researchers supplying them with answers to our most pressing questions. University of Chicago economist John List is one of those people.