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What is Solar Physics? What are sunspots, how does the suns magnetism work, and how does this affect us? I was glad to welcome Dr. Maria Weber on The Way to talk about Coronal Mass Ejections, Solar Dynamo, Red Dwarfs and much much more. Shortened Bio: My name is Maria Weber, and I'm an astrophysicist. I study the Sun and...

84) Why We War

06/14/2022
War is an unrelenting undercurrent of human civilization and has always been so. Today, economist and political scientist Chris Blattman, author of Why We Fight, offers an explanation as to the psychological and strategic forces that propel nations to opt for such ruinous violence.
Bio: Chris Blattman is an economist and political scientist who...
A groundbreaking investigation of how the Nazis helped German tycoons make billions off the horrors of the Third Reich and World War II-and how America allowed them to get away with it. Bio: David de Jong is a journalist and author. His first book, Nazi Billionaires, is published in the US and the UK by HarperCollins. He spent four years...
When a massive asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago, a devastating mass extinction followed, taking with it more than half of the world's species. The consequences, both immediate and long-term, of this disastrous event are detailed by author and paleontologist Riley Black in her latest book, The Last Days of the Dinosaurs: An Asteroid,...

81) Dopeworld

05/17/2022
Today, I talk with Niko Vorobyov about his book; Dopeworld. He is a freelance writer, who has writen for Vice, Russia Today, Filter, and others. He served a two-and-a-half year sentence for Possession with Intent to Supply, and upon his release, he graduated from University College London. Afterwords he began working at Russian news outlet Russia...
It has become beyond apparent that a "tough on crime" approach proves more detrimental than beneficial to society. To further explore this, I am joined by high-profile criminal barrister, Queen's Council, and author of "Justice on Trial", Chris Daw QC, who offers his thoughts on what measures need to be taken to reform a tragically devolved justice...
Judith Matloff is a seasoned war corespondent who, among other things, teaches future journalists how to survive in dangerous situations. In todays episode, I ask her how to spot landmines, what's the best course of action is for the people of Ukraine, and a number of other important questions. And yes, how to drag a body. Bio: Judith Matloff...
Why would someone help a crashed car on a highway, and why would someone donate a kidney to a complete stranger‽ Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and author of "The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psycopaths, and Everyone In-Between," Dr. Abigail Marsh, joins me today to discuss the spectrum from Altruism to Psychopathy....