The Here and How Podcastactive
Discover the history of how we got here - from the big bang to last week's science breakthroughs. Curiosity fuels creativity. Join us each week as we dive deep into mind-blowing big ideas, and help us make a freaking awesome tomorrow! Discover the Past. Create the Future.

Hosted by three science-loving skeptics: Stephen Woodford (Rationality Rules), Rachel Oates, and Thomas Westbrook (Holy Koolaid).
Website: http://thehereandhow.com
Country Of Origin |
United Kingdom
Produced In |
London, England
Premiere Date |
2018-02-24
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#science
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Weekly

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18 Episodes Available

Average duration:01:19:00

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This week we're looking at the science of happiness - what does it mean to be happy? Who has studied happiness? And is there a way you can assure happiness? 

 

Show Notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/happiness-science

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Can we cheat death and live forever, gaining eternal life (immortality) and eternal health/youth? Explore the science of extending our life.

Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/can-we-live-forever

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This week look at various scientific theories (and evidence) as to why he dinosaurs went extinct (the story has changed!). And as a bonus, we scratch the surface of mass-extinction as a whole.

 

Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/what-killed-the-dinosaurs/

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This week we’re going to be looking at consumer psychology, buyer behaviour and how marketers and advertisers take advantage of this. Some might say you’re being manipulated… but that’s up to you to decide!

 

Show Notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/marketing-manipulation

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Will robots take our jobs, wipe us out, or work alongside us? What will the future of artificial intelligence look like?

 

Show Notes: http://thehereandhow.com/will-robots-replace-us

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How do you date a rock? For that matter, how to you date anything? Within this episode we look at the science of dating the age of the earth, and to some extent the moon, planets and solar system.

 

Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/how-do-you-date-a-rock

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Today we're looking at the human body and our senses! What is a sense? How many senses do we have? Are there just 5 basic senses or does it get a bit more complicated than that?

Show Notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/sixth-sense

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Is the mind separate from the body? What can science tell us about the soul? Dive deep into the history and science of mind-body dualism and explore the notion of the soul. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/do-you-have-a-soul

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Did you choose to read this text? Did you choose to watch / listen to this video? And, more importantly, did you choose to be interested in this video? Within this episode we answer these questions and more, as we ask the age-old question "Do we have free will?"

 

Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/do-we-have-free-will

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More and more bacteria, viruses and fungi are becoming resistant to traditional treatments. Antibiotic Resistance, in particular, isn't just something we can put off for a few years and then pass off onto the experts - it's something we need to understand, worry about and find solutions for now.  

Show Notes:  http://thehereandhow.com/antibiotic-resistance/ 

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Explore the techniques used by psychics. Learn the tricks/methods of psychics, why it's a scam what the harm is. Be on your guard for psychic trickery, because they can be pretty devious. Show notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/are-psychics-real

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This week we’re asking the potent question “Is homosexuality natural?” Do other animals display homosexual tendencies? Is there any scientific proof that it’s natural? Where does the claim come from? For the answers to these questions and many more, tune in!#

 

Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/is-homosexuality-natural

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This week we’re looking at the science of cute! What makes some animals and babies so adorable? Why was this so important for our survival? What is the cutest animal in the world? And maybe along the way we get a little off track and end up discussing… well, a little bit of everything! It’s a fun one! Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/science-of-cute/

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Where did life on earth come from? How does life come from non-life? Explore the science of abiogenesis with us. Show Notes: http://thehereandhow.com/where-did-life-come-from

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What is the shape of the earth how can we test it using science? Find out how we know that the earth is round (technically an oblate spheroid). Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/is-the-earth-flat/

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Today we're looking at the biology, psychology and sociology behind what makes you, you? What makes up your identity and how much of an influence do others have on it? Are we purely physical beings, or is there more to it? Think about creating clones, teleportations, cell renewal and even somehow recreating the human brain in a computer simulation... how do we really know what makes you, you?

Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/identity-what-makes-you/ 

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Where are all the aliens? How many broadcasting alien civilizations exist in the Milky Way, and why haven't we found any? Explore the Drake Equation the Fermi Paradox with us. Show Notes: http://thehereandhow.com/where-are-all-the-aliens

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Who created science, if anyone? Where did science come from, and what existed before science? What's the difference between good science and bad science? And Why does it matter? In this episode, we'll dive deep into the history of science! Hosts: Steve Woodford (lead), Rachel Oates, Holy Koolaid Show Notes: http://thehereandhow.com/who-created-science

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