Big Brains

By The UChicago Podcast Network

Some of the biggest discoveries and insights changing our world for the better have happened at the University of Chicago. Meet the pioneering thinkers behind those big ideas on "Big Brains." Their stories will change how you see the world.

  1. 1.
    The Deadly Flaw In Our Judgment, With Cass Sunstein
    25:50
  2. 2.
    A Scientist’s Beef With The Meat Industry, With Impossible Foods’ Pat Brown
    23:55
  3. 3.
    A Surprising Economic Solution To Climate Change With Michael Greenstone
    25:03
  4. 4.
    Solving The Biggest Mysteries Of Our Universe, With Dan Hooper
    31:13
  5. 5.
    Why You’re Likely Paying An Unfair Share of Property Taxes, with Christopher Berry
    29:39
  6. 6.
    Taking Aliens Seriously, with Avi Loeb
    33:46
  7. 7.
    The ‘Five Horsemen of the Techpocalypse’ with Kara Swisher
    23:41
  8. 8.
    Fighting Poverty And Pandemics, with Nobel Economist Michael Kremer
    31:35
  1. 9.
    Why Life After Incarceration Is Just Another Prison, with Reuben Jonathan Miller
    36:33
  2. 10.
    Anthony Fauci On What We Need To Get Over COVID-19
    28:53
  3. 11.
    The Ethics of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, with Laurie Zoloth
    32:33
  4. 12.
    The Doomsday Clock’s ‘Historic Wake-Up Call,’ With Rachel Bronson
    34:03
  5. 13.
    Unraveling the Mystery of Life’s Origins on Earth, with Jack Szostak
    21:28
  6. 14.
    The Urgent Need to Reinvest in American Research, with Barbara Snyder
    26:03
  7. 15.
    Getting Out Of The Lab With John List
    27:34
  8. 16.
    How Alternate Reality Games Are Changing The Real World with Patrick Jagoda and Kristen Schilt
    33:12
  9. 17.
    The Science of Empathy, with Peggy Mason
    20:44
  10. 18.
    Big Brains Presents: The "Capitalisn't" Podcast
    47:20
  11. 19.
    What Remains Unanswered After The 2020 Election, with William Howell and Luigi Zingales
    34:20
  12. 20.
    When Governments Share Their Secrets—And When They Don't, with Austin Carson
    28:50
  13. 21.
    How We Can Fix a Fractured Supreme Court, with Geoffrey Stone
    25:43
  14. 22.
    Correcting History: Native Americans Tell Their Own Stories
    36:31
  15. 23.
    The Future of Voting And The 2020 Election, with Anthony Fowler
    24:44
  16. 24.
    Why The Quantum Internet Could Change Everything, with David Awschalom
    25:24
  17. 25.
    How Loneliness and Isolation Affect Your Health, with Prof. Linda Waite
    23:30
  18. 26.
    The Way You Talk—And What It Says About You, with Prof. Katherine Kinzler
    30:27
  19. 27.
    From LSD to Ecstasy, How Psychedelics Are Altering Therapy, with Prof. Harriet de Wit
    19:25
  20. 28.
    How Can We Achieve Real Police Reform?
    30:20
  21. 29.
    Why We're Obsessed With Conspiracy Theories
    28:38
  22. 30.
    Black Lives Matter Protests: Hope for the Future?
    40:39
  23. 31.
    What Historic Pandemics Could Teach Us About Coronavirus, with Ada Palmer
    29:09
  24. 32.
    A Crisis Management Expert’s Advice on Handling Coronavirus
    27:13
  25. 33.
    How Students and Schools Can Recover From Coronavirus, with Elaine Allensworth
    19:55
  26. 34.
    Trump, Coronavirus and the Cost of Ineffective Government, With William Howell
    26:59
  27. 35.
    How Coronavirus Is Exposing Our Racial Disparities, with Monica Peek
    17:09
  28. 36.
    Coronavirus Shows Why We Need To Rethink Health Care, with Kate Baicker
    15:10
  29. 37.
    What Rats Can Teach Us About Empathy and Racism, with Peggy Mason
    20:23
  30. 38.
    Why the Coronavirus Could Send China’s Economy Back to the 1980s With Chang-Tai Hsieh
    18:16
  31. 39.
    Why The Doomsday Clock Is Closer To Apocalypse Than Ever With Rachel Bronson
    28:23
  32. 40.
    Vladimir Putin’s Number One Enemy With Bill Browder
    25:43
  33. 41.
    How Google and Facebook Are Ruining Capitalism, with Luigi Zingales
    26:05
  34. 42.
    How Quantum Technology Could Change Our Future With David Awschalom
    19:44
  35. 43.
    The Myths Of Millennial Voters With Cathy Cohen
    20:46
  36. 44.
    Why Some Nations Prosper and Others Fail, with James Robinson
    29:06
  37. 45.
    The Hunt for Alien Life and Exoplanets, with David Charbonneau
    22:14
  38. 46.
    Why Chasing The Good Life Is Holding Us Back With Lauren Berlant
    26:22
  39. 47.
    Saving Our Cities By Studying A Million Neighborhoods With Luis Bettencourt
    23:31
  40. 48.
    Why Talking to Strangers Will Make You Happier With Nicholas Epley
    24:55
  41. 49.
    Leading Presidential Scholar Analyzes Trump Impeachment
    19:14
  42. 50.
    The Politics of Archaeology In Iraq With Christopher Woods
    25:20

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