The Insight

By Razib Khan

Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.

  1. 1.
    Brian Hare and Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity
    1:04:09
  2. 2.
    Why Western Europeans are so WEIRD and why that matters!
    50:20
  3. 3.
    Why much of science is fiction
    1:20:03
  4. 4.
    Siberian paleohistory
    1:18:59
  5. 5.
    Sundaland: a human evolutionary hearth
    1:33:30
  6. 6.
    Peopling the Americas 32,000 years ago
    41:54
  7. 7.
    Ghost in the machine
    53:41
  8. 8.
    Native American admixture into Polynesia!
    44:44
  1. 9.
    Will to Power and the Holocene transition
    1:01:47
  2. 10.
    Two cultures, humanities and science
    1:00:00
  3. 11.
    Psychiatry and genes
    48:47
  4. 12.
    American Downfall: Cultural evolution, Peter Turchin, and the return of history
    1:24:32
  5. 13.
    The genetic basis of facial variation
    58:05
  6. 14.
    Ancient DNA and China
    53:29
  7. 15.
    Chris Stringer on paleoanthropology in 2020
    1:04:29
  8. 16.
    Genetically Modified Organisms
    50:36
  9. 17.
    Coronavirus 2020: vaccination and the specter of revolution
    1:04:31
  10. 18.
    Alfred Russel Wallace and the Prehistory of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago
    26:37
  11. 19.
    Genetics, genealogy, and secrets unknown
    54:14
  12. 20.
    Coronavirus 2020: preamble to Weimar?
    1:17:46
  13. 21.
    Paleogenetics of East Asia
    52:37
  14. 22.
    Coronavirus pandemic of 2020
    1:35:31
  15. 23.
    Natural Selection among indigenous Americans
    41:50
  16. 24.
    The Importance of Summer
    9:42
  17. 25.
    Genomics of Mendelian Conditions
    43:28
  18. 26.
    Decreasing genetic diversity with distance from Africa
    36:00
  19. 27.
    Ancient Egyptian genetics
    45:49
  20. 28.
    Genetics and (pre)history of Southeast Asia
    51:21
  21. 29.
    Coronavirus and Zoonoses
    31:47
  22. 30.
    Genetics of Fertility
    56:56
  23. 31.
    Genetics of Papuans
    1:01:40
  24. 32.
    Paleogenetics of Africa
    35:21
  25. 33.
    3000 years in the Levant
    56:23
  26. 34.
    Predictions for genetics in the 2020s
    46:14
  27. 35.
    Ten years of human genetics and evolution
    1:53:39
  28. 36.
    Scandinavian Genetics
    52:43
  29. 37.
    Tibetan Denisovans
    39:01
  30. 38.
    Obesity and genetic prediction
    50:55
  31. 39.
    Evolution of Family
    48:08
  32. 40.
    Natural Selection and "Deep Learning"
    1:13:17
  33. 41.
    Altitude Adaptation and Denisovans
    52:38
  34. 42.
    Neolithic Massacre
    1:10:35
  35. 43.
    The Epigenetics Revolution
    49:43
  36. 44.
    The $1000 Genome
    1:10:02
  37. 45.
    Deconstructing the Denisovans
    1:15:24
  38. 46.
    The ape that understood the universe
    1:01:26
  39. 47.
    Solving the Missing Heritability
    1:00:39
  40. 48.
    The genetic history of Ice Age Europe
    43:30
  41. 49.
    This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution
    54:56
  42. 50.
    Historical Linguistics
    47:00

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