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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.
||CleanDarwin Day Special: Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?||Spencer and Razib discuss Charles Darwin's scientific impact on our understanding of evolution, and delve into the mechanism by which selection - both natural and sexual - produces biological change.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJourney of Man Redux||15 years after the premiere of the PBS/National Geographic documentary ‘Journey of Man’ and the publication of Spencer’s book, Spencer and Razib talk about the impact they have had on the public’s understanding of genetics and human...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAncestry Deconvoluted||Spencer and Razib discuss how geneticists infer ancestry from genomic data, with guest Joe Pickrell - geneticist, founder & CEO of consumer genomics startup Gencove. Find out why telling you you’re 6% Greek is harder than it seems…||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConsumer Genomics Goes Mainstream||Spencer, Razib and Gareth discuss the past, present and future of consumer genomics, from its early days as a cottage industry to where it goes in 2018 - and beyond.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Indo-European Enigma||Razib and Spencer discuss the genetic evidence for the migration of Bronze Age Indo-Aryan steppe nomads across Eurasia, including the political issues surrounding their impact on the Indian subcontinent.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeander-Me Part 2||Today, humans are the only species of hominin in the world. 50,000 years ago, however, we were not alone - our cousins, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, walked the Earth with us. Their legacy lives on in our genomes today. Razib and Spencer take us on..||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeander-Me, Part 1||Today, humans are the only species of hominin in the world. 50,000 years ago, however, we were not alone - our cousins, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, walked the Earth with us. Their legacy lives on in our genomes today. Razib and Spencer take us on..||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Christmas Metabolism Story||Spencer, Razib and guest Gareth Highnam take you "behind the scenes" of your holiday meal. A whirlwind tour of 10,000 years of history, you'll discover how and why your genome plays a role in metabolizing what you eat and drink during the festive season||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Neolithic Revolution||Around 10,000 years ago, a few human communities around the world made a momentous decision: to stop hunting and gathering, and become farmers. Why did this shift in lifestyle happen, and what unexpected effects did it have on our ancestors - and us? The answers can be found in Middle Eastern archaeological sites, carefully measured skeletons, a bit of botanical sleuthing...and in our own DNA.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast on human genetics!
Both the hosts are well-informed and know what they are talking about. A very good (and much-needed) podcast on human genetics, covering topics as diverse as anthropology, archaeology, genetics, and evolutionary biology.
I just got through listening to the first two episodes and it is great! Both hosts are knowledgable and certainly know there stuff! Spencer Wells has done amazing work in both population genetics and anthropology so it's no suprise he co-hosts a killer podcast. Definetly worth the listen. It is definetly sciencey.. but not to a point of being difficult to understand and it's really entertaining.
Spencer Usually Has Double Dipped Fried Lard
This podcast is comprised of a gaggle of inadequate men trying to use diction to fake a semblance for intelligence.