Time Travel

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October 09, 2016

Time plays such a big part in our lives, it's no wonder we're fascinated by the idea of escaping it. And what better way to escape it that to travel back into the past or forward into the future? This hour, we explore our obsession with time travel. Why is such a recurring them in movies and TV shows? And what can time travel teach us about ourselves?

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James Gleick, a science writer with a special interest in the cultural impact of technology, recently sat down with Steve Paulson to talk about the cultural history of time travel and its enduring appeal.

Stopping the clock
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Maybe time has its origins in grief and longing for people we've lost. That idea certainly resonates with theoretical physicist Ron Mallett. He's spent a lot of his career studying time — which he traces back to the tragedy that marked his childhood.

Groundhog
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Groundhog Day co-writer Danny Rubin talks about writing the story and the film's enduring impact.

an hourglass
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We all think about time but probably not as deeply as the groundbreaking theoretical physicist Lee Smolin. Smolin has created a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos. He lays it out in a book called "Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe."

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10:37
The Velvet Hours
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Alyson Richman is the author of six historical novels. Her latest is called "The Velvet Hours" and it was inspired by a recent newspaper story in the Paris press.

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11:13
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October 09, 2016
July 02, 2017
February 03, 2018
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Ronald L. Mallett

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Danny Rubin

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Lee Smolin

Theoretical Physicist

Alyson Richman

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February 03, 2018