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The Majestic Theater in Madison
Air Dates:
  • February 09, 2019
  • February 10, 2018
  • February 26, 2017

What can science reveal about lust, romance, and compassion?

Carin Bondar

Biologist Carin Bondar has devoted her career to exploring the myriad ways animals mate in the wild, and shared a few of the ingenious ways animals find each other, breed, and rear offspring.

Steve Paulson, Jeff Schloss and David Sloan Wilson

Evolutionary biologists Jeff Schloss and David Sloan Wilson joined Steve Paulson to explore how group selection can explain altruism.

Love in 36 Questions

Can you fall in love with anyone?  Maybe, if you ask the right questions.

Anne Strainchamps and Lisa Diamond

Psychologist Lisa Diamond offers a radical new understanding of sexual orientation, arguing that it’s much more fluid than previously believed.

People on an island
Air Dates:
  • February 24, 2017

Forty years ago Richard Dawkins wrote the landmark book “The Selfish Gene,” where he argued that the gene is what drives evolution. But what if he got it all wrong?

Machines
Air Dates:
  • April 13, 2019
  • July 07, 2018
  • November 11, 2017

Computer scientists are closing in on the next frontier in artificial intelligence — machines that can create. Make art. Write stories. Compose music. The dream is to open the door to a whole new kind of creativity. 

Freeman Dyson
Air Dates:
  • December 08, 2016

You get the sense that Freeman Dyson has seen everything. He's a legendary physicist who's had a front row seat on scientific breakthroughs for the past century. 

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