Hidden Brain host Shankar Vedantam talks to comedian Aziz Ansari — star of the Netflix show ‘Master of None’ and coauthor of Modern Romance — about Tinder, texting and how dating is a bit like… buying jam.
A Syrian refugee in Berlin hopes to find love but is stumped by German dating codes and is terrified of crossing the line between flirting and harassing. A professional ‘flirt coach’ steps in to be his guide.
The Sugars have been avoiding the most frequently asked question they receive from women: Will I ever find the one? In the first episode, they explored the anxieties around that question. In Part 2, they focus on a particular anxiety that comes up over and over in letters from advice-seekers who have begun to question their past and present relationship decisions — should I settle?
The dating world has radically transformed over the last few decades. Combine advances in technology with radical changes in social roles and a rise in non-traditional relationships and sexual preferences, and you end up with a pretty confusing dating environment. Dr. Eli Finkel joins the Curiosity Podcast to discuss everything from one-night stands to Tinder to pickup artists – and everything in-between.
Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock visits Nigeria, her father’s birthplace, and asks why African nations are apparently so keen to journey into the future as a space-going continent. She finds people there are excited about space exploration and wants to find out if space programmes restore a continent’s pride or are just vanity projects of the elite.
Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores the passionate desire among some to fly against Africa’s impoverished stereotype and join the space race. She speaks to a South African hoping to be the first black African in space and reveals a relatively unknown history of Zambia’s participation in the 1960s space race.
When you look up at the sky the last thing you probably think about is the law. But space is exactly where the next frontier of law is being played out.
Have you ever thought about what happens to all the items we launch into space? A lot of it ends up as orbital debris, or space junk. This podcast explains the problem, how it is getting exponentially worse and what to do about it (or not).
Today I discuss the PBC podcast playlist on Memory with Rebecca Seidel, chapter leader of our New York City chapter.
In the criminal justice system, the stakes of memory can be dangerously high. A faulty memory can put the wrong person in jail and leave the real criminal free. Host Terence Mickey explores what happens when faulty memories land in a courtroom.