Veritalk

9 EpisodesProduced by Harvard University

Do you have a curious mind? Do you sometimes daydream about having a PhD in literature, science, or history? Go inside the minds of PhDs at Harvard University with the Veritalk podcast. Veritalk is produced at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In each three-episode miniseries of Verit… read more

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Veritalk Monsters: Episode 3 - King Kong vs. Gravity

November 1st, 2018

18:46
Why isn’t King Kong scaling the Empire State Building right now? Should we worry about Godzilla rising from the depths of the Pacific Ocean? Shane …

Veritalk Monsters: Episode 2 - Parasites

October 25th, 2018

17:58
Some monsters live inside us. PhD candidate in Biological Sciences in Public Health Maddy McFarland studies Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite that …

Veritalk Monsters: Episode 1 - Mermaids

October 18th, 2018

15:31
Mermaids: They’re cute, innocent, and great singers, right? Think again! PhD candidate in Celtic Languages and Literatures Greg Darwin explains why …

Displacement Episode 3: The Estranged

July 19th, 2018

17:49
PhD graduate in Sociology Monica Bell’s interviews with poor youth of color in Baltimore led her to formulate the idea of “legal estrangement.” While …

Veritalk Displacement Episode 2: The Shipwreck

July 12th, 2018

14:53
During World War II, many Greek people had to flee their homes and seek safety in the Middle East. Today, Syrian refugees flee violence in the Middle …

Displacement Episode 1: The Rohingya

July 5th, 2018

17:12
Almost no outsiders have visited the internally displaced persons camps in Burma where over 140,000 Rohingya Muslims are forced to live. Cresa Pugh, …

Plumage Episode 3: Puttin' on the Ritz

February 26th, 2018

22:39
In our last episode about plumage, Chloe Chapin, PhD student in American Studies, explores how humans have used fashion to express gender and status …

Plumage Episode 2: The Wild Blue Yonder

February 15th, 2018

18:12
What if you wanted to recreate the iridescent blue-green of a peacock feather in a lab? It turns out that scientists are still trying to figure out how to replicate some of nature's most impressive plumage. The …

Plumage Episode 1: Love is a Battlefield

February 8th, 2018

16:08
Harvard PhD student Dakota McCoy, who studies Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, asks why birds of paradise evolved to have brightly colored …
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