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The MIT Press listening room, 2021 edition

Teletherapy. A corn syrup controversy. Animal thoughts: A compilation of podcast discussions with our authors to end your year right

The broken supply chain may have put the kibosh on your book delivery. But lucky for you we’ve collected links to some wonderful conversations with MIT Press authors from the year to keep you entertained and informed during your end-of-year travels and post-holiday deep cleans. Listen on below.


Designing Motherhood by Michelle Millar Fisher and Amber Winick on the goop podcast: What Does Mothering Look Like?

Winning the Right Game by Ron Adner on the Gary Bisbee Show: Winning the Right Game with Ron Adner, Ph.D.

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How to Talk to a Science Denier by Lee McIntyre on BBC Science Focus Instant Genius podcast: Science denial, with Lee McIntyre; and on the Economist’s Babbage podcast: Physics is in flux: The search for a new theory of everything

Sandfuture by Justin Beal on Open Source with Christopher Lydon: Tragic Architecture

The Alchemy of Us by Ainissa Ramirez on Science Rules! with Bill Nye: NFL Meets MIT: Science Tackles the Super Bowl

The Distance Cure by Hannah Zeavin on the Covid Calls podcast: Teletherapy and the Pandemic

From the Harvard Data Science Review podcast: Are you disinformed or misinformed?

Preparing Dinosaurs by Caitlin Donahue Wylie on the Curiosity Daily podcast: Dino Fossil Preparation and Newborns “Dream” About the World; Fossil Prep Mistakes, 1840s Electric Cars, Tip of Your Tongue

The Mind by E. Bruce Goldstein on Brain Science with Ginger Campbell: Bruce Goldstein on “The Mind”

The Smart Wife by Jenny Kennedy and Yolande Strengers on The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast: Do smart assistants need a feminist reboot?

Workforce Education by William B. Bonvillian and Sanjay E. Sarmaon on the HR Happy Hour podcast: Training the Workforce of the Future

Design to Live edited by Azra Aksamija, Raafat Majzoub and Melina Philippou on NPR’s Weekend Edition: ‘Design To Live’ details refugees’ ingenuity in creating life in camps

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Of Sound Mind by Nina Kraus on NPR’s All Things Considered: How Our Brains Create Meaning From The Sounds Around Us; on Dr. Phil Stieg’s This Is Your Brain: Do You Hear What I See?; and on The Economist’s Babbage podcast: Mind Matters

Your Computer Is on Fire edited by Thomas S. Mullaney, Benjamin Peters, Mar Hicks and Kavita Philip on the Radical AI podcast: Your Computer Is on Fire with Mar Hicks and Kativa Philip

Acquired Tastes edited by Benjamin R. Cohen, Michael S. Kideckel and Anna Zeide on the Road to Now podcast: The Corn Syrup Controversy w/ Benjamin Cohen

Stefano Bertozzi, editor-in-chief of Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 on The ORION Open Science Podcast: Viral Validation: How the New Journal ‘Rapid Reviews: COVID-19’ Accelerates Peer Review and Publishing

Animal Languages by Eva Meijer on Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness: What’s On Animals’ Minds? with Eva Meijer

A Black Gaze by Tina M. Campt on Town Hall Seattle’s In the Moment Podcast: Tina Campt with Elisheba Johnson

The Next 500 Years by Christopher E. Mason on the Future’s podcast: Genetically Engineering Humans for Space w/ Christopher Mason; and on the Cosmic Controversy podcast: How Humans Can Use Bioengineering To Move Off-World

Break On Through by Lucas Richert on Mad in America: Psychiatry and the Counterculture: An Interview with Health Historian Lucas Richert

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Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter, and Beyond by Ashley Yeager on Into the Impossible with Brian Keating: Ashley Yeager: The Brilliant Legacy of Astronomer Vera Rubin; and on the Unexplainable podcast: Most of the universe is missing

From Leonardo’s Between Art and Science podcast: Chaos, Cosmos, and Charlie Brown

Tomorrow’s Economy by Per Espen Stoknes on the Hey Change podcast: Rethinking Growth and Uncovering Psychological Barriers with Per Espen Stoknes

Hate Speech by Caitlin Ring Carlson on LitHub’s Keen On podcast: How Absolute Free Speech Upholds White Male Supremacy

Gender(s) by Kathryn Bond Stockton on Jefferson Public Radio’s Jefferson Exchange: Not just ‘his’ and ‘hers’: deep thoughts on gender; and on Town Hall Seattle’s In the Moment podcast: Kathryn Bond Stockton with Megan Burbank

Electrify by Saul Griffith on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s New Foundations podcast: Electrify!

A Biography of the Pixel by Alvy Ray Smith on the Danielle Newnham podcast: Alvy Ray Smith on Pixar, Pixel, and Steve Jobs


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