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Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.
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Scandinavian Genetics

Scandinavian Genetics

2019-06-2600:52:441

Talking the genetic history of Scandinavians with Torsten Günther. Show notes https://blog.insito.me/the-insight-show-notes-season-2-episode-33-scandinavian-genetics-d4e6e4deeaaf
Tibetan Denisovans

Tibetan Denisovans

2019-06-1900:39:021

Razib talks about a Denisovan finding from Tibet with Dr. Frido Welker. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/jcQr2gSy
Razib talks to a researcher who developed a method to predict extreme obesity looking at genetic profiles. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/76367O2I
Evolution of Family

Evolution of Family

2019-06-0500:48:09

Razib discusses the evolutionary and ecological context of human families with Dr. Rebecca Sear. https://blog.insito.me/the-insight-show-notes-season-2-episode-30-evolution-of-family-5f8db79194d9
Evolutionary biology and computer science don't seem to have much in common. But this week Razib talks to a geneticist who brings both together in his research. https://blog.insito.me/the-insight-show-notes-season-2-episode-29-deep-learning-and-population-genetics-ffebb7278bc8
Razib talks to Emilia Huerta-Sanchez about her finding that altitude adaptation in Tibetans is due to Denisovan admixture. https://pxlme.me/RECg03af
Neolithic Massacre

Neolithic Massacre

2019-05-1501:10:36

This week Razib talks to two researchers who have published a paper that reconstructs the relationships between a group of people who seem to have been killed in a conflict during the Neolithic in Poland. Show notes https://pxlme.me/Iy2T9T_T  
The Epigenetics Revolution

The Epigenetics Revolution

2019-05-0800:49:44

This week Razib talks to Dr. John Greally on what epigenetics really is, and why it is important. Show notes https://pxlme.me/ZoXCz98p
The $1000 Genome

The $1000 Genome

2019-05-0101:10:03

Razib talks to Rodrigo Martinez of Veritas Genetics about what the age of "social genomics" will mean to us. https://pxlme.me/uWk0IqrZ
Spencer and Razib discuss who the Denisovans were, where they lived, and what it means for us as humans. https://pxlme.me/UPzHwYX6
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Benjamin Guilbert

This is a great podcast. One of the greatest. Once you get over their piss poor title, you'll enjoy an amount of smarts that is nigh impossible to find anywhere else. They are well read, experienced and they value each others and their guests which makes for stellar conversations. Must must must listen.

Jun 14th
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Jonas Förare

The xenophobes will have to update their signs https://goo.gl/images/VU9RG5 /Jonas

Feb 22nd
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