DiscoverSomething You Should KnowHow Heredity Really Works & The Father of The Cell Phone on the Future of Cellular
How Heredity Really Works & The Father of The Cell Phone on the Future of Cellular

How Heredity Really Works & The Father of The Cell Phone on the Future of Cellular

Update: 2021-03-082


Which word in the English language has the most meanings? This episode begins by revealing this simple, 3-letter word that has over 600 meanings according to the Oxford English Dictionary. It's a word you have probably used several times today.

How does heredity work? It is confusing because some traits you do inherit from your parents but others you might think come from your parents - don’t. And why do tall people usually have tall children but not always? Why not always? Can you really inherit your mother’s laugh or your father’s depression? Heredity is a fascinating and often misunderstood topic. To help sort it all out is Carl Zinmmer. Carl is a writer for The New York Times and author of the book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity (

Where did sneakers come from? Interestingly, they were around for a long time for athletes but it took much longer for them to become everyday casual footwear. Listen as I re-trace the interesting history of the sneaker.

You are about to meet the person who made the first public cellphone call - ever! Martin Cooper is considered the father of the cellphone as he oversaw the development of cellular technology at Motorola. Listen as he recalls the early days of the cellphone and offers some thoughtful insight on the future of cellular technology that all sounds very exciting. Martin is the author of the book Cutting the Cord: The Cell Phone Has Transformed Humanity (


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How Heredity Really Works & The Father of The Cell Phone on the Future of Cellular

How Heredity Really Works & The Father of The Cell Phone on the Future of Cellular

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