Due to technical problems with my recording system, there won’t be a new episode of Critical Wit for a couple of weeks. However, I have stitched together two excerpts of earlier, popular episodes that either you may have not heard, or would appreciate a recap of some of the more interesting parts of the interviews. The first excerpt is from episode 11 and is about the evolutionary history of penguins, and the second excerpt is from episode 13 and is about the conservation of bats. You can find reference links that are discussed in this episode, in the show notes of the original episodes.
Archive for the ‘Bonus Clips’ Category.
In this episode, I give you more interview excerpts from off of the cutting room floor, such as Zachary Moore gives his favorite evidence of evolution that’s not relevant to molecular genetics (episode 43), why Rosie Redfield thinks it’s important for scientists to blog (epsd 42), what Sean B Carroll thinks are some of the under-appreciated qualities of Charles Darwin (epsd 46), and what Barbara Oakley thinks is the hardest part of writing about technical science for the general public (episode 40). And of course, we include a few funny clips, both of which occur in episode 44 & 45, when Peggy Nelson seems to ironically preface a drop-out in the conversation…listen carefully.
In this episode, I give you more interview excerpts from off of the cutting room floor, such as when I asked Mark Stevenson about nanotechnology, as well as how it felt interviewing the great minds in science (epsd 32), why the articles about imagination and creativity are amongst Maria Konnikova’s favorites in her Lessons From Sherlock Holmes series (epsd 38), and comedian Jill Twiss about differences between theater and stand-up (epsd 33), and of course, some bloopers and a tangential aside about cake-baking.
In the second of this special two-part episode, I provide some more audio clips of interviews from the previous ten episodes. Clips like whether “transgenic” is the same as “genetically engineered”, the similarities between Alfred Wegner and Charles Darwin, and comparing the United States to the rest of the world as it relates to capital punishment. And also, for fun, I include a few bloopers, like when I ironically mess up an episode intro, and when - during my note-taking - I forget I’m in the middle of an interview.
In this special two-part episode, I provide some audio clips from interviews that were not included in their respective episodes due to time constraints. But I saved them because I thought they were informative and interesting. Clips like “rules of thumb” when buying a car, is Alfred Wegner a good example of a “one man with an idea who was ridiculed by mainstream science, but was proven right”, and why are death row inmates so much more expensive to taxpayers?
In this special episode, I provide some audio clips from interviews that were not included in their respective episodes due to time constraints. But I saved them because I thought they were informative and interesting. I hope you find them to be, as well. And because a clip show wouldn’t be one without funny moments, there are a few of them as well.