Featured image: Stents are marvels of modern medicine that prop open coronary arteries and resume blood flow, ending the blockage that leads to heart attacks. (Courtesy Getty Images) Today we speak with Dr. Haider Warraich, cardiologist starting at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, on his new book, State of the Heart. As … Continue reading 7/23/19 Show feat. Dr. Haider Warraich on the State of the Heart and Dr. Ingrid Ockert on Mooniversary
In this episode of These Vibes, Brian subbed in for Stevie (sick and sounded like a screecher monkey) spoke with our resident science historian Ingrid Ockert on her recent article, “Science Television in the Sputnik Age.” Additionally, we welcomed Dr. Julio Herrera-Estrada back on the show to discuss his in-depth research on droughts in North America. … Continue reading 10/3/17 Show feat. Dr. Julio Herrera on Droughts in North America and Science Historian Ingrid Ockert on Science TV in the Age of Sputnik
In this episode of These Vibes, Stevie discusses measuring neutrino that were produced just one second after the Big Bang singularity in our early universe with Princeton University professor and high energy physicist, Chris Tully. In the interview, Professor Tully explains what a neutrino is, why they’re so difficult to measure, and why we should … Continue reading 08/01/2017 Show feat. Prof Chris Tully on Measuring Neutrinos from the Early Universe & Ingrid Ockert on learning with “Mindstorms”
In this installment of These Vibes, Stevie spoke with Alexander Todorov, psychology professor at Princeton and author of the new book “Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions,” which just came out in hardcover earlier this month. The book dives in to his research on first impressions — the very human way we make … Continue reading 6/27/17 Show feat. Alex Todorov on the psychology of first impressions + Ingrid Ockert on “Programmed Inequality” in Britain
In this week’s installment of These Vibes, we spoke with Tamara Patton, doctoral researcher at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton and in the Nuclear Futures Lab, on her work using emergent technologies, specifically virtual reality, in nuclear arms control. She also delves in to the prospect of nuclear proliferation and arms control under the Trump presidency and the upcoming nuclear weapon ban treaty taking place this March at the UN.
Ingrid Ockert discusses the book “Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism” by Jacob Hamblin. Additionally, as usual, science events and news.
This was These Vibes Are Too Cosmic’s radioactive WPRB pledge drive show! Once a year, WPRB takes a week to raise money for the station – and make our entire operating budget for the year. (WPRB lives at Princeton University, but is an independent station – Princeton only donates the space.) If you’re seeing this, … Continue reading 10/18/16 WPRB Pledge Drive Show feat. Julien de Lanversin on nuclear energy and science + Ingrid Ockert on Marie Curie and the discovery of radioactivity
Featured image: Katniss, of the best-selling book/movie series The Hunger Games. (courtesy Wall Street Journal). Our show this week welcomed Alfred Bendixen, Professor of English at Princeton University, who spoke with us about science fiction and the philosophy behind it. The discussion hit on many of our past shows, and gets into questions on cultural … Continue reading 7/19/16 Show feat. Dr. Alfred Bendixen on science fiction + Ingrid Ockert with Groovy Science
In this week’s These Vibes, the great non-fiction writer and New York Times bestselling author Mary Roach called in to the studio to discuss her new book Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Her past works include Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, and Stiff: The Curious … Continue reading 6/14/16 Show feat. author Mary Roach on her new book Grunt: the Curious Science of Humans at War (+ Inventing the American Astronaut w/Ingrid Ockert)
In this installment of These Vibes, graduate researcher in cognitive neuroscience at Princeton University, Cameron Ellis, joined us in the studio to discuss his work on mental processing as well as consciousness. In this three part interview Cameron details his research where he images the brains of infants, and what we can learn from … Continue reading 5/24/16 Show feat. Cameron Ellis on Consciousness and Cognitive Neuroscience, plus Ingrid Ockert Reviews “Making Nature”
In one of my favorite shows thus far, I discussed science education with one who practices it, and one who researches and documents the history of it. First, I spoke with Dr. Katerina Visnjic, senior lecturer in physics at Princeton University, and Ingrid Ockert, doctoral researcher in the history of science department. Ingrid’s research focuses … Continue reading 4/5/16 Show with Katerina Visnjic and Ingrid Ockert on Science Education Foundations and TV