#14 - Nate Stewart - Bombs, Flu Vaccine Myths, and Mental Health

In this episode, Brendan is joined by Nate Stewart. They talk about the recent bomb scares across America, the state of journalism, green bean casserole, flu vaccine myths, Stephen Hawking's wheelchair auction, mental health, and the importance of communication.

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#12 - Bernie Taylor - Before Orion, The First Astronomers, Astrology, and Recognizing Genius

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Bernie Taylor is an independent naturalist, thought leader and author whose research explores the mythological connections and biological knowledge among prehistoric, indigenous and ancient peoples. His works in these areas include Biological Time (2004) and Before Orion: Finding the Face of the Hero(2017). 

More about Bernie Taylor and his work can be found on his website. Bernie can also be found on Twitter @BernieTaylorOr and Instagram @BeforeOrion.

Throughout the interview, we mention several images/depictions of The Cave at El Castillo. Some of these images are shown below and more can be found on Bernie’s personal website.

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#10 - Dr. Sam Sternberg - CRISPR, GMO's, and Bioethics


Samuel H. Sternberg, PhD, is a protein-RNA biochemist and CRISPR expert. He runs a research laboratory at Columbia University, where he is assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. He is the co-author, along with Jennifer Doudna, of A Crack in Creation, a popular science book about the discovery, development, and applications of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology.

For more information about Sam and his work, visit his website or follow him @shsternberg.