Radiolab "G" Series: Podcast Brunch Club September 2019 playlist

A curated episode list by
Adela Mizrachi

Creation Date August 29th, 2019
Updated Date Updated February 2nd, 2021
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Podcast Brunch Club is like book club, but for podcasts. Every month we listen to a different set of podcasts and meet up in chapters worldwide to discuss. The September 2019 playlist is a deep dive into Radiolab's "G" series, which explores intelligence. See how it works:
  1. Are some ideas so dangerous we shouldn’t even talk about them? That question brought Radiolab’s senior editor, Pat Walters, to a subject that at first he thought was long gone: the measuring of human intelligence with IQ tests. Turns out, the t
  2. In the first episode of G, Radiolab’s miniseries on intelligence, we went back to the 1970s to meet a group of Black parents who put the IQ test on trial. The lawsuit, Larry P v Riles, ended with a ban on IQ tests for all Black students in the
  3. Albert Einstein asked that when he died, his body be cremated and his ashes be scattered in a secret location. He didn’t want his grave, or his body, becoming a shrine to his genius. When he passed away in the early morning hours of April, 18,
  4. When a law student named Mark Bold came across a Supreme Court decision from the 1920s that allowed for the forced sterilization of people deemed “unfit,” he was shocked to discover that it had never been overturned. His law professors t
  5. This past fall, a scientist named Steve Hsu made headlines with a provocative announcement. He would start selling a genetic intelligence test to couples doing IVF: a sophisticated prediction tool, built on big data and machine learning, design
  6. This episode begins with a rant. This rant, in particular, comes from Dan Engber - a science writer who loves animals but despises animal intelligence research. Dan told us that so much of the way we study animals involves tests that we think s
  7. Adela and Sara discuss the G series from Radiolab, which explored the concept of intelligence. They then diverge, as usual, to talk about other podcast recommendations. This is what we talked about: Radiolab G series podcast listening list Sar

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