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On Episode 79, Nick chats with Till GrĂĽne-Yanoff, professor of philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, about his early career as a television reporter in Post-Soviet Moscow, preferences in decision theory,
On Episode 78, Nick chats with Catherine Kendig, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University, about her path to studying classification in scientific practice, non-dichotomous ways of thinking, socially-engaged philosophy
On Episode 77, Nick chats with Deepanwita Dasgupta, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso about why there is no philosophy of science in India, non-Western contexts of scientific practice, and her vision for
On Episode 76, Nick chats with Miriam Solomon, Professor of Philosophy at Temple University, about succeeding in philosophy despite an abusive PhD advisor at Harvard, cognitive biases in scientists thinking and what they mean for the rationa
On Episode 75, Nick chats with Sarah Richardson, Professor of the History of Science and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University about her interdisciplinary work at Stanford on race and genomics, her approach to stud
On Episode 74, Nick chats with Emily Parke, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Auckland, about her first job creating life from the bottom-up at the academic-run synthetic biology company Protolife, challenging the idea that
On Episode 73, Nick chats with Dan Hicks, philosopher at University of California Merced about Dan’s science and values research on the aims of science, working in science policy at the AAAS and NSF, and learning to incorporate methods from
On Episode 72, Nick chats with Karen Kovaka, assistant professor in philosophy at Virginia Tech about the upcoming Philosophy of Science Association conference, philosophical implications of meta-analysis, the presumption against interventio
On Episode 71, Nick chats with Jennifer Jhun, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, as well as a fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy, about her historically-informed philosophy of science research on the
On Episode 70, Nick chats with historian of medicine and science, sex researcher, mainstream writer, and (im)patient advocate, Dr. Alice Dreger about her early investigations into the broken medical care system and the intersex rights moveme
On Episode 69, Nick chats with Dr. Maya Goldenberg, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph author of the new book, Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War on Science, about how we frame and might reframe p
On Episode 68, Nick chats with Dr. Sean Valles, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University and author of the book, Philosophy of Population Health: Philosophy for a New Public Health Era, about problematic discourse surro
On Episode 67, Nick chats with Dr. Thomas Pradeu, CNRS Senior investigator (DR2), and Head of the group “Conceptual and theoretical analysis of immune activation and biological boundaries at the University of Bordeaux, about Philosophy in biolo
On Episode 66, Nick chats with Dr. Caterina Marchionni, University Lecturer in Practical Philosophy and member of TINT,  Centre for Philosophy of the Social Sciences, at the University of Helsinki, about her work in the philosophy and methodolo
On Episode 65, Nick chats with Dr. Remco Heesen, faculty member in philosophy at the University of Western Australia, about his research concerning what happens after scientific evidence is collected, such as the scientist’s choice of when to s
On Episode 64, Nick chats with Dr. Matt Brown, Associate Professor of Philosophy and History of Ideas, and Director of the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology at University of Texas at Dallas, about the ways in which science
On Episode 63, Nick chats with Dr. Hannah Rubin, Assistant Professor at Notre Dame University about her growing research on the evolution of cooperative and altruistic behavior, genetics in evolutionary game theory, experimental economics in ph
On Episode 62, Nick chats with Dr. Denny Borsboom, Professor of Psychology and program leader of the Psychological Methods Group at the University of Amsterdam, about how he applies philosophy of science to to his research in psychological meth
On Episode 61, Nick chats with Dr. David Papineau, Professor of Philosophy of Science at King's College London and the City University of New York Graduate Center, about stories from his early days studying the logic of statistical inference un
On Episode 60, Nick chats with Dr. James “Jack” Justus, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Floria State University, about how his early interest in the outdoors led to his work in the philosophy of conservation ecology, his heroic attempt to
On Episode 59, Nick chats with Dr. Branden Fitelson, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University, about his early days working in mathematics and physics as a research scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a NASA con
On Episode 58, Nick chats with Deborah Mayo, Professor Emerita in the Department of Philosophy at Virginia Tech, about how she learned to apply statistics to key problems in the philosophy of science, how to think about replication and other pr
On Episode 57, Nick chats with Julia Bursten, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky, about how her interactions with philosophers, physicists, and chemists led her toward a research career in the phil
On Episode 56, Nick chats with Kevin Zollman, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, how his early interests in the mathematics of poker informed his approach to doing philosophy of science, understan
On Episode 55, Nick chats with Helen Longino, the Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, about her early upbringing and bohemian mindset, learning how to bridge methods in analytic philosophy with history and cont
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