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Cool Science Radio - October 27, 2016

21 hours ago

It’s the most popular class at Stanford and its teachers, and now authors of a new book based on the class, are product designers.  They apply the science of product design to designing your life.  It’s wisdom, science, and experience that you shouldn’t miss.  It’s Bill Burnett and Dave Evans with, “Designing Your Life:  How to Build a well-Lived Joyful Life.” 

Cool Science Radio - October 20, 2016

Oct 20, 2016

Have you ever heard the expression “The crowd is always smarter than any one individual”. The first guest on the program is Jared Heyman who proves this every day.  Jared is the CEO of Crowd Med. Crowd Med believes the biggest flaw in today’s healthcare system is the expectation that one doctor has all of the answers. John and Lynn’s next guest is Ocearch Founding Chairman Chris Fischer. Since 2007, he has led 26 global research expeditions to advance science and education while unlocking many mysteries surrounding the life history of white sharks and other giants of the ocean.

Cool Science Radio - October 13, 2016

Oct 13, 2016

Lynn and John’s first guest is Art Markman who has answers as to how our brain works and why we behave the way we do in his new book, Brain Briefs. Guest number two is Chuck English, in charge of snowmaking at Deer Valley. 

Cool Science Radio - October 6, 2016

Oct 6, 2016

The FIRe conference is in it’s 14th year and The Economist named the Future in Review Conference the best technology conference in the world. Today’s show will be comprised of additional interviews that were taped during the conference.John and Lynn’s first guests are in fact a panel representing 4 bio tech firms and a venture capitol firm that have come together for a common cause to treat undiagnosed illnesses. The  second guest is Ray Gibbs, CEO of Haydale a graphene provider in the UK. The third guest is Caitlin Cameron who is the Chair and CEO of OhToe Nexus Medical technologies.

Cool Science Radio - September 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016

John Wells broadcasts live from the FIRe (Future in Review) conference that is in its 3rd day at Stein Errickson’s Lodge in Park City. The Economist has named the Future in Review Conference the best technology conference in the world.  John’s first guest is Bibop Gresta, Chairman and COO of Hyperloop Technologies. Guest number two is Mark Anderson, Founder and CEO of Strategic News Service, CEO, SNS Conference Corp and Chairman of FiRe (future in review conference) named by the Economist as the best technology conference in the world.

Cool Science Radio - September 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

John and Lynn’s first  guest is Richard A. Muller, author of Now: The Physics of Time .  “Now” is a simple yet elusive concept. You are reading the word “now” right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment “now” so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond.

John’s first guest today is Robert Muir-Wood, author of The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters. In The Cure for Catastrophe, global risk expert Robert Muir-Wood argues that our natural disasters are in fact human ones.

Cool Science Radio - September 8, 2016

Sep 8, 2016

  John and co-host Steve Joyce speak with Gretchen Bakke, author of The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future. America's electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. It's not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic repair.

Cool Science Radio - September 1, 2016

Sep 1, 2016

  John’s first guest is Stephen Wolfram, author of Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People. This book of thoroughly engaging essays from one of today's most prodigious innovators provides a uniquely personal perspective on the lives and achievements of a selection of intriguing figures from the history of science and technology.Guest two on the program is Daniel Levitin author of A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age.

Cool Science Radio - August 18, 2016

Aug 18, 2016

  John and guest co-host Alex Butwinski talk with Meg Leta Jones, author of Ctrl + Z The Right to Be Forgotten. This is going on your permanent record!” is a threat that has never held more weight than it does in the Internet Age, when information lasts indefinitely. The ability to make good on that threat is as democratized as posting a Tweet or making blog. Data about us is created, shared, collected, analyzed, and processed at an overwhelming scale.