About This Show
Origin Stories is The Leakey Foundation's podcast about why humans are the way we are and the science behind what we know about ourselves.
It's a monthly show about anthropology, human origins, primatology, biology, and evolution. We'll have stories of exploration, discovery and adventure, and we'll investigate what it is that makes us human.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 23: The Past, Present, and Future of Violence
Why do humans engage in violence? Why do we cooperate in peace? How has violence changed over the course of human history? Are we living in unusually violent times? Steven Pinker presents evidence that violence has decreased over time because our peaceable motives have overridden our violent ones, and that media-driven illusions fool us into thinking that violence is constantly rising. Steven Pinker is a Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He is an experimental psychologist and one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind, and human nature. He writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time and The Atlantic. Steven Pinker is the author of ten books, including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Stuff of Thought, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and most recently, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. LINKS: Steven Pinker's Survival Symposium video. The Survival Symposium video playlist on YouTube. About the Survival Symposium. "You may think the world is falling apart. Steven Pinker is here to tell you it isn't." SCIENCE SPEAKEASY June 20th - "Evolution and Gender Revolution" July 12th - "A Giant Advantage: Baseball in Our Bones" Tickets are $10 in advance. Ages 21+ SUPPORT SCIENCE Support Origin Stories and the science we talk about. Your donation will be doubled! The Leakey Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to increase scientific research and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior and survival. SPONSORED BY Adept Word
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Love this show! Its a show about evolution and human ancestors (and other primates) with stories from the researchers themselves told in a style similar to Serial or TAL. So far, most episodes are less than 20 minutes, and very well made. I can't wait to hear more!
Date published: 2015-07-17