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 20: The Power Paradox - LIVE
The Power Paradox What is power? Where does social power come from? What happens in our bodies and with our behavior when we have power and when we don't? What can we learn about lasting social power from small-scale hunter-gatherer societies? Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the faculty director of the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. A renowned expert in the biological and evolutionary origins of human emotion, Dr. Keltner studies the science of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and how emotions shape our moral intuition. His research interests also span issues of power, status, inequality, and social class. He is the author of the best-selling book Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life and of The Compassionate Instinct. Dr. Keltner's most recent book is The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. This episode is a live recording from The Leakey Foundation's Bay Area Science Festival event. Links The Greater Good Science Center The Leakey Foundation Adept Word Management
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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