50 minutes | Sep 9th 2020

21. The Ongoing Book of Human Magic

In this last episode of Familiar Shapes, we’ll look at the brighter sides of the history of witchcraft, as well as efforts to make sure digital technologies are safe and equitable.  We’ll say a fond farewell to our speakers – and launch ourselves into future histories.

In this episode Heather Freeman interviews:

Dr. Nicholas Christakis, the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University 

Dr. Alexander Cummins, an independent historian researching early modern European and early American religion, philosophy, medicine, and magic

Prof. Owen Davies Reader in Social History at the University of Hertfordshire  

Susan Etlinger, industry analyst for the Altimeter Group

Alex Hogan Managing Partner of Etic Labs

Prof. Ronald Hutton Head of the School of Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Bristol 

Paolo Parigi, Lead Trust Scientist for AirBnB and instructor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University

Dr. Samira Shaikh Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the  University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. Tim Weninger Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Notre Dame

Dr. Samuel Woolley Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Austin at Texas.


Special thanks to Jeff and Quinn Murphy, the producer’s family.

Sound Design by Seth Grant www.sethgrantmedia.com 

Additional sounds from Freesound.org, ccMixter, Free Music Archive.


Visit https://www.familiarshapesthemovie.com/episodes for the full list of music credits and additional thanks and credits for the Familiar Shapes podcast series.


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