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The Benefits Of Being A Beginner

20 February - 44 mins
Podcast Series Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea

THE BENEFITS OF BEING A BEGINNER - On this week's Futureproof podcast with Jonathan McCrea, he talks to Tom Vanderbilt - Author of 'Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning' about the joy of learning something new as an adult. 

Also on the show Jonathan was joined by Professor Shane Bergin and Dr Lara Dungan to look at the science news stories of the week.

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44 mins

Series Episodes

Entering Other People's Dreams

Entering Other People's Dreams

Entering Other People's Dreams - On this week's Futureproof podcast with Jonathan McCrea, he talks to Karen Konkoly - Graduate Student Researcher in the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University - about her experiment to enter the dreams of volunteers.  Also on the show Jonathan was joined by Professor Shane Bergin and Dr Lara Dungan to look at the science news stories of the week. Listen and subscribe to Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

28 mins

6 March Finished

Could Just Two People Repopulate The Earth?

Could Just Two People Repopulate The Earth?

COULD JUST TWO PEOPLE REPOPULATE THE EARTH? - On this week's Futureproof podcast with Jonathan McCrea, he posed this question to Philip Stephens - Professor in the Department of Biosciences at Durham University. Also on the show Jonathan was joined by Professor Shane Bergin of UCD and Dr. Susan Kelleher - Assistant Professor in the School of Chemistry in UCD to look at the the top stories from the science world this week.  Listen and subscribe to Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

44 mins

27 February Finished

Futureproof Extra: Why Do Ice Ages Happen?

Futureproof Extra: Why Do Ice Ages Happen?

As the ice sheets at the earth’s poles continue to recede, life on this planet as we know it hangs in the balance. Of course that ice is only there as a result of an Ice Age - a vast and inhospitable period of time in our deep and distant past But what exactly are ice ages and why do they occur? Benjamin Laabs, Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences at North Dakota State joined Jonathan to discuss. Listen and subscribe to Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

14 mins

27 February Finished

Futureproof Extra: The Evolution of Crocodiles

Futureproof Extra: The Evolution of Crocodiles

Evolution is one of, if not the key ingredient to life on this planet surviving. Our ability to adapt and change make us, and the animals and plants we share this planet with, so successful. But we don’t all evolve at the same rate and some of us don’t seem to evolve very much at all. So, how is it that the likes of crocodiles are so successful?  Max Stockdale, Teaching Associate in the School of Geographical Sciences at Bristol University joined Jonathan to disuss. Listen and subscribe to Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

13 mins

20 February Finished

Migration In The Animal Kingdom

Migration In The Animal Kingdom

On this week's Futureproof podcast,  Jonathan McCrea talks to Dr Lucy Hawkes - Senior Lecturer in Physiological Ecology at the University of Exeter - about the wonders of migration in the animal kingdom.  Also on the show Jonathan was joined by Professor Shane Bergin and Dr Susan Kelleher to look at the science news stories of the week. Listen and subscribe to Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

36 mins

13 February Finished

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