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Episode 113: Tom Pashby discusses quantum mechanics

April 8, 2019 - 13:37
Ever wonder what quantum mechanics is? You are not alone. This month, we talk to Tom Pashby (University of Chicago) about what makes quantum mechanics so hard to interpret, despite the fact that it makes incredibly accurate empirical predictions. Click here to listen. Quantum mechanics is hard to interpret for a number of reasons, but […]

Episode 112: Myisha Cherry discusses the skill of conversation

March 7, 2019 - 12:16
In this episode, Myisha Cherry (UC Riverside) and I talk about talking. What makes someone good at at, and what makes someone bad at it? Click here to listen to our conversation. We don’t always think of conversation as a skill. Often, we think of it as something that just happens automatically; I need to […]

Episode 111: Greg Kobele discusses mathematical linguistics

January 27, 2019 - 22:56
This month, we talk to Greg Kobele (Universit├Ąt Leipzig) about what linguistics is and how abstract mathematics can be of use to it. Click here to listen to our conversation. Linguists study the rules that speakers of a given language actually follow when they speak. Not made-up rules like “never end a sentence with a […]

Further reading on Du Bois

January 25, 2019 - 18:38
For those of you who are interested in following up on what Chike Jeffers and I discussed, you can’t go wrong reading Du Bois himself: The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois You may also be interested in reading the papers that were given during this event on Elizabeth Anderson’s book: Fall 2013 Symposium: […]