Ikonokast is the podcast run by Greg Laden and Mike Haubrich.
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Greg Laden is an American biological anthropologist and science writer.
Laden obtained his Masters and PhD at Harvard, his research focusing on Hunter-Gatherer Studies and African Archaeology . Prior to that, Laden worked in North American Historic and Prehistoric Archaeology, mainly in New York and New England. He has taught at Harvard University, the University of Minnesota, Boston University, and Century College. In 1999, when he was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, he co-authored a study in Current Anthropology that explored t he origin of the controlled use of fire and cooking. He is also author of the idea that the human and chimpanzee lineage split over differences in fallback foods, chimps preferring leaves and pith, with human ancestors taking a liking to roots and other plant underground storage organs.
Laden writes for a wide range of outlets but mainly at “Greg Laden’s Blog”, on ScienceBlogs, where he focuses on climate change, human evolution, creationism, science education, and OpenSource technologies.
Michael Ronald “Mike” Haubrich was a host and producer of the radio show Atheists Talk. He has no credentials in science, as such, but has participated in research activities such as seti@home and the one about proteome folding.
As producer of the radio show, he wanted to provide a variety of topics in addition to atheistic notions of religion and when he needed an interviewer for a science topic he collaborated with Greg.
In the podcast, you may hear Mike refer to John as a “Vulcan Historian.” What Mike meant to say is that John J. McKay is a historian with a specialty in the history of the Balkans, and that is an important distinction. He is also interested in the many weird theories that abound to explain …
We don’t do too many shows on cuisine, but this week we asked scientist and author Bill Schutt to speak with us about his research in cannibalism. His new book, Cannibalism: A perfectly natural history, explores the behavioral and evolutionary biology of cannibalism in general, and within that context, examines cannibalism among humans. Cannibalism: A …
With the election of Donald Trump and the apparent takeover of most of the US by the anti-science Republican party, we thought we should turn to Canada for inspiration and ideas. Katie Gibbs tells us about Evidence for Democracy, which runs issue-based campaigns and educational projects that support well informed, fact-based, smart policy decisions by …