Ikonokast is the podcast run by Greg Laden and Mike Haubrich.
Ikonokast is available as a podcast through iTunes or any other Podcast App or podcatcher site. Search for “Ikonokast” or simply add the url for Podcast One into the search function. You will get notifications as each new episode is uploaded.
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 this wide-ranging episode, we explored ideas in agriculture on how to make it both more productive and ecologically friendly. Our guest is Laurent Penet, PhD, a researcher with the French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment. While we strayed from the initial question, we did cover a lot of ground on maintaining our ability to continue to produce food in the tropics and the temperate zones, how to encourage biodiversity by not killing all the weeds, why we need pollinators, and reiterated that farmers are great resources because they know the land they are working.
Ethan Siegel is a primo science communicator, with a blog at Starts With a Bang, a podcast of his own of the same name, and articles that he has published in a diverse array of magazines.
Especially since Covid-19, everyone you argue with either in person or on the internet about masks or vaccines, or climate change, or evolution, or whether the earth is flat or round*, or whatever people fight about, there’s going to be a demand to produce the science to support your argument.