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.
Anastasia Bodnar, PhD, is our guest on this episode. This is her second stint on Ikonokast, and for a refresher or if you are new to the show, we welcome you to listen to Genetic Engineering and Food Security. Our topic for this show is the importance of disclosure of potential conflicts of interest while conducting …
Today, Ikonokast visits with Joe Romm, author of How To Go Viral and Reach Millions: Top Persuasion Secrets from Social Media Superstars, Jesus, Shakespeare, Oprah, and Even Donald Trump. Romm is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and the founder of the widely read and well respected Climate Progress (a part of …
Nigel Tufnel, lead guitarist of the band Spinal Tap, modified his amplifier for a higher energy state. Something that he could go to that was louder than the loudest, for when “10” wouldn’t do. His amplifier goes up to “11.” And he needs it for that special moment in the song “Hell Hole,” I guess. …