Brave New Planet

A podcast by Pushkin Industries


20 Episodes

  1. Introducing: playing god?

    Published: 10/10/2023
  2. Smallpox: Gone but Not Forgotten from Incubation

    Published: 9/7/2023
  3. Introducing Death of an Author, A Groundbreaking AI Mystery

    Published: 5/9/2023
  4. From Higher Animals: A New Audiobook by New Yorker writer Michael Specter

    Published: 4/6/2023
  5. 355 Days in Space: Finding Meaning with Astronaut Mark Vande Hei

    Published: 2/14/2023
  6. From The January 6 Tapes with celebrated legal analyst Preet Bharara

    Published: 11/15/2022
  7. From Revisionist History: Way to Go, Ohio

    Published: 6/30/2022
  8. Putting a Car on the Moon, From Car Show

    Published: 6/2/2022
  9. The Future of Fusion from Exponential View

    Published: 4/13/2022
  10. Brave New Planet Presents Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon

    Published: 11/16/2021
  11. Pushkin Honors Juneteenth

    Published: 6/17/2021
  12. Presenting The Last Archive: Remote Control

    Published: 6/2/2021
  13. What Will It Take?

    Published: 11/23/2020
  14. Reshaping Nature Through Gene Drives

    Published: 11/9/2020
  15. What Algorithms Say About You

    Published: 11/2/2020
  16. Killer Robots and the Future of War

    Published: 10/26/2020
  17. A Radical Approach to Climate Change

    Published: 10/19/2020
  18. Deepfakes and the Future of Truth

    Published: 10/12/2020
  19. What’s at Stake

    Published: 10/12/2020
  20. Introducing Brave New Planet

    Published: 9/28/2020

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Utopia or dystopia? It’s up to us.In the 21st century, powerful technologies have been appearing at a breathtaking pace—related to the internet, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and more. They have amazing potential upsides, but we can’t ignore the serious risks that come with them.Brave New Planet is a podcast that delves deep into the most exciting and challenging scientific frontiers, helping us understand them and grapple with their implications. Dr. Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, is a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician who was a leader of the Human Genome Project and for eight years served as a science advisor to the White House for President Obama. He’s also the host of Brave New Planet, and he’s talked to leading researchers, journalists, doctors, policy makers, activists, and legal experts to illuminate how this generation’s choices will shape the future as never before.Brave New Planet is a partnership between the Broad Institute, Pushkin Industries, and The Boston Globe's Opinion team.