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Big Brains

UChicago Podcast Network


We tell the stories behind the pioneering research and pivotal breakthroughs reshaping our world. Change how you see the world. Produced out of The University of Chicago.


24:03 | Jun 3rd, 2019

UChicago economist Raghuram Rajan became infamous for predicting the 2008 financial collapse three years before it happened. Now, he’s warning that an imbalance in our society is threatening global st...Show More
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Very interesting to hear an economist making the case for civil society. Looking forward to reading his book!

28:12 | May 20th, 2019

The “birthers”, “Pizzagate”, anti-vaxxers. Since the election of Donald Trump, it’s seemed that belief in conspiracy theories is on the rise. At the same time, our polarization is worse than ever. Cou...Show More
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28:37 | Jul 2nd

Misinformation around the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and the protests following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police have generated a whole host of conspiracies this year. O...Show More

40:37 | Jun 18th

Our country has been rocked by protests following the killing of George Floyd, and many other black people, at the hands of police. On this episode, we brought together a panel of experts— Prof. C...Show More

29:08 | Jun 8th

What happens to the world after a pandemic? Lots of experts have been talking about what we may be able to expect after COVID-19 from the 1918 Spanish flu and The Black Death. But, as any historian wi...Show More
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