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Social Science

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

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 stability.

24:54 | Oct 7th

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Most people say they’d want to read minds. But Prof. Nicholas Epley of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business says you already have that power: You just need to use it. Epley’s resear...Show More
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19:13 | Sep 27th

It’s been a historic week, with news that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially opened an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. There’s no better expert to examine the recent events in Washington than Prof. William Howell, one of th...Show More

25:19 | Sep 23rd

The looting of the National Museum of Iraq became one of the defining moments of the second Iraq War. Christopher Woods, the director of the Oriental Institute says that when archaeology and politics intersect, archaeology becomes a kind of statecraf...Show More

57:27 | Sep 9th

One of the incredible perks of making a podcast at a place like the University of Chicago is the opportunity to feature some of the incredible guests who speak on our campus.  This week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was here for a con...Show More
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