Dr. Vincent A. Fischetti

A New Anti-Infective in an Age of Antibacterial Resistance

Dr. Vincent A. Fischetti, Research Microbiologist and the Head of the Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology at the Rockefeller University.


10 Ways To Optimize An MDMA Experience For Bonding, Healing and Growth

Listening to Ecstasy



Dr. Martin Blaser

The Hidden Cost of Antibiotics

Dr. Martin Blaser is the Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome, professor of medicine and microbiology at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and author of Missing Microbes. His lab has been studying pathogenic bacteria since 1981 and the human microbiome since 2002. In the episode Dr. Blaser discusses how the overuse of antibiotics may be fueling the ills that especially bother modern society.

Dr. Douglas C. Daly

Identity Theft in the Amazon: Encounters with Fictional Forests

Dr. Douglas C. Daly is a Botanist at the New York Botanical Garden and
the B.A. Krukoff Curator of Amazonian Botany. His research focuses on
the trees and flora of the Southwestern Amazon region, with particular
interest in frankincense and myrrh. What’s more, he is a member of The
Southern Blots, a band of euphonious academics who perform a short set of songs after the lecture.

Charley Wininger

The Love Doctor Charley Wininger

Is there a science to dating? No, but there is science supporting the idea of trusting your gut. Licensed Psychotherapist Charley Wininger discusses how to use your intuition to most efficiently navigate the perilous New York dating scene.

Dr. David Z. Albert

The Logic of Time Travel with Dr. David Z. Albert.

David Z. Albert, Ph.D., is Frederick E. Woodbridge Professor of Philosophy and Director of the M.A. Program in The Philosophical Foundations of Physicsat Columbia University in New York. 

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Dr. Sonali McDermid

The Future of Food Security in a Changing Climate.

Dr. McDermid is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University. 


Dr. Dana Pe’er

Mapping the Human Cell Atlas

Mapping the human cell atlas and singling out the rule breakers.

Dana Pe'er is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University and regarded as one of the leading researchers in computational systems biology.

Dr. Charles Liu

Big Picture Astronomy is Going to Require Some Big-ass Glass.

Big picture astronomy is going to require telescopes built with some big-ass glass. 

Dr. Charles Liu, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History


Dr. Jef Boeke

How to Write a Genome

Beer! Wine! Chocolate! Bread! Coffee?! You have yeast to thank for some of the best things in life and it hasn’t even gotten started. Dr. Boeke will show us how it’s possible to literally write the future into this trusty little eukaryote’s DNA. 


dr. katerina politi

New Cancer Therapies

Dr. Politi will teach us about cancer—what it is, how it tricks our best defences into ignoring it and what scientists are doing to stop it.


Dr. Neal Goldsmith

The coming psychedelic renaissance? It's here.

Dr. Goldsmith is a psychotherapist and counselor with a private practice in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.  He takes a psychospiritual approach to personal development, healing and change. 




For a  a copy  of the Powerpoint, please email Neal at goldsmith.neal@gmail.com 

Dr. Joseph LeDoux

Dr. Joseph LeDoux

Do the other animals have emotions? Your heart says yes but science suggest...probably not. Dr. LeDoux explains how your feelings are just your conscience explaining your subconsciousness to you.  Musical performance by So We Are.




Dr. David Albert

Episode 1

Unless you traveled here from the future (or the past?!), Dr. Albert explains why everything you think you know about the direction of time is probably wrong. Don't worry! Your mind's not actually bent, your brain just thinks it is!