Joe has had some fascinating conversations over the years with some of the world's most interesting and acclaimed scientists. We get into some of the best episodes here covering everything from the mysteries of the universe to mind-altering drugs.
1) Neil deGrasse Tyson (JRE 1658)
The renowned astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium joins Joe to talk about his new book "Cosmic Queries" that tackles the big questions like 'How did life begin?' and 'What is our place in the universe?'.
2) Lex Fridman (JRE 1696)
In this episode, Joe Rogan talks to Lex Fridman, an AI researcher at MIT, about artificial intelligence and machine learning. They also discuss simulation theory and its implications for our understanding of the universe.
3) Frank von Hippel (JRE 1540)
Frank von Hippel is an expert in ecotoxicology who spoke to Joe about his book "The Chemical Age: How Chemists Fought Famine and Disease, Killed Millions, and Changed Our Relationship with the Earth".
4) Paul Stamets (JRE 1035)
Paul Stamets is a mycologist, author, and advocate for the benefits of fungi. Renowned for his expertise in the study of mushrooms and mycelium, Stamets is a leading figure in the field of mycology. He has written extensively on the subject and is known for his work in promoting the ecological and medicinal importance of mushrooms.
5) Brian Cox (JRE 1233)
Professor Brian Cox is a physicist and science communicator from the United Kingdom. With a background in particle physics, Cox has gained widespread recognition for his ability to explain complex scientific concepts in an accessible and engaging manner. He is a popular television presenter and author, known for his work in promoting science to a broad audience.
6) Richard Dawkins (JRE 1366)
Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist, ethologist, and author. He is a prominent figure in the field of evolutionary science and is known for his advocacy of atheism and scientific skepticism. Dawkins has authored several influential books, including "The Selfish Gene" and "The God Delusion."
7) Yvette D'entremont (JRE 984)
Yvette D'Entremont, also known as "SciBabe," is a scientist, writer, and public speaker. She is known for her efforts to debunk pseudoscientific claims and promote science literacy. D'Entremont uses her platform to engage with the public on topics ranging from nutrition myths to vaccine safety.
8) Dr. Carl Hart (JRE 1593)
Dr. Carl Hart is a neuroscientist and professor of psychology at Columbia University. He is known for his research on the effects of psychoactive drugs and his advocacy for evidence-based drug policy. Dr. Hart is a vocal proponent of decriminalization and harm reduction strategies in addressing drug-related issues.
9) Chris Hadfield (JRE 414)
Colonel Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut, engineer, and musician. He gained widespread fame for his social media presence and videos recorded aboard the International Space Station. Hadfield is also an accomplished musician and has played a key role in promoting space exploration and science to the public.
10) Brian Keating (KRE 2023)
Professor Brian Keating is an astrophysicist and cosmologist known for his work in the study of the early universe and the cosmic microwave background. He is a professor at the University of California, San Diego, and has contributed to our understanding of the origins of the universe.
11) Dr. Rhonda Patrick (JRE 901)
Dr. Rhonda Patrick is a biomedical scientist and expert in nutritional health. She is known for her research on the role of nutrition, genetics, and environmental factors in health and aging. Dr. Patrick shares her findings through podcasts, interviews, and online platforms, promoting evidence-based strategies for optimizing health.
12) Carole Hooven (JRE 1665)
Dr. Carole Hooven is an evolutionary biologist and professor at Harvard University. She specializes in the study of reproductive biology, with a focus on the evolutionary aspects of human behavior. Dr. Hooven's work explores topics such as mate choice, sexual selection, and the interplay between biology and culture.
13) Rick Strassman (JRE 1854)
Dr. Rick Strassman is a clinical psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist known for his research into the effects of psychedelics, particularly DMT (dimethyltryptamine). He conducted groundbreaking studies on DMT at the University of New Mexico in the 1990s, which resulted in the book "DMT: The Spirit Molecule," published in 2000.
He joins Joe to talk about his book "The Psychedelic Handbook" which looks at the effects of LSD, Ketamine, MDMA and other drugs on the human mind.
14) Neil deGrasse Tyson (JRE 1904)
Neil returns to the show once again to talk about his book "Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization", which leads to fascinating conversations about the impact science and astronomy has on our real-life problems on Earth like war, the economy and racism.
FAQs about Science
Here are some frequently asked questions about science.
How do you define 'science'?
Science can be defined as a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. It involves the use of empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and critical thinking to understand, explain, and predict natural phenomena. Science relies on the scientific method, which includes processes such as observation, hypothesis formulation, experimentation, and analysis of results.
What are some good science podcasts?
BBC Earth Podcast: This podcast is hosted by the BBC and features experts discussing topics related to nature, science, and the environment. The episodes are well-produced and informative.
Radiolab: Radiolab is a long-running podcast that explores scientific and philosophical topics in an engaging and accessible way. The show is known for its high production values and thought-provoking content.
Digital Planet: This weekly podcast from the BBC World Service covers the latest developments and debates in technology from around the world. The show features stories on a wide range of topics, from Afrofuturism to Elon Musk’s latest projects.
Science Vs: Science Vs is a podcast that takes a critical look at popular scientific topics and separates fact from fiction. The show is hosted by Wendy Zukerman and covers topics such as climate change, vaccines, and alternative medicine.
The Infinite Monkey Cage: This podcast is hosted by physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince. The show features discussions on a wide range of scientific topics, from the origins of the universe to the science of sleep.
What are some good science books for beginners?
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson: This book provides a fascinating overview of the history of science, from the Big Bang to the present day. It covers topics such as the origins of the universe, the evolution of life on Earth, and the mysteries of the human brain.
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins: This book is a classic introduction to the science of genetics and evolution. It covers topics such as natural selection, altruism, and the role of genes in shaping behavior.
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan: This book is a passionate defense of science and critical thinking. It covers topics such as pseudoscience, UFOs, and the importance of skepticism in a world full of misinformation.
Best Joe Rogan Science Podcasts
- Neil deGrasse Tyson (JRE 1658)
- Lex Fridman (JRE 1696)
- Frank von Hippel
- Paul Stamets (JRE 1035)
- Brian Cox (JRE 1233)
- Richard Dawkins (JRE 1366)
- Yvette D'entremont (JRE 984)
- Dr. Carl Hart (JRE 1593)
- Chris Hadfield (JRE 414)
- Brian Keating (KRE 2023)
- Dr. Rhonda Patrick (JRE 901)
- Carole Hooven (JRE 1665)
- Neil deGrasse Tyson (JRE 1904)