Sanaz Meshkinpour

Sanaz Meshkinpour appears in the following:

Celeste Headlee: How can we fight burnout with purposeful rest?

Friday, February 18, 2022

Hard work has been baked into our culture for so long, but at what cost? Journalist Celeste Headlee explains why we must give our bodies the rest they need, so that we can live fuller lives.

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Matteo Cerri: Will humans one day hibernate?

Friday, February 18, 2022

Bears and squirrels hibernate to survive harsh conditions; why not humans? If we want to travel deep into space or combat deadly diseases, physiologist Matteo Cerri says hibernation might be the key.

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Dylan Selterman: What are our dreams — and nightmares — trying to tell us?

Friday, February 18, 2022

We might forget our dreams mere minutes after waking. But psychologist Dylan Selterman says that if we pay attention to them, we could gain new information about our emotions, relationships and more.

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Craig Richard: Whispers and haircuts — the science of ASMR

Friday, February 18, 2022

Why do so many people experience brain tingles when watching ASMR videos? Physiologist Craig Richard shares the science behind the "Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response," and how it calms the mind.

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Stuart Duncan: Why do we need safe virtual play spaces?

Friday, February 11, 2022

Bullies are everywhere, especially online. That's why Stuart Duncan created AutCraft: a Minecraft server where kids with autism can play freely.

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Yana Buhrer Tavanier: Can social activism be playful?

Friday, February 11, 2022

We might think of activism as far from playful. That's not the case for "playtivist" Yana Buhrer Tavanier. Her incubator lab, Fine Acts, encourages whimsical solutions for social change.

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Jacob Collier: A playful approach to creating music

Friday, February 11, 2022

Grammy winner Jacob Collier has been called a musical phenomenon; his work is full of joy and spontaneity. He makes a case for why we should emphasize play, passion, and curiosity over practice.

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Kevin Roose: How can we stay relevant in an increasingly automated workforce?

Friday, February 04, 2022

Tech reporter Kevin Roose doesn't want you to be scared of your job becoming automated. He says that rather than competing with machines, we should work to develop our fundamentally human skills.

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Irma Olguin: Why We Should Bring Tech Economies to Underdog Cities

Friday, February 04, 2022

Irma Olguin wants to bring the tech industry to cities like her hometown, Fresno. She believes building a support system for tech workers will strengthen communities and revitalize undervalued cities.

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Jess Kutch: Can unions address the changing needs of workers today?

Friday, February 04, 2022

From unionizing to striking to quitting, employees are taking power into their own hands. Labor organizer Jess Kutch explores the effectiveness of collective bargaining to affect change.

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Dave Eggers: How Can Kids Learn Human Skills in a Tech-Dominated World?

Friday, January 21, 2022

Fiction can serve as a window into multiple realities--to imagine different futures or understand our own past. This hour, author Dave Eggers talks tech, education, and the healing power of writing.

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Ryan Phelan: How gene technology can save species on the brink of extinction

Friday, January 07, 2022

What if we could rescue endangered species before they disappear? Biotech entrepreneur Ryan Phelan explores how genetic engineering tools can save species that would otherwise go extinct.

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Nabiha Saklayen: Could lasers make stem cell therapy available to everyone?

Friday, January 07, 2022

Stem cells have long been heralded as a potential tool to treat illnesses. Nabiha Saklayen explains how it's still early, but scientists are getting closer to turning this vision into a reality.

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Jennifer Doudna: What does CRISPR mean for the future of human evolution?

Friday, January 07, 2022

In 2011, biochemist Jennifer Doudna helped discover the genetic editing tool CRISPR. Today CRISPR is actively deployed in clinical trials with the potential to cure disease—and alter human evolution.

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Amy Webb: A Glimpse Into The Future

Friday, December 17, 2021

This hour, futurist Amy Webb guides us through innovations that give a glimpse into the future of transportation, wellness, tech, commerce, and travel ... and the impacts they'll have on our lives.

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Loretta J. Ross: What if we called people in, rather than calling them out?

Friday, December 03, 2021

How can we have more productive conversations with people we vehemently disagree with? Civil rights activist Loretta J. Ross gives us the tools to call people in—instead of calling them out.

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Adam Grant: Why rethinking our ideas means we're growing

Friday, December 03, 2021

It's easy to stick to our beliefs and much harder to accept views that contradict them. But psychologist Adam Grant argues that rethinking our ideas is good for us—we might even come to enjoy it.

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Bob Inglis: How I changed my mind about climate change

Friday, December 03, 2021

Former GOP congressman Bob Inglis used to believe climate change wasn't real. But after a candid conversation with his children and a hard look at the evidence, he began to change his mind.

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Robin Steinberg: How can the U.S. restructure the unjust cycle of the bail system?

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Nearly half a million Americans are jailed because they can't pay bail. Public defender Robin Steinberg wanted to change that. She created an organization to pay bail for those who can't afford it.

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Emily Oster: Why wasn't the US tracking the spread of COVID-19 in schools?

Friday, November 12, 2021

In summer 2020, parents faced so many unknowns when it came to sending kids to school. Economist Emily Oster describes how she started collecting data nationwide to help parents decide for themselves.

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