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Are you searching for great stories to ignite your curiosity, teach you to perform better in life and career, inspire your mind, and make you laugh along the way? In this science podcast, Dr. Marie McNeely introduces you to the brilliant researchers behind the latest scientific discoveries. Join us as they share their greatest failures, most staggering successes, candid career advice, and what drives them forward in life and science. Our website with show notes]] Greetings science fans! We’r ...
 
A mysterious crime is being plotted in a tiny garret above a dilapidated apartment building in St Petersburg in Russia. The plotter, Rodion Raskolinikov, is a poor student who has delusions of ridding the world of “worthless vermin” and counter balancing these crimes with good deeds. He commits a murder to test his own theories and prove that crime comes naturally to the human species. Crime and Punishment is a path-breaking novel of ideas that changed the course of novel writing in the 20th ...
 
Sixty-three essays on a variety of topics as wide apart as Family Life in America, Opera Synopses, Bigamy, International Finance and many more, Love Conquers All by Robert Benchley strangely enough does not touch upon romance at all! However, these delightful notes provide hours of browsing pleasure for young and old readers alike. Robert Benchley was a well-known humorist and newspaper columnist, radio and television presenter, actor, scriptwriter and broadcaster. He is also credited with c ...
 
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Dr. Jess Adkins is a Professor of Geochemistry at California Institute of Technology. Jess is an oceanographer who studies the history of the earth's climate. He is working to understand the inner workings of the earth's climate system by studying long-term shifts in climate that are documented in the chemical, biological, and geological records of…
 
Michigan is in the middle of the worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 surge. Other Upper Midwest states are seeing an uptick in cases, as well. While it seems like there is a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, we are at serious risk of causing more death and destruction and prolonging the lockdown due to a combination of stupidity, misinformation and…
 
We appear to be entering a new political era in America where Reagan's lie that "government is the problem" and Clinton's declaration that "big government is over" is finally coming to an end. Good Riddance! After decades of cruel, inhumane and unjust economic policies that favored cutting government services, redistributing wealth upwards, and alw…
 
Dr. Herbert Geller is a Senior Investigator in the Developmental Neurobiology Section and Head of the Office of Education at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The Geller lab investigates why people don't recover from central nervous system injuries including spinal cord injuries. They are working on…
 
Aaron Sorkin is one of our most celebrated and influential playwrights and screenwriters whose plays, films and television work include A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Sports Night, The Newsroom, The Social Network, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs. Before the pandemic, his stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, starring Jeff Da…
 
April 2nd, 1921, is the 100th birthday of Michael's mother, Veronica Moore. If you've ever wondered how Michael Moore turned out to be, well, Michael Moore, start with her as he reveals (mostly) all. The trial of the former police officer who killed George Floyd has been taking place in Minneapolis this week. The horrific footage of the life being …
 
On Thursday, March 25th, Ron Weiser, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, described the 3 top elected women in Michigan - Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson - as “the three witches.” And when asked about how Republicans can remove from office the two Michigan Republican Congressmen w…
 
Dr. Anna Frebel is the Silverman Family Career Development Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As an astrophysicist, Anna spends her time working with students, reviewing and analyzing data on the computer, and occasionally traveling to telescopes for observing time. Her research focuses on identifying and study…
 
On Tuesday, March 23rd, when a young American man went on a shooting rampage at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, killing 10 people, it marked the 7th mass shooting in America in the last 7 days. Maybe life is getting back to normal in the U.S.? March 23rd was also the 18-year anniversary of Michael Moore winning the Academy Award for "Bowling Fo…
 
Sign-up for Michael Moore's email list! https://forms.gle/1wmxdZmdAZQ4yMkZA ***** In 1987, Michael Moore exclusively interviewed Ronald Ebens, the former Chrysler autoworker who, along with his laid-off autoworker stepson, brutally beat a Chinese-American man named Vincent Chin to death with a baseball bat in Detroit 5 years earlier. A witness hear…
 
Dr. Jack Schultz is a Professor in Plant Sciences and Director of the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri. Jack is interested in understanding why insects and other animals don't consume all of the plants in the world. In his research, Jack has examined chemical defenses of plants and also chemical signaling in plants that can b…
 
Sign-up for Michael Moore's email list....big news coming soon! https://forms.gle/1wmxdZmdAZQ4yMkZA ***** One of the most important pieces of legislation in recent American history is in front of the U.S. Senate right now. It may determine whether we are able to maintain and strengthen voting rights in America, or whether Republicans will continue …
 
The political winds have shifted in America over the past few years, and it is blowing in a very progressive direction. The moderate, centrist Joe Biden is not an ideologue who came into office to lead America left -- but he is following the will of the people, and the people want a government that is responsive to their needs, ends this pandemic, …
 
Dr. Lily Wang is a Professor of Architectural Engineering in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Development in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Lily's research is in the field of architectural acoustics, which helps us understand …
 
In our final installment from the Rumble 25 million download live special, Michael is joined by comedian and podcaster Katie Halper to expose the concept of "Woke-washing," the press letting its guard down during the Biden administration, and the centrist Democrats' weaponization of identity politics and civility politics. Next, Mike and Katie are …
 
Dr. Peter Crane is the Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Professor of Botany at Yale University. Much of Peter’s work has involved studying fossil plants, particularly plants from about 130 million years ago, to find out what they tell us about plant evolution and the evolution of flowering plants. Pe…
 
Anand Giridharadas is one of the world’s most thoughtful and persuasive writers and thinkers and was one of our favorite guests when this podcast first started in the final days of 2019. He joined us last week during our celebration of Rumble surpassing 25 million downloads. He and Michael discuss the first several weeks of the Biden administration…
 
On Monday, March 1st, the "Rumble with Michael Moore" podcast surpassed 25 million downloads. To celebrate, we recorded a special livestream episode of Rumble on YouTube with some of our favorite guests from the first 14 months, which we are sharing in multiple parts. In this episode, Michael is first joined by Emmy Award-winning actor, Michigander…
 
On Monday, March 1st, the Rumble with Michael Moore podcast surpassed 25 million downloads. To celebrate, we recorded a special livestream episode of Rumble on YouTube with some of our favorite guests from the first 14 months which we will now share here in 4 parts. Up first: Roger Waters and Rep. Rashida Tlaib! In this episode, Michael kicks off t…
 
Dr. Yasmin Hurd is Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics as well as the Ward-Coleman Chair in Translational Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York. She is also Director of the Center for Addictive Disorders in the Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System. Yasmin studies the brain and addiction…
 
Rumble with Michael Moore is about to surpass 25 million downloads! To celebrate we will be doing a livestream episode of Rumble on YouTube on Monday, March 1st at 8pm ET. Subscribe to Michael Moore's YouTube Page & set a reminder to join Monday's livestream! https://youtu.be/vmvLtXtu7tA *********** Michael Moore received his second dose of the Cov…
 
The violent, insurrectionist, January 6th mob attempting to overturn the election results are part of a long line of a reactionary and white supremacist elements within American politics who will resort to violence or chicanery when they don't get their way electorally. They are now at the center of the Republican party and we will have to deal wit…
 
Dr. George Hajishengallis is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Through his research, George is trying to understand how the immune system interacts with oral bacteria. He is curious about why you see destruction of gums and the bone that supports the teeth in some people. They…
 
Between the stupid disaster occurring in Texas to the continuing stupid rampage of Covid-19 to the death of S. Rush Limbaugh, it's been a banner week for enforced ignorance and prideful stupidity in America. Michael Moore makes the connection between the unique strain of American idiocy, the never-ending addiction to the myths about the "free marke…
 
Charles Blow is a columnist at the New York Times, and commentator on CNN and the author of a new book, "The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto." His voice is like no other in the media. He joins Michael to discuss the problem with lumping together "people of color," why political attempts at "unity" have often been at the expense of and to th…
 
Dr. John Whyte is the Founding Director and Institute Scientist Emeritus at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), as well as the Founding Director of the Responsiveness Program at the Drucker Brain Injury Center at MossRehab. The goal of John’s research is to help people perform the tasks and roles they are interested in doing, regardl…
 
Michael is joined by the director and co-writer of "Judas and the Black Messiah" Shaka King , a long with Fred Hampton Jr., to discuss the U.S. government assassination of Black Panther Party leaders Fred Ham p ton and Mark Clark in 1969, how much (or little) progress has been made by Black Americans since then, why Fred Hampton was seen as a threa…
 
On Day 3 of the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, the Democratic impeachment managers unveiled stunning and maddening video proof of the violent, insurrectionist mob being instigated by Trump and showing their lethal and deadly actions and intentions. Footage we've never seen before of Senators running for their lives was among the evidence…
 
After first being drafted in 1923 by two leaders of the women’s suffrage movement and then finally being passed by Congress in 1972, the century-long struggle to have the Equal Rights Amendment ratified and gender-equality enshrined in the U.S. Constitution is finally on the brink of succeeding. That's because in 2020, the state of Virginia became …
 
Dr. Amy Vollmer is Professor and Department Chair of Biology at Swarthmore College. Amy is interested in understanding how bacteria sense and respond to their environment. In addition to her research, she is passionate about teaching through her classroom lectures and public science literacy efforts. Family is really important for Amy, and she like…
 
We are in an age of mass confusion, political instability, and social distrust. Even within many families, there's a sense that we are living on different planets, with different realities, competing sets of facts, and values and beliefs that directly contradict one another. So how do we, as a species, go about living together when we don't trust, …
 
When President Biden moved into the White House, one of the changes to the Oval Office included removing a massive portrait of President Andrew Jackson and replacing it with a portrait of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In the weeks leading up to being sworn in, Biden and his team studied biographies of Roosevelt in the hopes of emulating the bold…
 
Dr. Luke O'Neill is Professor and Chair of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. He is also an author of three popular science books, including the recently released book Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here's the Science: A Scientist's Guide to the Biggest Challenges Facing Our Species Today. In addition, Lu…
 
100,000 Americans have died since New Year's Day due to the coronavirus. The decades-long planned bombardment of the federal government, started by Ronald Reagan and completed by Donald Trump, has left us with a feckless, confused, and backwards response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fortunately, we have a new, Democratic administration trying to fix t…
 
The Democrats are now in control of the White House, and have majorities in the House and the Senate and have several massive emergencies they were elected to deal with. However, as Republicans made clear when Obama was President, and with the GOP turning even more nefarious since then, they will ruthlessly try to stymie the Biden administration no…
 
Dr. Cassandra Extavour is a Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. Scientifically, Cassandra spends her time examining the evolution of embryonic development. Her lab seeks to understand how genes direct cells during development to become different kinds of cells. They…
 
It's over. It's finally fucking over. Donald Trump's presidency is finished. On Inauguration Day 2021, Mike takes us back to Inauguration eve 2017, hours before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as President, where he read Langston Hughes' very timely 1935 poem "Let America Be America Again" at 3AM in a Washington D.C. hotel room. Mike recounts that …
 
Dr. Aleix Martinez is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Computational Biology and Cognitive Science Laboratory at the Ohio State University. He is also affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Engineering and to the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. The work in Aleix's lab focuses on…
 
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