What is Life? A Podcast Series from Carl Zimmer


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Carl Zimmer

This week we welcome science writer Carl Zimmer to the show. As Zimmer often writes about life, he has been wondering about the concept of life and if there is a way to properly define it. To shed some light on the matter, he recently hosted a series of live conversations with some leading thinkers on life—including chemists, physicists, and a philosopher . Supported by a grant from Science Sandbox, these conversations are now available as a podcast of seven episodes called “What is Life?” Zimmer joins us to discuss the concept of life, shares with us some insights from his guests and even reveals how his thinking about life changed based on these conversations.


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