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David appears regularly on NPR and BBC to discuss science.  Listen to some recent appearances here:

  • Michio Kaku’s Science Fantastic – upcoming
  • Suspended In Air: Italo Calvino, BBC Radio 3, Sunday Feature, June 3, 2012 Podcast
  • World Service, BBC Radio 4, May 26, 2012
  • BBC Radio 5, Richard Bacon, May 24, 2012: Podcast
  • Night Waves, BBC Radio 3, May 24, 2012: Podcast
  • David Sirota Show, AM760 - Colorado, September 30, 2011: Podcast
  • Day 6, hosted by Brent Bambury, CBC, September 23, 2011: Podcast
  • Big Picture Science, SETI Institute Radio - August 29, 2011: Podcast
  • Shrink Rap Radio, August 12, 2011: Podcast
  • Brain Science Podcast, hosted by Dr. Ginger Campbell, July 11, 2011: Podcast
  • The Conversation, hosted by Ross Reynolds, KUOW, June 28, 2011: Podcast
  • The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC, June 6, 2011: Podcast
  • The Forum, Apr 23, 2011: Podcast
  • Science Weekly, Apr 10, 2011: Podcast
  • Start of the Week, Apr 4, 2011: Podcast
  • Nature Podcast, April 2011: Podcast
  • Fresh Air, hosted by Terry Gross, National Public Radio, May 31, 2011: Podcast
  • Radiolab, hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, March 8, 2011: PodcastPublic Radio
  • Radiolab, hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, September 20, 2010: Podcast
  • Radiolab, hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, July 27, 2009: Podcast
  • BBC World Service, June 24, 2010: Podcast
  • All in the Mind, hosted by Natasha Mitchell, Australian Broadcasting Corportaion, 20 June 2009: Podcast
  • The Interview, BBC World Service, 12 June, 2009: Podcast
  • Late Night Live with Philip Adams, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2009: Podcast
  • All Things Considered, Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, May 18, 2009: Podcast
  • Front Row, BBC Radio 4, April 24, 2009: Podcast
  • On Point with Tom Ashbrook, National Public Radio: Podcast
  • Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio, Feb 17, 2009: Podcast
  • All in the Mind, BBC Radio 4, July 22, 2008: Podcast

From the Blog

  • Discussing dreaming with Henry Rollins
    Discussing dreaming with Henry Rollins

    I recently spent an evening speaking at the Rubin Museum in NYC with punk rock legend, writer, and spoken word artist Henry Rollins.  We discussed the origin, meaning, neuroscience, and bizarreness of dreams. 

  • Possibilianism at PopTech
    Possibilianism at PopTech

    I recently spoke at PopTech on the limits of science, the problems of false dichotomies, and my new movement of possibilianism. See the video.

  • Profile in The New Yorker
    Profile in The New Yorker

    I had the pleasure of being profiled by my favorite magazine, The New Yorker.  Read the article here.

  • Why public dissemination of science matters
    Why public dissemination of science matters

    Communicating science to the public can take time away from a busy research career. So why should scientists do it? I offer a manifesto of six reasons in the Journal of Neuroscience. 

Newsflashes

SUM at the Royal Opera House

ROHSUM has been turned into an opera at the Royal Opera House in London (Composer: Max Richter, Director: Wayne McGregor). The London Evening Standard hails the opera as "immersive, meditative and sweetly fascinating". Read about the background of the collaboration in Wired.

SUM is Book of the Year: Chicago Tribune

SUM was chosen as the best book of 2009 by Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer-winning literary critic Julia Keller.

Emily Blunt reads for the Sum audio book

Hear the actress Emily Blunt (Young Victoria, Devil Wears Prada) read "The Cast" from Sum. She is one of the dozens of terrific actors who read for the audio book.

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