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Grok ScienceThe Groks Science Show is a weekly science radio program and podcast produced in Baton Rouge, LA, Chicago, IL and Tokyo, Japan.

Each week, the hosts, Dr. Charles Lee, Dr. Frank Ling, and Samantha Thomas take an in-depth look at recent events in the world of science and technology, and examine the effects of recent discoveries on our daily lives.

Each episode features an interview with a leading scientist, researcher, or industrialist discussing stimulating work in their field. The show often includes a humorous and entertaining segment; plus the world famous question of the week!


Grok Science Show Show Archive:

Apollo Legacy -— Groks Science Show 2019-07–10

Wednesday 10th July 2019

The 50th anniversary of the first landings on the moon mark a notable landmark in the technological achievements of humanity. But, what is the legacy of the Apollo missions? On this episode, Dr. Roger Launius discussed the legacy of the moon landings.


Language Death -— Groks Science Show 2019-07–03

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

What happens when a language dies? What happens to the culture and history of the speakers of that language? On this episode, Prof. Don Kulick discussed his book, A Death in The Rainforest.


Sky Fire -— Groks Science Show 2019-06–26

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Meteoric impacts are extremely frequent events on the earth, so much so that the next one might completely destroy the planet. On this episode, Gordon L. Dillow discussed these events in his book, Fire in the Sky.


Generic Drugs -— Groks Science Show 2019-06–19

Wednesday 19th June 2019

Generic drugs are a ubiquitous part of the pharmaceutical market, but do they deliver the same effects? On this episode, Ms. Katherine Eban discussed problems with generic drug manufacturing.


Creative Evolution -— Groks Science Show 2019-06–12

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Creativity and evolution may seem to be two completely different ideas, but what can the theory of evolution teach us about the creative process? On this episode, Dr. Andreas Wagner discussed his book, Life Finds a Way.


Number Universe -— Groks Science Show 2019-06–05

Wednesday 5th June 2019

Can advances in theoretical math explain fundamental problems in physics and can experimental physics ever test some of these purely mathematical theories? On this episode, Graham Farmelo discussed his book, The Universe Speaks in Numbers.


Animal Symphony -— Groks Science Show 2019-05–29

Wednesday 29th May 2019

The bond shared with animals defines much of what makes us human, but how can empathy and shared destinies with animals affect our physical, mental, and societal health? On this episode, Dr. Ayshar Akhtar discussed our symphony with animals?


Walking Life -— Groks Science Show 2019-05–22

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Walking may be one of the unique aspects of humanity is our ability for bipedal walking. But, how has our modern lifestyle affected this uniquely human ability? On this episode. Antonia Malchik discussed a Walking Life.


Scientific Attitude -— Groks Science Show 2019-05–15

Wednesday 15th May 2019

Scientific findings are under increasing attack from pseudoscientific views. Why does this persist and what can be done to address this issue? On this episode, Lee C. McIntyre discussed the scientific attitude.


Evolutionary View -— Groks Science Show 2019-05–08

Wednesday 8th May 2019

The theory of evolution can be applied to many aspects of human life, not just the genetic. On this episode, David Sloan Wilson discussed this view of life.