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Shobita Parthasarathy & Jack Stilgoe
The Received Wisdom
Are robots racist? Should we regulate gene editing? Have people stopped trusting experts? Does scientific research make the world a more unequal place? The Received Wisdom is a podcast about how to realize the potential of science and technology by challenging the received wisdom. Join Shobita and Jack as they talk to thinkers and doers from around the world about governing science and technology to make the world a better place.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 25 ratings
Superb! Keep it up!
Ramjit Kumar via Apple Podcasts · India · 12/10/19
Shobita and Jack are at the forefront of thinking on the relationships between, science, technology, and society. Each has a clear public voice on a wide range of topics, and a history of commitment to making academic concepts both intelligible and engaged with current debates shaping our...Read full review »
bucketsaway via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/19
Such a promising addition to the resources associated with STS!
Tijs van Maasakkers via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/19
Recent Episodes
Shobita and Jack discuss the Innovation and Competition Act making its way through the US Congress as well as the most up-to-date geopolitics of COVID, including the TRIPS waiver and the "lab leak" theory. And we interview Kate Crawford, a leading scholar on the social and political implications...
Published 06/13/21
In this episode, Jack and Shobita talk about the controversy over making COVID-19 vaccines globally available by waiving the patents, and the recent crash of one of Tesla's "self-driving" cars. And they chat with science journalist Angela Saini about her recent book Superior: The Return of Race...
Published 04/25/21
This month, Jack and Shobita talk about the role of government in both funding and regulating innovation, as well as the politics of vaccine approval as European governments suspended distribution of the AstraZeneca vaccine. And we speak with David Goldston, currently director of MIT's Washington...
Published 03/23/21
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