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Leonard Mlodinow

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Biography:

Dr. Leonard Mlodinow is a theoretical physicist and author and was on the faculty of­ the California Institute of Technology. His most recent book is The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos. His book, Subliminal: How Our Unconscious Mind Rules Our Behavior, won the 2013 PEN/Wilson award as best literary science book. His book The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, was a New York Times notable book of the year. The Grand Design, co-authored with Stephen Hawking, was a #1 best seller. He is also the co-author, with Deepak Chopra, of War of the Worldviews: Science and Spirituality. Dr. Mlodinow has also written for the series MacGyver, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Past Shows:

Explosion of Science/ Biblical Mythos

In the first half of the show, Leonard Mlodinow, an author with a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, talked about the explosion of science in the last 50 years and how it's propelling us into a fascinating new future.

In the latter half, paranormal investigator, author, and publisher of Intrepid Magazine, More »

Host: George Noory

Trajectory of Science

With a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from UC Berkeley, Leonard Mlodinow is the co-author with Stephen Hawking of the best-seller A Briefer History of Time. He discussed the trajectory of modern science from primitive tool making to modern quantum mechanics.

First hour guest, President and CEO of the International... More »

Host: George Noory

The Subliminal Mind

Physicist and author Leonard Mlodinow discussed his work on the power of the subliminal, and how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world. According to him, all judgments and perceptions reflect the workings of our mind on two levels: the conscious, of which we are aware, and the unconscious, which is hidden from us.... More »

Host: George Noory

Unconscious Mind

Physicist Leonard Mlodinow joined John B. Wells for an eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our perception of the world. In the first hour, avian flu expert Gary Ridenour provided an update on the controversial CDC-NIH... More »

Host: John B. Wells

Debate: Science vs. Spirituality

Caltech physicist Leonard Mlodinow and spiritual leader Deepak Chopra faced off in a passionate but respectful debate, addressing some of the most fundamental questions that have intrigued humanity for hundreds of years.

First hour guests, 'Ghostbuster Gals' More »

Host: George Noory

Saints & Spells

A student of the magical arts since childhood, Judika Illes discussed beings that can offer both physical assistance and spiritual guidance. Known as saints in some traditions and mystics & sages in others, she shared both the history and current ways these beings can be used to help such situations as illness, and unemployment.... More »

Host: George Noory

Cosmology & the Universe

Caltech physicist Leonard Mlodinow discussed his current work with Stephen Hawking on the grand design of the universe and two central questions-- where does the universe come from, and why are the laws of nature what they are? Hawking's theories and the latest research in physics were used to answer those questions.

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Host: George Noory

Probability & Randomness

Physicist and author Leonard Mlodinow discussed his exploration into probability and randomness and showed how our lives are more shaped by chance than some may expect.

Detailing his findings, he explained, "I'm not saying that the world is completely random. I'm saying that randomness is a component that we... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

The Influence of Randomness

Appearing in the middle two hours, physicist and writer Leonard Mlodinow spoke about his recent studies on randomness, and the influence it has in our daily lives. The title of his new book, The Drunkard's Walk, refers to the idea that we often end up getting to places through a meandering pathway. Randomness takes the form of unplanned or unpredictable events, which can end up greatly... More »

Host: George Noory
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