12/11/2019 by Rose Eveleth
Today we travel to a future where we can travel through time. Is it possible? Would you kill Hitler? Would it matter? Guests: Annalee Newitz, science journalist and author of The Future of Another Timeline Bryan Méndez, astronomer at UC Berkeley Donna Rose Addis, psychologist at the University of Toronto
Actors: Tamara Krinsky as Dr. Catherine Moore (watch her show Tomorrow’s World Today!) Molly Woodstock as Dr. Brownlow (listen to Molly’s podcast Gender Reveal!) Jim Westrich as Dr. West
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Listen Date: 2020-01-30
- Quite a tame episode. Possibly the most interesting thing in there was the psychological perception of time; and how visualising the process rather than the outcome leads to better grades.
- I guess I have very high expectations for any time travel related things now, after Thief of Time, and all the good Doctor Who episodes, which covered the topics in this so much better.
- I mean, given that Rose gives up on time travel as physically impossible right from the get go in order to focus on the psychological and ethical aspects of changing the present, this episode was really a bit too short to do those things justice compared to what other things have done. But that’s okay, I guess.