Channeling creativity, History of our body’s atoms

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We talk to a neuroscientist about fostering our own creativity. Then, a documentarian takes us through the history behind the atoms that ended up forming our human bodies.

Featured in this Show

  • Why we get our best ideas in the shower

    Do you get your most creative ideas in the shower, or washing dishes, or folding laundry? There’s actually science to back up the idea that letting our minds wander fosters creativity. We talk to a neuroscientist-turned-journalist about this and other ways to boost your creativity.

  • Where did what we're made of… come from?

    We take a journey learning about the history of our body’s atoms — and how they combine to make us who we are as humans.

    Content note: In a response to a question about the creation of elements, Dan said “Once the Big Bang happened, there was a huge amount of oxygen.” He meant to say “hydrogen.” Oxygen was created later in stars.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Richard Sima Guest
  • Dan Levitt Guest

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