The Session with Tom Swarbrick

The Session with Tom Swarbrick

By LBC

The Session with Tom Swarbrick will explore the frontier of human ingenuity and endeavour by asking the public’s burning questions about life as we know it. Each episode will explore subjects ranging from who we are and why we are here, to whether time really exists and are we alone in the universe? In his quest for answers, Tom will interview neuroscientists, philosophers, physicists and engineers. With a new topic explored each week, listeners can join Tom on a journey of discovery as he tackles some of the big questions of our time.

Episodes

The People Who Will Change The World: Ariel Ekblaw of the Aurelia Institute

As part of his LBC show, Tom Swarbrick speaks to The People Who Will Change The World, those who are revolutionising the way we live and creating a better future for the human race. In the fourth of this series, Tom speaks Ariel Ekblaw, Director of the Aurelia Institute, a team of researchers and designers preparing humanity to become a thriving spacefaring species.
13/01/23·18m 39s

The People Who Will Change The World: Andrew Steele on the science of ageing

As part of his LBC show, Tom Swarbrick speaks to The People Who Will Change The World, those who are revolutionising the way we live and creating a better future for the human race. In the fourth of this series, Tom speaks to biologist and author Dr Andrew Steele on the science of ageing.
12/01/23·23m 17s

The People Who Will Change The World: Greg Brittles of Tokamak Energy

As part of his LBC show, Tom Swarbrick speaks to The People Who Will Change The World, those who are revolutionising the way we live and creating a better future for the human race. In the third of this series, Tom speaks to Senior Magnet Engineer at Tokamak Energy, Greg Brittles, about their work in developing fusion energy for all.
11/01/23·23m 56s

The People Who Will Change The World: Dr Josh Flack of Mosa Meat

As part of his LBC show, Tom Swarbrick speaks to The People Who Will Change The World, those who are revolutionising the way we live and creating a better future for the human race. In the second of this series, Tom speaks to Mosa Meat's Head of Cell Biology Dr Joshua Flack about their work in developing lab-grown meat.
10/01/23·16m 26s

The People Who Will Change The World: Sir Richard Branson

As part of his LBC show, Tom Swarbrick speaks to The People Who Will Change The World, those who are revolutionising the way we live and creating a better future for the human race. In the first of this series, Tom speaks to Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson about his life of innovation, including Virgin Orbital.
09/01/23·21m 51s

Consciousness (Part 2) with Prof Anil Seth

In this episode of The Session, neuroscientist Professor Anil Seth returns to talk with Tom Swarbrick about his research into consciousness - including how technology is improving our understanding of it.
27/10/22·47m 50s

Mental Wellbeing with Dr Alastair Santhouse

In this episode of The Session, psychiatrist Dr Alastair Santhouse joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about the strong link between our emotional and physical well-being, and what medicine and doctors get wrong in treating poor mental health.
20/10/22·44m 56s

The Human Brain with Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett

In this episode of The Session, neuroscientist Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about her research on our brains and how they create the emotions we experience.
13/10/22·47m 24s

Metacognition with Dr Steve Fleming

In this episode of The Session, cognitive neurologist Dr Steve Fleming joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about metacognition - the science behind self-awareness.
06/10/22·48m 15s

Addiction with Mandy Saligari

In this episode of The Session, addiction therapist Mandy Saligari joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about both psychological and practical ways of fighting addictions.
29/09/22·47m 46s

The Human Senses with Prof Guy Leschziner

In this episode of The Session, neurologist Professor Guy Leschziner returns to speak with Tom Swarbrick about the importance of each of the human senses and how they are connected to each other.
22/09/22·47m 36s

Dopamine with Dr Anna Lembke

In this episode of The Session, psychiatrist Dr Anna Lembke joins Tom Swarbrick to discuss how the chemical dopamine affects our mental health and our emotional state.
15/09/22·45m 2s

Memory (Part 2) with Prof Morgan Barense

In this episode of The Session, neuroscientist Prof Morgan Barense returns to speak with Tom Swarbrick about how we create our memories - and how they change over time.
08/09/22·48m 51s

Panpsychism with Dr Philip Goff

In this episode of The Session, philosopher Dr Philip Goff, joins Tom Swarbrick to discuss his theory of panpsychism - the belief that everything in the universe has a degree of consciousness.
01/09/22·45m 20s

Psychedelic Therapy with Dr Rick Doblin

In this episode of The Session, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Dr Rick Doblin, joins Tom Swarbrick to discuss his pioneering research into the use of psychedelics to treat illnesses.
25/08/22·46m 57s

Exploring Mars with Dr Bruce Banerdt

In this episode of The Session, the principal investigator for NASA's InSight Mars Lander Dr Bruce Banerdt joins Tom Swarbrick to discuss the robot's exciting discoveries below the surface of the Red Planet.
18/08/22·45m 27s

Ancient Civilisations with Graham Hancock

In this episode of The Session, the journalist and author Graham Hancock joins Tom Swarbrick to discuss his research into the origins of human civilisations - and his belief that an entire period of history before the last ice age has been forgotten by his colleagues.
11/08/22·48m 4s

Sleep Disorders with Prof Guy Leschziner

In this episode of The Session, neurologist Professor Guy Leschziner joins Tom Swarbrick to discuss where sleep disorders come from and some of the innovative ways of treating them.
04/08/22·46m 53s

Secret Military Innovation with Sharon Weinberger

In this episode of The Session, journalist Sharon Weinberger joins Tom Swarbrick to discuss her research into the secretive US Government Agency known as DARPA - responsible for radical and sometimes chilling new military technologies.
28/07/22·45m 55s

Evolution with Dr Prosanta Chakrabarty

In this episode of The Session, ichthyologist Dr Prosanta Chakrabarty joins Tom Swarbrick to discuss why he believes humans are not the end of an unfinished story of evolution.
21/07/22·45m 42s

Cults with Dr Janja Lalich

In this episode of The Session, sociologist Dr Janja Lalich joins Tom Swarbrick to discuss how widespread cults are in 21st Century Western society, how they operate, and her own experiences of being a member of one.
14/07/22·46m 30s

Mortality with Dr Sheldon Solomon

In this episode of The Session, social psychologist Dr Sheldon Solomon joins Tom Swarbrick to discuss our sense of mortality and his terror management theory.
07/07/22·45m 31s

Deep Sea Exploration with Kasey Cantwell

In this episode of The Session, Kasey Cantwell from the US Government's National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration joins Tom Swarbrick to discuss the mysteries of what exists and what goes on beneath the waves.
29/06/22·46m 23s

Consciousness with Prof Anil Seth

In this episode of The Session, neuroscientist Professor Anil Seth joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about consciousness, including how our brains compute and help us understand our own experiences.
22/06/22·47m 23s

Tinnitus with Dr Laurence McKenna

In this episode of The Session, clinical psychologist Dr Laurence McKenna joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about the effects of tinnitus - and how it can be treated.
15/06/22·46m 14s

The Human Nervous System with Dr Stephen Porges

In this episode of The Session, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr Stephen Porges joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about his polyvagal theory - which focuses on the connection between our brain and our heart, lungs, and digestive tract.
08/06/22·48m 25s

Time with Dr Heather Dyke

In this episode of The Session, philosopher Dr Heather Dyke joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about how we understand the passage of time - and if time travel could actually be possible.
01/06/22·44m 53s

Artificial Intelligence with Prof Oren Etzioni

In this episode of The Session, AI expert Professor Oren Etzioni joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about how existing technologies are shaping our lives - and what AI technology might be able to achieve in future.
25/05/22·46m 40s

Memory with Prof Morgan Barense

In this episode of The Session, neuroscientist Prof Morgan Barense joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about how our brains create memories and how those memories can change over time.
18/05/22·47m 22s

Space Exploration with Dr Jennifer J. Wiseman

In this episode of The Session, astronomer Dr Jennifer J. Wiseman joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about her work at the Hubble Space Telescope - and the secrets of the universal it reveals.
11/05/22·47m 10s

Psychedelics with Dr Matthew W. Johnson

In this episode of The Session, psychedelics researcher Dr Matthew W. Johnson joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about how and why attitudes towards drugs' medicinal benefits are changing.
04/05/22·45m 1s

Testosterone with Dr Carole Hooven

In this episode of The Session, evolutionary biologist Dr Carole Hooven joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about how testosterone helps define who we are.
27/04/22·47m 17s

The Origin of Life with Dr Sara Walker

In this episode of The Session, astrobiologist Dr Sara Walker joins Tom Swarbrick to talk about how life actually began.
20/04/22·46m 51s
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