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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.