Season Two - Episode Three: "Kinds"

As our guest this episode, philosopher Stewart Umphrey, writes, “Our everyday understanding of natural things presupposes that their reality does not depend on how we regard them, and that the way we ordinarily regard them is heuristically if not cognitively valuable.” Join us as we explore natural kinds in our continued attempt to determine whether “race” is really a thing, and what makes things things in the first place.

Season Two - Episode Two: "Things"

Season Two - Episode One: "Differences"

Season Two - Episode One: "Differences"

How deep do the categories we use to navigate the world go? Are they more transient than we normally think? In episode one of the new season, Ben and Aaron lay the groundwork for the series "Race: Is That a Thing?"

In this episode we meet Armand Marie Leroi, Prof. of Evolutionary Developmental Genetics at Imperial College, London, who caused a stir regarding "race" 13 years ago with a controversial op-ed piece in the New York Times.