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Aug. 29, 2017
BookStiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Scientist: Dr. Jason M. Organ, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, IU School of Medicine

Sept. 26, 2017
BookAlmost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo Naledi and the Discovery that Changed Our Human Story by Lee Berger and John Hawks
Scientist: Dr. Andrew S. Deane, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, IU School of Medicine

Oct. 24, 2017
Book: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
Scientist: Meganne Masko, Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI | Watch the Discussion

November 28, 2017
BookBrain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
Scientist: Dr. Bill Sullivan, Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology, Microbiology and Immunology, IU School of Medicine | Watch the Discussion


January 30, 2018
BookReady Player One by Ernest Cline
Scientist: Matt Powers, School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, and George Takahashi, Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, Purdue University | Watch the Discussion 

Febuary 27, 2018 
BookHidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
Scientist: Kerrie Wilkens-Yel, PhD, School of Education, IU Bloomington | Watch the Discussion

March 27, 2018
BookMaggots, Murder, and Men: Memories and Reflections from a Forensic Entomologist by Dr. Zakaria Erzinclioglu
Scientist: Christine Picard, PhD, Forensic and Investigative Sciences, IUPUI | Watch the Discussion

April 17, 2018
BookIn the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Maté
Scientist: Dan Rusyniak, MD, IU School of Medicine | Watch the Discussion

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
BookFrankenstein by Mary Shelley
Scientist: Robert Pascuzzi, MD, Department of Neurology, IU School of Medicine | Watch the Discussion

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
BookAmerican Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
Scientist: Pat Goodman, Head Animal Curator, Wolf Park | Watch the Discussion

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
BookThe End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World  by Joel K. Bourne
Scientist: Union of Concerned Scientists | Watch the Discussion

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
Book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Scientist: Mark Keisling, DaVinci Pursuit | Watch the Discussion

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
BookThe Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic – and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
Scientist: Tim McFarlane, Lecturer, Indiana University, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health | Watch the Discussion

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
BookBorn to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
Scientist: David Wolfe, Biology Instructor, University of Indianapolis | Watch the Discussion


Jan. 29, 2019 
BookThe Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry
Scientist: Chad Priest, CEO, American Red Cross—Indiana | Watch the Discussion

Feb. 26, 2019 
BookLab Girl by Hope Jahren
Scientists: Amber Mosley, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, IU School of Medicine
Julia Hum, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Physiology, Marian University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Tabitha M. Hardy, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Student Development and Academic Affairs, IUPUI
Patricia Clark, Ph.D. – Lecturer, IUPUI | Watch the Discussion

March 26, 2019
BookZero: the Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seifie
Scientist: Richard Patrick Morton, Ph.D., Mathematical Sciences Professor, IUPUI | Part 1 | Part 2

April 30, 2019
BookThe Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Deborah Blum
Scientist: Guest Pending | Watch the Discussion

May 28, 2019
BookArt and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light by Lenoard Shlain
Scientist: Jessica Reed, Adjunct Professor, Butler University | Part 1Part 2

July 30, 2019 
BookBreaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight before NASA by Amy Shira Teitel
Scientist: Caitlin Sendley, Purdue University | Watch the Discussion

Aug. 27, 2019 
BookStuff Matter: Exploring Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik
Scientist: Matt Sauers, Roche Diagnostics | Watch the Discussion

Sept. 24, 2019 
BookPleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs and the Curious Forces that Make Us Who We Are by Bill Sullivan
Scientist: Bill Sullivan, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine | Watch the Discussion

Oct. 29, 2019 
BookDo Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?: A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain by Timothy Verstynen
Scientist: Dr. Anne Need, Pearl Pathways, LLC | Watch the Discussion

Nov. 26, 2019 
BookWhen Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon by Joshua D. Mezrich
Scientist: Jonathan A. Fridell, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine | Watch the Discussion


Jan. 28, 2020 
Book: And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
Scientist: Dr. Bree A. Weaver, IU School of Medicine |  Watch the Discussion

Feb. 26, 2020 
BookThe Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
Scientist: Dr. Emily L. Gillepsie, Butler University | Watch the Discussion

March 31, 2020
Book: Cyborg Vol. 1: The Imitation of Life (Rebirth) by John Semper and Cyborg Vol. 1: Unplugged by David F. Walker
Guest Expert: Maurice Broaddus, Author, Teacher, and Community Organizer & Dr. Ankur Gupta, Butler University | Watch The Discussion

April 28, 2020 
BookEager: The Surprising Secret Lives of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb
Scientist: Dr. Jennifer Lau, Indiana University

May 26, 2020 
BookThe Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris
Scientist: Sarah Halter, Indiana Medical History Museum | Watch the Discussion

July 28, 2020
Book: Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History by Bill Schutt
Scientist: Ellen D. Ketterson, PhD, Indiana University | Watch the Discussion

Aug. 25, 2020
BookAnimal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, Gorillas on Drugs, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves by Laurel Braitman
Scientist: Brett Kruger, Indy Humane | Watch the Discussion

Sept. 29, 2020
BookA is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup
Guest Expert: Adam Overberg, PharmD, Indiana Poison Center | Watch the Discussion

Oct. 27, 2020
BookWorld War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
Scientist: Chad Priest, American Red Cross-Indiana Region | Watch the Discussion

Nov. 24, 2020
BookPredisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences by John R. Hibbing, et. al. 
Scientist: Amanda Friesen, PhD, IUPUI | Watch the Discussion | Watch the Discussion


January 26, 2021
Book:Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
Guest Experts: Matt Powers, Lecturer, IUPUI School of Informatics & Computing; George Takahashi, Research Programmer, Purdue University Envision Center | Watch the Discussion

February 23, 2021
BookRocket Boys by Homer Hickam
Guest Expert: Erick Tijerino, Propulsion Engineer, Blue Origin | Watch the Discussion

March 30, 2021
BookThe Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte
Scientist: Dr. Jennifer Anné, Paleontologist, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis | Watch the Discussion

April 27, 2021
BookSuperior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini
Scientist: Dr. Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, Associate Professor at IU School of Medicine | Watch the Discussion

May 25, 2021
BookAstrophysics for People in a Hurry by Niel deGrasse Tyson
Scientist: Dr. Andrew Garvin, Associate Professor, IUPUI Dept. of Physics | Watch the Discussion

July 27, 2021
Book: Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects, by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson
Scientist: Dr. Elizabeth Yim Long, Purdue University | Watch the Discussion

August 31, 2021
Book: Entangled Life: How Fungi Make our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures, by Merlin Sheldrake
Scientist: Dr. M Catherine Aime, Purdue University | Watch the Discussion

Sept. 28, 2021
Book: Bloodchild and Other Stories, by Octavia Butler
Scientist: Dr. Leah Milne, University of Indianapolis | Watch the Discussion

Oct. 26, 2021
Book: The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug, by Steffanie Strathdee
Scientist: Steffanie Strathdee, Author | Watch the Discussion

Nov. 30, 2021
Book: Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics, by Richard H. Thaler
Scientist: Dr. Tin-Chun Lin and Dr. Subir Bandyopadhyay, Indiana University Northwest | Watch the Discussion


Jan. 25, 2022
Book: Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach
Scientist: Angela Yang M.Sc, Indianapolis Zoo | Watch the Discussion

Feb. 22, 2022
Book: I Contain MultitudesThe Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong
Scientist: Dr. Bill Sullivan, IU School of Medicine | Watch the Discussion

Mar. 29, 2022
Book: The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Scholar: Jessica Reed, Butler University | Watch the Discussion

Apr. 26, 2022
Book: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Scholar: Autumn Brunelle, Monroe County Parks and Recreation | Watch the Discussion

May 26, 2022 and May 31, 2022
Book: Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Scholars: Roger Hangarter, Indiana University; Christoph Irmscher, Indiana University; Ed Comentale, Indiana University; Jason Kelly, Indiana University | Bloomington Discussion | Indianapolis Discussion

August 30, 2022
Books: You Look Like a Thing and I Love You by Janelle Shane and Hollow Heart by Paul Allor
Scholars: Ankur Gupta, Butler University; Paul Allor, Hollow Heart author | Watch the Discussion

September 27, 2022
Book: Canary in the Coal Mine by William Cooke | Watch the Discussion

October 25, 2022
Book: From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty | Watch the Discussion

November 29, 2022
Book: Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Black Panther by Christopher Priest | Watch the Discussion


Feb. 7, 2023
Book: The Martian by Andy Weir
Scientist: Barrett Caldwell, Purdue University | Watch the Discussion

Feb. 28, 2023
Book: Something Deeply Hidden by Sean Carroll
Scientist: Yogesh Joglekar, IUPUI | Watch the Discussion

Mar. 28, 2023
Book: The Man Who Wasn’t There by Anil Ananthaswamy
Scholar: Bradley Wantz, Healing Through Authenticity | Watch the Discussion

Apr. 25, 2023
Book: The Home Place by J. Drew Lanham
Scholar: Kay Hawthorne, Friends of the White River | Watch the Discussion

May 17, 2023 and May 18, 2023
Book: Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
Scholars: Ed Comentale, Indiana University; Jason Kelly, Indiana University

May 30, 2023
Book: The Motherhood Complex by Melissa Hogenboom
Scholar: Wendy Kline, Purdue University | Watch the Discussion

Aug. 29, 2023
Book: California Burning by Katherine Blunt
Scientist: Gabriel Filippelli, IUPUI, and Rachel Cochran, Specialized Engineering Solutions, Inc. | Watch the Discussion

Sept. 26, 2023
Book: Mathematics for Human Flourishing by Francis Su
Scientist: Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College | Watch the Discussion

Oct. 31, 2023
Book: Dr. Mutter’s Marvels by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
Scholar: Sarah Halter, Indiana Medical History Museum | Watch the Discussion

Nov. 28, 2023
Book: Grunt by Mary Roach
Scholar: Matt Sampson, Sargent 1st Class in the Indiana Army National Guard | Watch the Discussion