blunt-science: Dan Falk is the author of The…


Dan Falk is the author of The Science of Shakespeare which delves into the history of science’s relationship with Shakespeare’s work. He is also a broadcaster and science journalist whose writing credits include Scientific American, New Scientist, Smithsonian, NBC, The LA Times, the Boston Globe, Sky News and Nature, just to name a few.

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“It is so often the case in science that first you have an argument, then people call you crazy, and then eventually it just becomes the established truth.“⠀

Today, Konner and Dan discuss a lot about his latest book, The Science of Shakespeare, which examines how Shakespeare’s work was influenced by the science of his time. As well as how other great writers were altered by the science of their time too, like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, for example.⠀

They discuss greatness and whether it comes from the time you were born, or something else. Lastly, the guys chat about why we all should get out of our comfort zones a little, by crossing into other subject matters, whether it be scientific or artistic, and how that might benefit us.

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