What Is Life?
Summary: A series of live conversations between writer Carl Zimmer and eight leading thinkers on the question of what it means to be alive. What Is Life? was recorded in front of a live audience at Caveat in New York and is supported by a grant from Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative.
Episode 8. Kate Adamala: Can We Make Life?
Episode 7. Donato Giovannelli: Warm Ponds Or Hellish Vents–Where Did Life Begin?
Episode 6. Steven Benner: How Weird Can Life Get?
Episode 5. Jeremy England: Why Does Life Exist?
Episode 4. Caleb Scharf: How Did Life Begin?
Episode 3. Jim Cleaves: The Origin of Life, from Frankenstein to a Laboratory Spark
Episode 2. Sara Walker: If We Find Alien Life, Will We Even Know It?
Episode 1. Carlos Mariscal: What Do We Mean When We Ask, “What Is Life?”