About Time

About Time

A 5-episode probe of our complex relationship with time – from how we think and talk about it, to how we experience it. Separating scientific truth from social construction to understand what it truly means to live with time.... Show More

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August 19, 2019 27 min

Since we can’t prove that time physically exists, it must live somewhere inside the human mind. With the help of neuropsychologist Marc Wittmann, this episode takes a closer look at subjective time — the time we ‘feel’ — to see how our brains create our sense of time, and why it’s constantly speeding up and slowing down.This episode in brief1. How we are able to perceive time | 02:30Time processing plays a role in almost all aspect... Read more

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July 23, 2019 21 min

Time is seen as part of the fundamental grammar of the world. Yet there is little evidence proving it actually exists. With the help of quantum physicist Carlo Rovelli, this episode seeks to mop up some of the biggest misconceptions surrounding time — exploring the theories and hypotheses shaping our current scientific understanding of it.This episode in brief1. Absolute Newtonian time | 03:00We often think of time as a substa... Read more

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June 24, 2019 29 min

“Time” is the most frequently used noun in the English language. But what are we actually talking about when we talk about time? This episode looks at time representations and referencing systems used by different cultures, to explore how far language can shape how we think about time. This episode in brief:1. The spatial language of time | 03:45Many cultures use the graphical model of space to understand time, but there are some p... Read more

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