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A podcast from Useful Science

Useful Science

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46 Episodes • Released Fortnightly

46 Episodes • Released Fortnightly

A podcast from Useful Science

Useful Science

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46 Episodes • Released Fortnightly

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Science is useful, but its usefulness isn't always obvious. In this podcast we dive deep into scientific research to figure out how the science was done, what was discovered, and how you can use it to improve your life.

Latest Episode

25 Aug 2020 • 52 mins

41: Social Justice

https://www.usefulscience.org/podcast/41This episode examines the difficult issues that surround diversity, injustice, and trust. Multiple studies in the United States and Europe found that more ethnic diversity in residential settingis is associated with lower trust among neighbors. And an analysis from 2011 found that many African regions that were raided during the transatlantic slave trade developed cultures of distrust, which can still reverberate in the day-to-day interactions of people who inhabit these areas.Music by Solomon Krause-Imlach.Follow us @usefulsci or email us at podcast@usefulscience.org. Show Notes Ethnic Diversity and Social Trust: A Narrative and Meta-Analytical ReviewThe Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa