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Babbling Barbarians: How Translators Keep Us Civilized

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, David Bellos of Princeton University speaks with Howard Burton about the many nuances of the art of translation, based upon his bestselling book Is That A Fish In Your Ear?, revealing why he believes that translation is "a first step towards civilization.
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2015; 2013
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Apocalypse Then: The First Crusade

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, Jay Rubenstein of The University of Tennessee speaks with Howard Burton about his view of how the First Crusade began: a sudden and widespread belief in the coming Apocalypse, which convinced so many Crusaders to participate in what they believed was the last stages of a divine plan.
Online
2015; 2013
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Our Human Variability: Part 2

In the second part of a two-part Ideas Roadshow discussion, Howard Burton speaks with Stephen Scherer of University of Toronto about his work in autism research, applying our recent understanding of genome-wide copy number variation towards a deeper understanding and treatment of autism.
Online
2015
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The Derveni Papyrus

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, Richard Janko of Michigan speaks with Howard Burton about how the unexpected discovery of a half-burned scroll in 1962 reveals a hidden strain of religious fundamentalism in ancient Athens, and its consequences.
Online
2015; 2013
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Byzantium: Beyond the Cliché

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, Maria Mavroudi of UC Berkeley speaks with Howard Burton about why the Byzantine Empire has been mostly neglected by historians, despite its dominance and accomplishments for more than a millennium.
Online
2015; 2014
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Pants on Fire: The Straight Goods on Lying

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, Martin Jay of UC Berkeley speaks with Howard Burton about how the act of lying can be used as a tool to try to assess what, exactly, we mean by the political, and how the political arena differs from other areas of human endeavor.
Online
2015
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Deconstructing Genius

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, Darrin McMahon of Dartmouth speaks with Howard Burton about historical evolution of genius from Plato to Einstein, examining exceptional individuals while illuminating what our genius mythology reveals about the rest of us.
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2015; 2013
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Battling Protestants

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, David Hollinger of UC Berkeley speaks with Howard Burton about the considerable historical influence of Liberal Protestants in the United States, their rivalry with evangelical counterparts, and the general implications for contemporary American culture.
Online
2015
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The Passionate Historian

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, Sir John Elliott of University of Oxford speaks with Howard Burton about how a chance undergraduate encounter with Spain led to a lifetime love affair, along the way describing how the past influences the present and how the field of history is changing.
Online
2015; 2013
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Ideas Roadshow: Exploring Autism

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, Howard Burton speaks with one of the world's eminent autism researchers, Uta Frith of KCL, about what is both known and unknown about autism. Even the question "What is autism? "turns out to be a surprisingly difficult one to answer, Uta explains.
Online
2015; 2013
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Herculaneum Uncovered

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill of University of Cambridge speaks with Howard Burton about what we know and don't know about life in ancient Herculaneum and Pompeii from centuries of accumulated insights.
Online
2015; 2013
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Autism Part 1: A Genetic Perspective

In the first of a two-part Ideas Roadshow discussion, Howard Burton speaks with Jay Gargus of UC Irvine about the importance of understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms to treat a wide range of genetic disorders.
Online
2015
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Ocean Enlightenment

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, Edie Widder of ORCA speaks with Howard Burton about how she seamlessly combines scientific research in bioluminescence, an educational program for high school students and cutting-edge work to assess environmental degradation of our coastlines.
Online
2015; 2013
14.

The Joy of Mathematics

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, Ian Stewart of Warwick speaks with Howard Burton about captivating tales of networks and trotting horses, easily convincing us that mathematics is much more beautiful and stimulating than many might naively believe.
Online
2015; 2013
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Ideas Roadshow: China-Up Close and Personal

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, Karl Gerth of UCSD speaks with Howard Burton about his personal and professional perspectives of China in a deliberate attempt to bring us a more nuanced and balanced picture of how the country has arrived at its present state and what the future might hold.
Online
2015
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Autism Part 2: A Genetic Perspective

In the second of a two-part Ideas Roadshow discussion, Howard Burton speaks with Jay Gargus of UC Irvine about dispelling myths associated with autism and why advocating for a treatment should be actively pursued. He also illustrates what we can learn from the recent breakthrough in cystic fibrosis research.
Online
2015