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Cool Science Radio | July 28, 2022

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On this week's edition of Cool Science Radio, John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek’s guests include: (01:14) Technology journalist Nate Anderson who advocates for a life of goal-oriented, creative exertion as being more meaningful, he says, than what our technological devices provide us. Anderson shares what 19th-century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche can teach us about joyful living in a tech-saturated world. (25:29) Then, Dr. Saurabh Gombar, founder and chief medical officer at Atropos Health and Adjunct Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine joins the show. His work surrounds making health care more targeted and precise by aggregating millions of anonymized electronic records to instantly inform patient care.

John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.
Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.