About John Weston

John Weston is a freelance writer living in Finland.

Twitter: @johnwphd.
Email: john.weston.media@gmail.com

NBN Episodes hosted by John:

Robin Ince, "The Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity" (Atlantic Books, 2021)

November 23, 2021

The Importance of Being Interested

Robin Ince
Hosted by John Weston

Multi-award-winning comedian and author Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage …

Tony Nader, "One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness: Simple Answers to the Big Questions of Life" (Penguin Random House, 2021)

November 8, 2021

One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness

Tony Nader
Hosted by John Weston

Tony Nader, MD, PhD, a medical doctor trained at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD in neuroscience) and globally recog…

Brian Greene, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe" (Random House, 2020)

June 2, 2020

Until the End of Time

Brian Greene
Hosted by John Weston

Brian Greene is a Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he is the Director of the Institute for S…

David Adger, "Language Unlimited: The Science Behind Our Most Creative Power" (Oxford UP, 2019)

February 4, 2020

Language Unlimited

David Adger
Hosted by John Weston

David Adger is Professor of Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London. He has served as President of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain…

John H. McWhorter, "The Creole Debate" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

August 14, 2018

The Creole Debate

John H. McWhorter
Hosted by John Weston

John H. McWhorter is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He has written academic books on creole linguis…

Kathryn Woolard, "Singular and Plural: Ideologies of Linguistic Authority in Twenty-First Century Catalonia" (Oxford UP, 2016)

March 6, 2018

Singular and Plural

Kathryn Woolard
Hosted by John Weston

Kathryn Woolard is Professor Emerita and Research Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. She has authored seminal works…

Alessandro Duranti, "The Anthropology of Intentions: Language in a World of Others" (Cambridge UP, 2015)

September 26, 2017

The Anthropology of Intentions

Alessandro Duranti
Hosted by John Weston

Alessandro Duranti is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, where he served as Dean of Social Sciences from 2009-2016. In his book The Anth…