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Why Time Flies

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Tuesday, we’re taking a scientific and philosophical look at “time.” If you’ve ever sat through an hour-long meeting that lasted forever, or watched a child grow up in the blink of an eye, you know that time isn’t just a quantifiable measurement. New Yorker science staff writer Alan Burdick says that writing a book about time was actually like “peering into the bottom of existence.” He joins Doug to talk about the clock, our relationship to it, and “Why Time Flies.”

Alan Burdick is a staff writer for The New Yorker, and frequent contributor to magazine's science and technology blog ElementsHis book is called Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation. [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]