In anticipation of releasing new podcasts in 2021, including with Armand Leroi and Alina Chan, I am reposting some of my favorite conversations of the past few years in the last week of 2020. I'm going to count down to the new year here by re-releasing a favorite past episode from the archives of my other podcast homes each day until 2021.
Vagheesh sounds a bit evasive when you asked him about possible political pressures on Indian archaeogenetics research. Two of his India-based co-authors spoke to Indian media clearly contradicting what they had stated in the published papers! . My guess is he is being polite or diplomatic to ensure future collaborations
In Vagheesh Narasimhan related to this guy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasant_Narasimhan? or is Narasimhan as common a name in some corner of India as Yoder is in Amish country?