Got Science? Podcast

From the brains of scientists to your ears

Hosts: Colleen MacDonald, Seth D. Michaels, Shreya Durvasula, and Luis Castilla
Photo: Audrey Eyring

Get your science on with the new podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Our hosts take on technology, attacks on science, climate change, and more, as they channel the power of science to make the world a better place.

Episode 48: A Dreamer’s Tale: Soil Microbes, Climate Change, and Being an Undocumented Scientist

December 11, 2018

PhD candidate Evelyn Valdez-Ward talks about her family’s story, her research on soil and climate, and her experience mentoring younger students.

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Episode 47: Why California Has the Worst Air Pollution and What Can Be Done

November 27, 2018

Los Angeles native Prof. Edward Avol talks about the impacts of pollution on children—and why it’s so important to “keep on pushing” for strong clean air standards.

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Episode 46: The Broccoli Backstory: Dr. Ricardo Salvador Explains the System Behind the Supermarket

November 13, 2018

Agricultural scientist Dr. Ricardo Salvador tells the story of how our food really gets to the grocery store, and discusses the urgent need for a sustainable and equitable food system.

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Episode 45: Geoengineering: Scarier than a Zombie Apocalypse?

October 30, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, an episode that’ll scare the daylights out of you. Frank Keutsch joins us to explain what geoengineering is, why it isn’t a magic fix for climate change, and why we still need to greatly reduce CO2 emissions.

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Episode 44: Why Science Needs Your Vote in the Midterm Elections

October 15, 2018

Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy, goes over some of the key issues facing science, and how your vote in the upcoming midterm elections can help.

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Episode 43: Offshore Wind Turbines: An Ocean of Clean Energy Opportunity

October 2, 2018

Energy analyst John Rogers tells us all about offshore wind, its clean energy benefits and why offshore wind is more feasible than ever before.

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Episode 42: Battered, Betrayed, but Not Beaten: Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

September 18, 2018

Climate Scientist Juan Declet-Barreto teaches us about community and resilience a year after Maria.

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Episode 41: Electric Buses: The People’s Electric Vehicle

September 4, 2018

Dr. Jimmy O’Dea talks about a future with electric buses, trucks, and other heavy duty vehicles, and the positive impact they will have on global warming emissions.

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Episode 40: Getting Excited About Energy: Expanding Renewables in the US

August 21, 2018

Energy expert Paula Garcia talks about the growth of renewable energy across the globe and in the United States.

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Episode 39: How Climate Change Affects Your Mental Health

August 7, 2018

Dr. Joel Nigg, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor at Oregon Health and Sciences University, discusses his research into the mental health impacts of climate change.

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