Curioscity show

Curioscity

Summary: Curioscity: informal, informative, for everyone. Learn alongside Calvin Yeager and many other science-enthusiasts as we delve into topics including viruses, chemistry, biology, technology, and methodology (but ironically, not Scientology).

Podcasts:

 100 - Redwoods (w/ Michael Glore and Lathrop Leonard!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:02

A truly tall episode. Today, we’ll discuss the majesty of the redwood tree and how they contribute to their local ecosystems. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 99 - Salmonella (w/ Edward Miao!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:33

There’s more to Salmonella than just Salmonellosis. What is salmonella? Why is it often related to foodborne illness? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 98 - Innovator Inc(ubator) II (w/ Rachel Kruger!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:14

Many scientists have adapted Hollywood’s traditional “elevator pitch”: a brief, persuasive spiel that you use to spark interest in you, your organization, or your product. Today, we’ll take that elevator pitch to its roots to compete for who can propose a ‘better’ science television show for a non-scientist audience. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 97 - Atomic Orbitals (w/ Adele Musicant!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:56

A common misconception is that electrons orbit the nucleus of an atom, like a planet around the sun. Why is this wrong? What are atomic orbitals? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 96 - Academic Journals (w/ Stanley Maloy!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:58

Scientific progress is fueled by scientific publication. What is a scientific journal? Why do scientists rely on them? Who is responsible for vetting that work? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 95 - Local Government Public Health (w/ Pam Hemminger!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:38

The show has previously spoken with elected officials, but never during a time of a public health crisis. Today, we discuss Chapel Hill’s response to COVID19. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 94 - Governmental Funding for Science in the US (w/ Brian Redder!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:47

Scientific progress costs cold, hard cash. For US governmental agencies, many of which not-for-profit, this money comes from the taxpayer. How does this process work? Is one party more likely to support scientific progress? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. Also, go vote. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 93 - Household Predators (w/ Kyla Garten!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:32

You don’t have to be the big cat to be the top dog. Today, we’ll discuss how our feline friends impact the world and natural world around us. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 92 - Non-Mendelian Genetics (w/ Nate Diehl!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:07

We’ve discussed the concept of the genome and the individual genes that make it up, but this show hasn’t yet delved into how that blueprint expresses you. Today, we discuss exceptions to what Gregor Mendel discovered. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 91 - Mendelian Genetics (w/ Spencer Nystrom!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:31

We’ve discussed the concept of the genome and the individual genes that make it up, but this show hasn’t yet delved into how that blueprint expresses you. Today, we discuss genetics and the early scientist Gregor Mendel. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 90 - Science in Movies IV (w/ Allison Williams and TJ Russell!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:10

It is common to be exposed to topics involving science in school, but this rarely is made as exciting as watching a sci-fi film. What creative liberties do filmmakers take to make their masterpiece, and what do they get right?  Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 89 - Arthropod Vectors (w/ Helen Lazear!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:33

Ticks and mosquitos, everyone’s favorite arthropods. Why do these organisms tend to have a bad rap to humanity? Why are they potential disease-carrying vectors? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 88 - Book Club I (w/ Molly Rathbun!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:12

Yet another long promised episode! Curioscity’s inaugural book club starts with an important piece of literature: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. Who was Henrietta Lacks, and how does she outweigh hundreds of millions of people today in mass? How did she contribute to the discussion of body autonomy and medical rights? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 87 - Computer Guts (w/ Archer Harmony!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:08

Just what the heck makes my computer do computey stuff? Is there anything inside of the box responsible for loading my Friendster and Myspace pages? Does this episode justify having a laptop on the season 2 artwork? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.

 86 - The Kidneys (w/ Zachary Billman!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:26

The kidneys: indispensable for life as animals know it. What are organs? Why do we need them? What are kidneys? How are they different than kidney beans? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

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