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:

 70 - Capsaicin (w/ Aaron Griffing!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:28

Let’s sink our teeth into some pepper lore. It’s gonna be a spicy episode, we’re gonna warm up and listen to Under the Bridge (despite being a little chili), we’re gonna talk about whether or not we believe in ghost peppers, we’re gonna feel hot hot hot. Capsaicin. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 69 - Nitrogen Fixation (w/ Rachel Kruger!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:38

Just what is this seventh element on the periodic table? Why is nitrogen so important to life? Why do plants require a long-term relationship with microorganisms to enjoy nitrogen? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 68 - Gene Editing (w/ Josh Yoder!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:32

There are many different ways to treat disease, but this show has not yet discussed gene therapy. What is a gene? What is gene therapy? What kind of diseases could be impacted by gene therapy? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 67 - Science in Movies III (w/ Allison Williams and TJ Russell!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:51

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.

 66 - Simple Machines (w/ Adele Musicant!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:39

Fundamental physical properties govern our lives and how our world operates. Today, we will discuss simple machines and how they have contributed to human advancement. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 65 - Mitochondrial DNA (w/ Jessica Warren!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:24

There’s one place you can find DNA within your own cells that isn’t the nucleus. What are mitochondria? Why do they have DNA and why don’t all mitochondria throughout the world have the same genes? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 64 - Protein Structure I (w/ Shannon Speer!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:32

After an episode about lipids and nucleic acids, it’s time to forget about sugars and talk about my favorite bio-molecules: proteins. What are amino acids? What are some protein functions? Why do proteins’ structure often inform their function? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 63 - The RNA Earth Hypothesis (w/ Allison Williams!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:52

It’s time to go deeper than the anthropological record. Long before ferns, salamanders, and Sam Raimi, there were precursor molecules that would eventually lead to life. What is the RNA earth hypothesis? How could the complexities of life have started? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 62 - Bringing a Drug to Market (w/ Josh Yoder!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:32

This podcast has discussed science and impacts of scientific discovery for one year now. We haven’t yet discussed how a laboratory, university, government, or company is capable of bringing a helpful small molecule to market. How does one bring a drug to market? Is it a simple process? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 61 - Malaria (w/ TJ Russell!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:05

Carried by throngs of buzzing mosquitoes, the malaria parasite contributes significantly to global morbidity and mortality. Today, we’ll discuss the definition of a parasite, what malaria is, and how Disney fought the good fight. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 60 - Zoonosis (w/ Crystal Mendoza!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:30

While today’s research often has a bias of being primarily for the benefit of humankind, there are many pathogens that negatively affect other organisms on Earth. Today, we’ll discuss zoonosis and how transfer of a pathogen from one organism to another can shape global health. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 59 - Nucleic Acids II (w/ Emily Madden!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:25

With a name like Nucleic Acids I, you’ve have expected more discussion about RNA in episode 8: unfortunately, that episode was chock full of DNA. Today, we’ll discuss the real GOAT nucleic acid: RNA. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 58 - Computer Viruses (w/ Archer Harmony!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:45

This is Curioscity, the show about viruses – the kind that make your computer sick. What is a computer virus? How is a computer virus different than malware? Does this episode justify having a laptop on the season 2 artwork? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 57 - Innovator Inc(ubator) I (w/ Alana Lesnansky!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:33

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.

 56 - Is Science Expensive? (w/ Craig Cameron!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:52

This podcast has discussed science and impacts of scientific discovery for one year now. We haven’t yet discussed how a laboratory or university is capable of funding its science. How does science pay for its advances? What are some common line items a biological lab might be responsible for? Is science a business? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

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