Podcast

The Show About Science

Hosted by second grader Nate Butkus, The Show About Science is an awesome adventure into the wondrous world of scientific research and discovery! Each episode is filled with fascinating information from scientists and educators around the globe. Together, Nate and his guests explore everything from chemistry to climate change, evolution to extraterrestrials, and human brains to bat biology. If you’re a curious kid, then this is the show for you! For more episodes of The Show About Science, tr...more

Episodes

  • 037: Great Apes and Humans with Jim Calcagno

    Nov 15 2017

    Jim Calcagno is a biological anthropologist with research and teaching interests in paleoanthropology, dental anthropology, primate behavioral ecology, and evolutionary anthropology. On this episode of the Show About Science, Nate talks to Dr. Calcagno about gorillas, anthropology, and what makes us human. We also learn more about one of Dr. Calcagno’s former students connection to the show. 

  • 036: The Field Museum with Emily Graslie

    Nov 01 2017

    Emily Graslie is the the host of The Brain Scoop and the Chief Curiosity Correspondent at The Field Museum in Chicago. The Brain Scoop is an educational YouTube channel devoted to exploring all aspects relating to the curious world of natural history museums, and the culture of animal preservation. On this episode of The Show About Science, Emily gives Nate a behind the scenes tour of the Field Museum and introduces him to some of the scientists that work there. Music on this episode was written...more

  • 035: Sloths with Nadia Moraes-Barros

    Oct 18 2017

    If you’re ever in a tropical forest in South or Central America, look up into the trees and you just might spot a sloth. But don’t go too early, these lazy creatures like to sleep late. On this episode, Nate talks about Sloths with Nadia Moraes-Barros, a researcher at CIBIO/InBIO, Laboratório Associado in Portugal and the Deputy Chair of the IUCN/SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group. Find out more about Nadia’s work at: https://cibio.up.pt/people/details/nmbarros.