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The Show About Science

Created by Nate when he was 5 years-old, The Show About Science is an awesome adventure into the wondrous world of scientific research and discovery! For the last 4 years, Nate has filled each episode with fascinating information from scientists and educators from 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 curious about science, then this is the show for you! The ...more

Episodes

  • 080: Lemurs with Anne Yoder

    May 26 2020

    Anne Yoder is a biologist, researcher, and professor at Duke University. When Anne was in college, a serendipitous visit to the Duke Lemur Center inspired her fascination with lemurs, Madagascar, and all things evolutionary. She would later go on to become the Director of the Duke Lemur Center between 2006 and 2018. On this episode of The Show About Science, Nate and Anne discuss these fascinating creatures and the amazing place they call home. Learn more about Anne's work: http://yoderlab.org...more

  • 079: Planetary Geology with Bethany Ehlmann

    May 09 2020

    Bethany Ehlmann is a professor of planetary science at CalTech and a research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She joins Nate on this episode of The Show About Science to talk about her work on the three Mars Rover missions (Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity) and to share what we can learn by studying the geological composition of other planets.

  • Transmissions From The Quarantine: What Day Is It?

    May 09 2020

    New transmissions! Call our hotline: (202)681-9144. You can also email your voice recordings to showaboutscience@gmail.com. I love hearing what people are doing, thinking and feeling as we continue to navigate COVID-19 together (at a distance). We want to share your transmissions on this new miniseries from Nate and The Show About Science!

  • Transmissions From The Quarantine: Day 8

    Mar 21 2020

    New transmissions on this episode from Kelton, Sharon, and Liv. Call our hotline: (202)681-9144. You can also email your voice recordings to showaboutscience@gmail.com. I love hearing what people are doing, thinking and feeling as we continue to navigate COVID-19 together (at a distance). We want to share your transmissions on this new miniseries from Nate and The Show About Science! • Subscribe to Kelton's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkg6MAOcVU59VF7N5ExrV0w • Follow Liv...more

  • Transmissions From The Quarantine: Day 5

    Mar 19 2020

    Call our hotline and let us know: (202)681-9144. You can also email your voice recordings to showaboutscience@gmail.com. We want to share your transmissions on this new miniseries from Nate and The Show About Science! New transmissions on this episode from Hope, Matt, Kylie and Brian. Some of the music on this episode was written by Sounds Like An Earful.

  • Transmissions From The Quarantine: Day 2

    Mar 15 2020

    We have transmissions from Hannah and Antonio in Italy (which has been on lockdown for a week) and Arlo in Virginia. What are you doing to keep busy? How are you feeling right now? Call our hotline and let us know: (202)681-9144. You can also email your voice recordings to showaboutscience@gmail.com. We want to share your transmissions on this new mini-series from Nate and The Show About Science!

  • Transmissions From The Quarantine: Day 1

    Mar 14 2020

    School has been shut down. People are working from home. Now more than ever, we need to stay connected. What are you doing to keep busy? How are you feeling right now? Call our hotline and let us know: (202)681-9144. You can also email your voice recordings to showaboutscience@gmail.com. We want to share your transmissions on this new miniseries from Nate and The Show About Science!

  • 078: The Coronavirus with Tara C. Smith

    Mar 11 2020

    Tara C. Smith has studied infectious diseases for twenty years in the U.S. and other countries around the globe. She currently leads the Smith Emerging Infections Laboratory at Kent State University which focuses on the transmission and evolution of zoonotic pathogens. She joins Nate on this episode to talk about a topic that's making everyone nervous - the coronavirus. Learn more about Tara and her work: http://www.taracsmith.com/

  • 077: The Cosmic Microwave Background with Sasha Rahlin

    Dec 18 2019

    The South Pole Telescope (SPT) is a 10-meter diameter telescope located in Antarctica that is taking pictures of our Universe. Sasha Rahlin is an observational cosmologist and part of the team at Fermilab collecting and analyzing data from SPT. On this episode, Nate visits Fermilab to talk with Sasha about what they're photographing down at the South Pole. Learn more about SPT and the Cosmic Microwave Background : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBJmY3bJdQ8 Music on this episode was written by...more

  • Introducing The Show About Titanic (Bonus Episode)

    Nov 14 2019

    I've been helping to produce a new podcast called The Show About Titanic. It's hosted by my friend Edward who knows everything there is to know about the Titanic. This episode is called "Halomonas Titanicae with Bhavleen Kaur" and all of you science fans are going to love it! Bhavleen Kaur is a Senior Scientist at the Ontario Science Centre. Dr. Kaur’s doctoral research into microbial life on the wreck of the Titanic led to the discovery of a new bacterial species, Halomonas titanicae. On this e...more

  • 076: The Global Genome Initiative with Vanessa González

    Oct 23 2019

    Everything that's alive has a genome. On this episode of The Show About Science, we go behind the scenes at The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History where scientists are working to preserve and catalog the DNA of life on Earth. Our guest is Vanessa González, a computational genomic scientist at The Smithsonian's Global Genome Initiative (GGI). Learn more about Vanessa and the work GGI is doing here: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/research/global-genome-initiative/about-ggi Listen ...more

  • 075: They Call Me Dr. Poop with Rachel Santymire

    Sep 16 2019

    What can we learn from studying poop? Who better to ask than Dr. Poop! Rachel Santymire, Ph.D., is director of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, and she's earned her Dr. Poop nickname by studying the physiology of animals using biomaterials like poop! On this episode of The Show About Science, Nate visits her lab at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago to learn more.

  • Andrew & Polly from Ear Snacks Go for the Moon (Bonus Episode)

    Sep 09 2019

    Our podcasting pals, Andrew & Polly, have some awesome news and I'm super excited to share it with you! Award-winning children’s music duo Andrew & Polly “go for the moon” with their most adventurous sonic endeavor yet. Their fifth album, Go for the Moon, is set for lift-off on September 27, 2019. To celebrate, I'm sharing an interview that I recorded with them about the periodic table, elements, DNA, and RNA. It was originally aired on Ear Snacks in an episode entitled Letters! (Part II). Yo...more

  • 074: Forensic Science with Mike Haag

    Aug 11 2019

    Over on my other podcast, The Show About Politics & History, we've been visiting The Sixth Floor Museum to understand what happened when President John F. Kennedy visited Dallas in 1963. Before listening to this episode, I'd recommend listening to those episodes. Mike Haag is a forensic scientist for Forensic Science Consultants and a senior forensic scientist and supervisor at a crime laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mike started learning about forensic science at an early age from his ...more

  • 073: Asian Carp with Eve Barrs

    Jul 21 2019

    On this episode of The Show About Science, Nate visits the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago to talk about asian carp and the risks they pose to the Great Lakes. His guest, Eve Barrs, is an aquarist with the Shedd’s quarantine team. Eve uses her knowledge of freshwater fish husbandry to provide top-quality care for a range of native Great Lakes species that find homes at Shedd. Listen to more episodes of The Show About Science at https://theshowaboutscience.com.

  • 072: Nanotechnology with Mark Hersam

    Jun 13 2019

    Mark Hersam is a professor of Chemistry and Materials Science Engineering at Northwestern University. He joins Nate in The Show About Science studio to talk about nanotechnology, carbon nanotubes and how a pencil and some scotch tape led to the Nobel Prize winning discovery of graphene. This video on graphene from The Verge Science was really helpful when researching this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/10/17548362/graphene-material-breakthrough-science-technology-hype Learn more abou...more

  • 071: A Tumble Extravaganza

    May 31 2019

    On this episode of The Show About Science, we’re teaming up with Lindsay and Marshall, the hosts of Tumble, to listen back to some of their favorite moments from Season 4 of the show. This episode shares the stories behind the science and features clips from Rob Dunn (“Discover the Wildlife of Your Home”), Anne Hilborn (“The Secret to Cheetahs’ Super Speed”), Erika Rader (“What Would Earth Be Like If Volcanoes Didn’t Exist?”), and Robyn Grant (“The Science of Whiskers”). To hear the FULL episo...more

  • 070: Meet the Mesopredators with Laura Prugh

    May 12 2019

    Laura Prugh is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Wildlife Sciences at the University of Washington. There, she studies the dynamics of wildlife populations and communities, with a particular interest in facilitation, trophic interactions, and indirect effects. She joins Nate on this episode of The Show About Science to talk about mesopredators, apex predators and what we can learn by studying complex food webs. Learn more about Laura's work at http://www.prughlab.com/ If you're a fan of ...more

  • Why Are Kids Striking Against Climate Change? (Bonus Episode)

    Apr 29 2019

    Hey Show About Science fans! I've been working hard on a new podcast and I want to share a few episodes with you. It's called The Show About Politics and I know you're going to love it. If you do, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. On March 15, 2019, tens of thousands of students around the world skipped school to protest their governments inaction on climate change. On this episode, Nate meets up with Joe Hanson, the host of It's Okay To Be Smart and Hot Mess ...more

  • Talking (More Than) Politics With Jeb Bush (Bonus Episode)

    Apr 26 2019

    Hey Show About Science fans! I've been working hard on a new podcast and I want to share a few episodes with you. It's called The Show About Politics and I know you're going to love it. If you do, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Governor Jeb Bush is the son of former President George H. W. Bush and younger brother of former President George W. Bush. Jeb joins Nate on this episode of The Show About Politics to talk about family, service and what it was like t...more

  • The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks (Bonus Episode)

    Apr 23 2019

    Hey Show About Science fans! I've been working hard on a new podcast and I want to share a few episodes with you. It's called The Show About Politics and I know you're going to love it. If you do, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Author Cynthia Levinson joins Nate on this episode of The Show About Politics to tell the story of the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. Cynthia published this story in 2017 ...more