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 12: When Rising Seas Hit Home: What Coastal Communities Can Expect, and When to Expect It

July 4, 2017

Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, brings us startling new research on sea level rise and the hard choices ahead for coastal communities.

Episode 11: How to Stop a Wrecking Ball: A Fourth of July Look at the Trump Administration

July 4, 2017

Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, is back to give a recap of the recent months of the Trump administration and how he sees things playing out in light of President Trump pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement

Episode 10: Rocket Forensics: Dissecting North Korea’s Missile Program, Part 2

June 20, 2017

Part 2 of our interview with Dr. David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Dr. Wright continues his discussion of North Korea’s missile program, the accelerating pace of launch tests, and what scientific information he gleans from each of them.

Episode 9: Rocket Forensics: Dissecting North Korea’s Missile Program, Part 1

June 6, 2017

Dr. David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses North Korea’s missile program, the accelerating pace of launch tests, and what scientific information he gleans from each of them.

Episode 8: Bridging the Faith-Science Divide

May 23, 2017

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, discusses her life as an evangelical Christian and climate scientist.

Episode 7: African Americans Against the Bomb: Connecting the Dots Between Nuclear Weapons and Racial Justice

May 9, 2017

Dr. Vincent Intondi, director of the Institute for Race, Justice, and Community Engagement at Montgomery College, talks about the forgotten history of African Americans against the nuclear bomb. In this interview he connects the fight against nuclear weapons with racial equality.

Episode 6: The Amazing Renewables Race: Ranking the States on Clean Energy

April 25, 2017

John Rogers, senior energy analyst with the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, talks about some of the surprising findings in a new UCS report on state-level clean energy progress.

Episode 5: Unpacking the Snowpack: Is the California Drought Really Over?

April 11, 2017

Dr. Juliet Christian-Smith, senior climate scientist with the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, talks about water, snowpack, and the drought in California.

Episode 4: Science and Justice are Indivisible: A Conversation with Robert Bullard

March 28, 2017

Dr. Robert Bullard, the father of the environmental justice movement, discusses his past, new fights, and the role of scientists in solving environmental racism.

Episode 3: The Ultimate Designated Driver: Pros and Cons of Self-Driving Cars

March 14, 2017

Jimmy O'Dea, vehicles analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, examines the practical issues and philosophical implications of self-driving cars.