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 29: One Scientist's Quest to Improve Science Education in Puerto Rico

March 20, 2018

Follow the journey of Dr. Giovanna Guerrero-Medina as she grows from neurobiology researcher to organizer and science advocate for Puerto Rico before and after Hurricane Maria.

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Episode 28: Why the Government Doesn't Research Gun Violence

March 6, 2018

Charise Johnson, research associate at the Union of Concerned Scientists, talks about why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can’t study gun violence injuries and death, and how this leaves the public in the dark and at risk.

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Episode 27: How Science Can Make Voting Fair

March 5, 2018

Dr. Michael Latner, Kendall Voting Rights Fellow with the UCS Center for Science and Democracy, uses science to level the playing field for voters.

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Episode 26: Why the US Missile Defense System Won't Work

February 6, 2018

Physicist Dr. Laura Grego explains in lay terms just why the US ground-based midcourse missile defense system--the one that is supposed to intercept a North Korean missile--doesn't work.

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Episode 25: Who's Responsible for Climate Damages?

January 24, 2018

Dr. Peter Frumhoff discusses how science is pinpointing companies’ impacts.

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Episode 24: A Retreat from Science at the Department of Interior

January 9, 2018

Sally Jewell, former Secretary at the Department of Interior, talks about the Trump administration’s effort to rollback scientific and conservation safeguards.

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Episode 23: Electric Vehicles Just Won't Stall

December 19, 2017

Straight from the Los Angeles auto show, UCS engineer David Reichmuth talks about the drive to make EVs more accessible, affordable, and ubiquitous.

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Episode 22: “I Want You to Act”: Gina McCarthy on Pruitt’s EPA, Flint, and the Path Forward

December 5, 2017

Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy talks about the state of affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Episode 21: Thanks Science!

November 21, 2017

Five esteemed scientists, including a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, tell us why they are grateful for science.

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Episode 20: A Climate Fingerprinter Fights On

November 7, 2017

Dr. Ben Santer, climate scientist and one of the first scientists to identify how humans are influencing the global climate, talks about his work and also how he became the target of vicious attacks by fossil-fuel interests.

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