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 42: Battered, Betrayed, but Not Beaten: Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

September 18, 2018

Climate Scientist Juan Declet-Barreto teaches us about community and resilience a year after Maria.

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Episode 41: Electric Buses: The People’s Electric Vehicle

September 4, 2018

Dr. Jimmy O’Dea talks about a future with electric buses, trucks, and other heavy duty vehicles, and the positive impact they will have on global warming emissions.

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Episode 40: Getting Excited About Energy: Expanding Renewables in the US

August 21, 2018

Energy expert Paula Garcia talks about the growth of renewable energy across the globe and in the United States.

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Episode 39: How Climate Change Affects Your Mental Health

August 7, 2018

Dr. Joel Nigg, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor at Oregon Health and Sciences University, discusses his research into the mental health impacts of climate change.

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Episode 38: The Science of Forest Fires: Culture, Climate, and Combustion

July 23, 2018

Professor John Bailey, an expert on all things fire, tells us about controlled burning, silviculture, and why Smokey Bear had it all wrong.

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Episode 37: Revolution on the Road: The Shift to EVs and Self-Driving Cars

July 10, 2018

Vehicles expert Dr. Daniel Sperling walks us through the future of transportation and the multiple revolutions needed to make self-driving cars an affordable, convenient, and efficient reality.

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Episode 36: Coastal Homes and Properties at Risk: Sea level rise, Flooding, and Inundation

June 22, 2018

Economist and climate change expert Dr. Rachel Cleetus discusses new analysis that pairs NOAA climate change research with Zillow real estate data to show the threat to coastal property.

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Episode 35: From Ozone Fixer to Presidential Speech Writer

June 12, 2018

Atmospheric scientist Don Wuebbles discusses ozone recovery, all-nighters at the White House, and communicating climate science

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Episode 34: The Federal Scientist Who Blew the Whistle

May 29, 2018

Dr. Joel Clement, a former policy director at the Department of Interior and new senior fellow with the Center for Science and Democracy at UCS, shares his experience of political interference in the Trump administration and the steps he took to fight back.

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Episode 33: North Korea, Its Neighbors, and the US: A China Expert’s Perspective

May 14, 2018

Dr. Gregory Kulacki talks about what is motivating North Korean President Kim Jong Un and the possible outcomes of a summit with President Donald Trump.

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