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 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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Episode 32: Nuclear Power Reactors: Is Smaller Better?

May 1, 2018

How much do you know about nuclear power? Dr. Edwin Lyman, internationally recognized expert on nuclear proliferation, walks us through nuclear power, its associated risks, and small modular reactors.

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Episode 31: Navigating the Climate Change Minefield with Michael Mann

April 17, 2018

One of the nation’s most respected (and harassed) scientists, Dr. Michael Mann, discusses the climate change tipping point and battling forces of denial.

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Episode 30: The Evidence Is In: SNAP Works

April 3, 2018

You may know it as food stamps. Millions of Americans know it as the reason their families won’t go hungry tonight. Food systems and health analyst Sarah Reinhardt knows that it needs to be strengthened, not weakened, in the next Farm Bill. 

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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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