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 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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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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