Super Awesome Science Show (SASS)
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Are bugs good to eat? Should you fear a pandemic approaching? What exactly IS blockchain? If you’re questioning the world around you and looking for answers, Jason Tetro, the Germ Guy, is here to help answer science questions and share SUPER AWESOME discoveries with you. We'll venture into all areas. If it ends in “ology”, we’ve got it covered – chemistry and physics too.
||CleanCredence in Climate Change||Climate change is real and is becoming more accepted by the day. But there continues to be debate about whether we are contributing to the problem or are just innocent bystanders in the process. While the arguments may appear to be heated between the two sides, a recent declaration may help to lower the volume. In a rather unprecedented move, the Vatican held a conference last year where they declared climate change to be caused in part by humans. They also called for action to reduce our effect on the planet. On this week’s episode of The Super Awesome Science Show, we are given a guest pass into this rather unexpected event with Dr. Lise Van Susteren, a Psychiatrist who specializes in climate change and psychological health. We find out what it was like to be in the room and how a centuries-old rift between science and religion was mended, at least for this topic. We also explore with Dr. Van Susteren a relatively unknown consequence of climate change for which she is an expert: mental health. We discuss how disasters and other threats can lead to worry, panic, and even depression. In our SASS Class, we take a look at different but maybe even more troubling effect of climate change. I talk with Dr. Nathan Mueller of the University of California, Irvine, who has recently published a report saying that global warming could threaten our beer supply. He also discusses whether we should prepare for the worst by stocking up. If you enjoy The Super Awesome Science Show, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and please tell a friend about the show. Twitter: @JATetro Email: email@example.com Guests: Dr. Lise (Lisa) Van Susteren, Psychiatrist Dr. Nathan Mueller, Assistant Professor at University of California, Irvine. Twitter: @muellern||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPandemic State Of Mind||When you hear the word, pandemic, you might imagine an apocalyptic scenario in which our very existence is threatened. That might have been the case in the Middle Ages but today, pandemics are far less dangerous and more common than you think. The most recognized is flu as it is the only pandemic in recent times to affect our country. But there are others out there and they continue to spread under the radar. On this week’s episode of The Super Awesome Science Show, we take a look at pandemics. Starting with the flu, we talk with Dr. Earl Brown of the University of Ottawa to examine how these events begin and how we can use medicine to stop them in their tracks. We next talk with Dr. David Evans of the Univesity of Alberta to explore whether or not we may be able to make a pandemic virus in the lab. He has made headlines for making a virus entirely from mail order components but as we find out, it’s not as easy as it seems. In our SASS Class, we examine another pandemic threat – the melting permafrost. We can resurrect microbes and worms frozen for tens of thousands of years meaning we may unleash a pandora’s box of pathogenic pain. But Dr. Charles Greer of the National Research Council of Canada calms that fear and tells us about how the microbes in the frozen soil may help prevent a different type of pandemic – the global warming apocalypse. If you enjoy The Super Awesome Science Show, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and please tell a friend about the show. Twitter: @JATetro Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Guests: Dr. Earl Brown, Professor Emeritus at the University of Ottawa Dr. Dave Evans, Professor, University of Alberta Dr. Charles Greer, National Research Council of Canada||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPesty Eaters||Local exhibitions and fairs are known for their rides, games, and concerts. They are also known for introducing some pretty strange food items ranging from deep fried butter to 24 karat gold coated ice cream bars. Lately, there’s been a new kind of food to try in the form of insects. The idea of eating bugs may seem odd or macabre but these food choices are growing in popularity and have migrated from the midway to the grocery store. This movement is being led by The Goldin family, the owners of Entomo Farms in Ontario. They have gone national with their food products and are reaching out to other countries to improve food security. On this week’s episode of The Super Awesome Science Show, I talk with one of the brothers, Ryan, about the journey from insect farmers to Canada’s insect food provider. We also learn why insects may be a regular food choice of the future and may have a spot on Canada’s Food Guide. In our SASS class, we’ll explore the nutritional value of insects and learn how you can enjoy this food like you would a potato chip or biscotti. Follow Jason Tetro "Germ Guy" Twitter: @JATetro Email: email@example.com Guests: Ryan Goldin, co-owner of Entomo Farms in Norwood, Ontario Twitter: @entomofarms IG: entomofarms FB: EntomoFarms Website: entomofarms.com Silvia Ronzani and Claudio La Rocca of Camola Sustainable Foods in Edmonton FB: CamolaBakery Website: camolafoods.com||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to SASS||Jason Tetro, The Germ Guy, has been a researcher for decades. He has published scientific articles, hit conferences, and explored the natural world to uncover its hidden wonders. Now he's here to share those discoveries with you and a bit of SASS on the SUPER AWESOME SCIENCE SHOW! We're going to answer all your science questions. If it ends in “ology” we’ve got it covered – chemistry and physics too. We'll talk with experts, and share the vast knowledge that exists out there. We guarantee it will be an experience you won’t forget. In fact, you might even call it… SUPER AWESOME||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
SUPER AWESOME! Seriously, Jason is a pleasure to listen to as he so obviously enjoys learning about and discussing really amazing things. Definitely worth subscribing and keeping up to date!
Jason is great! Very knowledgeable and informative and also...SUPER AWESOME!
Loved the Pesty Eaters episode. Will be adding bugs to my diet now.