By Calvin Yeager
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Curioscity is an informal but informative science show for everyone. Learn alongside Calvin Yeager and many other science-enthusiasts as we discuss topics including biology, chemistry, technology, and general science in a lighthearted and digestible way.
||Clean8 - It's in Their Genes (Nucleic Acids I) (w/ Donna Haines & Dale Ayton!)||Why can’t I give birth to an elephant? Why do each of my feet have five toes and not three toes and two conjoined toes? What is DNA and how is it so fundamentally important to how each of us develop? Today, we’ll discuss DNA, the central dogma,...||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 - Grab Bag I (w/ Susan Russell!)||Some topics are short and sweet, but do not warrant an entire episode of conversation. There have been many requests for smaller topics to be discussed: thusly, establishment of the grab bag is a proper solution. Today we’ll discuss individuals who...||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 - Batteries: Zap, but How? (w/ Tom Nigl!)||James Hetfield might have said it best when he said “Battery is here to stay”. Much of humankind has become increasingly more dependent on portable electrical energy. What is a battery? What makes a better battery? How are current researchers...||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 - How Old are Ferns? (w/ Morgan Engler!)||Ferns are boring and they look like old houseplants! Well, slow your roll there. Some of these plants' relatives were around before the mega-continent Pangea broke apart. Ferns apply to today’s research. Ferns give you an excuse to use words like...||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 - Mice as Model Organisms (w/ Jerome Mack!)||Squeak! It’s me, a mouse in your domicile. Did you know we mice and humans have an awfully long-standing relationship? Today, we will discuss some important concepts about using mice as model organisms. What’s a mouse? Why would humans use mice as..||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 - The Influenza Vaccine (w/ Gavin Hennessy!)||Many of us have experienced the flu: fever, cough, lethargy, fatigue, vomiting, so on. Likely, less of us have experienced getting the flu shot each year. Whether it be white coat syndrome and a fear of needles, disbelief in vaccinations, or whatever...||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 - The Production of Insulin (w/ Aliza Herman!)||Three years of Nobel Prizes were directly related to insulin. Today, we’ll discuss what insulin is and why it’s important. Why did the world need a steady supply of insulin? Why did insulin lead to a 1923 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology? How..||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 - Do Scientists Always Agree? (w/ Andrew Woodman!)||On this inaugural episode of Curioscity, we delve into a simple question: do scientists always agree? What is a scientist and what does that person do? Are there any misrepresentations of science or the work done by scientists? Are there examples...||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun to listen to and informative. Yeager does a good job of making the information both interesting and accessible. I’ll be adding this to my list of regular podcasts for 2019!
Curated topics, up-to-date website, and self-depreciating humor. It's not bad.
Very enjoyable and educational.
Easy to listen to and filled with good information. Definitely subscribing! Can’t wait for the next episode
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