By John Cook, Peter Jacobs
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Evidence Squared explores the science of science communication, the evidence into talking about evidence. Co-hosts are John Cook, a cognitive scientist at the Center for Climate Change Communication and Peter Jacobs, a PhD student studying climate and its impacts at George Mason University.
||CleanEp 18: Robert Mac on science comedy, part 2||Part 2 of our interview with stand-up comedian Robert Mac on telling Mormon jokes in Utah, the tension between accuracy and comedy, herd mentality and the different types of laughs. Special thanks to Matt Dundas and Grassroots Comedy DC for their suppor||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17: Robert Mac on the secrets of comedy, part 1||Stand-up comedian Robert Mac gives a master class on comedy and story-telling, explaining how to show-don’t-tell, lay breadcrumbs, funnel your stories from wide to narrow, and understand your audience. Special thanks to Matt Dundas and Grassroots Comed||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: Katharine Hayhoe on shared values||We talk to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about cheerfully responding to climate misinformation, finding shared values with your audience, finding hope in climate solutions, and denial mansplaining. Links from this episode Global Weirding YouTube c...||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15: Oren Cass on alarmism vs denial||Here is the second half of John Cook and Peter Jacobs’ interview with Oren Cass. They discuss alarmism, science denial and the consensus among economists on climate action. The podcast episode is a truncated version of the full interview which||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14: Oren Cass and scientific consensus||John Cook and Peter Jacobs interview Oren Cass, after Oren and John exchanged articles in the National Review. Peter geeks out about the 2012 Presidential election (Oren was part of the Romney campaign) then they have a vigorous debate about the best w||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13: The science of climate science denial||John Cook and Peter Jacobs critique a National Review article by Oren Cass that misrepresents their 2016 paper on the scientific consensus on climate change. They discuss the techniques of climate science denial,||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: Risks and rewards of science comedy||Communication researcher Emily Vraga joins us as co-host again to discuss science comedy. She explains her research into how comedy can increase credibility, engagement and reduce perceived aggression. We also critique a variety of examples of climate ..||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: Sarah Myhre and scrappy science communication||Climate scientist Sarah Myhre talks about her scrappy science communication: how she draws on expert witness training, hands-on experience, human emotions and transparency to build resilience and effectively communicate the science of climate change on...||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: Breaking Debunking: William Happer’s carbon cycle myth||In our first “Breaking Debunking” mini-episode, John Cook and Peter Jacobs explain how the carbon cycle works (the CO2 we breath out originally came from the air) and debunk William Happer’s myth from CNN that breathing adds CO2 to the atmosphere.||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: Joining the March for Science||John Cook and Peter Jacobs join the March for Science in Washington D.C. They speak to the marchers about how far they came to attend the march, why it’s so important to stand up for science and how else we||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: Heartland Institute’s misinformation campaign into schools||Last month, the Heartland Institute sent a climate denial booklet to 25,000 teachers around the US. We look at the why and how of this book. What is the chief motivation for the book’s misinformation and what are the techniques they employ to||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7: Kim Cobb and the March for Science||Kim Cobb talks about her rousing speech supporting science at a street rally in San Francisco. She also talks about her broader efforts to communicate climate science, the important role of diverse voices in science communication and her research into||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: Lamar Smith’s hearing on climate science||We review the House Committee’s hearing on climate science and the scientific method. We explore the conflict between the Republicans’ supposed dismay at the drop in public trust in science, and their deliberate efforts to erode public trust in scienc||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5: Emily Vraga, science advocacy and the March on Science||Emily Vraga has researched how advocacy affects a scientists’ credibility (spoiler alert: it doesn’t necessarily). She joins us as co-host to discuss her research and it’s implications for the upcoming March on Science.||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4: Previewing the climate science denial hearing||We preview the upcoming hearing on Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method. We also discuss Lamar Smith’s speech at the Heartland Institute conference, previewing the hearing.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3: Tony Leiserowitz and consensus messaging||We examine the topic of consensus messaging – communicating the expert agreement on climate change. We interview Tony Leiserowitz from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication who has conducted leading research into the psychology of consensu||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: Scott Pruitt and science denial||We examine Scott Pruitt’s denial of the scientific consensus on human-caused global warming, both in a CNBC interview and in his hearing for head of the EPA. We also turn our gaze on Bernie Sander’s characterization of the consensus and||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1: Stephan Lewandowsky and origins||In our inaugural episode of Evidence Squared, we explore both co-hosts’ journey from a physical science background to an interest in the social science of science communication. Then we talk to cognitive scientist Stephan Lewandowsky,||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
If you believe that important decisions about the fate of humanity should be informed by facts & evidence, this podcast is for you.
For anyone interested in the science of science communication, this podcast is a must subscribe. The material is topical and informative, and John & Peter are both excellent hosts, which makes the whole show wonderfully entertaining and engaging. Highly recommended!
Candid, conversational & worthwhile
I became a big fan of these guys after watching the Denial 101x series - it's super fun & satisfying to hear more from them. I'm a climate policy analyst & I learn a lot from these podcasts - they're full of useful & entertaining insights about communicating the complexity of climate change. Humanity needs these insights more than ever!