By Stanford Scientists
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On Goggles Optional, scientists from Stanford University provide their professional yet humorous takes from the world of science. Join us as our hosts explore the significant news and discoveries of the week using a combination of wit, analogies, and words with less than four syllables. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a scientist to listen. The Goggles are Optional!
||Episode 199: Stiff jaws, flexible robots||This week, Natalie explains why we should fear an ancient otter, Derrick shares first steps towards liquid metal robots, and Chelsea answers some listener mail about quantum computing in the workplace.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 198: Go Diego Go||This week, Chelsea, Emily, and Nicole F discuss a cool new development in genetics and the latest in artificial intelligence. Plus, Chelsea talks about the sun in this week's listener mail.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 197: The Fly that Flies||This week, Chelsea, Derrick, and Nicole talk about how insects not only have special jumping techniques, but can even form their own states of matter.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 179 Rebroadcast: Method, not Madness||Natalie, Jonathan, and Nora discuss some of the newest methods to hit the scientific scene in an effort to treat Parkinsons and HIV.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 196: Hot and Cold||This week, Derrick, Marina, and Abhijit cover electron microscopy that's so cool it's worth a Nobel Prize and point out some gaps in our understanding of fluid dynamics in space. Plus, Nicole F makes her hosting debut with a segment on using the blockc.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 195: It’s electric!||Join Emily, Derrick, and Chelsea for an electric episode on superconductors and lightning. Plus, a description of the research behind this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 194: Concussions and Cold Condensates||Join Emily, Abhijit, and Marina for a discussion of why so many football players suffer from CTE and why NASA is sending a physics lab to space. Plus, a scientist spotlight on 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Dr. Ada Yonath.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 193: GO Live!!!||Nicole MCs a live night of science fun and games on the Stanford Campus. Chelsea talks quantum simulation, Derrick enlightens us about lightning, and Nora talks about crispy butterfries? No wait, that was CRISPR'd butterflies.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Goggles Optional Live Show – September 19||Check out a live recording of the Goggles Optional podcast on September 19 at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2), where Stanford scientists dish on the latest science news.||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 192: Meaty microbiomes and cuckoo calls||This week, Nicole connects the seasons, your diet, your microbiome, and your health, and Nora goes cuckoo for cuckoo calls. Plus, Natalie does a Feature Follow Up on the development of CAR-T cancer treatments.||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great science podcast
Goggles Optional is both funny and informative. A+
Quite entertaining and educational at the same time! I'm a fan!