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 246: Sifting through cancerous chromatin, parenting challenges, and many microbes||Nora, Dave, Nicole D, and new host Rebecca Gellman chat with Dr. Ryan Corces about a recent landmark study of the epigenome in cancer, as well as research on parental age and childbirth, and microbiome differences across populations!||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 245: Moral Cars and Mining Bitcoin||Nicole, Amanda, and Nora discuss the moral decisions that self-driving vehicles may have to make and the environmental impact of Bitcoin mining.||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 244: Connected Trees and Sub-connected Neurons||Emily, Nora, and Nicole F talk about protecting Aspen trees, communication among human neurons, and the many contributions, including linking BRCA genes to cancer, of an inspiring geneticist.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 243: Viral podcasts and primary colors||Greg and Nicole discuss viral viruses and podcasting with our interview guest Dr. Vincent Racaniello, professor of virology at Columbia and host of five science podcasts! Then, Emily answers some listener mail about why electronics don't use red,||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 242: Nobel pursuits||Amanda, Abhijit and Jonathan cover some recently minted Nobel Prize laureates, as well as a striking new report on how much time we have to act on climate change (spoiler alert, it's now or never).||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 241: Mosquitos, membranes, and memory||Nicole, Dave, and Greg discuss the use of gene drive to eradicate mosquitos, a new anti-filter that only lets large things through, and the effect of stress and trauma on memory.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 240: Hugging Octopuses, Burrowing Bees, and Blistering Beetles||Amanda, Abhijit, and Emily talk about octopuses made social, beetles fooling bees, and why we have journals.||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Live Show 2018: Misconceptions||Hosts Nicole D, Abhijit, and Nora are joined by Marina and Nicole F during our annual live show! This year we discuss common misconceptions surrounding Neanderthals, tectonic plates, and plant communication.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 238: Memory, Mimicry, and Pluto’s Planetary Problems||Greg, Jonathan and Amanda discuss the role of microglia in the connection between obesity and memory loss, naturally inspired artificial photosynthesis, and the latest in the tale of Pluto's planetary status.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Goggles Optional Live Show – September 19||Check out our third annual live recording of the Goggles Optional podcast next Wed, Sept 19 in LKSC 120 on the Stanford campus! This year's theme is common misconceptions, and the science behind them. Featuring GO’s house science band,||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Its the Candy Crush of podcasts
Goggles Optional is probably the most approachable science podcast I’ve had the pleasure of listening to. The cast to G.O. have somehow found that sweet-spot, making this a fantastic podcasts for scientists and non-scientists alike. The intermixing of a little bit of pop culture throughout the show seems to be the “spoonful of sugar” to digest contemporary scientific breakthroughs in such a delightful way.
Great podcast, good mix of humor and information. Well planned, recorded and presented. Highly recommended!
great group of scientists
GO is a fun podcast for anyone interested in a myriad of science topics. The weekly show is hosted by Stanford University scientists, all of whom are graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. GO seeks to bridge science discovery with the human side of science. The hosts are fun to listen to, and the “game show” component of GO is a favorite.
I recommend you subscribe.