A Scientist Walks Into A Bar
By Via Productions
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This show presents recordings of talks given by scientists at events held in bars and theaters in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. Featuring experts on topics ranging from the Neuroscience of Pleasure and Love to Forensic Anthropology, the speakers are fun, entertaining, and engaging.
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||CleanEp. 12: Neuroscience of Racism||You and Your Racist Brain||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11: Parasites||Listen, if you dare.||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10: Neuroscience of PTSD||This episode is a recording of the talk The Neuroscience of Trauma: From Trigger Warnings to PTSD with Dr. Larry Sherman, a neuroscientist at OHSU in Portland, Oregon. In this talk, Larry describes a lot of things related to trauma and...||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9: Food Scraps as Compost and Energy||This episode is a recording of the talk Ignoble Rot: Food Scraps as Compost and Energy by David Allaway, senior policy analyst with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). David spoke about ways to reduce food waste, and...||6/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8: Molecules with Theodore Gray||This episode features Theodore Gray talking about his new book "Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything." Theo is known for many things, including his periodic table, his Ig Nobel award, his column in Popular Science, his app...||12/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: Cannabis Pharmacy||This episode features the talk Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana with author Michael Backes. The book gives "evidence-based information on using cannabis for ailments and conditions, plus a comprehensive...||11/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: Epigenetics||This episode features the talk Epigenetics: The Merger of Nature and Nurture, by Dr. Lisa Sardinia from Pacific University. Lisa teaches environmental science and biology, specializing in microbiology and genetics. In this talk she describes...||11/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Missoula Floods||This episode features the talk Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods, by Dr. Scott Burns from Portland State University. The Missoula Floods were a series of 80+ floods that happened in the Pacific Northwest during the last...||11/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Forensic Anthropology||This episode features the talk I Dig Your Bones: Adventures in Forensic Anthropology, by Dr. Nici Vance, a forensic scientist and State Forensic Anthropologist for the Oregon State Police. In this talk she talks about...||10/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Love||This episode features Dr. Larry Sherman, a neuroscientist from OHSU in Portland, Oregon, talking about how our brains process pleasure and the special case of falling in love. Topics touched on during the talk include: ancient philosophy and the...||10/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: Physics for Rock Stars||Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You||9/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: Amphibians of the Northwest||This is a recording of a talk given by Dr. Ivan Phillipsen on April 1, 2014, in Portland Oregon, at a Nerd Nite event hosted by Via Productions. Ivan has a PhD in zoology from Oregon State University and runs a nature tour company called Volcano...||9/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Great listening choice!
Informative and entertaining science topics! Well done!
yes! an actual bar setting with great ideas, expressed in common language, often with pictures.
Making science engaging
Love the short form nature of this podcast. It's snappy and comprehensive at the same time. Also really interesting.