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Hosts Dr. Rachel Morris and Alyssa Preiser translate science to make it applicable and accessible for everyday life.
||CleanHuman Genome: Hack Attack||There's enormous potential using our genomes to solve medical problems. However, in order to get to that point, we need to collect our genomic data. There's a lot of opportunity, but with that comes a lot of new challenges. This time we're talking...||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHuman Genome: Code Breakers||We've heard of DNA plenty of times on TV- it's in crime dramas and courtroom scenes, providing (usually) undeniable evidence of who is the guilty party. But, what is our DNA and how did we figure out how to use all the information that's stored there?..||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing Science: Science and Art||Science and art are often pitted against each other: left-brained or right-brained? Feeling or thinking? Creative or logical? But, is this always the case? We talked to Dr. Megan Halpern from MSU who specializes in studying the "intersection of art...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing Science: Science and Media||How often do we actually hear about science in the news? Are these stories accurate? And who is telling these stories? Sheril Kirshenbaum talks with us about how science gets from the lab to the newspaper or the TV screen and how, as viewers, we can...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing Science: Science and Politics||This episode we talked with Sheril Kirshenbaum, the executive director of Science Debate, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that asks political candidates to think about questions regarding science policy. We asked her about who in government...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHumans and Bacteria: Protecting our weapons so we can survive the war||Today we are wrapping up our human and bacteria series by spending the next few minutes when these interactions take a turn for the worse. We know that there are bacteria that can make us very sick and we use anti-biotics to fight these infections....||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHumans and Bacteria: The problems and promises of probiotics||Today we talk to Dr. Robert Britton, a scientist who works at the Baylor College of Medicine. He studies the role of microbes in our health, so we had a few questions to ask him. This week we dive into questions like, What are probiotics? ...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHumans and Bacteria: Coexistence is complicated||Everyday we live with a community of bacteria that outnumber the cells in our bodies! In this episode, we're looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of bacteria. Bacteria holds a pretty steady "it's complicated" relationship with humans and...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMO's: What's on the menu?||In this episode, we're bringing the story full circle by looking at what happens when we have a genetically engineered plant on our plate. We walk through how our bodies digest and interact with things we eat, like proteins and DNA. We also discuss...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMO's: This little seed went to market||We're in episode 2 of our first series. In this episode we talked to people at both ends of how a GMO seed gets from development to field- from a scientist at a company that researches how to make improved plants to a farmer's daughter who interacts...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMO's: What's in a name?||"GMO" has become a word that's used all the time. We see "non-GMO" products on boxes in the store and labels above our vegetables and pictures of a mysterious gloved hand poking a needle into a tomato, adding mysterious substances...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction: who we are and what we're doing||This is our introduction to Speaking Science. We want to tell you about who we are, how this project got started, and what you can expect from us.||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|