The Loh Down on Science
By KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
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The Loh Down on Science is the fun way to get your daily dose of science in less than two minutes. The program explains the world of science with a dash of humor. Hosted by writer/performer and Caltech alumna Sandra Tsing Loh, it's a program for those who love science as well as for those who avoid it!
||CleanForever Young||Sandra learns the secret of eternal youth – for worms #ForeverYoung #DietaryRestriction #LongerLife #NP1||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaste of Toad||Grilling, Australian style: Throw another toad on the barbie, mate!||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpoiling the Spoiler||Why you may want to know how the story ends #spoiler #harrypotter #reading #books #psychology||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChilly Mice||Fighting over the thermostat in the lab @RoswellPark #biology #labmice||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanName Calling||Sandra plays pool games with dolphins||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurviving Poverty||Why some kids just can’t wait for more #impulsivity #marshmallowtest #psychology||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlastics to Fuel||Put some Tupperware in your tank! @UCIrvine #plastics #polymers #chemistry||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErosion Forces||Arches National Park: Will the erosion ever stop?||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGold Medal Sperm||Who’ll come in first in this race? @FloridaAtlantic #infertility||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPain-Free Family||Accident of birth leads to daredevil stunts!||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmartphone Psychiatry||Your phone says the doctor is in||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGassy Rocks||Shooting up rocks to save the planet. #CO2 #climatechange #carbfix||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarijuana Mama||What Mother Jones didn't tell you about toking up. #pregnancy #childbirth #marijuana||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Confess||Sleepy criminals (and others) may slip up. #ucirvine #falseconfession||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSweetest (Blood) Vessels||Scientists bake a batch of better blood vessels. #blood #Sugar #MIT #UPenn||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMapping Baby Names||Forget blue states and red states—some states are green and purple!||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShark Sense||#sharks spill their secrets – #jelly-side down!||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTool Time||Why birds don't wear tool belts||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMethane Roundup||Fighting climate change, one cow at a time! #climatechange #environment #pennstate||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrecian Formula||Did they or didn't they? Only their hairdressers know for sure.||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSex and the Single Sawfish||Virgin birth, in Florida||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStressy Study||How stressful is uncertainty? #stress #learning||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanObey Your Thirst||Scientists from #caltech discover a shockingly simple on/off switch in the brain.||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonkeys vs. Humans||Humans go for the gold in the evolutionary race. #Monkeybusiness #metabolism #totalenergyexpenditure||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFantasy Islands||How some islands develop will surprise you!||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPre-K Gossip Girls||It's no secret – kids love gossip! #gossip #kids||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHot Spiced Tarantula||Don't try this on your tacos!||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFear Blockers||Beta blockers beget bravery – believe it or not! #scary #fear #propranolol||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEquine IQ||Looking horse sense in the eye.||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBat Talk||Here's what happens when males get possessive||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSea Urchin Genome||Here's what happens when males get possessive! #sushi #kooshball #dna||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig Sigh||The weirdest reflex you do every five minutes! #stanford #ucla||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSweets and Sweeties||For couples, a little sugar goes a long way. #ohiostate #voodoo||8/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQueen's English||How to sound like royalty.||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNap Time||Sandra explains after-lunch brain-drain, via @OfficialUoM. #foodcoma #powerpoint||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSweet Genes||High fructose corn syrup—it's not exactly brain food, via @UCLA. #sugarsugar #omega3||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClimate of Conquest||You won't believe how Genghis Khan and climate change are related!||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScaredy-Crows||Crows see a ghost—and they don't like it! #ScaredCrows #5CagesOfGrief #FeatheredScience||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCandy Capillaries||Finding inspiration for artificial organs at Target. #target #vanderbilt #cottoncandy||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTired T-Cells||Even your immune system needs a nap! #Tcells #HIV #cancertreatment||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
short, funny, interesting
there are other sciencecasts that attempt to be funny, but none do it quicker or funnier that Ms. Loh.
Very witty, especially for a quick science podcast
This has become one of my favorite podcasts. Day after day, Ms. Loh continues to inform and entertain. Every single science story is well presented and at the end she comes up with some quip that more than likely will make me laugh out loud. Keep up the great work!
Necessary Part of My Podcast Fare
Tsing-Loh presents the latest in research and tech in a manner that is concise and informative.
Following up on one of her reports, to get more about the science behind it, is easy
because she always has the pertinent facts with no excess, except perhaps to make some nerdly pun.
She is so enjoyable that I also follow her lifestyle podcast as well
(the sort of thing which would normally not be my cup of tea).