The Nerd Heard
By Ryan Vachon
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The Nerd Heard is an exploratory podcast. In each episode we examine one aspect of research or use of fascinating science. We delve into the foundations of a field, and more importantly, meet the people who are pushing it's boundaries. Why are they doing it? Where is the field going? And how is it changing our lives? This is a chance for people, embedded in a specialization, to pry open our minds. It's a chance for listeners to make their own connections to new ways of thinking. Our host is Ryan Vachon. Ryan Vachon is a trained scientist in measuring weather and climate with chemistry found in rain and snow. He is currently a research associate at the University of Colorado's Consortium for Capacity Building and Director of Earth Initiatives and director of Earth Initiatives. Kick back and enjoy The Nerd Heard.
||CleanTrisha Shrum - It's all in how you ask the question||More on Trisha Shrum, Ph.D. - Behavioral Economist with Earth Lab Trisha examines how ranchers in the United States make decisions around drought. The premise of her research suggests that if we better understand what drives people's actions...||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMikki McComb-Kobza - Taking shark research to the people||More on Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza Her life in shark research started as a youth. Fear transformed into fascination for one of the world's most interesting and feared ocean predators. Sharks. Despite their reputation as ominous...||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMickey Glantz - Learning Lessons about Humans and Our Changing Environment||More on Mickey Glantz, Ph.D. - The Consortium for Capacity Building, University of Colorado For decades Mickey Glantz has explored the world, scrutinizing how people function under duress - namely in situations where weather and climate...||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJane Palmer - Packaging Science for Consumption||More on Jane Palmer - Science Journalist Jane Palmer is an adventurer of science. She delves deeply into all of the details of research, goes into the field to see how humans interface with the natural world and then places her thoughts and...||12/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUrsula Rick - The Science Informant||More On Ursula Rick, Ph.D. - Western Water Assessment Ursula is one of The Rocky Mountain's critical voices for sharing information about water that feeds people, communities and industry. Just like the long path of water...||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFernado Briones - An outsider helping cultures make wise decisions around natural disasters||http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenerdheard/Fernando_Briones_on_2016-11-03_at_14.06_002.m4a More on Fernando Briones, Ph.D. - The Consortium for Capacity Building, University of Colorado Fernando is a social scientist in the field of Disaster Risk...||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLauren Pierpoint – Do you learn from your injuries? Lauren does.||More on Lauren Pierpoint – Graduate student at University of Colorado, Denver. Part of a healthy life is being able to do what makes us happy. What if what makes us happy causes serious injuries? Skiing? Football? Running? What...||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarah Spaulding – Microbiology that whispers about the health our freshwater||More on Sarah Spaulding, Ph.D. – US Geological Survey. Freshwater is the backbone of individuals, businesses and societies, and its quality is critical to our prosperity. Sarah studies tiny and very sensitive organisms, called diatoms, to...||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve Montzka - Taking the pulse of our ozone layer||More on Steve Montzka, Ph.D. – NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory. Steve works at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), measuring trace gases (gases found in small amounts) in our atmosphere to determine the health of our ozone...||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|