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Cara Santa Maria

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Cara Santa Maria & The Skeptics Guide

The SciManDan Podcast

The wonderful Cara Santa Maria joined us this week to chat all things skeptical, how she got her start in science and of course she faces off against Catz in the Scientist game. You can find Cara here on twitter: @CaraSantaMaria And of course on The Skeptics Guide to the Universe too: https://www.theskepticsguide.org/ And here is her Talk Nerdy Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/talk-nerdy-with-cara-santa-maria/id832350989 Thank you all so much for listening and we'll see you next week.


12 Aug 2021

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Episode 575: Cara Santa Maria Interview

Cognitive Dissonance

Big thanks to Cara! Make sure to follow her at      Show Notes

1hr 21mins

3 May 2021

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Taint Misbehavin’ with Cara Santa Maria


Scientist Cara Santa Maria chats with Kurt and Scotty about a man calling 911 on a restaurant for too small clams, butthole sunning, creating a violent A.I. by making it read Reddit, a woman who brought 23 relatives to a blind date and a story about a lonely fish who has eaten all his friends!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


3 Nov 2020

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2.73: Cara Santa Maria


Our final episode (part 1) brings back Cara Santa Maria to discuss politics, science, the universe, and everything.

1hr 19mins

19 Oct 2020

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223 — Thanatology with Cara Santa Maria

Space Cave

Cara Santa Maria (@carasantamaria) is well-known in the science community. You might know her from Explorer, Brain Games, Bill Nye Saves The World, The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe podcast, or her own podcast, Talk Nerdy. She knows her stuff, and she’s currently getting a PhD in Clinical Psychology. We talk about that, Thanatology, the state of the world, how to manage during a pandemic, and lots more. Music at the end from Sales with White Jeans.

1hr 46mins

18 May 2020

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JOKER w/ Cara Santa Maria and Danny Palumbo

The Good, the Bad, and the Science

A superhero movie about the villain?! We're discussing JOKER with Cara Santa Maria from National Geographic's Brain Games and Danny Palumbo! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


4 Feb 2020

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Ep 209 | Fat Pile Friday - Most Sinful State Edition | Guest: Cara Santa Maria

Chewing the Fat with Jeff Fisher

Jeffy uncovers a Match.com scamming technique and he wants his money back! Animals Gone Wild?!?! A list of the most sinful states.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


27 Sep 2019

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Ep 209 | Fat Pile Friday - Most Sinful State Edition | Guest: Cara Santa Maria

Jeff Fisher Soundcloud

Jeffy uncovers a Match.com scamming technique and he wants his money back! Animals Gone Wild?!?! A list of the most sinful states.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


27 Sep 2019

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Cara Santa Maria || Clinical Psychology and Social Justice

The Psychology Podcast

Today it’s great to have Cara Santa Maria on the podcast. Cara is an Emmy and Knight Foundation Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, author, and podcaster. She is a correspondent on National Geographic’s flagship television series Explorer, and she is the creator and host of a weekly science podcast called Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria. Cara also co-hosts the popular Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast, and hosts the new podcast Fixed That for You. Additionally, she co-authored the Skeptics Guide to the Universe book with her podcast co-hosts and is the spokesperson for National Geographic’s Almanac 2019. Cara is a founding member of the Nerd Brigade and cofounded the annual science communication retreat #SciCommCamp. In this episode we discuss: The importance of studying the good death from a multidisciplinary perspective The challenges working with at-risk adolescent youth What it was like for Cara to shift focus from public science communicator to graduate school Cara’s focus on social justice and diversity within her clinical psychology research How depression and anxiety look different in different cultures and among different languages Barriers to accessibility to studying psychology through a social justice lens Cara’s personal hurdles as a woman in science Cara’s personal experience with Neil deGrasse Tyson The real meaning of free speech How #BelieveAllWomen and due process are not diametrically opposed to each other The importance of taking into account base rates when reasoning about the prevalence of sexual abuse The importance of being as unbiased as possible when encountering individuals Balancing #BelieveAllWomen with #NotAllMen The need for a multi-pronged approach to making social change What to do when social justice narratives conflict with the data The importance of existential-humanistic psychology Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

1hr 6mins

11 Jul 2019

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#115 Byron Pace, Cara Santa Maria, Hunting, Conservation & Africa

Into The Wilderness with Byron Pace

Coming to you from Namibia, this is a swapcast with Cara Santa Maria, on her podcast - Talk Nerdy. She interviewed Byron a few weeks back about hunting and its role in conservation, and we wanted to share that with you here as well. We also encourage you to go and check out the other guests on her excellent science based podcast. Importantly, we have an announcement about of our new partnership with Modern Huntsman, who have come on board to support us. Modern Huntsman: www.modernhuntsman.com Talk Nerdy & Cara Santa Maria: www.carasantamaria.com/podcast Support the show on patreon: www.patreon.com/pacebrothers

2hr 3mins

13 Jun 2019