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ScienceBrunch

Science Brunch is a podcast that features irreverent but mostly factual conversation about famous scientists and their discoveries, recent scientific events, and random science-y stuff. It is hosted by friendly neighborhood weirdos Katie McKissick (Beatrice the Biologist; science communicator) and Mae Prynce [INSERT CAREER HERE].

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Episode 20 - J. Robert Oppenheimer

After leading the United States' successful scientific effort to become the first nation to develop the atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer spent the rest of his life advocating for international arms control.

44mins

16 Jan 2017

Rank #1

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Episode 4 - Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was (is!) a big deal, but why exactly? If your answer is "something-something-ummm....relativity?", you should probably listen to this episode.

47mins

18 Apr 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 3 - Rosalind Franklin

You've heard of Watson and Crick, but what about Rosalind Franklin? Without her, those guys might not have won the Nobel Prize, or you know ... figured out the structure of DNA.

41mins

4 Apr 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 10 - Katherine G. Johnson

One of NASA's original computers is turning 98 this summer. Her name is Katherine Johnson!

51mins

18 Jul 2016

Rank #4

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Episode 9 - Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall has made a scientific career of patiently waiting and watching. Thanks to her, we've learned more about chimpanzees in the past 50 years than ever before!

46mins

4 Jul 2016

Rank #5

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Episode 5 - Gregor Mendel

Which scientist was the best cook? Our bet's on Gregor Mendel who certainly had a killer split-pea soup recipe. Sometimes, science is delicious!

48mins

2 May 2016

Rank #6

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Episode 6 - Ada Lovelace

The first computer wasn't built until the mid-20th century, but that didn't stop Ada Lovelace from writing the first computer program in 1842!

42mins

16 May 2016

Rank #7

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Episode 23 - Barbara McClintock

Cytogeneticist Barbara McClintock proved chromosomal crossover in meiosis long before anyone in her field understood it.

44mins

3 Apr 2017

Rank #8

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Episode 7 - Galileo Galilei

The Roman Catholic Church wasn't fond of many of Galileo's ideas, but he didn't let that stop him.

40mins

6 Jun 2016

Rank #9

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Episode 13 - Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Santiago Ramón y Cajal is considered the "father of modern neuroscience" for his study and illustration of neurons -- work for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize.

38mins

3 Oct 2016

Rank #10