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Get your science on with the new podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Our hosts take on technology, attacks on science, climate change, and more, as they channel the power of science to make the world a better place.

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Get your science on with the new podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Our hosts take on technology, attacks on science, climate change, and more, as they channel the power of science to make the world a better place.

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Always fascinating

By MerKearns - Nov 05 2019
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Great podcast! Even if the topic doesn’t sound all that into, it always proves fascinating.

Got science

By juliaiowastate - Jul 19 2019
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Is GREAT I tried to give it five stars !!!!!

iTunes Ratings

121 Ratings
Average Ratings
102
11
2
1
5

Always fascinating

By MerKearns - Nov 05 2019
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Great podcast! Even if the topic doesn’t sound all that into, it always proves fascinating.

Got science

By juliaiowastate - Jul 19 2019
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Is GREAT I tried to give it five stars !!!!!

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Got Science?

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Get your science on with the new podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Our hosts take on technology, attacks on science, climate change, and more, as they channel the power of science to make the world a better place.

Rank #1: Ep. 48: A Dreamer’s Tale: Soil Microbes, Climate Change, and Being an Undocumented Scientist

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PhD candidate Evelyn Valdez-Ward talks about her family’s story, her research on soil and climate, and her experience mentoring younger students.

Dec 11 2018

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Rank #2: Ep. 63: Killer Heat in the United States

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Climate scientist Kristy Dahl explains off-the-charts deadly heat, just how bad it could get, and what we can do to avert the worst-case scenario.

Jul 16 2019

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Rank #3: Episode 15: Sunbeam Us Up: Solarizing Your Roof and the Electricity Grid

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Senior energy analysts Laura Wisland and John Rogers from the Union of Concerned Scientists discuss all things solar, from getting solar on your roof to connecting that energy to the power grid.

Aug 29 2017

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Rank #4: Episode 14: Failing Science: The Trump Administration's Six-Month Report Card

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Dr. Gretchen Goldman, research director for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists and co-author of the new UCS report "Sidelining Science since Day One", talks about the Trump administration's attacks on science, their real-life consequences, and how scientists and the public can fight back.

Aug 15 2017

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Rank #5: Ep. 55: What’s the Deal With the Green New Deal?

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Dr. Rachel Cleetus, an economist and climate expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists, puts the ambitious Congressional resolution under the microscope.

Mar 26 2019

29mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 65: Keeping the Power On During a Climate Crisis

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How do electricity grid operators make sure there’s always enough energy to meet demand? Energy expert Julie McNamara reveals the painfully wasteful answer.

Aug 13 2019

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Rank #7: Ep. 38: The Science of Forest Fires: Culture, Climate, and Combustion

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Professor John Bailey, an expert on all things fire, tells us about controlled burning, silviculture and why Smokey Bear had it all wrong.

Jul 24 2018

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Rank #8: Ep. 31: Navigating The Climate Change Minefield With Michael Mann

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One of the nation’s most respected (and harassed) scientists, Dr. Michael Mann, discusses the climate change tipping point and battling forces of denial.

Apr 17 2018

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Rank #9: Episode 23: Electric Vehicles Just Won't Stall

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Straight from the Los Angeles auto show, UCS engineer David Reichmuth talks about the drive to make EVs more accessible, affordable, and ubiquitous.

Dec 19 2017

29mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 36: Coastal Homes and Properties at Risk: Sea Level Rise, Flooding, and Inundation

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Economist and climate change expert Dr. Rachel Cleetus discusses new analysis that pairs NOAA climate change research with Zillow real estate data to show the threat to coastal property.

Jun 26 2018

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Rank #11: Episode 16: Real Talk with Mustafa Ali: Science, Environmental Justice, and Power

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Mustafa Ali was a chief environmental justice official and founding member of the Office of Environmental Justice at the Environmental Protection Agency. He talks about his experience at the EPA, his decision to resign, and the importance of science in environmental justice.

Sep 12 2017

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Rank #12: Ep. 67: Champions of Breakfast: How Cereal Companies Can Take a Bite Out of Climate Change

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Analyst Karen Perry Stillerman discusses how cereal makers can help farmers improve soil health, prevent water pollution, and reduce the climate impact of our agricultural system.

Sep 10 2019

28mins

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Rank #13: Episode 12: When Rising Seas Hit Home: What Coastal Communities Can Expect, and When to Expect It

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Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, brings us startling new research on sea level rise and the hard choices ahead for coastal communities. More at: http://www.ucsusa.org/risingseashithome

Jul 18 2017

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Rank #14: Ep. 66: HBO’s Chernobyl Sparks Questions About US Nuclear Power Safety

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Physicist Ed Lyman discusses new safety threats to US nuclear reactors and why risks here are different than in Russia.

Aug 27 2019

27mins

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Rank #15: Episode 13: Living with Rising Seas: Stories from Chronically Flooded Communities

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UCS scientist and climate advocate Nicole Hernandez Hammer and Pulitzer-prize nominated journalist and UCS fellow Derrick Z. Jackson talk about what they are seeing on the ground in chronically flooded coastal communities.

Aug 01 2017

28mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 25: Who's Responsible for Climate Damages?

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Dr. Peter Frumhoff discusses how science is pinpointing companies’ impacts

Jan 23 2018

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Rank #17: Ep. 52: The Ethical Question of Autonomous Vehicles

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Mobility and equity Kendall Science Fellow Dr. Richard Ezike walks us through the equity implications of autonomous vehicles (AVs), and the infrastructure overhaul needed to get AVs on the road.

Feb 12 2019

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Rank #18: Ep. 32: Nuclear Power Reactors: Is Smaller Better?

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How much do you know about nuclear power? Dr. Edwin Lyman, internationally recognized expert on nuclear proliferation, walks us through nuclear power, its associated risks, and small modular reactors.

May 01 2018

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Rank #19: Ep. 46: The Broccoli Backstory: Dr. Ricardo Salvador Explains the System Behind the Supermarket

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Agricultural scientist Dr. Ricardo Salvador tells the story of how our food really gets to the grocery store, and discusses the urgent need for a sustainable and equitable food system.

Nov 13 2018

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Rank #20: Ep. 62: Clean Energy Momentum: From Goals to Gigawatts

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Ep. 62: Clean Energy Momentum: From Goals to Gigawatts by Union of Concerned Scientists

Jul 02 2019

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