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Worried the world’s going to hell in a handbasket? There’s still hope! Our weekly conversational podcast dives into a question affecting everyone on the planet right now or in the next ten years: climate change, clean energy, space exploration, autonomous cars, artificial intelligence, antibiotics, cancer, and bio-tech. Our guests are on the front lines: scientists, doctors, engineers, politicians — even a reverend. We work towards action steps our listeners can take with their voice, their vote, and their dollar. Hosted by Quinn Emmett and Brian Colbert Kennedy.

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Worried the world’s going to hell in a handbasket? There’s still hope! Our weekly conversational podcast dives into a question affecting everyone on the planet right now or in the next ten years: climate change, clean energy, space exploration, autonomous cars, artificial intelligence, antibiotics, cancer, and bio-tech. Our guests are on the front lines: scientists, doctors, engineers, politicians — even a reverend. We work towards action steps our listeners can take with their voice, their vote, and their dollar. Hosted by Quinn Emmett and Brian Colbert Kennedy.

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217 Ratings
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215
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Great Start

By Sncogswell - Feb 02 2018
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Looking forward to more important and not important content.

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By 88Mag - Jan 27 2018
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This was all I expected and more. Thanks for putting this together and for sharing.

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Important, Not Important

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Worried the world’s going to hell in a handbasket? There’s still hope! Our weekly conversational podcast dives into a question affecting everyone on the planet right now or in the next ten years: climate change, clean energy, space exploration, autonomous cars, artificial intelligence, antibiotics, cancer, and bio-tech. Our guests are on the front lines: scientists, doctors, engineers, politicians — even a reverend. We work towards action steps our listeners can take with their voice, their vote, and their dollar. Hosted by Quinn Emmett and Brian Colbert Kennedy.

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Rank #1: #14: How do we improve America’s agriculture system?

Apr 24 2018
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In Episode 14, Quinn (Brian abandoned him) asks himself: How do we improve America’s agriculture system? On the mic, Emily Cassidy, the Sustainability Science Manager at the illustrious and beautiful California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and a leading member of their new climate action initiative, Planet Vision. Emily's the co-author of a highly cited paper called “Solutions for a Cultivated Planet”, investigating how to sustainably feed 9 billion people.  Today we put Emily’s long background in natural resources science to use and discuss the steps America, and Americans, need to take to improve our food system, and make it healthier. For the air, for the land, for the water, and for each of us, inside our bodies. Also: Jane Goodall, and cow farts vs. cow burps. Links:  Emily Cassidy on Twitter PlanetVision on Twitter California Academy of Sciences PlanetVision JANE documentary Netherlands greenhouses Added Sugars on the new nutrition label Michael Pollan on how to eat: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” BBC: Most nutritious foods Trump’s Book Club: A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

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Rank #2: #15: Can carbon capture be a building block in climate action, Part II?

May 01 2018
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In Episode 15, Quinn and Brian dig deeper and ask: Can carbon capture be a building block in climate action, part II? On the mic: Akshat Rathi, a reporter for Quartz in London. He wrote a series last year called The Race to Zero Emissions about carbon capture, and we dig into that, and the next 10 years of CCS, today. Akshat’s resume: he’s previously worked at The Economist and The Conversation. His writing has appeared in Nature, The Guardian and The Hindu. He has a PhD in chemistry from Oxford University and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, and if that isn’t enough to convince you, well I’m sorry. Links: Akshat Rathi on Twitter “The Race to Zero Emissions” series Carbon Engineering Canada’s first carbon capture power plant Illinois carbon capture plant The Clean Air Task Force Carbon Capture Coalition The Social Cost of Carbon Trump’s Book Club: Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord   This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

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Rank #3: #16: Clouds ruin EVERYTHING

May 08 2018
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In Episode 16, Quinn & Brian ask: what's the future of climate modeling? Also, what's a climate model? Enter Dr. Kate Marvel. She's a climate scientist and a writer. A theoretical physicist by training, she is now an associate research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University’s Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. Because, sure. Dr. Marvel's research focuses on how human activities affect the climate and what we can expect in the future, using satellite observations, computer models, and basic physics to study the human impact on variables from rainfall patterns to cloud cover. Links: Dr. Kate Marvel on Twitter Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity The Earth System Grid Marvel Climate We Need Courage, Not Hope - OnBeing Her pick for Trump’s Book Club: The Constitution of the United States of America Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord   This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

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Rank #4: #17: What’s the future of emergency medical systems in the age of climate change?

May 15 2018
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In Episode 17, Quinn & Brian ask: What’s the future of emergency medical systems in the age of climate change? Joining us: Jason Friesen, the founder and executive director of Trek Medics, a 501 c3 registered NGO dedicated to creating or improving emergency medical systems in communities without reliable access to emergency care through innovative mobile phone technologies. We talk about the current and future state of emergency medical systems in the age of climate change. Because the big one's coming. Jason would like you to know that they make their services available to all communities, regardless of race, religion, or creed. He's saved six lives since Brian woke up. Links:  TrekMedics.org Trek Medics on Instagram Disaster Preparedness Team Rubicon Charity Navigator Zello 5 steps to emergency response: Can you help? Did you find the patient? Do you need additional resources? Are you able to transport the patient? Did you get to your destination? Jason’s pick for Trump’s Book Club: The Little Prince, by Antoine Saint Exupery Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter and buy cool gear at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

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Rank #5: #18: A new science foundation in America

May 22 2018
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In Episode 18, Quinn & Brian try to build a more flexible, approachable, and fun new science foundation in America. But they don't know where to start. Enter the legendary Phil Plait, the “Bad Astronomer”. He's an astronomer (obviously), author, and science communicator extraordinaire and we chat about rebuilding the foundations of American science. And that, friends, starts with enthusiasm. Science — f**k yeah! Links:  Phil Plait on Twitter Phil’s blog Phil’s newsletter The Science and Entertainment Exchange Global Weirding Crash Course 314 Action Trump’s Book Club: The Madhouse Effect by Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

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Rank #6: #13: A blueprint for suing the pants off fossil fuel companies

Apr 17 2018
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In Episode 13, Quinn and Brian plot a blueprint for suing the pants off fossil fuel companies. Of course we don't know where to start, so we asked for help. Meet the mastermind: Mayor Serge Dedina of tiny Imperial Beach, California, one of the first cities to sue fossil fuel companies for climate change damages. We discuss what led to their suit, but more importantly, actions other cities should be taking to plan for the future, including their own legal action. Also: surfing, Nazis, and grandmas. Links: Mayor Serge Dedina on Twitter Wild Coast Serge’s book choice: Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari Blue Carbon Australia Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

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Rank #7: #19: What’s the future of antibiotics?

May 29 2018
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In Episode 19, Quinn & Brian asks: What’s the future of antibiotics? To answer: the irrepressible Dr. Gautam Dantas, the professor of pathology and immunology and biomedical engineering at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. He leads the Dantas Lab, where they work at the interface of microbial genomics, ecology, synthetic biology, and systems biology, to understand, harness, and engineer the biochemical processing potential of microbial communities. We have a lovely, not terrifying chat about designing new antibiotics in the post-antibiotic area. Topics covered include bacteria as the O.G., Thanos, precision medicine, cows, horror shows from the ancient past buried in ice cores, and your vote and where it should go.  Links:  Dr. Gautam Dantas on Twitter Dantas Lab “Why Some Bacteria Eat Antibiotics”, NBC News “Antibiotic Resistance is Ancient”, Science Daily Trump’s Book Club: Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

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Rank #8: #12: Can algorithms predict the next major pandemic?

Apr 10 2018
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In Episode 12, Quinn and Brian ask: Can algorithms predict the next major pandemic? Pretty please? Joining us: Dr. Sam Scarpino, Assistant Professor of Marine & Environmental Sciences and Physics and a core faculty member in the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University. We discuss whether, and if so, how advanced algorithms and data science can help predict and prevent the next major pandemic.  Also, the importance of a liberal arts education, bad wifi in 2018, and my wife’s iPhone.  Links:  Dr. Sam Scarpino on Twitter Sam’s book selection: On Immunity: An Inoculation Dharma.ai Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord   This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

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Rank #9: #28: Why the Hell is Space Exploration Important When the Planet is Literally on Fire?

Jul 31 2018
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In Episode 28, Quinn & Brian ask: why the hell is space exploration important when the planet is literally on fire? To answer that, they’ve brought on The Space Gal, Emily Calandrelli. And boy does she set the record straight. Emily is an MIT-engineer turned Emmy-nominated science host on TV and online, and she’s also a children’s book author. Join us as we discuss the history of space exploration, what she’d do as NASA administrator/dictator, and her own upbringing in West Virginia. Links: Emily Calandrelli “The Space Gal” on Twitter NASA Space Grant Ada Lace Bill Nye Saves The World Trump’s Book Club: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord   This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

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Rank #10: #27: What Happens When the Atlantic Ocean Invades the Arctic Ocean?

Jul 24 2018
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In Episode 27, Quinn & Brian ask: what happens when the Atlantic Ocean invades the Arctic Ocean? Our guest: Julia Roberson, vice president of relations for the Ocean Conservancy in Washington D.C. Julia takes complex issues, like one ocean invading another, and makes them real and relevant to human beings, and finally (and most specific for us) helps us act on them. She’s damn funny and way smarter than us, but once again, a gentle reminder: it’s a low, low bar. Links: Julia Roberson on Twitter Ocean Conservancy on Twitter Tuskfish use TOOLS Bye, lobsters! The Atlantic Ocean is Invading the Arctic Ocean Ocean acidification The great Pacific garbage patch Straws are no bueno Trump Book Club: The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

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Rank #1: #14: How do we improve America’s agriculture system?

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In Episode 14, Quinn (Brian abandoned him) asks himself: How do we improve America’s agriculture system? On the mic, Emily Cassidy, the Sustainability Science Manager at the illustrious and beautiful California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and a leading member of their new climate action initiative, Planet Vision. Emily's the co-author of a highly cited paper called “Solutions for a Cultivated Planet”, investigating how to sustainably feed 9 billion people.  Today we put Emily’s long background in natural resources science to use and discuss the steps America, and Americans, need to take to improve our food system, and make it healthier. For the air, for the land, for the water, and for each of us, inside our bodies. Also: Jane Goodall, and cow farts vs. cow burps. Links:  Emily Cassidy on Twitter PlanetVision on Twitter California Academy of Sciences PlanetVision JANE documentary Netherlands greenhouses Added Sugars on the new nutrition label Michael Pollan on how to eat: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” BBC: Most nutritious foods Trump’s Book Club: A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

Apr 24 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #2: #15: Can carbon capture be a building block in climate action, Part II?

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In Episode 15, Quinn and Brian dig deeper and ask: Can carbon capture be a building block in climate action, part II? On the mic: Akshat Rathi, a reporter for Quartz in London. He wrote a series last year called The Race to Zero Emissions about carbon capture, and we dig into that, and the next 10 years of CCS, today. Akshat’s resume: he’s previously worked at The Economist and The Conversation. His writing has appeared in Nature, The Guardian and The Hindu. He has a PhD in chemistry from Oxford University and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, and if that isn’t enough to convince you, well I’m sorry. Links: Akshat Rathi on Twitter “The Race to Zero Emissions” series Carbon Engineering Canada’s first carbon capture power plant Illinois carbon capture plant The Clean Air Task Force Carbon Capture Coalition The Social Cost of Carbon Trump’s Book Club: Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord   This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

May 01 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #3: #16: Clouds ruin EVERYTHING

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In Episode 16, Quinn & Brian ask: what's the future of climate modeling? Also, what's a climate model? Enter Dr. Kate Marvel. She's a climate scientist and a writer. A theoretical physicist by training, she is now an associate research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University’s Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. Because, sure. Dr. Marvel's research focuses on how human activities affect the climate and what we can expect in the future, using satellite observations, computer models, and basic physics to study the human impact on variables from rainfall patterns to cloud cover. Links: Dr. Kate Marvel on Twitter Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity The Earth System Grid Marvel Climate We Need Courage, Not Hope - OnBeing Her pick for Trump’s Book Club: The Constitution of the United States of America Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord   This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

May 08 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #4: #17: What’s the future of emergency medical systems in the age of climate change?

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In Episode 17, Quinn & Brian ask: What’s the future of emergency medical systems in the age of climate change? Joining us: Jason Friesen, the founder and executive director of Trek Medics, a 501 c3 registered NGO dedicated to creating or improving emergency medical systems in communities without reliable access to emergency care through innovative mobile phone technologies. We talk about the current and future state of emergency medical systems in the age of climate change. Because the big one's coming. Jason would like you to know that they make their services available to all communities, regardless of race, religion, or creed. He's saved six lives since Brian woke up. Links:  TrekMedics.org Trek Medics on Instagram Disaster Preparedness Team Rubicon Charity Navigator Zello 5 steps to emergency response: Can you help? Did you find the patient? Do you need additional resources? Are you able to transport the patient? Did you get to your destination? Jason’s pick for Trump’s Book Club: The Little Prince, by Antoine Saint Exupery Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter and buy cool gear at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

May 15 2018
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #5: #18: A new science foundation in America

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In Episode 18, Quinn & Brian try to build a more flexible, approachable, and fun new science foundation in America. But they don't know where to start. Enter the legendary Phil Plait, the “Bad Astronomer”. He's an astronomer (obviously), author, and science communicator extraordinaire and we chat about rebuilding the foundations of American science. And that, friends, starts with enthusiasm. Science — f**k yeah! Links:  Phil Plait on Twitter Phil’s blog Phil’s newsletter The Science and Entertainment Exchange Global Weirding Crash Course 314 Action Trump’s Book Club: The Madhouse Effect by Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

May 22 2018
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #6: #13: A blueprint for suing the pants off fossil fuel companies

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In Episode 13, Quinn and Brian plot a blueprint for suing the pants off fossil fuel companies. Of course we don't know where to start, so we asked for help. Meet the mastermind: Mayor Serge Dedina of tiny Imperial Beach, California, one of the first cities to sue fossil fuel companies for climate change damages. We discuss what led to their suit, but more importantly, actions other cities should be taking to plan for the future, including their own legal action. Also: surfing, Nazis, and grandmas. Links: Mayor Serge Dedina on Twitter Wild Coast Serge’s book choice: Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari Blue Carbon Australia Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

Apr 17 2018
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #7: #19: What’s the future of antibiotics?

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In Episode 19, Quinn & Brian asks: What’s the future of antibiotics? To answer: the irrepressible Dr. Gautam Dantas, the professor of pathology and immunology and biomedical engineering at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. He leads the Dantas Lab, where they work at the interface of microbial genomics, ecology, synthetic biology, and systems biology, to understand, harness, and engineer the biochemical processing potential of microbial communities. We have a lovely, not terrifying chat about designing new antibiotics in the post-antibiotic area. Topics covered include bacteria as the O.G., Thanos, precision medicine, cows, horror shows from the ancient past buried in ice cores, and your vote and where it should go.  Links:  Dr. Gautam Dantas on Twitter Dantas Lab “Why Some Bacteria Eat Antibiotics”, NBC News “Antibiotic Resistance is Ancient”, Science Daily Trump’s Book Club: Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

May 29 2018
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #8: #12: Can algorithms predict the next major pandemic?

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In Episode 12, Quinn and Brian ask: Can algorithms predict the next major pandemic? Pretty please? Joining us: Dr. Sam Scarpino, Assistant Professor of Marine & Environmental Sciences and Physics and a core faculty member in the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University. We discuss whether, and if so, how advanced algorithms and data science can help predict and prevent the next major pandemic.  Also, the importance of a liberal arts education, bad wifi in 2018, and my wife’s iPhone.  Links:  Dr. Sam Scarpino on Twitter Sam’s book selection: On Immunity: An Inoculation Dharma.ai Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord   This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

Apr 10 2018
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #9: #28: Why the Hell is Space Exploration Important When the Planet is Literally on Fire?

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In Episode 28, Quinn & Brian ask: why the hell is space exploration important when the planet is literally on fire? To answer that, they’ve brought on The Space Gal, Emily Calandrelli. And boy does she set the record straight. Emily is an MIT-engineer turned Emmy-nominated science host on TV and online, and she’s also a children’s book author. Join us as we discuss the history of space exploration, what she’d do as NASA administrator/dictator, and her own upbringing in West Virginia. Links: Emily Calandrelli “The Space Gal” on Twitter NASA Space Grant Ada Lace Bill Nye Saves The World Trump’s Book Club: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord   This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

Jul 31 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #10: #27: What Happens When the Atlantic Ocean Invades the Arctic Ocean?

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In Episode 27, Quinn & Brian ask: what happens when the Atlantic Ocean invades the Arctic Ocean? Our guest: Julia Roberson, vice president of relations for the Ocean Conservancy in Washington D.C. Julia takes complex issues, like one ocean invading another, and makes them real and relevant to human beings, and finally (and most specific for us) helps us act on them. She’s damn funny and way smarter than us, but once again, a gentle reminder: it’s a low, low bar. Links: Julia Roberson on Twitter Ocean Conservancy on Twitter Tuskfish use TOOLS Bye, lobsters! The Atlantic Ocean is Invading the Arctic Ocean Ocean acidification The great Pacific garbage patch Straws are no bueno Trump Book Club: The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison Quinn Emmett on Twitter Brian Colbert Kennedy on Twitter Intro/outro by Tim Blane Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Like and share us on Facebook! Check us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! Pin us on Pinterest! Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr! Ok that’s enough good lord This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux

Jul 24 2018
55 mins
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