Episode 33: Under the (Sexy) Sea

Birds do it, bees do it, and fish…. Fish definitely do it. Today’s episode features marine biologist Dr. Marah Hardt (@Marahh2o). Marah is the research director at Future of Fish, a nonprofit incubator working to create business solutions to ocean challenges. She is also the author of Sex in the Sea, an awesome book about the […]

Episode 31: Moon River (and Water)

Did you know that we’re looking for water on the moon? This week’s episode features Kathy Mandt, a senior research scientist at Southwest Research Institute and an adjoint professor at University of Texas – San Antonio. We talk about frost on the moon, planetary science and measuring photons with ultraviolet light. And the ever-present fight between […]

Episode 29: Captain (Exo)Planet

Space lovers, we have a fun new episode for you today! If you’ve been following NASA’s recent announcement about seven earth-sized planets around a single star, you might recognize the name Sara Seager. Dr. Seager is a professor of astronomy at MIT and expert in exoplanets. We recorded this podcast two days before the discovery made headlines, […]

Hello, World: How I plan to be a better STEM communicator

Columnist and Ph.D. student Sara Whitlock over at STAT recently wrote an article urging scientists to become better communicators. Go here and give it a read. It’s worth your time. One of her key points is that the majority of Americans don’t know any scientists. When researchers don’t explain how we do our jobs and what […]

Episode 26: The (Dinosaur) Brain Drain

dinosaur skeleton

Did you know we live among real dinosaurs everyday? It’s true! They’re called birds. In this episode, we discuss the dinosaur family tree and how birds learned to fly with Dr. Eugenia Gold. She is an Instructor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University and researches the brains of dinosaurs and their […]

A night at the (Air and Space) Museum

Air and Space museum

There are some opportunities that are too good to turn down. Celebrating the National Air and Space Museum’s 40th anniversary with a late night wander through the exhibits is definitely one of them. As part of the celebrations, the museum opened its doors at 8pm until 10am the next morning. They provided some drinks and food […]

When it comes to STEM, how are we training our sons?

We talk a lot about how to encourage young women to join and stay in STEM. Many amazing organizations, like Girls Who Code and the National Girls Collaborative Project, promote and develop women as scientists and engineers. But one thing we often overlook is how we’re teaching young men to act. Feminism (and STEMinism) isn’t a woman’s issue […]

Episode 22: On the Origin of (Modern Chin) Species

I know I say every episode is great. But this one really, really, really is. Our guest today is Jill Scott, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Iowa in paleoanthropology. She uses 3D imaging to determine the evolutionary significance of chins. Not only that, but Jill was a part of the team that analyzed and […]

5 podcasts on Lindsay’s playlist

I spend a lot of time telling you why you should listen to our latest interview, and for good reason! But we figured it was time for me to tell you what podcasts I like to listen to when I’m not talking to STEM superstars. Radiolab Radiolab, which comes out of WNYC, is one of the top of the […]

Episode 19: Let There Be (Clean) Light

Do you know where your electricity comes from? Dr. Anna Schneider does! She’s the co-founder and CTO of WattTime, a nonprofit that enables smart devices to automatically sync the times they use power from the energy grid to moments of very clean electricity. We chat about her journey from graduate school to running an eco-friendly energy start-up. Go listen. It’s […]