Ep 18: Robert Mac on science comedy, part 2

Aug. 3, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/336088642-user-434246752-ep-18-robert-mac-on-science-comedy-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPart 2 of our interview with stand-up comedian Robert Mac on telling Mormon jokes in Utah, the tension between accuracy and comedy, herd mentality and the different types of laughs. Special

Ep 17: Robert Mac on the secrets of comedy, part 1

Jul. 11, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/332689730-user-434246752-ep-17-robert-mac-on-the-secret-of-comedy-part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSStand-up comedian Robert Mac gives a master class on comedy and story-telling, explaining how to show-don’t-tell, lay breadcrumbs, funnel your stories from wide to narrow, and understand your audience. Special thanks

Ep 16: Katharine Hayhoe on shared values

Jul. 7, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/332109505-user-434246752-ep-16-katharine-hayhoe-on-shared-values.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWe talk to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about cheerfully responding to climate misinformation, finding shared values with your audience, finding hope in climate solutions, and denial mansplaining. Links from this episode

Ep 13: The science of climate science denial

May. 15, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/322668433-user-434246752-ep-13-the-science-of-climate-science-denial.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJohn Cook and Peter Jacobs critique a National Review article by Oren Cass that misrepresents their 2016 paper on the scientific consensus on climate change. They discuss the techniques of climate science

Ep 12: Risks and rewards of science comedy

May. 12, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/322310191-user-434246752-ep-12-risks-and-rewards-of-science-comedy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSCommunication researcher Emily Vraga joins us as co-host again to discuss science comedy. She explains her research into how comedy can increase credibility, engagement and reduce perceived aggression. We also critique a

Ep 11: Sarah Myhre and scrappy science communication

May. 4, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/320940080-user-434246752-ep-11-sarah-myhre-and-scrappy-science-communication.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSClimate scientist Sarah Myhre talks about her scrappy science communication: how she draws on expert witness training, hands-on experience, human emotions and transparency to build resilience and effectively communicate the science

Ep 10: Breaking Debunking: William Happer’s carbon cycle myth

Apr. 28, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/319937165-user-434246752-ep-10-breaking-debunking-william-happers-carbon-cycle-myth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn our first “Breaking Debunking” mini-episode, John Cook and Peter Jacobs explain how the carbon cycle works (the CO2 we breath out originally came from the air) and debunk William Happer’s myth

Ep 9: Joining the March for Science

Apr. 26, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/319566730-user-434246752-ep-9-joining-the-march-for-science.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJohn Cook and Peter Jacobs join the March for Science in Washington D.C. They speak to the marchers about how far they came to attend the march, why it’s so important

Ep 8: Heartland Institute’s misinformation campaign into schools

Apr. 17, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/318084034-user-434246752-ep-8-heartland-institutes-misinformation-campaign-into-schools.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSLast month, the Heartland Institute sent a climate denial booklet to 25,000 teachers around the US. We look at the why and how of this book. What is the chief motivation for the book’s

Ep 7: Kim Cobb and the March for Science

Apr. 10, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/316980576-user-434246752-ep-7-kim-cobb-and-the-march-for-science.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSKim Cobb talks about her rousing speech supporting science at a street rally in San Francisco. She also talks about her broader efforts to communicate climate science, the important role of