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: iTunes | 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

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: iTunes | 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

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: iTunes | 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

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: iTunes | 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

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: iTunes | 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

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: iTunes | 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

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: iTunes | 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

Ep 6: Lamar Smith’s hearing on climate science

Apr. 6, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/316394092-user-434246752-ep-6-lamar-smiths-hearing-on-climate-science.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe review the House Committee’s hearing on climate science and the scientific method. We explore the conflict between the Republicans’ supposed dismay at the drop in public trust in

Ep 5: Emily Vraga, science advocacy and the March on Science

Apr. 3, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/315873507-user-434246752-ep-5-emily-vraga-science-advocacy-and-the-march-on-science.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSEmily Vraga has researched how advocacy affects a scientists’ credibility (spoiler alert: it doesn’t necessarily). She joins us as co-host to discuss her research and it’s implications for the upcoming

Ep 4: Previewing the climate science denial hearing

Mar. 29, 2017 by

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/315034517-user-434246752-ep-4-previewing-the-climate-science-denial-hearing.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe preview the upcoming hearing on Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method. We also discuss Lamar Smith’s speech at the Heartland Institute conference, previewing the hearing. Techniques used to