095: Two Degrees with Alan Gratz

Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of 18 novels for young readers, including Ground Zero, Refugee, Allies, Grenade, Prisoner B-3087, Projekt 1065, and Ban This Book. His …

094: The Art of DALL-E 2 with Mark Chen

DALL-E 2 is a new AI system that can create realistic images and art from written text descriptions. Mark Chen is a research scientist at OpenAI, the company the created DALL-E 2. He joins …

093: The Physics of Baseball with Alan Nathan

Alan Nathan has been a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois since 1977, but for the past 10 years, he has expanded his research interests to focus on the …

092: The Kings of Pain with Adam Thorn and Rob Alleva

The History Channel show, “Kings of Pain,” follows wildlife biologist Adam Thorn and professional animal handler Rob “Caveman” Alleva as they get …

091: Proteins and Proteomics with Neil Kelleher

Proteins are one of the main drivers of human diseases. Scientists are now mapping all of the proteins in the human body in a similar way to how the Human Genome Project mapped genes. On …

090: The Tale of Tails with Bo Xia

Why don't I have a tail? That's the question that Bo Xia asked himself when he was a little kid. Bo is now a PhD candidate at NYU Grossman School of …

089: The Fungi Hunt with Ellen Holste

Hidden ten miles south of Hastings, Michigan and only accessible via an old gravel road is the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, a nature center and …

088: Time Travel with Paul Davies

Paul Davies is a theoretical physicist at Arizona State University where he leads the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science. His research …

087: The Search in the Stars with Wael Farah

Wael Farah is a research scientist at the SETI Institute, where he searches the stars for alien life. The Allen Telescope Array (ATA), where Wael conducts his research, is located at the …

086: How Dogs Think with Gregory Berns

What do our dogs think about all day? Do dogs experience emotions like people do? Gregory Berns is a bestselling author and a professor at Emory University where he studies animal …

085: Firebeetles with Sara Lewis

In some parts of the world they're known as fireflies. In other parts, they're called lightning bugs. On this episode of The Show About Science, Sara …

084: The Serendipitous Zebrafish Discovery with Keith Cheng and Máté Varga

A scientist from Budapest who immigrated to the US in the 1930s. A beloved and common pet store fish. And a researcher looking at genes that suppress the growth of cancerous tumors. On this …

083: Supernovas with Sarafina Nance

Sarafina Nance is an American astrophysicist and science communicator who is a PhD student in the Department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. She joins Nate on this …

082: Cockroaches with Dominic Evangelista

Dominic Evangelista is an evolutionary biologist who studies how biodiversity originates through evolutionary processes. And what creature on this …

081: Ick! with Melissa Stewart

Okay kids, prepare your parents for a totally gross and super awesome interview! On this episode of The Show About Science, author Melissa Stewart takes us on a gross journey through the …

080: Lemurs with Anne Yoder

Anne Yoder is a biologist, researcher, and professor at Duke University. When Anne was in college, a serendipitous visit to the Duke Lemur Center …

079: Planetary Geology with Bethany Ehlmann

Bethany Ehlmann is a professor of planetary science at CalTech and a research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She joins Nate on this …

Transmissions From The Quarantine: Day 2

We have transmissions from Hannah and Antonio in Italy (which has been on lockdown for a week) and Arlo in Virginia.

What are you doing to keep busy? How are you feeling right now? Call our …

Transmissions From The Quarantine: Day 1

School has been shut down. People are working from home. Now more than ever, we need to stay connected. What are you doing to keep busy? How are you …

078: The Coronavirus with Tara C. Smith

Tara C. Smith has studied infectious diseases for twenty years in the U.S. and other countries around the globe. She currently leads the Smith Emerging Infections Laboratory at Kent State …

077: The Cosmic Microwave Background with Sasha Rahlin

The South Pole Telescope (SPT) is a 10-meter diameter telescope located in Antarctica that is taking pictures of our Universe. Sasha Rahlin is an …

Introducing The Show About Titanic (Bonus Episode)

I've been helping to produce a new podcast called The Show About Titanic. It's hosted by my friend Edward who knows everything there is to know about the Titanic. This episode is called …

076: The Global Genome Initiative with Vanessa González

Everything that's alive has a genome. On this episode of The Show About Science, we go behind the scenes at The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History where scientists are working …

075: They Call Me Dr. Poop with Rachel Santymire

What can we learn from studying poop? Who better to ask than Dr. Poop! Rachel Santymire, Ph.D., is director of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Davee Center for …

Andrew & Polly from Ear Snacks Go for the Moon (Bonus Episode)

Our podcasting pals, Andrew & Polly, have some awesome news and I'm super excited to share it with you!

Award-winning children’s music duo Andrew …

074: Forensic Science with Mike Haag

Over on my other podcast, The Show About Politics & History, we've been visiting The Sixth Floor Museum to understand what happened when …

073: Asian Carp with Eve Barrs

On this episode of The Show About Science, Nate visits the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago to talk about asian carp and the risks they pose to the Great Lakes.

His guest, Eve Barrs, is an …

072: Nanotechnology with Mark Hersam

Mark Hersam is a professor of Chemistry and Materials Science Engineering at Northwestern University. He joins Nate in The Show About Science studio …

071: A Tumble Extravaganza

On this episode of The Show About Science, we’re teaming up with Lindsay and Marshall, the hosts of Tumble, to listen back to some of their favorite moments from Season 4 of the show.

This …

070: Meet the Mesopredators with Laura Prugh

Laura Prugh is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Wildlife Sciences at the University of Washington. There, she studies the dynamics of wildlife …

Why Are Kids Striking Against Climate Change? (Bonus Episode)

Hey Show About Science fans! I've been working hard on a new podcast and I want to share a few episodes with you. It's called The Show About Politics …

Talking (More Than) Politics With Jeb Bush (Bonus Episode)

Hey Show About Science fans! I've been working hard on a new podcast and I want to share a few episodes with you. It's called The Show About Politics …

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks (Bonus Episode)

Hey Show About Science fans! I've been working hard on a new podcast and I want to share a few episodes with you. It's called The Show About Politics …

069: A Field Trip to the California Academy of Sciences

It's time for a field trip! On this episode, Nate heads out of the studio to visit three scientists who work at The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. First, Nate interviews …

068: Do House-Elves Clean Your Brain While You Sleep with Ken Paller

"Do House-Elves Clean Your Brain While You Sleep?" That's the title of an exciting new article featured in Frontiers for Young Minds by Ken Paller. Ken is a professor at Northwestern …

067: Youth v. Climate Part 2 with Dr. Sylvia Earle (Live)

Nate returns to the Coal+Ice stage with his second guest, Sylvia Earle, for another live taping of The Show About Science. Dr. Earle is an oceanographer, explorer, and author working to …

066: Youth v. Climate Part 1 with Captain Don Walsh (Live)

Captain Don Walsh is a retired U.S. Navy submarine captain, who in addition to his work as an oceanographer has made 40 expeditions to the Arctic. On January 23, 1960, he and Jacques …

065: Parasites and Viruses with Shannon Bennett (Live at the Apple Store 09/12/2018)

Shannon Bennett is the Chief of Science and the Harry W. and Diana V. Hind Dean of Science and Research Collections at the California Academy of …

064: Space Junk with John Crassidis

After graduating with his PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, John Crassidis went to work at the NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center. Now he's a professor at the State University of …

063: Be Straw Free with Milo Cress

Milo Cress was 9 when he started the Be Straw Free project. Now 17, Milo's research and activism have convinced organizations like Starbucks and the Shedd Aquarium to stop offering …

062: Black Holes with Bob McNees

In outer space, there are objects so powerful that nothing can escape their gravitational pull. They're called black holes. Bob McNees is a physicist …

061: Cryptokitties with Dieter Shirley

CryptoKitties is a game centered around breedable, collectible, and oh-so-adorable creatures called CryptoKitties! CryptoKitties is one of the …

060: Organic Farming with Verd Nolan

Verd has been growing food for as long as he can remember, beginning in his family’s backyard garden in Oak Park, Illinois. At age sixteen, he left home to live and work on a communal farm …

059: Manatee Research with Sheri Barton

Manatees are large marine mammals found in shallow coastal waters near Florida, Brazil, and the west coast of Africa. Manatees are occasionally called sea cows, because, like cows, they are …

058: The Microbiome with Stefan Green

Did you know that there are tiny microbes that call our bodies home? These microorganisms live on and inside of us. You can even take a test to learn which ones make up your microbiome. …

057: Happy Atoms with Jesse Schell

Jesse Schell is a video game designer and a professor of entertainment technology at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the creator of “Happy …

056: 3D Printed Organs with Anthony Atala

When organs like kidneys and livers fail, it can be scary—especially for kids. But the science of regenerative medicine, where new organs are created from a patient's own cells and tissue, …

055: Cicada Killer Wasps with Blake Newton

Last summer, Nate was walking to the train when he spotted a giant wasp carrying a cicada. Later he discovered that the insect he saw was a cicada killer wasp. These insects will paralyze …

054: Rust and Corrosion with David Shoesmith

David Shoesmith is a professor of electrochemistry and corrosion science at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He joins Nate on this episode of The Show About Science to explain …

053: Amazing Kids Doing Amazing Things

Kids can do amazing things. And if you need proof of that, look no further than this episode of The Show About Science! First up is kid inventor Allie Weber, the host of the YouTube channel …

052: Baby Teeth with Tanya Smith

What can we learning from studying teeth? As it turns out, quite a bit! Dr. Tanya Smith is working to understand how teeth grow, why they vary, and how this information can advance the …

051: Learning to See the World Around Us with J Steele-Louchart

J Steele-Louchart is a Perceptual Navigation Instructor with World
Access for the Blind. Blind from the age of 12, J began teaching himself Perceptual Navigation based on materials published …

050: Ice Cream Science with Rich Hartel

What could be more fun than learning about the science of ice cream? Eating it of course! Rich Hartel is a professor and food engineer at the …

049: Thermophiles with Tim McDermott

A thermophile is an organism that thrives in very high temperatures. You can find them living in the hot springs at Yellowstone National Park. These …

048: The Science of Science Podcasts with Tim Howard

Tim Howard turned a vacation to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands into an amazing hour of great audio for WNYC's Radiolab. He now works as an editor …

047: The Sea Otter Food Court with Patrick Webster

Patrick Webster visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California as a young, curious kid. There he fell in love with the sea otters that called the aquarium home. After studying marine …

046: DNA Testing with 23andMe’s Jhulianna Cintron

A few months back, Nate spit into a tube and put it in the mail to have his DNA analyzed by a company called 23andMe. On this episode of The Show About About Science, Nate travels to the …

045: Exploring the Ocean with Samantha Wishnak

Hey future ocean explorers! Do you dream of discovering new species of squids, octopuses and cuttlefish? Well stop dreaming, because on this episode of The Show About Science, we …

044: How To Study the Brain with Marc Berman

Marc Berman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. He recently conducted a study that looks at …

043: What in the World are Salps with Larry Madin

Larry Madin is a Senior Scientist and the Deputy Director and Vice President for Research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods …

042: Treating Childhood Cancer with Beth Stewart

Every day, 42 families in the U.S. learn that their child or teen has cancer. Elizabeth A. Stewart, MD is a doctor at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researching ways to improve …

041: Deep Look with Josh Cassidy and Lauren Sommer

How do caddisflies use underwater tape to protect themselves from predators? What is a palm weevil and why are they destroying all of the palm trees in Southern California? How do baby …

040: Coral Reef Restoration with Dave Vaughan

Coral reefs are important for the health of our oceans and planet. These reefs produce much of the oxygen that we breath and provide a habitat for the fish we eat. Recently, there’s been a …

039: Chemical Safety with Maureen Wood

Maureen Wood studies chemical accident prevention for the European Union. On this episode of The Show About Science, she talks to Nate about how government scientists work to prevent …

038: Animal Inventions with Professor Gizmo Gearloose

Since 1989, Professor Gizmo Gearloose (aka Christine Buik) has been providing programs to delight and inspire people of all ages with live animals, storytelling, music and audience …

037: Great Apes and Humans with Jim Calcagno

Jim Calcagno is a biological anthropologist with research and teaching interests in paleoanthropology, dental anthropology, primate behavioral …

036: The Field Museum with Emily Graslie

Emily Graslie is the the host of The Brain Scoop and the Chief Curiosity Correspondent at The Field Museum in Chicago. The Brain Scoop is an educational YouTube channel devoted to exploring …

035: Sloths with Nadia Moraes-Barros

If you’re ever in a tropical forest in South or Central America, look up into the trees and you just might spot a sloth. But don’t go too early, these lazy creatures like to sleep late. On …

034: Frontiers for Young Minds with Bob Knight

Frontiers for Young Minds is a scientific journal where the kids are in charge. Scientists submit research papers explaining their work and then kids do the peer review. Bob Knight is a …

033: Sea Turtle Inc. with Khrystyne Jamerson

South Padre Island, Texas is home to some amazing wildlife! It is also home to Sea Turtle Inc., a sea turtle hospital with a mission to rescue and rehabilitate injured sea turtles. Each …

032: TRAPPIST-1 and Exoplanets with Michael Gillon

About 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth is a system of seven planets relatively close to the constellation Aquarius. Located outside of …

031: Organic Chemistry with Will Dichtel

Will Dichtel is a chemist at Northwestern University and a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. His research is focused on the development of porous polymers known …

029: Marching for Science and Extraterrestrials with Luoth Chou

Luoth Chou studies organic geochemistry, microbiology and astrobiology. ​On this episode of The Show About Science, she joins Nate to talk about her …

028: Cracking the Genetic Code with Kevin Esvelt

Kevin Esvelt leads the Sculpting Evolution Group at MIT. Their work explores “evolutionary and ecological engineering and responsive science.” Kevin …

027: Brains On! with Sanden Totten

In our most ambitious episode to date, Nate visits KPCC, the home of Southern California Public Radio, for a tour of the station. Your tour guide for this episode is Sanden Totten, host of …

026: Biology and Tarantula Hawks with Coyote Peterson

Coyote Peterson is the host of The Brave Wilderness Channel on Youtube. His passion for wildlife has driven him to embark upon a quest to make animal conservation and education entertaining …

025: Alphanatomy with Karen Bucher

On this episode of The Show About Science, Nate chats with Karen Bucher. Karen is the senior medical illustrator for the Journal of the American …

024: Climate Change, Evolution and Bacon with John Wiens

Dr. John Wiens runs the Wiens Lab at the University of Arizona. In his research, he focuses on evolution and ecology, primarily using reptiles and …

The Show About Science Raffle!

Hey Show About Science super fans! We’re having a raffle!! We’re giving away 4 prizes to 4 lucky listeners. The fourth place prize is a set of 8 butterflies drawn by Nate. The second and …

023: Maker Lab with Jack Challoner

On this episode, Nate talks to author Jack Challoner about his latest book, Maker Lab. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and supporting STEM education initiatives, …

022: Fake Sugar and Fruit Flies with Monica Dus

On this episode of The Show About Science, Nate interviews Monica Dus, PhD, a molecular biologist at the University of Michigan. She is an expert in …

021: Ants with Mikey Bustos

In this episode of The Show About Science, Nate interviews Mikey Bustos, the owner of AntsCanada Ant Store, an online shop which specialises in ant-keeping. Mikey is also the host of the …

020: Butterflies with Doug Taron

On this episode of The Show About Science, Nate takes the show on the road to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago to visit the Butterfly Haven there. Later in the episode, he …

019: Evolution with Cliff Tabin

On this episode of The Show About Science, Nate interviews Cliff Tabin, PhD., the Chairman of the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. …

018: Physics with Dianna Cowern

Dianna Cowern is better known as Physics Girl on youtube. And her videos are filled with amazing experiments that you can try at home. Dianna joins Nate to talk about Albert Einstein, Sir …

017: Vultures with Corinne Kendall

We just moved and my dad needed some time to setup the podcast studio at our new house. While he was doing that, I was playing in my new backyard! But now we're back with a new episode of …

016: Radiation with Huban Gowadia

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office is a small department within Homeland Security with a big mission to protect the public from nuclear terrorism. DNDO is composed of scientists, …

015: Alligators with Adam Rosenblatt

If you've ever wanted to know how to catch an alligator, this is the podcast you've been waiting for. In this episode of The Show About Science, Nate talks to Adam Rosenblatt, a …

014: Recycling with Rick Zultner from Terracycle

There’s two very exciting days in the month of April. One is my birthday and the other is Earth Day. So in honor of Earth Day later this month, I …

0XX: Triskaidekaphobia and Superstitions

This is the 13th episode of The Show About Science, and people with triskaidekaphobia might be afraid to listen. Triskaidekaphobia is an extreme superstition regarding the number 13. In …

012: Bat Biology with Stephanie Findlay

In this episode of The Show About Science, Nate talks to Stephanie Findlay about bats. You'll be amazed at how little you know about these amazing nocturnal creatures. Stephanie is a …

011: Fossils and Rocks with Duncan Findlay

In this episode of The Show About Science, Nate talks to geologist Duncan Findlay. Duncan has a PhD in reconstructing the palaeoenvironment using …

010: Bees, Mosquitoes and Dragons with Joe Hanson

In this episode of The Show About Science, Nate interviews Joe Hanson, the creator/host/writer of PBS Digital Studios’ It’s Okay To Be Smart. Nate …

009: Cells and Viruses with The Amoeba Sisters

When I was 2, one of the first science videos I ever watched was by the Amoeba Sisters - two amorphous amoebas that teach science. I think the topic of that video was viruses. I played it …

008: How to Become an Astronaut with Mike Mongo

Mike Mongo dreamed of becoming an astronaut when he was young, but making those dreams a reality can be challenging. Now Mike is an astronaut …

007: Chemistry with Ian and Greg from Stop. Think. Science!

In this episode, Ian and Greg, the hosts of Stop. Think. Science! join Nate to talk about molecules, chemical compounds and dangerous chemical …

006: Santa Science and the Physics of Christmas

In this very exciting episode of The Show About Science, Nate talks to Santa Claus about the science behind his workshop and what happens when kids send drawings of new toys for Santa to …

005: Punk Rock Medicine with Dr. Daryl

In this episode of the Show About Science, Nate talks to Dr. Daryl. Dr. Daryl is an emergency medicine doctor who also fronts Chicago's famed punk …

004: Gross Science with Anna Rothschild

On this episode of The Show About Science, Nate interviews Anna Rothschild, the host of Nova's Gross Science. Nate asks Anna what she knows about cow and kangaroo burps, ribbon worms, and …

003: Food Science with Shannon

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002: Sea Creatures with Adam

002: Sea Creatures with Adam by Nate / The Company Making Podcasts

001: Science with Mom

The very first episode of The Show About Science!

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