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Podcast Profile: Cool Science Radio

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20 episodes
2022 to present
Average episode: 52 minutes
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Podcaster's summary: From the discovery of new dinosaurs to the science of an avalanche. From the secret technology behind Facebook, to nanotechnology. Deciphering science and technology in an entertaining, amusing and accessible way. If we can understand it, so can you. Hosted by Lynn Ware Peek, Katie Mullaly and John Wells.

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List Updated: 2023-Mar-23 12:55 UTC. Episodes: 20. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

2023-Mar-16 • 51 minutes
Cool Science Radio | March 16, 2023
Cognitive scientist Paco Calvo talks about the new science of plant intelligence in his book covering "Planta Sapiens." Then writer Paul Bogard discusses the importance of the night sky and the impact of darkness on all forms of life.
2023-Mar-02 • 50 minutes
Cool Science Radio | March 2, 2023
World-renowned criminologist Matthew Williams examines the elusive "tipping point" at the intersection of prejudice and hate in his new book. (00:46) Then a discussion on how advances in health care technology create innovative ways to give more access and equity for better health care outcomes. (27:31)
2023-Feb-24 • 50 minutes
Cool Science Radio | February 23, 2023
Dr. Jamie Farrell, seismologist and professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah, talks about the powerful earthquake that struck Turkey and what hazards our own Wasatch fault presents.Then local resident Meghan Vita takes us on a Cryptocurrency 101 odyssey, for anyone who wants to sharpen their tools for the evolving financial world.
2023-Feb-16 • 51 minutes
Cool Science Radio | February 16, 2023
Author Kathryn Harkup shares "Superspy Science: Science, Death and Tech in the World of James Bond." (07:24) Then astronomer Dean Regas discusses National Geographic Kids "1,000 Facts About Space." (29:31)
2023-Feb-09 • 52 minutes
Cool Science Radio | February 9, 2023
Bruce Schneier talks about his new book, "A Hacker's Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society’s Rules, and How to Bend them Back." (01:02) Then Jeremy Wagstaff, a technology journalist and author of “The Real Threat from AI,” discusses what he says are the very real limitations of ChatGPT. (25:58)
2023-Feb-02 • 54 minutes
Cool Science Radio | February 2, 2023
Author Mike Rucker talks about how the pursuit of joy and wonder can change your life. His book is grounded in current research, accessible science and practical recommendations. (00:00) Then creator Marc Abrahams discusses the Ig Nobel Prize designed to honor the science and research that makes us laugh and then think. (27:17)
2023-Jan-19 • 51 minutes
Cool Science Radio | January 19, 2023
A Westminster College microbiologist and the co-founder and director of the Great Salt Lake Institute talks about the crisis of evaporation of Great Salt Lake. The Scientific American tech editor tells us what was behind the FAA grounding all planes on Jan. 11, resulting in thousands of canceled and delayed flights.
2023-Jan-12 • 55 minutes
Cool Science Radio | January 12, 2023
Learn the story of General Electric with William Cohen who has written "Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon."Then, we delve into the science of piracy on the high seas with historian Dr. Daphne Geanacopoulos.
2023-Jan-05 • 53 minutes
Cool Science Radio | January 5, 2023
Dr. Herman Pontzer, professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, reveals new insight on how we burn calories. The good news? Our metabolisms don't gradually slow down as previously thought! (01:00) Then paleontologist Randy Irmis from the Natural History Museum of Utah discusses the long-unsolved mystery of why marine reptiles were fossilized in the Great Basin of Nevada 230 million years ago. (27:35)
2022-Dec-29 • 47 minutes
Cool Science Radio | December 29, 2022
Astronaut Mark Vande Hei about the record breaking 355-day mission aboard the International Space Station (1:31)Dr. Rama Chellappa, who along with Eric Niiler has written "Can we Trust AI?" discusses the book (23:16)
2022-Dec-22 • 52 minutes
Cool Science Radio | December 22, 2022
We speak with Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes about the bizarre world of genetic genealogy and how after three decades of one murder going unsolved, in two hours an amateur with access to a site like "23 and Me" found the killer. (01:11) Then, a new bipartisan bill aims to improve the relationship between poor maternal health outcomes and access to Telehealth. (26:32)
2022-Dec-15 • 51 minutes
Cool Science Radio | December 15, 2022
Colleen Begg, a South African conservation ecologist and managing director of the Niassa Carnivore Project in South Africa, shares how it facilitates a peaceful coexistence between individual people, communities of people, lions and other carnivores. (01:29) NASA image restorer Andy Saunders explains his work taking newly-available digital scans of 50-year-old analog photos and applying painstaking care and cutting-edge enhancement techniques to create the highest quality Apollo photographs ever produced. (...
2022-Dec-08 • 53 minutes
Cool Science Radio | December 8, 2022
Author and professor Matthew Cobb discusses the morally-complex field of genetic engineering. (00:56)Chief Medical Officer of Mindstrong, Dr. Holly Dubois, talks about the virtual behavioral health organization that provides licensed therapists and psychiatrists who specialize in treating hard-to-reach patients with difficult-to-treat conditions. (27:52)
2022-Dec-01 • 51 minutes
Cool Science Radio | December 1, 2022
Cool Science Radio’s personal astrophysicist Neil deGrasse discusses using the rationality of the scientific mind to look at the political and cultural issues we talk about every day. Also, Professor Russell Foster explains using the science of the body clock to promote better sleep, better health and better thinking.
2022-Nov-17 • 53 minutes
Cool Science Radio | November 17, 2022
Oncologist and Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, a Pulitzer Prize winner in non-fiction for his book, "The Emperor of All Maladies," explores medicine and the radical new ability to manipulate cells in his new book, "The Song of the Cell."Gastroenterologist Dr. Shilpa Ravella shares a riveting investigation of inflammation―the hidden force at the heart of modern disease―and how we can prevent, treat and even reverse it. Her book is, "A Silent Fire."
2022-Nov-10 • 53 minutes
Cool Science Radio | November 10, 2022
Tom Chamberlain, founder and CEO of EdLogics, explains EdLogics is a digital health communications company focused on transforming the way people learn about health. He said improvement in health literacy translates to better health decisions, better health outcomes and lower costs. (01:15) Anne Williams, general editor for National Geographic, shares her latest project, "Treasures of Egypt: A Legacy in Photographs from the Pyramids to Cleopatra." This book celebrates the vibrant beauty and rich cultural he...
2022-Nov-03 • 52 minutes
Cool Science Radio | November 3, 2022
Local Park City resident Eric Garen talks about his new book, "Poems of the Planets: Solar System Science in Verse and Prose."Then, science writer Hayley Campbell on embalmers to executioners, an exploration of the people who have made death their life's work in her book "All the Living and the Dead."
2022-Oct-27 • 51 minutes
Cool Science Radio | October 27, 2022
Author Giulio Boccaletti joins to discuss his new book, "Water: A Biography" and author Julie Beer talks about her new National Geographic Kids book, "Why? Animals: 99+ Awesome Answers for Curious Kids."
2022-Oct-20 • 52 minutes
Cool Science Radio | October 20, 2022
Today on Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek's guests include:(0:55 ) Bestselling science writer David Quammen, one of the most engaging writers of our time. His new book is Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus.(27:04) Then NYU Professor Michael Mehta Webster who has some good news about the earth for a change! But we humans do have some work to do to create The Rescue Effect: The Key To Saving Life On Earth.
2022-Oct-13 • 52 minutes
Cool Science Radio | October 13, 2022
Today on Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn's guests are:(0:50) Sean Carroll, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology, host of the popular Mindscape podcast and a best selling author. Sean’s newest book is The Biggest Ideas in the Universe…Space, Time, and Motion.Then (25:36) Randell Munroe who is the The #1 New York Times bestselling author of What If? is back answering more of the weirdest questions you never thought to ask in his new book What if 2?