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This is a weekly podcast where Mike McHargue answers questions about science, faith, and life. Submit questions with #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube or Soundcloud.

This is a weekly podcast where Mike McHargue answers questions about science, faith, and life. Submit questions with #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube or Soundcloud.
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This is a weekly podcast where Mike McHargue answers questions about science, faith, and life. Submit questions with #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube or Soundcloud.

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English


Episodes

Episode 209 - Grounding, Friendship, and the Senses of Plants

1/20/2020
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This week, Mike responds to the following questions. Do plants have senses? Plants May Not Have Ears, But They Can 'Hear' Way Better Than We Thought Do plants feel pain? Do Plants Think? How can people have intimate friendships without becoming romantically involved? If we encountered intelligent, alien life, what would it be like? The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why Is there any scientific evidence to validate "grounding?" This study was referenced in Mike's response.

Duration:01:03:00

Episode 208 - Bad Theology Kills with Kevin Garcia

1/13/2020
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This week, Science Mike talks with his friend Kevin Garcia about their new book Bad Theology Kills. This episode was sponsored by Betterhelp. Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike

Duration:00:47:53

Episode 207 - Crime, Cloning, and the Memory of Water

12/30/2019
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In this last episode of 2019, Science Mike responds to the following questions: Does water have memory? What Is 'Water Memory'? Why This Homeopathy Claim Doesn't Hold Water What has been scientifically demonstrated to reduce crime rates? Why education reduces crime Science Says These Police Tactics Reduce Crime 6 proven policies for reducing crime and violence without gun control What Caused the Great Crime Decline in the U.S.? Can cloning rescue animals from extinction? Will...

Duration:01:03:44

Episode 206 - Merry Mini

12/23/2019
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Science Mike talks about grief, gratitude, and how hard it is to change.

Duration:00:12:40

Episode 205 - Holiday Blues

12/16/2019
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By popular demand, this week Mike is talking about sadness during the holiday season. Here's a few links with more information. It Is Alright To Be Sad During the Holidays The difference between depression and sadness Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/science

Duration:00:38:19

Episode 204 - Blue blockers, Germs on Mars, and the Science of Cults

12/10/2019
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This week on Ask Science Mike, we covered the following questions: 1. Is the soil on Mars sterile? 2. Do blue-blockers really work? Are Computer Glasses Worth It? The effect of blue-light blocking spectacle lenses on visual performance, macular health and the sleep-wake cycle: a systematic review of the literature. 3. What's the science behind cults? Cult Education Institute FAQ This episode was made possible by these amazing sponsors: KiwiCo: send the gift of learning to a child in...

Duration:00:43:14

Love Anyway with Jeremy Courtney

12/2/2019
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This week, Science Mike talks with Jeremy Courtney about his work with Preemptive Love. Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike

Duration:00:46:40

Episode 202 - Nosodes, Woo and Garbage in the Oceans

11/25/2019
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Here's the questions on Ask Science Mike this week, along with resources where appropriate. What is the science behind nosodes? Randomized controlled trial of homeopathic nosodes finds, not surprisingly, that they are useless How do we balance looking for spiritual growth and skepticism? Finding God in the Waves How bad are the fires in the Amazon rain forest? Just How Bad Are the Amazon Fires? Brazil’s Amazon has burned this badly before. This year’s fires are still bad Amazon...

Duration:00:37:06

Episode 201 - Recycling, Shaming, and the Messiness of the Middle

11/18/2019
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This week on Ask Science Mike, Mike responds to the following questions: Pale Blue DotThe World's Recycling Is in Chaos. Here's What Has to Happen This episode was sponsored by Kiwico. Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/science

Duration:00:49:07

Episode 200!

11/11/2019
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WARNING: There's a Santa Claus joke in this episode that may not be suitable for children. This episode was recorded live in Los Angeles. The questions were unscreened and the answers unrehearsed. Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/science

Duration:01:10:45

A Look Back

10/28/2019
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Headed toward the 200th episode of Ask Science Mike, we take a look back at some audience favorites so far.

Duration:00:52:43

Episode 199 - Fighting Climate Change with Mary Anne Hitt

10/21/2019
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This week Science Mike talks with Mary Anne Hitt about how to mitigate climate change caused by human activity. Mary Anne Hitt directs the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which has been recognized as one of the most successful environmental campaigns in history. Working with partners across the nation, the campaign has blocked the construction of 200 proposed US coal plants, secured retirement of over half of existing US coal plants, and helped usher in the clean energy era. She is also...

Duration:00:52:01

Episode 198 - CBD, Ethical Marketing and Taking Cold Showers

10/14/2019
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Here's the questions and additional resources for the questions on this week's show. What's the deal with adding CBD to everything? Cannabidiol confusion: lofty promises and barriers to research Cannabidiol (CBD) — what we know and what we don’t Is there any health benefit to taking cold showers? 12 Benefits Of Taking Cold Showers Every Day Doctors weigh in on potential benefits of taking a cold shower How can marketing professionals avoid emotional manipulation? Is the current...

Duration:00:33:59

Episode 197 - Going Small (Again)

10/7/2019
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This week, Science Mike goes back to where this podcast began: living rooms and lunch tables. If you'd like to join Science Mike to record the 200th episode of Ask Science Mike in Los Angeles, click here. If you work in media or have a public platform of any kind, you can get my next book, months before the public for free! Click here to learn more. Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike

Duration:01:27:40

Episode 196 - Aphantasia, Carbon Offsets and E-Readers

9/30/2019
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Here's the questions from this week's show, along with additional resources. What part of the brain controls the minds eye and what other functions are triggered by this same part of the brain?When the Mind’s Eye Is Blind Are "Carbon Offset" programs and companies legit? Is there a way to travel without increasing my carbon footprint? Should You Buy Carbon Offsets? Carbon Offsets Really Do Help Lower Emissions Is there any data to support the fact that reading a tangible, real ink and...

Duration:00:39:06

Episode 195 - Activist Theology with Dr. Robyn

9/23/2019
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This week Science Mike talks with Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza about their new book Activist Theology. Listeners in the Nashville area can go to the launch party happening this weekend. This episode was made possible in part by the support of these sponsors: Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/science

Duration:00:32:58

Episode 194 - Taking Action on Climate Change with Anna Jane Joyner

9/16/2019
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This week, Science Mike talks with Anna Jane Joyner, Climate Activist and Educator from No Place Like Home. This episode was made possible in part by the support of these sponsors: Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike

Duration:00:52:11

Episode 193 - Suffering, Ableism, and the Prosperity Gospel with Stephanie Tait

9/9/2019
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This week Science Mike talks with Stephanie Tait about her new book, The View from Rock Bottom. This episode was made possible in part by the support of these sponsors: Betterhelp - Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike KiwiCo - Make learning about STEAM fun for your kids, and get your first month FREE at https://kiwico.com/science

Duration:00:56:54

Episode 192 - Let’s Talk About (Non-Fiction) Books!

9/2/2019
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This week, Science Mike talks about some of his favorite fiction books he's read recently. The Tao of Bill MurrayComedy Sex GodOther MindsAre We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals AreStamped from the BeginningGod

Duration:00:26:06

Episode 191 - Let's Talk About (Fiction) Books!

8/25/2019
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This week, Science Mike talks about some of his favorite fiction books he's read recently. Washington BlackSalvationA Darker Shade of MagicThe Fifth SeasonExhalation

Duration:00:31:52