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"The Conversations Most Vital to Our Survival As a Species”. Quinn Emmett and Brian Colbert Kennedy, publishers of the popular “Important, Not Important” weekly newsletter and otherwise regular, progressive, terrified folks like you, host weekly-ish conversations with awesome scientists, engineers, doctors, politicians, and journalists, as they discuss the questions and topics most likely to either save the planet, or end it! Topics include climate change, artificial intelligence, clean energy, space exploration, antibiotics, bio-tech and more.

"The Conversations Most Vital to Our Survival As a Species”. Quinn Emmett and Brian Colbert Kennedy, publishers of the popular “Important, Not Important” weekly newsletter and otherwise regular, progressive, terrified folks like you, host weekly-ish conversations with awesome scientists, engineers, doctors, politicians, and journalists, as they discuss the questions and topics most likely to either save the planet, or end it! Topics include climate change, artificial intelligence, clean energy, space exploration, antibiotics, bio-tech and more.
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"The Conversations Most Vital to Our Survival As a Species”. Quinn Emmett and Brian Colbert Kennedy, publishers of the popular “Important, Not Important” weekly newsletter and otherwise regular, progressive, terrified folks like you, host weekly-ish conversations with awesome scientists, engineers, doctors, politicians, and journalists, as they discuss the questions and topics most likely to either save the planet, or end it! Topics include climate change, artificial intelligence, clean energy, space exploration, antibiotics, bio-tech and more.

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Episodes

#47: The Future of Digital Health, Part 2: America’s Data

12/11/2018
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In Episode 47, Quinn goes solo for a minute to discuss: America’s data and the future of digital health. Quinn sits down for a one-on-one chat with Dave Gershgorn, the lead artificial intelligence reporter at Quartz (AKA qz.com), to figure out why our data is different, how the future we were promised is both here and pretty damn far away, and whether/why data is too white. The worlds of healthcare and artificial intelligence are looking – big surprise – really biased right now, but with...

Duration:01:00:27

#46: Is There Nuclear Waste in the Ocean (& Can We Become Super Heroes if There Is)?

12/4/2018
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Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson is an Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Carolina, and today she schools us on radioactivity in the ocean. https://anchor.fm

Duration:01:04:55

#45: Poop Vs. Cancer

11/27/2018
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Our guest is Dr. Diwakar Davar, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a a medical oncologist/hematologist. https://anchor.fm

Duration:00:48:03

#44: Is Food Waste the Stupidest Thing We Do (& How Do We Cut it in Half)?

11/20/2018
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Our guest is Dr. James Rogers, founder and CEO of Apeel Sciences and one of our most mind-blowing guests yet. https://anchor.fm

Duration:00:59:15

#43: The Future of Digital Health, Part 1

11/13/2018
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Our guests are Dr. Indra Joshi & Maxine Mackintosh, the co-founders of One HealthTech. https://anchor.fm

Duration:00:53:36

#42: What Happens When You’re Almost an Astronaut... And What Comes Next?

11/6/2018
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Dr. Sian Proctor tells us how we can all help get more women and more people of color into space, one way or another. https://anchor.fm

Duration:01:08:12

BONUS: After Dark #02

10/31/2018
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Quinn & Brian talk canvassing, the looming election, not being lawyers, Ready Player One, moving in with the girlfriend, waking up at a decent hour, upcoming guests, (not) sitting on stairs, movember, & more https://anchor.fm

Duration:00:45:58

#41: Outsmarting Cholera

10/30/2018
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Our guest is Dr. Minmin Yen, the CEO and co-founder of medical startup PhagePro, where she and her team are developing viruses specifically designed to kill bacteria and prevent bacterial infections. https://anchor.fm

Duration:01:01:17

Trailer -- Important, Not Important

10/30/2018
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"The Conversations Most Vital to Our Survival As a Species”. Quinn Emmett & Brian Colbert Kennedy, publishers of the popular “Important, Not Important” weekly newsletter and otherwise regular, progressive, terrified folks like you, host weekly-ish conversations with awesome scientists, engineers, doctors, politicians, and journalists, as they discuss the questions and topics most likely to either save the planet, or end it! Topics include climate change, artificial intelligence, clean...

Duration:00:01:07

Bonus: The #1 thing you can do to fight climate change

10/26/2018
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Hi. So you read the IPCC climate change report. Not great, Bob. We get it. Now you want to do something about it. We get that, too. So here’s a re-run of one of our favorite episodes, “What’s the #1 Thing You Can Do To Affect Climate Change?” Enjoy. -- On the mic and down the street, Peter Kalmus, an atmospheric scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Peter wrote a book called Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution and also he’s got...

Duration:01:02:14

#40: What Takes a Young Woman from Art School to NASA... & Why Might That Change Everything Forever, for Everyone?

10/23/2018
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Our guest is Ariel Waldman, the author of What's It Like in Space? Stories from Astronauts Who've Been There, the founder of Spacehack.org, the global director of Science Hack Day, and a member of the council for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts. https://anchor.fm

Duration:01:16:43

#39: Is The Ocean Running Out of Oxygen? Is That Bad?

10/16/2018
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Our guest is Dawn “Deepsea Dawn” Wright, Ph.D., the Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (AKA Esri) and a Professor of Geography and Oceanography at Oregon State University. https://anchor.fm

Duration:01:11:49

#38: Is It Harder to Build Clean Power Plants or Play in a Reputable Cover Band?

10/9/2018
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Our guest is Sean Casten, a scientist, clean energy entrepreneur, and cover band member who is running for Congress in Illinois’ 6th district. https://anchor.fm

Duration:00:46:10

#37: Why Does Congress Need a Female Air Force Officer / Engineer / Chemistry Teacher / Mom?

10/2/2018
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Our guest is Chrissy Houlahan, a candidate for Pennsylvania District 6 on Nov. 6th. https://anchor.fm

Duration:00:51:59

BONUS: After Dark #01

9/28/2018
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In After Dark Episode 1, Quinn & Brian talk about whatever they want. https://anchor.fm

Duration:00:35:17

#36: Can Latinos Save the Planet?

9/25/2018
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Our guest is Mark Magana, the Founding President & CEO of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino environmental, natural resources, and conservation advocates. https://anchor.fm

Duration:01:16:16

#35: Can These Scientists Really Save Congress?

9/18/2018
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Our guest is Shaughnessy Naughton. She is the President & Founder of 314 Action, an organization founded by members of the STEM community; grassroots supporters and political activists who believe in the power of SCIENCE! https://anchor.fm

Duration:01:09:16

#34: Electrocuting the S#!t Out of Cancer.

9/11/2018
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In Episode 34, Quinn & Brian discuss: Electrocuting the S#!t Out of Cancer. Our guest is Theo Roth, an MB/PhD student candidate at UCSF who spends his days running experiments in the Marson Lab, and contributing to kick-ass research like the development of new tools for efficient CRISPR genome engineering in human cells. The topic of this episode is extremely close to us and particularly relevant right now because September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Childhood cancer,...

Duration:01:15:20

#33: This is Zero Hour... So What The Hell Are You Doing?

9/4/2018
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Our guests are Elsa Mengistu and Emelly Villa, two of the young people behind Zero Hour, a movement that is bringing the voices of diverse youth into the conversation on climate and environmental justice. They’re doing incredible things to make this the world they want to (and can) live in – and they’re only 17 and 18! https://anchor.fm

Duration:01:16:40

#32: Are You Ready for Some Radical Environmental Justice?

8/28/2018
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Our guest is Shantha Ready Alonso, Executive Director of Creation Justice Ministries, whose mission is to “educate, equip, and mobilize Christian communities and individuals to protect, restore, and rightly share God's Creation,” focusing on providing support to the vulnerable and marginalized. https://anchor.fm

Duration:01:12:53