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Ep 18: Robert Mac on science comedy, part 2

Part 2 of our interview with stand-up comedian Robert Mac on telling Mormon jokes in Utah, the tension between accuracy and comedy, herd mentality and the different types of laughs. Special thanks to Matt Dundas and Grassroots Comedy DC for their support

Duration: 00:57:26

Ep 17: Robert Mac on the secrets of comedy, part 1

Stand-up comedian Robert Mac gives a master class on comedy and story-telling, explaining how to show-don’t-tell, lay breadcrumbs, funnel your stories from wide to narrow, and understand your audience. Special thanks to Matt Dundas and Grassroots Comedy DC for their support in

Duration: 00:52:50

Ep 16: Katharine Hayhoe on shared values

We talk to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about cheerfully responding to climate misinformation, finding shared values with your audience, finding hope in climate solutions, and denial mansplaining. Links from this episode Global Weirding YouTube channel Fortune 50 greatest leaders of

Duration: 00:51:05

Ep 15: Oren Cass on alarmism vs denial

Here is the second half of John Cook and Peter Jacobs’ interview with Oren Cass. They discuss alarmism, science denial and the consensus among economists on climate action. The podcast episode is a truncated version of the full interview which

Duration: 00:51:28

Ep 14: Oren Cass and scientific consensus

John Cook and Peter Jacobs interview Oren Cass, after Oren and John exchanged articles in the National Review. Peter geeks out about the 2012 Presidential election (Oren was part of the Romney campaign) then they have a vigorous debate about the best way

Duration: 00:51:31

Ep 13: The science of climate science denial

John 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 climate science denial, focusing on the technique of fake experts that

Duration: 00:27:16

Ep 11: Sarah Myhre and scrappy science communication

Climate 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 the science of climate change on ski slopes, social media, and

Duration: 00:40:46

Ep 10: Breaking Debunking: William Happer’s carbon cycle myth

In 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 Happer’s myth from CNN that breathing adds CO2 to the atmosphere.

Duration: 00:04:32

Ep 9: Joining the March for Science

John 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 so important to stand up for science and how else we

Duration: 00:22:27

Ep 8: Heartland Institute’s misinformation campaign into schools

Last 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 the book’s misinformation and what are the techniques they employ to

Duration: 00:32:48

Ep 7: Kim Cobb and the March for Science

Kim 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 role of diverse voices in science communication and her research into

Duration: 00:47:37

Ep 6: Lamar Smith’s hearing on climate science

We 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 science, and their deliberate efforts to erode public trust in science.

Duration: 00:37:04

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

Emily 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 March on Science. Links from this episode 2017 paper by John

Duration: 00:22:28

Ep 4: Previewing the climate science denial hearing

We 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 cast doubt on climate science Lamar Smith vouches for Trump’s climate

Duration: 00:33:21

Ep 3: Tony Leiserowitz and consensus messaging

We examine the topic of consensus messaging – communicating the expert agreement on climate change. We interview Tony Leiserowitz from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication who has conducted leading research into the psychology of consensus and how to communicate it. Links

Duration: 00:43:21

Ep 2: Scott Pruitt and science denial

We examine Scott Pruitt’s denial of the scientific consensus on human-caused global warming, both in a CNBC interview and in his hearing for head of the EPA. We also turn our gaze on Bernie Sander’s characterization of the consensus and

Duration: 00:34:52

Ep 1: Stephan Lewandowsky and origins

In our inaugural episode of Evidence Squared, we explore both co-hosts’ journey from a physical science background to an interest in the social science of science communication. Then we talk to cognitive scientist Stephan Lewandowsky, whose fateful email introduced John

Duration: 00:38:09