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Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. She is excited to present "Talk Nerdy," a place for conversations with interesting people about interesting topics.

Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. She is excited to present "Talk Nerdy," a place for conversations with interesting people about interesting topics.
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Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. She is excited to present "Talk Nerdy," a place for conversations with interesting people about interesting topics.

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English


Episodes

Episode 180 - Rachel Ignotofsky

10/17/2017
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Cara is joined by author and graphic designer Rachel Ignotofsky to talk about her two books, “Women in Science” and “Women in Sports.” They discuss the important contributions of the badass women featured in her books, as well as the importance of role modeling in modern society. Follow Rachel: @RachelIgnotofsky. Support Talk Nerdy on Patreon Take the Talk Nerdy Audience Survey This episode of Talk Nerdy is sponsored by Brilliant.org. Try it out for free today at...

Duration: 01:13:09


Episode 179 - Tristan Gooley

10/11/2017
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Cara chats with Tristan Gooley, author of the new book, “How to Read Nature: Awaken Your Senses to the Outdoors You’ve Never Noticed.” They talk about the lost art of natural navigation, including the worldview that opens up when you begin to “intuit” your course. Follow Tristan: @NaturalNav. Support Talk Nerdy on Patreon Take the Talk Nerdy Audience Survey This episode of Talk Nerdy is sponsored by Eight Sleep For $100 off all mattresses, plus free shipping and free returns, visit...

Duration: 01:04:35


Episode 178 - Caitlin Doughty

10/2/2017
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Cara is joined in-studio by mortician and death-acceptance advocate, Caitlin Doughty. They talk about her new book, “From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death,” as well as her work revolutionizing the funeral industry with her non-profit mortuary “Undertaking LA.” Follow Caitlin: @TheGoodDeath. Support Talk Nerdy on Patreon Take The Talk Nerdy Audience Survey This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron. For THREE free meals plus FREE shipping, visit...

Duration: 01:14:51


Episode 177 - Lee Dugatkin

9/26/2017
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Cara chats with evolutionary biologist, behavioral ecologist, and science historian Dr. Lee Dugatkin about his new book "How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)" (coauthored with Lyudmila Trut). They discuss the famed Siberian silver fox experiment, learning a lot about evolution along the way. Follow Lee: @LeeDugatkin. Support Talk Nerdy on Patreon Take the Talk Nerdy Audience Survey This episode of Talk Nerdy is sponsored by Brilliant.org. Try it out for free today at...

Duration: 01:18:23


Episode 176 - Rebeca Atencia

9/18/2017
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Cara connects across the globe with Dr. Rebeca Atencia, the Executive Director of the Jane Goodall Institute in the Congo and the Manager and Head Veterinarian at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center. They talk about the joys and sorrows of working with orphaned chimpanzees, including our minor differences and profound similarities as species. Support Talk Nerdy on Patreon Take the Talk Nerdy Audience Survey This episode of Talk Nerdy is sponsored by Eight Sleep. For $100 off...

Duration: 01:11:46


Episode 175 - Kathryn Miles

9/12/2017
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Cara chats with journalist and author Dr. Kathryn Miles about her new book, "Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake." They talk about the natural history of disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes, how human activity is increasing their numbers and ferocity, and what we can do to be better prepared when disaster inevitably strikes. Follow Kathryn: @Kathryn_Miles. Support Talk Nerdy On Patreon Take the Talk Nerdy Audience Survey This episode is sponsored by the...

Duration: 01:02:01


Episode 174 - Agustin Fuentes

9/4/2017
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Cara is joined by Dr. Agustin Fuentes, author of “The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional.” They discuss the similarities we share with non-human animals, as well as what makes us special, including the great responsibility we hold as shepherds of planet Earth. Follow Agustin: @AnthroFuentes. Support Talk Nerdy on Patreon Take the Talk Nerdy Audience Survey This episode is sponsored by Zip Recruiter. To try Zip Recruiter for FREE, go to ziprecruiter.com/NERDY. This...

Duration: 01:12:35


Episode 173 - Mary Ellen Hannibal

8/29/2017
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Cara chats with Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of "Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction." They talk about the power of citizen science in a world experiencing a stunning loss of biodiversity, as well as Mary Ellen's personal journey as a writer, a daughter, and a citizen scientist. Follow Mary Ellen: @mehannibal. Support My Work on Patreon Take My Audience Survey This episode is sponsored by the Malicious Life podcast! Listen to Season One HERE!

Duration: 01:02:15


Episode 172 - Carrie Nugent

8/22/2017
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Cara sits down with the author of "Asteroid Hunters," Dr. Carrie Nugent (professional asteroid hunter and Staff Scientist at Caltech/IPAC). They discuss recent and historical asteroid impacts and misses, as well as future plans for preventing an asteroid collision with Earth. Support My Work on Patreon Take My Audience Survey

Duration: 01:06:24


Episode 171 - Mario Livio

8/14/2017
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Cara is joined by renowned astrophysicist Dr. Mario Livio to talk about his new book, "Why?: What Makes Us Curious." They discuss the science behind curiosity, its uniquely human elements, and the fresh perspective a lifelong learner in astrophysics has to offer on the subject. Follow Mario: @Mario_Livio. Support My Work on Patreon Take My Audience Survey

Duration: 01:11:31


Episode 170 - Joshua Rappoport

8/7/2017
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Cara is joined in studio by Dr. Joshua Rappoport, the Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center at Northwestern University. They dive into his new book, “The Cell: Discovering the Microscopic World that Determines Our Health, Our Consciousness, and Our Future.” This episode is sponsored by Zip Recruiter. To try Zip Recruiter for FREE, go to ziprecruiter.com/NERDY. TAKE THE TALK NERDY AUDIENCE SURVEY HERE!

Duration: 01:22:15


Episode 169 - Ivan Oransky

8/1/2017
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Cara is joined Ivan Oransky, MD, cofounder of “Retraction Watch.” They discuss his path from medicine to science journalism and the important work he’s doing shedding light on falsified, fabricated, fraudulent, and plagiarized articles in the scientific literature. Follow Ivan: @ivanoransky. This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. For THREE free meals plus FREE shipping, visit blueapron.com/NERDY! TAKE MY AUDIENCE SURVEY HERE!

Duration: 01:10:33


Episode 168 - Britt Marie Hermes

7/25/2017
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Recording from the 2017 NECSS conference in New York City, Cara is joined by former naturopath Britt Marie Hermes. They talk about her journey from practicing naturopathic “doctor” to skeptical activist, including the dangers of alternative medicine practices like homeopathy, alternative cancer treatment, and other forms of pseudoscience. Follow Britt: @NaturoDiaries TAKE MY AUDIENCE SURVEY HERE!

Duration: 01:28:28


Episode 166 - Adam Piore

7/10/2017
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Cara speaks with journalist and author Adam Piore about his new book, “The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human.” Adam shares some his favorite stories from the book, including a “bionic man” and a blind woman who can “see” with her ears. Follow Adam: @adampiore. TAKE MY AUDIENCE SURVEY HERE!!

Duration: 01:17:38


Episode 165 - Olivia Koski and Jana Grcevich

7/4/2017
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Cara is joined in studio by the dynamic duo Olivia Koski and Dr. Jana Grcevich. They work together at the Intergalactic Travel Bureau, where they help you plan your dream space vacation! They also co-wrote a beautiful new book, "Vacation Guide to the Solar System," so you can travel to distant planets from the safety of your home. Follow Oliva: @oliviakoski and Jana: @janagrc. This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. For THREE free meals plus FREE shipping, visit...

Duration: 01:11:10


Episode 163 - Kavin Senapathy

6/19/2017
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Cara chats with skeptic, author, and science activist Kevin Senapathy about all of the things! They discuss health and food (with a special focus on GMOs), parenting, vaccines, and many other “contentious” topics every good skeptic should know. Follow Kavin: @ksenapathy. TAKE MY AUDIENCE SURVEY HERE!

Duration: 01:04:13


Episode 162 - Emily Calandrelli

6/13/2017
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Cara is joined by the host of “Xploration Outer Space,” Emily Calandrelli (she also happens to be a correspondent on the new Netflix show, “Bill Nye Saves the World”)! They talk about science television as well as Emily’s newest project, the “Ada Lace” book series. Follow Emily: @TheSpaceGal. TAKE MY AUDIENCE SURVEY HERE!

Duration: 01:08:51


Episode 161 - Ron Garan

6/5/2017
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Cara is honored to be joined this week by former NASA astronaut and current Chief Pilot for World View Enterprises, Ron Garan. They talk about the wonder and awe of seeing Earth from space, and how that translates to what Ron calls the "Orbital Perspective" -- something we can all maintain in our relationship with humanity and our home planet. Follow Ron: @Astro_Ron. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron. For THREE free meals and FREE shipping, visit blueapron.com/nerdy. TAKE MY...

Duration: 01:06:03


Episode 160 - Kiki Sanford

5/30/2017
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This week, Cara chats with the host of "This Week in Science," Dr. Kiki Sanford. They talk about her pioneering work in science communication, and she reveals the methods and insights she uses to deliver fascinating science news week after week. Follow Kiki: @drkiki. TAKE MY AUDIENCE SURVEY HERE!

Duration: 01:12:00


Episode 159 - Richard Prum

5/22/2017
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Cara is joined in studio by Dr. Richard Prum, Yale ornithologist and author of the new book, "The Evolution of Beauty." They discuss the idea that sexual selection, as well as natural selection, drives evolution, and how this feminist choice gives autonomy back to the female of the species. TAKE MY AUDIENCE SURVEY HERE!

Duration: 01:13:35

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