Podcast: Talk Nerdy

Cara Santa Maria
Cara Santa Maria
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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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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy13 days ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by science journalist and author Gaia Vince to talk about her newest book, "Transcendence: How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time." They discuss the importance of viewing the human evolutionary story as one that is inextricably linked with culture and kinship, and so much more. Follow Gaia: @WanderingGaia.
Episode 314 - Gaia Vince , Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy20 days ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by University of Arizona dendrochronologist Dr. Valerie Trouet to talk about her new book, "Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings." They talk about the mysteries of planet Earth lying deep within the rings of trees, revealing evidence of climate change, wildfires, hurricanes, and even human activity. Follow Valerie: @epispheric.
Episode 313 - Valerie Trouet, Cara Santa Maria
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In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by world-renowned National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore. They talk about his impactful Photo Ark project, including his newest book on the series, the limited Earth Day edition of "The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals." Follow Joel: @joelsartore.
Episode 312 - Joel Sartore, Cara Santa Maria
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In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Harvard University science historian Dr. Anne Harrington to talk about her newest book, "Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness." They take a fresh look at the history of mental illness, including the early asylum system, psychiatry's current relationship with neurobiology, and what the future of assessment, diagnostics, and treatment may hold.
Episode 311 - Anne Harrington, Cara Santa Maria
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In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Eva Holland, the author of "Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear." They talk about her experience navigating the waters of cognitive-behavioral therapy to face her crippling fear of heights, all while exposing some of her deepest vulnerabilities. Follow Eva: @EvaHolland.
Episode 310 - Eva Holland, Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy2 months ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Conor Knighton, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and author of "Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park." They talk about the beauty, humanity, and hilarity of the most epic road trip across the US, from glaciers to the high desert, and most of the Hampton Inns between. Follow Conor: @ConorKnighton.
Episode 309 - Conor Knighton , Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy2 months ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Dr. Mario Livio, astrophysicist and author of the new book "Galileo and the Science Deniers." They talk about the pernicious anti-science sentiment that has persisted from Galileo Galilei's time all the way to the present, including its effect on the planet and on human lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow Mario: @Mario_Livio.
Episode 308 - Mario Livio, Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy2 months ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Dr. Susan Vinocour, the author of "Nobody's Child: a Tragedy, a Trial, and the History of the Insanity Defense." They talk about her history as both a lawyer specializing in child abuse and victims' rights as well as a clinical and forensic psychologist. In addition, they dive into the nebulous waters of insanity as a legal term and how it relates to mental illness.
Episode 307 - Susan Vinocour, Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy2 months ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by David Shariatmadari, editor at the Guardian and author of "Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language." They talk about the science of modern linguistics, including a lengthy discussion of how language may be changing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Follow David: @D_Shariatmadari.
Episode 306 - David Shariatmadari , Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy2 months ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by ecologist and author of "The Secret Lives of Bats: My Adventures with the World's Most Misunderstood Mammals," Dr. Merlin Tuttle. They talk about his lifelong work in bat conservation, including ways you can contribute to the preservation of bat species worldwide. They also discuss how fear has strained our relationships with bats and how this relates to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Follow Merlin: @merlinsbats.
Episode 305 - Merlin Tuttle, Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy3 months ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by philosopher and author of "Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness," Dr. Philip Goff. They talk about the role of consciousness in modern science, including the philosophy of panpsychism, a view that consciousness is ubiquitous within the natural world. Follow Philip: @Philip_Goff.
Episode 304 - Philip Goff, Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy3 months ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by the founder, executive director, and host of For the Wild, Ayana Young. They talk about her mission to effect ecological change through conservation efforts, advocacy, and storytelling, all through the lens of intersectional social and environmental justice. Follow Ayana: @ForTheWild_.
Episode 303 - Ayana Young, Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy3 months ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Dr. Kevin Hand, planetary scientist and astrobiologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, director of the Ocean Worlds Lab, and pre-project scientist for NASA's Europa Lander mission concept. They talk about his new book, "Alien Oceans: the Search for Life in the Depths of Space." Follow Kevin: @AlienOceans.
Episode 302 - Kevin Hand, Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy3 months ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by science writer Lydia Denworth to talk about her new book, "Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond." They discuss the science of friendship, from genetics to anthropology and beyond, as well as its extraordinary effects on our physical and mental health. Follow Lydia: @LydiaDenworth.
Episode 301 - Lydia Denworth, Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy4 months ago
In this very special episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara celebrates her 300th episode with award-winning science communicator Ann Druyan. They talk about her life and work with her late husband Carl Sagan as well as her role as the creator, writer, and director of Cosmos: Possible Worlds (the new book and television series). Finally, they discuss the dire consequences of a planet without compassion, empathy, and deep humanity--characteristics we need now more than ever.
Episode 300 - Ann Druyan, Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy4 months ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan, Professor in the UCLA Department of Information Studies and Director of the UC Digital Cultures Lab. They talk about his newest book, "Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow." Follow Ramesh: @rameshmedia.
Episode 299 - Ramesh Srinivasan, Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy4 months ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Dr. Lawrence Millman, world-renowned mycologist and author of "Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore." They talk about his fascinating journey from Ph.D. in English Literature to explorer and ethnographer to global expert on fungi. And of course, there's a ton of mushroom talk. Follow Larry: @LawrenceMillman.
Episode 298 - Lawrence Millman, Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy4 months ago
Life's Little Mysteries is the newest Audioboom original podcast and co-production with Live Science. This podcast is for everyone and anyone who loves science and wants to know more about everything around us. Join hosts Mindy Weisberger and Jeanna Bryner of Live Science every Monday as they give you the low-down on all things big and small that truly make you wonder. Life's Little Mysteries has new episodes every Monday. Subscribe to Life's Little Mysteries on Apple Podcasts.
Introducing Life's Little Mysteries , Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy4 months ago
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Donna Jackson Nakazawa, award-winning author of the new book, "The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine." They talk about new discoveries in microglia research, revealing the role of these previously misunderstood cells in a wide range of neurological disorders. Follow Donna: @DonnaJackNak
Episode 297 - Donna Jackson Nakazaw, Cara Santa Maria
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Cara Santa Mariaadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Talk Nerdy5 months ago
In this special episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara sits down with Tony Gingiss, the CEO of OneWeb Satellites, just before OneWeb's second rocket launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They talk about OneWeb's mission to connect the world to the internet using a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites. Then, listen as Cara captures the sounds of the Soyuz rocket when it blasts off, carrying 34 satellites into space! Follow Tony: @TGingiss.
Episode 296 - Tony Gingiss, Cara Santa Maria
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