Episode 87 - Plant Genetics with Dr. Kevin Folta

This week Dr. Folta returns to the show to talk plant genetics, fear mongering, and putting worry into proper context.
Also, the Clock of the Long Now is officially under construction

The Clock Of The Long Now

Dr. Kevin Folta


Follow Dr Folta's work and commentary online:
Illumination Blog
Talking Biotech Podcast

Episode 86 - Interview with Engineer Holly Griffith

This week I have an interview with NASA engineer Holly Griffith. We talk about Engineer's Week (Feb 18-24), the importance of engineers in life all around us, women in science, and some other stuff.

Also, I am tired of saying "Never again."

Essay by MSD student Cameron Kasky

(Holly Griffith)

Holly's Twitter feed
Study about youth education and why so few women go into science


Episode 85 - Interview with Dr. Emily Monosson

This week I interview Dr. Emily Monosson about her book Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health, and we talk about academia, changes in our society currently underway, and motherhood in the scientific world. 
Also, Robocoffee, and searching for technomarkers around distant planets. Oh, and some guy launched a car into space. 

Robot barista in Japan
Searching for technosignatures from distant planets

Dr. Monosson's Blog
Dr. Monosson's Books

Episode 84 - When I Grow Up...

This week I offer an essay on my career choices, wonder why I didn't become a scientist, and offer advice on finding your ideal work.

Also, Darmok and Jalad, at Tanagra