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TikTok debunker Alexander Steward joined us this week on the podcast to talk about his rise on the short video platform, as well as all the conspiracies he's come across. And he faces off against Catz in the scientist game! You can find him here on TokTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@awrstewart?lang=en And here on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by physicist Dr. Walter E. Massey to talk about his long and distinguished career as the past head of the National Science Foundation, president and chairman of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, director of Argonne National Laboratory, and president of Morehouse College, among cou…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Eliza VanCort, author of “A Woman’s Guide to Claiming Space: Stand Tall. Raise Your Voice. Be Heard.” They talk about her harrowing childhood and recovery from a traumatic brain injury, which influenced her work in women’s empowerment and anti-racism.By Cara Santa Maria
 
Astronomer Phil Plait joined us this week to talk Bad Astronomy, his work on the Hubble space telescope and he participates in a very close game of The Scientist game with Catz. Here is Phil's website: https://www.syfy.com/tags/bad-astronomy And the crash course astronomy playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFu…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by astrophysicist Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi to talk about his new book, "A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars." They discuss his work in both theoretical cosmology and applied astrophysics as well as the absolute necessity of representation in the sciences.…
 
Robin Ince joined us this week to tell us all about how he got his interest in science, the birth of the Infinite Monkey Cage Podcast AND he faces off against Catz in a fake flat Earth debate! It really is epic! You can find the infinite monkey cage podcast here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w/episodes/downloads And you can find all the …
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by science communicator Ginny Smith to talk about her new book, “Overloaded: How Every Aspect of Your Life is Influenced by Your Brain Chemicals”. They discuss the importance of neurotransmission, the role different neurochemicals play in brain function, and when we shouldn’t believe the hype.…
 
The wonderful Cara Santa Maria joined us this week to chat all things skeptical, how she got her start in science and of course she faces off against Catz in the Scientist game. You can find Cara here on twitter: @CaraSantaMaria And of course on The Skeptics Guide to the Universe too: https://www.theskepticsguide.org/ And here is her Talk Nerdy Pod…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by award-winning mathematician Dr. Jordan Ellenberg to talk about his newest book, "Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else." They discuss the importance of mathematics education, as well as the geometry that lies beneath the scientific, political, an…
 
The brilliant Dr Shini Somara joined us this week to talk science, her TV work and those pesky conspiracy theorists! You can find her here: http://www.drshinisomara.com/ And here are the brilliant Crash Course Physics videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoO5d5P0Jn4&list=PL58rKAc12lkJZ_AEYekzyKqFtiFXPD2g8 Thanks for listening and we'll see you n…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by computational neuroscientist Dr. Grace Lindsay to talk about the new book, "Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering, and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain." They talk about efforts to quantify mental processes like sensation, perception, and memory, as well as new frontiers …
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Dr. Narissa Bax, the Marine and Coastal Program Coordinator for the South Atlantic Environmental Research Group in the Falkland Islands. Narissa shares her love for all things conservation and ecology, especially the work she is doing to better understand and preserve deep-sea corals in the Antarctic…
 
This week we are joined by prolific Flat Earth and 5G deabter and debunker MCToon and his colleague Raynard, who is a conspiracy theory researcher. They tell us all about the current 5G conspiracy world, and how they infiltrated the 5G conspiracy ranks to break them from within. Here is MCToon's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf0loVAqbGf…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by awardee of President Barack Obama's White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion, Deena Pierott. Deena is the founder of iUrban Teen, a science, technology, engineering, manufacturing (STEM), and arts program for youth of color, and co-founder of Black Women in STEM 2.0, an organization ad…
 
Mick West joined me this week to chat his rise to the top of the debunking world, his book Escaping the Rabbit Hole and pretty much all things conspiracy! Here is Micks website: https://www.metabunk.org/home/ Here is his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mickword And of course his book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Escaping-Rabbit-Hole-Cons…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by writer and historian Dr. Audrey Clare Farley to talk about her new book, "The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt." Audrey tells a story steeped in white supremacy and greed, against a backdrop of the growing eugenics movement in 1930s America.…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by writer, researcher, and broadcaster Melanie Challenger to talk about her newest book, "How to Be Animal: A New History of What It Means to Be Human." They reflect on the existential and moral roots of the human experience, as well as our deep evolutionary nature as creatures living on Planet Earth.…
 
WE ARE BACK! Thank you all for your patience but Catz and I are finally back where today we chat with prolific flat Earth debater Craig from the channel FTFE. We chat with him about his debates, those pesky flat earthers in general and he goes up against Catz in the first ever Scientist game! Here is FTFE's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Australian GP and science communicator Dr. Brad McKay to talk about his new book, “Fake Medicine: Exposing the Wellness Crazes, Cons and Quacks Costing Us Our Health.” They dive into the world of snake oil and pseudoscience, and Brad shares his own journey into science, skepticism, and LGBTQIA+-affir…
 
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