Each episode we feature in depth interviews with scientists, authors, engineers, entrepreneurs, artists and policy makers exploring the threads between Earth, its living systems, and our place in the Universe.
Thank an Oceanographer - Dr. Joellen Russell
In this episode we are joined by Oceanographer and Geoscientist, Dr. Joellen Russell. Joellen is Professor and the Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair of Integrative Science at the University of Arizona Department of Geosciences. Joellen is the lead for the modeling team of the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling project (SOCCOM).
Synthetic World - Dr. Christina Agapakis
In this episode we are joined by Dr. Christina Agapakis. Christina is a synthetic biologist, artist, and writer. She is the Creative Director of Gingko Bioworks, a boston based biotech company, and the Executive Editor of Grow Magazine, a magazine focused on the current endeavors, neglected histories, and collective futures in synthetic biology.
Lord of the Tree Rings - Dr. Bryan Black
In this episode we are joined by Dr. Bryan Black. Bryan is an associate professor at the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research at the University of Arizona. In his research, he applies techniques used in dendrochronology, the science of tree rings, to study the hard parts of marine and freshwater species like fish, clams, and corals.
Ocean in a Bottle - Katie Morgan & Dr. Diane Thompson
In this episode we are joined by Katie Morgan and Dr. Diane Thompson. We dive deep into the Biosphere 2 Ocean project, exploring stories and lessons from the early missions, takeaways from past research campaigns, insights into coral reef biology, and updates on the current campaign of the Biosphere 2 Coral Reef Lab.
Dr. Diane Thompson's Lab Website:
Biosphere 2 Youtube Channel:
Our Inner Universe - Drew Berry
Biomedical Animator Drew Berry creates beautiful, accurate visualizations of the dramatic cellular and molecular action that is going on inside our bodies. Since 1995 he has been a biomedical animator at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia.
Links to Animations mentioned in the Podcast Episode:
Malaria Life-cycle: https://youtu.be/1v55yg0RfoY
Main Website: drewberry.com
Biospherians - Jane Poynter & Taber MacCallum
In this episode we are joined by former Biospherians turned Space Industry Entrepreneurs Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum. Jane and Taber are the Founders and co-CEO's of Space Perspective, a company developing balloon powered human-spaceflight to the Earths stratosphere. Jane & Taber were both members of the Biosphere 2 design team and members of the original Biosphere 2 crew who lived for two years inside the sealed, self-sustaining habitat.