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On Season 2 of The Super Awesome Science Show Jason Tetro explores the science behind Pandemics with the help of some of the brightest minds in science today.  From vaccines to a potential second Wave of COVID we'll try and help you understand every aspect of what's going on and answer your science questions. Science made simple, that's what we're all about, Now with new episodes every single week.    

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On Season 2 of The Super Awesome Science Show Jason Tetro explores the science behind Pandemics with the help of some of the brightest minds in science today.  From vaccines to a potential second Wave of COVID we'll try and help you understand every aspect of what's going on and answer your science questions. Science made simple, that's what we're all about, Now with new episodes every single week.    

    The Science of COVID - Airborne Spread goes Viral: Q & A

    The Science of COVID - Airborne Spread goes Viral: Q & A

    It’s time for the Super Awesome Science Show SASS Class, airborne spread edition.

    I have to admit, I was taken aback by the questions and want to thank everyone who reached out to me on Twitter, by Email, and also at speakpipe.com. I know this subject is both scary and surprising and appreciate that we need answers.

    It’s why I have Steven Rogak with me to answer those questions. He’s a mechanical engineering professor at the University of British Columbia and a world expert on the morphology, transport properties and dynamics of aerosol nanoparticles, which happen to include viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

    Most of the questions happen to fall into one of a few categories so for this class, I’ve taken the most popular and am asking them. In the future, we’ll be playing some of your voice messages at speakpipe.com/SASS so be sure to reach out to me and tell me what is on your mind. Especially if you didn’t hear your question on this episode. 

    I do hope you enjoy this new style of The Super Awesome Science Show SASS Class and ask that you take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts and be sure to tell a friend about the show. Thanks to you, we are a two-time Canadian Podcast Award winner. Keeping the awesome momentum going is more important than ever as we need to work together to fight off this pandemic. In the meantime, stay calm, stay safe, stay informed, and as always, make sure to show ‘em some SASS.

    Twitter: @JATetro
    Email: thegermguy@gmail.com
    Voice Message: https://speakpipe.com/SASS 

     

    Guest:
    Steven Rogak
    https://mech.ubc.ca/steven-rogak/





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    • 11 min
    The Science of COVID - Airborne spread goes viral

    The Science of COVID - Airborne spread goes viral

    We are back for Season 2 of the Super Awesome Science Show!

    It’s been a year unlike any other thanks to, COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) and the virus that causes this illness, SARS-CoV-2. We’ve received numerous questions over the course of the year and want to answer as many of them as possible.

    And this week, we’re going into one of the most confusing and hotly debated topics of this pandemic: how does the virus spread in the air?

    Our guest for the entire show is Steven Rogak. He is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of British Columbia. He is a world-leading expert on the morphology, transport properties and dynamics of aerosol nanoparticles, which happen to include viruses like SARS-CoV-2. If there is anyone who can guide us through the strange world of airborne spread, it’s him and trust me, you are in for a treat.

    This year, giving you the chance to ask questions. Reach out to me on Twitter, by Email and now, via voice message at Speakpipe.com/SASS. Just follow the link below and send me your thoughts.  

    Twitter: @JATetro
    Email: thegermguy@gmail.com
    Voice Message: https://speakpipe.com/SASS 

     

    Guest:
    Steven Rogak
    https://mech.ubc.ca/steven-rogak/






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    • 26 min
    The Covid Second Wave: Questions and Answers

    The Covid Second Wave: Questions and Answers

    It’s time for the Super Awesome Science Show SASS Class on the second wave..

    I want to thank everyone who reached out to me on Twitter, by Email, and also at speakpipe.com. I know this subject is not only present in our minds but also under much debate.

    It’s why I have Patrick Saunders-Hastings with me to answer those questions. He is an epidemiologist and risk scientist who teaches at Carleton University. He has expertise in global health, infectious disease epidemiology and emergency preparedness and his research interests include pandemic influenza preparedness

    This year, we’re giving you the chance to ask questions. Reach out to me on Twitter, by Email and now, via voice message at Speakpipe.com/SASS. Just follow the link below and send me your thoughts.  

    Twitter: @JATetro
    Email: thegermguy@gmail.com
    Voice Message: https://speakpipe.com/SASS 

    Guest:
    Patrick Saunders-Hastings
    https://carleton.ca/healthsciences/people/patrick-saunders-hastings/

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    • 11 min
    The COVID-19 Second Wave

    The COVID-19 Second Wave

    We are back for Season 2 of the Super Awesome Science Show!

    It’s been a year unlike any other thanks to, COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) and the virus that causes this illness, SARS-CoV-2. We’ve received numerous questions over the course of the year and want to answer as many of them as possible.

    And this week, we’re going into one of the most troubling issues facing us at this very moment: the second wave. It has been looming ever since the pandemic began but despite the focus on it over the last months, it still remains to many a mystery. 

    Our guest has been looking at pandemics of the past and why these second waves happen. He’s Patrick Saunders-Hastings and he is an epidemiologist and risk scientist who teaches at Carleton University. He has expertise in global health, infectious disease epidemiology and emergency preparedness and his research interests include pandemic influenza preparedness

    This year, we’re giving you the chance to ask questions. Reach out to me on Twitter, by Email and now, via voice message at Speakpipe.com/SASS. Just follow the link below and send me your thoughts.  

    Twitter: @JATetro
    Email: thegermguy@gmail.com
    Voice Message: https://speakpipe.com/SASS 

    Guest:
    Patrick Saunders-Hastings
    https://carleton.ca/healthsciences/people/patrick-saunders-hastings/

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    • 24 min
    Season 2 is coming September 28th!

    Season 2 is coming September 28th!

    After an awesome first season, we took a well-deserved break.

    In that time, the world has changed and as much as we want to talk about the science of love, food, and even UFOs, we cannot ignore the massive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    So that’s what we’ll focus at the start of our second season…

    We’re going to deal with  topics that are in the news but maybe need more explanation like what does it really mean that the virus is airborne spread,  what is the second wave and we’ll even look at the science of grieg. 

    We’re also going to answer your questions by dedicating SASS Class  episodes to doing just that… so please get your questions into me via twitter @JATetro

    A new season of  the Super Awesome Science Show starts September 28th so head over to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your streaming audio and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode. 

    It’s almost time to get started…let’s show them some SASS!





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    • 1 min
    Introducing WTM: COVID-19 The dos and don’ts of social distancing

    Introducing WTM: COVID-19 The dos and don’ts of social distancing

    Today, we’re joined by scientist and host of the Super Awesome Science Show Jason Tetro to talk about what we know about how the coronavirus spreads and how to properly practice social distancing. As we’re at the point now where health officials are saying the only way to slow the spread of COVID-19 is through social distancing. But the thing is, in order for us to have any kind of impact and get back to our normal lives, experts are stressing that we have to do it properly. 

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Centauri27 ,

Informative and interesting! But what happened?

I discovered the Super Awesome Science Show from another one of my podcasts and it’s a great find. Jason Tetro really does make science interesting. The podcasts are short (half hour) and easy to listen. Very interesting subjects and subject matter experts. BUT...the show has been offline for many months. Has Jason Tetro lost interest?

booboodoodoo ,

Elephant in the room

There needs to be more education and discussion about global warming. The science (or politics) is NOT settled on possibly the most important issue of our generation.

gras94 ,

One of the most unscientific thing I’ve ever listened to.

All episodes are incredibly superficial and shockingly unscientific. The social media episode was hilariously stupid. Try getting a real expert who actually knows something about how tech works or brains work and isn’t a social media addict herself. “Quitting social media is too drastic” who is this a 12 year old??? Grow up! Incredibly irresponsible to have a pathetic study consisting of one week and no controlled variables. This podcast is a joke.

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