298 episodes

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.

Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria Cara Santa Maria

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

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.

    Episode 318 - Emily Anthes

    Episode 318 - Emily Anthes

    In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara speaks with science journalist Emily Anthes about her newest book, "The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape our Behavior, Health, and Happiness." They talk about the newest research in architectural and design science, including how we can make this strange time we're all spending indoors a little more happy and healthful. Follow Emily: @EmilyAnthes.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 317 - Jack Hartnell

    Episode 317 - Jack Hartnell

    In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by art historian Dr. Jack Hartnell to talk about his new book, "Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages." They discuss the fascinating history of medicine as expressed through medieval works of art. Follow Jack: @j_hartnell.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 316 - Jennifer Hirsch & Shamus Khan

    Episode 316 - Jennifer Hirsch & Shamus Khan

    In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Drs. Jennifer Hirsch (Professor of Sociomedical Sciences) and Shamus Khan (Chair of the Sociology Department) of Columbia University to talk about their new book, "Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus." They discuss the findings of the ongoing SHIFT (Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation) project, including themes of power, education, and consent. Follow Jennifer: @JenniferSHirsch and Shamus: @ShamusKhan.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 315 - Keith Cooper

    Episode 315 - Keith Cooper

    In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by science journalist and editor Keith Cooper to talk about his new book, "The Contact Paradox: Challenging Our Assumptions in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence." They talk about the history of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), and how attempts at understanding potential alien civilizations may help us better know ourselves. Follow Keith: @21stCenturySETI.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 314 - Gaia Vince

    Episode 314 - Gaia Vince

    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.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 313 - Valerie Trouet

    Episode 313 - Valerie Trouet

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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Entertaining and educational

I love this podcast. Many different scientific topics presented in a fun way that is easy to understand for people without a scientific background.

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