37 episodes

This podcast will cover issues seen in everyday life, on social media, in the news and in the world. It will attempt to discuss things through a lens of science. Some serious, some not so serious, but always entertaining.

A Dash of Science Christopher Birkinbine

    • Education

This podcast will cover issues seen in everyday life, on social media, in the news and in the world. It will attempt to discuss things through a lens of science. Some serious, some not so serious, but always entertaining.

    Epigenetics and Hairy Babies

    Epigenetics and Hairy Babies

    Episode 34 This week we chat with our favorite cytogeneticist, Kasandra Mechelke-Salas about the science behind epigenetics, more on fighting cancer, and as per usual, we get a little off track with other parallel topics!




    Host: Chris BirkinbineGuest: Kasandra Mechelke-Salas




    Links from the showNone this week!




    PromosThe GravityBeard Podcast: http://www.gravitybeard.com/




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    Social Media Twitter: @PhysicistChrisFacebook: Facebook.com/dashofscienceFacebook Group: facebook.com/groups/dashofscienceTwitch: twitch.tv/physicistchrisChat us on Discord!Support us on PatreonQuestions, comments and suggestions can be emailed to:Chris@dashofscience.com




    A Dash of Science is written and produced by 5Hz Labs. Music for the show was written by Ghost Tube Productions




    This podcast is a member of the Podfix NetworkA Dash of Science (c) 2017 Birth Order and Delinquency: Evidence from Denmark and Florida https://mitsloan.mit.edu/shared/ods/documents/?DocumentID=5145

    • 1 hr 16 min
    DoS Q&A: Random Science From the Internet

    DoS Q&A: Random Science From the Internet

    This week while Carrie is out of town I take to the internet to find the questions you want answered! Listen in as we talk about the noises MRI’s make, What the Magnus effect is, and talk about microbial vaccine resistance and more!




    Host: Chris BirkinbineGuest: None




    Links from the showAntimicrobial resistance and the role of vaccines: https://www.pnas.org/content/115/51/12868Why the evolution of vaccine resistance is less of a concern than the evolution of drug resistance https://www.pnas.org/content/115/51/12878Birth Order and Delinquency: Evidence from Denmark and Florida https://mitsloan.mit.edu/shared/ods/documents/?DocumentID=5145




    PromosI shake my head : https://ismhead.podbean.com/




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    Social Media Twitter: @PhysicistChrisFacebook: Facebook.com/dashofscienceFacebook Group: facebook.com/groups/dashofscienceTwitch: twitch.tv/physicistchrisChat us on Discord!Support us on PatreonQuestions, comments and suggestions can be emailed to:Chris@dashofscience.com




    A Dash of Science is written and produced by 5Hz Labs. Music for the show was written by Ghost Tube Productions






    This podcast is a member of the Podfix NetworkA Dash of Science (c) 2017

    • 46 min
    DoS Celebrates Women’s History in STEM

    DoS Celebrates Women’s History in STEM

    This week we Carrie and I hand selected some interesting women in STEM related fields throughout history to spotlight and talk about. Join us as we talk about some fabulous women!




    Host: Chris BirkinbineCo-Host: Carrie Dykes




    Links from the show“Now This” spotlight on Anna Coleman Ladd https://nowthisnews.com/videos/news/anna-coleman-ladd-made-masks-for-wounded-world-war-i-veterans




    Promos2 Girls on a Bench : https://twogirlsonabench.podbean.com/




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    Social Media Twitter: @PhysicistChrisFacebook: Facebook.com/dashofscienceFacebook Group: facebook.com/groups/dashofscienceTwitch: twitch.tv/physicistchrisChat us on Discord!Support us on PatreonQuestions, comments and suggestions can be emailed to:Chris@dashofscience.com




    A Dash of Science is written and produced by 5Hz Labs. Music for the show was written by Ghost Tube Productions




    This podcast is a member of the Podfix NetworkA Dash of Science (c) 2017

    • 52 min
    Big Screen Science: IO

    Big Screen Science: IO

    In this episode we try out our first production of DoS – Big Screen Science! Listen as Carrie and I discuss what they got right, and mostly what they didn’t in the sci-fi post apocalyptic Netflix Original IO!




    Host: Chris BirkinbineCo-Host: Carrie Dykes




    Links from the showIO on IMDB https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3256226/




    PromosI Shake My Head : https://ismhead.podbean.com/




    Our SponsorsAdventure Dice – Roll for Adventure, 10% off dice and dice bags with code “Quark”Coffee Gator – Drink better coffee with Gator, 15% off coffee accessories with code “Quark”Player One Coffee – Premier coffee for gamers, use the affiliate link for 5% off coffee and cocoa Creation Crate – Tech subscription box, Hands on learning for Electronics




    Social Media Twitter: @PhysicistChrisFacebook: Facebook.com/dashofscienceFacebook Group: facebook.com/groups/dashofscienceTwitch: twitch.tv/physicistchrisChat us on Discord!Support us on PatreonQuestions, comments and suggestions can be emailed to:Chris@dashofscience.com




    A Dash of Science is written and produced by 5Hz Labs. Music for the show was written by Ghost Tube Productions




    This podcast is a member of the Podfix NetworkA Dash of Science (c) 2017

    • 1 hr 9 min
    NASA Day of Remembrance – Challenger

    NASA Day of Remembrance – Challenger

    Today we summarize the Challenger disaster as part of our continuation of NASA Day of Remembrance on Feb 7th.




    Host: Chris BirkinbineCo-Host: Carrie Dykes




    Links from the showSpotify Opportunity list “Opportunity Wake up!”https://open.spotify.com/playlist/50jcjl78RvcIgMdBM4qgFFCaveGeekArtwww.cavegeekart.com “dash20” for 20% off




    PromosGravity Beard : http://www.gravitybeard.com/




    Our SponsorsAdventure Dice – Roll for Adventure, 10% off dice and dice bags with code “Quark”Coffee Gator – Drink better coffee with Gator, 15% off coffee accessories with code “Quark”Player One Coffee – Premier coffee for gamers, use the affiliate link for 5% off coffee and cocoa Creation Crate – Tech subscription box, Hands on learning for Electronics




    Social Media Twitter: @PhysicistChrisFacebook: Facebook.com/dashofscienceTwitch: twitch.tv/physicistchrisChat us on Discord!Support us on PatreonQuestions, comments and suggestions can be emailed to:Chris@dashofscience.com






    A Dash of Science is written and produced by 5Hz Labs. Music for the show was written by Ghost Tube Productions




    This podcast is a member of the Podfix NetworkA Dash of Science (c) 2017

    • 1 hr 10 min
    NASA Day of Remembrance – Apollo 1

    NASA Day of Remembrance – Apollo 1

    Today on NASA’s Day of Remembrance, we revisit and give honor to the crew of Apollo 1 as we recount the events leading up to and after the events of Jan. 27 1967, the fatal fire that led to major design and engineering changes which made the Apollo spacecraft safer, and capable of carrying US Astronauts to the moon.




    Host: Chris BirkinbineCo-Host: Carrie Dykes




    Links from the showNewton’s Noteshttps://www.nasa.gov/specials/dor2019/#apollo1




    PromosNone




    Our SponsorsAdventure Dice – Roll for Adventure, 10% off dice and dice bags with code “Quark”Coffee Gator – Drink better coffee with Gator, 15% off coffee accessories with code “Quark”Player One Coffee – Premier coffee for gamers, use the affiliate link for 5% off coffee and cocoa




    Social Media Twitter: @PhysicistChrisFacebook: Facebook.com/dashofscienceTwitch: twitch.tv/physicistchrisChat us on Discord!Support us on PatreonQuestions, comments and suggestions can be emailed to:Chris@dashofscience.com






    A Dash of Science is written and produced by 5Hz Labs. Music for the show was written by Ghost Tube ProductionsThis podcast is a member of the Podfix NetworkA Dash of Science (c) 2017

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

Radioactive.sw ,

Great podcast to satisfy the scientist in me.

This podcast is full of interesting science topics that keep the nerdy science chick in me very happy. Love these two hosts. They’re intelligent and down to earth. I became their biggest fan when Chris said all flat earthers were either trolls or had a mental deficiency that made them more susceptible to gullibility. That statement was so spot on!

Ghost_Lyric ,

Smart and Fun!

I’m a science geek at heart, so this show fills that niche for me, but it is so much more than that! Chris’ expertise is far-reaching and so his interviews and discussions are always well-focused, based on logic and research and his guests and co-host are always just as bright and enjoyable. It’s a really special mix of good, hard science, with more popular social take on that, and also, light and approachable enough for even those not previously knowledgeable in the subject. Really glad I found this show!

Big Brother B ,

Love this show!

When a show can be entertaining AND informative, then it’s a winner in my book. Chris gets great guests and I learn something every time

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