51 episodes

Give a scientist a beer and listen to what happens! This podcast presents live presentations from real scientists on topics from neuroscience to animal mating behavior. Recorded at Science on Tap events in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, the episodes strike a balance between detailed explanations of science and being entertaining for everyone.

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Give a scientist a beer and listen to what happens! This podcast presents live presentations from real scientists on topics from neuroscience to animal mating behavior. Recorded at Science on Tap events in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, the episodes strike a balance between detailed explanations of science and being entertaining for everyone.

    Barstool Chat with Dr. Wenfei Tong, Biologist, Bird Expert, and Artist

    Barstool Chat with Dr. Wenfei Tong, Biologist, Bird Expert, and Artist

    How does someone who grew up in the urban landscape of Singapore end up leading birding expeditions on horseback in Montana? Biologist and environmental advocate Dr. Wenfei Tong has done that, and MUCH more. Join us for a conversation about her life, work, books, and art (www.wenfeitong.com).

    Join us for Science on Tap on 3/10/21 on "Bird Love" (www.scienceontaporwa.org).

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    Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set

    • 41 min
    The Neuroscience of Psychopaths

    The Neuroscience of Psychopaths

    With everything going on in the news right now we thought it was a good time to talk about psychopaths.

    Here is a recording of our Science on Tap event held in October 2020 on "The Neuroscience of Real Life Monsters: Psychopaths, CEOs, & Politicians" (https://tinyurl.com/SoTPsychopath) with forensic psychiatrist Dr. Octavio Choi. 

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    Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set"

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    Barstool Chat with Jasmin Graham, Marine Biologist

    Barstool Chat with Jasmin Graham, Marine Biologist

    Learn about sharks, sawfish, and what it's like to be a marine biologist in this interview with Jasmin Graham. Also, find out more about Jasmin's work as the President and CEO of Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS) https://www.misselasmo.org. 

    Also, check out https://www.skypeascientist.com

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    Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set"

    • 52 min
    "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?" with Caitlin Doughty

    "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?" with Caitlin Doughty

    Listen as we have a fun conversation about death with mortician and activist Caitlin Doughty http://caitlindoughty.com about her book "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs" that is now out in paperback! We discuss why it's important to talk to kids about death, what she thinks about Halloween decorations, and the worst thing about her work (hint: it has nothing to do with dead people.)

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    Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Se

    • 37 min
    Barstool Chat with Dr. Nicole Michel

    Barstool Chat with Dr. Nicole Michel

    We talk with Dr. Nicole Michel, Senior Quantitative Ecologist with the National Audubon Society and find out a little bit about what it's like to study birds. Also check out eBird and help do science in your neighborhood! www.ebird.org

    Watch Nicole's Science on Tap talk on "Hope Is The Thing With Feathers: Finding Joy in Birds" from April 23, 2020. www.tinyurl.com/SoTBird

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    Support our podcast! https://makeyouthink.org/support
    Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set"

    • 22 min
    The Science and History of Whiskey, with Sailor Guevara from Uncle Nearest

    The Science and History of Whiskey, with Sailor Guevara from Uncle Nearest

    Jack Daniel's whiskey wouldn't exist without Nearest Green, the first recorded Black master distiller. Learn about the science & history of whiskey with Sailor Guevara of Uncle Nearest Whiskey. Hear a story of slavery, family connections, traditions brought from Africa, and the push to encourage diversity in distilling.

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    Thanks to Gastropod! gastropod.com

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    Music: Mandelbrot Set by Jonathan Coulton
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Barefoot_indie ,

I’m telling everyone I know.

I’ve taken friends to live shows and uploaded the podcast to my parents phones. We all need more science in our lives.

Dewey716 ,

Fantastic, not too technical, but technical enough

I love that this podcast shares the work and ideas of local NW scientists. Not only that, but so many science podcasts don’t strike a good balance in terms of technicality. I’m not looking for a science 101 type of thing, I took those classes years ago- nor do I want something so narrowly focused that a non researcher has trouble following it. But I do want to hear content with just a few more big ideas. This podcast has been striking that balance perfectly for me personally. I also love the slides when shared, I have to set aside time to watch these instead of just listening, but it has been worth it nonetheless.

PurpleFaerie15 ,

Great listening choice!

Informative and entertaining science topics! Well done!

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