44 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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    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

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.

    Interview with epidemiologist Dr. Frank Franklin

    Interview with epidemiologist Dr. Frank Franklin

    We talk with epidemiologist Dr. Frank Franklin about the current pandemic, racism, poverty, public health, the Black Lives Matter protests, and what it's like to navigate the world as an African American scientist. He is the Principal Epidemiologist & Director of the Epidemiology, Analytics and Evaluation Division at the Multnomah County Health Department in Portland, OR. 

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

    • 51 min
    Ep. 43 - Barstool Chat: Interview with Dr. Eseosa Ighodaro

    Ep. 43 - Barstool Chat: Interview with Dr. Eseosa Ighodaro

    In this episode we have a conversation with Dr. Eseosa Ighodaro, MD, PhD, a neurologist and a neuroscientist. Find out about what inspired her to study brains, what it's like to get an MD and a PhD at the same time, about her interest in the medical effects of racism on People of Color, and how she's teaching people about neuroscience. 

    https://twitter.com/Dr_Ighodaro

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

    • 24 min
    Ep. 42 - Preview! The Nutshell Studies and the Mother of Modern Forensics

    Ep. 42 - Preview! The Nutshell Studies and the Mother of Modern Forensics

    Frances Glessner Lee was not just that lady who made crime scene dollhouses; she had profound influence on the field of forensic science. Learn a bit about her in this brief interview with her biographer, Bruce Goldfarb. Join us on June 18 at 7pm Pacific for a live event on Bruce's book "18 Tiny Deaths". Event info: https://tinyurl.com/SoTLee

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

    • 22 min
    Barstool Chat: Interview with Dr. Larry Sherman

    Barstool Chat: Interview with Dr. Larry Sherman

    Listen to our short interview with neuroscientist Dr. Larry Sherman! He has spoken at MANY previous events including: the online event "Music and the Anxious Brain" (https://tinyurl.com/SoTMusic), and three previous podcast episodes: The Neuroscience of Racism (Ep. 12), The Neuroscience of PTSD (Ep. 10), and The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Love (Ep. 3).

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

    • 21 min
    Microbes and the Human Gut

    Microbes and the Human Gut

    Find out how bacteria help us digest food, battle disease, and may influence our behavior in Microbes and the Human Gut by Dr. Lisa Sardinia. This was recorded at a talk in 2017, but Lisa also spoke on "High Anxiety: The Gut Microbiota’s Effect on Mental Health" on 5/14/20 - watch the recording at https://tinyurl.com/gut-mentalhealth

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

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 39 - Preview! Land of Wondrous Cold

    Ep. 39 - Preview! Land of Wondrous Cold

    Real-life adventure and modern-day science combine in "Land of Wondrous Cold: The Race to Discover Antarctica and Unlock the Secrets of Its Ice" by Gillen D’Arcy Wood.

    Join us June 11 for live event with Gillen at 7pm Pacific! Info: www.facebook.com/ScienceOnTapORWA

    Get 20% off book! Use code LOWC-FG at https://tinyurl.com/wondrous-cold

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

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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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