20 episodes

Welcome to crisscrossing Science, the podcast in which we answer the science questions that you never thought to ask. Every other week, co-hosts Michael Crosser and Chad Tillberg will share their love of natural science by discussing a topic that they find interesting.

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Welcome to crisscrossing Science, the podcast in which we answer the science questions that you never thought to ask. Every other week, co-hosts Michael Crosser and Chad Tillberg will share their love of natural science by discussing a topic that they find interesting.

    Episode 95: Adaptive Radiation

    Episode 95: Adaptive Radiation

    Chad and Mike are social distancing this week and talking about details of evolution.  In particular, Chad explains ways that some organisms seem to be very diverse while others are not, something called Adaptive Radiation.
    Reach out to us at crisscrossingsci@gmail.com

    Episode 94: Dark Matter

    Episode 94: Dark Matter

    In this episode, Chad and Mike discuss some of the theories as to why the sun is orbiting within the Milky Way faster than it really should.  The Sun, in fact, isn't alone.  Most stars, especially at the edges of most galaxies, are also moving too fast.  Is there some dark materials causing extra gravity?  Is there another way to think about gravity?  Join us in exploring these ideas further.

    Episode 93: The Periodic Table of the Elements

    Episode 93: The Periodic Table of the Elements

    In this episode, Mike and Chad tackle a fascinating topic that many people assume they already know about.  How did scientists figure out the details of the periodic table?  And what is so periodic about it?
    If you have questions burning in your brain hole, contact us at crisscrossingsci@gmail.com and we will try to answer in a future episode.

    Episode 92: Coronavirus

    Episode 92: Coronavirus

    In this episode, Chad and Mike discuss the recent outbreak of a coronavirus now being called COVID-19.  We unpack some of the science, including what a coronavirus is and why this one is noteworthy.
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    Episode 91: Philosophers are People, Too

    Episode 91: Philosophers are People, Too

    Chad and Mike welcome Leonard Finkelman into the studio to discuss the Philosophy of Science.  What makes an endeavor scientific and what makes it pseudo-science?  Listen to learn!
    Email us at crisscrossingsci@gmail.com if you have a burning scientific question that you would like us to tackle in a future episode.

    Episode 90: The Search for Exoplanets

    Episode 90: The Search for Exoplanets

    In this episode, Mike and Chad discuss how astronomers are able to find planets outside of our solar system, otherwise known as exoplanets.  The researchers who first found exoplanets shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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Customer Reviews

Katiepdx2013 ,

Funny and Facinating

A fun and interesting podcast!
Well done

ZNAVE888 ,

Great talk on GMOs!

The GMO talk gave me great insight on the ethics of GMO food and biotechnology. It is giving me further insight on how there is a delema on the pharmocogenomics and GMO vectors in empirical research! Thanks guys. It was great studying with the two of you as an undergrad. I plan to listen to more of the podcasts during the morning while using my blue mood light and hypothesizing about seasonal gene expression in man.

With Best Regards,

Evan R. Peebles
Linfield College-2007
Idaho State University-2012
Murdock Fellow (2005-2007)

mommamclane ,

Science topics made fun

I love to learn new things, and Michael and Chris have made some complicated scientific topics fun to learn about. Their banter is fun and the topics are interesting!

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