Get your science on with the new podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Our hosts take on technology, attacks on science, climate change, and more, as they channel the power of science to make the world a better place.
Ep. 144: What’s Preventing Nuclear Annihilation?
Global security expert Jennifer Knox explains how international treaties reduce the risks of nuclear weapons.
Ep. 143: Why Some People Vote and Others Don’t
Political scientist Dr. Andrea Benjamin discusses her research on local elections and what motivates Black and Latino voters.
Ep. 142: DIY Ideas to Fight Climate Change
Psychologist Dr. Susan Schneider shares her evidence-backed ideas on how regular people can make changes to lead climate-friendly lives.
Ep. 141: The Latest Science on the Global Climate Crisis
Economist Dr. Rachel Cleetus discusses how global warming is impacting countries around the world and informing global action
Ep. 140: How Digital Information Targets Voters
Technology innovator Shireen Mitchell discusses pervasive disinformation on social media centered around US elections, and how we can fight back
Ep. 139: The Supreme Court’s Devastating Impacts on the EPA
Energy and policy expert Julie McNamara explains the WV v. EPA court case and the potentially devastating effect it will have on our ability to fight global warming in the U.S.
Rough Start But Now Hitting Its Stride!
As a longtime UCS member, I was excited when the “Got Science?” podcast first came out a few years ago. Unfortunately, things were pretty shaky back then and the was hardly worth a listen. The interviews were stiff, robotic, and amateurish. I decided to stick it out, however, and keep listening. Things began to change when Colleen MacDonald was brought in as podcast host. Her more natural, genuine, and spontaneous style elevated the show’s appeal. Better, more articulate guests began to appear, and Colleen was good at asking the kinds of questions any concerned citizen would want to ask. The choice of topics has been solid and the show has finally hit its stride. Nowadays, I look forward to each bi-weekly episode. Brian Middleton’s theme music is cool, especially that thumping bass guitar. The occasional episodes in Spanish are a welcome feature as I enjoy a chance to work on my Español. Keep up the good work UCS!
Informative and actionable!
Excellent content, delivered in an easy to consume format - I always walk away having learned something valuable. Super grateful for this resource!
Great podcast: Straightforward, spot on with the facts, and interesting. Who says you can’t have it all?