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Science for people who give a sh*t.

The 6-time Webby nominee delivers deep conversations with the world's smartest people (scientists, doctors, CEO's, farmers, and more!), and digestible news updates every single week.

Get Action Steps you can take to feel better, and build a better future for everyone.

We're talkin' clean energy and coral reefs, COVID vaccines and pediatric cancer research, clean water and carbon capture tech, asteroid deflection and artificial intelligence ethics.

"A vital service in an era where important truths, outright fiction and mere trivia all compete for your attention.” - Craig Mazin, creator, writer, and executive producer of HBO's Chernobyl

Hosted by Quinn Emmett & Brian Colbert Kennedy

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    • 4.9 • 193 Ratings

Science for people who give a sh*t.

The 6-time Webby nominee delivers deep conversations with the world's smartest people (scientists, doctors, CEO's, farmers, and more!), and digestible news updates every single week.

Get Action Steps you can take to feel better, and build a better future for everyone.

We're talkin' clean energy and coral reefs, COVID vaccines and pediatric cancer research, clean water and carbon capture tech, asteroid deflection and artificial intelligence ethics.

"A vital service in an era where important truths, outright fiction and mere trivia all compete for your attention.” - Craig Mazin, creator, writer, and executive producer of HBO's Chernobyl

Hosted by Quinn Emmett & Brian Colbert Kennedy

    Snapchat Runs for Office

    Snapchat Runs for Office

    If you’re interested in 1) Saving democracy 2) Slowing climate change and 3) Listening to Quinn flail at social media, this episode is for you.

    • 23 min
    Issue #251: Climate Finance Exposed, Moderna’s COVID Profits Are… a Lot, Who Gets to Write the AI Bill of Rights?

    Issue #251: Climate Finance Exposed, Moderna’s COVID Profits Are… a Lot, Who Gets to Write the AI Bill of Rights?

    This week: climate finance exposed; Moderna’s COVID profits are… a lot; beef’s emissions problem examined; startups for aging, and who gets to write the AI Bill of Rights?
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    • 15 min
    Issue #250: Bye Malaria

    Issue #250: Bye Malaria

    Audio Newsletter #250

    • 14 min
    The First Black Female Space Pilot

    The First Black Female Space Pilot

    We’re bringing back one of our all-time most popular conversations, and not just because it kicks ass. When this interview was recorded back in 2018, Dr. Sian Proctor was almost an astronaut. Now, in 2021, Dr. Proctor has just returned to Earth after becoming the first black, female pilot of a spacecraft. Let’s reflect back on her incredible story and it will become clear how this amazing achievement came to be.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Issue #249: It's Climate Day in America (I Hope)

    Issue #249: It's Climate Day in America (I Hope)

    Audio Newsletter #249

    • 13 min
    #248: How We Deal With Facebook

    #248: How We Deal With Facebook

    Audio Newsletter #248

    • 16 min

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4.9 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

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This is excellent.

V engaging. Look forward to #2!

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Great show!

Quinn and Brian highlight all aspects of science and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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