59 episodes

Nature Boy is a general science show hosted by four PhD graduate students studying plant biology at UC Riverside. Join Michael, Marschal, Jon, and Jess the first Sunday of each month as research from varied fields is discussed, made digestible, and often criticized. An irreverent look at the often over revered field of scientific research.

Nature Boy: The Podcast Nature Boy on KCHUNG 1630 AM

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.0 • 4 Ratings

Nature Boy is a general science show hosted by four PhD graduate students studying plant biology at UC Riverside. Join Michael, Marschal, Jon, and Jess the first Sunday of each month as research from varied fields is discussed, made digestible, and often criticized. An irreverent look at the often over revered field of scientific research.

    Episode 61: Competition

    Episode 61: Competition

    The Nature Boy crew goes head to head to head in this one! Who will win the ultimate showdown of current science news and peer-reviewed articles? Whoever wins, so do you as a listener!
    Link to video: https://youtu.be/PugFldzRO1c

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 60: Video Games

    Episode 60: Video Games

    What's up you epic gamers out there! This week the Nature Boy crew discusses video games, their impact on cognition, and has a wonderful time in general! That along with a roundup of science news makes this an episode you don't want to miss. So snag a mushroom, stomp a goomba and join us!
    A video recording of this episode is available here: https://youtu.be/VlCPc3sKhI8

    • 1 hr 4 min
    New Plant Science

    New Plant Science

    Three plant biologists finally speak about plant biology!
    Video of this podcast can be found at this YouTube link: https://youtu.be/D5e5yujYp_I

    • 57 min
    Episode 57: Virology

    Episode 57: Virology

    In the first remote episode since closure of the KCHUNG studio, the Nature Boy crew sets up Zoom, catches up on good times, and even talks about virology occasionally. Join us, won't you?

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 58: Epidemiology (ostensibly)

    Episode 58: Epidemiology (ostensibly)

    This episode was recorded remotely via Zoom. Video can be found at https://youtu.be/67-Q6cHbeck.
    Jon returns to the show, supplanting Marschal and reigning supreme with his superior microphone quality! The three amigos ramble about old times, enjoy each others company, and for brief moments manage to stay on topic!
    In this episode we discuss epidemiology, 'nuff said.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 56: Paranormal Phenomena

    Episode 56: Paranormal Phenomena

    This episode was originally recorded in March, as individuals began taking the Coronavirus seriously. As such, a large portion of the show is dedicated to no longer topical subjects. But stick around for this time capsule of a simpler age and enjoy some spooky subjects as well!

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

The Wolf Dead ,

Digestible science from informed people!

This podcast is hosted by 3 PhD students from UC Riverside, but does not have the condescending tone of most scientist-hosted podcasts. I love science podcasts, but those which are too dry, under-researched, or trying too hard to be funny bore me. The hosts' chemistry is very obvious, and the result is a podcast which is informative, supported by high quality research, and above all entertaining.

Joe_from_Seattle ,

Much room to improve

Quality sound recording and editing would be a good first step.

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