30 episodes

Science Brunch is a podcast that features irreverent but mostly factual conversation about famous scientists and their discoveries, recent scientific events, and random science-y stuff. It is hosted by friendly neighborhood weirdos Katie McKissick (Beatrice the Biologist; science communicator) and Mae Prynce [INSERT CAREER HERE].

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    • 4.3 • 20 Ratings

Science Brunch is a podcast that features irreverent but mostly factual conversation about famous scientists and their discoveries, recent scientific events, and random science-y stuff. It is hosted by friendly neighborhood weirdos Katie McKissick (Beatrice the Biologist; science communicator) and Mae Prynce [INSERT CAREER HERE].

    Episode 30 - Science News Roundup

    Episode 30 - Science News Roundup

    No guest of honor today. Instead, we talk about some of the interesting happenings in the modern science world. And Katie tells us about her fossil dig!

    • 35 min
    Episode 29 - Percy Lavon Julian

    Episode 29 - Percy Lavon Julian

    You may have never heard of him, but African-American chemist Percy Lavon Julian is the guy you should thank for your hormonal birth control.

    And life is just better when nerds name things!

    • 39 min
    Episode 28 - Mary Agnes Chase

    Episode 28 - Mary Agnes Chase

    Mary Agnes Chase struggled to begin her career in botany, so when she finally made the big time, she turned around to help other women and minorities succeed in the field.

    • 41 min
    Episode 27 - Carl Linnaeus

    Episode 27 - Carl Linnaeus

    Botanist Carl Linnaeus had a noble goal: to create a new standardized system of naming all living creatures on the planet. But he was only human, after all, and couldn't resist immortalizing his enemies' names in some of the gross stuff he found in nature.

    • 43 min
    Episode 26 - Margaret Mead

    Episode 26 - Margaret Mead

    Margaret Mead traveled the world to study and compare different cultures, in a quest to find out which parts of us are driven by nature and which by culture.

    • 52 min
    Episode 25 - Richard Feynman

    Episode 25 - Richard Feynman

    Richard Feynman was a brilliant theoretical physicist who won a Nobel Prize and inspired his younger sister to a career in STEM -- but is he worthy of hero worship?

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

emma allen-marshall ,

AMAZING

being introduced to so many scientists (as a scientist and brunch-enthusiast myself) is wonderful! i hope there’ll be more episodes soon!

Jason Danio ,

Richard Feynman episode was ridiculous

After watching Oppenheimer and reading the book I wanted to get more information on other important scientists. The Feynman episode was over 45 minutes long and had about 15 minutes of actual surface level info on Feynman and after 5 minutes about an encounter with Jane Goodall (which was actually fun) the podcasters then proceeded with 20-some minutes of calling Feynman “skeezy” because in his 20’s he went to a few strip clubs and hit on girls that were younger than him as well as discussing the idea of separating a person’s private life from their work. Then they finally talk about quantum mechanics for 5 minutes before again returning to calling Feynman sexist for several more minutes and glossing over his Nobel prize like it was a participation award for an elementary school softball tournament. Don’t waste your time here.

EverlastingMorphic ,

Informative and hilarious!

I love this podcast and highly recommend it. If you’re looking to start out, my favorite episode is #12, but they’re all amazing!

I can’t wait for the next season!

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