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a queer, brown MidWesterner and a rotating cast of co-host friends ponder life aka
we all started in STEM adjacent career paths, got radicalized, and now we're all over north america being cute
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STEMS AND LEAVES Ezra M

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a queer, brown MidWesterner and a rotating cast of co-host friends ponder life aka
we all started in STEM adjacent career paths, got radicalized, and now we're all over north america being cute
keep in touch at stemsandleaves.com

    Tea-ism, New Tunes Goofin', and A book that will chill you to your bones

    Tea-ism, New Tunes Goofin', and A book that will chill you to your bones

    It's the end of August, the uniquely American Labor Day is almost upon us and we are sleepy. Moss procured an excellent bit of tea history and shares wisdom from the OGs. Ezra's got some music reccs featuring a nifty tool that Anchor gave us. Also recommended in this episode, 'The Power' by Naomi Alderman.

    The Book of Tea by Kakuso Okakura

    REI AMI

    Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers


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    • 44 min
    'Educated' Plant Parents aka Moss n' Ezra did their homework

    'Educated' Plant Parents aka Moss n' Ezra did their homework

    We set ourselves up for success with homework last episode,,, which Moss actually did while Ezra pulled two books off the shelf fifteen minutes before recording. The Moss Mixtape begins to take shape with Janelle Monae and Moses Sumney as standout artists. Ezra highlights two non-binary educators/creators/leaders that share accessible content to educate on a variety of topics. Moss comes in with plant knowledge and at least one science fact and Ezra supplements with a poem and resources for the foraging-curious among us. 

    STEMS AND LEAVES 2021

    Discussed in this episode:

    Nature's Garden: Edible Wild Plants by S. Thayer , Early grrrl by Marge Piercy , Janelle Monáe , Moses Sumney , Christine and the Queens , Black Forager (Alexis Nikole) 




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    • 36 min
    The Hero Dies at The End aka Book Recc ‘The Song of Achilles’

    The Hero Dies at The End aka Book Recc ‘The Song of Achilles’

    It’s spoiler warnings on a several thousand year old myth, so there’s that. Lila is back on the mic as a cohost and we gush about Madeline Miller’s finest work ‘The Song of Achilles’. It touched both our hearts and we highly recommend this beautifully written, visceral retelling of one of myth and legend’s most tragic lovers. Ezra has lots of feelings and Lila has some erudite observations to share.

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    • 27 min
    2020 February | Appalachian Planning with Jason Pyles

    2020 February | Appalachian Planning with Jason Pyles

    Planning in Appalachia, convincing a community that you’re not taking  their jobs, and the future of autonomous vehicles in rural places. My  guest this week, Jason Pyles, and I discuss all this in more in one of  my favorite interviews yet. As a kick off to our discussions centered  around Geography and Geographic Information Science, I turn to Jason for  his expertise.
    Jason works for the Buckeye Hills Regional Council as  one of two GIS professionals supporting the agency’s work. His position  is unique in that he is sort of a one-man-GIS-show and does all the  work entailed in GIS from top to bottom. He shared some great insights  into what it means to serve his regional community through his role in  technology.


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    2019 July | Interview w/ Shauna

    2019 July | Interview w/ Shauna

    [From the archive] Another interview out of DC this week, my guest Shauna has worked as  a  freelance programmer for 9 years. She left neuroscience after a long   reckoning with the uncertainty. Shauna found herself challenged by a  big  question: How do we quantify and understand the vast potential of  human  behavior with hard tools? Maybe we can’t. Or at least not in the  ways  we want to.
    Shauna and I discuss these interesting ideas from  her  work and how she’s grown professionally. We also touch on the   significance of queer identities in these spaces and handling mental   health. I was curious to know how she keeps herself accountable and   practices self-care in a sometimes isolating work space. Shauna tells me   all her great tips and tricks as she continues her journey of growth   and learning.
    Discussed this episode:

    PyLadies 

    Minority Postdoc

    Galaxy Rise Consulting

    Shauna on LinkedIn


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    • 40 min
    2019 August | Interview w/ Sujata Emani

    2019 August | Interview w/ Sujata Emani

    [From the archive] In this episode,  Sujata Emani  and I spend a good amount of time discussing women of massive  determination and how we work everyday to emulate their example. Sujata  also shares some insight into her identity as a caregiver for her  grandmother; an identity that was chosen for her and certainly changed  the trajectory of her life in her mid-twenties.

    Discussed in this episode:
    Beltway Science Podcast
    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    Department of Energy
    National Labs
    Research Article: Designing the Danceable City


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    • 49 min

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