This Is Science with Jess Phoenix is the official podcast of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Jess brings her experience as a volcanologist and science communicator to the mic through science storytelling and conversations with dynamic scientific explorers, change-makers, and innovators. Ignorance is the disease, and curiosity is the cure!
Near The Water
Hydrologist Dr. Karletta Chief of the Navajo Nation talks with Jess about the unique scientific problems facing indigenous communities in the United States and what role science has in finding the solutions.
The State of the Science
Dr. Mindy Romero, founder of the Center for Inclusive Democracy at the University of Southern California, talks with Jess about current election science and what we can expect to see during the 2024 election cycle.
Look For The Helpers - Part 2
In the second part of this special Clean Transportation mini-series Jess visits the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project to talk with co-founder and co-director Ms. Margaret Gordon about local health and environmental impacts of - and solutions to - living next to one of the nation's busiest shipping ports.
Look For The Helpers - Part 1
In the first part of this special Clean Transportation mini-series Jess talks with Adam Browning of Forum Mobility about the future of heavy-duty electric trucks.
Happy Holidays, Science Friends!
Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year from all of us at the Union of Concerned Scientists!
The Highest Stakes
With the backdrop of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), Jess catches up with lawyer and climate negotiator Hafij Khan about the critical Loss and Damage fund and this year's conference.
Recommended by Science Friday
Any podcast recommended by Science Friday is going to be good, but having Jess Phoenix as host has made it outstanding!
Better with Scientists
The episodes where we speak with scientists vs book authors or lawyers are defiantly better.
Que interesante que estén presentando entrevistas en español, que la población latina pueda entender y buscar la forma de aportar con ideas y soluciones a la problemática climática en general. Esperemos que se extiendan las entrevistas a presentaciones en general sobre esta temática tan controvertida pero necesaria para la sobrevivencia de nuestro planeta.