It’s our first-ever very special highlights episode! We’re bringing you some of our favorite illuminating moments from four guests who all have at least one circle of their Human Venn Diagrams in the world of STEM communication. You’ll hear Bobak Ferdowsi of NASA’s JPL, Danielle Feinberg of Pixar, Emily Graslie of Chicago’s Field Museum and The Brain Scoop and our favorite high school teacher Monsieur Le Nadj of Interlochen Arts Academy. It’s our gift to you!
It's a special in-studio episode! Lia Halloran is the type of artist who knows no bounds, exploring everything from the depths of our solar system to her local skate park. Lia shares her keys to successful collaborations and why she seeks out learning new skills. Plus, advice on funding your ideas and why personal embarrassment can be a really good thing.
Imagine you're talking to a rock. What would you say? If you're Adeene Denton, a whole lot. Adeene is a geologist and planetary scientist whose background in history gives her an eye-opening take on science communication. She's also a dancer and choreographer who has her sights set on space dancing as she travels to Mars in the future. Whether you need a fresh perspective or a boost of energy, this episode is for you!
Sasha Samochina has a really cool job. She’s an immersive visualization producer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she creates interactive experiences to help scientists and engineers share their work with the public. You’ll hear about Sasha’s last-minute choice to go to art school and the lightbulb moment that led her to merge her love of art and science. Get ready for inspiration, realness and a whole bunch of rad resources.
Can you picture a nucleosome? Thanks to data-visualization expert Janet Iwasa, there’s a whole collection of molecular animations to help us see what our eyes can’t. Listen to how Janet turns the movies in the minds of research scientists into dynamic images and how her single-minded focus has helped her pursue a path that didn’t exist before. Plus, it’s Global Mathematics Week!