Ikonokast

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Ikonokast is a science advocacy podcast. Greg Laden and Mike Haubrich discuss topics of science with an eye towards the societal impacts of current topics in science. We emphasize that an understanding of science, and a respect for science is crucial for a modern society to use in deciding on policy. Our guests are entertaining and good at explaining the roots of their areas of expertise and how they fit into current policy questions.

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http://ikonokast.com/
Description
Ikonokast is a science advocacy podcast. Greg Laden and Mike Haubrich discuss topics of science with an eye towards the societal impacts of current topics in science. We emphasize that an understanding of science, and a respect for science is crucial for a modern society to use in deciding on policy. Our guests are entertaining and good at explaining the roots of their areas of expertise and how they fit into current policy questions.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-02-21 20:18
last episode published
2017-02-18 16:56
publication frequency
33.31 days
Contributors
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Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
10
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Categories
Science & Medicine Natural Sciences Social Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
18.02.2017

Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, With Bill Schutt

Human cultures carry taboos against certain forms of behavior, and one of the strongest is the proscription against cannibalism. Our literature and arts treat cannibalism as lurid and abhorrent, and yet we return to the subject in attempts to understan...
Mike Haubrich author
11.02.2017

Evidence for Democracy– Katie Gibbs on Science Resisting

The new administration tried to silence federal scientists in ordering the official twitter accounts not to tweet. The administration of the 45th president sent out signals they were going to control the scientific message byscrubbing the government we...
Ikonokast author
27.01.2017

Them’s Thinking Words– Dan Fincke Defends Philosophy

Have you noticed that the word “philosophy” is sometimes used in a derogatory way, especially when the conversation is about science? Like the tee-shirt that says, “Without engineers, science is just philosophy.” Non scientists may not realize this but...
Ikonokast author
8.12.2016

Trump and Science: A conversation with Shawn Otto

On November 8th, 2016, the entire planet received a punch in the gut. A political worst nightmare happened. The most qualified person to ever run for the office of President of the United States, Hillary Clinton, was defeated by the least qualified per...
Ikonokast author
7.10.2016

Climate Change and Hurricane Matthew, with Michael Mann

In this iteration of the Ikonokast Podcast we interview Pennsylvania State University Professor Michael Mann. Dr. Michael Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Geo...
Ikonokast author
30.08.2016

Better Farming, Better Food, Better Fuel, with Emily Cassidy

Food. It is important, and it is connected to everything from farming to fuel production to climate change to the economy and everything else. Emily Cassidy is one of our favorite people to talk to, because her expertise is deep and her thought process...
Ikonokast author
15.07.2016

Earth’s Deadliest Creatures– With Christie Wilcox

This week we interview Dr. Christie Wilcox, author of soon to be released Venomous: How Earth’s Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry. You know Christie Wilcox from her excellent writing at Science Sushi, and elsewhere. Christie is an expert on thi...
Ikonokast author
28.06.2016

Skepticism and Science, Hand in Hand– with Donald Prothero

There are productive scientists.  There are  skeptics, busy debunking cryptozoologists and ufologists. There are prolific authors of textbooks, popular science books and scientific reviews.  There are professors with heavy class schedules.  All of thes...
Mike Haubrich author
26.05.2016

There Was a Bang– Ethan Siegel convinces us that dark matter is real

“It turns out that sometimes the measurements and observations are problematic. Sometimes the theory has reached the end of its limits of its range of validity. But in all cases the scientific method is the same.” From Neptune to Dark Matter Something ...
Mike Haubrich author
24.04.2016

Curiosity About Mars with Emily Lakdawalla

NASA has been using remote automated vehicles to explore the surface of Mars since 2004. Run by remote control programs beamed from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, the rovers capture photographs, scoop and analyze soil samples and even snap ...
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