Nature Boy: The Podcast
About This Show
Nature Boy is a general science show hosted by four PhD graduate students studying plant biology at UC Riverside. Join Marvelous Michael, Mad Marschall, Jaunty Jess and Jon 'The J Bomb' the first Sunday of each month as research from varied fields is discussed, made digestible, and often criticized. An irreverent look at the often overly revered field of scientific research.
Nature Boy is also broadcast as a radio show in China Town (Los Angeles) over the prestigious AM bandwidth. More information can be found at kchungradio.org. DJ Michael, the Nature Boy himself, will be spinning hot wax and dropping mad science throughout episodes.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 33: Bioremediation
Hey all! Jon here, your occasional co-host and creator of podcast descriptions, to let you know that I was not present for this week's episode. From what I understand, the mighty 3 discussed bioremediation. The resilience of natural systems to disruption by human action is well established, but what do we do when the system is pushed too far and becomes disrupted? Often the same mechanisms by which the natural state is maintained can be exploited to address environmental concerns. What do these efforts look like in the real world? Are they a viable solution to pollution? Or does bioremediation sound to go to be true because it is? Personally, I haven't listened to the episode, so your guess is as good as mine!