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62 minutes | 2 days ago
Ep 12: Aaron Funk: Chemistry
Today we are joined by Aaron Funk. Come learn about how chemical microwave digesters and synthesizers work, learn what a magnetron is, and hear Aaron's remarkable story of his journey from humble beginnings in West Virginia to Chemistry PhD.Show notes: Educate yourself on how Magnetrons workListen to the Christmas Song "Rusty Chevrolet"Follow Aaron on Instagram @CallMeTheDrFunk
87 minutes | 15 days ago
Ep 11: Da'Vel Johnson: Meteorology
Today we are joined by Da’Vel Johnson of the National Weather Service
59 minutes | a month ago
Ep 10: Carmen Lau: Veterinary Pathology
Today we are joined by Dr. Carmen Lau, a Veterinary Pathologist. Carmen details how necropsies are performed, in which the cause of death of an animal is determined by autopsying it and performing subsequent biopsies. On a regular basis, Carmen performs these procedures on animals of all shapes and sizes, and shares many of these stories on the show. She also discusses her path through veterinary school, how she wound up doing veterinary pathology, and her thoughts on the future of the field. Join us for this incredible discussion and be prepared to learn things you never knew you needed to know!
97 minutes | a month ago
Ep 9: Jeff Behary
Today we are joined by Jeff Behary. Over the course of the episode, we truly discuss the past, present, and future of a wide array of topics related to the multitude of projects Jeff has undertaken throughout his career. We dive into the topics of X-rays, UV radiation sources, high-voltage physics, lightning, and metal working. For this episode specifically, Jeff was kind enough to assemble detailed Show Notes to provide background and visual aid for these topics. We highly recommend that you review these notes and photos during or after the show to help bring these concepts to life. Be sure to also peruse the rest of his website for a plethora of interesting information.Cover photo is taken from Figure 4 of Jeff's Notes, showing photography of current streams created by a high frequency coil. Photo Credit to Jeff Behary.
79 minutes | a month ago
Ep 8: Tim Robertson: Animating Video Games
Today we are joined by Tim Robertson, an animator developing video games at Electronic Arts. Tim takes us through the history of animation and how it is used to develop modern games. He also gives us a glimpse of how future games are becoming an ever more immersive part of our daily experience. You will not want to miss this show.Don't forget to follow Tim at https://twitter.com/TimJRobertsonWhen you're done, remember to take our survey:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TZ5N7J3
68 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 7: Dan Smith: Meteorology
Today we are joined by Dan Smith. Dan is currently the weekend evening meteorologist and weekday reporter for 13abc Action News in Toledo, covering everything Mother Nature has to throw at the Midwest. Join us for a great conversation on Dan's path to becoming a meteorologist, while getting a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the weather reports that we often see on the evening news. You can follow Dan on his facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithWeather/And on Twitter:https://twitter.com/DanSmithWeather?s=20Remember to take our survey afterwards to give us suggestions for future shows:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HSG5GVR
67 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 6: Dan Gorman: Digital Humanities
Today we are joined by Dan Gorman. Dan is getting his PhD in U.S. history from the University of Rochester, studying religion and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. As an Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow at Rochester, he introduces us to the wide world of digital humanities, and shows us how historians are applying modern technology to historical studies. If you found Dan's conversation interesting, you can follow him on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-gorman-jr-81a1353aAfter you listen, remember to take our survey to tell us how we can improve.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DRQJQ8B
96 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 5: Mike Renoe: VP of Engineering, Takeout Central
Buckle your seatbelt... this episode is jam packed with information. We are joined by Mike Renoe, the VP of Engineering for Takeout Central, a community-first restaurant delivery service located in Chapel Hill, NC. Mike leads a team of talented multi-platform engineers, and works across the various elements of the business in order to align technology goals with the overall business goals. We start out by discussing Mike's role as VP of engineering, from hiring new engineers to overseeing the product that they are designing. As the episode goes on, we dive into a wide range of topics covering software security, management strategies, the future of american innovation, virtual reality, augmented reality, and life after engineering. You may need to listen to this episode twice to fully receive all of the information, but its well worth the effort.Remember to take our survey afterwards to provide feedback and tell us how we are doing.
95 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 4: Zach Eichholz: Sustainability and Resiliency
We are joined by Zach Eichholz, the sustainability program manager and resiliency planner for the City of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This show covers an enormous number of topics, and also set a record for the longest show we have recorded so far, so feel free to split it into smaller chunks for your listening pleasure! However, it covers some very important topics revolving around climate change, sustainability, and renewable energy. We learn about some of the ways cities large and small are incorporating more sustainable practices. As a city on a barrier island in Florida, we also get a unique glimpse into a community that is uniquely threatened by sea level rise, and the steps that they are taking to mitigate its effects and consequences. We also get to hear about some of the CliFi (Climate Fiction) works that Zach has written, which help to spread awareness for climate action in an encouraging and hopeful manner. You can follow Zach on Linkedin here and can get more information about his published books.Finally, remember to take our survey to provide us with feedback on this episode, and on the podcast in general. We want your honest answers! p.s., the largest port in the world by cruise passenger traffic is the Port of Miami.
62 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 3: Jeremy Harmon: Island Hopping in Maine with a Plane
We are joined by Jeremy Harmon, a commercial pilot who flies to islands on the coast of Maine, and also a certified flight instructor specializing in tail wheel and float planes. Jeremy owns and operates a flight school called "Higher Ground Aviation", and also flies for Penobscot Island Air. We discuss a wide range of aviation topic related to small planes, flying in Maine, and the evolution of aviation techniques. Bonus conversation about how to find aviation fuel for your float plane on Maine lakes!More info on Jeremy's Flight School can be found at:http://highergroundaviationllc.com/andhttps://www.facebook.com/highergroundaviationAfter you have listened, please take our brief survey to provide feedback and help us improve the show going forward.
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