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New Heads For New People
11 minutes | Mar 21, 2017
16: A Brief History Of Space Ice Cream
This week we visit the gift shop and go down the space ice cream rabbit hole. Where did freeze-dried ice cream come from? And why do we eat it? Featuring Astronaut Foods, Smithsonian Air & Space, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.
13 minutes | Feb 20, 2017
Fraud isn’t uncommon in science. Why people fake data or specimens is a more complicated question. This week we have a story about scientific fraud as revenge.
7 minutes | Jan 30, 2017
14: Even our garbage looks amazing!
This week, we talk with some of the artisans that help make scientific research possible.
22 minutes | Jan 9, 2017
This week: how we learned about the great Cascadia earthquake, and why we can't seem to get ready for it.
17 minutes | Jul 12, 2016
12: Best Guesses
This week we take a trip to the distant, distant past. Show notes: http://www.newheadsfornewpeople.com/episodes/2016/7/12/episode-12-best-guesses
12 minutes | Jun 27, 2016
11: The Loneliest Creature On Earth
This week we have a story by radio producer Lilly Sullivan. It's about loneliness, searching, love, and mysterious ocean sounds. Basically, it has it all! Show Notes: http://www.newheadsfornewpeople.com/episodes/2016/6/27/episode-11-the-loneliest-creature-on-earth
10 minutes | Jun 13, 2016
10: Still Processing
This week, we want you to meet someone who takes data to a very personal level. Also we talk about feelings! Show notes: http://www.newheadsfornewpeople.com/episodes/2016/6/13/episode-10-still-processing
10 minutes | May 30, 2016
9: It's Complicated
We're doing something a little different this week and we're doing a follow-up to our last episode. Last episode we did a story about fossils, and asked, should you put a dollar value on them? And that was a really complicated question. We told you a story about one aspect of the debate around that question, but there were a lot of things we had to leave out that were still really interesting.
18 minutes | May 16, 2016
8: Gray Areas
Do fossils have a value? They're valuable to scientists, and they bring people to museums. But are they worth money? That turns out to be a really big question, and this week we try to look at one way of addressing it. http://www.newheadsfornewpeople.com/episodes/2016/5/16/episode-8-gray-areas
10 minutes | Apr 27, 2016
7: Dafila And The Swans
This week, Malcolm stumbles across a science paper from the 1970s about a graduate student with a really extraordinary and really specific ability. Show notes: http://www.newheadsfornewpeople.com/episodes/2016/4/27/episode-7-dafila-and-the-swans
13 minutes | Apr 13, 2016
6: Finding The Sweet Spot
This week we have a story about what a lifetime of birdwatching can teach you about yourself and other people (spoiler alert: birding is not only about birds). We used clips from "Rules for the Black Birdwatcher" courtesy of BirdNote. "Rules for the Black Birdwatcher" was produced for BirdNote by Ari Daniel Shapiro, with executive producer Dominic Black, and featured J. Drew Lanham and James Wright. Show notes: http://www.newheadsfornewpeople.com/episodes/2016/4/13/6-finding-the-sweet-spot
7 minutes | Mar 30, 2016
This week, we try to find out what it's like to learn that your house is full of insects and spiders, and we discover that this is a harder question to ask than we thought. By the way, your house is full of insects and spiders. That's just how it is. Show notes: www.newheadsfornewpeople.com/episodes/2016/3/30/episode-5-bughouse
14 minutes | Mar 15, 2016
4: Going Into The Sun
How do you make your sci-fi movie as realistic as possible? You hire a scientist to help you out! This week we look at what it's like to help make sure a movie is scientifically accurate, and why a movie director might want science accuracy in the first place.
9 minutes | Mar 1, 2016
Episode 3: Loope To Loope
Last episode we talked about how hard it can be to talk about your job as a scientist when your parents don't understand what you do. This week, we talk with Garrison Loope and his family to find out what talking about your job is like when you're a scientist from a family of scientists. http://www.newheadsfornewpeople.com/episodes/2016/3/1/episode-3-loope-to-loope
7 minutes | Feb 16, 2016
Episode 2: Homework
Does becoming a scientist change the way you talk to your friends and family? This week, we talk with Sweta Agrawal about what being a scientist is like when your parents are not scientists. http://www.newheadsfornewpeople.com/episodes/2016/2/16/8dxpxd0szp4rq4nws0rfbzip8ph99i
11 minutes | Feb 2, 2016
Episode 1: Accidentally Famous
Imagine going into the office one day and finding out that your work has become famous overnight. It turns out it's not always as fun as it sounds. Show notes: http://www.newheadsfornewpeople.com/episodes/2016/2/2/episode-1-accidentally-famous
6 minutes | Jan 14, 2016
Episode 0: Before and After
A preview of our podcast about how science and culture interact. Catch our first episode on February 3rd! Show notes: http://www.newheadsfornewpeople.com/episodes/2016/1/19/episode-1-before-and-after-1
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