Curioscity

7 EpisodesProduced by Calvin Yeager

Curioscity is an informal but informative science show for everyone. Learn alongside Calvin Yeager and many other science-enthusiasts as we discuss topics including biology, chemistry, technology, and general science in a lighthearted and digestible way.

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7 - Grab Bag I (w/ Susan Russell!)

February 14th, 2019

1:27:23

Some topics are short and sweet, but do not warrant an entire episode of conversation. There have been many requests for smaller topics to be …

6 - Batteries: Zap, but How? (w/ Tom Nigl!)

February 7th, 2019

44:33

James Hetfield might have said it best when he said “Battery is here to stay”. Much of humankind has become increasingly more dependent on portable electrical energy. What is a battery? What makes a better battery? How …

5 - How Old are Ferns? (w/ Morgan Engler!)

January 31st, 2019

44:16

Ferns are boring and they look like old houseplants! Well, slow your roll there. Some of these plants' relatives were around before the …

4 - Mice as Model Organisms (w/ Jerome Mack!)

January 24th, 2019

48:14

Squeak! It’s me, a mouse in your domicile. Did you know we mice and humans have an awfully long-standing relationship? Today, we will discuss some …

3 - The Influenza Vaccine (w/ Gavin Hennessy!)

January 17th, 2019

47:19

Many of us have experienced the flu: fever, cough, lethargy, fatigue, vomiting, so on. Likely, less of us have experienced getting the flu shot each year. Whether it be white coat syndrome and a fear of needles, …

2 - The Production of Insulin (w/ Aliza Herman!)

January 10th, 2019

43:11

Three years of Nobel Prizes were directly related to insulin. Today, we’ll discuss what insulin is and why it’s important. Why did the world need a …

1 - Do Scientists Always Agree? (w/ Andrew Woodman!)

December 31st, 2018

42:28

On this inaugural episode of Curioscity, we delve into a simple question: do scientists always agree? What is a scientist and what does that person do? Are there any misrepresentations of science or the work done by …

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