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Just what do you think you’re doing Dave? Podcast

35 EpisodesProduced by DaveWebsite

Some rational thoughts about science (and the world) and how I see it.

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Miami Beach

November 17th, 2023


This is a story about some new laws that could change Miami Beach.

Daylight savings time

November 7th, 2023


We changed clocks - again! The whole thing is so dumb and yet we need an act of congress to make a change to the status quo....and they are much too …

Quirky work stories

September 22nd, 2023


Here’s my first one: stock options that I never got!

Vietnam, Kent state, and a lack of appreciation for history

September 7th, 2023


In the show I say that Devo maybe was “punk” which they clearly were not. But they embodied the essence of punk - anti establishment ideals. I think a better name is “new age”

Religion in the Americas

August 30th, 2023


I’m talking about the separation of church and state and the founding fathers. And of course remind you that we are not a Christian nation.

Intro to hydroponics

July 19th, 2023


I recently decided to give hydroponics a try. I talk about that experience.

About Donald Trump

July 19th, 2023


This is a discussion about the person and the things he has done in the public eye.

The Supreme Court.

July 3rd, 2023


I’m talking about the status of the court in light of recent events

Time for a change

December 13th, 2022


Sometimes plans change. Instead of an audio series, I am switching to a YouTube series. Daves Tech stories can be found here.


November 14th, 2022


Map makers have an interesting challenge. I talk about maps, how they are often wrong, and how to understand a 3 dimensional world.


October 21st, 2022


On this podcast, I talk about surveys and their results. What makes a good survey? What do results mean? In a day where many hot topics are driven by …

Mpemba effect: does hot water freeze faster than cold?

October 7th, 2022


I take a look at the effect, and share some findings on the topic. The article I reference is here:

Carl Sagan on Civil Liberties

September 23rd, 2022


Back in 1987 (yes 35 years ago!) Sagan gave a talk to the ACLU about the science, civil liberties, and democracy. The source is this:

Airlines, flying, fuel, air traffic control and more!

August 15th, 2022


We were stuck on an airplane for a while, so my son and I talked about things we heard. I share some of that with you.

Inventions & Patents

July 26th, 2022


I talk about the joy of inventing something and the patent process. I talk about the three people who influenced me and helped get me to think critically.

The Tour de France

July 9th, 2022


I talk about various aspects of the event. Which I love watching.

The scientific method

June 24th, 2022


I talk about the scientific method and give a simple experiment you can test it out with - and talk about how that simple notion led to bigger things.

Space launches, private companies, and nasa

June 10th, 2022


Here’s my take on all that happened to get us from the launches I was a part of to where we are today.

My experience with the space program

May 31st, 2022


I spent 18 months as a graduate student working on the space program. I talk about my experiences and what I learned along the way

Intro to my podcast

May 31st, 2022


Who am I? What is this? And a commencement address.

Bonus material: elections

May 31st, 2022


Here’s some detail about elections and election security

Bonus material: Read more, watch TV less

May 28th, 2022


How can you contribute to making yourself and society smarter?  The first step is to stop watching the crap on TV.

Bonus material: WWII and Japan

May 28th, 2022


The stories of our interactions with Japan leading up to our entry into WWII are sometimes forgotten. Here's a primer.

Bonus material: Climate Change

May 28th, 2022


The Earth doesn't care what you think...

Bonus material: Feeding the hungry

May 28th, 2022


A famous restaurant closed and the owner set about feeding the hungry.

Bonus material: Coronavirus. The issues start at the top

May 28th, 2022


How can anyone say trump is doing...anything right? He’s bumbling through this.

Bonus material: This is about 45 and what he did.

May 28th, 2022


I provide clips from various sources to illustrate my point.

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