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Conversations: Erika Engelhaupt, "Gory Details: Adventures from the Dark Side of Science"

Just in time for Halloween! On this edition of Conversations, Erika Engelhaupt talks with host Dan Skinner about National Geographic’s “Gory Details: Adventures from the Dark Side of Science.” Engelhaupt began her career as a scientist and has spent more than a decade writing and editing for top science publications, including “National Geographic,” “Science News” and NPR.


Conversations: Jack & Sara Gorman, "Denying to the Grave - Why We Ignore the Science That Will Save Us"

On this edition of Conversations, Sara and Jack Gorman join host Dan Skinner to talk about “Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Science That Will Save Us.” Sara Gorman is a public health and behavioral science expert who has written extensively about global health, science communication, psychology, and mental health, among other topics.

Conversations: Dr. Samantha Montano, "Disasterology: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Samantha Montano talks with host Dan Skinner about “Disaterology: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis.” Montano is currently an assistant professor of emergency management at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.


Conversations: Kate Biberdorf,"It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Kate Biberdorf talks with host Dan Skinner about “It’s Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything.” Biberdorf is a scientist, a science entertainer, and a chemistry professor at The University of Texas. She is also the author of a series of science books for kids.


Conversations: Gale M. Sinatra & Barbara K. Hofer, "Science Denial: Why It Happens and What to Do About It"

On this edition of Conversations, Barbara Hofer and Gale Sinatra join host Dan Skinner to talk about “Science Denial: Why It Happens and What to Do About It.” Hofer is a Professor of Psychology Emerita at Middlebury College and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Sinatra is a Professor of Education and Psychology at the University of Southern California.


Conversations: Jonathan Balcombe, "Super Fly: The Unexpected Lives of the World's Most Sucessful Insects"

On this edition of Conversations, Jonathan Balcombe talks with host Dan Skinner about “Super Fly: The Unexpected Lives of the World’s Most Successful Insects.” Balcombe is a biologist with a PhD in ethology, the study of animal behavior, and is the author of four popular science books on the inner lives of animals including the bestselling “What a Fish Knows.”


Conversations: Bret Stetka, "A History of the Human Brain - From the Sea Sponge to CRISPR - How Our Brain Evolved"

On this edition of Conversations, Bret Stetka talks with host Dan Skinner about “A History of the Human Brain – From the Sea Sponge to CRISPR - How Our Brain Evolved.” Stetka is a non-practicing physician, and a freelance health and science journalist for a variety of print and online publications. He’s a regular contributor to NPR as well as “Scientific American Magazine,” where he writes about neuroscience, psychiatry, and evolution. 


Conversations: Arik Kershenbaum, "The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal About Aliens - and Ourselves"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Arik Kershenbaum talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal About Aliens – and Ourselves.” Dr. Kershenbaum is a zoologist who has done extensive field work on animal communication.

Conversations: Neil deGrasse Tyson, "Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going"

On this edition of ConversationsNeil deGrasse Tyson talks with host Dan Skinner about “Cosmic Queries: Star Talk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going.” Tyson is an astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History. He is the host of the podcast, "StarTalk," and two seasons of the television show, "Cosmos."


Conversations: Jess Phoenix, "Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life"

On this edition of Conversations, Jess Phoenix talks with host Dan Skinner about “Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava and Life.” Phoenix is executive director and co-founder of the environmental scientific research organization Blueprint Earth. Since 2008, she has been a volcanologist, an extreme explorer, and a professional field scientist.

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