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21st Century Mermaids is a new podcast dedicated to women and the ocean. Hosted by Danni Washington, each episode features a ‘mermaid’ who works in the ocean science and marine conservation fields. By sharing the stories of these modern day mermaids around the world, this podcast promotes ocean literacy and empathy, while championing access, agency, and equity for women and their allies in ocean conservation, leadership, and STEM fields. 21st Century Mermaids actively welcomes the United Nat ...
 
A podcast series to uncover the fascinating research behind one of the most feared predators, the shark. Host Michael Heldsinger interviews guests from all over the world in a conversational and invigorating style to uncover the facts around these misunderstood predators. Covering a broad range of topics, from their adept adaptations to their environment to our relationship with sharks, you may learn something new from the passionate people who have dedicated their lives to understanding sha ...
 
"A little birdy told me..." The Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago exists as a nexus for the thriving landscape of Latinx theater artists in the Chicagoland area. This is the podcast for that community. We strive to be a resource to discover the people of the Latinx Theater Community, discover the work of those people, and to collect the stories and experiences of the Chicago Latinx Theater Community.
 
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Danni Washington speaks with Melissa Cristina ​Márquez, also known as the Mother of Sharks. Puerto Rican born and raised, Melissa has used her unique upbringing and love for sharks to become one of the biggest advocates for our oceans' top predator. First being introduced to sharks after watching Discovery's Shark Week as a child, Melissa took the …
 
In this episode, Danni goes deep with ocean engineer, Dr. Grace Young. Topics discussed range from Grace's upbringing in the landlocked Midwest of the United States and learning to dive in freshwater quarries to deep sea expeditions with Alphabet's Moonshot Factory. Dr. Grace Young is a Lead Scientist at X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory, where her te…
 
Danni Washington jumps into a great conversation with Mauritian marine scientist, Josheena Naggea. Listen on to hear topics ranging from sea turtle hatchlings to the social and ecological benefits of caring for our seas. Josheena Naggea is an interdisciplinary scientist working to support marine governance in small island states who grew up in Maur…
 
In this episode, Danni Washington has an explorative discussion with co-host and West Coast mermaid Dr. Erika Woolsey, about her upbringing, coral reef exploration, and integrating emerging technology into ocean education. Dr. Erika Woolsey, is a marine biologist, National Geographic Explorer, designer, Visiting Scholar at the Virtual Human Interac…
 
Danni Washington makes the deep dive on marine protection and conservation with fellow mermaid, Mariasole Bianco. Mariasole coordinates the Young Professionals network of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, hosts a TV show in Italy about ocean wonders and issues, works with private sector on ocean responsibility, teaches at the University…
 
In this inaugural episode, Erika Woolsey and Mariasole Bianco interview Danni Washington. Danni is an ocean activist, science communicator and TV presenter who campaigns for healthier, , plastic-free oceans. She founded the Not-for-Profit Big Blue & You. Danni also presents the STEM-themed TV show Xploration Nature Knows Best, Mission Unstoppable, …
 
I interview Riley Elliot, a shark scientist, and waterman, about the recent listing of MAKO sharks on CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). He talks about their conservation and why the fastest shark in the sea may not out-swim extinction. Being an avid freediver, Riley also talks about his experiences underwater with…
 
With the current health problem of bacteria building resistances to antibiotics, scientists are now studying sharks and their antibodies as an alternative treatment. In this interview, I talk to Gabriela Constanza Martinez, who is a Ph.D. researcher specialising in the antibodies from wobbegong sharks to treat UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections). She b…
 
I interview Dr. Charlie Huveneers, an Associate Professor at Flinders University, to find out what shark deterrents he has researched, whether they work, his research about cage diving and habitation and whether sharks become conditioned to boats. We also dive into a recent study he was a part of which encompassed 150 shark scientists to assess the…
 
I interview Lauren Peel, who has just completed a Ph.D. and studied Manta ray movements, diet, and population off the Seychelles. I ask her basic questions from how they reproduce, who their main predators are, what senses do they use? How fast can they swim? And she also discusses the threats manta rays face, such as plastic pollution, plus a whol…
 
Meet Melissa Cristina Márquez, a powerhouse of science communication, endeavouring to provide a bridge between science and the public. She is a TEDx presenter, Forbes Science writer, podcast host, and Discovery Channels Shark Week's guest, who once shrugged off being bitten and dragged by a crocodile whilst filming. I talk with Melissa about these …
 
Do sharks sleep? What is their strongest sense? How do they reproduce? What's their history? Do they have good eyesight? On today's episode, I interview a passionate shark scientist, Dr. Sammy Andrzejaczek, who is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University in California. We talk about how scientists study sharks and what they strive to…
 
In this episode, I talk to Kye Adams, a beach lifeguard and marine ecologist who invented a shark blimp: a way of monitoring sharks as a preventative to increase beach safety. We talk about technologies such as his airship and drones for monitoring sharks, automation software to recognise sharks and beach hazards, as well as his Ph.D study of shark…
 
Human and sharks. Why do we fear these predators so much?In this episode, I interview Sam Frazer-Baxter who completed a masters at the University of Otago studying our relationship and attitudes to sharks. We talk about the fear we have, its rationality, what he discovered in his studies with a focus on a case study of NSW, Australia when there was…
 
We chat with botanist and science educator, Claire Hopkins, about how she got started in botany and how that led her to starting Brilliant Botany, a science educational platform and YouTube channel. We also chat a little about being #QueerinSTEM and how that experience can vary from scientist to scientist. Show notes & transcripts can be found at s…
 
In this episode, boat designer Susanne Altenburger talks about why innovation in boats has stagnated, pinpointing legislation that was passed in 1994. This was recorded on the State Fish Pier in Gloucester.To learn more, google Phil Bolger and Friends or visit their Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1629186337408650/about/…
 
We chat with special guest, Alie Caldwell, about her fascination with the brain and the cells in it that give rise to her online nickname, Alie Astrocyte. We also chat about Neuro Transmissions (the educational YouTube channel she co-created and runs with her partner, Micah Psych) and why science education & communication are so important to her an…
 
Hey everybody, Mark here. Just a few quick notes before I let Mike Miles take over and talk about his Hack for the Sea 2017 experience. All I want to say is that you should visit https://hackforthesea.tech and check out the challenge statements. If you, or somebody you know might be interested, the register button is right there.…
 
We're joined by science enthusiast and advocate, Rose DF (@_Astro_Nerd_), to chat about our passion for science and space, her struggles and experiences on her journey into STEM, and her science communication projects (like ChickTech). Show notes & transcripts can be found on our website at http://synapsescience.com. ---- Music tracks are attribute…
 
This episode features Melissa Cristina Marquez: artist, author, public speaker, field biologist, and founder of The Fins United Initiative. We talk about how sharks are misunderstood predators and how the diversity of sharks is often as invisible as the diversity of the scientists who study them. She also talks about getting bit by an alligator. Tu…
 
We chat with special guest, Melissa Cristina Marquez, about her research with sharks and her dive into science communication, through the Fins United Initiative and the ConCienca Azul podcast. Show notes & transcripts can be found on our website at http://synapsescience.com. ---- Music tracks are attributed to Kevin MacLeod and are licensed under C…
 
Do you cringe at the very mention of mathematics? Have you ever thought you might not be "good enough" to do math or science? Special guest Saramoira Shields talks to us about how to tackle our math phobia & realize our own mathematical potential. Show notes & details, as well as an accompanying transcript can be found on our website at http://www.…
 
Hello ocean hackers! Mark here. I'm very excited to publish this, the first in our subject matter expert interviews for the podcast and hackathon.For those of you who don't know, all of this is centered around an annual Hack for the Sea event, which takes place in September in or around Cape Ann Massachusetts.The concept for this episode is how an …
 
We're joined by two of the founders of Gique, a non-profit educational organization that brings interdisciplinary opportunities to youths in the Boston area. Danielle Olson & Ashli Polanco share their journey of how their backgrounds & their shared passion for STEAM led to the start of Gique as we know it. Check out more at http://www.gique.me or @…
 
Science journalist, Eleanor Cummins, discusses her interdisciplinary work in science and culture. We also talked about the movement to promote more female science communicators, as well as the need to highlight stories written for women and relevant to many women's issues, both of which Eleanor is contributing to by producing the Tie My Tubes podca…
 
On this special episode of the podcast, we have an enlightening conversation with friend and colleague, Alec Sullivan, on the nature of biological design. From bioluminescent trees to Amazon's new biodome building, we chat about the spectrum of biological design and the ethical issues that may accompany it. Could biological design truly be biology'…
 
We're back for another season! In this episode, we go through a basic rundown on the current state of space debris, the reality of its danger, and what we can do to solve our growing space junk problem. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://synapsescience.com. Thanks for tuning in! The Synapse Science Podcast is a science communication…
 
We top off the first season of the podcast with an interesting look into how science and art can work together to create a greater understanding of our planet, culture conservation, and engineering technology. The podcast will be back after a short break with Season 2, featuring even more science and a few exciting surprises, as well. If there are …
 
We take a look at the body of evidence surrounding the world's first proposed human head transplant surgery for 2017. Always best to look at the facts first, lest we get a-head of ourselves... Biological evidence, ethics discussions, and more head puns await in this new episode of Synapse Science. Find the show notes for this episode on synapsescie…
 
What do a Swiss engineer, a giraffe, and a German pilot traveling at 9G's have in common? The answer lies in a new field of science called biomimicry. Find the show notes for this episode on synapsescience.com. Thanks for tuning in! The Synapse Science Podcast is a science communication show created and produced by Alexa Erdogan. Find her on Twitte…
 
What is 3D printing and how can we harness this new technology to make progress in the field of medicine? Find the show notes for this episode on synapsescience.com. Thanks for tuning in! The Synapse Science Podcast is a science communication show created and produced by Alexa Erdogan. Find her on Twitter @neurostellar. --- Sound effects used in th…
 
Join us on an enchanting adventure through the history of the New Horizons mission and the fascinating things humanity is learning about the former ninth planet in our Solar System, Pluto itself. Find the show notes for this episode on synapsescience.com. Thanks for tuning in! The Synapse Science Podcast is a science communication show created and …
 
Scientists from China have recently published research on their attempts to genetically modify human embryos. What exactly did they do and why is it causing such a stir? Find the show notes for this episode on http://synapsescience.com Thanks for tuning in! The Synapse Science Podcast is a science communication show created and produced by Alexa Er…
 
Meanwhile in the land of scientometrics, a new scientific report concludes that there are too many scientific reports for scientists to keep track of. As you can tell, this episode of the podcast gets just a tad meta. Show notes can be found on our website at http://synapsescience.com Do you have any questions, comments, and/or corrections? Tweet a…
 
More research! More undergraduates! More guests! In this episode of the Synapse Science podcast, I sit down and talk with two amazing undergraduate researchers about the work they do in the fields of diagnostic technology and autism, respectively. Krittika D'Silva is an undergraduate studying Bioengineering and Computer Engineering at the Universit…
 
In honor of Black History Month, this episode of the Synapse Science podcast delves into the type of gender and racial biases faced by women of color in STEM fields. We geek out about some of the amazing contributions to the STEM fields from scientists who happen to be women of color. This is an important conversation to have, and gender/racial rep…
 
Starting off with a special episode of the podcast in an ongoing series dedicated to undergraduate research! In this episode, we sat down and chatted with undergraduates Terence Leach & Elizabeth Chang about their experiences with undergrad research and how their involvement in research has influenced their lives. Both Terence and Elizabeth are als…
 
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