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In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by computational neuroscientist Dr. Grace Lindsay to talk about the new book, "Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering, and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain." They talk about efforts to quantify mental processes like sensation, perception, and memory, as well as new frontiers …
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest, Matthew Tuttle, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Tuttle Capital Management. Tuttle Capital Management is an industry leader in offering thematic and actively managed ETFs. On the show, Matthew discusses: - His outlook on the current market environment and asset allocation - How to play pre-deal SPACs…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Dr. Narissa Bax, the Marine and Coastal Program Coordinator for the South Atlantic Environmental Research Group in the Falkland Islands. Narissa shares her love for all things conservation and ecology, especially the work she is doing to better understand and preserve deep-sea corals in the Antarctic…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guests Craig Hurlbert, CEO of Local Bounti, and Ed Forst, Chairman of Leo Holdings. Local Bounti is a leader in controlled environment agriculture and is transforming the production and delivery of local, fresh and sustainably-grown leafy greens produce across the U.S. The company recently announced a merger w…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by awardee of President Barack Obama's White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion, Deena Pierott. Deena is the founder of iUrban Teen, a science, technology, engineering, manufacturing (STEM), and arts program for youth of color, and co-founder of Black Women in STEM 2.0, an organization ad…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Justin Mirro, the President of Kensington Capital Partners and CEO of their SPAC, Kensington Capital Acquisition II. On the podcast, Justin discusses: - His career that ranged from test driver to engineer to investment banker and now an investor, advisor and SPAC sponsor focused on the automotive space -…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by writer and historian Dr. Audrey Clare Farley to talk about her new book, "The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt." Audrey tells a story steeped in white supremacy and greed, against a backdrop of the growing eugenics movement in 1930s America.…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guests Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppFi, and Kyle Cerminara, President of FG New America. OppFi, a leading financial technology platform that serves the everyday consumer, recently announced a merger with SPAC FG New America Acquisition Corp in a deal that valued the fintech company at $800 million. On the podcast, …
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by writer, researcher, and broadcaster Melanie Challenger to talk about her newest book, "How to Be Animal: A New History of What It Means to Be Human." They reflect on the existential and moral roots of the human experience, as well as our deep evolutionary nature as creatures living on Planet Earth.…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guests Neal Menashe, CEO of Super Group and Eric Grubman, Chairman of Sports Entertainment Acquisition. Super Group operates global online sports betting and gaming businesses including Betway and Spin. Sports Entertainment Acquisition is merging with Super Group in a deal that values the firm at $4.64 billion…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Australian GP and science communicator Dr. Brad McKay to talk about his new book, “Fake Medicine: Exposing the Wellness Crazes, Cons and Quacks Costing Us Our Health.” They dive into the world of snake oil and pseudoscience, and Brad shares his own journey into science, skepticism, and LGBTQIA+-affir…
 
On today’s podcast we welcome special guest Joe Tonnos, Principal at Meteora Capital. Meteora is an affiliate of Glazer Capital, which is a New York-based investment management firm specializing in investment strategies such as arbitrage and SPACs. On today’s show, Joe discusses: - What got him into SPAC investing - An insider’s view of what goes i…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by two brilliant teenagers who recently won top honors in science competitions. First, she speaks with Michelle Hua, first-place winner of the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award. Michelle tells how she designed and implemented a novel de…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guests Sumant Sinha, Founder of ReNew Power, and Bob Mancini, CEO of RMG. ReNew Power, India’s leading pure-play renewable energy producer, recently announced a merger with SPAC RMG Acquisition II that valued the company at $8 billion. On the show, Sumant and Bob discuss: - The thesis behind the founding of Re…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome Taboola founder and CEO, Adam Singolda. Taboola is a global leader in powering recommendations for the open web. It recently announced a merger with SPAC ION Acquisition Corp 1 in a $2.6 billion deal. On the podcast, Adam discusses: -What he learned working in the elite-intelligence unit of the Israeli army -The thesi…
 
Today’s podcast features a live, one-hour discussion with a panel of SPAC experts including SPACGuru, SPACInsider and SPACWarrants. On the podcast, we discuss: - Are SPACs back, and is this the start of a new bull market? - The characteristics of recent IPOs - The dynamics of deSPACs rallying post deal vote - Sentiment regarding M&A and business co…
 
On today’s show, we welcome special guests Chris DeWolfe, CEO & Co-Founder of Jam City, and Emil Michael, CEO of DPCM Capital. Jam City recently announced a merger with SPAC DPCM Capital in a $1.2 billion deal. On the podcast, Chris and Emil discuss: - How their experience in the C-suite at MySpace and Uber helped them in their entrepreneurial jour…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Dr. Eman Tadros, Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychology and Counseling at Governor’s State University. They talk about the profound effects racism has on the perception of expertise as well as her research into incarceration and family systems. Follow Eman: @EmanTadros.…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Tony DiMatteo, CEO and founder of Lottery.com. Lottery.com is a leading online platform to play the lottery from your mobile device, offering official state-sanctioned games, like Powerball and Mega-Millions, in the U.S. and around the world. On the podcast, Tony discusses: - His journey as an entreprene…
 
June 1, 2021 - On today’s show, we welcome special guests Matt Crisp, CEO of Benson Hill, and Eric Scheyer, CEO of Star Peak. Benson Hill is a food technology company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants. It recently announced a merger with SPAC Star Peak II that valued the company at $1.35 billion. On the podcast, Matt and Eric discus…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by environmental educator and children’s book author Heather L. Montgomery to talk about “Who Gives a Poop? Surprising Science from One End to the Other.” They discuss the joys of gross science, why kids rule, and some of the strange and wonderful promises of, you guessed it, poop.…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by neuroscientist Dr. Kenneth Catania to talk about his new book, "Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels, and Other Tales of Evolution's Mysteries Solved." They discuss Ken's groundbreaking research into some of planet Earth's most bizarre and incredible creatures, including star-nosed mole…
 
On today’s show, we welcome special guests Nino Ciappina, CEO, and Ajay Roy, COO, of PARTS iD. PARTS iD is a technology-driven, digital commerce company focused on creating custom infrastructure and unique user experiences within niche markets such as auto parts. It trades on the NYSE under the symbol ID. On the podcast, Nino and Ajay discuss: -How…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Niccolo de Masi, CEO of dMY Technology Group. dMY Technology Group is focused on sponsoring the success of the next generation of great pioneering technology entrepreneurs onto the public markets. On the podcast, Niccolo discusses: -What was attractive about the SPAC asset class and how it has evolved ov…
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by historian Janice Nimura to talk about her new book, "The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Women Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine." She shares the story of Elizabeth Blackwell and her younger sister Emily, the first and second women in America to receive an M.D. (medical degree).…
 
On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Clint Carnell, CEO of The HydraFacial Company, a category-creating beauty health company. HydraFacial recently announced a merger with SPAC Vesper Healthcare Acquisition in a $1.1 billion deal. On the podcast, Clint discusses: -The main appeal of the healthcare industry and the aesthetics segment specifi…
 
May 13, 2021 - On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Githesh Ramamurthy, Chairman and CEO of CCC Information Services, a leading SaaS platform for the property and casualty insurance economy. CCC recently announced a merger with Dragoneer Growth Opportunities in a $7 billion deal. On the podcast, Githesh discusses: -How CCC has evolved over …
 
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by The Guardian’s Dani Anguiano to talk about her new book, “Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy.” Dani tells the harrowing details of the November 8, 2018 Camp Fire that claimed the lives of 85 people and destroyed virtually every home in Paradise, California. They also discussed the reality of wildf…
 
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