Transcripts / show notes

Episode 0: A Brief Introduction (July 18, 2020)

Episode 1: Tessa’s Interests (July 19, 2020)

Episode 2: Talkin’ Taxonomy (Charles’s Interests) (July 21, 2020)

Episode 3: TNG’s “The Chase,” Evolution, and Extraterrestrial Life (July 23, 2020)

Episode 4: Melody Dickens on Hormones, Teaching, and Star Trek (August 4, 2020)

Episode 5: Erin Barbeau on Bug Dicks, Museums, and Science Fiction (August 18, 2020)

Episode 6: DS9’s “Rejoined” – is it gay if it’s in space, is it immortality if you’re a robot? (August 25, 2020)

Episode 7: Sophie Lee on Batteries, Chemical Energy, and the Future (September 2, 2020)

Episode 8: Bryan K Lynn on Math and Microbes (Using Game Theory to Study the Evolution of Cooperation in Bacteria) (September 15, 2020)

Episode 9: Phosphine on Venus with Dr. Ashley Nova, Whitney Powers, and Evan Sneed (September 25, 2020)

Episode 10: Vic Zamloot on Immuno-Oncology and Blasting Tumors with Bacteria (October 6, 2020)

Episode 11: Sam Long on Science Education, Biological Diversity, and the Desire to Go to Space (October 27, 2020)

Episode 12: Halloween Special – Erin Barbeau is Back to Talk Locked Tomb (October 31, 2020)

Episode 13: Elizabeth Feinberg on Plastics and Post-Apocalyptic Game Plans (November 10, 2020)

Episode 14: Faelan Mourmourakis on Bee Cognition (December 1, 2020)

Episode 15: What even is an ice parasite? (Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, Episodes 1-4) (December 15, 2020)

Episode 16: Emarose Ahmed on Chemistry and Honestly a Bunch of Other Stuff (December 29, 2020)

Episode 17: Rae Lambert on Vaccines, Immunology, and the Horror of Organic Corporeality (January 12, 2021)

Episode 18: It’s Probably Not Aliens This Time But It’s Gotta Be Aliens Sometime (January 20, 2021)

Episode 19: Carolyn P. Hutchinson On Rodenticides and Their Effect On Rodents, Large Mammals, Wastewater, the Environment… and You (February 3, 2021)

Episode 20: Bug Dicks Revisited (Valentine’s Day Special) (February 14, 2021)

Episode 21: Caitlin Hobbs on Life and Death During a Pandemic (February 25, 2021)

Episode 22: Gabi Fleury on Actual and Speculative Conservation Biology (March 4, 2021)

Episode 23: Gabi Fleury Returns! Being Non-Binary, Black, and Queer in Conservation (March 11, 2021)

Episode 24: Ferengi Gender Double Feature (“Rules of Acquisition”/”Profit and Lace”) (March 18, 2021)

Episode 25: Cel Welch on Medical Diagnostics and Trans Health (April 2, 2021)

Episode 26: Dr. Kaitlin Rasmussen on Exoplanets and How to Find ‘Em (April 15, 2021)

Episode 27: Annalee Newitz on “Lost Cities” and the Nature of Self (April 22, 2021)

Episode 28: Y’all Heard of the Picture-Winged Flies (Ulidiidae)? (May 6, 2021)

Episode 29: Michaela Gallucci (izzitMichaela) on Climate Change and a LOT of Robot Talk (May 21, 2021)

Episode 30: Fayth Tan on Regeneration and Queer Identity (June 12, 2021)

Episode 31: Theo Tiffney on the Two C’s: Hepatitis, and Capitalism (July 1, 2021)

Episode 32: We Also Read “Helicopter Story” (Née “I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter”) (July 16, 2021)

Episode 33: Nicole Petkovich on Materials Science, Moving to industry, and Old Web Nostalgia (July 30, 2021)

Episode 34: Back to Space! with Teal (August 20, 2021)

Episode 35: Oh I Am What I Am (Roswell Fan), I’ll Watch What I Want (Roswell), But I Can’t Hide (That I Love Roswell) (September 4, 2021)

Episode 36: Aaron Fairweather on Myrmecology (Ants) and Being a Furry in Scicomm (October 1, 2021)

Episode 37: The Horrors of the MIND (Super Spooky Halloween Special Part I) (October 28, 2021)

Episode 38: Repo! The Genetic Opera (Super Spooky Halloween Special Part II) (October 31, 2021)

Episode 39: Emily Hunt on GALAXIES (November 27, 2021)

Episode 40: Román Ramos Báez on PLANTS (December 18, 2021)

Episode 41: This One’s About COVID (January 8, 2022)

Episode 42: Charlotte Olsen on SPACE (January 29, 2022)

Episode 43: Animorphs, “The Departure” (February 20, 2022)

Episode 44: ASAB Presents the Science… Hormone Therapy (March 12, 2022)

Episode 45: Lee Jaszlics’s Detransition Experience (March 20, 2022)

Episode 46: “So, What’s In Your Pants?” (Genitals, Part I) (March 27, 2022)

Episode 47: “So, What’s In Your Pants?” (Genitals, Part II) (March 31, 2022)

Episode 48: Lucianne Walkowicz on Space – Who Does It Belong To? How Gay Is It? (April 23, 2022)

Episode 49: The Science of “Our Flag Means Death” (May 9, 2022)

Episode 50: Lyra Cronin on Quantum Physics and When to Become a Robot (May 23, 2022)

Episode 51: Robin Aguilar on Genetics (June 9, 2022)

Episode 52: Father’s Day Special – Seahorses and Male Pregnancy (June 20, 2022)

Episode 53: Laurel Hiatt on What’s Even Happening In Your Colon (July 13, 2022)

Episode 54: What’s the Big Deal With the James Webb Space Telescope? (August 16, 2022)

Episode 55: “The Neutral Zone” (TNG 1×26) and the Past and Future of Cryonics (September 7, 2022)

Episode 56: Nona the Ninth (SPOILERS) (September 19, 2022)

Episode 57: Rose Eveleth on the future, Flash Forward, whether you are your brain, and whether to put that brain in a robot (November 5, 2022)

Episode 58: Where Do Insects Go When It’s Cold? (November 28, 2022)