This Is Science with Jess Phoenix
This Is Science with Jess Phoenix
Union of Concerned Scientists
This Is Science with Jess Phoenix is the official podcast of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Jess brings her experience as a volcanologist and science communicator to the mic through science storytelling and conversations with dynamic scientific explorers, change-makers, and innovators. Ignorance is the disease, and curiosity is the cure!
Look For The Helpers - Part 1
In the first part of this special Clean Transportation mini-series Jess talks with Adam Browning of Forum Mobility about the future of heavy-duty electric trucks.
Jan 9
29 min
Happy Holidays, Science Friends!
Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year from all of us at the Union of Concerned Scientists!
Dec 26, 2023
1 min
The Highest Stakes
With the backdrop of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), Jess catches up with lawyer and climate negotiator Hafij Khan about the critical Loss and Damage fund and this year's conference.
Dec 12, 2023
29 min
Special Episode - This Is Science Thanks
Need some pumpkin pi to go with that leftover turkey? Jess highlights her favorite reasons to be thankful for science in this season of gratitude.
Nov 28, 2023
18 min
What's Science Fiction is Prologue
Some science fiction authors have an almost uncanny ability to see what’s coming down the road. Jess talks with Chuck Wendig, whose writing is both wildly creative and oftentimes extraordinarily prescient.
Nov 14, 2023
29 min
Ep014 SkinDeep Final
Happy Halloween! Jess talks with UCLA librarian Megan Rosenbloom about the spooky science of uncovering what makes some old books extra rare.
Oct 31, 2023
29 min
Dust To Eat
Jess digs into the science of soils and farming in the century of climate change with Dr. Rick Cruse of Iowa State University.
Oct 17, 2023
28 min
Science Fiction
Science fictions are widely held dangerous beliefs that are not supported by science. Jess explores a few of these in anticipation of the continued propagation of science myths during the next US election cycle.
Oct 3, 2023
29 min
Ungulates, Overlords, and Uprisings: Artificial Intelligence Unleashed
Jess talks with artificial intelligence experts Chris Mattmann of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Meriem Bekka of vmWare about the technological, social, and environmental aspects of our A.I. future.
Sep 19, 2023
58 min
Wet Hot American Summer
Hurricanes pounding both coasts, heatwaves and smoke from fires across the country, and temperature records falling left and right…Jess talks with UCLA climate scientist and Weather West blogger Dr. Daniel Swain about this summer of extremes.
Sep 5, 2023
29 min
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