Using Pop Culture to Teach Science

Our guest this week is Matt Brady.  Along with his wife Shari, these two high school science teachers have been working to bring pop culture into the classroom to increase student engagement and understanding of science.  Their website The Science Of helps broadcast these ideas and strategies with the goal of providing a place for popular culture to act as a springboard to […]

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Talking Movies with Andy Howell

Our guest this week is Andy Howell, scientist at Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) and Adjunct Faculty in physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Besides studying supernovae and working with robotic telescopes, Andy (with James Darling) has been working on a podcast to evaluate the scientific content in movies and the portrayal of scientists in media. Called […]

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Episode 99 – Rhett Allain: Blogging, Birds and Movies

This week we welcome Rhett Allain back to the show.  As an Associate Professor of physics at Southeastern Louisiana University, Rhett is an avid blogger for Wired Science at  Dot Physics. Rhett talks to us about his new book, analyzing physics in movies, and the ideas in his blog. Links Dot Physics Episode 51 – Science We Can Blog About Amazon.com: National […]

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Episode 28 – Who watches the Watchmen? Scientists Do!

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL28.mp3   Our guest this week is Jennifer Ouellette, director of the Science and Entertainment Exchange.  The Exchange provides entertainment industry professionals with access to top scientists and engineers to help bring the reality of cutting-edge science to creative and engaging storylines. Jennifer talks to us about her work with the Exchange, in how scientists advise pop culture – including […]

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