Dear Science Podcast Smart Guy Jonathan Golob Answers Your Questions

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dear Science: Stem Cell Liberation

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Dear Science: Stem Cell Liberation

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It's stem-cell liberation week!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dear Science: Glowing Green Mice

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:24 PM

Dear Science: Glowing Green Mice

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Dear Science is back! Glowing green mice, Nobel Prize winners for Obama, and much, much more.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dear Science: Traffic

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 1:17 PM

Dear Science: Traffic

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This week, Science reveals the secret to ending traffic gridlock… using science! Science says, "Drive like a hyena."
With special guest star Jonah Spangenthal-Lee!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dear Science: Experimenting on Your Baby

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Dear Science: Experimenting on Your Baby

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Jonathan Golob and Eli Sanders talk about ways you can perform cognitive experiments on your baby. Can you make your baby smart? Can you make your baby crazy? Listen in.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dear Science: Why Are There Homos?

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Dear Science: Dear Science: Why Are There Homos?

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In this very special, very gay episode, Jonathan Golob and David Schmader talk about the possible causes of homosexuality. Did your mother make you gay? Probably.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Dear Science: Nuclear Energy

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 11:33 AM

Dear Science: Nuclear Energy

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Gather round, children--and learn all about nuclear energy. How does it work? What's a neutron again? What was the difference between the disasters at Chernobyl and Three Mile Island? If a radioactive spider bites you, do you get superpowers? Science tells all.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dear Science: All About Pot

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Wed, May 28, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Dear Science: All About Pot

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Jonathan Golob and Dominic Holden talk about the politics and science of weed in a predictably fascinating, but rambling conversation.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dear Science: Traveler's Sickness

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Wed, May 14, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Dear Science: Traveler's Sickness

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Malaria, meet Traveler. Traveler, Malaria! Well, you two should have a lot to talk about…
Listen in as intrepid scientist Jonathan Golob and intrepid explorer Steven Blum (the Public Intern) talk about all the nasty bugs one can encounter while trotting the globe. Science taunts all the gathering microscopic diseases of the planet by declaring the human immune system to be "totally bad-ass." Bring it on, little guys.
Also, learn Science's miracle anti-diarrhea elixir, free of charge!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dear Science: Economic Collapse

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Dear Science: Economic Collapse

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Resident scientist Jonathan Golob and resident Marxist Charles Mudede discuss the cold intersection between science and economics. Learn how the mortgage crisis is like a can of Pringles.

For the record, Science is "excited to see it all unravel in a horrifying way."

Monday, April 7, 2008

Dear Science: Detecting Bias

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Dear Science: Detecting Bias

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Jonathan Golob and Eli Sanders discuss studies that will reveal your hidden biases--and generally fuck with your head.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Dear Science: Eugenics

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Dear Science: Eugenics

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Dear Science is back! Motor-mouthed scientist Jonathan Golob speaks with Eli Sanders about unholy experiments in genetics. What happens when you mate a Great Dane and a Chihuahua? Is there a gay gene, and if it's found, what will science do about it?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Dear Science: Behavior Modification

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Thu, Feb 7, 2008 at 9:00 AM

Dear Science: Behavior Modification

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Science joins forces with cognitive neurobiology graduate student Kristie Fisher, The Stranger's own Ari Spool, and the ghost of Pavlov. Should Ari get a punch in the arm every time she feels the urge to smoke?

Monday, January 14, 2008

Dear Science: Sex and Drugs

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 9:00 AM

Dear Science: Sex and Drugs

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What happens to the topic of sex and drugs when the scientists get ahold of it? Resident scientist Jonathan Golob and guest researcher Tim Menza talk about HIV transmission, sexual behaviors, methamphetamine use, and how YOU can learn mathematics from the fishes.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dear Science: Man's Best Friend

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 8:00 AM

Dear Science: Man's Best Friend

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Jonathan Golob and web editor Amy Kate Horn talk about dogs. Why do they wag their tails? Why do we put up with the drool? How on earth can Chihuahuas and Great Danes have the same ancestor? With a special canine guest!

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Dear Science: Dear Science: Raw Milk

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 9:00 AM

Dear Science: Dear Science: Raw Milk

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Raw milk! Is it good for you? Terribly bad for you? As Science--aka Jonathan Golob--and David Schmader swig down raw goat's milk, they discuss the pus content in milk, how milk works, and the relative value of organic Cheetos.

For the record, Science encourages you to "embrace the junky junkfoodness of junk food."

Monday, November 26, 2007

Dear Science: Dear Science: The Inner Workings of HIV

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 9:00 AM

Dear Science: Dear Science: The Inner Workings of HIV

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This week Jonathan Golob and Charles Mudede discuss the failed HIV vaccine trials, as well as the nuts 'n' bolts of how our bodies fight, fight, fight. Or don't.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Dear Science: Dear Science: Which Way Is Greener?

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 9:00 AM

Dear Science: Dear Science: Which Way Is Greener?

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This week on the Dear Science podcast, Jonathan Golob dukes it out with Erica C. Barnett on Proposition 1. What kind of transportation is better? What can we do politically to arrest global warming? Anything? Science is pessimistic.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Dear Science: Dear Science: Faking it

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Mon, Nov 5, 2007 at 9:00 AM

Dear Science: Dear Science: Faking it

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What do you get when you mix science with art? You get a rambling, brainy, fascinating conversation, that’s what you get.

Resident scientist (and bagel baker) Jonathan Golob gabs with Visual Art editor Jen Graves on “faking it” in their respective fields. They talk about the film My Kid Could Paint That (spoiler alert: all is revealed), embryonic stem-cell research, how to tell if a woman is faking an orgasm, and so much more. Sit back, let your parasympathetic nervous system take over, and have a listen.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dear Science: Eating Brains = Bad

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 1:00 PM

Dear Science: Eating Brains = Bad

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This week on the Dear Science podcast, big-brained Jonathan Golob raps with David Schmader on mad human disease, or Kuru, which is caused from eating brains. Human brains. With a little salt perhaps, and a nice, dry, white wine. Jonathan's advice, from a purely scientific perspective, should you wish to try person, is to go for the leg.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Dear Science: Electricity: Friend or Foe?

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Mon, Oct 8, 2007 at 10:00 AM

Dear Science: Electricity: Friend or Foe?

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This week's Dear Science has resident smarties Jonathan Golob and Charles Mudede yabbering on about electricity. What's more dangerous: French fries or radio waves? Did you know that Thomas Edison invented the electric chair to demonstrate the perils of alternating currents? Another little-known fact: The United States of America is the oldest country on the planet. And hear how you can make a homemade X-ray just by sitting in an airplane.

Do you have a question that only Science can answer?
Then by all means, ask: dearscience@thestranger.com

Monday, October 1, 2007

Dear Science: Just How Green Are Hybrid Cars?

Posted by Jonathan Golob on Mon, Oct 1, 2007 at 10:00 AM

Dear Science: Just How Green Are Hybrid Cars?

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In this week's Dear Science podcast, Jonathan and Charles discuss hybrid cars and just how "green" they really are. Can humans slow the march toward ecological disaster? Is Mother Nature "toothless"? Is Charles really "friends with the trees." Listen up and learn a thing or two.

 

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