Best Of The Best Episodes

Aug. 30, 2021

Mixtape Vol 2: "When was the first time you had the power of change?"

If we're going to make this world a better place, things have to change. That's why we talk with the changemakers who have the po…

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Aug. 23, 2021

Mixtape Vol 1: “Why are you vital to the survival of the species?”

Each week we kick off our conversations with the smartest people in the universe with one humble question: “ Why are you vital to…

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June 22, 2021

Best of the Best: Do We Really Know What’s in that Moisturizer (& Whe…

In light of new research on toxic ingredients, it looks like America might finally start regulating cosmetic products, so it’s a …

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June 14, 2021

Best of the Best: Legalizing the Other Weed

In celebration of New York state passing Bill S6532A, permitting underwater kelp cultivation, we’re re-playing one of our coolest…

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March 29, 2021

Best of the Best: “‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where T…

Hi. Hello. Americans are leaving their living rooms again, which means we’re shooting people again, too. As such, we’re re-runnin…

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June 15, 2020


Back in Episode 51 , Quinn & Brian asked: Are we thinking about CRISPR all wrong (and what the hell is it)? This is one of our mo…

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June 1, 2020

GOOD NEWS: What's It Like To Almost Be An Astronaut?

Back in Episode 42 , Quinn & Brian asked: What happens when you’re almost an astronaut... and what comes next? Our guest is Dr. S…

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May 25, 2020

GOOD NEWS: Food Waste is the Stupidest Thing We Do

In Episode 44 , Quinn & Brian discussed: Why food waste is the stupidest thing we do and how can we cut it in half. Our guest was…

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May 18, 2020

GOOD NEWS: How to Be A Better Ancestor

To continue our Good News series, we’re looking back to Episode 78 , when Quinn & Brian discussed: Planning for chaos . (Cheery, …

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May 11, 2020

GOOD NEWS: Can Zebrafish Beat Childhood Cancer?

In Episode 75 , Quinn & Brian discussed: Beating the crap out of childhood cancer with science and... zebrafish? Our guests are D…

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May 4, 2020

WEBBY NOMINEE: "Who's Fixing The People Fixing The Planet?"

If you haven’t already heard, we received a Webby nomination for Best Podcast Episode in the Science & Education category. We’re …

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April 27, 2020

GOOD NEWS: Did A.I. Just Make My Life’s Work Obsolete?

In Episode 73 , Quinn & Brian asked: Did A.I. take our jobs? Of course, we aren’t talking about our jobs. If A.I. took our jobs, …

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April 20, 2020

GOOD NEWS: So We Can’t Just Blow Up Asteroids, Then?

Our “Good News” series of replays begins today with Episode 66 , when Quinn & Brian hosted a delightfully important discussion: W…

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April 7, 2020

BEST OF THE BEST: Air Pollution: The Low Hanging Fruit of Our Hellish…

Cast your mind back to Episode 79 , when Quinn & Brian discussed: Optimism in the air (can it be?). Our guest is: Beth Gardiner ,…

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March 31, 2020

BEST OF THE BEST: Is COVID-19 America’s Chernobyl?

Way back in Episode 65 , Quinn asked: Was Chernobyl a preventable and rare accident from the past, or a vivid picture of what hap…

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