Episodes

June 12, 2020

Issue #184: Climate Change Needs More Color, Asthma is Racist, Yakety…

Please enjoy this preview of our weekly premium audio newsletter. Find out more at https://important.supportingcast.fm . This wee…

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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 29, 2020

Holy Cow We're Nominated For Two Webbys

That's right, we are now a four-time Webby-nominated podcast! But what we really want is to be a Webby-winning podcast. So, pleas…

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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 13, 2020

#90: What It’s Like to be a COVID-19 Lab Rat

In Episode 90 , Quinn & Brian discuss: What it’s like to be a COVID-19 Lab Rat. Our guest is: Allie Broas , an almost-MBA and one…

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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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March 27, 2020

Special Edition: How You Can Help — And (Mostly) Still Stay Home

If you've been wondering how else you can help fight coronavirus besides staying at home in sweatpants, this episode is for you. …

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March 23, 2020

#89: Why Does It Require a PhD in Neuroscience Just to Support a Gree…

In Episode 89 , Quinn & Brian discuss: Taking down the white guy who politically stabbed you (and the planet) in the back. Our gu…

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March 16, 2020

#88: You Voted for Clean Energy… So Where The Hell Is it?

In Episode 88 , Quinn & Brian ask: You voted for clean energy… so why hasn’t it become a thing yet? Our guest is: Dr. Leah Stokes…

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March 9, 2020

#87: What's In Your Moisturizer, Anyways?

In Episode 87, Quinn & Brian ask: What, exactly, are we putting on our bodies (and why aren’t more people asking questions about …

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March 3, 2020

Special Edition: How to Survive the Coronavirus (With Your Sanity Int…

In this special episode, Quinn (with some help from our friends at the CDC and elsewhere) talks you through everything you need t…

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March 2, 2020

#86: Farming While Black: The Past and The Future

In Episode 86, Quinn & Brian ask: What can we do to support the black farmers who have the ancient answers to rebuilding our soil…

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Feb. 24, 2020

#85: A Blueprint for Fighting Food Waste in Your Community

In Episode 85 , Quinn asks: Is there a blueprint for fighting food waste in your city? Our guest is: Rick Nahmias. As Founder and…

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Feb. 17, 2020

#84: How is Climate Change (Already) Affecting Immigration to the USA?

We’re back! In Episode 84 , Quinn & Brian ask: Is the USA responsible for climate refugees (and then turning them away)? Our gues…

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Feb. 14, 2020

SPECIAL PREVIEW: Issue #169: CRISPR’ing Cancer, BP Oil, & Democrats C…

This is a special preview of our new weekly audio newsletter . It's all the most vital science news you missed, with action steps…

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Feb. 13, 2020

Introducing the Important, Not Important: Sh*t-Giver Edition!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new premium podcast feed — The Shit-Giver Edition! Our main feed (this one) will…

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Nov. 5, 2019

#83: Knock Knock. Who’s There? Climate Change. Climate Change Who? Cl…

In Episode 83 , Quinn & Brian discuss: Blue carbon, the patriarchy, and how one of those two things has ruined the other (we’ll g…

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Oct. 29, 2019

BONUS: Help Dr. Ghazala Hashmi Flip Virginia

We’re interrupting your normally scheduled programming with a Special Election Report ! So, today, Quinn & Brian ask: Will You He…

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