Nerdin’ About

Nerdin’ About


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Season Ending Summer Bonus
August 27, 2022

When we started Nerdin About in March 2020 it was a way to stay engaged with the science communication community and start a podcast which was something Kaylee and Michael have always wanted to do. N

Running up that Climate Hill with Economics
June 08, 2022

How is everyone doing with their existential crises these days? If youve listened to past episodes you know weve got climate change on our collective minds, and in this episode of Nerdin About we t

Coming Soon: Nice Genes!
May 18, 2022

From healthcare and biotechnology to forests and fisheries, the evolving study of genomics is leading to some of the most exciting and world-changing discoveries in science and medicine. But while the

Bonus: Let’s Innovate with Rebecca Baron
April 27, 2022

This week we're sharing a bonus episode in your feed from Let's Innovate, another podcast hosted by your favourite space nerd Michael Unger. In this episode, Michael speaks with Rebecca Baron, a stude

Wetlands: The Original Wet’N Wild
April 13, 2022

Grab your hip waders and waterproof phone case, because this week were getting bogged down in wetland ecology! Dr. Alex Moore (they/them), who is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Princeton Un

Who Run the World? Ants!
March 30, 2022

The ants go marching one by one but how and also why? In this episode were joined by Aaron Fairweather (they/them) a PhD student at the University of Guelph who has been an entomologist for as long

BEARing Down on Conservation
March 16, 2022

Our communities are wild spaces. Even in cities, humans are navigating relationships with wildlife - relationships that are critical to supporting conservation efforts. This week were joined by Laure

Watery Dewing About Water?
March 02, 2022

From rushing rivers to vast oceans, the planet is covered in dancing droplets of water. But even in places where water is abundant, access to clean drinking water isnt a guarantee, and many of our wa

Solstice Special
December 23, 2021

To get you through some long nights ahead, heres a bonus episode of nerd outs with special guest drag performer Shanda Leer! We all nerd out along with some of your nerd outs you wrote in with. Shand

The Science of Swearing
December 01, 2021

When was the last time you swore? Maybe you were sitting in traffic, or you stubbed your toe on a stray shoe stranded in the hallway of your home (was that too specific?). While you may be well versed