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Episode 186: Do Animals Have Feelings?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Carl Safina, Carl Safina’s work explores how we are changing the natural world and what the changes mean for human and non-human beings. Carl sees that the durability of human dignity and survival of the natural world will depend on each other; we cannot preserve the wild unless we preserve human… Continue Reading Episode 186: Do Animals Have Feelings?

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Episode 185: What’s it like to Blast off in a Rocket?

Meet the Expert: Astronaut Nicole Stott Nicole is an astronaut, aquanaut, artist, mom, and now author of her first book Back to Earth ~ What Life In Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet – And Our Mission To Protect It.  She creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with her artwork to… Continue Reading Episode 185: What’s it like to Blast off in a Rocket?

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Episode 184: Do all Jellyfish have Stinging Snot?

Meet the Expert: Jennie Janssen, assistant curator at the National Aquarium and President and cofounder of MIAZS Jennie Janssen (she/her) is the President and Co-Founder of Minorities in Aquarium & Zoo Science (MIAZS), an Assistant Curator at National Aquarium, and a Research Associate at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Specializing in the care of… Continue Reading Episode 184: Do all Jellyfish have Stinging Snot?

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Episode 183: Why is the ISS so important?

Meet the Expert:  Erin Winick Anthony, STEM maker, writer, and former NASA engineer   Erin is the founder of science communication company STEAM Power Media which works to share the creativity in science and engineering, and help others tell their science stories. Erin has a B.S. in mechanical engineering and more than nine years experience… Continue Reading Episode 183: Why is the ISS so important?

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Episode 182: What Skills do Space Entrepreneurs need?

Meet the Expert: Vered Cohen-Barzilay, CEO of Out of the Box Space Innovations   Vered Cohen Barzilay is an Israeli-born entrepreneur and advocate for aviation and space. She is the Founder and CEO of “Out of the Box”, an international social enterprise promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in aerospace. Out of the Box has 2 sections… Continue Reading Episode 182: What Skills do Space Entrepreneurs need?

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Episode 181: How Would You Send a Message to an Extraterrestrial?

Meet the Expert: Julia Brodsky, astrobiology education researcher and STEM ED lead at Blue Marble Space Institute   Julia Brodsky is a STEM education researcher at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, a former NASA astronaut instructor, an independent school teacher, a math education book author, an educational consultant for gifted students, a University… Continue Reading Episode 181: How Would You Send a Message to an Extraterrestrial?

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Episode 180: How do You Hack Your Ability to Learn?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Justin Sung, Head of learning iCanStudy, medical doctor Dr Justin Sung is a learning coach, certified teacher, internationally published author and researcher, former medical doctor, top 1% TEDx speaker, guest lecturer at Monash University, and serial social entrepreneur. For the past decade, Justin has trained thousands of learners worldwide on self-regulated… Continue Reading Episode 180: How do You Hack Your Ability to Learn?

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Episode 179: What Would It be like to Live on Mars?

Meet the Expert: Janet Ivey-Duensing, Creator and CEO of Janet’s Planet, Inc., American Astronautical Society’s 2022 recipient of the Sally K Ride Excellence in Education Award. Janet Ivey, creator of Janet’s Planet is committed to enriching the lives of children via education and live performances ,TV, and online programming. With over 27 years in the… Continue Reading Episode 179: What Would It be like to Live on Mars?

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Episode 178: What’s it like to fly a plane across the Ocean?

Meet the Expert: Cran Middlecoat, pilot and aerospace nerd Born in Brisbane, Cran has had a lifelong obsession with all things aerospace. Being a pilot since the age of 16, his career has taken him from flying clinic runs for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in outback Australia, to being qualified on multiple commercial jet… Continue Reading Episode 178: What’s it like to fly a plane across the Ocean?

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Episode 177: What’s it like to Live Underwater?

Meet the Expert: Liz Magee, Aquanaut Liz Magee is an Aquanaut and the Business and Operations Manager, formerly serving as the Diving Safety Officer, for Northeastern University at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, MA. She has been a research diver for 10 years, beginning as an undergraduate student in the Three Seas Program at… Continue Reading Episode 177: What’s it like to Live Underwater?

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Episode 176: How Do You Make Sound for a Movie?

Expert: Bob Pepek, Sound Engineer and owner of MelonCollie Productions MelonCollie Productions, Bob Pepek, shares with you his passion for crafting sound and visuals to life. He is a leading professional in Sound Design, Scoring, Voiceovers, Recording, Editing, anything sight or sound, you’re covered. His project credits comprise of an abundance of works, from NBC’s… Continue Reading Episode 176: How Do You Make Sound for a Movie?

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Episode 175: How Do You Program a AI Robots?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Elliott Heflin, Jr., CEO/Founder  realitytechs.com Dr. Elliott Heflin, Jr. has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Technology/Computer Technology along with an MS in Technology Education and Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership/Educational Technology. He also has teaching experience in Python Programming Language, Scratch Programming Language. I hold a G.A.C.E certification in Engineering/Technology Education.… Continue Reading Episode 175: How Do You Program a AI Robots?

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