A Dash of Science

A Dash of Science

This podcast will cover issues seen in everyday life, on social media, in the news and in the world. It will attempt to discuss things through a lens of science. Some serious, some not so serious, but always entertaining.

Episodes

November 16, 2022 73 min
This week I talk with Ian Strandberg, Digital Artist, math enthusiast, and twitch streamer. Raw Twitch video of Episode: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/159228015 (Note: Bad audio for guest in the majority of the raw video, fixed in podcast) A Dash of Science Episode 003 Art in the Age of Science Recorded: July 14th 2017 Released: July 17th 2017 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Ian Strandberg 0:00:19 Introduction 0:01:26 Segment 1...
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This week I was unfortunately not able to meet up with a guest due to rolling brownouts in his area. So I attempt to tackle the topic of Net Neutrality on my own. There is a lot of great info, but I won't hold it against you if you need to take frequent breaks! No Raw Twitch video this week due to recording without a guest Episode 004 WTF is Net Neutrality and Why Does it Matter to Me Recorded: July 22nd 2017 Released: Ju...
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This week I talk with Kassandra Mechelke-Salas a Clinical Cytogeneticist, about cancer, gene splicing and stem cells. Raw Twitch video available at https://www.twitch.tv/videos/162710359 Episode 005 How Science Can Get In Your Genes Recorded: July 28th 2017 Released: July 31st 2017 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Kassandra Mechelke-Salas Links from the show www.Dashofscience.com www.facebook.com/dashofscience www.patreon.com/...
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November 16, 2022 31 sec
Promo for upcoming Dash of Science Podcast, stay tuned!
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November 16, 2022 91 min
This week I talk with Steven Caputo, writer and founder of Cerebralhack about what science is, the public, how to science, and other such things. Raw Twitch video of Episode: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/155655368 A Dash of Science Episode 001 What is Science? Recorded: June 29th 2017 Released: July 3rd 2017 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Steven Caputo 0:00:20 Introduction 0:01:30 Segment 1 An introduction to Steven Caputo, C...
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This week I talk with Erik Knight, teacher of history, government, economics and technology in California on what it means to be a free country, and the 1st amendment. Raw Twitch video of Episode: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/157437611 A Dash of Science Episode 002 1st Amendment doesn't protect you from getting punched in the face! Recorded: July 7th 2017 Released: July 10th 2017 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Erik Knight ...
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This week Carrie and I continue to chat about the life of the eccentric Nikola Tesla. In the third half  (Yes, you read that right?) of this special science bio, we talk Tesla vs Einsteing, crazy Tesla ideas, and his legacy. Episode 23 The Eccentric Nikola Tesla Part 3 Recorded: June 249th 2018 Released: July 3rd 2018 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Carrie Dykes Links from the show: Promo: Into The Portal https://www.intotheport...
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This week Carrie and I get into the life of the eccentric Nikola Tesla. In the first half of this special science bio, we talk about his birth, childhood and school, and his initial move to America. We discuss some of his weird personality traits and his initial meeting with several important figures in his life and of course Thomas Edison. Episode 21 The Eccentric Nikola Tesla Part 1 Recorded: June 17th 2018 Released: June 19th...
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This week Carrie Dykes and I stray a bit off the science path and juggle some history (successful!) and geography (Not so much!) as we discuss Mothers day history and traditions around the world! No Twitch Stream this week, until I get the system in place for archiving. Episode 17 Mothers Day Around the World Recorded: May 12th 2018 Released: May 14th 2018 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Carrie Dykes Links from the show: Chec...
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This week, I finish up my chat with Gorcin Kurejsepi, a Molecular Biologist on the topic of Evolution Raw Twitch Video: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/166561506 Episode 008b Evolution and How You Get it Wrong Part 1 Recorded: August 12th 2017 Released: August 29th 2017 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Gorcin Kurejsepi Links from the show www.Dashofscience.com www.facebook.com/dashofscience www.patreon.com/dashofscience Music C...
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This week, Derek and I discuss the top conspiracy theories in the US, but more importantly than the conspiracy themselves, we discuss the minds behind those that beleive them! It appears that Twitch only holds recordings for two weeks, so I will no longer be linking to them here, you can find them for two weeks after recording by seeing past videos at twitch.tv/physicistchris We will be coming up with a solution for adding them ...
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This week I dig up an old unaired episode with Conspiracy Hobbyist Derek Ruff from Bald Guy Tv. We talk about common misconceptions, facebook memes, and try and figure out who actually invented the lightbulb! Episode 18 Things you din't know you din't know (and some things you did!) Recorded: Nov 2017 Released: May 21th 2018 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Derek Ruff Links from the show: www.facebook.com/dashofscience ...
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This week I speak with Carrie Dykes, about spiders in space, robotic bees, and then we may have gotten a little sidetracked discussing space movies! No Twitch Stream this week, until I get the system in place for archiving. Episode 15 Spidernauts, Robot Bees and Space Movies Recorded: April 29th 2018 Released: April 30th 2018 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Carrie Dykes Links from the show Oh No Ross and Carrie : http://ohnop...
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November 16, 2022 56 min
This week, we release our first episode following the new mixed format. This is our first episode after a 2 month redesign break. I hope you enjoy it! We discuss Aliens, conspiracy, the media, government, and get to know our new Cohost, Derek! Raw Twitch Video: No Raw Video This Week Episode 010 Aliens, Media and a New Cohost Recorded: November 5th, 2017 Released: November 6th, 2017 Host: Chris Birkinbine CoHost: Derek Ruff G...
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November 16, 2022 2 min
In this PSA, I talk about where I have been for the past two months, the future of the show, and what to expect going forward.
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November 16, 2022 48 min
This week, in a reverse of roles I am interviewed by my girlfriend, Carrie Dykes. We talk about my background in podcasting, as well as the future of this podcast. We talk about my education and professional experience, as well as some of my hobbies and interests. No Raw Twitch Stream for this episode  Episode 006 The Science Behind The Host Recorded: August 04th 2017 Released: August 7th 2017 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Ca...
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This week, I speak with Rose W. about Cognitive Bias, Anecdotal Evidence and Story Telling, and other psychology topics. Raw Twitch Video: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/166825842 Episode 007 Cognitive Bias and How Your Brain Can Trick You Into Thinking You Are Right Recorded: August 13th 2017 Released: August 14th 2017 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Rose W. Links from the show Dan Ariely - Predictably Irrational Are W...
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This week I chat with Dr. Carol Curchoe about biological energy, CRISPR, why Gattaca is freaking awesome - and as usual with genetics, we can't not talk about superheroes and dinosaurs! Episode 20 Gene Editing Tool Doesn't Just Make Your Lettuce CRISPR Recorded: June 10th 2018 Released: June 11th 2018 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Dr. Carol Curchoe Links from the show: Sea Turtles temperature sensitive genes http://sci...
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This week, I speak with Gorcin Kurejsepi, a Molecular Biologist on the topic of Evolution Raw Twitch Video: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/166561506 Episode 008a Evolution and How You Get it Wrong Part 1 Recorded: August 12th 2017 Released: August 21st 2017 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Gorcin Kurejsepi Links from the show www.Dashofscience.com www.facebook.com/dashofscience www.patreon.com/dashofscience Music Credit: State...
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November 16, 2022 81 min
This week, I chat with Seth Jaffee, the lead game designer for Tasty Minstrel Games about the process of creating and balancing board games Raw Twitch Video: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/170080762 Episode 009 The Science of Board Game Design Recorded: August 26th 2017 Released: September 4th 2017 Host: Chris Birkinbine Guest: Seth Jaffee Links from the show Tasty Minstrel Games http://playtmg.com/ Boardgame Design Forum htt...
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