Episodes

100: All The Science You Can Stand…And More!

We hit the century mark with today’s episode. Thanks to all of you awesome listeners. And thanks to the Blue Streak Science team, past and present. Now let’s get started on the next 100!

099: SpaceX Crew Dragon, Hoodwinker Sunfish in California, and a Farewell to Wally

A huge fish that I didn’t even know existed washed up on a California beach. SpaceX launches Ripley to the ISS, minus Jonesy. Farewell to renowned geologist and climate scientist Wally Broecker.

098: Where’d The Clouds Go?

There are a few things that I do when things get crazy to calm myself down. To remind myself to breathe and to put things into perspective (and I’d love to hear yours too!). Over the last several years, I’ve had a need to do this a lot. All I’ve had to do is turn on Twitter to see the latest dumpster fire to crank out a few curse words and an “Are you f***ing kidding me!”.

097: Opportunity Lost. InSight Gained.

During his radio show “The Saint” in 1947 actor Vincent Price delivered a message that is, unfortunately, as relevant today as it was 72 years ago.

096: Greta Thunberg Brings the Heat!

The star of this week’s show is Greta Thunberg, and Tom gives her the floor and much respect in today’s installment of The Climate Lounge.

095: Gardening on the Moon, and Anti-Vax Movement Listed as Threat to World Health

Another fun day with the Blue Streak Science Team! Amrita’s computer battery was hanging on for its life, and finished the job without a minute to spare. Awesome timing! Join us for the fun!

094: Fast Radio Bursts, Nobel Laureate inserts foot in mouth, and more…

James Watson continues to prove that brilliant people can sometimes be stupid and oblivious to reality. SpaceX reveals its supremely cool and 1950’s retro sci-fi rocket.

093: Cricket Diplomacy

We ring in 2019 with news of lovelorn crickets, the far side of the moon, food allergies, and a new branch on a big tree. But the proverbial elephant in the room is the ongoing shutdown of the United States’ government.

092: Gabriela Montejo-Kovacevich

The best in science communication tells a compelling story. This week we have a great one! Gabriel Montejo-Kovacevich joins us to talk about her field research in Central and South America studying butterflies of the genus Heliconius. She shares her story of the hard work and the gratifying rewards of field research in challenging conditions. Gabriela is at the front line of science, and we are grateful to her for sharing her adventure and her research with us.

091: Fourth National Climate Assessment, and more

A year ago we were in shock and disbelief in the days after the Tubbs Fire in Northern California incinerated our neighborhood, and our home. One year later and that scene of apocalyptic devastation has been replaced by a community coming together and rising from the ashes. 

I’m overjoyed to announce that we can put that awful year behind us. My family and I have moved back into our wonderful neighborhood, and we’re looking forward to more and more of our neighbors’ return.

A million thanks to the Blue Streak Science team. You are simply the best. I’m indebted to you, and it’s my honor to work on this project with you. 

Thanks to our incredible audience for sticking with us during the past year. For you, we pledge to take the Blue Streak Science Podcast to the next level. The future is gonna be awesome!