Curiosity in the time of COVID

Fun, irreverent conversation. Cool science. Straight talk about what’s real.

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How better to ride out a global pandemic?

  • Episode 020 – Social, Emotional and Remote
    Very few schools will successfully open in the fall. COVID-19 won’t let them. But while COVID-19 doesn’t care about the social, emotional and educational needs of kids – especially at-risk kids – we do. Instead of stomping our feet and demanding the world to arrange itself according to our wishes, perhaps we should instead be rolling up our sleeves and figuring out how to do the best we can to meet the needs of children who are not in the classroom.

    Live Thursday, July 23 at 5:30 EDT, 4:30 CDT, 2:30 PDT.

  • Episode 19 – Reading and Riting and Resting in Peace
    As we get closer to the date that schools around the nation are supposed to open, the question “what about COVID-19?” looms large.  Everyone wants kids back in school. But what does that look like when faced with the reality of actual kids and actual teachers spending their days in enclosed spaces doing what kids and teachers do. The things that we do know about COVID-19 make the prospect scary. The things that we don’t know about COVID-19 make it even scarier.
     
  • Episode 18 – A New Beginning
    Sometimes other commitments get in the way. Astronomy Magazine is short handed, so Dave and Alison have had to step away from Scientists Stuck Inside. But we are keeping it going with new faced. Michael Bailey is a Shakespearean Actor, a stand-up comic, the best Gifted and Talented teacher on the planet, and an all-around brilliant guy with a passion for science.  Jeri Reed is an astrophysicist, and former student of mine, who these days is involved in theater and choreography. She is also a delight. Join us as the SS SSI sails on!

    Live Thursday, July 2 at 5:30 EDT, 4:30 CDT, 2:30 PDT.

  • Episode 017 – Science and Spin
    To care about reality or not to care about reality, that is the question!  Some people spend their lives figuring out what is true and what isn’t. Others spend their lives slinging BS trying to make that hard-won knowledge go away.

    Live Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 EDT, 4:30 CDT, 2:30 PDT.

  • Episode 017 – Science and Spin
    To care about reality or not to care about reality, that is the question!  Some people spend their lives figuring out what is true and what isn’t. Others spend their lives slinging BS trying to make that hard-won knowledge go away.

    Live Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 EDT, 4:30 CDT, 2:30 PDT.

Episode 19 – Reading and Riting and Resting in Peace

As we get closer to the date that schools around the nation are supposed to open, the question “what about COVID-19?” looms large.  Everyone wants kids back in school. But what does that look like when faced with the reality of actual kids and actual teachers spending their days in enclosed spaces doing what kids and teachers do. The things that we do know about COVID-19 make the prospect scary. The things that we don’t know about COVID-19 make it even scarier.
 

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Episode 18 – A New Beginning

Sometimes other commitments get in the way. Astronomy Magazine is short handed, so Dave and Alison have had to step away from Scientists Stuck Inside. But we are keeping it going with new faced. Michael Bailey is a Shakespearean Actor, a stand-up comic, the best Gifted and Talented teacher on the planet, and an all-around brilliant guy with a passion for science.  Jeri Reed is an astrophysicist, and former student of mine, who these days is involved in theater and choreography. She is also a delight. Join us as the SS SSI sails on!

Live Thursday, July 2 at 5:30 EDT, 4:30 CDT, 2:30 PDT.

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Episode 017 – Science and Spin

To care about reality or not to care about reality, that is the question!  Some people spend their lives figuring out what is true and what isn’t. Others spend their lives slinging BS trying to make that hard-won knowledge go away.

Live Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 EDT, 4:30 CDT, 2:30 PDT.

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Episode 016 – Asymptomatic and Airborne

Can you really catch COVID-19 just by breathing the air around people who don’t seem sick? Unfortunately, the likely answer is yes.

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Episode 015 – May you live in interesting times

“May you live in interesting times” is not actually an ancient Chinese curse, but who cares? If the curse fits, use it!

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Jeff Hester

Jeff Hester

Jeff is known for his work with Hubble Space Telescope. These days he helps people and organizations grapple with a suddenly even more uncertain future.
Jeri Reed

Jeri Reed

Jeri Reed Jeri is an astronomer who these days choreographs dances.
  • Jeff Hester
  • Jeri Reed
  • Jeff Hester

    Jeff is known for his work with Hubble Space Telescope. These days he helps people and organizations grapple with a suddenly even more uncertain future.

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  • Jeri Reed

    Jeri Reed Jeri is an astronomer who these days choreographs dances.
  • Jeff Hester
  • Jeri Reed