Mikroscope

Mikroscope

www.wyspmedia.com/mikroscope
This podcast is hosted by young Scientists and Academics who report on the latest news and discoveries in Environmental Science. Hosted by Mike, a first year Ph. D. student in Microbiology and Kevin, a fourth year Ph.D. student in Molecular and Cellular Biology - both inspiration for the “K” in the shows name, this podcast is 100% fact checked, fast paced and fun. ​Mikroscope airs every other Monday on your favorite streaming platforms and also has a Web Series, “Through The Garden Gate” on IGTV and YouTube with DIY tips an tricks for Gardening, Landscaping and Floral Design.


Season Two, Episode Five: Science Needs Policy and Policy Needs Science
Dec 2 • 37 min
In this week’s episode Mike and Kevin look at two case studies at the confluence of science and policy; one wherein policymakers could have used some scientific guidance, and another wherein scientists could have used some political oversight. The boys…
Season Two, Episode Four: Haters Gonna Hate, I Don’t Carrot All
Nov 18 • 42 min
At one point or another majority of people have tried some new fad that all their friends and celebrities have talked about! There is a general consensus that these diets can jeopardize your health, Mike and Kevin take a scientific approach to…
Season Two, Episode Three: Lettuce Begin
Nov 4 • 38 min
What do you think of when you hear the term “plant-based diet”? If you immediately think of that clip from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World then we have some news for you… its not like that!! This week Mike and Kevin look at 3 different studies and try to…
Season Two, Episode Two: G M Oh Hell No!
Oct 21 • 43 min
The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Mike and Kevin tackle one of the most polarizing topics of our time. Are genetically modified organisms in our food a ploy by mad scientists at evil corporations to turn us into zombie patsies of their capitalist…
Season Two, Episode One: What on Earth is Organic?
Oct 7 • 51 min
This week Mike and Kevin unpack what it means to be organic. Is it better for the environment to buy organic? Is organic food more nutritious or safer? From the scientific definition, to the grocery store shelves, the boys clear up some of the most common…
Episode Twelve: Let’s Look on the Bright side
Aug 5 • 48 min
Please join us for this seasons last episode where we reminisce on all of the wonderful topics discussed this season!! We also consider the fate of our species and what needs to be done about climate policy to really help give us the best chance for…
Episode Eleven: Five Degrees of the Plant Microbiome
Jul 15 • 40 min
Join us this week as we discuss an alternative method to improve crop production.. Manipulating a plants microbiome! We focus on five key aspects of where the research is going/ needs to go for this technology to be used widely. While we stray a bit from…
Episode Ten: Will Climate Change Kill My Caffeine Buzz?
Jul 1 • 35 min
Increasing temperatures are already effecting populations of domesticated and wild plants and animals, but what happens when these factors come together to effect people? Mike and Kevin explore a recent publication predicting how bee populations drive the…
Episode Nine: My Beer Will Cost How Much During The Climate Apocalypse!!!?
Jun 17 • 32 min
Join us for the first official episode with our new co-host Kevin!! Saving the earth is all good and fun, but when it really comes down to it the luxuries we indulge in at hope keep up said (at least for me it does!). This week we zero in on how climate…
Episode Eight: Can Children Save The World?
Jun 3 • 28 min
Join us in round two as we attempt to piece apart another way to educate the public on the effect climate change has on their lives. We piece apart a study that was done by a group out of North Caroline, which looked at how teaching climate change to your…
Episode Seven: How Do Microbial Forests Keep The Desert Habitable?
May 20 • 36 min
Please join us as we talk with Kevin, a third year PhD student who studies the “microbial forests” that cover arid regions. We start off by discussing the journey Kevin took from wanting to be a high school teacher all they way to his current work on how…
Episode Six: How Should We Design Climate Change Education?
May 6 • 37 min
We kick this week’s episode of “Mikroscope” off with a congratulations to Mike for using metagenomics to provide insight into novel bacteria from the Amazon!! What this means is that he was able to reconstruct the genomes or “directions” of these…
Episode Five: Marine Snow
Apr 22 • 27 min
In this episode Mike and Samantha are joined by Bianca Cruz, an ASU PhD working to understand the role that very small phytoplankton play slowing down climate change!! Join us in taking a look at the life of a marine microbial ecology, on the deep ocean…
Episode Four: Algal Blooms
Apr 8 • 36 min
In this episode, Mike and Samantha explore Microbiology. They start by discussing the different communities of bacteria that can grow, such as red snow on glaciers. Then they translate that into how lichen, the moss found on rocks, affects us everyday. If…
Episode Three: How Widespread is Climate Change?
Mar 3 • 40 min
On this episode of Mikroscope Sam and Mike discuss different ecosystems and how differently each will be affected by climate change. Together they comprehensively explain the movement of species between ecosystems as temperatures and sea levels rise.…
Episode Two: California Fires
Feb 17 • 45 min
California Wildfires On the episode of Mikroscope, the hosts discuss the devastating wildfires in California, what causes them and what science is doing to predict and prevent wildfires in the future. We encourage everyone to practice fire safety and be…
Episode One: Coral
Feb 4 • 35 min
Welcome to the series premier of Mikroscope. We’re here to bring you updates in science…fast! This episode discusses Coral: What is it? Why is it important? What’s happening to it? Follow us on Instagram at @_mikroscope_ Love it! Hate it? Rate and review…
Pilot: Mikroscope
Jan 10 • 48 min
Join our Producer and Head Writer, Samantha and her friend Mike for a lively and non-intimidating look at Global Warming from a scientific standpoint. Mike is currently working on his Ph.D. in Microbiology and his specific area of study are in Microbial…