Science Rules! with Bill Nye

Science Rules! with Bill Nye

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Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world— one phone call at a time. He’ll tackle your curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. Give him a call! Perhaps you’ve wondered: Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? How often should I really be washing my pillowcase? Can I harvest energy from all those static-electricity shocks I get in the winter? With a little help from his co-host Corey S. Powell, field experts, and special celebrity guests, Bill will answer those questions and convince you that science rules!


Your Relationship (With Your Germs)
Feb 13 • 42 min
Microbial ecologist Peg Riley of University of Massachusetts Amherst returns to Science Rules to counsel listeners on their relationship with their microbiome. You can listen to ad-free new episodes of Science Rules! only on Stitcher Premium. For a free…
The Mystery of Memory
Feb 6 • 49 min
Memory expert and Professor of Psychology at Penn, Dr. Michael Kahana doesn’t think we forget anything. He thinks there are just some memories we can’t access. He joins us to talk about his memory research and take your questions about the mysteries of…
Flight on an Alien Moon
Jan 30 • 42 min
Planetary Scientist Dr. Zibi Turtle is leading NASA’s Dragonfly mission to Saturn’s moon Titan! She joins us to discuss how by 2034 the Dragonfly dual-quadcopter will explore Titan, and what clues the mission might give us about how life on our own planet…
To Have Kids Or Not To
Dec 26, 2019 • 49 min
As the world changes, we’ve got some big things to consider. But, where do we begin as individuals? Bioethicist Travis Rieder is confronting some big questions himself, including whether we should procreate in the age of climate change. He joins us to…
Why Space Should Be Explored
Dec 19, 2019 • 46 min
This week on Science Rules! Bill and Corey talk through why exploring space has created so much progress for many fields of science and for humanity at large. Plus, they take listener calls about, you guessed it…SPACE! You can listen to ad-free new…
Do Vitamins Even Do Anything?
Dec 12, 2019 • 45 min
When it comes to vitamins and health supplements, we’re often told that the more we take, the healthier we’ll be, but journalists Elah Feder & Annie Minoff find that the research tells a different story. This week, they join us to answer questions from…
The Secret To Your Diet
Dec 5, 2019 • 43 min
We’re constantly being sold the “latest” and “best” when it comes to food, but Dr. Marion Nestle doesn’t believe much has changed when it comes to what we need in our diets. She joins us to talk food production and public health, plus she answers some…
Energy & You
Nov 28, 2019 • 47 min
We use energy in its various forms everyday. But what is it? This week, it’s back to basics. Bill and Corey teach us about the fundamentals of energy and answer caller questions including one from Renee from Kansas, who asks, “How much energy is being…
OMG, GMOs!
Nov 21, 2019 • 47 min
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) often gets a bad rap, but farmers have been using them for decades to feed the world. Former CTO of Monsanto Dr. Robb Fraley who helped develop the very first genetically modified seeds joins us to discuss the science…
How To Be Happy
Nov 14, 2019 • 47 min
It turns out being happy, or becoming happier is possible with a bit of effort. We’re joined by happiness expert and host of The Happiness Lab, Dr. Laurie Santos to talk about her research into human happiness and to take your calls, including one from…
Underwater Clues About Aliens
Nov 7, 2019 • 45 min
There are teeny-tiny organisms living at the depths of our oceans, which can tell us a lot about the possibility of life beyond Earth. Real life deep sea explorer Dr. Julie Huber from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution joins us to talk about the…
The End of the World
Oct 31, 2019 • 38 min
It’s Halloween and the perfect time to get apocalyptic. Eschatology expert and Science Rules! co-host Corey S. Powell brings us his insights this week on all the scientifically plausible and not-so-plausible ways the world could end. You can listen to…
What’s Clean, Green and Combats Climate Change?
Oct 24, 2019 • 49 min
Fusion Power! CEO of TAE Technologies Michl Binderbauer believes he can bring safe and sustainable fusion power to the market in a couple short decades. He, Bill, and Corey take your calls, including one from Anne who asks Bill why he’s opposed to nuclear…
Why There’s Nothing Odd About Queer
Oct 17, 2019 • 34 min
There’s a lot to human sexuality. That’s why we’re joined by comedian & actress Margaret Cho and by Dr. Lisa Rubin, associate professor of psychology at the New School for Social Research. They’ll help us piece together what makes up a person’s sexuality.…
Complete World Knowledge
Oct 10, 2019 • 47 min
Everyone you’ll ever meet knows something you don’t. Especially if you meet John Hodgman— he’s an expert in expertise. John, Bill and Corey give expert advice to callers, including Kevin, who wants to know how he should propose to his girlfriend, and to…
The Story of Skin Color
Oct 3, 2019 • 48 min
Ever wonder why your skin is the color it is? Decades ago, Dr. Nina Jablonski wondered the same thing. She’s here to tell us the science behind the story of our skin and to break down some of the deeply entrenched myths about race and color. You can…
Introducing Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi
Sep 27, 2019 • 6 min
Check out Lost at the Smithsonian, a new podcast from Stitcher! Comedian and pop culture fanatic Aasif Mandvi gets up close and personal with the most iconic artifacts at the National Museum of American History. Join Aasif and his guests as they explore…
Big Problems, Tiny Solutions
Sep 26, 2019 • 52 min
The world population is approaching 8 billion people and it’s not stopping there. So how will we address the needs of everyone on earth? Our guest this week Dr. Susan Hockfield says we out to look to biology for answers. You can listen to ad-free new…
What’s a Psychopath?
Sep 19, 2019 • 51 min
The word “psychopath” can be thrown around rather flippantly— but what does it really mean to be a psychopath? Psychopathy expert Dr. Arielle Baskin-Sommers of Yale University joins us to explain this anti-social trait a little more clearly. And answers…
How to Survive Another Chernobyl
Aug 22, 2019 • 44 min
If we’re going to embrace nuclear energy, we want to understand the effects of radiation and how to handle them. And that’s just the sort of work Dr. Lauren Jackson does! She joins us to talk about how radiation affects people, and what steps are being…
Machine Smarts
Aug 15, 2019 • 45 min
What’s intelligence? Ashley Llorens, Chief of the Intelligent Systems Center at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, has a good idea. He joins us to talk about intelligence of the human-type and the machine-type, and what it will take for machines to get up…
Are We Living in a Simulation?
Aug 8, 2019 • 46 min
Combining consciousness and technology leaves us with some big questions. Questions that philosopher and cognitive scientist Dr. David Chalmers thinks about (someone’s got to!). Caller Keith wants to know if consciousness can be manufactured, and…
What Evolution Wants
Aug 1, 2019 • 34 min
Evolution doesn’t want anything. You just have to be good enough to survive! Geologist, paleontologist, and author Dr. Don Prothero joins us to talk evolution, creationism and Big Foot! Plus, he gives listener Jacob some tactics to respectfully talk with…
Your Climate Change Reality Check
Jul 25, 2019 • 47 min
To solve any problem, you must be optimistic that you can find a solution. The problem of climate change is no different. We’re joined by Dr. Michael Mann of Penn State, who’s been studying climate science for decades, to talk the climate reality we’re…
Eating Like a Science Guy
Jul 18, 2019 • 46 min
What do you think about when you eat? When Bill Nye eats, he thinks about the science behind every bite. Expert eater and host of the Sporkful Dan Pashman joins us to talk about food and give his eater perspective to caller questions, including from…
Discover Your Reading Superpower with LeVar Burton
Jul 11, 2019 • 39 min
To be scientifically literate, you first have to be literate. That’s why loving reading is so important and why LeVar Burton is here to take your questions! Matthew calls in to ask why he can’t remember anything without a story, Karina wonders how she can…
Are We Alone in the Universe?
Jul 4, 2019 • 42 min
To understand our role in the universe, we have to explore the cosmos. Astrophysicist and author Dr. Janna Levin guides us in exploring the origins of the cosmos, black holes, string theory, and more! Plus, Dr. Levin answers a question from Hailey, who…
Language Rules!
Jun 27, 2019 • 45 min
Language, especially English, has a lot of rules. We tackle how and why those rules apply to English with Copy Chief at Random House Benjamin Dreyer, who reminds us that while rules are important, we have to change our minds about some rules. We hear from…
Loose Nukes? You Betcha
Jun 20, 2019 • 47 min
Nuclear weapons should be important to all of us because we’ve got to figure out how to not use them, and how to protect them. Caller Valentina wonders how a generation inundated with information can prioritize nukes as an issue, while caller Larry…
What’s on Your Mind in That Brain of Yours?
Jun 13, 2019 • 51 min
Consider this episode of Science Rules! a user manual for how you think, feel and remember, as we explore the nature of consciousness with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin. This episode is sponsored by Progressive Insurance (www.progressive.com),…
Heredity & Me
Jun 6, 2019 • 40 min
You’ve probably heard someone say, “She takes after her father.” But what does that really mean? How do we inherit certain traits and characteristics? Writer Carl Zimmer joins us to answer your calls about what heredity means, how it plays out, and…
How to Die Young at an Old Age
May 30, 2019 • 46 min
Maybe you’ve heard drinking coffee will keep you alive longer, that antioxidants will slow down the aging process, or that jogging will add 10 years to your life. But is there really a secret to living longer? Whatever the secret is, we’re talking about…
The Right Drug for the Right Bug
May 23, 2019 • 41 min
Antibiotics have changed the world and helped keep us healthy. But, the use of broad spectrum drugs have had some serious consequences. Bacteria and disease expert Dr. Peg Riley has some big ideas about bacteria and how to deal with these consequences.…
WE’RE ALL SCIENCE PEOPLE
May 16, 2019 • 45 min
In a world of fake news and real warming, Bill Nye is back to assure you science is for everyone! Along with his co-host Corey S. Powell and Ologies host, humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward, Bill takes your questions about everything from…
Coming Soon: Science Rules!
Apr 23, 2019 • 1 min
Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world— one phone call at a time. With a little help from his co-host Corey S. Powell, field experts, and special celebrity guests, Bill will answer your curliest science questions and convince you that science rules!…