The Science Pawdcast

The Science Pawdcast
Fascinating Facts. Adorable Dog Stories. Science Guests that will blow your mind. Brighten your day with a listen, you won’t regret it.The Science Pawdcast brings the essence of Dog Twitter to the Podcast format with feedback from Bunsen, the Twitte…

Season 2 Episode 23: MEGALIGHTNING, A 20 Year Old Golden and Kim Arcand with X-Rays from Outer Space!
Jul 1 • 74 min
It’s the 1 year anniversary of “The Science Pawdcast” and this episode is out of this world!Oh boy! What a fun episode! In Science News you’ll hear some crazy new record breaking lightning distances that were just announced, as well as the science as…
Season Episode 22: Upright Crocs, What Bamboozles Dogs and Dr. Keith Barr on Exercise, Health and Diet!
Jun 25 • 76 min
Hello Science Enthusiasts! This week on “The Science Pawdcast” we have a fun science arcticle about crocodiles that walked upright millions of years ago. We delve into some activities and actions that totally confuse dogs. As well our expert guest is…
Season 2 Episode 21: Loss of smell due to COVID and Anya Ratnayaka an expert on Fishing Cats!
Jun 17 • 80 min
The Science of Loss of Smell due to COVID, Pointing and Dogs and The Urban Fishing Cat
Season 2 Episode 20: Red Blood Cells, Fearful Pups and Dr. Kory Evans with Amazon Adventures!
Jun 11 • 72 min
This week on “cast” (that’s what the cool dogs are calling it) we chat about a super amazing technique to make artificial red blood cells with augmented abilities! In Pet Science, you’ll hear about how the average person is not the best at determining…
Season 2 Episode 19 Spaceships, Baby Talk with Puppies and Primatologist Rachel Voyt!
Jun 4 • 74 min
On the Pawdcast this week we will chat about the Space X launch of last week as well as if pets respond to baby talk like human babies do! Hilarious and amazing! Our guest is primatologist Rachel Voyt who chats with us about some exciting stories and…
Season 2 Episode 18: Bee nibbles, Chewing Dogs and Science Communicator Samantha Fowler
May 27 • 70 min
On the Pawdcast this week we have a fun and adorable story about bumblebees biting plants to get them to pollinate quicker! Since Beaker (our Golden pup) is joining us within a couple week, our dog science segment is all about why some dogs chew on…
Season 2 Episode 17 Electric Sight, Dogs vs Cats and Sonya Ganeshram with Coding for Kids
May 18 • 72 min
Find all things Bunsen at our new website: This week on The Science Pawdcast we take a look at just a joyous breakthrough in helping non-sighted persons see again. In Pet Science we look at a bunch of different studies which delve into the…
Season 2 Episode 16: OTTER YOU DOING, Country Dogs and Chemistry with Ashley Bernstein!
May 12 • 70 min
Find all things Bunsen at our new website: This week on The Science Pawdcast we take a look at Otters and what science can tell us about why they juggle rocks! It’s adorable…but is there a reason that we know of for this dexterous display? In dog…
Season 2 Episode 15: Dinosaur Tails, COVID smelling Dogs and The Life Aquatic with Chanelle Zap
May 6 • 70 min
Hope everyone is happy and healthy! The Zackowskis and Bunsen are staying safe and practicing good physical distancing.On this week’s podcast we have some fun science news about the tail of a giant dinosaur- The Spinosaurus! In Dog Science, a team of…
Season 2 Episode 14: Volcanoes, Sleeping Dogs and Dr. Meredith Palmer with prey response to lions!
Apr 29 • 76 min
This week on the Science Pawdcast we have a very exciting story about two teams of researchers having a battle of data and simulations about the eruptions on Kona, Hawaii in 2017! In Dog Science, we take a look at some fun science about how similar the…
Season 2 Episode 13: Dogs vs Cats and AI with Dr. Janelle Shane
Apr 23 • 79 min
Chemistry, Dogs vs Cats and a Chat about AI with Dr. Janelle Shane
Season 2 Episode 12: What Dogs See and The Amazing Amoeba Sisters!
Apr 16 • 74 min
On this week’s podcast we take a look at the science of wearing cloth masks! We also take a deeper dive into how dogs see color with an adorable study done in Italy. Our guests are the amazing Amoeba Sisters, Brianna and Sarina, who have a massive…
Season 2 Episode 11: Icy Oceans in Space and Dr. Patricia Corbett with the Middle Island Penguin Project!
Apr 9 • 61 min
This week’s podcast has such a fun mixed bag! In science news we talk about the possibility (pawsibility? HA!) of an slushy ocean on the dwarf planet Pluto! In Dog Science we have some stinky research about….poo and why dogs might eat it! Our…
Season 2 Episode 10: Peak Cuteness in Puppies and Plants with Dr. Nate Emery
Apr 2 • 71 min
This week on the Pawdcast we take a look at the debunking of the conspiracy that COVID-19 was made in a lab and released on the world. In Dog Science we have probably one of the best studies ever- PEAK CUTENESS in puppies! What? That’s a science? …
Season 2 Episode 9: Birds of New York with Jeffrey Ward and biohacking mice!
Mar 25 • 60 min
Hi Everyone!!!!The Zackowskis (and Bunsen) are all healthy and socially distancing from the world. It isn’t lost on us that being on a farm keeps us at an extra distance from everyone and we are very. Our hearts go out to those affected by this…
Season 2 Episode 8 Pandemic. COVID19. Viruses with Virologist Dr. Efra Rivera-Serrano
Mar 19 • 73 min
First off I hope everyone who listens is well and healthy. Things have completely changed for the Zackowskis and Bunsen up in Alberta Canada which you get glimpses of in the podcast.We are all healthy and safe.Our guest is Dr. Efra Rivera-Serrano, who…
Season 2 Episode 7: Can Dogs Spread COVID19? and Ice Sheets with Dr. Mike MacFerrin, Glaciologist
Mar 12 • 69 min
Can Dogs Spread COVID19? and Ice Ice Baby with Dr. Mike MacFerrin, Glaciologist
Season 2 Episode 6: Inspirational Scientists and Rockets with Naia Butler Craig!
Mar 5 • 66 min
Learn about some inspirational scientists and rockets with our expert this week- Naia Butler-Craig!
Season 2 Episode 5: Dr. Nour Al-Muhtasib- The Brain, The Science of Addiction, Cats and Poetry!
Feb 27 • 66 min
Guest Dr. Nour Al-Muhtasib- The Brain, The Science of Addiction, Cats and Poetry!
Season 2 Episode 4: Exoplanets with NASA Scientist Dr. Jessie Christiansen
Feb 20 • 51 min
Dinosaurs, Dog Vision and Exoplanets with NASA scientist: Dr. Jessie Christiansen
Season 2 Episode 3- Epic Epigenetics with Dr. Samantha Wilson
Feb 13 • 57 min
In this week’s episode our news story is about CRISPR and a cool study of its application in humans. In Dog Science, we have a fun break down of who is dirtier…dogs or beards! Our expert guest this week is Dr. Samantha Wilson, an epigenetics…
Season 2 Episode 2: Space-talk with Astrophysicist Dr Claudia Antolini
Feb 6 • 67 min
Dark Energy, Gravitational Waves and being kind/silly with Dr Claudia Antolini
Season 2 Episode 1 Climate Science with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
Jan 29 • 65 min
Join us for Science News, Therapy Dog discussions, Climate Science with guest Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, hope and a cat named Dr. Evil!
Episode 25/2: Dogs of Twitter Part 2!
Dec 19, 2019 • 76 min
Inuit Sled Dogs, some fun and wholesome accounts from twitter in the interview section and stories about Bunsen!
Episode 25 Part 1: The Dogs of Twitter!
Dec 12, 2019 • 72 min
What a special two part episode to send off the first season of the Science Pawdcast! A fun science article about how protists can dodge, dip, dive, duck and dodge. ;-) Then we have some interviews with the Dogs of Twitter! Benny the Ice Skating…
Episode 24: Black Holes, a Permafrost Pup and The Darwin’s Dogs Research Project with Kathleen Morrill
Dec 5, 2019 • 59 min
Learn about weird Black Holes, a 18,000 year old puppy and how a massive study of dogs is shedding light on genes and behaviour!
Episode 23 Migration, Dog Age and Shark Week Host/Marine Biologist Melissa Márquez
Nov 28, 2019 • 75 min
This week’s episode takes a look at a really cool study which tracked the crazy distances that caribou migrate. In dog science, we have a study that looks at a mathmatical formula to determine your dogs “human” age. Our guest is the amazing Melissa…
Episode 22: Trees vs Climate Change and Dr. Holland with a talk about Cows!
Nov 20, 2019 • 71 min
The Science of CO2 sucking trees, 10,000 dogs in an aging study and Doctor Holland with science about cows!
Episode 21:Polar Bears and Get Hyped with Chemist Kristine Cay
Nov 13, 2019 • 77 min
Learn about Jason’s trip to the Arctic to view Polar Bears and get hyped with Chemist Kristine Cay
Episode 20 Get Batty with Kristen Lear, Bat Conservationist (and Science about Sleep!)
Nov 5, 2019 • 72 min
Sleep Science, Dog Personality Tests and Bats with Kristen Lear, Bat Expert!
Episode 19: Halloween Special with Expert in African Wild Dogs, Dr. Dani Rabaiotti
Oct 31, 2019 • 62 min
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!Our Science news this week is about some SPOOKY fungus that may make ants zombies! We had dog science which explains Bunsen’s adorable Toddler Time at night! We were so fortunate to get Dr. Dani Rabaiotti who studies climate change…
Episode 18: Storm Quakes, The Love of Dogs and Corina Newsome- Biologist and Explorer
Oct 24, 2019 • 71 min
Storms that cause earthquakes, the love dogs have for us and a chat with Biologist Corina Newsome!
Episode 17: Dog Smiles, Bunsen’s Favourite Song and Dark Matter with Sophia Gad-Nasr
Oct 17, 2019 • 66 min
New Moons of Saturn, Dog Smiles and DARK MATTER with Sophia Gad-Nasr
Episode 16: Planets, Dog Genes and Bird Flight with Dr. Alex Evans
Oct 10, 2019 • 65 min
Planets, Dog Genes and Bird Flight with Dr. Alex Evans
Episode 15: Dog Brains, Vaping Dangers, Math and Gator Wrangling with Elizabeth Bourgeois
Oct 3, 2019 • 68 min
Dog Brain Science, Vaping warnings, Trivia and a chat with a Forensic Accountant who Wrangles Gaters for Science
Episode 14 Birds, Dog people DNA and a 14/10 interview with Matt Nelson from We Rate Dogs/Thoughts of Dog
Sep 26, 2019 • 65 min
Matt Nelson from We Rate Dogs chats about the amazing journey of We Rate Dogs and in Dog Science news, maybe you have DNA to love Dogs!!!!
Episode 13: Vaccines, Giant Fluffy Dogs and Science Communication with Sam Langford!
Sep 19, 2019 • 62 min
Vaccine History and Jason’s Personal Connection, some Fuzzy Monsters, Sam Langford and some silly stories!
Episode 12: Puppy Dog Eye Science and Making Mosquitos Safer for Humans and Dogs with Amanda Tokash-Peters
Sep 12, 2019 • 58 min
Learn about Puppy Dog Eye Science and Making Mosquitos safer!
Episode 11: The Brain, What the heck are dogs thinking and Neurobiologist/Immunity Researcher Dr. Esther Odekunle
Sep 5, 2019 • 54 min
The brain is such a mysterious and fascinating organ and we have a new story about how researchers are growing real working, simple models of it in a lab! Also, speaking of brains…what are dogs thinking? What is going on in their heads? A study…
Episode 10: Why dogs are good for our mental health, Psychology Professor Liz Button and a Hilarious Mail Bag!
Aug 29, 2019 • 52 min
Why Dogs Boost our Mental Health and Mental Health tips with Psychology Professor Liz Button
Episode 9: Giant Penguins, Dog Smell and the Art of Petting Dogs with Gideon from I’ve Pet That Dog!
Aug 22, 2019 • 51 min
Learn about Giant Penguins, Dog Smell Power and how to Pet Dogs with Gideon from I’ve Pet That Dog!
Episode 8: Tornadoes, Blue Green Algae Dangers and Meteorologist Rachel Humphrey
Aug 15, 2019 • 53 min
Though the focus of this episode is on weather, we do have an impawtant section in Dog Science about the dangers of Blue Green Algae and dogs. It’s a scary topic, but with education you make sure your pet doesn’t fall victim to the toxins in this type…
Episode 7: Science, Skepticism with Cara Santa Maria, AND Why did Puppy Bunsen attack a Lemon?
Aug 8, 2019 • 61 min
Science new, who do we trust, Cara Santa Maria talks about Dogs, TV and Scepticism and Why did puppy Bunsen attack a Lemon?
Episode 6: Cat Science and Adventures with Wild Cat Expert Tyus Williams!
Aug 1, 2019 • 58 min
Cat Science, Trivia and Big Cat Science with Tyus Williams, jaguar expert!
Episode 5: DINOSAURS!!!! Trivia, Fossils and Paleontologist Dr. Donald Henderson!
Jul 25, 2019 • 32 min
Dinosaurs and Dogs. It’s a prefect Science Pawdcast!
Episode 4: Space: Shooting an Asteroid with a bullet, The Office and a STELLAR interview with Sarafina Nance
Jul 18, 2019 • 41 min
It’s a Stellar Podcast this week with information that’s out of this world!
Episode 3: The Moon, Eyeballs with Dr. Heather Cowie and Baby Bunsen
Jul 11, 2019 • 36 min
The Moon, An EYEmazing interview with Dr. Heather Cowie and Baby Bunsen Stories!
Episode 2: Bugs, Beaver Butts and Dr. Jessica Kania with the WORST Disease you’ve NEVER heard of!
Jul 4, 2019 • 37 min
Learn about bug eggs, science trivia, owl attacks and animal health with guest, Dr. Jessica Kania
The FIRST EPISODE! Dragonfly, Woo or Wow and Where Bunsen got his name!
Jun 29, 2019 • 31 min
The First Episode of a Fun, Fuzzy, Education Journey!
The Science Pawdcast Teaser
Jun 28, 2019 • 2 min
This is just the teaser for the launch of The Science Pawdcast with Bunsen Berner.Stay tuned for the full episodes and more on a weekly basis!