4/5/16 Show with Katerina Visnjic and Ingrid Ockert on Science Education Foundations and TV

In one of my favorite shows thus far, I discussed science education with one who practices it, and one who researches and documents the history of it. First, I spoke with Dr. Katerina Visnjic, senior lecturer in physics at Princeton University, and Ingrid Ockert, doctoral researcher in the history of science department. Ingrid’s research focuses on educational science television in the last century.

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Dr. Katerina Visnjic
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Ingrid Ockert

With Dr. Visnjic we went in to the philosophy of teaching and various methods, both successful and not so much. We spoke about preparing for a physics education and what it means to see the world more scientifically – and more. Kat referenced and recommended the book The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learningby James Zull.

 

Dovetailing our conversation with Dr. Visnjic, Ingrid and I went in to her research on science educational television in the last century, beginning with the first program, the Johns Hopkins Science Review which aired from 1948 to 1955. Here’s a clip that aired in March 20th, 1951.

We discussed Watch Mr. Wizard! at length, like this clip from 1954:

Ingrid then took us through the years of science television and how they changed up to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos and today. Among several suggestions, she recommends Emily Graslie’s The Brain Scoop:


And so much music!

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3/22/16 Show feat. Lucianne Walkowicz on exoplanets, Brian on fusion rockets, and muchos music

For this show I decided to replay an interview recorded last December 2015 with the extremely intelligent and talented Lucianne Walkowicz. For LOTS of extra information on the interview, links to her TED talks, and information on her band DITCH CLUB, check out the original post on the interview. (Don’t be shy!) We talked about the Kepler telescope and how it finds exoplanets, tardigrades, and why some people think one star observed by Kepler (“Tabby’s star”) could be an alien megastructure – no joke.

Additionally, Brian and I chatted for a while (around 1.5 hours in) about the prospect of fusion rockets, and in particular developing them to shoot down apocalypse-inducing asteroids. Here’s a press release from NASA on developing fusion rockets.


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2/9/16 Show. The science of art conservation with Dr. Lora Angelova + a short piece on gravitational waves.

 

Featured image is an artist’s conception of gravitational waves from a binary system. From LIGO.org.

Image with the recording is of the inside of the Tate Britain museum in London.
Dr. Lora Angelova in her old lab at UCL (University College London)
Dr. Lora Angelova at her old office at the University College London.

The main portion of this show is an interview with Dr. Lora Angelova – a chemist and researcher at the Tate Britain in London, England. What this means is, she uses chemistry, material sciences, physics, art history – and whatever else she needs – all towards the effort of conserving art. Currently, her research focuses on developing methods of surface cleaning artworks. Throughout our interview she takes us through some of the work involved to keep a piece of art in a state as close to its original as possible, and how much of an effort that takes. It’s truly a labor of love.

In the interview we discussed her work with NanoRestART, and micro-emulsions. Lora explained micelles, and that lead us to how soap works. Then we spoke a little on the surface of our cells – as it’s a similar concept.

From sustainablescientist.net
From sustainablescientist.net.

 

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Simplified cell-membrane. See how it’s a double layer of the micelle?

Additionally, here’s a great YouTube video Brian suggests. The video discusses this lipid structure and how it can calm the waves in a lake.

After the interview, I spoke for a while about gravitational waves. Here’s approximately what I said on them:

If I were a betting woman, I’d say that you’re about to hear a lot in the news about these entities called “gravitational waves.” That is, if you keep up with science and tech news.

On Thursday, the LIGO experiment is having a press conference. BUT it’s been rumored for months that they might have seen something in their instrument. LIGO stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. And what they search for is, you guessed it, gravitational waves.

From general relativity we know that gravity – the force that makes apples fall and keeps us here on Earth, and maintains the Earth orbiting the Sun – isn’t like the other forces. The other three forces: the electromagnetic, strong, and weak forces – all operate via particle interactions. So if two objects are attracted or repelled due to the electromagnetic space_warp_GRforce, this comes about because of particle exchange. But when two objects are gravitationally attracted to each other, this comes about due to the fact that massive objects actually warp the spacetime around them. Like when you sit on your bed with lots of stuff on it and everything falls in to you. Alternatively, think of a rubber sheet pulled taught with a bowling ball set on it. The bowling ball warps the sheet, causing any marbles

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Einstein ring image taken by the Hubble Telescope.

you throw on to the sheet to fall in to the ball. This is how gravity works.

And, in our sky, we can see gravity do this due to its effect on light. Light always takes the shortest path through spacetime, so if spacetime curves due to some massive object, then the light will curve. This effect creates these fascinating images on the sky called Einstein rings – these are absolutely gorgeous and dramatic and totally incredible. You can see one of these to the right of this page, but google for images. There’s many.

So what’s a gravitational wave? Well, if gravity is curvature of spacetime, then a gravitational_wavesgravitational wave is an oscillation in spacetime. Think of it like a stretching and compressing of a small bit of space – first vertically stretched and horizontally compressed, then horizontally stretched and vertically compressed, and again and again, back and forth – but that stretching and compressing action is traveling, at the speed of light, away from its source.

The LIGO instrument uses this property – and lasers – to try to measure gravitational waves. Essentially, they have VERY very precise lasers aimed across a distance, and if this light from the laser is stretched or compressed just a little tiny bit, then LIGO will pick it up. And if that stretching and compressing has the right signature, then it could be a gravitational wave.

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From LIGO at Caltech website.

A good next question is, where does the gravitational wave come from? What’s the source? Well, a gravitational wave is theorized to radiate out from just about any massive, moving source. So this could be, for example, two neutron stars spinning around each other at fantastic speeds, colliding black holes. Or you, driving in your car.

A key thing to note is that gravity is SO MUCH weaker than any of the other forces. This is why a magnet that you hold in your hand could attract a paperclip via the electromagnetic force, but could never really attract anything gravitationally. If you’re in to numbers, gravity is about 30 orders of magnitude – that’s a 10 with 30 zeros after it – weaker than the electromagnetic force.

And this is why LIGO is looking to observe gravitational waves from two neutron stars spinning around each other at fantastic speeds, but isn’t worried about picking up the waves from you driving in your car. And this is also why it’s so hard – and why it’s never been done before. But LIGO has been diligent…and there have been rumors of discovery for weeks now. So…watch this space.

And just so you know – gravitational waves have never been directly observed before, but

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Figure showing how gravitational waves radiate from a binary pulsar system, like the Hulse-Taylor system. From http://resources.edb.gov.hk

it’s on very very strong theoretical footing. First off, they come out of General Relativity, which has been tested time and time again. And second, they have been measured indirectly.

Here’s what we’ve seen. As a system – like binary neutron stars or black holes – radiate gravitational waves, they lose energy… this will cause the objects to spiral in towards each other and eventually collide. And this has been observed! Cue the Hulse-Taylor pulsar.

In the Hulse-Taylor system a…

…decrease of the orbital period [was observed] as the two stars spiral together. Although the measured shift is only 40 seconds over 30 years, it has been very accurately measured and agrees precisely with the predictions from Einstein’s theory of General Relativity. The observation is regarded as indirect proof of the existence of gravitational waves. Indeed, the Hulse-Tayor pulsar is deemed so significant that in 1993 its discoverers were awarded the Nobel prize for their work.

(Quoted from Cardiff University website.)

So, we are pretty sure they exist. And if we are able to observe gravitational waves directly from sources like black holes and dark matter, that would be totally revolutionary for astrophysics! It would show us the universe us in a whole, brand new way.

And with that, we’re all pretty pumped to hear what LIGO has to say on Thursday. And sometime soon I’ll try to get someone from the collaboration in here to talk about it.


Playlist:

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1/28/16 Show feat. Anthony Berger on Cellular Decision Making and Biomedical Engineering

 

Our bodies are made up of hundreds of different types of cells, each with their own specific task. They react to all sorts of internal and internal stimuli as they go about their business. Sometimes they’re instructed to move left/right, reproduce, kill themselves, etc. If this all goes haywire (think, cancer), and oh man are there so many ways it could, it can profoundly affect our lives, or end them.

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Anthony Berger. He looks maniacal, but these eyes are all for important scientific research.

In this interview I discuss cellular decision making and biomedical engineering with Anthony Berger, PhD student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Tony’s work focuses on how cells respond to the structural properties of their environment – i.e. whether the tissue around them is stiff, stretchy, soft, etc. Specifically, Tony studies how tissue stiffness and fiber architecture affects the development of vasculature (blood veins) within the tissue.  To accomplish this, he designs materials that can flex to allow for changes in the rigidity of a material without changing the density of that material (a very important point in the design).

All of my designs have been based around natural materials — I generally take some sort of form of collagen (gelatin in most cases) and chemically alter it to be less flexible.  We then embedd nodules of vascular cells within the tissue and observe how the cells invade into the material and develop a system of vessels.

 

I liken it to an office building with people working in it.  The building is the tissue and the people are the cells doing all the work.  Drugs and chemical growth factors/hormones are like emails to the people telling them to do specific things.  Changes in different physical aspects of the tissue would be like changing certain aspects of the building — if the floors were made out of trampolines, work efficiency would probably be much different than if they were concrete.  The point is the cells are generally what do everything in your body and a lot of focus is put on them, but the physical environment, often overlooked as something that is just there, has the potential to influence a cell’s behavior.

As an example, Tony guides us through how this relates to breast cancer. Note: the stiff lump a woman may feel in her breast isn’t actually the cancer, rather an area of stiff tissue that creates a preferred environment for breast cancer to take root. Scientists aren’t sure exactly why, hence research. Take a listen!


 

Playlist:

Artist Song Album Label
Iggy Pop The Passenger Lust for Life Virgin
Introduction to the show
First Aid Kit Winter is all over you The Big Black and the Blue Jagadamba
Anthony Berger interview, Pt. 1 Biomed Engineering and Cellular Decision Making
Tacocat I hate the weekend Lost Time s/r
Anthony Berger interview, Pt. 2 Biomed Engineering and Cellular Decision Making  
Protomartyr What the wall said Under the color of official right Hardly art
Mourn Your brain is made of candy Mourn Captured tracks
Chastity Belt IDC Time to go home Hardly Art
Hop Along Waitress Painted Shut Saddle Creek
Paul Simon (General MD Shirinda, The Gaza Sisters) I know what I know Graceland Sony
Anthony Berger interview, Pt. 3 Discussing the music
Bad Brains I against I I against I s/r
Shilpa Ray Johnny Thunders Fantasy Space Camp Last Year’s Savage Northern Spy
Girl Band In Plastic Holding Hands With Jamie Rough Trade
Sylvan Esso Come down Syvan Esso Partisan Records
Daddy Issues Shitty World Can We Still Hang Infinity Cat
Bob Dylan Pledging My Time – Take 1 (3/8/1966) Bob Dylan, the cutting edge sampler 1965-1966 (Bootleg Series Vol 12) Columbia
Karen O Rapt Crush Songs Cult
Palehound Dry Food Dry Food Exploding in Sound

12/17/15 Show Discussing Women and Minorities in STEM and the Arts with Simone Sneed

Featured image above is from Empower Magazine article, “Overcoming the rarity of underserved minorities in STEM”.

simonesneed_headshotIn this episode of These Vibes Are Too Cosmic I speak with Simone Sneed, board liaison at the Environmental Defense Fund and professor at NYU in Civic and Social Organization, on the troubling statistics of women and minorities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. We get deep in to this topic, speculating on how it came about and what can be done about it as well as current initiatives working towards getting more minorities in STEM fields. Additionally, we discuss the analogous trends in arts and business/non-profits.

Simone Sneed also writes for many news sources, including the Huffington Post. One of my favorite of her pieces is on “What the Shutdown Taught Us About Women’s Leadership.”

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Scientists and engineers working in science and engineering occupations: 2013 Image and statistics from NSF.gov

 

At the end of the show, I jump back on the mic to mention a recent press release from the president of the American Astronomical Society in response to a new study claiming that the GRE physics exam shows little correlation with success in the field and that the scores appear to be systematically biased against women and minoritiesThen I briefly mention some new results out of the Large Hadron Collider! More on that in the next show.

 

Some extra resources:


 

Playlist for the show:

Artist Song Album Label
LCD Soundsystem Watch the tapes Sound of Silver Parlaphone
Intro (3:47 – 9:17)
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers New England Roadrunner: The Berserkeley Collection Sanctuary
New Madrid Forest Gum Sunswimmer New West Records
Elia Fleta Tu vida cambio Chicas! Spanish female singers vol 2 1963-78 vampisoul
Downtown Boys Montro Full Communism Don Giovanni
Part 1: Simone Sneed (20:55 – 36:51)
Lou Reed Walk on the wild side Transformer RCA
Carseat Headrest Something soon Teens of Style Matador
Happyness Refrigerate Her Weird little birthday Bar none records
Kim Jung Mi Haenim Now Lion Productions
Part 2: Simone Sneed (52:21 – 1:16:00)
Shamir Youth Ratchet XL Recordings
tUnE-yArDs Bizness W H O K I L L 4AD Ltd
Little Dragon Klapp Klapp Nabuma Rubberband Seven Four Entertainment
Leikeli47 Heard em say Leikeli47 Hard Cover
Part 3: Simone Sneed (1:31:30 – 1:37:06)
G.L.O.S.S. Outcast Stomp DEMO s/r
Girl Band Um Bongo Holding Hands with Jaime Rough Trade
Skinny Girl Diet Dimethyltryptamine Skinny Girl Diet Fiasco Recordings
The Distillers Drain the blood Drain the blood Reprise Records
Mic Break (1:49:45 – 1:53:06)
Sales Renee Sales EP s/r
Outro: Science news! (1:56:00 – 1:59:00) The AAS/pGRE and the new LHC findings

12/10/15 Show Discussing Big Science with Guest Co-Host Brian Kraus, Plasma Physicist

(Featured image above is of the Very Large Array telescopes. Image from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.)

In this show Brian and I discuss what’s called “Big Science.” What we mean when we use that descriptor, and some of the amazing examples across the science fields including satellites to undersea observatories to particle colliders and fusion reactors. We also discuss some of the overwhelming obstacles to big science — from funding to choosing a project a whole field agrees on to getting thousands of scientists across the world to collaborate smoothly. There are positive and less so examples of these, and we mention several. Additionally, we dig a little bit in to how we got here. How big science projects became necessary, when they weren’t just decades prior.

And interweaved with all of that is, as always, music.

Discussion begins at about 3 minutes in.

(Cover image of the recording is from the ALICE experiment (one of the four detectors at interaction points in the Large Hadron Collider) at CERN.)

Some mentions during the show:


Playlist below:

Artist Song Album Label
The Tuts Christmas is in the air Have Faith with Kate Nash This Christmas 10p Records
Intro (3:00)
Mourn Otitis Mourn Captured tracks
Sally ford and the sound outside They told me Untamed Beast Partisan Records
Courtney Barnett Shivers Blue Series Third man records
Dark Dark Dark In your dreams Wild go Supply and Demand
Mic break 1 Big science
Chastity Belt Seattle Party No Regrets Help yourself
Shopping No show Why Choose fat cat
Grimes SCREAM (feat. Aristophanes) Art Angels 4AD records
Skating Polly Ugly Fuzz Steilacoom Chap Stereo
Mic break 2 Big science
Dan Aurebach The Prowl Keep it hid V2 Records
MOTO Gagging on the Edge of Love Ampeg Stud / Motoerectus Motopac
Beat Happening Indian Summer Indian Summer 7″ Domino
Wreckless Eric Whole Wide World Greatest Stiffs Stiff Records
Mic break 3 Big science
Wolf Eyes T.O.D.D. I am a problem: mind in pieces Third man records

 

12/3/15 Show feat. Gloria Tavera (Case Western) on Malaria, Immunology, and the Fight for Equal Access to Medicines

Malaria is a colossal global problem. In Africa, a child a minute perishes due to the parasite. It’s easy not to be aware of this in the US, where malaria hasn’t been a problem for many years – but 3.4 billion people (half the world’s population) lives in areas at risk of the disease.

untitled-thumbnailIn this episode of These Vibes Are Too Cosmic I speak with Gloria Tavera, MD/PhD student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. We discuss the general mechanics of our immune systems and malaria’s effect on it. We get in to why malaria is so difficult to treat and why so many children die from the parasite. Gloria explains the new malaria vaccine – both why it’s exciting and how it is far from a full solution (or even a full malaria vaccine), but rather an important step along the road to eradication.

In the last portion of the show we discuss another deeply important topic, and a great passion of Gloria’s: equal access to medicines worldwide. Gloria is president of the board of directors for UAEM (Universities Allied for Essential Medicines), an organization that uses a muti-tiered approach to leveling the access to affordable medications across the world, and particularly in developing countries. Gloria uses the example of insulin. In Sub-Saharan Africa people commonly die of diabetes due to the fact that insulin is rare and, when available, unaffordable. The system is stacked against them.

So, listen up, learn about our world, and get fired up!

Some extra info on malaria immunity (from Gloria Tavera):

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The figures above (found here) show how an antibody, along with a set of molecules called complement, can bind a malaria parasite and keep it from invading a human red blood cell, which keeps it from surviving and reproducing.

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The second figure above on that page shows how the set of molecules, called complement, bind to antibodies and make the antibodies even more effective at killing the malaria parasite and keeping it from entering human red blood cells.
More information on the fight for access to medicines (from Gloria Tavera):
UAEM creates a report card that grades universities on their access to medicines policies. We do this every other year (this one’s from 2015, then next one will be released in 2017).

Here’s a short video we made that explains what is wrong with the current reseach and development system and how we propose to fix it.

Related to that video, is a petition to the World Health Organization (WHO) that we have created. We are calling on World Health Organization member states to fund a pool of money (prize funding) for researchers to create drugs, diagnostics and vaccines that are targeted to help solve diseases of major public health importance, that will be available royalty-free.

If you’re interested in going even deeper, read the recent LA Times piece from Economist Mariana Mazzucato, on problems and solutions regarding our current, global biomedical research and development system.


 

Playlist for the show:

Artist Song Album Label
The Coathangers Springfield Cannonball Suck My Shirt Suicide Squeeze
Show intro
Angel Olsen Creator, Destroyer Strange Cacti Bathetic Records
Sleater Kinney Hey Darling No Cities to Love Sub Pop
Courtney Barnett Boxing Day Blues (Revisited) Blue Series Third Man
Wolf Eyes Enemy Ladder I am a problem: Mind in pieces Third Man
Gloria Tavera Malaria Immunology
Swearin’ Just Swearin’ Salinas
Candi Stanton Sweet Feeling Stand By your man Parlophone
Fugazi Waiting Room 13 Songs Dischord
Beat Happening Foggy Eyes Indian Summer 7″ Domino
Gloria Tavera Malaria Immunology
Nap Eyes No man needs to care Whine of the mystic Paradise of bachelors
Hunx & his punx You think you’re tough Street punk Hardly art
Patti Smith Smells like teen spirit – radio edit Outside society Sony
Gloria Tavera UAEM
Queens of the Stoneage

(Interviewee pick)

Mosquito song Songs for the deaf Interscope
Willy Mason

(Interviewee pick)

Oxygen Where the humans eat Virgin records
Hinds

(Interviewee pick)

Trippy gum Very best of hinds so far Mom and pop

 

11/12/15 Radio Show feat. Quinn Gibson on Crystals, Semiconductors, and Solid State Chemistry

Quinn Gibson is a doctoral candidate in chemistry here at Princeton University where he works in a solid state chemistry group, the CavaLab. From what I gather, they’re all about looking for materials with new and interesting properties. First they make predictions based on physics and chemistry, then they synthesize the materials — metal crystals — and characterize them. In their lab, one edict is “don’t be a baby about blowing stuff up.” So, kids. If you want to blow stuff up without living a life of crime, chemistry may be for you.

Just how the invention of the transistor has revolutionized every aspect of our lives, the new materials that Quinn creates, like these weird things called topological insulators, could change everything. He explains it all right here in this show.

Also check out Quinn’s music at qfolk.bandcamp.com. We play a couple tunes on the air and he tells us how they came about.

P.S. Check out Jack on Fire’s new songs on their soundcloud (this show features the excellent tune, Beat the Rich)!

The featured image is from a scanning tunneling microscope. It’s used to image the surface of a 3D topological insulator in order to better get at its properties. From:  http://wwwphy.princeton.edu/~yazdaniweb/

Artist Song Album Label
Chumped Hot 97 Summer Jam Teenage Retirement Anchorless Records
Intro
Taco Cat Psychadelic Quincinera NVM Hardly Art
Renny Wilson Juke Box Hero Punk Explosion/Extension Mint records
Best Coast Last Year The Only Place Kemado Records
Mbongwana Star Coco Blues From Kinshasa Nonesuch
Interview with Quinn Gibson Solid State Chemistry
Torres Honey Torres SR
State Lines Water Song For the Boats Tiny Engines
The Lookouts Once Upon a Time Spy Rock Road Don Giovanni
Jack on Fire Beat the Rich N/A https://soundcloud.com/jackonfiredc
Boogarins 6000 Dias Manual Other Music
Interview with Quinn Gibson Solid State Chemistry
Qfolk Eloquence Songs I wrote qfolk.bandcamp.com
Qfolk When they came Songs I wrote qfolk.bandcamp.com
White Lung In Your Home Deep Fantasy Domino Records
Blackbird Raum Silent Spring Blackbird Raum SR
World/Inferno Friendship Society The Packed Funeral The Packed Funeral Alternative Tentacles
Interview with Quinn Gibson
Mika Miko Take it serious CYSLABF Kill Rock Stars
Black Breath Fallen Heavy Breathing Southern Lord Recordings
Mitski I don’t Smoke bury me at makeout creek Don Giovanni
Reviver Antennas Versificator Exigent
Mischief Brew Gimme Coffee, or Death Songs from Under the Sink Fistolo Records

10/1/2015 Radio Show + Interview with Princeton Plasma Physicist Brian Kraus

Music and interview with Princeton plasma physics doctoral student Brian Kraus. We talked about what is a plasma, the difference between fusion and fission, why fusion energy is so much cleaner than fission (what’s done in nuclear reactors), but also so much harder. We talked about the fusion reactor being built in France – ITER – as well as other things you can do with plasmas, like propelling satellites and space ships!

New Yorker article on the fusion reactor, ITER. (In the show I mention an Atlantic article, however I was unable to find it. This one also looks good!)

Artist Song Album Label
The Modern Lovers Astral Plane The Modern Lovers Sanctuary Records Group
Jawbreaker Reunion Laughing Alone Eating A Salad Lutheran sisterhood gun club Miscreant Records
Screaming Females Angelo’s Song Baby Teeth Don Giovanni
Young Fathers Nest White Men are black men too Big Dada
QUARTERBACKS Not in Luv Quarterbacks Team Love Records
Shopping For your money Consumer Complaints Fat Cat Records
Talking with Brian Kraus
Ava Luna PRPL Electric Balloon Western Vinyl
Charanjit Singh Raga Bhairav Synthesizing – Ten ragas to a disco beat Saregama
Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell Ain’t No Mountain high enough United Motown Records
Tinariwen Arawan Amassakoul WEDGE S.A.R.L.
Man Man Pink Wonton On Oni Pond Anti, Inc
Talking with Brian Kraus
Hop Along Sister Cities Painted Shut Saddle Creek
Jeff Buckley The Sky is a landfill Sketches from My sweetheart the drunk NA
Sarah Jarosz Shankill Butchers Song up in her head sugar hill
Talking with Brian Kraus
Royksopp Vision One Junior Parlaphone

Radio Show + Interview with Neuroscientist Sam Mcdougle

Full radio show, aired on WPRB 103.3 Princeton from 2 to 4am on Thursday, September 24th, 2015. The show features an interview with neuroscientist Sam McDougle (doctoral candidate at Princeton University). We discuss the cerebellum, how we learn things, and why that myth that we only use 10% of our brain is bullshit. We also play a few tunes he selected in addition to a song he’s released (on soundcloud) as Polly Hi. You can find more of his songs on his soundcloud site.

Artist Song Album Label
Nina Simone Everyone’s Gone to the Moon
Potty Mouth Truman Show Potty Mouth EP Planet Whatever
Young Fathers Nest White Men are Black Men Too Big Dada
Ben Harper, Blind Boys of Alabama Well, Well, Well There Will Be a Light Virgin
Guantanamo Baywatch Shenanigans Darling…It’s too late Suicide Squeeze
Talk with Sam McDougle
Ultimate Painting Ultimate Painting Ultimate Painting Trouble in Minds Records
Minor Alps Buried Plans Get There Barsuk Records
Sonny and the Sunsets The Application Talent Night at the Ashram Polyvinyl
Friendly Males Done it again Nopalera Lolipop
Talk with Sam McDougle
Give it up Polly Hi N/A N/A
Worriers They/Them/Theirs Imaginary Life Don Giovanni
The Cats Six Packs Grave Desecrator + 4 N/A
Heavens to Betsy Terrorist Calculated Kill Rock Stars
Velvet Underground Pale Blue Eyes The Velvet Underground (45th Anniversary Delux Edition) Universal Records
All Dogs Sunday Morning Kicking Every Day Salinas Records
The Julie Ruin Ha Ha Ha Run Fast TJR Records
Andrew Bird Fake Palendromes The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Fat Creeps Dad Weed Must Be Nice Fat Creeps
Chastity Belt On the Floor Time to go home Hardly Art
Royal Headache Garbage High What’s Your Rupture?
El Ten Eleven My Only Swerving El Ten Eleven Bar/None Records
Reviver Antennas Versificator Exigent Records
Mitski Francis Forever Bury Me At Makeout Creek Don Giovanni