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Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

Cara Santa Maria

Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. She is excited to present "Talk Nerdy," a place for conversations with interesting people about interesting topics.

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In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Dr. Paul A. Offit, MD. He is the director of the Vaccine Education Center, an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a professor of p... more

34 hours ago

In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Los Angeles based nature conservation photographer, native bee educator and community scientist, Krystle Hickman. Her endeavors elevate awareness of the decline of native bee species while shedding lig... more

8 days ago

In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by science journalist and author, Brandon Keim. They discuss his forthcoming book about our relationships to wild animals and to nature, “Meet the Neighbors: Animal Minds and Life in a More-than-Human Wor... more

15 days ago

In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by former NASA astronaut, retired United States Air Force colonel, scientist, and pilot Cady Coleman. They discuss Cady’s forthcoming book, “Sharing Space: An Astronaut’s Guide to Mission, Wonder, and Mak... more

22 days ago


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4.7 out of 5 stars from 1.3k ratings
  • Cara is the best. Always my first listen when I have a new batch of podcasts.

    Podcast Addict
    24 days ago
  • Great content.

    New ads are disappointing. Very invasive. more

    Apple Podcasts
    Australiaa month ago
  • Looove this podcast! In the beginning it was very hard science, now we delve deeper into how it is doing science in this crazy world we live in. And as someone who usually only loves the hard science stuff, I needed that. I have gained so much insight, and I see even more now how valuable scientific exploration is. Thanks Cara, you've opened a new world to me!

    2 months ago
  • Cara manages to take an interest in so many subjects, and be intelligently insightful in her discussions. The conversations always have a lens of "how can this make the world, and people in it, better".

    Podcast Addict
    3 months ago
  • PLEASE let your guests speak!

    I just listened to this podcast for the first time. Dr Ashley Shew was a fascinating expert guest, but she rarely got the chance to delve into her ideas in depth. Instead, she was constantly interrupted by the host, who chattered on at great length, injecting tangentially relevant personal anecdotes and facile analogies. It was really rude and disruptive to both the guest and the audience. I agree with much of the host’s perspective, but wouldn’t spend my time listening to her views rather than ... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States7 months ago

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