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Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

Cara Santa Maria
Society & CultureNatural SciencesScience

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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Latest Episodes

In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined once again by science writer Dr. Emily Willingham to talk about her newest book, "The Tailored Brain: From Ketamine, to Keto, to Companionship, A User's Guide to Feeling Better and Thinking Stronger." The... more

46 hours ago

In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Jessica Nordell, the award-winning author of "The End of Bias: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias." They discuss the evidence behind unconscious (also known as implici... more

9 days ago

In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by award-winning investigative journalist Katie Worth to talk about her new book, "Miseducation: How Climate Change Is Taught in America." Kate reveals how the fossil fuel industry, libertarian think-tank... more

16 days ago


4.7 out of 5 stars from 1.2k ratings
  • Wild and fun!

    Every time I listen to Cara Santa Maria I get energized, provoked (in a good way) and learn something science-y. Her podcasts are lively, wild and informative while always managing to communicate something interesting and new! As a scientist and nerd myself, it’s perfect.

    Apple Podcasts
    Lucinda Ann Jackson
    United States4 months ago
  • Excellent

    Exactly what you would expect from Bill Mahr’s sugar baby.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States6 months ago
  • Nah

    Cara is very self-righteous and pretentious. Either you agree with her or you are an idiot.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States7 months ago
  • Wait! What happened to the 'same two questions'? I was really looking forward to them.

    Chak Olate
    7 months ago
  • Excellent insights, thought provoking

    Cara sets up such excellent people to interview who are clearly experts in their own fields. I love her incredibly thought provoking questions and comments that show how thoughtful and brilliant she is

    Apple Podcasts
    United States10 months ago

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