Cool Science Radio

On Cool Science Radio, Dave and John’s first guest is Dr. One Pagan who has written Strange Survivors...How organisms attack and defend in the game of life. In Strange Survivors, biologist One Pagan takes us on a tour of the improbable, the ingenious, and the just plain bizarre ways that creatures fight for life. Dave and John's second guest is Michael Horkachuck. Michael and his group at NASA are working towards certification of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon that will allow SpaceX to fly manned missions to the International Space Station.

We start with a preview of the “March For Science,” scheduled for April 14 in Park City, from Josh Hobson, the event’s organizer. Then we hear from Carl Hoffman, who writes about The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure. Finally, John and Lynn speak with Sang-Hee Lee, South Korea's first paleoanthropologist and a professor at the University of California, Riverside, who investigates our evolving species in her new book, Close Encounters with Humankind.

Our first guest Helen Czerski, a physicist and science presenter for the BBC. Helen brings introductory physics to everyday occurrences in her book, Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life. Then Utah Natural History Museum Executive Director Sarah George talks about Nature’s Ultimate Machines, a new exhibit that runs through Labor DayIt dives into the inner workings of plants and animals and how they use natural devices to help them survive in every imaginable situation. 

Cool Science Radio - February 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018

Lynn and John’s first guest  on Cool Science Radio is Dave Littmann who is the Project Manager for NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellites which brings in data from over 40 missions including the space station. How has space communications improved since Apollo? What is the future for space communications? These questions and more will be answered. Lynn and John's 2nd guest is Dr. Steven Masley who has written THE BETTER BRAIN SOLUTION. Dr.

Cool Science Radio - February 8, 2018

Feb 8, 2018

John and guest co-host Jack Rubin chat with Lee Billings, space and physics editor at Scientific American, about the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch earlier this week. Then, NASA scientist Dr. Compton Tucker, checks in with a story about dinosaur tracks found at Goddard Space Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The final guest is Andy Hyjtan, an engineer at Armada here in Park City, who discusses ski engineering and design.

Cool Science Radio - February 1, 2018

Feb 1, 2018

Lynn and John speak with Jay Ingram, author of the bestselling series The Science of Why, which attempts to answer whether machines will ever have feelings, if Atlantis was a real city, and 34 other interesting questions. Then they chat with David Schwartz, whose new book, The Last Man Who Knew Everything, addresses the life and times of Enrico Fermi, known as “father of the nuclear age.”

Cool Science Radio - January 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018

Today's first guest is author Daniel Pink, who will discuss his new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, already a New York Times bestseller. In the second half of the show, we'll learn about SUBPAC, a wearable subwoofer that allows you to experience music in a new way, according to John Alexiou, SUBPAC's president, who joins Lynn and JW to talk about this interesting technology.

Cool Science Radio - January 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018

John and Lynn’s first guest is Bill Andrews, senior associate editor of Discover. His team has been hard at work assembling their annual Discover "Top 100 Science Stories 2017" special issue which includes "Spacecraft Juno Delivers Jupiter’s Secrets", "Age Is Just A Number (Of Neural Stems Cells)", and "Who Or What Is Sending Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) From Deep Space?".  John and Lynn next speak with Sarah Murphy, STEM educator from the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City, who will be talking about the Bill Nye: Science Guy documentary.

Cool Science Radio - January 4, 2018

Jan 4, 2018

This month's Scientific American explores bitcoin and blockchain technology in an 18-page special report. Tune to hear the report's editor, Jen Schwartz, discuss cryptocurrency with Lynn and John.  Next, learn the science of why alcohol is like poison, not just for some of us, but for all of us as Cool Science Radio speaks with Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind.

Cool Science Radio December 28, 2017

Dec 28, 2017

On today's show John and Lynn speak with guest Dr. Joel Green who is a project scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Dr. Green will discuss future space telescopes beyond the Hubble. And on the second half of the show they will speak with Park City High students; freshman Slade Schemmer, junior Caden Schindler, senior Zina Horman and sophomore Iva Chho who represented the all-girls team, Ultimum Dominarum. Their teams the Robominers, Inconceivables and Nuclear Minds all made it to the semi finals with the Robominers winning it all.