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Spark Science Podcast

Launched in 2015, Spark Science is a podcast highlighting scientists and their work. The goal of the show is "to make science more accessible and less intimidating." Dr. Regina Barber DeGraaff hosts the show, bringing a wealth of knowledge in astronomy, physics, and science communications. With 6 seasons and 100 episodes as of this write-up, the show also has a wealth of content. Episodes are cataloged by season on the Podcast page and are archived by month on the About page. The show's content varies widely, from the Mars Rover launch (see the May 23, 2020 episode "The Road to the Red Planet") to navigating Seasonal Affective Disorder (see the May 10, 2020 episode "Beyond the Blues with Dr. Sis"). However, a common theme is the show's ability to "humanize the 'scientist' [and] ... to share stories that include scientists' backgrounds, humor, and struggles as well as their work." The show is a project of Western Washington University and airs on KMRE Radio (based out of Washington). Readers can also stream episodes on popular podcast platforms and at the link above. On the Science Sparks site visitors will also find a Blog and Videos.
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Date of Scout Publication
July 17th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
July 2nd, 2020 at 11:35am
Date Of Record Release
July 3rd, 2020 at 9:33am
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