Cara Santa Maria's Interviews
Good Dogs w/ Jessica Pierce
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by bioethicist Dr. Jessica Pierce to talk about her new book, "Who's a Good Dog?: And How to Be a Better Human." They discuss the complex ethics of dog-human relationships, including topics like animal welfare, canine enrichment, and end-of-life care.
Is Math Real? w/ Eugenia Cheng
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by mathematician Dr. Eugenia Cheng to talk about her new book, "Is Math Real? How Simple Questions Lead Us to Mathematics' Deepest Truths." They discuss the power of curiosity in grappling with abstract concepts in math, as well as the power of representation. Follow Eugeni
Switch Craft w/ Elaine Fox
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by the University of Adelaide's Head of the School of Psychology, Dr. Elaine Fox, to talk about her new book "Switch Craft: The Hidden Power of Mental Agility." They discuss the importance of cognitive flexibility in navigating the uncertainties of life.
Ecology of Abandoned Places w/ Cal Flyn
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Cal Flyn, author, investigative journalist, and MacDowell fellow from the Highlands of Scotland. They talk about her new book, "Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape."
Talking Nerdy: with Cara Santa Maria
Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator and television host. She's been seen on everything from NetGeo to Brain Games to Netflix's "Bill Nye Saves the World." We talk life, death, science, religion, politics, sexism, skepticism, and more!
Attention and Technology w/ Gloria Mark
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Dr. Gloria Mark, Chancellor's Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. They talk about her new book, "Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity." They highlight how our brains are affected by modern techn