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Cara Santa Maria
Talk Nerdy with 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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4.8 stars from 1,094 ratings
Each episode is a high quality extended chat with a guest. Within this meandering format, Cara humanizes her guest and brings out the important ideas in the guest's research or occupation. About half the books I purchase come to my attention through this podcast.Read full review »
HokieTechie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/20
Always surprising and wonderful
Much like SGU (where I first was introduced to Santa Maria), I constantly find myself riveted by stories and ideas I had NO IDEA I would be interested in. Cara’s enthusiastic, so amazing in her knowledge and analysis of complex ideas and is a developing into one of all of podcasting’s GREAT...Read full review »
OdieDenver via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/20
Outstanding
Outstanding
EvertheHumanist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/20
Recent Episodes
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by science journalist and author Gaia Vince to talk about her newest book, "Transcendence: How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time." They discuss the importance of viewing the human evolutionary story as one that is inextricably...
Published 06/29/20
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by University of Arizona dendrochronologist Dr. Valerie Trouet to talk about her new book, "Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings." They talk about the mysteries of planet Earth lying deep within the rings of trees, revealing evidence...
Published 06/22/20
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by world-renowned National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore. They talk about his impactful Photo Ark project, including his newest book on the series, the limited Earth Day edition of "The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's...
Published 06/15/20
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