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Episode 9: Climate Change, Corporations, and Cap-and-Trade

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5b8HASK2YZDiBDWrp5308c?si=Y96pMAU8Qdyx4-walbM_9A In the 9th episode of In Plain English, expert Kelly-Anne Moffa and guests Leenah Abugisisa and Alexander Albury delve into the ups and downs of California's cap-and-trade policy and its impact on climate change. Remember to follow In Plain English on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with the latest announcements! And check out our Discord server to… Continue reading Episode 9: Climate Change, Corporations, and Cap-and-Trade

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Episode 8: Parasites: Master Puppeteers

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ggJdmA5Qbud0hul3fk1UV?si=vo-MmPOvQp2wshISIhXztQ In the 8th episode of In Plain English, expert Abby Kimball and guests Jakayla Folarin and Olayinka Idowu discuss the fascinating world of parasites and the surprising ways in which they connect all life, from ants to elephants. If you want to learn more about this topic, check out the book Parasite Rex by… Continue reading Episode 8: Parasites: Master Puppeteers

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Episode 7: Is the Standard History of Domestication Wrong?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6bgsJM1hQeWtjRX8gN5aSJ?si=a2yTocRxSmOvjD-CsshHXw In the 7th episode of In Plain English, expert Grace Ward and guests Caitlin Murphy and Marc Blanc discuss why the history of domestication we think we know is wrong, and what that says about our world today. If you want to learn more about this topic, check out the book The Dawn of Everything by… Continue reading Episode 7: Is the Standard History of Domestication Wrong?

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Episode 6: The Aging Brain: the Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

https://open.spotify.com/episode/23xHZZkVeUbRqSaOFnnFGG?si=Y6AEYVIJSEqFnfpzm_zWUQ In the 6th episode of In Plain English, expert Teodora Stoica and guests Emma Sward and Abby Kimball explore what we know about how the brain changes with age, how we study the aging brain, and how we can promote healthy cognitive aging. If you liked this episode, be sure to check out Teodora's… Continue reading Episode 6: The Aging Brain: the Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

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Episode 5: How Estrogen Affects Prostate Cancer

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4ztWGCil9hzJB7fMcyualN In the fifth episode of In Plain English, expert Ralph White III and guests Maura Lydon and Alexa Ruel explore the unexpected ways in which estrogen can affect the growth and spread of prostate cancer. If you liked this episode, check out Ralph's podcast Scientifically Sound on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1549609843 and follow Scientifically Sound… Continue reading Episode 5: How Estrogen Affects Prostate Cancer

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Episode 4: Where Did Earth’s Water Come From?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/595TPb4DCXfH3pIidCmNWP In the fourth episode of In Plain English, we discuss the potential cosmic origins of Earth's oceans. Expert Will Saunders and guests India Bland and Nick Wolslegel delve into the paper "How much water was delivered from the asteroid belt to the Earth after its formation?" by Rebecca Martin and Mario Livio, exploring whether… Continue reading Episode 4: Where Did Earth’s Water Come From?

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Episode 3: Are Humans Rational?

https://soundcloud.com/in-plain-english/in-plain-english-ep-3-mixdown?si=3d76852e445a40ebaa495edca28b1ef0 Join our expert Alexa Ruel and our guests Kelly-Anne Moffa and Mo Carr to discuss the paper "Interplay of Approximate Planning Strategies" by Quentin Huys, et. al. During our discussion, we touch on whether the human brain works like a computer, why people avoid large negative outcomes even when they could lead to even… Continue reading Episode 3: Are Humans Rational?

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Episode 2: Everyone is Mistaken About Cancer

https://soundcloud.com/in-plain-english/everyone-is-mistaken-about-cancer In Episode 2 of In Plain English, presenter Gloria Marino and guests Teodora Stoica and Jacob Walker discuss the paper "Tumor Microenvironment Components: Allies of Cancer Progression" by Pablo Igor Ribeiro Franco et. al. They discuss the ways in which cancer cells can modify their environment to grow, multiply, and spread; the importance of… Continue reading Episode 2: Everyone is Mistaken About Cancer

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Episode 1: Opioids, Marijuana, and Pain Relief

https://soundcloud.com/in-plain-english/in-plain-english-podcast-episode-1 In the first ever episode of In Plain English, presenter Jamie Moffa and guests Brendan Ziebarth and Alex Marshall discuss the paper "Impact of co-administration of oxycodone and smoked cannabis on analgesia and abuse liability" by Ziva Cooper, et. al. They go over the promising possibility of using cannabis to lower the dose of… Continue reading Episode 1: Opioids, Marijuana, and Pain Relief