Cara is joined by KPCC Science Reporter Sanden Totten to talk about science storytelling through an auditory medium. They also talk about the difference between journalism and reality TV, their personal identifications as skeptics, and his awesome podcast for kids, "Brains On!" Follow Sanden: @SandenTotten.
KPCC science reporter Sanden Totten. ; Credit:
Having trouble finding the beat when you're on the dance floor? Wondering whether or not a mysterious patch of hair you found in the woods may be from Bigfoot? These are two topics covered in this edition of "Lab Notes".
KPCC Science Reporter Sanden Totten joins Take Two to share a couple of quirky science news stories that can tell us a little more about the world around us.
"Bill Nye" writer and radio host Sanden Totten teaches us how to be a JNCO-wearing punk, how to have Drucker as a boss, how to do a killer Ira Glass impression, how to be a "Game of Thrones" character, how to break into the sexy world of public radio, how to draw someone just from the sound of their voice, how to have fun in Bakersfield, California, how to rock out to a break-up song, and most importantly, how to deal with a dog that likes ska music. Then we play a game of "Punk Rock Grandma." What is that, you ask? We don't know! We just made it up!
Sometimes the sci-fi in TV and movies actually inspires new inventions, theories and technology. KPCC Science Reporter Sanden Totten explored the history of fiction becoming fact in a live radio story performed at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium on August 27th, 2014 as part of Science Friday Live.
When NASA got word that its probe called New Horizons flew past Pluto safely, people celebrated. At KPCC's Crawford Family Forum, space fans young and old gathered to be there when the news broke. Here's a taste of what that moment was like. (Image via NASA)
My dad, Bo Hammarling (pictured here in a hat), teaches me how to make a traditional Swedish dish called Jansson's Frestelse or Jansson's Temptation. It's basically fish, dairy and potatoes. Yum. Enjoy!
A few intrepid science communicators try their hand at making radio on short notice. Hear about what inspired them to go into science, what research excites them and catch an in depth interview with the man who made their lunch!
We're transporting you to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul for a segment from a recent live show: Cats vs. Dogs. In this very important debate, producers Marc Sanchez and Sanden Totten try to get the bottom of our feline friends' mysterious behavior. Plus: The mystery sound! Featuring music from the Dino Birds.
Why do cat eyes look the way they do? Can cats really see in the dark? And what are they trying to tell us with that purr (you know the one)? We've got the answers -- cat behavior expert Mikel Delgado help us decode cat quirks and producer Sanden Totten teaches us what's behind cats' glowing eyes. Plus: We learn about other cool powers that animal eyes have, that ours don't.
UC Riverside center fielder Devyn Bolasky during batting practice. Bolasky trained with Ultimeyes during the 2013 season.; Credit: Sanden Totten / KPCC
Now that baseball season is getting underway, teams are restarting the use of statistics to figure out their optimum match-ups. KPCC's Sanden Totten says there's a different approach at UC Riverside, where the baseball team is turning to neuroscience.
Why do cat eyes look the way they do? Can cats really see in the dark? And what are they trying to tell us with that purr (you know the one)?
We've got the answers -- cat behavior expert Mikel Delgado helps us decode cat quirks and producer Sanden Totten teaches us what's behind cats' glowing eyes. Plus: We learn about other cool powers that animal eyes have, that ours don't.