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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cmyreview
May 16
Rating:   10
Interesting variety

Wide range of guests and in depth discussions of their area of expertise

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SuzyScotch
May 11
Rating:   4
Where is the science?

Listened to TN based on Alie Ward's rec. Main issue is having to wade through Cara's polticial leanings and ventings, in order to extract any nuggests from the interviewees. There are plenty of times to wax political WHILE interviewing the guest; for example David Shariatmadari speaking about linguistics and immigration. Generally, I wish she would dig deeper in interviews and share less, because for now, it's like trying to drink key lime pie through a straw. The Time Listened::Learning ratio is frustrating given that the guests are really wonderful.

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biologistico
Apr 18
Rating:   10
Top-notch Sci Comm

I found this jewel a few months ago and it quickly became one of my favorite science podcasts. Insightful, riveting, and humane deep dive into a different science-related topic every episode. Cara is an amazing host and science communicator extraordinaire and the show’s guests include fascinating experts doing all sorts of incredible work to improve our lot in this planet. What’s there not to love when two very smart people talk nerdy about science and how it helps us build a better world?

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sem1conscious
Jan 31
Rating:   10
Level-headed thinking

In a time of extremes in all directions it’s necessary and vital for level-headed, non-emotionally driven, clear thinking conversations being had.Thank You!

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lexxii1456
May 22 '19
Rating:   10
A diamond in the ruff of a podcast

We need more women talking to and about women in science! Thank you Cara for making sure that you provide equal representation of men and women on the podcast, across all different kinds of subjects. Even as a scientist I learn so much from this podcast, and I am able to stay up to date on the latest scientific research and initiatives.

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mcbobmcbob
Apr 12 '19
Rating:   10
Excellent deep dive into lots of fantastic science topics

One of the few podcasts where I learn so much science knowledge that it fulfills my “enlightened” quotient for the day. I cannot get that from a 5-15 interview. Cara talks to so many brilliant scientists who share the exciting things happening in their research/field. I can always hear the enthusiasm of the guests as they explain what they have discovered. That passion for science is inflective. Cara is good at asking those intelligent questions that makes her guests want to talk more about their work. There are too many episodes where I wish they had a few hours more to talk about that topic.

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clgood
Mar 7 '19
Rating:   10
State of the art SciCom

Cara's enthusiasm for science communication is downright contagious. She consistently gets really interesting guests on wide-ranging topics and does the kind of deep dive that podcasting is so well suited for. Talk Nerdy always bubbles to the top of my listening queue when it drops.

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Snapbacksandsportbras
Dec 11 '18
Rating:   10
Talk Nerdy Saved My Life

I stumbled upon Cara and Talk Nerdy during some of the lowest points of my latest struggle with depression (amidst a continuous existential crisis). Stick with me, fam, I swear this is about to get positive. I still struggle with the memory of feeling happy on a consistent basis. However, as I listen through all the archives of the podcast episodes, I’m constantly reminded that there is so much of life (and science) to be discovered. And THAT, my friends, is exciting. Cara will never know the impact she’s made in recreating the excitement I felt like I lost

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BeyIsBae
Dec 11 '18
Rating:   10
Talk Nerdy Saved My Life

I stumbled upon Cara and Talk Nerdy during some of the lowest points of my latest struggle with depression (amidst a continuous existential crisis). Stick with me, fam, I swear this is about to get positive. I still struggle with the memory of feeling happy on a consistent basis. However, as I listen through all the archives of the podcast episodes, I’m constantly reminded that there is so much of life (and science) to be discovered. And THAT, my friends, is exciting. Cara will never know the impact she’s made in recreating the excitement I felt like I lost

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
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Kenjamin72
Nov 28 '18
Rating:   10
Great science podcast!

I can't say enough positive about Cara Santa Maria's (CSM) podcast or CSM herself. She's such a great interviewer and a joy to listen too. Plus I love science. Just listen...

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DarthCreel
Nov 20 '18
Rating:   10
An amazingly eclectic podcast

Pros: Cara Santa Maria brings such a great variety of guests to her show. The topics will appeal to anyone with even a hint of an interest in science. Cara and her guests break down the topics in such a great way that everyone will walk away having learned something. At this point, I’m not surprised by how interesting the most seemingly mundane topic, such as sand, can become when explained by an expert. The host also does a great job of asking the questions I wish I could ask her guests at the right moment.Cons: None

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Melisa D.
Oct 15 '18
Rating:   10
Monday Motivation

I cannot emphasize how amazing it is to start my week off with a new episode of Talk Nerdy! I feel as if Cara recharges my love and passion for science and science communication, which says a lot when you are constantly dealing with academia. Cara, if you’re reading this, stay nerdy, stay quirky, and please never stop podcasting.

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elsevier
Sep 29 '18
Rating:   10
So interesting, beautiful voice

I no longer listen to podcast on Apple but I love this one so much I came back here to write this review! It is that great!

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EnigmaMonero
Jul 15 '18
Rating:   10
Nice

Cara is a great interviewer, I found her podcast through the skeptics guide.She’s often complained about on the skeptics guide for being too outspoken, but it’s not her fault. She’s a strong woman surrounded by a group of weak men.

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Emilygddthgddjb
Jul 4 '18
Rating:   10
Great Podcast!

I always learn some great stuff when I listen. Cara keeps it fun and interesting!

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Athena M Martinez
Jun 14 '18
Rating:   10
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I love this podcast so much!

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TheyCallMeFernando
Mar 5 '18
Rating:   10
Great podcast!

One of the few podcasts that I both listen to and find worthy of financially supporting! Keep up the great work!

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