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Episodes feature recordings of talks given at Science on Tap events held in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA.

Jun 10, 2019

If you're a woman or you're someone who has ever been treated by a female medical professional, you should listen to this episode on the topic of Yes, I’m Really A Doctor: How Equity Eludes Women in Medicine and Science by Esther Choo, MD MPH. She is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at OHSU, Founder of


May 20, 2019

Star Trek introduced us to the amazing technologies of a fictional future such as warp drive, replicators, and photon torpedoes, but it turns out that some of those technologies aren't so fictional anymore. In this episode hear theoretical physicist and author Ethan Siegel, PhD, talk about some of the real inventions...


May 6, 2019

Are biological sex and gender the same thing? Do anatomy and genetics completely determine sex and/or gender?

In this talk from June 2018, Dr. Lisa Sardinia, Associate Professor of Biology at Pacific University, talks about some of the so-called "bathroom bills" proposed in the US to restrict access to public restrooms...


Apr 22, 2019

Pain is the most important and misunderstood sensory system: you cannot live without it, yet we live every day trying to avoid it. In this episode, Dr. Michael Morgan, Professor of Psychology at Washington State University Vancouver, explains how your nervous system codes pain, how your brain tries to control it, and...


Apr 8, 2019

How are actress Hedy Lamarr, GPS, and elephant seals all connected? Find out in this episode as Dr. Leslie New from WSU Vancouver celebrates women who have contributed to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but who have been dismissed or deliberately forgotten because of their gender.


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