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tSE 040 – The Return of Kevin Folta! (… and more nonsense from Food Babe.)

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The Science Enthusiast Podcast! Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! It’s not the worst, but thank you for listening (and we’re sorry?)!

Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

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God of the week: St. Drogo! Patron of coffee houses, unattractive people, midwives, mute persons, and cattle. (I don’t really see much of a relationship between these things)

Interview: We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kevin Folta back to the show. Dr. Folta is a professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida, an active science communicator, and former punk rocker (seriously, listen to episode 015 of this show).

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Quote of the Week:

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one – Voltaire

(Thanks to James Williams for submitting this one!)

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Next week: Next week we’ll (FOR REAL THIS TIME) be back with our favorite non-ginger-haired Nerd, Myles Power, who came to the show armed with some favorite swears (and whole bunch of interesting stuff to talk about).

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Science Enthusiast Podcast

Written by Dan Broadbent

Science Enthusiast. Atheist. Lover of cats.

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