Blue Dot

Series produced by North State Public Radio

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Conversations exploring where science and pop culture collide. Hosted by Dave Schlom with audio production by Matt Fidler.

Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities. Host Dave Schlom leads discussions about the issues science is helping us address with experts who shed light on climate change, space exploration, astronomy, technology and much more. Dave asks us to remember: from deep space, we all live on a pale, blue dot.


49 Pieces

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In this episode of Blue Dot, Dave talks to Jennifer Strauss from the UC Berkeley Seismology Lab and Ken Hudnut from the United States Geological Su...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Big Wave Dave talks surfing! Featuring a conversation between San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter Bruce Jenkins and retired NASA Oceanographer Bil...

Bought by KAZU and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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On this episode Dave is joined by co-host Kate Fullam as they interview Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix: How Nature makes us Happier, H...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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In this episode we revisit two authors we interviewed in 2017. Jeff Goodell is the author of The Water Will Come, a sobering look at what lies ahea...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Sea level rise and eclipse phenomena highlight this episode. First Dave talks to NASA Oceanographer Josh Willis about two new studies. The first re...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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In this week's episode Dave is joined by Nolan Ford for an in-depth conversation with Jad Abumrad, host of WNYC's Radiolab, which is one of public ...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode we bid a temporary aloha to our longtime friend and surfer buddy, William Patzert. Dave is joined by former producer (and the compo...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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On this episode of Blue Dot, Dave talks to fellow science communications host Ira Flatow who joined us from his home in Connecticut. The award winn...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode of Blue Dot, Dave is joined by Kate Fullam to interview Ann Druyan. Ann was the Creative Director of the Voyager Interstellar Messa...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00