About Us

If you’re tired of ads and unofficial sources substituting scientific news and information – then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Steaming Piles of Science: Science of the people, by the people, and for the people. My husband, Kellen, and I, Savannah, started a podcast to talk about science.

Science is often considered an unapproachable subject because scientists are notoriously very poor communicators. That being said, we aim to bring science to you in a digestible fashion because it’s important for everyone to know and understand facts and theories that may impact your daily lives.

Although research is based in fact, topics of research are based on values of the people. Money for research is spent on topics that are considered important and worthy to the general public. This is one of many reasons why it is so important for everyone, from rocket scientist to plumber to politician, to understand what we know and question how we know it. Making sure our direction in research is sound will ensure more equitable and efficient research in the future.

Aside from economic obligations, we believe that everyone has a right to a higher level of education without the burden of debt or obstacles in life holding you back. There is an ethical right for anyone to have access to accurate information about research that we all pay for. We hope to begin a journey with you to achieve this open access.

So, to help everyone understand and catch up on basic science and recent discoveries, we created Steaming Piles of Science. Kellen is a social worker and a student of philosophy with a B.A. in history. His perspectives on the sociological implications of science in history and today are imperative for this podcast to come full-circle.

I am a doctoral candidate in experimental and molecular medicine at Dartmouth College with a B.Sc. in chemistry and a B.Sc. in biology with a concentration in biomedical health. Over the years, I have gained research experience in gunshot residue detection, alternative energy catalysts, bio-pharmacology, immunology, epidemiology, neuroscience, and physiology in the United States and in Italy. My perspectives on current methods and scientific theory will hopefully prove useful in our coverage of such a broad scope of scientific discovery.

Our method for accomplishing our goal of open access education is to provide an audience-driven discussion about basic science and scientific headlines we see in the media. This means that YOU will be directly involved in our discussions. Tell us what you want to know about! Do you want to know about space travel? Or how scientists are trying to treat addiction? How do they study addiction? What are some advances in climate research? Let us know your interests and concerns by commenting on our website (under the comment tab in the main menu), on our Facebook page, or send us a direct email at steamingpilesofscience@gmail.com : and we will get an answer for any science question you may have.

Not satisfied with our expertise? In addition to our discussions about science, we will be interviewing top researchers in each field to learn the brand new advances that are happening RIGHT NOW in their labs.

Want more?! We will even ask questions or bring up concerns that YOU, the audience, has with the researchers to open communication lines that have never before been opened. We look forward to conversing with you and thank you for your support.