Sing for Science to Feature Blondie on Climate Change, Sia on Mental Health

Sing For Science has returned for a second season of the science advocacy and music podcast produced with Talkhouse where musicians talk to scientists about science as it connects to their most famous songs. Following a first season that earned praise from Pitchfork, Mother Jones, Uproxx and more, the season 2 premiere episode features GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, and record producer Sia and award-winning author and licensed psychotherapist Dr. Alexandra Katehakis to discuss attachment theory and infant and child psychology and development.

Created and hosted by New York solo recording artist, composer and former frontman of acclaimed indie band Earl Greyhound, Matt Whyte, Sing For Science’s goal is to increase science literacy for as many people as possible by reaching a variety of different musicians’ fan bases. Listeners come to the show through their love of music and leave with a new piece of knowledge about science and the scientific process. Sponsorship proceeds for each episode are donated to a different charity each week.

Coinciding with the release of the podcast’s second season is Sing For Science: Vol 1 a project by Whyte that features songs written about prominent scientists Jacques Cousteau, Jane Goodall, Stephen Hawking and Marie Curie alongside lectures about the scientists delivered by Cousteau Film Producer, Paula DiPerna; Primatologist, Jane Goodall; Physicist, Sean Carroll; and Biomedical Engineer, Elizabeth Wayne.

Season 1 featured interviews with Mac DeMarco, Norah Jones, MGMT, Aly & AJ, and more, listen HERE.

Upcoming Sing For Science episodes to be released weekly on Wednesdays:

  • Checkmate: Identity, Influence and Intergroup Conflict in America - Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe and social psychologist Dr. Tony Lemieux

  • El Invento: Designing the Response to a Global Pandemic - Jose Gonzalez and epidemiologist Dr. Mike Osterholm

  • Rapture: How Science Can Deliver Us From a Climate Catastrophe of Biblical Proportions  - Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein and climatologist Dr. Michael Mann

  • Waves of Blue: How an Underwater Space Station Can Improve Life on Earth - Majid Jordan and aquanaut Fabien Cousteau

  • Save a Prayer: The God Particle According to Modern Physics - Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and particle physicist Dr. Brian Cox

  • Feel It Still: Building a Data Revolution in Indian Country - Portugal the Man and Native American data scientist, Dr. Desi Small-Rodriguez

  • Spaceship: Aerospace Engineering and Life on Mars - Ruth B and NASA engineer Dr. Christina Hernandez

  • The Black Clown: Unmasking Voter Suppression with Science - Davóne Tines and statistician Todd Hendricks

  • Bright Size Life: What Neuroimaging Can Tell Us About Improvisation in Music - Pat Metheny and neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Limb

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