Shining a Bright Light on Science

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What can we learn from the scientists of the past to help us understand the scientists of today and of the future? That’s the question Dan Riskin aims to answer in Inside the Breakthrough, SciMar’s entertaining podcast that shares some of the most fascinating stories in science history and explains how science comes to life.

Riskin, former co-host of Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet and popular guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, takes you behind the scenes to re-examine the stories of Galileo, Newton, Curie, and others so we can understand science and the process of discovery with fresh eyes.

Inside the Breakthrough is a fun-filled ride that also checks in with Henry Ford, the Roman emperor Claudius, and Ross Geller from Friends. Each of these characters from the past has a unique lesson to teach us about the future.

Along the way, we learn about SciMar, the research company that developed SciMar NuPa Daily. You will meet Dr. W. Wayne Lautt, SciMar’s Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, who will share insights into his decades-long research into type 2 diabetes, metabolic health, and the role of the liver.

Inside the Breakthrough is science in plain language and plain fun, but is anything but plain.

Episode 1 is called “Eureka! Before and After”.

Often, when people tell science stories they usually have a long complicated build-up, and finish with someone yelling ‘Eureka!’. But is Eureka really the end? What if we look at it as the beginning? Or the middle?

In this first episode, we meet Archimedes—a brilliant scientist from ancient Greece who is credited with the first use of the word “Eureka!” in the context of scientific discovery. And we also travel to England for the story of Alexander Fleming and the discovery of penicillin. And then we meet Dr. Lautt to hear about his Eureka moment—the moment that eventually led to the discovery of SciMar NuPa Daily.

Listen here.