Talking Nerdy w/ Cara Santa Maria

Cara Santa Maria on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy and Knight Foundation Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, producer, and host of the “Talk Nerdy” podcast.

Cara currently cohosts/coproduces the Saturday morning television show "FabLab" on Fox and reports on local issues for "SoCal Connected" on KCET. She is a regular contributor to "TechKnow" on Al Jazeera America and "Real Future" on Fusion.  Cara also hosts a weekly science podcast called "Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria" and cohosts the popular "Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" podcast.

Cara has made appearances on BBC America, CBS, CNN, Current TV, Fox, Fox News, G4tv, Nat Geo WILD, Science Channel, SundanceTV, and the Travel Channel. She is also a regular contributor to The Young Turks.

Prior to her career in media, Cara taught biology and psychology courses to university undergraduates and high school students in Texas and New York. Her published research has spanned various topics, including clinical psychological assessment, the neuropsychology of blindness, neuronal cell culture techniques, and computational neurophysiology.

Cara joined us on the podcast and shared some insight into her career as a science communicator. She takes us through her transition from academia into journalism and beyond. She explains how she came to atheism at a young age and the initial difficulties that she experienced. We cover her experiences in the Bible belt and how moving to New York and L.A. was a major cultural shift in her life. Cara has achieved many great accomplishments in the world of science and journalism. She is committed to learning more and sharing knowledge every day and is always looking for new ways to popularize the scientific field of study.