episode 17

Nate Butkus, the seven year-old podcast host of “The Show About Science” joins Ed and Rachelle to school you on how to fight climate change. But he also shares how a lava lamp inspired his podcast, and how he spent seven hours getting prepped for a six-minute spot on Ellen Degeneres’ show. You’ll also learn why he thinks teaching is important, and how he’s stepping into Bill Nye’s shoes and competing with Ed to see who can save the world’s species.


  1. Preserve a habitat for plants and animals. We need those species.

  2. Be curious and care. Whatever you learn - pass it on.



Subscribe to Nate’s podcast, The Show About Science! Available on SoundCloud or Apple Podcasts

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Make a DIY Lava Lamp

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Nate’s favorite interviews:

Mikey Bustos, comedian, pop star and ant farmer

Cliff Tabin on evolution and climate change

Kevin Esvelt, developer of the CRISPR gene drive

Go to the Galapagos Islands

Nate interviews the world at the March for Science

Bill Nye Saves the World

Nate on The Ellen Degeneres Show

Nate on CBS

KPCC’s Tesla coil

LA Times’ article on worms that eat plastic


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