Important, Not Important

By Important, Not Important

Science for people who give a sh*t. The 6-time Webby nominee delivers deep conversations with the world's smartest people (scientists, doctors, CEO's, farmers, and more!), and digestible news updates every single week. Get Action Steps you can take to feel better, and build a better future for everyone. We're talkin' clean energy and coral reefs, COVID vaccines and pediatric cancer research, clean water and carbon capture tech, asteroid deflection and artificial intelligence ethics. "A vital service in an era where important truths, outright fiction and mere trivia all compete for your attention.” - Craig Mazin, creator, writer, and executive producer of HBO's Chernobyl Hosted by Quinn Emmett & Brian Colbert Kennedy

  1. 1.
    Issue #251: Moderna Made How Much?
    15:34
  2. 2.
    Issue #250: Drastic Decarbonization, Dirty Diapers, Data Disasters
    14:33
  3. 3.
    The First Black Female Space Pilot
    1:09:40
  4. 4.
    Issue #249: Climate Up in the Air, COVID Study Hall, Where’s the (Lab Grown) Beef?
    13:49
  5. 5.
    Issue #248: Viruses Just Wanna Have Fun, Electric Boogaloo, Facebook Funtimes
    16:13
  6. 6.
    How We Deal With Drought: From NOVA Now
    30:47
  7. 7.
    Issue #247: Here Comes the Sun, a Clinical Trial on Your Wrist, Florida Finally Does Something Right
    15:29
  8. 8.
    Issue #246: Enter the Matrix, Billions, Face/Off
    16:23
  1. 9.
    Mixtape Vol 2: "When was the first time you had the power of change?"
    19:56
  2. 10.
    Issue #245: Hello Nurse, Wind-Power & Whales, Securing Cyberspace
    14:31
  3. 11.
    Mixtape Vol 1: “Why are you vital to the survival of the species?”
    19:54
  4. 12.
    Issue #244: These Are The Easy Wins
    17:39
  5. 13.
    122. We Are The Algorithm
    59:25
  6. 14.
    121. QueerBrownVegan
    1:00:06
  7. 15.
    Issue #242: Facebook Fuels Misinformation, Putting the AI in Fail, Can TikTok Make Vaccines Cool?
    15:45
  8. 16.
    120. Welcome to the Discontinuity
    1:21:13
  9. 17.
    119. How to Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke
    1:03:33
  10. 18.
    Issue #241: A Different Kind of Thirst Trap, Back to the Mask, Where’s Smokey the Bear when you need him?
    20:53
  11. 19.
    Introducing "A Matter of Degrees"
    1:00:25
  12. 20.
    Issue #240: The Pizza King of Vaccines, Beef: It’s (Still) for Dinner, Investors on Notice
    13:47
  13. 21.
    118. F*cking Mosquitoes
    1:00:43
  14. 22.
    Issue #239: Go to Farmers’ Markets, Climate Reparations, Held Hostage by Hackers
    14:23
  15. 23.
    117. Keep ‘em Accountable
    1:06:31
  16. 24.
    Issue #238: Seattle in the Oven, Vaccine Money Grab, Building Biased Robots
    12:33
  17. 25.
    Introducing HERO, from Foreign Policy
    25:59
  18. 26.
    Issue #237: Do the Dew Point, Thanos SNAP Benefits, Putting the AI in Ethical
    16:36
  19. 27.
    116: What Really Happens When You Just Give People Money?
    1:23:49
  20. 28.
    Issue #236: Amazon Held to Ransom (Not That One), COVID Doesn’t Discriminate (But We Do), Vaccinate the 99%
    11:26
  21. 29.
    Best of the Best: Do We Really Know What’s in that Moisturizer (& Where the Hell Did it Come From?)
    1:02:26
  22. 30.
    Best of the Best: Legalizing the Other Weed
    1:16:04
  23. 31.
    Issue #234: Tripping Over Our Bootstraps, Cover My Crops, AI is as Bad as Us
    15:20
  24. 32.
    115: Fossil Fuel Propaganda
    1:00:12
  25. 33.
    Issue #233: Big Renewable Energy, AI Isn’t All That (Yet), Hot Vax Summer
    12:40
  26. 34.
    114. Carbon Offsets: Not A Get Out of Jail Free Card, TBH
    1:16:51
  27. 35.
    Issue #232: These Shrooms Aren’t Fungi, Climate Change Is Costly, Keep the Vaccines Rolling
    11:59
  28. 36.
    Do Better Better #18: Back to the Future
    11:46
  29. 37.
    113: Lessons from Plants
    1:11:32
  30. 38.
    Issue #231: Electric Truck Boogaloo, Get Your Colon Checked, What’s Your Beef
    13:29
  31. 39.
    112. The Next Pandemic
    1:03:42
  32. 40.
    111: When Your Government Runs on Windows 95
    55:45
  33. 41.
    Issue #229: Fossil Fuel Funding, MDMA Magic, Leaky Legislation
    13:52
  34. 42.
    110. The End of the Universe
    1:13:37
  35. 43.
    Issue #228: Carbon Offset Upset, the COVID Baby Bust, Man vs. Mosquito
    13:16
  36. 44.
    109. Introducing “What Can I Do?”
    1:18:49
  37. 45.
    Issue #227: Building a Better Battery, It’s Covid Crunch Time, I Was Promised Waterworld Wouldn’t Suck
    10:57
  38. 46.
    108. Data for Progress
    1:02:26
  39. 47.
    Issue #226: Show Me Receipts, I Like Those Odds, The Next Frontier in Your Fleshbag
    12:08
  40. 48.
    107. Start a Sustainable Fashion Revolution
    53:42
  41. 49.
    Issue #225: The Cost of Climate Change, Skeptical Evangelists, Algorithms for the Win
    12:26
  42. 50.
    Do Better Better #17: Start Over
    9:54

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