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On the Bright Side: Boy, 6, hosts weekly science podcast

Nate's dad Eric is a digital media producer of podcasts for the Journal of the American Medical Association. After watching how it's done, Nate got the bug. (CBS)

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WILMETTE, Illinois (CBS) - Nate Butkus brings a wide-eyed wonderment to science class that only a 6-year old can.

But his interest in learning doesn't stop in the classroom.

About once a month from an attic studio in his home, Nate records a podcast.

It features eminent brains from around the world of science fielding questions on a range of topics.

Nate's dad Eric is a digital media producer of podcasts for the Journal of the American Medical Association. After watching how it's done, Nate got the bug.

He was surprised to find he has a hit on his hands.

"I just thought I would teach people about science," Nate said. "I didn't know I would turn into a journalist and a reporter."

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