Category Archives: Podcasts

Speaking to… Brian Glanz

“Open science is science by everybody for anybody.”

Brian-Glanz-Science-CommunicationThis feature podcast is part of a series of interviews with science communicators about science communication. Today we are Speaking to… Brian Glanz

Brian Glanz works for the Open Science Federation, a group in the US that attempts to break down the barriers that stop everyone accessing science.

I met Brian at Mozfest 2013, and took the opportunity to find out how OSF facilitates science communication between scientists and non-scientists to make their work more transparent.

We talk about what open science is, how OSF facilitates it using science communication techniques, and whether it is possible or not.

You can follow Brian on Twitter at @brianglanz or see what he’s up to on his website.

Speaking to… Brian Wecht about The Story Collider

“True stories about how science has affected peoples lives.”

Brian-Wecht-Science-CommunicationThis feature podcast is part of a series of interviews with science communicators about science communication. Today we are Speaking to… Brian Wecht

Stories. Wonderful Stories.

We’ve had a few different science communication interviews on Speaking of Science about science, science stories, and science and stories.

This podcast is going to add to that – this is an interview with Brian Wecht, one half of the founding team of The Story Collider, a live show and podcast that brings stories and science together.

In this podcast we talk about what The Story Collider is, how it started, and how it appears that the British scientists are more reluctant to talk about their emotions when it comes to science…

This Thursday (24th of October 2013), The Story Collider is hosting it’s third UK show in London.

You can get tickets (FREE) from here.

And I would love to recommend their podcast, which you can download and subscribe to via iTunes.

Speaking to… Alok Jha

“You need to get science into the deep down and dirty discussion areas, so like politics.”

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Alok Jha

This feature podcast is part of a series of interviews with science communicators about science communication. Today we are Speaking to… Alok Jha

In this interview Alok Jha, science correspondent at the Guardian, gets frank about his opinion on science communication and science journalism, and the difference between them.

This is the second part of a longer interview. The first part will go up at a later date!

Speaking to… Laurie Winkless

 

Laurie-Winkless-science-communicationThis feature podcast is part of a series of interviews with science communicators about science communication. Today we are Speaking to… Laurie Winkless

As the Nobel Prizes are announced this week, I thought it would be a great idea to put this interview up! Laurie Winkless is the editor for Nobel Media.

Having literally only just moved there, she talks about her research background in Physics, how she became interested in science communication, and what she enjoys about where she is now.

Speaking to… Caren Cooper about citizen science

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Caren Cooper

This feature podcast is part of a series of interviews with science communicators about science communication. Today we are Speaking to… Caren Cooper

One type of science communication is getting big. Citizen science is getting big: volunteer computing, volunteer thinking, volunteer data collection.

Caren Cooper, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithica, New York, is part of a lab that is taking citizen science very seriously, and there are some great reasons why.

In this podcast I speak to Caren about her research, and how citizen science has helped her set up new initiatives. We also talk about what the citizens get out of it, and how they give Caren a new perspective on her research.

In the podcast we also talk about Caren’s new venture: a book about citizen science, so if you know any citizen scientists, or someone who is using citizen science as part of their research, then please do get in touch with Caren either via Twitter at @CoopSciScoop or via the Ornithology Lab at Cornell.

Speaking to…Lizzie Crouch

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Lizzie Crouch

This feature podcast is part of a series of interviews with science communicators about science communication. Today we are Speaking to… Lizzie Crouch

Lizzie Crouch is a freelance science communicator working on a myriad of projects ranging from project managing Robert Winston’s website, to working to get designers and scientists to collaborate with the Design Science project.

In this podcast Lizzie tells of her experience in science communication as a freelancer, and that even though she has an absolute ball doing it, it’s not always easy.

You can follow Lizzie on Twitter at @Lizzie_Crouch or check out her latest projects on her website