Category Archives: Podcasts

Speaking to… Robin Ince and Trent Burton about The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome

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The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome

This feature podcast is part of a series of interviews with science communicators about science communication. Today we are Speaking to… Robin Ince and Trent Burton about The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome

Today’s feature podcast about science communication is with Robin Ince, “comedian, writer and that sort of thing” and Trent Burton founder of Trunkman Productions, who are the face and brains behind the new app The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome. This app showcases a myriad of interviews with scientists and science communicators about what it is they do…..sounds slightly familiar…So I went to meet them in one of their pop-up studios at UCL to find out a bit more about the app.

It is a rather long interview, but super fun so stick with it!

You can find out more about the cosmic genome app on their website, or follow them on Twitter at @cosmicgenome

Special Speaking to… Dr Phil Marshall (part 2)

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Dr Phil Marshall

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

A few weeks ago I spoke to Phil about Space Warps, a new citizen science project that is on the look of out citizen scientists to help classify images that may or may not contain a gravitational lens.

This time, we’ll be hearing the second part of that interview, which delved a little deeper into his other science communication adventures, including blogging, open days, the USA and a hypothetical journalist.

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Open day whiteboard!

During the podcast he spoke about the white board on his door: this is what it looked like after the open day!

You can find out what is happening in the Space Warps project on Twitter at @spacewarps and you can follow Phil on Twitter at @drphilmarshall

Speaking to… Michael and Praveen: The Pint of Science Festival!

Pint-of-science-science-communicationThis feature podcast is part of a series of interviews with science communicators about science communication. Today we are Speaking to… Michael and Praveen about the Pint of Science Festival!

This week, London, Cambridge and Oxford are hosting a new science communication festival: the Pint of Science Festival from the 14th to the 16th of May!

I caught up with Michael and Praveen, two of the organisers, to find out a little bit more about it

You can keep up with the events on Twitter by following @pintofscience

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Speaking to… Dr Phil Marshall and the launch of Space Warps!

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Credit NASA

This feature podcast is part of a series of interviews with science communicators about science communication. Today we are Speaking to… Dr Phil Marshall about citizen science project Space Warps

Today sees the launch of a new citizen science project called Space Warps! I spoke to Dr Phil Marshall from the astrophysics department at Oxford University to find out a little more.

Apologies for the not so great sound quality!

Also, keep your eyes and ears peeled for some more science communication from Dr Phil Marshall.

You can find out what is happening in this project on Twitter at @spacewarps

Speaking to… Catherine Ross from Head Squeeze

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HeadSqueeze

This is part of a series of interviews with science communicators about science communication. Today we are Speaking to… Catherine Ross

Head Squeeze is a new science communication YouTube channel, exploring science, culture, and anything else cool that is discussed around the water cooler.

Working with people like Huw James, Fran Scott and many other talented science communicators and scientists, The Head Squeeze team put out a great variety of clips every week for the year of 2013.

By being on YouTube rather than on TV, it has a great ability to interact with it’s audience.

I spoke to Catherine Ross, the series producer, to find out a little bit more.

During the interview, Catherine mentions the new video with Martin Archer, asking whether or not Iron Man could really exist as Iron Man III is coming out this Thursday. Check it out!

You can find out what the Head Squeeze team are up to by following them on Twittter at @TheHeadSqueeze