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Enter the digital break room for science communicators! Each week Amanda talks to a different science communicator about their work and together they explore a general topic in SciComm.

Enter the digital break room for science communicators! Each week Amanda talks to a different science communicator about their work and together they explore a general topic in SciComm.

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United Kingdom

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Enter the digital break room for science communicators! Each week Amanda talks to a different science communicator about their work and together they explore a general topic in SciComm.

Language:

English


Episodes

Diversifying in STEM with Alexia Yiannouli

4/6/2021
In this week’s episode, Scarlett chats with the Vet and Science Communication master’s student Alexia Yiannouli about diversifying in STEM. They discuss Alexia’s work as Editor of one of the UK’s biggest veterinary publications, Vet Report, as they explore the benefits of breaking the mould and translating clinical practice into science journalism. Vet Report: https://www.vetreport.net/category/interviews/ I, Science writing competition 2021:...

Duration:00:59:55

Augmented Lectures with Andrea Brunello

3/28/2021
What happens when you put a scientist and artist on stage, with no script and let them loose on a topic? That's the recipe for an augmented lecture - a concept born out of the Jet Propulsion Theatre project. This week, join Amanda and Jet Propulsion Theatre Director Andrea Brunello, as they explore how this innovative format can make lectures more evocative, thought-provoking and even trust-inducing. Jet Propulsion Theatre: https://www.jetpropulsiontheatre.org/ The Curious Project:...

Duration:00:41:50

Women in STEM and Being the Face of Your Own Brand with Alice Gray

3/21/2021
This week Chris chats to Alice Gray, the brain behind the Mindful of Science blog and Gray Matter youtube channel. Alice talks about her passion for promoting women in STEM and the challenges she has faced building her own science communication platforms as well as the personal challenge of staying creative (and sane) during lockdown. Mindful of Science: http://www.mindfulofscience.org/ Gray Matter Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOTHuvig3KwvKDAjksnkhHw Inside the petri...

Duration:00:54:30

Maths Tattoos, the Infodemic and the Naked Mathematician with Tom Crawford

3/15/2021
In this week’s episode, Scarlett chats with Dr. Tom Crawford – a Mathematician, YouTuber and Teacher, known as TomRocksMaths on social media. They explore the stories behind Tom’s maths tattoos and his comedic Naked Mathematician persona and dissect the term ‘infodemic’. This is the second instalment of a two-part series on communicating maths in the modern world. Tom’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomRocksMaths/videos The Tom Rocks Maths website:...

Duration:00:26:44

Football, Black Holes and Maths with Tom Crawford

3/8/2021
In this week’s episode, Scarlett catches up with Dr. Tom Crawford – a Mathematician, YouTuber and Teacher, known as TomRocksMaths on social media. They explore maths on the football pitch. the philosophy of maths and the science of black holes. This is part one of a two-part mini-series on communicating maths in the modern world. Stay tuned for more. Tom’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomRocksMaths/videos The Tom Rocks Maths website: https://tomrocksmaths.com/ Teddy Rocks...

Duration:00:59:22

Multi-sensory Engagement with Fergus McAuliffe

3/1/2021
This week Amanda talks to Dr Fergus McAuliffe about his diverse career in science communication. Starting with his success winning the international FameLab competition, we explore what makes an impactful talk. Fergus then tells us about some of the exciting science and arts projects he's done as part of iCrag science centre. From poetry about 'bog bodies', to geological sculptures, to choir music inspired from geoscience! Finally, we learn from his tv and radio work how to target different...

Duration:00:39:57

Science Interviews with Jonathan McCrea

2/22/2021
This week we are joined by Jonathan McCrea, the multi-award winning broadcaster and host of Newstalk’s flagship science programme, Futureproof. Jonathan shares stories about his journey into science communication as well as hints about how to get the best out of your interviews. Chris and Jonathan talk about their love of podcasts and radio and Jonathan gives us a sneak preview of SCI:COM, a virtual science communication conference happening 9-10 March. Futureproof:...

Duration:00:57:38

Trust in Science with Paige Jarreau

2/8/2021
In this week’s episode, Scarlett chats to Dr. Paige Jarreau, Co-Founder of the science and art platform Lifeology and Vice President of science communication at LifeOmic, the precision healthcare software company. They discuss the perception of scientists as being competent but lacking in warmth, the disappearance of the trained science journalist and the ways in which information can be lost in translation from the lab bench to the newspaper article. For more from Dr. Paige Jarreau, click...

Duration:00:39:16

Playful Discovery with Melanie Stegman

2/1/2021
Join Chris Styles in his first SciComm Stories interview! This week Chris is talking with Dr Melanie Stegman. While working in a Tuberculosis research laboratory as a biochemist, Melanie was also dreaming of finding new ways to connect people with the wonders of biochemistry. She realised there was a link between science and solving puzzles, such as the similarity between discovering answers within science and finding the right path in the adventure video games she enjoyed as a child. This...

Duration:00:45:45

Environmental Education and Activism with Incredible Oceans

1/24/2021
We're back for season three! And kicking off the new year thinking about environmental activism and how we can reach those who normally don't listen. This is something the team at Incredible Oceans have really focused on, embedding social science into their engagement and training. We speak to the Director Ian Rowlands and Science and Education lead Russell Arnott about how we as science communicators can put this into practice, as well as hearing about some of their fantastic science and...

Duration:00:46:17

Season Three Trailer

10/28/2020
Get a sneak preview of season three as our hosts Amanda and Scarlett chat about their upcoming episodes - plus a bonus guest!

Duration:00:12:26

Science Events Programming with Hana Ayoob

8/24/2020
In this week’s episode, we chat to freelance Producer, Trainer and Science Illustrator Hana Ayoob about how the events industry is adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic. Hana talks to us about her work with the Cheltenham Science Festival and The Talent Factory and what we can learn from the digitisation of events. We explore the benefits of going online to accessibility and flexibility of events programming. Hana’s website: https://www.hanaayoob.co.uk/ Cheltenham Science Festival:...

Duration:00:38:47

Social Justice with Lewis Hou

8/17/2020
This week we talk to the brilliant director of Science Ceilidh, Lewis Hou. Science Ceilidh started out engaging rural communities with science through traditional Scottish dance. But the term 'Ceilidh' is associated with much more than dancing and similarly, Lewis and his team have expanded their activities into all areas of engagement under the banner of 'social justice'. In this episode we explore what social justice means and how we can embed this into our science communication...

Duration:00:32:21

Sci Comm Monetisation with Simon Clark

8/10/2020
In this week’s episode, we chat to the wonderful Simon Clark, known in the world of YouTube for his channel SimonOxfPhys, where he posts regular videos on climate physics, his PhD journey and exploring popular physics questions! Tune in to listen to us chat about the creative power of collaboration, storytelling in science, keeping humanity at the core of your content and the importance of accountability in building public trust in science! Simon’s YouTube channel and latest video:...

Duration:00:41:01

Playful Science with Jon Spooner

8/3/2020
This week we chat to artist and Director of Human Space Flight Operations for the Unlimited Space Agency; Jon Spooner. After dabbling in various science and arts projects, Jon found a way to ‘hack himself into space’, backed by a mixture of scientists, astronauts, and members of the public. This has spiralled into some fantastic immersive projects, theatre shows, escape rooms and interactive missions, all led by the Unlimited Space Agency. Through his anecdotes we explore the importance of...

Duration:00:32:39

Engagement Spaces with Priya Pallan

7/27/2020
This week we chat to the fantastic Priya Pallan about her work engaging the local community with Imperial College London's new White City campus. Priya has a wealth of experience in building mutually beneficial relationships with the wider public. In this episode, we hear some great tips on how to move from tick-box engagement to having real, long-term impact and the power of coffee conversations! Imperial's White City Community Website:...

Duration:00:30:19

Co-Design with Wyn Griffiths

7/20/2020
This week we're back and kicking things off with a chat to the fantastic Wyn Griffiths. Wyn is the co-director of the award-winning science festival SMASHfestUK, which is known as an outstanding example of how community engagement can be done. We talk to Wyn about how a 'co-design methodology' allows this festival to embed itself in underserved communities and achieve broader reach, as well as exploring some of the ins and outs of planning a science festival. SMASHfestUK website:...

Duration:00:40:09

Maths Engagement with Katie Steckles - Part 2

7/6/2020
Join us for the second part of our interview with maths engagement professional Katie Steckles as we move onto her school activities, her television work and how she's dealing with moving maths engagement online! Katies website: http://www.katiesteckles.co.uk/ The Aperiodical: aperiodical.com Mathematical Objects podcast: aperiodical.com/category/main/podcasts/mathematical-objects/ Talking Maths in Public: talkingmathsinpublic.uk Talking Maths in Lockdown events:...

Duration:00:39:37

Maths Engagement with Katie Steckles - Part 1

6/29/2020
This week we share the first part of our interview with the fantastic Katie Steckles. From Rubik's thumb, to maths busking, to taking maths down the pub with MathsJam. Tune in for engagement tips and some great outreach anecdotes! Katies website: http://www.katiesteckles.co.uk/ The Aperiodical: aperiodical.com Mathematical Objects podcast: aperiodical.com/category/main/podcasts/mathematical-objects/ Talking Maths in Public: talkingmathsinpublic.uk Talking Maths in Lockdown events:...

Duration:00:33:39

Science on Tour with the STEM Response Team

6/22/2020
This week we chat to the award-winning STEM Response Team (Dr Martin Khechara, Ellesse Janda, Phoebe Hinton-Sheley and Heather Angell) from the University of Wolverhampton about their mission to make science accessible to local communities and underprivileged parts of the country. With bitesize workshops, theatre shows and STEM-themed Christmas pantomimes, the team enhances the curriculum, bringing a sprinkle of comedy to science. We hear all about inspiring young people to embrace science...

Duration:00:42:08