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Scientists have a bit of a reputation as a "straight man", dry humour, poor people skills, and very serious. But not every scientist is a straight man! Through SciCurious, get to know the queerer side of science, as I interview LGBTQ+ researches in STEM, and highlight the work they do in advancing science. I'm your host, Dr. Brynley Pearlstone, and I'm a triple threat; I'm a gay man, I have a Ph.D in Astrophysics, and now, I'm a podcaster! Join me each month as I talk with LGBTQ+ people in STEM, and get to know the queerer side of science!

Scientists have a bit of a reputation as a "straight man", dry humour, poor people skills, and very serious. But not every scientist is a straight man! Through SciCurious, get to know the queerer side of science, as I interview LGBTQ+ researches in STEM, and highlight the work they do in advancing science. I'm your host, Dr. Brynley Pearlstone, and I'm a triple threat; I'm a gay man, I have a Ph.D in Astrophysics, and now, I'm a podcaster! Join me each month as I talk with LGBTQ+ people in STEM, and get to know the queerer side of science!
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Scientists have a bit of a reputation as a "straight man", dry humour, poor people skills, and very serious. But not every scientist is a straight man! Through SciCurious, get to know the queerer side of science, as I interview LGBTQ+ researches in STEM, and highlight the work they do in advancing science. I'm your host, Dr. Brynley Pearlstone, and I'm a triple threat; I'm a gay man, I have a Ph.D in Astrophysics, and now, I'm a podcaster! Join me each month as I talk with LGBTQ+ people in STEM, and get to know the queerer side of science!

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Episodes

6. Alex Blanchard

8/30/2019
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In this final episode of the 6 part series talking with LGBT physicists, I chat to the brand new, green-as-they-come Ph.D student, Alex Blanchard. I met Alex a years ago at a Glasgow Frontrunners social. He's a real delight - always smiling, talented musically, and a hard working physicist working in optics. A few notes on this week's content from Alex: "A Quantum Cascade Laser works by having numerous quantum wells with an applied electric field, which tilts them energetically. The...

Duration:00:38:31

SciCurious: Live!

6/28/2019
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This year during the Glasgow Science Festival, we put on the very first SciCurious: Live! Listen to our panel discussion around visibility in STEM, and follow our panelists! Jon Orgill (Instagram) Emily Nordmann (Twitter) Martin Hendry (Twitter) Lawrence Chaney (Instagram, Twitter) Check out the Humans of LIGO blog here. During the discussion we mention the LGBT physical sciences climate survey. Read the report here. Follow SciCurious on: TwitterInstagramFacebookAdd me on Pokemon...

Duration:00:50:23

4. Ben Shaw

5/30/2019
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Last month, I took a very warm bus journey down to Manchester to have a chat with the brilliant Dr. Ben Shaw. We headed to the Jodcast recording studio, where he told me all about pulsars, glitches and living on a narrowboat part time! Huge congratulations to Ben and James, who today tied the knot after 14 years together! If you want more out of Ben you can: @radioquietJodcastSupport the Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital You can get more from me, and from SciCurious: Get tickets for...

Duration:01:02:18

3. James Claverley!

5/6/2019
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This month, I'm chatting with Dr. James Claverley! James is a "scientist at heart" based at the National Physical Laboratory. He now puts skills learned working in metrology (the study of measurements) to good use in the offices of NPL. James is also on the IOP's Diversity committee. He's been working on a report from last year's LGBT+ physical sciences climate survey. In this episode, we talk about the importance of redefining the kilogram, queer STEM heroes, and James teases some of the...

Duration:00:50:29

Update: SciCurious: Live!

4/24/2019
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I’m interrupting your podcast feed for a very special announcement! SciCurious is going LIVE! That’s right, in accordance with podcasting tradition, we’re making a live episode, in association with the Glasgow Science Festival! The live show will be a little different from the regularly scheduled programming. I’m putting together a light hearted panel discussion around the topic of “Visibility at work and in academia”. We’ve got four fantastic panellists lined up for you, first, two LGBT...

Duration:00:01:59

Ashley Spindler

4/6/2019
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Welcome back to SciCurious! Back in February, I called up Ashley Spindler for a chat. Ashley is a very busy person, and she wouldn't have it any other way. Besides working on machine learning for galaxy identification, she's using generalised methods, meaning that her work can find all sorts of anomalies in all kinds of data! Besides that, she's a twitch streamer, aspiring novelist, and amateur model! A note from Ashley: I made a slight mistake in described the timescales that different...

Duration:00:51:44

Aidan Robson

4/3/2019
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Welcome to the very first episode of SciCurious! In February, I popped into the University of Glasgow to sit down and chat with Aidan Robson. Aidan has lots going on, he's Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Glasgow, the spokesperson for the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) at CERN, and much more! In this episode, we talk about Aidan's career so far, his roles in CERN, and what CLIC can do for particle physics! We also touch on being an out gay man in academia, and being a part...

Duration:00:40:22

Trailer!

3/19/2019
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Introducing to you: SciCurious! Scientists have a bit of a reputation of being a "straight man", dry humour, poor interpersonal skills, and not so fun at parties. But that isn't always true, by which I mean that not every scientist is a straight man! SciCurious is a series of interviews with the sharpest queerest minds in STEM. I'm your host, Dr. Brynley Pearsltone, and I'm a triple threat; I'm a gay man, I have a Ph.D in astrophysics, and now, I'm a podcaster! Join me each month for a...

Duration:00:02:46