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When Science Speaks is a web series profiling innovative and interesting people working in science and technical fields - from academia, to industry, to the non-profit world. Mark and his guests explore: how to be a powerhouse advocate for science and your research; how to advance your career in meaningful ways that make you happy; how to push back on the assault on science; and other related issues of interest happening in the world. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app or podcast player.

When Science Speaks is a web series profiling innovative and interesting people working in science and technical fields - from academia, to industry, to the non-profit world. Mark and his guests explore: how to be a powerhouse advocate for science and your research; how to advance your career in meaningful ways that make you happy; how to push back on the assault on science; and other related issues of interest happening in the world. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app or podcast player.

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When Science Speaks is a web series profiling innovative and interesting people working in science and technical fields - from academia, to industry, to the non-profit world. Mark and his guests explore: how to be a powerhouse advocate for science and your research; how to advance your career in meaningful ways that make you happy; how to push back on the assault on science; and other related issues of interest happening in the world. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app or podcast player.

Language:

English


Episodes

An Inside Look at Science Policy at the Federal and State Level with Donna Gerardi Riordan

5/20/2022
This week's episode features Donna Gerardi Riordan, a nonprofit leader and innovator with more than three decades of experience bridging the gap between science and policy at the national and state levels. Donna’s most recent role is as Executive Director of the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS). She previously served in similar roles in California at the California Council on Science & Technology, where she was the co-architect of the first state-level Science & Technology...

Duration:00:26:42

The Career Benefits of Becoming a Strong Science Communicator

5/12/2022
On this week's episode, I speak with Martin Zaumanis, Ph.D., a scientist-project manager at Empa, an interdisciplinary research institute in Zurich, Switzerland that conducts cutting-edge materials and technology research. In Martins’ research, he strives to bring sustainability to the core of road construction - studying asphalt recycling, the use of waste materials in road construction and application warm mix asphalt technologies. Martins has research experience in four countries. Since...

Duration:00:24:29

Effective, Memorable Communication with New York Times Best-Selling Author Michael Port

5/6/2022
This week's guest is Michael Port, best-selling author, actor, and co-founder of Heroic Public Speaking. We discuss a range of communidation and career topics, such as: - How to effectively manage transitions in your professional life - As an author, actor, and professional speaker, the weaknesses Michael has noticed in public health communications about COVID - How to communicate complexity so even someone without any background in the topic can understand, enjoy, and remember the...

Duration:00:41:46

Effective Communication with Best-Selling Author Michael Port

5/5/2022
This week's guest is Michael Port, best-selling author, actor, and co-founder of Heroic Public Speaking. We discuss a range of communidation and career topics, such as: - How to effectively manage transitions in your professional life - As an author, actor, and professional speaker, the weaknesses Michael has noticed in public health communications about COVID - How to communicate complexity so even someone without any background in the topic can understand, enjoy, and remember the...

Duration:00:25:01

How to Excel in Leadership Roles Using Skilled Communication Strategies and Techniques with Gwen Action, Ph.D.

4/22/2022
On this week's episode, Gwen Acton, Ph.D. shares insights and stories from her long career in science, communication, and leadership, including: - How even short, encouraging recognition of excellent job performance can energize and motivate your team - Lessons about leadership she employed when she was an undergrad in college and serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Pennsylvanian - As a Biology major in college, in addition to being Editor-in-Chief, how her work in science informed...

Duration:00:39:11

Storytelling Across the World Using Visuals with Peter Barker

4/8/2022
In this week's episode, Peter Barker, director of Orinoco Communications, a digital communications and content creation agency that combines storytelling and strategy to give research the reach it deserves, discusses key topics of storytelling, including: How developing communications in the visual, aural, and text media are similar similar and different How his perspective and experience in one medium informs how he approaches the others Favorite stories from his own experience crafting...

Duration:00:26:19

Bringing World-Changing Initiatives to Life with Kumar Garg

4/1/2022
In this week's episode, Kumar Garg, Vice President, Partnerships at Schmidt Futures, discusses how to bring your science to life through crisp descriptions, engaging visuals, and related communication techniques. We discuss: - How Kumar's first job out of college (deputy communication manager on presidential candidate Howard Dean’s campaign in New Hampshire) taught him about the value and principles of strong communications - Lessons from Kumar's earlier experiences in communications that...

Duration:00:31:48

Scientists and Social Change with Kelly Ramirez, Ph.D.

3/24/2022
On this week's episode, guest Kelly Ramirez, Ph.D., co-founder of the 15,000-member international organization 500 Women Scientists, and I discuss a range of topics related to the group's social activism and priorities including: The motivation for creating 500 Women Scientists - and the intention behind the name The organization's mission and vision 500 Women Scientists' decentralized organizational model composed of local, grassroots chapters - or “pods” - acting with a great degree of...

Duration:00:26:11

How Connection Helps Make Us Happy and Effective at Work

3/11/2022
In this week's episode, Ryan Jenkins, co-author of the new book "Connectable" - which just was named the #7 bestselling book by The Wall Street Journal - discusses how the power of connection is vital for personal happiness and success at work. W We discuss: Some key themes and strategies readers can glean from “Connectable” How Ryan and co-author Steve Van Cohen define connection Why connection is so important in all dimensions of life How to connect with your own work - i.e., how to...

Duration:00:25:32

Special Episode: Why is a Former U.S. Senate Chief of Staff Hosting a Science Podcast?

2/25/2022
In this special episode, I talk about: - Why I started the podcast almost 4 years ago - The similarities between scientists and public policy professionals - How a Western Union telegram sparked my interest in public policy - The qualities scientists often possess - due to their work - that are transferable to a successful career in policymaking

Duration:00:11:30

Revitalizing Your Life, Accelerating Your Career with Jordan Harbinger

2/11/2022
In this week's episode, Jordan Harbinger, host of one of the most downloaded podcasts, the Jordan Harbinger Show, and developer of one of the leading self-development programs in the world, shares key insights on relationship-building, the value of social capital, and related topics, such as: The difference between “networking” and “relationship-building” What he means by “Digging the Well Before You’re Thirsty”, a principle in his relationship-building system, and how to do it...

Duration:00:30:16

On the Lookout for Success with Elaine Eisenman, Ph.D.

2/4/2022
In this week's episode, Elaine Eisenman, Ph.D., a seasoned independent Board member, senior executive, educator, and advisor to high growth companies, joins the show to talk about managing the seismic changes affecting work during the pandemic, productive mindsets she's put to use during the many transition points in her professional journey, and related topics such as: What drew her to focus on entrepreneurship and organizational psychology The fascinating transition points in her career...

Duration:00:31:06

Gen Z Focused Entrepreneurship with Alexandra Debow and Weilyn Chong

1/27/2022
On this week's episode, Alexandra Debow and Weilyn Chong, active, international entrepreneurs also pursuing their undergraduate studies, discuss a range of topics related to starting and nurturing new ventures, including: - Why they're so passionate about entrepreneurship - Skills and attributes they think are crucial for successful entrepreneurs - How they would recommend those interested in entreprepreneurship develop or sharpen these skills - Some of the hurdles they've...

Duration:00:26:14

Communicating about Climate Change with Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Ph.D.

1/20/2022
In this week's episode, Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Ph.D., Provost Professor of Public Policy, Psychology, and Behavioral Science at the University of Southern California, discusses messaging about climate change, her role as the lead author of a recent study from USC and the United Nations Foundation aimed at improving the public’s understanding of climate change, and related topics, including: - How scientists can become more attuned to how the general public perceives its use of scientific...

Duration:00:18:15

The Power of Connection with Tony Bacigalupo and Jillian Benbow

1/14/2022
In this week's episode, two veteran community builders, Tony Bacigalupo and Jillian Benbow, share their insights and practical tips for connecting with others and creating community, both IRL and online. We discuss a range of community-related topics, including: The focus and goals of Tony's and Jillian's new podcast called "The Community Experience", which is part of SPI Media from Pat Flynn As community-building experts, what attracts Tony and Jill to this type of work The show's...

Duration:00:26:39

How to Succeed in a Difficult Conversation with Jaime Cohen

12/16/2021
On this week's When Science Speaks podcast, I talk with Jaime Cohen, founder of The Right Words and an internationally-recognized speaker, communication coach, LinkedIn Learning author, and top LinkedIn creator, whose communication-focused content has amassed millions of views. We discuss how to strengthen communication skills to achieve your goals and related topics such as: Whether someone can be articulate but not a good communicator Common blindspots leaders experience when they...

Duration:00:39:13

How to Advance Your Career with Matt Yako, M.Ed.

12/10/2021
In this week's episode, Matt Yako, M.Ed., CEO and Founder of Inner Circle Career Coaching LLC shares his insights on a variety of topics related to finding your dream job, staying plugged into the job market even while you're in your current position, and more, including: - How Matt made a major career change while simultaneously finishing his Masters degree and starting a family and strategies he found helpful as he moved through this challenging period in his life With his own...

Duration:00:14:49

The Scientist and the Lawyer: Effectively Navigating Across Professional Cultures with Melanie Kitzan Ph.D., J.D.

12/3/2021
This week's episode features Melanie Kitzan, Ph.D., J.D., Associate General Counsel at Alpine Immune Sciences. We discuss issues related to similarities and differences in the way lawyers approach their work compared to scientists, how Melanie operates effectively across scientific and legal cultures, and related topics such as: How Melanie incorporates both the data aspects of decision making that are part of her responsibilities and also emotion, which is a key element of argument and...

Duration:00:23:41

Navigating Career Transitions Effectively with Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Ph.D.

11/19/2021
On this week's episode (link in comments), Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Ph.D. shares her mindset and approach to career advancement, including topics such as: - How she moved forward from being the first in her family to graduate college (and grad school), to her college experience and extended internship in industry, and then grad school where she earned her PhD - What Holly thinks were the key attributes or attitudes she had during this journey that made her successful and the greatest...

Duration:00:42:02

Commercializing Technology from Academia to the Marketplace with John Fraser

11/12/2021
In this week's episode, John Fraser, President of Burnside Development & Associates, discusses academic technology transfer commercialization and start-up formation and financing as well as related topics such as: - The economic impact of academic-licensed products and misconceptions - and even complete blind spots - many people have about university-based research - Common qualities or expertise successful founders have, and those traits that John's seen again and again that tend...

Duration:00:23:47