The only way for research to change the world is if the world knows and cares about it. In This Study Shows, our new podcast, we explore how to connect research with emotions and experiences, transforming the way science is shared.
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Hosted by the brilliant Danielle George and Mary-Ann Ochota, each of our six episodes asks the tough science communication questions: how? why? and so what?
The journey to change someone's mind is a long and winding road. It takes passion, resilience, and hope, as we learn from Juliana Chan, founder of Asian Scientist Magazine, Per Espen Stoknes, author of What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming, and James Honeyborne, producer of Blue Planet.
Vulnerability gives us power. Sharing science openly while embracing failure and critique is what makes research strong. Listen to what Rackeb Tasfeye, founder of Broad Science, Chris Banks, Director of Library Service at Imperial College London, and Kathryn Sharples, Senior Open Access Director at Wiley, have to say.
Can laughter and research go hand in hand? Are creativity and imagination central to helping the public understand research? Dominic Walliman, author of Professor Astro Cat, Sophie Scott, neuroscientist and stand up comic, and Sathyaraj Venkatesan, a contributor to Graphic Medicine, are here to say yes.
You're standing in the wings, waiting to take the stage and share your story and your research with the world. Are you scared? After talking with Liz Neeley, Executive Director of the Story Collider, Kat Kerlin, press officer at UC Davis, and Irene Robles, creator of PubHD, we think that fear will turn into excitement.
Our hypothesis: when people have the chance to participate in research, they understand it better and trust it more. Do the secrets to a more engaged public lie with Kolbi Brown, of the NIH's All of Us program, or Els Baeten, a citizen scientist at Galaxy Zoo, or with Sarah McAnulty, the founder of Skype a Scientist?
We've all had those frustrating conversations about whether or not the facts are the facts. Whether arguing over evidence feels like an interrogation or makes you feel like screaming into a pillow, our guests Naomi Oreskes, author of Why Trust Science, Rick Potts, Director of the Smithsonian's Human Origins Program, and Jim Hilbert, of the Expert Witness Training Academy, have tips to help you win over your critics.
We explore how empathy and trust can lead to more effective science communication during the COVID-19 outbreak. When science communication has a direct impact on our health and well-being, how can we make sure it has an impact?
If “facts are facts,” why don’t they hold up against skepticism or doubt? Maybe because we need to find the emotional truth inside all of that data. Featuring Mona Chalabi, a data editor from the Guardian US, Tali Sharot, a neuroscientist from University College London, and David A. Kirby, a science communication professor from California Polytechnic State University.
I do not think that word means what you think it means! When there’s a gap between what we mean and what is understood, it’s time to think about the words we’re using. Featuring Dr. Martin Glynn, a criminologist from Birmingham City University, Dr. Sophie Arthur, a science communicator and blogger behind Soph Talks Science, and Theo Sanderson, the inventor of the Up-Goer Five Text Editor and a geneticist at The Francis Crick Institute.
Ideas are the “once upon a time” of the research process. If we think of research as a story, and scientists as the heroes, will we be able to build trust? Featuring Cailin O’Connor, a philosopher of science from the University of California – Irvine, Dr. Friederike Hendriks, a science communication researcher from the University of Muenster, and Will Storr, author of The Science of Storytelling.
You never know who will ask the question that inspires the next great discovery. Research can help solve big problems, and there’s no way to do it but together. Featuring Rhiannon Morris from Unique Scientists, Stephanie Dolrenry from Lion Guardians, and Stephan Lewandowsky from the University of Bristol.
Governments, publishers, and the public, oh my! We’re on a winding road of impact, and if we want research to influence real-world change, we’ve got to find friends along the way. Featuring Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science and Sport, Jay Flynn, Chief Product Officer from Wiley, and Valorie Aquino, an anthropologist and co-Chair of the March for Science.
After all these episodes, I hope so. But when you’re trying to do a million things, sharing your story can fall to the bottom of the heap. Featuring Henry Dick, a geophysicist from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Jennifer Cutraro, the founder of Science Storytellers, and Mike Morrison, a psychology Ph.D. candidate from the University of Oxford.