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Scientists not the Science

A podcast about the culture of being a scientist. Winner: Best Interview Podcast at the British Podcast Awards. Dr Stuart Higgins talks to scientists, science communicators, journalists and comedians to find out what it means to be a scientist.
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Aug 10, 2016

What is the imposter syndrome and how does it affect academics? In this final episode I explore the phenomenon, how it manifests in academics, some of the reasons why it might occur, and strategies to deal with it.

 

Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Jul 25, 2016

Stuart Goldsmith is a stand-up comedian and host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast. We compare the industries of science and comedy to see if there are any parallels.

 

Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Jul 19, 2016

Bonus episode: part of a series of short interviews recorded with Cavendish Inspiring Women, a group promoting the visibility of women working in science.

 

For more profiles visit: http://cavinspiringwomen.com

Jul 11, 2016

Dr Shelda Debowski is a Senior Consultant in Higher Education Development, working with academics to help them to achieve their goals. We talk about the challenges facing the modern academic.

 

Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Jun 25, 2016

Dr Joy Warde is the Postdoc Staff Coordinator at the University of Cambridge. We talk about what a postdoc is and the challenges researchers face in developing their careers.

 

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May 4, 2016

Dr Emma Chapman is an astrophysicist and a mum. We talk about what it’s like to juggle doing a PhD and a postdoc with having a child, and the barriers faced by academic parents.

 

Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Apr 18, 2016

Professor Dame Athene Donald is a physicist at the University of Cambridge and advocate for women in science. We talk about the challenges women face, the impact of social media, and experiences from her career.

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Apr 5, 2016

Helen Arney is a songwriter, comedian, and one third of the science-comedy trio Festival of the Spoken Nerd. We talk about how despite running away from science, it came back to find her.

 

Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Mar 21, 2016

Professor Athene Donald, Professor Michelle Ryan, Dr Tom Stafford, and Jessica Wade discuss success, stereotypes and science, and their impact on women in science.

 

Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

 

CiW website: http://cavinspiringwomen.com

Mar 21, 2016

Professor Athene Donald, Professor Michelle Ryan, Dr Tom Stafford, and Jessica Wade discuss success, stereotypes and science, and their impact on women in science.

 

Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

 

CiW website: http://cavinspiringwomen.com

Mar 21, 2016

Professor Athene Donald, Professor Michelle Ryan, Dr Tom Stafford, and Jessica Wade discuss success, stereotypes and science, and their impact on women in science.

 

Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

 

CiW website: http://cavinspiringwomen.com

Mar 7, 2016

Gareth Mitchell is both a lecturer in science communication at Imperial College London and also a journalist at the BBC. In part 2 of this interview we talk about Gareth’s route from electrical and electronic engineering into broadcasting.

Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Feb 22, 2016

Gareth Mitchell is a lecturer in science communication at Imperial College London and a BBC journalist. In part 1 we talk about how scientists end up on the radio, and Gareth’s reflections on the science industry.

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Feb 16, 2016

There are many ways scientists connect with outside world. This episode looks at three different types of public engagement: directly to schools, at public festivals, and in the pub. 

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Feb 2, 2016

English is the language of science, but for most people it’s not their native language. What’s it like working in science and academia, in a foreign language?

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Jan 19, 2016

Compilation episode featuring my favourite responses and anecdotes from season one of Scientists not the Science, and a taste of what’s to come in season two.

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