Ep33: Are Scientists Like Comedians? – Stuart Goldsmith

On first glance, being a scientist and a comedian are completely different things. Or are they? I put my case to Stuart Goldsmith, a stand-up comedian and host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast.

July 25, 2016

Ep32: A Matrix for Life – Kristi Anseth (Bonus Episode)

Professor Kristi Anseth is a Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

July 18, 2016

Ep31: How to Be a Strategic Academic – Shelda Debowski

After Dr Shelda Debowski finished her PhD, she began to realise that in order to be a successful academic, you need a strategy. A strategy that navigates the politics and reality of an often unstructured environment.

July 11, 2016

Ep30: What's a Postdoc? - Joy Warde

Postdocs power the research around the world. However, for postdocs the reality of being a scientist is years of jumping from contract to contract, trying to secure increasingly rare academic positions.

June 25, 2016

Ep29: Having a Family in Science – Emma Chapman

Establishing yourself as an academic is a challenging process. So what happens when you attempt to balance career and family, in an industry that is full of short fixed-term contracts?

May 4, 2016

Ep28: Women in Science – Athene Donald

Just 13% of the UK science, technology, engineering and mathematics workforce are women.

April 17, 2016

Ep27: Science Jokes – Helen Arney

You might think you can run away from science - but science will track you down. As it did in the case of Helen Arney - songwriter, comedian and one third of the comedy-science trio Festival of the Spoken Nerd.

April 5, 2016

Ep24-26: Success: is it all in the mind? (Bonus Episodes)

What do we mean by success? Is it all just in the mind? How do our own feelings and the biases of others affect us in the workplace? And how do these factors affect women working in science in particular?

March 21, 2016

Ep23: Scientists on the Radio (Part 2) - Gareth Mitchell

Before becoming a journalist and lecturer in science communication, Gareth Mitchell trained as an electrical engineer.

March 7, 2016

Ep22: Scientists on the Radio (Part 1) – Gareth Mitchell

How do scientists end up on the radio? If you’ve had a really good day in the lab, and your research has generated public interest, you might suddenly find the media knocking on your door. But then what?

February 22, 2016