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Beer fuelled science talk, with scientists. A new hot topic each episode.
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    What if we kept a 0.05% blood alcohol concentration?

    What if we kept a 0.05% blood alcohol concentration?

    What would be the short and long term effects of maintaining a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05%? This question was inspired by the Oscar-winning Danish film, Druk.
    To answer this and more alcohol related questions is Dr Aleksander Krag. Dr Krag is Professor and senior consultant of Hepatology and Director of Odense Liver Research Centre at SDU and Odense University Hospital (OUH). He is also a Chair of Heath Science and the Danish Institute for Advanced Study.
    Read more about his research into liver disease.
    This podcast is hosted by Michael Magee.
    Follow us and get in touch.
    Twitter: @Science_Beers, @AleksanderKrag, @DanishIAS
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    Email: scienceandbeers@gmail.com
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    This season of the podcast is made with the support from the Danish Institute for Advanced Study.

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    • 21 min
    Marine Ecology

    Marine Ecology

    How thick is the sea ice at the North Pole? What is it like to scuba dive in leopard seal hunting grounds? And what does a marine biologist think of the Seaspiracy documentary?
    Our guest, Dr Karl Attard answers these questions and more. Karl's research interests include the productivity of coastal waters and the factors that drive fundamental ecosystem processes such as primary production and respiration. Seafloor habitats are a key focus of his work, as they represent hotspots of biodiversity and productivity within the ocean but yet remain poorly studied. His research has taken him on 30 expeditions including the Arctic and Antarctic.
    Karl is Assistant Professor in the NordCEE group of the Biology Department at the University of Southern Denmark, where he is also a Fellow at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study.
    Read more about his work here.
    Further reading into the SLAPP lawsuits Karl mentions in the podcast.
    Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights
    Sustainable seafood guide
    This podcast is hosted by Michael Magee.
    Follow us and get in touch.
    Twitter: @Science_Beers, @KMAttard, @DanishIAS
    Facebook: @Scienceandbeers, @DanishIAS
    Email: scienceandbeers@gmail.com
    www.scienceandbeers.com/podcast
    This season of the podcast is made with the support from the Danish Institute for Advanced Study.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Byzantine Literature

    Byzantine Literature

    How was literature enjoyed during the Byzantine Empire? How were emotions portrayed / made sense of in Byzantium? And what is it like to read autobiographical text from 1000 years ago? Assistant Professor Aglae Pizzone from the Danish Institute for Advanced Study and the Centre of Medieval Studies at the University of Southern Denmark joins podcast host, Michael Magee for a chat about life and literature in Byzantium.
    Aglae Pizzone is a Byzantinist with a training in classics. In her research she focuses on cultural history and history of the ideas. She has worked on conceptualizations of fiction and imagination from Graeco-Roman to Medieval times as well as on the history of emotions in Byzantium.
    Read more about Aglae's work at bit.ly/3te2Fsu or https://danish-ias.dk/people/aglae-pizzone-danish-ias/
    This podcast is supported by DIAS. Follow us on Twitter @DanishIAS or @Science_Beers
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Write your future

    Write your future

    I'm joined by Assitant Professor Bryan Yazell and Professor Christine Stabell Benn from the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS). They come from two different research areas. Christine's work has shown how vaccines and vitamins affect the immune system in a much more general way than previously thought. Bryan investigates the way literature stages, reflects on, or otherwise intervenes in public debates about migratory populations.
    Together they came up with an idea to inspire people to imagine their future through literature. In this episode, Bryan and Christine talk about their short story competition, "write your future" and they share some insights into their own areas of expertise.
    The competition (for students at the University of Southern Denmark) https://www.sdu.dk/en/forskning/forskningsformidling/citizenscience/write+your+future
    Learn more about Bryans work at bit.ly/ProfYazell
    See Christine's TEDx talk bit.ly/ProfBenn
    Twitter tags:
    @Science_Beers
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    @bgyazell
    @StabellBenn
    Please like, subscribe and tell a friend about the podcast. www.scienceandbeers.com
    Cheers to Science!

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Economic History of Denmark

    The Economic History of Denmark

    Paul Sharp is professor of business and economics at the Historical Economics and Development Group (HEDG) at the University of Southern Denmark. He is a senior fellow at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study. Paul is recognised as a leading authority on Danish economic history. In this episode, Paul shares his knowledge of how new technology and ways of thinking took Denmark from being one of the poorest countries in Europe 300 years ago, to being one of the richest today. His insights can be found in more detail in his book, A Land of Milk and Butter: How Elites Created the Modern Danish Dairy Industry (with Markus Lampe).
    Read more about his research at https://danish-ias.dk/people/paul-richard-sharp-danish-ias/
    This episode was recorded on March 17th 2021, so Paul and I drank some Guinness and Kilkenny to celebrate St. Patrick's day. Please like, subscribe and recommend the podcast to a friend.
    Cheers to Science,
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    Twitter @science_beers, @SDUeconhist, @DanishIAS


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    • 57 min
    Synaptic Science Solutions: From a new brain disease to Covid19

    Synaptic Science Solutions: From a new brain disease to Covid19

    Dr Eivind Segtnan is part of the team behind Synaptic Science Solutions. During his PhD, Eivind worked towards the development of a method to test for brain diaschisis - where damage to an area of the brain effects other regions of the brain. Eivind also is part of a team that developed an app and an Artificial Intelligence that can help mass test for Covid19.
    This episode is divided into two parts, the first 30 minutes is on brain diaschisis and the second half is on the Covid19 app. It was recorded live in front of an audience.
    More info can be found at https://www.synaptic.one/
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My new favourite podcast!

Awesome new podcast! It’s like sitting in a bar with super knowledgeable friends and chatting away on interesting actual topics on science, culture or society.

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Relaxed and informative

I’ve listened to a lot of science podcasts - they’re either rambly or packed full of facts. I enjoy the conversational approach to science in this one. Best is to listen on Friday afternoons with a glass of IPA 👩🏻‍🔬🍺

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