19 episodes

Welcome to the Pint Of Science podcast. Every Monday, we meet scientists in pubs around the country to find out about their lives, their universe, and everything. From the love lives of fruit flies to the science behind the love lives of humans, the goings on deep within the Earth, and everything in between!

We are affiliated with Pint of Science 2019, the UK's (and probably the world's) largest sci-comm festival. Find out more at www.pintofscience.com.

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Welcome to the Pint Of Science podcast. Every Monday, we meet scientists in pubs around the country to find out about their lives, their universe, and everything. From the love lives of fruit flies to the science behind the love lives of humans, the goings on deep within the Earth, and everything in between!

We are affiliated with Pint of Science 2019, the UK's (and probably the world's) largest sci-comm festival. Find out more at www.pintofscience.com.

    Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 4: The gendered brain with Professor Gina Rippon

    Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 4: The gendered brain with Professor Gina Rippon

    Welcome to Episode four of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University.
    In this four episode series, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You know, the day to day stuff.
    If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to www.aston.ac.uk for more information.
    In episode 4, we’re meeting Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging Gina Rippon, from the School of Life & Health Sciences at Aston University.
    Among her work, Gina specialises in brain development and the idea of the ‘gendered brain’; that it’s predominantly society, rather than our biology, which determines how and why men and women behave differently.
    She’s spent much of her career looking at these differences through a scientific brain, and examining how everything from the toys we play with to the problems we solve in our lives lead our brains to slot us into the roles expected of us.
     

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    The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.
    This year, Pint of Science is going live online! We will be going digital on the evenings of 7-9th September with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events. 
    You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

    • 38 min
    Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 3: Stem cell technology with Dr Eric Hill

    Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 3: Stem cell technology with Dr Eric Hill

    Welcome to Episode three of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University.
    Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You know, the day to day stuff.
    If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to www.aston.ac.uk for more information.
    In this episode, we’re meeting Dr Eric Hill, senior lecturer and member of Aston University’s Biosciences Research Group.
    Eric does something pretty remarkable sounding on a day to day basis –he 3D prints brains. Not the whole thing, but his team uses very sensitive 3D printers and stem cell technology to implant neurons and other brain cells in order to create working models of parts of the brain, which they use to study the cause and effects of early onset Alzheimer’s and other terrible degenerative conditions. It’s an incredible technology which could have wide-reaching effects on diagnosis and scientific research.
    We’re also going to be talking about the incredible experience of growing your first beating heart cells in a dish, and the future of stem cell therapies and possible treatments for everything from epilepsy to heart failure in years to come.

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    The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.
    This year, Pint of Science is going live online! We will be going digital on the evenings of 7-9th September with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events. 
    You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

    • 36 min
    Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 2: The Psychology of allergies with Dr Rebecca Knibb

    Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 2: The Psychology of allergies with Dr Rebecca Knibb

    Welcome to Episode two of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University.
    Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You know, the day to day stuff.
    If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to www.aston.ac.uk for more information.
    In episode 2, we’re meeting Dr Rebecca Knibb, of Aston University’s School of Psychology.
    Rebecca researches the psychology of allergies, and looks at ways people who suffer with intolerances and other conditions such as asthma can life happier, more confident lives. It’s something which affects millions of people throughout the UK, and can make the most simple activities, like getting on a bus or buying a coffee, a daily ordeal.
    Rebecca’s work focusses on helping these people, and their families, as well as assisting in research into future therapies which could potentially save lives, as well as a huge amount of stress and anxiety.
    If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to aston.ac.uk for more information.

     
    Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple
    The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.
    This year, Pint of Science is going live online! We will be going digital on the evenings of 7-9th September with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events. 
    You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

    • 27 min
    Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 1: Antibiotic resistant diseases with Dr Jonathan Cox

    Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 1: Antibiotic resistant diseases with Dr Jonathan Cox

    Welcome to Episode one of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University.
    Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You know, the day to day stuff.
    If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to www.aston.ac.uk for more information.
    In episode 1, we're meeting a man whose leading the fight against bad bugs and some of the most destructive diseases we're fighting today. Dr Jonathan Cox is leader of the Mycobacterial Research Group at Aston University. He specialises in antibiotic resistant diseases such as Tuberculosis, or TB, and has dedicated his career to finding ways to defeat these hardy bugs. He's also a Pint of Science festival grandee to boot, so pull up a drink of your choice, and get ready for a Pint of Science with Dr Jonathan Cox.

    Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple
    The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.
    This year, Pint of Science is going live online! We will be going digital on the evenings of 7-9th September with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events. 
    You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

    • 41 min
    Pint of Science Podcast - Prof Jim Smith, Radiation and Environmental Scientist studying Chernobyl [Series 2 - Episode 2]

    Pint of Science Podcast - Prof Jim Smith, Radiation and Environmental Scientist studying Chernobyl [Series 2 - Episode 2]

    Series 2 Episode 3 sees Callam and Jim meet Professor Jim Smith, Environmental Scientist at the School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences at the University of Portsmouth.
     
    Jim started his career as a physicist, and has spent the last 30 years working in the Chernobyl disaster zone in Ukraine and Belarus. His work is somewhat unusual in combining physics and the science of radioactive decay, with environmental science and the effects of said radiation on wildlife populations.
    Jim's something of an expert on what happens to nature when humans are taken out of the picture - as they have been in the Chernobyl exclusion zone and, to an extent, in much of the rest of the world by the Covid-19 lockdown.
    Oh, and he's also developed Atomik Vodka, the first spirit made from wheat grown in the exclusion zone.
    The Pint of Science podcast meets scientists and science writers at a safe social distance around the UK (and the rest of the world) to find out about their lives, their universe, and everything.
    Series 2 sees us target more topical stories and discuss the science around them. Like what we do? Let us know using the hashtag #pintcast. And be sure to subscribe to us and rate us on your favourite podcasting platform!
    Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple
    The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.
    This year, Pint of Science is going live online! We will be going digital on the evenings of 7-9th September with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events. 
    You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

    • 38 min
    Pint of Science Podcast - Dr Paula Koelemeijer, Global Seismologist [Series 2 - Episode 2]

    Pint of Science Podcast - Dr Paula Koelemeijer, Global Seismologist [Series 2 - Episode 2]

    Series 2 Episode 2 sees Callam and Jim meet Dr Paula Koelemeijer, Global Seismologist and Royal Society University Research Fellow and Lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London. Paula studies the seismic activity of the Earth thousands of kilometres below the surface, but recent events much closer to home have had a surprising positive effect on her work.
    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and much of the world being in lockdown, Seismologists have been getting far clearer signals from within the Earth, because of less disruption from on top of it. Known as Anthropogenic Noise, the racket that humans make by working, travelling and moving around makes the work of those studying the Earth very difficult. With less noise comes significantly clearer signals - from which we can filter out the noise when it eventually returns.
    Oh, and we also talk about the earthquakes caused by Lionel Messi scoring, quakes on the Moon and Mars, using tremors to stop elephant poaching, and tracking the shakes caused by Rolling Stones concerts. It really is a wide conversation, this one!
    The Pint of Science podcast meets scientists and science writers at a safe social distance around the UK (and the rest of the world) to find out about their lives, their universe, and everything.
    Series 2 sees us target more topical stories and discuss the science around them. Like what we do? Let us know using the hashtag #pintcast. And be sure to subscribe to us and rate us on your favourite podcasting platform!
    Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple
    The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.
    You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Elbraze ,

Decent

Informative and funny, easy listen with good hosts, keep them coming lads!

PoS groupie ,

PoS podcasts

These podcasts are all utterly, utterly brilliant. Just when you think that the last one couldn’t be topped, they find something just as amazing the following week. Really hope this continues next year.

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Love this

I've enjoyed these events in my town for the past 2 years, and finding the podcast is just great. Saw Prof Black at an Off-The-Shelf event last year and she's hearwarming, compassionate and very professional. I highly recommend her book "All That Remains".

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