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The science podcast that’s not about the science.

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The science podcast that’s not about the science.

    What Tech Calls Thinking with Adrian Daub

    What Tech Calls Thinking with Adrian Daub

    In this episode Gemma chats to Adrian Daub about his latest book What Tech Calls Thinking: An Inquiry into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon Valley.
    Adrian Daub is a professor of comparative literature and German studies at Stanford University, and the director of Stanford’s Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
    What Tech Calls Thinking (FSGO x Logic) @adriandaub

    • 45 min
    The Innovation Delusion with Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell

    The Innovation Delusion with Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell

    In this episode we chat to Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell authors of The Innovation Delusion (2020), where they take on 'innovation speak' and advocate for a greater focus on what keeps the world  going - maintenance. Interview starts ~20min mark.
    Lee Vinsel is a Professor ub the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech.
    Andrew Russell is a Professor of History and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
    The Innovation Delusion Lee Vinsel / @STS_News Andrew Russell  / @RussellProf The Maintainers @radicalscipod / @lawrenceyolland / @gemmamilne
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Scientists are workers too with Audra Wolfe

    Scientists are workers too with Audra Wolfe

    In this episode we chat to writer and science historian Audra Wolfe about organised labour, constructing a union for scientists, and the myth of apolitical science.
    Audra's writing has appeared in the Washington Post and The Atlantic. She is the author of Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science and the award winning Competing With the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America.
    Audra Wolfe @ColdWarScience Never Just Science newsletter audrajwolfe.com Freedom's Laboratory (JHU Press) Competing with the Soviets (JHU Press) The Great Google Revolt |  NYT Mag SciAm endorsement Nature endorsement @lawrenceyolland / @gemmamilne / @radicalscipod

    • 49 min
    Calling B******t with Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West

    Calling B******t with Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West

    In this episode we chat to Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West authors of Calling B******t: The Art of Scepticism in Data-Driven World.
    Carl Bergstrom is a theoretical and evolutionary biologist and Professor of Biology at the University of Washington.
    Jevin West is an Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, he also co-founded the DataLab and directs the Center for an Informed Public.
    Show notes:
    @CT_Bergstrom @jevinwest / jevinwest.org Calling B******t (Allen Lane - 2020) Calling B******t Course @lawrenceyolland / @gemmamilne / @radicalscipod

    • 52 min
    Burning the Books with Richard Ovenden

    Burning the Books with Richard Ovenden

    In this episode we chat to Richard Ovenden OBE, author of Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack!
    Richard is the Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford, and is the the 25th person to hold this post since its creation in 1600. 
    Burning the Books (2020) Richard's Twitter Richard's article in The Economist on preserving digital information

    • 59 min
    Rebel Cell with Kat Arney

    Rebel Cell with Kat Arney

    In this episode we chat to Kat Arney author of Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution and the Science of Life.
    *episode starts around the 12 minute mark.
    Rebel Cell Kat's Twitter Gemma's Moonshot article

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

isabelps1 ,

Amazing

Actually insightful content that will make you see the world in a new light

Bones key ,

Brilliant

Simply one of my favorite Podcasts. So many interesting guests - a must listen

JaJa M ,

Excellent first episode

Really interesting - I'm someone who started Uni as a passionate and enthusiastic science student and left as a bored and uninspired graduate. I've often found the communication of science to be 'stuffy' and I'm really looking forward to hearing more from Science:disrupt and the likes of Luke about how that can change - to bring people like me back to the discipline.

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