75 episodes

A podcast about the culture of being a scientist. Winner: Best Interview Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2017. Dr Stuart Higgins talks to scientists, science communicators, journalists and comedians to find out what it means to be a scientist.

Scientists not the Science Stuart Higgins

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A podcast about the culture of being a scientist. Winner: Best Interview Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2017. Dr Stuart Higgins talks to scientists, science communicators, journalists and comedians to find out what it means to be a scientist.

    Happy (Belated) Birthday (Part 2)

    Happy (Belated) Birthday (Part 2)

    Continuing conversation with Professor Chris Jackson, talking about what I might change in academia, given the power.

    Full show notes: https://scinotsci.com

    • 26 min
    Happy (Belated) Birthday (Part 1)

    Happy (Belated) Birthday (Part 1)

    February 3rd 2020 marked the fifth anniversary of Scientists not the Science. So for fun, Professor Chris Jackson interviews me and we get discuss a little of my background and our views and thoughts about academia.

    Full show notes: https://scinotsci.com

    • 22 min
    Understanding Scientists is Key for Science

    Understanding Scientists is Key for Science

    Reflecting on what I’ve learnt from five years of interviews for Scientists not the Science. Find a link to the original published article in the show notes.

    Full show notes: https://scinotsci.com

    • 8 min
    Aspiring to be a Scientist

    Aspiring to be a Scientist

    What influences young people’s aspirations to work in science and science-related careers? This episode talks to the team behind the ASPIRES project, a longitudinal project studying this topic.

    Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

    • 26 min
    Highlights from Season Four

    Highlights from Season Four

    Compilation episode featuring some of the best bits from season four of Scientists not the Science, ahead of the beginning of season five.

    Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

    • 23 min
    Notes from a Mental Health Workshop (Bonus Episode)

    Notes from a Mental Health Workshop (Bonus Episode)

    Notes from a recent workshop on academic mental health, organized by the UK Chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association.

    Full show notes: https://scinotsci.com

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

jessjess1988 ,

Sensitive and Serious!

This is a wonderful podcast - a joy to hear the stories of scientists and their adventures. Whilst I struggle through the first step in my career as an independent researcher, it is really inspiring to hear the careers and experiences of others.

Cambozola-) ,

Interesting conversations

It is a fascinating podcast, though not exclusively on academia, most interviews are with people who are in or very closely associated with it. Well produced.

Theo Keane ,

A great perspective

As someone who has just recently a post-doc, I have found the interviews on the show really informative. Stuart managed to tease out a lot of useful details from people and it's nice to hear the about the human side of fellow researchers - both the ups and the downs!

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