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What do photographing a black hole, harnessing electric light, and containing a nuclear meltdown have in common? Teamwork. It’s time to bust the myth of the lone genius once and for all because the truth is, nothing gets done alone. Teamistry is a podcast that examines the chemistry that exists between people who team up to pull off what could only be done working together. Join host Gabriela Cowperthwaite as she turns her filmmaker's eye and documentarian’s search for the truth on these overlooked stories, discovering the unsung teams and their methods for doing incredible things. Teams that have a certain – Teamistry – about everything they do.

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What do photographing a black hole, harnessing electric light, and containing a nuclear meltdown have in common? Teamwork. It’s time to bust the myth of the lone genius once and for all because the truth is, nothing gets done alone. Teamistry is a podcast that examines the chemistry that exists between people who team up to pull off what could only be done working together. Join host Gabriela Cowperthwaite as she turns her filmmaker's eye and documentarian’s search for the truth on these overlooked stories, discovering the unsung teams and their methods for doing incredible things. Teams that have a certain – Teamistry – about everything they do.

    Photographing a Black Hole

    Photographing a Black Hole

    On April 10, 2019, the world saw what many thought was unseeable. An international group of astronomers and scientists — called The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration — photographed a Black Hole. But while this first-ever image of a glowing orange ring was splashed across the front pages, buried in the back was the amazing story of how the team actually did it. A story of the herculean scientific work and dicey political maneuvering required from the researchers and scientists that spanned countries, continents, and institutions. In the second episode of Teamistry, host Gabriela Cowperthwaite uncovers the story of a team separated by time zones but united by the collective quest for the greatest cosmic discovery of our times. Shep Doeleman, co-founder of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, tells the tale along with insights from team member and professor of theoretical astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam Sera Markoff. We also hear from Avery Broderick, a black hole astrophysicist at the University of Waterloo, Paul Ho, Director of the East Asia Observatory in Taiwan, and Emily Conover, Physics Writer with Science News.

    Teamistry is an original podcast from Atlassian. For more on the series, go to www.atlassian.com/podcast.

    • 26 min
    The Wizards of Menlo Park

    The Wizards of Menlo Park

    It's time to set the record straight: Thomas Edison's greatest achievement was not the lightbulb. In fact, he wasn't even the first to invent it. The unrecognized master stroke of Edison was he brought together some of the brightest minds to collaborate, exchange ideas, and work in creative ways to change the world as we knew it. In the first episode of Teamistry, host Gabriela Cowperthwaite journeys to late-19th century Menlo Park, where a team of unsung heroes is hard at work setting up an electricity grid that could light up a New York city block. There's a lot at stake: financial ruin, countless hours of labor, and Edison's very reputation. We hear from David Burkus, author of The Myths of Creativity and Jill Jonnes, author of Empires of Light. We also get the insights of Robert Friedel, University of Maryland history professor and coauthor of Edison's Electric Light, Kathleen Carlucci, Director of the Thomas Edison Center, and Paul Israel, Director of the Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University.

    Teamistry is an original podcast from Atlassian. For more on the series, go to www.atlassian.com/podcast.

    • 22 min
    This is Teamistry

    This is Teamistry

    Think about the stories that captivate you. Survival in the harshest places on earth. Courage in the face of death. Invention that changed the world. What do these stories have in common? The work of teams. Teamistry is a podcast that examines the chemistry that exists between people who team up to pull off what no one could ever do alone. It launches March 16.

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Customer Reviews

Thoughtful commentary ,

Loved the topics and thoughtful commentary!

A thoughtful and engaging perspective on teaming in various situations. Much needed given current events. Provides great insights on how teaming matters and makes a difference, especially during challenging times!

Hill Phellmuth ,

Wealth of information, black hole of actionable info

You’ll learn a lot about the fascinating pursuit of science, but merely learn that good groups have young people with a Ph.D. We need to hear more about the diplomatic pursuits involved in attaining the historic achievement and less about the achievement itself.

Tanya Haini ,

Excited to hear more!

Always a fan of podcasts that bust popular misconceptions - can't wait to hear new episodes!

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