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PLOScast is a regular PLOS podcast dedicated to interviewing innovators and thought leaders on scholarly publishing developments, the future of academia and the changing experiences of scientists. Hosted by PLOS Staff Researcher Elizabeth Seiver, the show explores all things Open (science, access and peer review), including research tools, ideas for improving science communication and the realities of the academic job market. In short, this podcast is for scientists and those who love them.

Note: The PLOS Biology Podcasts that were created on this channel a few years ago, are still available to be listened to, shared and downloaded.

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PLOScast is a regular PLOS podcast dedicated to interviewing innovators and thought leaders on scholarly publishing developments, the future of academia and the changing experiences of scientists. Hosted by PLOS Staff Researcher Elizabeth Seiver, the show explores all things Open (science, access and peer review), including research tools, ideas for improving science communication and the realities of the academic job market. In short, this podcast is for scientists and those who love them.

Note: The PLOS Biology Podcasts that were created on this channel a few years ago, are still available to be listened to, shared and downloaded.

    Episode 27: Ivan Oransky on the Value of Tracking Retractions

    Episode 27: Ivan Oransky on the Value of Tracking Retractions

    Science is self-correcting in nature, but the mechanism for correcting the literature could be more transparent. In 2010, Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus recognized this transparency issue and launched the blog Retraction Watch to shed light on what happened with these retracted research articles. In this episode of PLOScast, Ivan and Elizabeth Seiver talk about Retraction Watch and how retractions can sometimes provide valuable insight into the scientific process.

    • 45 min
    Episode 26: ECRs reinvent science publishing: An interview with Jessica Polka

    Episode 26: ECRs reinvent science publishing: An interview with Jessica Polka

    Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are leading the way when it comes to challenging traditional approaches to scientific research and publishing, but achieving buy-in from senior investigators and peer scientists isn’t always easy. Jessica Polka would know, as an early career researcher (ECR) and the director of the ASAPbio initiative, her career is devoted to achieving and streamlining the use of preprints in biology.

    In episode 26 of PLOScast, I chat with Polka about preprints as a tool for science communication, as well as her career trajectory thus far and how she deals with feelings of imposter syndrome.

    • 27 min
    Episode 25: Exploring the World of Medical Research: An interview featuring Lauren Maggio

    Episode 25: Exploring the World of Medical Research: An interview featuring Lauren Maggio

    How do physicians access medical research at the point of care? Furthermore, how does the general public access and interpret this research, including the use of newspapers and Wikipedia? In this week’s PLOSCast, Elizabeth dives into these questions with Lauren Maggio, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

    • 35 min
    Episode 24: Check Your Stats: An interview featuring Michèle Nuijten

    Episode 24: Check Your Stats: An interview featuring Michèle Nuijten

    Good research should be replicable, but there are various issues that can impact reproducibility in science. In this PLOSCast, Elizabeth discusses some of these issues with Michèle Nuijten, a PhD Student at Tilburg University. Her research focuses on meta-science, covering topics such as replication, publication bias, statistical errors, and questionable research practices. She talks about the importance of checking statistics in psychology research, the impact that statistics have on replication, and some tools, like statcheck, that can be used to help with this work.

    For more information and related links, please see the blog post: http://blogs.plos.org/plospodcasts/2017/08/07/check-your-stats-an-interview-featuring-michele-nuijten/

    • 53 min

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An excellently written and produced podcast for scientists. I'm intrigued by the topics and learn something new every time I tune in.

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Solid science podcast

This podcast has a nice variety of topics and guests, great format and audio mixing, and excellent discussion on science and academia in general!

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Serious, in-depth discussions on science publishing, and communicating science.

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