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A podcast exploring the intersection of science, society, and queerness. Intertwining personal interviews and audio storytelling, this podcast aims to challenge the current discourse of diversity in STEM to empower marginalized voices and think critically about the ways in which science is done. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/queerscience/support

Queer Science‪!‬ Queer Science!

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

A podcast exploring the intersection of science, society, and queerness. Intertwining personal interviews and audio storytelling, this podcast aims to challenge the current discourse of diversity in STEM to empower marginalized voices and think critically about the ways in which science is done. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/queerscience/support

    Reframing Science and Not-So-Scary Spiders

    Reframing Science and Not-So-Scary Spiders

    In our interview with Dr. Chris Hawn, ecologist, and professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, we learned about their work in public science, science communication, environmental justice, and the intersection of those topics in their project "Spidey Senser." We also discussed how their black, nonbinary identity shapes their view of science and society (note: listener discretion is advised).

    A transcript of this episode will be uploaded to our website at queerscience.show

    Follow us (Queer Science!) on:

    Twitter: queer_science

    Instagram: queer_sci

    Facebook: Queer Science

    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/queerscience

    Support us on:

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/queerscience

    GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/queer-science-podcast

    Things mentioned in this episode:

    Spidey Senser Project: https://scistarter.org/spidey-senser

    Paper on LGBTQ+ discrimination in academia: https://portlandpress.com/biochemist/article/42/3/16/225203/Navigating-LGBTQ-discrimination-in-academia-where


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    • 53 min
    Queer Ecology: When Nature Said "Gay Rights"

    Queer Ecology: When Nature Said "Gay Rights"

    In this episode of Queer Science! the co-hosts sit down with “The Queer Biologist,” a.k.a Ren Weinstock, for a chat about queer ecology, reproductive centrism, and those pesky gay penguins!

    Follow Ren on Instagram (thequeerbiologist)

    You can access a transcript of this episode here: https://www.queerscience.show/podcasts/7/queer-ecology-when-nature-said-gay-rights

    Follow us (Queer Science!) on:

    Twitter: queer_science

    Instagram: queer_sci

    Facebook: Queer Science

    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/queerscience

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    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/queerscience

    GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/queer-science-podcast

    Things mentioned in this episode:

    Quote at 5:00 minute mark in this episode:

    https://orionmagazine.org/article/how-to-queer-ecology-once-goose-at-a-time/

    Extensive Wikipedia list of homosexual behaviors found in nature:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals#Bottlenose_dolphins

    Incredible article synthesizing how academics have / should talk about same-sex behavior in nature: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/why-is-same-sex-sexual-behavior-so-common-in-animals/

    Queer Eco-Justice Project - Has an extensive reading list on queer ecology!: https://www.queerecoproject.org/


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    • 25 min
    We've Got an Ace (or Four) Up Our Sleeves!

    We've Got an Ace (or Four) Up Our Sleeves!

    In the first episode of the season, R and Bri welcome four ace scientists, Austin Lawrence, Kira McEntire, Kassandra Ford, and Mackenzie Carter, who share their stories of being ace within STEM and queer communities. In this panel-style episode, we talk more about the problems with equating arousal with sexual identity, and discuss the Split Attraction Model and how complex attraction really is!

    Follow Austin on Instagram (@humanaustinology), and Twitter (@Anthro_Austin).

    Follow Kira on Instagram (@kdmcentire) or Twitter (@ProfessorKira).

    Follow Kassandra on Instagram and Twitter (@kassthefish).

    Follow Mackenzie on Instagram (@squishyseathing).

    You can access a transcript of this episode here: https://www.queerscience.show/podcasts/6/weve-got-an-ace-or-four-up-our-sleeves

    Follow us (Queer Science!) on:

    Twitter: queer_science

    Instagram: queer_sci

    Facebook: Queer Science

    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/queerscience

    Support us on:

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/queerscience

    GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/queer-science-podcast

    Things mentioned in this episode:

    Arousal noncondordance TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/emily_nagoski_the_truth_about_unwanted_arousal?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

    Papers Austin mentioned: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Vgd-AmFSiam7PoX1w6Og8L3-Qu71YBB2?usp=sharing

    Kira has also shared a bunch of excellent resources on asexuality, aromanticism and alternative relationship styles, you can read them here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eMZKPoRz6cV62Gizu-0iadUaRcber-KH?usp=sharing


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    • 49 min
    A Queer Scientist’s “Just Transition” to Politics

    A Queer Scientist’s “Just Transition” to Politics

    In the final episode of the season, Queer Science! hosts R and Bri interview Dr. Devyani Singh, a scientist who ran for public office in Vancouver, BC this past year. We learn more about her experiences as an immigrant and queer woman in STEM, her work on climate and energy policy, and what motivated her shift into politics.

    You can access a transcript of this episode here:

    Follow us on:

    Twitter: queer_science

    Instagram: queer_sci

    Facebook: Queer Science

    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/queerscience

    Support us on:

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/queerscience

    GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/queer-science-podcast

    Things mentioned in this episode:

    Dr. Devyani Singh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kumari_Devyani

    BC Greens Six Core Principles: https://www.bcgreens.ca/6_core_green_principles


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    • 35 min
    ADHD, COVID-19, & Neurodiversity

    ADHD, COVID-19, & Neurodiversity

    For the fourth episode, career and mental health counselor Wesley Jackson Wade joins Bri and R for a discussion on neurodiversity as he shares both his professional and personal experiences with ADHD, as well as different approaches to substance use. We also talk about how we can push forward against a broken system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    You can access a transcript of this episode here:

    https://www.queerscience.show/podcasts/4/adhd-covid-19-neurodiversity

    Follow us on:

    Twitter: queer_science

    Instagram: queer_sci

    Facebook: Queer Science

    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/queerscience

    Support us on:

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/queerscience

    GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/queer-science-podcast

    Things mentioned in this episode:

    Wes’ Podcast, “Peace Love Power”: https://www.stitcher.com/show/peace-love-power

    ADHD in Adults: https://www.additudemag.com/statistics-of-adhd/

    ADHD in Women: https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/features/adhd-in-women

    ADHD in Black and LatinX Populations: https://www.additudemag.com/race-and-adhd-how-people-of-color-get-left-behind/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3691530/

    Carl Hart’s Book “High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society”: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/high-price-carl-hart#:~:text=High%20Price%20is%20the%20harrowing,to%20help%20save%20real%20lives.

    Rats & Addiction Study: https://www.pnas.org/content/105/44/17145


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    • 34 min
    Dear Science, Bisexual Men Exist

    Dear Science, Bisexual Men Exist

    Special guest Sam Simon joins us for another episode where we talk about her experiences as a bisexual person, and about the harmfulness of bisexual erasure. R and Bri also share their frustrations with a biphobic research paper that was published in a major scientific journal this summer.

    Sam Simon, MA.Ed., LCMHCA, NCC is a bisexual identifying clinical mental health counselor, and Ph.D. student studying counselor wellness with a history of working in outpatient, hospital, agency, and college counseling settings.

    You can access a transcript of this episode here: https://www.queerscience.show/podcasts/3/dear-science-bisexual-men-exist.

    Follow us on:

    Twitter: queer_science

    Instagram: queer_sci

    Facebook: Queer Science

    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/queerscience

    Support us on:

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/queerscience

    GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/queer-science-podcast

    Things mentioned in this episode:

    PNAS Study: https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/07/14/2003631117

    Gaby Dunn: https://www.instagram.com/gabyroad/?hl=en

    Kinsey Scale Outdated: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kinseys-scale-is-so-1948_b_2362996

    Dr. J. Michael Bailey's History of Transphobia: https://www.transgendermap.com/politics/psychology/j-michael-bailey/

    Dr. Bailey's Previous Studies on Bisexuality; New York Times coverage of them: https://whatsnew2day.com/scientist-admits-that-bisexuality-exists-in-u-turn-of-2005-study/


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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

7natalie ,

Great podcast

My only complaint is that the episodes are only once a month. It’s engaging and interesting, keep up this great podcast.

Delftia ,

Thank you!

Thank you for creating such a thoughtful and engaging podcast on important topics! I loved the first episode and listening to a fantastic interview with Dr. Simpson. Can’t wait to listen to the second episode! I’m learning a lot, trying to unlearn some more, and overall really proud of all you have taught us both ‘here’ and on campus.

Mattymatt93 ,

Much needed Podcast

I can’t say I’ve ever heard anyone talk about the intersection of queer identities and STEM, which means this podcast is much needed. Thank you Bri and R for shedding light on important topics!

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