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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 • 15 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

    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:

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    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/queerscience

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    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
    Calling in Gay to Work

    Calling in Gay to Work

    In this episode, R and Bri talk about mental health and psychology with special guest Sam Simon. Our discussion topics include Freud, the DSM, and a group of Swedes who called in gay to work.

    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.

    A transcript of this episode can be found here: https://www.queerscience.show/podcasts/2/calling-in-gay-to-work

    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:

    Freud and homosexuality: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychoanalysis-unplugged/202005/was-freud-gay-friendly

    Swedes who called in gay to work: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/63529/time-swedes-called-gay-work

    Removing gender dysphoria from the DSM: https://www.thetaskforce.org/invalidating-transgender-identities-progress-and-trouble-in-the-dsm-5/


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    • 31 min
    Fighting for a Just Science

    Fighting for a Just Science

    In our first ever episode, podcast hosts R and Bri explore what queer science looks like with special guest Dr. Jamila Simpson. Unpacking how to go beyond diversity and inclusion in STEM to start fighting for justice, we reflect on the importance of representation and empowerment for marginalized groups in science.

    Dr. Simpson serves as Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, Student Diversity and Engagement, for the College of Sciences at NC State University. 

    A transcript of this episode can be found here: https://www.queerscience.show/podcasts/1/fighting-for-a-just-science

    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:

    Draw a Scientist Test: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draw-a-Scientist_Test

    Angela Davis speaking at Chapman University: 

    https://www.thepantheronline.com/news/justice-angela-davis-talks-beyond-inclusion

    https://sites.chapman.edu/capstoneprojectsinpeacestudies/2018/04/16/keynote-speaker-angela-davis-we-must-lift-in-order-to-rise/


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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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!

Maddie kohls ,

Thoughtful and educational

After just listening to the first podcast it has become one of my favs! The chemistry between the hosts and the educational topic was just so nice! I highly recommend that everyone give this a listen!

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