36 episodes

Welcome to Sciencentric, your portal to captivating content at the intersection of science, society, and the natural world!

Founded in 2018 by filmmaker, journalist, and host Eric R Olson, Sciencentric seeks to bridge the divide between progress and Nature...innovation and conservation...all wrapped up in an entertaining and sometimes humorous package.

Join us on a journey of curiosity and discovery, where we unravel the wonders of the world around us.

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Welcome to Sciencentric, your portal to captivating content at the intersection of science, society, and the natural world!

Founded in 2018 by filmmaker, journalist, and host Eric R Olson, Sciencentric seeks to bridge the divide between progress and Nature...innovation and conservation...all wrapped up in an entertaining and sometimes humorous package.

Join us on a journey of curiosity and discovery, where we unravel the wonders of the world around us.

    Exploring the Human Need for Connection | Mark Williams

    Exploring the Human Need for Connection | Mark Williams

    Mark Williams is a professor of cognitive neuroscience with over 25 years’ experience conducting behavioral and brain imaging research. He regularly runs programs on the neuroscience of learning, the neuroscience of emotions, how our brains create our reality, and the impact of modern technologies on our brains. His latest book "The Connected Species: How the Evolution of the Human Brain Can Save the World" explores how humanity's ability to connect and cooperate has made us a successful species, but is also responsible for many of society's chronic problems.

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    **LINKS**
    -Mark's Book: "The Connected Species: How the Evolution of the Human Brain Can Save the World" https://sciencentric.com/product/mark-williams-connected-species/

    -Follow Mark on LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/mark-williams-4b401354

    -Explore Marks's website: https://www.drmarkwilliams.com/


    **ABOUT THE HOST**
    Eric R Olson is a filmmaker, podcaster, science communicator, and creative entrepreneur. Eric was Scientific American's first full-time video producer and served as the lead digital producer for the long-running NATURE on PBS. He holds degrees in biochemistry from the University of Washington and science journalism from New York University. Eric now operates his own video production company and agency, FLOWSPARK MEDIA, which is the driving force behind Sciencentric.

    Connect with Eric on Instagram: http://instagram.com/erikthacreator

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Keys to Creativity | Hilde Østby

    The Keys to Creativity | Hilde Østby

    Do you want to be more creative? Learn how you can unlock your own natural powers of creativity as Norwegian author and journalist Hilde Østby discusses her latest book "The Key to Creativity: The Science Behind Ideas and How Daydreaming Can Change the World."


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    **LINKS**

    -Hilde’s book: "The Key to Creativity: The Science Behind Ideas and How Daydreaming Can Change the World”: https://www.amazon.com/Creativity/dp/1771648309

    -Explore Hilde's website (in Norwegian): https://www.forfatterhilde.com/

    **ABOUT THE HOST**
    Eric R Olson is a filmmaker, podcaster, and journalist with a passion for science and the natural world. Eric was Scientific American's first full-time video producer and served as the lead digital producer for the PBS show NATURE. He holds degrees in biochemistry from the University of Washington and science journalism from New York University. Eric now operates his own video production company and agency, FLOWSPARK MEDIA, which is the driving force behind Sciencentric.

    Follow Eric on Instagram: http://instagram.com/erikthacreator
    Follow Eric on X (formerly known as Twitter): http://twitter.com/ericrolson


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    In the Shadow of the Dark Cloud | Guillaume Pitron

    In the Shadow of the Dark Cloud | Guillaume Pitron

    Have you ever wondered what happens when you hit the like button on Facebook or other social media apps? Come take a journey with us into the massive hidden infrastructure that supports all of our online activities. In this episode, journalist and documentary filmmaker Guillaume Pitron discusses his new book “The Dark Cloud: how the digital world is costing the earth”, which is all about the environmental and social costs of living in an increasingly digitized world.

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    **LINKS**

    -Digital clean up day: https://www.digitalcleanupday.org/

    -Guillaume’s book: "The Dark Cloud: how the digital world is costing the earth”
    ": https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Cloud-digital-world-costing-ebook/dp/B0BTJP9BD3

    -Follow Guillaume on X: x.com/guillaumepitron

    -Explore Guillaumes website: https://www.guillaumepitron.com/


    **ABOUT THE HOST**
    Eric R Olson is a filmmaker, podcaster, and journalist with a passion for science and the natural world. Eric was Scientific American's first full-time video producer and served as the lead digital producer for the PBS show NATURE. He holds degrees in biochemistry from the University of Washington and science journalism from New York University. Eric now operates his own video production company and agency, FLOWSPARK MEDIA, which is the driving force behind Sciencentric.

    Follow Eric on Instagram: http://instagram.com/erikthacreator

    **TELL US WHAT YOU THINK**
    We value your feedback! Leave a comment or reach out to us at feedback@sciencentric.com.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Discovering Nature-Inspired Innovation | Kristy Hamilton

    Discovering Nature-Inspired Innovation | Kristy Hamilton

    Join us as we delve into the world of technological innovation inspired by nature with award-winning author and science journalist Kristy Hamilton. Kristy is a frequent contributor to notable publications like WIRED, Science Magazine, Hakai Magazine, Business Insider, Mongabay, and others.

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    **LINKS**
    -Kristy's book "Nature’s Wild Ideas: How the Natural World is Inspiring Scientific Innovation": https://www.amazon.com/Natures-Wild-I...

    -Follow Kristy on Instagram: http://instagram.com/kristy_hamilton
    -Explore Kristy’s Website: https://www.kristyehamilton.com/

    **ABOUT THE HOST**
    Eric R Olson is a filmmaker, podcaster, and journalist with a passion for science and the natural world. Eric was Scientific American's first full-time video producer and served as the lead digital producer for the PBS show NATURE. He holds degrees in biochemistry from the University of Washington and science journalism from New York University. Eric now operates his own video production company and agency, FLOWSPARK MEDIA, which is the driving force behind this podcast.

    Follow Eric on Instagram: http://instagram.com/erikthacreator

    **TELL US WHAT YOU THINK**
    We value your feedback! Leave a comment or reach out to us at feedback@sciencentric.com.

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    - Twitter/X: http://twitter.com/sciencentric

    • 55 min
    The Power of Poo | Bryn Nelson

    The Power of Poo | Bryn Nelson

    Bryn Nelson is a Seattle-based journalist who specializes in scientific, environmental, medical, and travel-related stories. His crappy new book is called “Flush: The Remarkable Science of an Unlikely Treasure” and it’s all about humanity’s relationship to our poop and how we can improve upon that…erm…relationship.

    Video version is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ8yDCeQGWw

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    **DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE**

    Flush: The Remarkable Science of an Unlikely Treasure (Affiliate Link) https://amzn.to/3CxsAB7

    Follow Bryn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/seattlebryn

    **ABOUT THE HOST**

    Eric R Olson is a filmmaker and  podcaster with a passion for science and the natural world. He was Scientific American's first full-time video producer and lead digital producer of the long-running PBS television show NATURE. He holds degrees in biochemistry from the University of Washington and science journalism from New York University. Eric currently runs his own video-based media company, FLOWSPARK MEDIA LLC, which is the producer and publisher of this series.

    Follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ericrolson

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    Leave a comment or email us at feedback@sciencentric.com

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Evolution of Humor | Jonathan Silvertown

    The Evolution of Humor | Jonathan Silvertown

    Jonathan Silvertown is a professor of evolutionary ecology in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of numerous books on ecology and evolution. His most recent book is called "The Comedy of Error: why evolution made us laugh."

    Video version is available here: https://youtu.be/B5KYVtnmORI

    **SUPPORT**

    Help support this podcast so we can create more great content!

    Become a supporter on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciencentric
    Purchase a book through our reading room: http://sciencentric.com/reading
    Browse the gear we use to create our videos and podcast: http://sciencentric.com/gear

    **DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE**

    The Comedy of Error: why evolution made us laugh (Affiliate Link)
    https://amzn.to/3DVEh7d

    Follow Jonathan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jwsilvertown

    **ABOUT THE HOST**

    Eric R Olson is a filmmaker and  podcaster with a passion for science and the natural world. He was Scientific American's first full-time video producer and lead digital producer of the long-running PBS television show NATURE. He holds degrees in biochemistry from the University of Washington and science journalism from New York University. Eric currently runs his own video-based media company, FLOWSPARK MEDIA LLC, which is the producer and publisher of this series.

    Follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ericrolson

    **TELL US WHAT YOU THINK**

    Leave a review or email us at feedback@sciencentric.com

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    • 55 min

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