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A podcast about the culture of being a scientist. Winner: Best Interview Podcast at the British Podcast Awards. Dr Stuart Higgins talks to scientists, science communicators, journalists and comedians to find out what it means to be a scientist.

Scientists not the Science Stuart Higgins

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A podcast about the culture of being a scientist. Winner: Best Interview Podcast at the British Podcast Awards. Dr Stuart Higgins talks to scientists, science communicators, journalists and comedians to find out what it means to be a scientist.

    Ep73: Communicating New Ideas - Michael Levin

    Ep73: Communicating New Ideas - Michael Levin

    Recorded in February 2020. We talk about Michael's journey into science, from creating a fake school so that he could order chemicals online to conduct experiments as a kid, to inspiring the next and current generation of scientists. Full show notes: https://scinotsci.com

    • 38 min
    Update on Scientists not the Science

    Update on Scientists not the Science

    An update on Scientists not the Science.

    • 1 min
    Happy (Belated) Birthday (Part 2)

    Happy (Belated) Birthday (Part 2)

    Continuing conversation with Professor Chris Jackson, talking about what I might change in academia, given the power. Full show notes: https://scinotsci.com

    • 26 min
    Happy (Belated) Birthday (Part 1)

    Happy (Belated) Birthday (Part 1)

    February 3rd 2020 marked the fifth anniversary of Scientists not the Science. So for fun, Professor Chris Jackson interviews me and we get discuss a little of my background and our views and thoughts about academia. Full show notes: https://scinotsci.com

    • 22 min
    Understanding Scientists is Key for Science

    Understanding Scientists is Key for Science

    Reflecting on what I’ve learnt from five years of interviews for Scientists not the Science. Find a link to the original published article in the show notes. Full show notes:

    • 8 min
    Aspiring to be a Scientist

    Aspiring to be a Scientist

    What influences young people's aspirations to work in science and science-related careers? This episode talks to the team behind the ASPIRES project, a longitudinal project studying this topic. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

aoife1406 ,

Great Lab Listening

Love listening to this when I'm in the lab- it provide a great insight into life beyond the bench. This podcast shows the other side of science that you don't get to hear about too often.

Andddyyyy ,

A cut above science infotainment

This podcast is for anyone who wants to elevate a casual interest in scientific research to a human understanding of higher education. Dr. Higgins discusses important social and political topics that affect many people, but he and his guests explore them in the context of scientific research, i.e. how scientists, as people, navigate challenging societal problems and personal insecurities.

It's a British show, but U.S. listeners shouldn't shy away for fear of irrelevance. All of the social and professional nuances are the same. Dr. Higgins and his guests/collaborators are doing a great service to current and future academics worldwide, articulating something that doesn't quite make for a grabby, sensationalist headline: scientists are just people.

Sary1234 ,

Fantastic podcast!

I love this podcast. It provides listeners with unique insight into the lives of scientists and the world of academia. Podcasts like these are rare and As an early career scientist, it can be incredibly helpful to listen to experienced individuals in the field.

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