the podcast

The ways we talk to the world about science & expertise aren’t working.

Let’s fix that.


The conversation

Why doesn’t the world listen more to science and research?

And what can be done to change that?

Leading scientists, researchers, communicators and others talk with host Bob Lalasz about the challenges and opportunities for making research-based expertise heard.

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Check in every other Monday for new thoughts from Bob and his guests.

Lion conservation scientist Amy Dickman on the myth of self-sustaining conservation in Africa, getting death threats from trophy hunting opponents and the false choice between evidence & emotion in science communication.
The chief scientist of Australia’s Queensland state (and former chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy) talks about culling koalas, dreary conservationists & his biggest science communications failures.
The UCLA climate scientist on the two types of hate mail he gets, how he got an academic position with science communications built into it and why your scientific domain is larger than you think.
The publisher of Ensia magazine on how to cover climate change for people who don’t want to hear about it and why Greta Thunberg is so much better at communicating science than most scientists.
The New School historian on when to turn down a media opportunity, why corporations need historians on staff, how she preps for a podcast and why female scholars need to own their ideas publicly ASAP.
The disaster science and emergency management scholar on why she’s so good at public engagement, what sucks about how the media cover disasters, and why she hid her age and gender when she first started on Twitter.

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