How researchers get heard
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Episode #10
The chief analytics officer of the digital & data strategy firm ParsonsTKO talks about the content metrics he watches, why research orgs need to promote their individual experts more, & why a new project at ParsonsTKO aims to bring data innovation to the research world at large.
Episode #9
The senior lecturer in higher education at Lancaster University talks with Bob about what research grimpact is, when and why it occurs, why it’s so difficult for researchers to imagine, and why the drive for impact in research actually fuels grimpact.
Episode #8
Faith talks with Bob about the limitations of performative science communication, the hidden risks science communicators face and her new Island Press Book, “Getting to the Heart of Science Communications.”
Episode #7
Why is social psychologist Daniël Lakens subjecting research to software’s “red team” approach, in which developers pay independent teams to find bugs in their code? And could red teaming help in communicating that research?
Episode #6
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.
Episode #5
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.
Episode #4
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.
Episode #3
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.
Episode #2
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.
Episode #1
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.

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

Let’s talk about how to fix that.