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Beloved Beasts w/ Michelle Nijhuis

Podcast: Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria (LS 60 · TOP 0.5% what is this?)
Episode: Beloved Beasts w/ Michelle Nijhuis
Pub date: 2021-05-03


In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by Michelle Nijhuis, author of “Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction.” They discuss the nuanced efforts of individuals and organizations dedicated to global conservation, including the good, the bad, and the colonialist.

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Science diversified: Tackling ​​​​​​​an ‘ableist’ culture in research

Podcast: Working Scientist (LS 30 · TOP 5% what is this?)
Episode: Science diversified: Tackling ​​​​​​​an ‘ableist’ culture in research
Pub date: 2021-03-24

Two researchers with disabilities describe an ‘ableist’ culture in academia, a system designed for fully fit and healthy people that does little to account for those who fall outside those parameters.  This culture can sideline scientists with disabilities, chronic illnesses, neurological or mental health problems. As a result many choose not to disclose their conditions for fear of being stigmatised. 

This episode is part of Science diversified, a seven-part podcast series exploring how having a more diverse range of researchers ultimately benefits not only the scientific enterprise, but also the wider world.

 


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Stories of COVID-19: Neighbors

Podcast: The Story Collider (LS 58 · TOP 0.5% what is this?)
Episode: Stories of COVID-19: Neighbors
Pub date: 2021-05-07

In the final installment of this new five-part series of Stories of COVID-19, we present two stories that explore what it means to be a neighbor, or part of a community, during the pandemic.

Part 1: Feeling more and more isolated as the pandemic continues, Brooklynite Adam Selbst finds purpose in a mutual aid project.

Part 2: Separated from her own beloved Persian grandmother during the pandemic, Sarvin Esmaelli stumbles on an opportunity to help someone else’s.

Adam Selbst is a writer and graphic designer from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Prior to the lockdown he hosted the monthly Big Irv’s Storytelling Roadshow and has been performing around NYC for the last 10 years. Adam lives in a bodega art collective with 64 other people and in his spare time enjoys being slowly poisoned by an ancient, weird mold in his shower and playing charades with his roommates.

Sarvin Esmaeili is a theatre artist, writer, activist, and storyteller. She is a recipient of the 2019 BC Arts Council Scholarship. Sarvin is a co-creator/performer of Can We Fix It? (Studio 58) and One of a Kind (Vancouver International Children’s Festival). She recently created her one woman show: The Songs of Silent Singers. In 2020, she directed a virtual play, Papa Records Everything for The National Theatre School’s Art Apart festival. In May, Sarvin will be part of the Arts Club’s LEAP Playwriting Intensive. Sarvin is a recent graduate of Studio 58.

As always, find transcripts and photos of all of our stories on our website at storycollider.org.

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Anti-Hair Discrimination, Educational Equity, and Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

Podcast: EdFix Podcast (LS 26 · TOP 10% what is this?)
Episode: Anti-Hair Discrimination, Educational Equity, and Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline
Pub date: 2021-03-22

As a clinician in K-12 education, Adjoa Asamoah witnessed too many injustices in our schools. So she decided to pivot her career to the intersection of policy and politics, where she has worked to tackle systemic inequities across our country. Her efforts to actualize liberty and justice for all have been noticed, and during the last presidential race, she was tapped to be the National Advisor for Black Engagement for the Biden-Harris Campaign based on her ability to engage the community and her record of success.

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131: Long live the overhead projector!

Podcast: Everything Hertz (LS 42 · TOP 2% what is this?)
Episode: 131: Long live the overhead projector!
Pub date: 2021-05-03

Dan and James answer listener audio questions on indirect costs for research grants, the mind/body problem, and why many academics aren’t trained to teach. They also profess their love for the overhead projector

Some more details:

  • Should we require universities to justify overhead costs, like heating and electricity?
  • Overheads can inflate the costs of grants, some grants provide an additional percentage for overheads but others don’t allow this, which can eat into grants
  • Get to know the people in your local grant office!
  • Indirect costs at MIT
  • A primer on indirect costs and why they are important to MIT
  • Does it matter that we address the mind body problem in psychology?
  • On the teaching of the history and philosophy of science (or lack thereof) in psychology courses
  • Why aren’t academics better equipped to teach?
  • The 3Blue1Brown YouTube channel

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Episode citation

Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2021, May 3) “131: Long live the overhead projector!”, Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/8TFKC

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How to beat research funding’s boom and bust cycle

Podcast: Working Scientist (LS 30 · TOP 10% what is this?)
Episode: How to beat research funding’s boom and bust cycle
Pub date: 2019-02-01

Julie Gould asks how early career researchers can develop their careers in the face of funding’s “boom and bust” cycle and the short-termism it engenders.

Governments are swayed by political uncertainty and technological developments, argues Michael Teitelbaum, author of Falling Behind?Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent.

In the US, for example, space research funding dramatically increased after Soviet Russia launched the Sputnik 1 satellite in 1957, ending after the 1969 moon landing.

Similar booms followed in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, says Teitelbaum, a Wertheim Fellow in the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and senior advisor to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York.

But he argues that they are unsustainable and can have a negative impact on the careers of junior scientists and their research. Will Brexit trigger a funding downturn, and if so, for how long? Watch this space, says Teitelbaum.

 


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Positively Negative – Shiri Melumad

Podcast: Parsing Science: The unpublished stories behind the world’s most compelling science, as told by the researchers themselves. (LS 28 · TOP 10% what is this?)
Episode: Positively Negative – Shiri Melumad
Pub date: 2021-03-09


How much can you trust people’s retelling of information the’ve read? In episode 95, Shiri Melumad discusses her research showing that when – much like the children’s game “telephone” – news is repeatedly retold, it undergoes a stylistic transformation through which the original facts are increasingly replaced by opinions and interpretations, with a slant toward negativity.

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168: Mistake Analysis

Podcast: The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast (LS 65 · TOP 0.1% what is this?)
Episode: 168: Mistake Analysis
Pub date: 2021-04-18

Wrong answers can be an incredible tool for learning and critical thinking. In this episode, Thinking Like a Lawyer author Colin Seale teaches us four easy ways to add mistake analysis into our regular teaching practices. This is a strategy that works in any content area and at any grade level!

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Mistake Analysis is just one of the many strategies in Seale’s book, Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students*.

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