Science for Progress

Science for Progress


Latest Episodes

57 Ready for a Change? – with Jennifer Polk
December 31, 2020

Jennifer Polk coaches PhDs ready to make a career change. It's the time of the year when many of us slow down and think about our career decisions. Are you happy with yours? Are you considering a c

56 Food System Transformation – with Gesa Maschkowski
October 27, 2020

Food production, transportation, and consumption habits have an immense impact on health, biodiversity, and the climate. Which food we eat influences our risks for metabolic and cardiovascular diseases; but also the use of land, water, fertilizers,

55 Are you FIT 4 RRI?
October 14, 2020

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is the idea of bringing stakeholders to the table when we plan our research strategies. The EU-funded project "FIT4RRI" was tasked with finding out why aspects of RRI - such as citizen science projects or the a...

54 Flatten the Global Temperature Curve – with Maria-Elena Vorrath
September 14, 2020

My guest in this episode is Dr. Maria-Elena Vorrath, a geologist who studies the history of climate change, who just finished her PhD. Besides her work as a researcher she is a science communicator with Scientists for Future.

53 A Neuroscientist’s View on Artificial Intelligence
August 20, 2020

One of my favorite topics is artificial intelligence, or - more specifically - what we can learn from neuroscience about artificial intelligence. So, when I was gifted the book "Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" by Max Tegmar...

52 B&D Online Teaching, SciComm, and the Populist Fringes
August 03, 2020

My co-host Bart Geurten and I had a rather spontaneous conversation, again. We talk about remote teaching, how science communication and science journalism could be supported by the public, and speculate about how the political fringe might be missing ...

51 Extended Throwback: Precarious Postdocs – with Gary McDowell
June 29, 2020

 Postdocs are, besides graduate students, the main workforce in academic research. Following the PhD, the postdoc position is the only way to follow a research career within academia. Many PhDs around the world are advised to go to the USA for a postdo...

50 Sustainable Mobility – with Jonathan Koehler of Scientists for Future
June 20, 2020

For this episode, I spoke with  Dr. Jonathan Köhler who studies the transformation of the transportation and mobility sectors using computational models at Competence Centre Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems of Fraunhofer Institute.

49 Times of Crisis – Conspiracy Myths and SciComm – with B&D
June 01, 2020

For this episode, Bart and I had a rather spontaneous chat about conspiracy beliefs and science communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. Worldwide conspiracy myths about SARS-CoV-2 appear to be on the rise,

48 SciComm as Career Development Tool – Dmitry Kopelyanskiy
May 22, 2020

For this episode, Dennis talked to Dmitry Kopelyanskiy, a contest-winning science communicator who gives entertaining science talks on stage – mostly about his own research on tropical diseases. But here, Dmitry also talks about his academic career ody...