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THE SCIENCE COMMUNICATION PODCAST

helping grad students and post docs with the tools, tips and motivation to become better science writers, building the skills for a successful scientific career.

Interviews

Nobody wants to hear someone ramble about about their ideas. So we don’t. Instead, we bring on scientists, professors, entrepreneurs, authors and more who have experience in diverse scientific fields. We ask questions, they give answers, you win.

Strategies to become a better science writer

We look at the big picture, the philosophy of science communications and how to think about writing for diverse audiences.

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Motivation, education and inspiration

Sometimes its just good to know that other people have dealt with the problems you’re facing in lab. Our guests talk about their backgrounds and how you can build a successful scientific career.

Tactics for effective science communication

Philosophy and big ideas are great, but what about specific action items to improve our science writing? Our guests give tips and resources that will help you grow as a communicator.

Latest Episodes

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SWR 32: The End of SWR

April 14, 2016
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SWR 31: Jason Goldman on viewing a blog as a tool

March 24, 2016
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SWR 30: Why Starting a science blog makes sense

March 10, 2016
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SWR 29: Kevin McCormack on starting a conversation in 30 seconds

February 25, 2016
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New on the blog

The case for reading more

April 18, 2016
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you...

“Perfect is the enemy of good”

March 28, 2016
Wikipedia tells me this phrase has been around since around 1600. Sounds like we’ve been...

Advocating for science blogging, advocating with a science blog

March 14, 2016
Last week, I talked about how one of the great advantages of blogging is that...

Starting to answer the question, “why start a science blog?”

March 7, 2016
Why blog? With everything else going on in your life as a scientist, and your...
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  • “This is a very helpful podcast for Science Grad Students. David knows his material and is an excellent speaker. I enjoy listening to the episodes.”
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  • “Right out of the gate David defined his mission, who should come along with him and why. And his style is great – straightforward, compelling and entertaining. Writing is one of the least focused on and most effective ways to differentiate yourself in your field. Whether you are a graduate student or seasoned scientist, Science Writing Radio is your go to resource for all things writing.”
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  • “This podcast might save your life. Besides being a fantastic host and producing a vey professional podcast, David is performing a huge service for every scientist. Writing and communicating well will separate you from many of your peers and help get your hard work noticed. And if you are someone like me who discovers that your career path doesn’t continue in the lab, Science Writing Radio shows you many ways you can transfer your love of science to a wider audience. I wish this had been around when I was a grad student.”
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