Podcast 13: TEDxUniversityofGlasgow Launch

theGIST was invited to attend the TEDxUniversityofGlasgow launch event. Tune in to hear our coverage of the event, including interviews with speakers and attendees.

Podcast 12: TheGIST & Naturally Speaking – Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

This is the first in our series of joint podcasts with the Glasgow University Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine’s Naturally Speaking podcast. In this episode, we interviewed the former director of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative: Dr. Ted Leighton. Tune in to hear Dr. Leighton discuss a range of subjects, from his work with the CWHC to his experiences helping set up wildlife disease monitoring capabilities in Sri Lanka.

Podcast 11: Parapsychology

Skepticism can be a scientist’s best friend or their worst enemy, depending on how it’s applied. In this podcast, we speak to Dr. Caroline Watt, a Parapsychologist from the University of Edinburgh about how the skeptical mindset of scientists and much of the wider non-scientific community has benefitted her field and science in general.

Podcast 10: Solar Sail Space Travel

Avast ye GISTers an’ set yer compass for the stARRs!

Today, first mates Josh Marsh and Aidan McFadden traverse the choppy seas of… space? With Dr. – I mean, Cpt. – Matteo Ceriotti from the University of Glasgow at the mast, they aim to explore the potential of solar sails for space-travel. Is there treasure in store for our crew or will they be left adrift? You decide. 

Podcast 9: Bridging the Gap Between Science and the Public

Our Explorathon Podcast is here! In this episode, Emilie, Barry and Josh travel a path of discovery to learn the importance of science communication. Helping them along the way are Jamie Gallagher, Joanne Dempster, Susie Mitchell, Zara Gladman, Ian Scott and Kevin O’Dell – key figures in Glasgow’s science communication scene. Join them as we learn why people communicate science, how they do it and why we should listen… 

Podcast 8: Explorathon – The Value of Suffering

Josh and Barry deliver another Science Bite from this year’s Explorathon event with the help of Dr. Jennifer Corns, a philosopher at the University of Glasgow. This time, we’re taking a journey into the mind to find out what benefits there might be to suffering…

You can find out more about the project and share your own experiences at www.valueofsuffering.co.uk.  

Podcast 7: Explorathon – Parasite Modelling

Hot and fresh out the oven, it’s our second Science Bite from this year’s Explorathon! This week, Josh, Sydney and Emilie chat to Fiona Achcar about using computers to model parasites and find their weak spots!