Episodes

BB100 – Read broadly and carry a big horn with Dr. Doug Emlen

In a very special episode #100, we talk to Dr. Doug Emlen, Professor of Biology at the University of Montana and author of the new book Animal Weapons, about animals that don’t back down from a fight (unless it makes evolutionary sense to do so), and Doug shares all his tips on how to tell the story of evolution to everyone when you’re used to writing for academics.

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BB99 – Getting Down to Monkey Business with Dr. Alexander Georgiev

The birds and the bees may do it, but how about different monkeys and apes? Dr. Alexander Georgiev talks about his work on reproductive behaviours and costs in chimpanzees and Rhesus macaques, and how different their sexual practices are.

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Twitter – @alexvgeorgiev – https://twitter.com/alexvgeorgiev
Blog – https://primatesandotheranimals.wordpress.com/

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BB98 – Here Comes Caribou -bou with Jean Polfus

Jean Polfus is a PhD Candidate at the University of Manitoba, and joins us from the edge of the Arctic to talk about her research on caribou ecology and evolution. We also discuss the role of traditional knowledge and native peoples in studying northern ecology, and how science needs more art.

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BB97 – Changing the World With Your Video Camera with Rob Nelson

Rob Nelson, Director of Untamed Science, explains how he went from marine biology to science & nature filmography, and how he’s trying to help more people come to love the natural world through YouTube.

Show notes:
Arthropods of our Homes Videos – North Carolina, San Francisco, Peru, Sweden
Rob & Jonas’ Filmmaking Tips
How To Make Science & Nature Films by Nelson & Bertalan
Mysteries of the Driftless, The Documentary

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Website – http://www.untamedscience.com/
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BB96 – Shedding Light on Urban Biodiversity & Anti-science Politics with Dr. Travis Longcore

Dr. Travis Longcore, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Spatial Sciences, and Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, speaks to us about his work with habitat conservation in Los Angeles, how we’re lighting up the night in the worst possible way, and why he felt compelled to speak out against the Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Show Notes:

Travis’ non-profit organization, The Urban Wildlands Group
I Stand With Linda Sue Beck

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Website – http://arch.usc.edu/faculty/longcore#profile-faculty

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BB 93 – Behind The Scenes at Elsevier with Dr. Sheba Agarwal-Jans #AltActober

Dr. Sheba Agarwal-Jans went from submitting & reviewing papers as a post-doctoral fellow to managing multiple journals as a publisher for Elsevier. She joins us for the last instalment of #AltActober to share her journey and provide some insights into how mega-publishers function.

Show notes:
Elsevier Publishing Campus – https://www.publishingcampus.elsevier.com/

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BB92 – Reaching out and Teaching with Dr. Stephanie Kadison #AltActober

Dr. Stephanie Kadison went from being a post-doctoral researcher to a specialist high school teacher. Find out how she fell in love with teaching in this week’s #AltActober episode!

Show Notes:

New York Academy of Sciences Mentoring Program

Brain Bee

G.O.A.L.S.

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BB 91 – Putting Brains to Many Good Uses with Dr. Kelley Remole

Dr. Kelley Remole, Director of Neuroscience Outreach at Columbia University, talks about her #AltActober experience working as an educator & administrator after finishing her PhD.

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Neurodome – http://www.neurodome.org/
Brains in the City – http://www.columbiabrains.com/
Brains @ AMNH – http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/brain-the-inside-story

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BB 90 – From Doctor to Documentary with Dr. Nate Dappen & Dr. Neil Losin #AltActober

With PhD’s in evolutionary biology in their back pockets, Drs. Nate Dappen and Neil Losin set out to become wildlife filmmakers and science communicators. #AltActober continues with Nate and Neil sharing how they teamed up to form their production company, Day’s Edge Productions, and some simple advice for those looking to share their work in a visually compelling way.

Show Notes:
Snows of the Niles
Islands of Creation teaser
Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Maize

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Episode 89 – Public Radio & Education with Ariel Zych #AltActober

For a long time, the assumption has been that once you get your PhD it will only be a matter of time until you’re offered a professorship, ideally on the tenure track, and that any other career outcome is a disappointment. However, this depiction of traditional versus alternate academic careers is shifting, especially in light of recent data showing a mere 10-20% of people graduating with a PhD in science actually end up with faculty positions in the academe! So with that in mind, for the entire month of October, Breaking Bio will be bringing you interviews with people who jumped from the academic career track and into the world of Alt-Ac, a series that we’re oh-so-cleverly calling #AltActober. We’ll be talking to a broad range of people, all with diverse backgrounds and who have gone on to find successful & fulfilling careers outside the “normal” career trajectory presented to PhD students and post-docs.

Ariel Zych, Education Manager of the Science Friday Initiative, helps us kick off #AltActober, by explaining why she decided to leave a funded PhD position to explore the world of teaching, education and non-profit outreach, and how she ended up working for one of the most successful popular science media franchises in North America: Science Friday.

Show Notes:
Sylvia Earle
SciFri’s #ExplainTheSun
Ariel’s work on Jadera haematoloma

 

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