A mixture of biographical interviews and episodes on a theme
Five poets and five scientists meet on stage in Kings Cross. Five performance pieces based around their joint experiences. This episode shares parts of those performances.
What happens when you bring scientists and poets together to form unique performance pieces? This episode looks at one project that's doing exactly that.
Science can have a huge impact on society, in particular when it can be used to judge those around us. Author Angela Saini has been looking at how research into sex and gender has been getting it wrong.
How can the scientific method influence policy? What are the differences between working in policy and academia?
It's not just academics who conduct experiments, analyse results and teach students - technicians do it too. What is the role of a technician in science?
What if being an academic doesn't mean focusing on just one subject? Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick has changed subjects throughout his academic career. He now describes himself as a recovering physicist.
What do scientists get wrong when trying to write for a general audience? I talk to the editors who take scientists' writing, and turn it into something that will grab your attention.
Dr Roberto Trotta is a theoretical cosmologist, a lecturer, an author, a consultant, public engager and much more. We discuss his interpretation of being a scientist - as a multi-faceted role.
Children love science, they love scientists, but they don't want to be one. Carole Kenrick, Scientist and Inventor-in-Residence at Gillespie Primary School, is changing that.
Dr Nick Evans and Dr Steven Lee are academics at the University of Southampton and University of Cambridge. Together they produce TheScienceShed, a podcast about science and academic life.
Before becoming a senior editor for Nature Materials, Luigi Martiradonna was a researcher. We talk about his experiences and transition into academic publishing.
How do you judge whether a scientist's work is worth publishing in your journal? That's the decision Luigi Martiradonna makes every day as a senior editor at Nature Materials.
Robin Ince is a comedian, writer and performer, best known for presenting The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio 4. Incorporating science into his work, Robin frequently works alongside many scientists.
Alon Gorodetsky is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of California, Irvine. We talk about his experience of working in academia and on being a researcher in an interdisciplinary field.