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6 April 2020
LabOratory Podcast: Lifting the Veil on the Science Community
What do you get when a scientist and a sound designer, both passionate about storytelling, communication, and the human experience, collaborate on a project together?
14 May 2018
The humans behind climate science – a podcast
“I’m too busy,” I said to myself. “I should be writing papers,” I protested. Nevertheless, the idea wouldn’t go away. It refused to die.
28 February 2018
Narwhals, polar bears, science, oh my!
Our next episode of Third Pod from the Sun is out TODAY!
12 February 2018
Third Pod from the Sun is back!
Our podcast is back and this time we’re talking about performing science at the edge of glaciers!
6 December 2017
WE HAVE A PODCAST!!!!
By Shane M Hanlon No need to bury the lead. We are very excited to announce that AGU now officially has its own podcast! Third Pod from the Sun is the American Geophysical Union’s podcast about the scientists and methods behind the science. These are stories that you won’t read in a manuscript or hear in a lecture. Our goal was to create a podcast that tells the human and personal …
8 April 2016
Science stories, not science talks
By Shane M. Hanlon “True, personal stories about science.” That’s the tagline of The Story Collider (TSC), a science storytelling organization that hosts events all across the country (and in the UK) and produces a weekly podcast. Full disclosure – I’m a DC producer and co-host of the show; however, the goal of this post is not promotion. Rather, we in Sharing Science want to draw attention to organizations and events like TSC that are on a …
22 October 2013
On the air with a paleoclimatologist
The path of science news goes something like this: Nature is doing something interesting, scientist discovers the interesting thing, reporter talks to scientist, public hears reporter, public understands nature better, world is a better place. This is what I learned over the summer working as a science reporter at KQED public radio in San Francisco.
This summer, AGU sponsored me as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Fellow. The fellowship gives about a dozen young scientists each year the opportunity to cultivate their communications skills while also providing media outlets with a temporary scientific expert.
29 July 2013
Breaking news by bicycle: AGU’s Mass Media Fellow recounts chasing the news on two wheels
The news broke around 4:00 p.m. on Fri., June 30. I was sitting at my desk at KQED (San Francisco’s local NPR affiliate) when the office began to buzz. Editors and producers were literally running around the office. Most of the reporters had already left for the weekend. I was about to head home myself when my producer and mentor, Molly Samuel, turned to me and said, “There’s breaking news – same sex couples are lining up at San Francisco’s City Hall. Would you be interested in recording interviews?”
29 November 2011
From Wanna-Be Reporter to Voice of America Journalist
After four busy summers studiously measuring the minute details of clouds, I spent my last summer as a graduate student in a newsroom, far away from the cockpit of a cloud-probing airplane. It was not just any newsroom but Voice of America’s politically charged newsroom in Washington, D. C. Almost overnight, this California-for-lifer was living and working amid the hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital. As a half researcher–half …
7 March 2011
Media fellow journeys to the “other side”
On the heels of defending my Ph.D. in soil ecology, I headed off to northern Colorado last September for the next step in my scientific journey: working at a radio station. In graduate school I had pursued some science writing training, but I had never been employed as a journalist. I hoped the experience would help me understand why it can be hard for scientists and journalists to communicate with each other and what the barriers are to providing accurate and comprehensive coverage of science in the media.