Planet SciComm

by Jason McDermott (@redpenblackpen), Patrick Videau, Sara K. Yeo (@sarakyeo)

Welcome to the Planet SciComm podcast, where a science communication enthusiast, practitioner, and researcher talk about science communication and any other musings that come to mind! Intro song by Mantis Jackson (

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Not Your Dad's Podcast... Or Is It?

    Not Your Dad's Podcast... Or Is It?

    Patrick, Jason, and Sara chat with Bella McDermott about the intersection between industrial design and science communication.

  • And We're Back!

    And We're Back!

    After a brief hiatus, Jason, Patrick, and Sara catch up!

  • You Gotta Be Able to Talk with Other People (Scientists)

    You Gotta Be Able to Talk with Other People (Scientists)

    This week we welcome Dr. Bruce Kirchoff (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) to talk about his recent book, Presenting Science Concisely.Presenting Science ConciselyDr. Kirchoff's YouTube ChannelAssociation of Science CommunicatorsJon Wagner's websiteMike Morrison's Better Poster

  • Love at First Draft

    Love at First Draft

    Happy 2023! Jason and Sara kick off the new year with guest, Michelle Nijhuis, author and science journalist who is currently Acting Editor of High Country News. In today's episode, we discuss Michelle's books, including her latest Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, Michelle's path to science journalism, and ChatGPT.Michelle’s linktreeBeloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of ExtinctionThe Science Writer’s Essay HandbookSCISPACE: AI CopilotOpen Notebook’s The Craft of Science WritingNational Association of Science WritersSociety for Environmental Journalists

  • Season 1

  • Loquacious Holiday Squirrels

    Loquacious Holiday Squirrels

    Happy holidays from the Planet SciComm team! In this episode, we check out some satirical research articles from the British Medical Journal and recap our year(ish) of episodes.We also discuss:ChatGPTSpurious relationshipsThe Radium Girls by Kate Moore