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Fantastic!

By Monica900000 - Oct 06 2017
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Excellent science communication, accessible content! Love it!

Funt to listen and learn

By CosmicRey - Jun 19 2017
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Interesting topics I wouldn't otherwise read or know about. Sadie is a pretty fun host!

iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
Average Ratings
27
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1
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Fantastic!

By Monica900000 - Oct 06 2017
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Excellent science communication, accessible content! Love it!

Funt to listen and learn

By CosmicRey - Jun 19 2017
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Interesting topics I wouldn't otherwise read or know about. Sadie is a pretty fun host!
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PhDrinking

Latest release on Apr 27, 2020

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Rank #1: Fake Brews

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Our brains are great at soaking up all sorts of information, but less good at updating that information. This can become a problem when it comes to the insidious nature of fake news. Thankfully, Nikita Salovich is on the case, studying how we cope with fake news.

PS- early in the episode, Nikita says Chicago is the capital of Illinois as an example of a false fact. In this case, we're using fact to mean a statement that can be proven true or false.

Suggested Reading:
NPR politics podcast on spotting misinformation: https://www.npr.org/2019/11/27/783293679/how-to-spot-misinformation
NYT article on why people fall for fake news: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/19/opinion/sunday/fake-news.html
Nikita's lab published an article about why we can't ignore fake news: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327479180_Can't_We_Just_Disregard_Fake_News_The_Consequences_of_Exposure_to_Inaccurate_Information

Follow Nikita: @psylovich, salovich.com
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Dec 03 2019

43mins

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Rank #2: A Stimulating Conversation

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How are emotional memories stored and retrieved? And what if we could use brain stimulation to learn more about emotional memory? Well today's guest tells us all about his work with stimulating live human brains!

Suggested Reading:

A quick primer on amygdala-mediated memory enhancement: http://www.dana.org/News/Understanding_the_Amygdalas_Role_in_Memory/

Video of the rare subjective responses to higher doses of amygdala stimulation: https://t.co/DR18WCf8Hz

Cory's lab website: http://neurosurgery.emory.edu/research/behavioral-neuromodulation/lab-members.html

Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/
Follow Cory Inman: @IM_Inman

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Jun 26 2018

43mins

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Rank #3: Cocktail signalling

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Alanna's research is at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and medical research. In particular, she studies the chemical signals sent between bacteria that help them communicate. In particular, she's interested in how bacteria form biofilms (think that gross stuff that grows in your shower if you haven't cleaned it in a while)and how we can apply this research to medical interventions.

Suggested Reading:

Alanna's Lab Website: https://www.sanchezlab.science/

University of Illinois Chicago Department Website: https://pharmacy.uic.edu/departments/medicinal-chemistry-pharmcognosy

Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/
Follow Alanna Condren: acondr2@uic.edu

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Apr 16 2018

34mins

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Rank #4: Getting smashed

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In this episode, I explore the world of professional smash bros players with Kyle Nolla. We talk about everything from the role of stress in performance in video games to gender representation in gaming to her work on the Harassment Task Force.

Suggested Reading:
Super Smash Con 2018 mindsets and stress management panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lKVaLXlSBc
Kyle's published science article about children's gender stereotypes in STEM: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/cdev.13039

Find Kyle Nolla: @drpiggyphd
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Mar 27 2019

39mins

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Rank #5: Superyeast: brewing beer and understanding epigenetics

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Have you ever wondered why identical twins can share exactly the same DNA, but still seem to have differences? Well part of that may be due to epigenetics, or how DNA is coiled up within a cell such that some parts are easier to access and use than others. Today's guest Tess Korthout studies the epigenetics of yeast cells to answer questions about gene regulation and cancer.

Suggested Reading:

Tess' chromatin proteome research paper:
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/12/09/229955

Tess' lab website:
https://www.nki.nl/divisions/gene-regulation/van-leeuwen-fr-group/

Pioneering article in Discover Magazine:
http://discovermagazine.com/2006/nov/cover

Finally a great TED talk about epigenetics:
https://www.ted.com/talks/moshe_szyf_how_early_life_experience_is_written_into_dna

Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/
Follow Tess Korthout: @tesskorthout

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Mar 20 2018

26mins

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Rank #6: Inebriation and Evolution

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Although DNA is often treated as the end-all in individual differences, it's not just about the blue print of the body. Ittai studies genetic regulation, or how DNA is expressed (or isn't). In this episode, we dive into his research techniques and talk about what it means to be human.

Smithsonian DNA explainer: http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics
Genetic differences between humans & other primates: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tiny-genetic-differences-between-humans-and-other-primates-pervade-the-genome/
Evolution of gene regulation in humans: https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-genom-090314-045935?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

Follow Ittai Eres: @IttaiE, ittai.eres@gmail.com
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Nov 12 2018

34mins

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Rank #7: Quantum Communication Cocktails

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In this episode, I dive deep into quantum communication with Sam Whiteley. We talk about unhackable communication networks, the difficultly of setting up a totally quantum system, and where work on quantum communication still has a ways to go.

Suggested Readings:
Link to a free version of our manuscript, recently accepted by Nature Physics: https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.10996
News & more information about Quantum Communication from Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-quantum-internet-has-arrived-and-it-hasn-rsquo-t/
New York Times including interview with Sam's advisor: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/technology/quantum-encryption.html

Find Sam Whiteley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuel-whiteley-43b16686/, https://ime.uchicago.edu/awschalomlab/
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Jan 14 2019

39mins

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Rank #8: Day drinking with Disney Devotee

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Science communication can take many forms, including posting on instagram about the science behind your favorite disney characters! Sarah White is a graduate student studying learning sciences, but when she's not working on her research, she's known as the PhD Princess.

Suggested Reading:
Website specifically related to Sarah's research: https://www.teachersinsocialmedia.com/
KQED's MindShift: https://www.kqed.org/mindshift
The Hechinger Report: https://hechingerreport.org/

Find Sarah White: phdprincess.com, Instagram- @thephdprincess
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Jan 28 2019

30mins

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Rank #9: Drinking Fast and Slow

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Guys, it finally happened. My longest time friend in grad school and thrice-weekly lifting partner finally joined me on the pod to talk research! So enjoy this episode where Ben Reuveni and I talk about memory, learning, and the joys/headaches of data exploration.

Ben's lab profile: http://reberlab.psych.northwestern.edu/people/ben-reuveni/
Research papers in the Reber lab: http://reberlab.psych.northwestern.edu/research/selected-publications-and-reprints/
Thinking Fast and Slow:
wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow

Follow Ben Reuveni: kraken_the_scottie (instagram), ben.reuveni@gmail.com
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Nov 19 2019

40mins

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Rank #10: Beer and a balanced diet

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We tend to think of our genetic inheritance as stable over time, but the expression of those genes can be altered by your environment. Laetitia studies one example of this- gestational (pregnancy-induced) diabetes.

Suggested Reading:
A general primer on epigenetics- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1392256/
The human genome project- http://www.thepipettepen.com/blog/epigenetics-the-software-of-the-dna-hardware/
In-depth article on developmental plasticity- https://www.nature.com/articles/nature02725

Follow Laetitia Meyrueix: @BQImpertinente, nutribites.blog (blog)
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

May 21 2019

44mins

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Rank #11: Ales and Astrocytes

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Just in time for the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting here in Chicago! In this conversation with Alie Caldwell, we talk about her dissertation research, her scicomm efforts, and just geek out about the brain in general.

Suggested Reading:
The roles of glia in CNS development: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6411/181/tab-pdf
Astrocytes in development and disease: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27381164
What even are astrocytes? (Video): https://youtu.be/Utaeaz-tD5s

Follow Alie Caldwell: @alie_astrocyte(Twitter), https://www.youtube.com/user/neurotransmissions (YouTube), www.alieastrocyte.com
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Oct 22 2019

36mins

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Rank #12: Local BEEr episode

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Did you know not all bees live in hives or create honey? In fact, most species of bees native to the US are of the solitary variety. This week, Meghan Barrett tells us about a few of those species and what makes them so unique.

Suggested Reading:
The Bees in your Backyard by Wilson and Carril: http://beesinyourbackyard.blogspot.com/p/poster.html (Poster and Book); highly recommend this book, inexpensive with BEAUTIFUL pictures and tons of fun information about the bees around us

Bee lab: https://www.beelab.umn.edu/bees/bee-diversity

Article on bee intelligence: https://phys.org/news/2013-10-bee-brains-view-larger-superior.html

Lay-person-friendly summary of Meghan's first published paper: http://meghan-barrett.com/blog/2017/10/01/caste-differences-in-wasp-brains/

Follow me:PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/
Follow Meghan Barrett: meghan-barrett.com, @Bee_Bytes (Twitter)

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Aug 08 2018

32mins

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Rank #13: PUBlic History

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Moving from our more typical science topics towards more applied research, I talked with Lindsey about her research in public history. She focuses on the representation of women in historic house museums and examining the disconnect between academic research about early American women and their portrayal in spaces that are stereotypically feminine. We also got a bit into the confederate monument controversy and how history is represented and remembered.

Suggested Reading:

Defining public history & general FAQ: ncph.org/what-is-public-history/about-the-field/

Statement by the American Historical Association regarding confederate monument removal: https://www.historians.org/news-and-advocacy/statements-and-resolutions-of-support-and-protest/aha-statement-on-confederate-monuments

Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums: https://twistedpreservation.com/book/

Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/
Follow Lindsey Fisher: @lindsey13_marie on twitter and @lizidizi on instagram

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

May 15 2018

49mins

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Rank #14: Clam I buy you a drink?

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Conferences aren't just for presenting your research, sometimes you meet other students doing amazing work! In this episode, I chat with Bryan about his research on marine ecology using computational tools.

Suggested Reading:
Smithsonian Ocean Portal (for cool ocean news & educational resources): https://ocean.si.edu/
Smithsonian Ocean Portal coverage of some of our eDNA work: https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/trail-dna-ocean
Some other uses for environmental DNA: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-teeny-bits-leftover-dna-help-scientists-track-elusive-species-180963011/

Follow Bryan Nguyen: @amphipods
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

May 07 2019

42mins

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Rank #15: Growler of Genetic Research

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A message from Lauren:
During graduate school, I have been funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program, the National Institutes of Health, and the University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. The content presented in this podcast is solely my responsibility and does not necessarily reflect the official views of the funders. I also thank my mentors-- including Cindy Bulik, Jessica Baker, Patrick Sullivan and Yoav Gilad-- and assure the listening audience that any error in this podcast is due to my inadequacies as a student rather than theirs as teachers.

Hopefully this interview demonstrated the innovation in the eating disorder field, and highlighted some of the questions that remain. Currently, most eating disorders research (including most of my own) focuses on individuals with anorexia nervosa. More funding and research is clearly needed in this area. However, it is also extremely important to increase the number of studies in eating disorders outside of anorexia nervosa. Therefore, I strongly advocate for increased funding to study the biological bases of each eating disorder.

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) on eating disorders (helpline: (800) 931-2237): www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

"9 Truths About Eating Disorders" from the Academy for Eating Disorders: https://www.aedweb.org/learn/publications/nine-truths

Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative:
https://uncexchanges.org/2017/08/30/anorexia-nervosa-genetics-initiative-an-update-2/

Follow Lauren Blake: @Lauren_E_Blake
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Dec 03 2018

32mins

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Rank #16: Juiced Journalism

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The landscape of journalism is changing rapidly. With established newspapers going out of business and the rise of online publication, working as a journalist today is very different than even 20 years ago. Nick Hagar studies these trends and researches how the world of journalism is continuing to evolve.

Suggested Reading:
A great recent rundown of labor issues in freelance journalism: https://newrepublic.com/article/153744/gig-economy
A general source of news industry and research coverage: https://www.niemanlab.org/
An in-depth piece of research on how new technologies affect journalists: https://www.cjr.org/tow_center_reports/the_traffic_factories_metrics_at_chartbeat_gawker_media_and_the_new_york_times.php

Follow Nick: @nickhagar
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Jul 30 2019

35mins

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Rank #17: How we hear, with beer

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Have you ever returned home after a loud concert, only to notice everything sounds muffled and a bit more quiet? In those moments, I usually think of my mom chastising me by saying that I can't recover lost hearing. But thanks to Amrita's research, there's a chance we may be able to recover our hearing after all!

Suggested Reading:
Article Amrita wrote about her research: https://indscicomm.blog/2018/05/01/music-in-the-time-of-hearing-loss/
Funding organization's description of research: https://hearinghealthfoundation.org/blogs/tag/cell+regeneration
Amrita's advisor's talk about regeneration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-7MMkqY7iE

Follow Amrita Anand: @amritallsmiles
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Nov 04 2019

39mins

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Rank #18: Drinking Disequilibrium

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Thanks to the NPR SciCommers community, I had the chance to chat with Gosia all the way over in Porto, Portugal! She studies genetic variation within pigeons and other birds, all while applying this research to a broader context.

Suggested Reading:
CIBIO: https://cibio.up.pt/people/details/malgorzatag
Molecular Ecology blog: https://www.molecularecologist.com/
Genetics Society of America blog: http://genestogenomes.org/
Genetics blog: http://newsongenetics.blogspot.com/

Follow Malgorzata (Gosia): @GazdaMalgorzata, https://www.linkedin.com/in/gosia-gazda-20117256/, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Malgorzata_Gazda2?ev=hdr_xprf
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Jul 02 2019

37mins

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Rank #19: Malted Mathematics

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Math is way more than formulas learned in algebra class in high school. This episode's guest, Yen Duong, earned her PhD studying graph theory and topology! While she's now a science reporter in North Carolina, she was happy to tell me all about her PhD research!

Suggested Reading:
Yen's blog on geometric group theory: https://bakingandmath.com/2015/03/02/what-is-geometric-group-theory/ and several other math posts

Example of a funky manifold: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/a-few-of-my-favorite-spaces-the-three-torus/

Background on the field: https://www.quantamagazine.org/from-hyperbolic-geometry-to-cube-complexes-and-back-20121002/

Video on Banach Tarski paradox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s86-Z-CbaHA&t=689s

Follow Yen Duong: @yenergy, www.yenduong.com
Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Oct 30 2018

37mins

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Rank #20: Thank You

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Thank you so much to everyone who has helped make this show such a joy!

Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Dec 31 2019

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