TBFY In Conversation 23 – Anthropomania with Jay Ingram

Science broadcaster extraordinaire Jay Ingram is back! As always our chat covers many topics. Can people benefit from watching science unfold in real time? The importance of context when delivering and receiving science based info. The real reasons people decide on “scientific debates”. We also talk at length about humanities relationships with animals and Jay’s new podcast Anthropomania which explores these relationships and the consequences for us and the animals. Check out anthropomania.com for more info and take a listen wherever you get your podcasts.

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TBFY In Conversation 22 – The Weight of Air with David Poses

My guest author David Poses has an incredibly important message, our entire system of drug prevention, policy and treatment needs to be blown up and rebuilt. David brings us this message in his upcoming book The Weight of Air which details his double life struggling with mental illness and heroin addiction. Through his experience and story the failures of the current shame based ways we deal with addiction and mental illness become clear as does the possibility for an alternative compassionate strategy. His book is available July 6th and open for pre-order now wherever books are sole. Check out davidposes.com for full details and follow David on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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TBFY In Conversation 21 – Sharing Genomes and More with Stephen Doyle

Stephen Doyle is a molecular and computational biologist who uses whole genome sequencing to study how parasites evolve resistance to drugs. He was also able to explain how genome sequencing works and just how powerful that technology and data can be, especially in the context of the ongoing coronavirus situation. You’ve heard of corona variants, well Stephen helps sort out what this means and how genomics is used to track these outbreaks. We also discussed the benefits of pre-print for the field of genomics and the importance of open science. Check out his twitter @stephen__doyle and his work at the Sanger Institute.

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TBFY In Conversation 20 – Covering the Psychedelic Beat with Shayla Love

Senior staff writer at VICE Shayla Love was kind enough to join the show to discuss her work covering the psychedelics beat. Shayla writes feature articles on many topics that fall under the umbrellas of science, psychology, health and the mind and she is consistently finding unique and important angles of the psychedelic movement that need to be talked about, including the commodification and commercialization of psychedelic assisted therapy. She is an excellent writer and is full of great insights into this field and others. Please do give her a follow on Twitter, @shayla__love and check out all of her writing at VICE.

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TBFY In Conversation 19 – Communicating from The Ivory Tower with Martin Nielsen

It was a pleasure to host veterinary parasitologist and friend of the show Martin Nielsen for a discussion on science communication from an academic perspective. Lessons learned, challenges, issues with pre-print publishing, restoring faith in expertise and much more. Follow Martin on Twitter, @MartinKNielsen and Youtube, Martin K Nielsen Equine Parasitology.

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TBFY In Conversation 18 – The Science of Why with Jay Ingram

The great Jay Ingram returns to the show to talk about his latest book The Science of Why 5 and for a discussion on science communication in a pandemic. Jay is a long-time science communicator, broadcaster, author and host of two iconic, Canadian science programs, Quirks and Quarks on CBC Radio and Daily Planet on Discovery Channel Canada. Now, aside from authoring books Jay does live shows, sometimes with a band, panel discussions, talks and evidently, guest spots on small time science podcasts.

TBFY In Conversation 17- Deep Glass Sponge Diving with Hamish Tweed

Hamish Tweed, technical diving instructor and team lead for the Deep Glass Sponge Research Team (@deepglasssponge on Instagram) joined to talk about their efforts to document the rare glass sponge reefs off the coast of British Colombia. Hamish was the subject of the documentary Moonless Oasis (check out TBFY In Conversation 15) and continued the conversation about these amazing creatures, the challenges and rewards of diving to visit them and the importance of protecting these habitats. Also check out the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society who are playing a big part in this work as well.

TBFY In Conversation 16-Connecting the Dots with Noemi Weis

Noemi Weis, an award-winning filmmaker joins us to talk about her latest documentary Connecting The Dots, a film about the global youth mental health crisis. It was a great chat and it’s an important topic. Please check out their website connectingthedotsfilm.com to join the global screening and roundtable on Nov 19th or to host your own screening. You can alsoo follow on Instagram and Facebook, @connectingthedotsfilm or with #RaiseYourHand

TBFY In Conversation 15-Moonless Oasis with Nate Slaco and Bryce Zimmerman

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Filmmakers Nate Slaco and Bryce Zimmerman join the show to talk about their new documentary Moonless Oasis. The film follows a group of citizen scientists as they attempt to document the habitat of the rare glass sponge. These sea creatures were once thought extinct but have been discovered off the West Coast of Canada. Nate and Bryce talk about the sponges, the dedication of the crew who at times put themselves in danger to do this work, and their thoughts on tackling scientific topics as filmmakers and not scientists. Check out moonlessoasis.com to learn more about the film and follow @moonlighoasis.

TBFY In Conversation 14-Anthropology in a Pandemic with Sarah Bell

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An anthropologists view of an Ebola epidemic. Sarah Bell, PhD candidate at Oxford Brookes University joined to chat about her work researching how messaging around the consumption of “bush meat” affected people’s behavior and perceptions of the epidemic. Her work is very relevant to the conspiracy theories and misinformation we are seeing with COVID and we touched on that and the Pan Verus Project Sarah started to help with conservation efforts in Sierra Leone. Check her out at @sarahsgonewild, sarahbell.org and panverus.org