SciComm Summer #2: Meryl Horn - Producing the "Science Vs" Podcast

Opinion Science

Jun 13 2022 • 59 mins


Meryl Hornis a producer at Science Vs from Gimlet Media and Spotify. Science Vs is a popular science podcast that pits timely claims against scientific evidence. It's a great show. You should listen to it.

Before being a podcast producer, Meryl got her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California San Francisco. She shares how she went from being a graduate student to working professionally in science communication. She also breaks down the process of pitching, researching, and completing an episode of Science Vs, including helpful advice for translating niche science findings to a mainstream audience.

We pay particular attention to this episode of Science Vs from last year: "Burnout: Can We Fix Work?"

This episode is part of a special podcast series on science communication. You can find more info and episodes here: http://opinionsciencepodcast.com/hot-scicomm-summer/

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