Science For The People #234

October 11, 2013

This week, Skeptically Speaking becomes Science For The People. Hosts Desiree Schell, Rachelle Saunders and Marie-Claire Shanahan discuss the new name, the motivation for the change, and how it conveys their vision for the show. We'll speak to researcher Alice Bell about the history and politics of the radical science movement of the 1970's. And researcher and blogger Scicurious gives us a preview of GirlGeekCon 2013.


  • Alice Bell
  • Bethany Brookshire
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Guest Bios

Alice Bell

Alice Bell is a research fellow and head of public engagement at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex. She is also a science blogger for the Guardian, columnist for Popular Science UK, and co-editor at New Left Project. She was previously lecturer in Science Communication at Imperial College, where she also completed a PhD in children's science media.

Bethany Brookshire

Bethany Brookshire is a freelance science journalist and the author of the book "Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains". She is also a host and producer on the podcast "Science for the People". She is a former staff writer with Science News magazine and Science News for Students, a digital magazine covering the latest in scientific research for kids ages 9-14. Her freelance writing has appeared in Scientific American, Science News magazine, Science News Explores, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, Slate and other outlets. Bethany has a PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She was a 2019-2020 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.