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Guest Hosts Wanted!

August 12, 2016

We are looking for guest hosts to join our team Experience is not required. Enthusiasm, a willingness to cannonball into the deep end, an open mind, and an endless supply of questions are top on our desired list of qualifications. If you never grew out of always saying "but why", we want to hear from you. If you embrace complexity by digging into the details rather than searching for simplicity, you might be a perfect fit. If you could listen to experts talk about their work and why they do it for ages, we'd love to listen in too. Now. You've heard us say it before but I'm gonna say it again: this show is a labour of love. We...

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Best Science Books of 2015

December 04, 2015

Once again, we've brought together a couple of lovers of popular science and made them tell us what they loved reading this year. Not all of the books below were released in 2015, but nearly all of them have been released in the last couple of years, and all of them you are sure to love. Our Panelists John Dupuis is a science and engineering librarian at the Steacie Science and Engineering Library at York University in Toronto. John has a Masters of Library and Information studies degree, and his research and professional interests include science books, the future of academic libraries, open access advocacy, scholarly communications in computer science, and Canadian science policy. He can be found online at...

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Science Themed Gift Ideas 2015

December 04, 2015

This year, we expanded our horizons beyond the book store and brought in a couple of expert geeks to suggest some unique science themed gifts for the nerds on your list. Our Panelists Courtney Caldwell is a communications professional by day, a writer for Skepchick and Mad Art Lab by night, and lover of all things geek! Simon Saval is the founder and CEO of GeekWrapped.com, the world’s largest curated collection of unique science gifts. The organization’s goals are to popularize science through products that stimulate the imagination and to raise money for national charities. Thier Gift Suggestions Courtney Caldwell Northern Brewer 1 Gallon Small Batch Starter Kit Kinkajou Bottle Cutter Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math...

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Desiree Schell at CFI Leadership Conference & Secular Women Work

July 20, 2015

This summer, our own Desiree Schell is taking her Activism Workshop on the road to two great events, blending her expertise in organizing with her love of evidence and reason. First up, she'll be speaking at the 2015 CFI Leadership Conference, running from July 30 to August 2 in Amherst, New York. The CFI Leadership event brings together student and community activists from across North America for four days packed with leadership training, workshops, networking, educational presentations, and more. Desiree is a big fan of the CFI Leadership event, and has met some fantastic people through this event over the years, including the future generation of passionate activists. Later in the summer, Desiree will also be running her workshop at...

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Recent Feed Maintenance & Runaway Downloads

July 15, 2015

For those using iTunes to auto download the podcast, over the last 2 days we've had to make some minor changes to the feed URL, and for some people it means all the episodes are re-downloading. The best way to stop this is to set your iTunes to only download the "X Most Recent" episodes in the podcast settings. Apologies for the runaway downloads anyone has experienced: we didn't realize this minor change would cause that! In future, we'll be sure to notify you in advance of any changes we're making to our feed that might cause this to happen again. One way you can prevent these types of runaway downloads for any show you're listening to is to limit...

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