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Talking Science

Dr Biology sits down with well known science correspondent, Robert Krulwich, for a fun conversation about communicating science. The two talk about media, old and new, and maybe some that may not have been developed.

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Topic Time
Intro 00:00
Visible and invisible ideas. 01:14
Radio as a story-telling medium. [difference between television and radio] 02:29
The duet between the radio voice and the listening. 03:56
Difference between radio and television? 04:25
Multitasking in the modern age. 05:18
Radio and television - then and now. 06:06
The beginning of Radio Lab. 07:45
Who and how to people listen to RadioLab? 09:19
Who is listening to the new medium? 10:07
Are there new communication mediums that are being developed? 11:36
Are you secretly a scientist at heart? The importance of asking questions 13:56
The art of asking questions - treat an interview like a date. 16:00
Where do you get your ideas? 17:31
Worst and best part of being a science journalist. 18:27
Three questions begin - when did you know you wanted to be a science reporter? 20:15
What would you be or do if you could not be a science journalist? 21:52
Advice for a young communicator that wants to be a journalist? 22:26
Tips on interviewing and telling stories about science. 24:11
Write to other successful people whose work you like. 26:50
The amazing adventures or misadventures of some biologists. 27:57
Sign-off 29:17

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Talking Science

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