Since 2015, I spend short of two hours each day commuting to work and back (train + bike). Listening to podcasts and audiobook have since become part of my daily routine and my main source of knowledge about topics outside my field of research. I find podcasts large bandwidth means of scholarly communication. Since 2017, I have started producing some podcasts of my own. I am for always indebted to Lex Bohlmeijer for his outstanding Goede Gespreken(nl) and kindly giving me some crucial advice and encouragement for the start.

Podcasts I produce

The Road to Open Science

When the open-science taskforce was formed at the Utrecht University to come up with a plan to promote open science practices, I was invited to represent the Utrecht Young Academy. We soon mentioned some resistance for a wider embrace of such practices, including fear, misinformation, and persisting old culture. This motivated some of us at the Utrecht Young Academy to start the Road to Open Science podcast together with our colleagues at the university library and the Open Science Community Utrecht. Our main goal was to communicate the basic principles of open science and engage in (sometimes difficult) discussions such as credit, culture, and vested interests.

We also record some short episodes, called news-chat, to spread the word on recent developments around open-science and related policy making.

You can find all the episodes and the full interviews on the UYA soundcloud channel and all the shownotes on the portal of Openscience Community Utrecht.

Voice of the Utrecht Young Academy

Podcasts I regularly follow

Some other favorites