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.
- R2OS-Ep1, A Social Dilemma
- R2OS-Ep2, Collaboration Is Key
- R2OS-Ep3, Academics in Charge
- R2OS-Ep4, The Untapped Potential
- R2OS-Ep5, With Cameron Neylon on Collective Action
- R2OS-Ep6, Academic Commons
We also record some short episodes, called news-chat, to spread the word on recent developments around open-science and related policy making.
Voice of the Utrecht Young Academy
- Voice of UYA - Francien Peterseand accompanying blog: One Thousand Sorrows
- Voice of UYA - Let’s talk about unhealthy work-habits and accompanying blog
- Voice of UYA - Wim Otte on Purposeful Research, intro: The Altruist Scientist
- Voice of UYA - Borja Martinovic on Nativism and Sociology of Intergroup Prejudices, intro: We came to this land first! Or did we?
- Voice of UYA - Ron Dotsch on Making Into and Breaking Away from Academia, intro: Do not take it at the face value
- Voice of UYA - Lars Tummers on Policy Alienation
- Voice of UYA - Elaine Mak on New Public Management in the Judiciary System
Podcasts I regularly follow
- Goede Gespreken(nl)
- Talking Politics
- Weekly Economics podcast
- TED radio hour
- Nature podcast
- The Guardian’s Science weekly
- …and some other random shows every now and then