This is somewhat of an experiment, as this episode is not at all coming from us but was produced by Lindsay Petley-Ragan. Lindsay has been a science communicator for quite some time now and has worked for a number of science (-related) organizations. Over the last winter semester she hosted a science communication workshop for graduate students at Humboldt University in Berlin and one of the assignments for the students was to interview a scientist or make a podcast. So Lindsay got into touch with us late last year and asked whether the outcome might be of interest for us. And since she could push the interviews a bit into the direction of open science, we gladly agreed to publish the result(s) here. So, this is the episode produced by Lindsay with interviews conducted by Kata Katz, Paul Rikeit and Gina Doerpholz.
As last year, Konrad visited the WikiCite 2017 event that seeks out „…to design a central bibliographic repository, as well as tools and strategies to improve information quality and verifiability in Wikimedia projects.“ This year he took the opportunity to do a couple of interviews with participants.
This interview is with Jonathan Dugan. Jonathan is a bioinformatician by education, has until recently worked for PLOS (PLOS Labs) and is one of the organizers of WikiCite. Enjoy!
Pretty much everybody with a background in research knows PLOS, either through its mega journal PLOS ONE (most probably the biggest OA journal), or one of its other journals. However, it was kind of surprising to us when we recognized a while ago that there is also a PLOS podcast, the PLOScast. This podcast, being public for a year now, offers more than a dozen episodes so far, each being an interview with some very interesting guests – some of them well-known all over the place, such as Cameron Neylon, Matt Shipman,Geoffrey Bilder and many more. We got the wonderful opportunity to talk to Elizabeth Seiver, the host of the PLOScast (and herself being a meta researcher at PLOS with a psychology background) and Jennifer Laloup, the producer of the show. We talked about how PLOScast came to life and how they have been able to constantly grow it. We also share some of our own history and experience. We can absolutely recommend to give the PLOScast a thorough listen and we hope that there will be many more episodes to come. Hopefully, this episode is as interesting for you, as it was for us. Thanks Elizabeth and Jen! And now, enjoy!
Insbesondere Hörerinnen und Hörer, aber auch gelegentliche Besucher dieser Website werden es wohl gemerkt haben, dass die angekündigte kurze Podcastpause nun schon erheblich länger dauert. Das Ganze gefällt mir am allerwenigsten, ließ sich aber zur zeit einfach nicht verhindern, da vielen andere Dinge (darunter vor allem der Job) momentan arg raumgreifend sind. Dennoch, es geht hier weiter – und ich hoffe, dass ich das in Kürze schon …