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Sometimes, science sucks. Let's talk about it!

Science is awesome. It’s fascinating, it sparks curiosity, and it’s the reason most of us are alive today. But sometimes, it sucks—from applying for funding to spending hours in the lab to lack of representation in many science fields.


Each week, science communicator Ive Velikova welcomes a guest to chat about the ins and outs of scientific research and how it impacts our lives.

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What rubber bands can tell us about DNA

Adam Fortais


Improving lives through speech and language therapy

Dr. Roxanne Belanger


From Astrophysicist to a Dream SciComm Job

Dr. Parshati Patel

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Why do we love science podcasts?

Kyelle Byne

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Tips from an Award-Winning Science Writer

Dr. Kimberly McCoy


Why is LGBT STEM Day important?

Featuring 6 special guests!

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Let's Talk About Sex

Eva Bloom

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Teen Mom to Cancer Epidemiologist

Ashley Stenzel


Canada and the Future of Space Travel

Dr. Sara Mazrouei

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Gynaecology's Dark History

Charly Evon Simpson

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How To Support Women in Science

Shweta Mahajan

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How do marine organisms build their shells?

Robert Ulrich

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Birds are Definitely Glamorous Dinosaurs

Dr. Lisa Buckley

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This Physicist is Taking the World by Storm

Dr. Claudia Antolini

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A Beginner's Guide to Science Illustration

Dr. Gaius J. Augustus

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A Scientist's Federal Election Guide

Evidence for Democracy, TSPN, and SPE)

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How did birds evolve from dinosaurs?

Talia Lowi-Merri


How To Use Social Media Like a Scientist

Lina Duque, MBA


Chasing Non-Science Passions

Krishana Sankar


Earth Day Special Extravaganza

Anita Luu, Ellen Gute, Emily Wissel, and Dr. Richelle Tanner

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How to Get Into Science Writing

Sophie Okolo

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Chemistry Hater to Chemistry Grad Student

Reeda Mahmood

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Breast Cancer in Black Women

(w/ Shawn Hercules)

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Enzymes Can (probably) Save the World

Maya DeGrood

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French Canadians "can't speak" and other myths

Dr. Michèle Minor-Corriveau

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Stuck in the Gulf of Mexico, and other fieldwork mishaps

Juita Martinez

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How To Make $$$ in Grad School

Kelsey Doerkson

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How to Quit Your PhD and Dive into Teaching

Jalina Bielaska Da Silva


Road Trip to the first-ever ComSciConCan

Featuring 8 special guests!

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Coming Out

Natalie Westwood

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Science Meets Policy

Dr. Vanessa Sung

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Science for kids,
by kids

Keeley Aird

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Get Outside!

Ashley Gary

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Your Guide to Science Journalism

Bianca Nogrady

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How to Make Science More Inclusive

Ana Sofia Barrows

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