Episode 1: Richard Hill - Jan 18th, 2020
The very first Lab(Oratory) Podcast Episode!
In this episode we interview Richard Hill, a Guest Investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; and a Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University whose research focused on the biochemistry of tridacnid clams and reef corals. We talk about how he came to be a scientist, the aftermath of Sputnik, where in the world his research on coral reefs has taken him,the biology of giant clams, and his thoughts on how to communicate scientific research to non scientists.
Episode 2: Judith McDowell Pt. 1 - Jan 25th, 2020
In this episode we interview Judy McDowell, a Biologist and Scientist Emeritus with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who furthered the studies of adaptations of marine animals in naturally fluctuating conditions and environmental disturbances. We talk about her experiences in Woods Hole at the Oceanographic Institution, her appreciation for Rachel Carson, and how she has studied and shaped Environmental Policies throughout her career.
Episode 3: Rene and Sam - Feb 1, 2020
In this episode Rene and Sam interview themselves! We wanted to take some time and formally introduce ourselves and explain a little bit more about where we come from and why we are creating this podcast. We talk about who we are, how we met, and interview each other with some super secret questions.
Episode 4: Judith McDowell Pt. 2 - Feb 8th, 2020
In this episode we wrap up our interview with Biologist and Scientist Emeritus Judy McDowell. We talk about her thoughts on research as well as women in science, how she and her family have balanced work and life, and her advice to up and coming scientists.
Episode 5: John Farrington - Feb 15th, 2020
In this episode we interview John Farrington, the Dean Emeritus from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution whose research focused on marine organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry of organic chemicals of environmental concern, and the interaction between science and policy. We talk about his serendipitous journey via Marie Curie towards working at WHOI, his world travels as the Chief Scientist on several scientific cruises, his thoughts on how he has seen his field change, and some creative ways he has seen the art world and the science world collide.
Episode 5.5: Ocean Sciences 2020 Update!
- Feb 19th, 2020
Just a little update episode where we recap where we are at halfway through the Ocean Sciences 2020 Meeting in San Diego. We are having a blast and learning so much! Thank you to all who have helped us get here and all who have engaged with the podcast thus far. Please keep in touch and stay tuned for a full episode featuring a variety of Ocean Sciences participants to come in the near future!
Episode 6: Olivia Masih White - Mar 2nd, 2020
In this episode we interview Olivia Masih White, a retired professor of biology and genetics from the University of North Texas. We discuss her journey of immigrating from India to the United States when she was 25, her circuitous path from seminary school to working in the medical field to pursuing her PhD in genetics, and her research regarding adults with Trisomy 21, commonly referred to as Down Syndrome.
Episode 7: Olivia Masih White Pt. 2
- Mar 2nd, 2020
In this episode we wrap up our interview with retired geneticist and biology professor, Dr. Olivia Masih White. We talk about her work with the Human Genome Project, her experiences with diversity in science, and her thoughts on religion and biology.
Episode 8: Dis-ease and Butterflies -
April 3rd, 2020
While we are currently experiencing COVID-19 social distancing, we decided to get creative. In this episode we dive into new territory for our podcast by exploring the histories of pandemics past and Maria Sibylla Merian. We talk about how the course of history has changed via the outbreak of disease and take a closer look at how the study of Entomology has evolved due to this dedicated artist scientist.
Episode 9: Dr. Helen Taussig and Misophonia -
April 10th, 2020
Week 2 of COVID-19 Podcasting! In this episode we draw from our own lives to take a closer look at the life and work of Dr. Helen Brooke Taussig as well as the maddening condition of Misophonia. We discuss the progress and precedent that has been set in the field of Pediatric Cardiology due to Dr. Taussig's perseverance as well as the advances towards understanding how specific trigger sounds can affect our brains.
Episode 10: Ocean Sciences 2020 Pt 1!-
April 18th, 2020
A Special LabOratory Episode Highlighting the 2020 AGU Ocean Sciences Conference! In this episode we feature interviews from a variety of participants at the Ocean Sciences 2020 Conference in San Diego. We interview a number of Artist/Scientists that attended the conference as well as a diverse group of individuals who represented a wide array of ocean based companies featured at the Exhibit Hall during the conference.
Introduction: David Helvarg of the Blue Frontier Campaign
Artist/Scientists: Laura Guertin, Fernanda X. Oyarzun, Drew Harvell, Tim Lueker
Exhibit Organizations: Sean Newsom - Shorebreak Tech, Jeanette McConnell - CAICE, David Dia - Alseamar, Katrina Hoffman - Prince William Sound Science Center