After a brief interlude (#1) Caspar went into the wide wonderful world of Speech Pathology with Katherine Gehrke (@klgehrke). Aside from helping children (and their parents) overcome speech problems, Katherine is also an avid science communicator who suffers from imposter syndrome. Caspar and Katherine binged on work, passion, internal conflicts and the mice that live in Caspar’s kitchen. You can check out Katherine’s own video content on her great YouTube channel or follow her on Twitter. As per usual, all music is by Big Gigantic and this episode was co-produced by Nina Roxburgh. Rate us, like us, review us, and FOR SCIENCE’S SAKE GET ON BOARD!
After a restful Xmas and New Year, Caspar sat down with evolutionary scientist Kate Garland. Despite only having finished her Bachelor of Science (with Honours) at the University of Queensland, Kate is already a published author from her work with the Weisbecker lab. She is also the Queensland coordinator of Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots program. Kate has won several awards for her work, including one from the Australian Mammalian Society.
Caspar and Kate binged on their work as scientists, what it's like to be an evolutionary scientist, whether scientists can (and should) be activists, mental health in science, issues in funding, and Kate shared her experience being a woman in science. They also talked about the new Star Wars film ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
You can follow Kate's travels through Africa this year on her blog and on Instagram (@oh__possum) and Twitter (@Kate_Garland). And check out Roots and Shoots on Facebook. All the awesome music you hear is by Big Gigantic. Get on board...