124: From Ptolemy to Takeshi's Castle

Episode 124 · January 18th, 2021 · 51 mins 17 secs

About this Episode

We discuss under which circumstances retracting decades-old articles is worth the time. We also chat about why LinkenIn is underrated (yes, really) and special journal issues are overrated.

A more specific list of topics and links:

  • We play a game of "overated/underated", in which Dan has a list of stuff that he asks James whether these things are overrated or underated (or appropiated rated)
  • Why LinkedIn is underated
  • Graphical abstracts are underrated
  • Online conferences are underrated
  • Authors should have the chance to wildly speculate (as long as it's marked as wild speculation)
  • Sourdough bread is so gorgeous that even hipsters can't ruin it
  • Special journal themes are overrated
  • Should we bother putting the energy into retracting old studies?
  • The retracted article that Eysenck co-authored, entitled “Coffee-Drinking and Personality as Factors in the Genesis of Cancer and Coronary Heart Disease”
  • THIS is Takeshi's Castle

Other links

Music credits: [Lee Rosevere](freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/)

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Episode citation

Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2021, January 18) "124: From Ptolemy to Takeshi's Castle", Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/DG3PY

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