Everything Hertz

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

116 episodes of Everything Hertz since the first episode, which aired on March 2nd, 2016.

  • 100: Hundredth episode live special (with Daniel Lakens, Amy Orben, and Chris Chambers)

    January 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 50 mins

    To celebrate our 100th episode, which we video-streamed live, Dan and James were joined by three special guests: Daniel Lakens, Amy Orben, and Chris Chambers.

  • 99: Science advocacy

    January 6th, 2020  |  49 mins 36 secs

    Dan and James answer a listener question on science advocacy. Is this an activity that all scientists should do, and if so, how much advocacy work should we be doing?

  • 98: Episode titles are redundant, at best (with Sophia Crüwell)

    December 16th, 2019  |  59 mins 28 secs

    We chat with Sophia Crüwell (Meta-Research Innovation Center Berlin) about pre-registration and her recent work introducing pre-registration templates for cognitive modelling research.

  • 97: Slow science

    December 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 44 secs

    Dan and James discuss the concept of "slow science", which has been proposed in order to improve the quality of scientific research and create a more sustainable work environment.

  • 96: The chaotic state of doctoral research

    November 18th, 2019  |  47 mins 49 secs

    Dan and James discuss the results of this year's Nature survey of PhD students. Despite a majority of students reporting general satisfaction with their decision to undertake a PhD, many described a sense of uncertainty, harassment in the lab, and gruelling work hours.

  • 95: All good presentations are alike; each bad presentation is bad in its own way

    November 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Dan and James discuss why academia tolerates bad presentations and the strange distrust of polished presentations.

  • 94: Predicting the replicability of research

    October 21st, 2019  |  58 mins 10 secs

    Dan and James chat with Fiona Fidler (University of Melbourne), who is leading the repliCATS project, which aims to develop accurate techniques to elicit estimates of the replicability of research.

  • 93: Double-blind peer review vs. open science

    October 7th, 2019  |  54 mins 46 secs

    Dan and James answer a listener question on how to navigate open science practices, such as preprints and open code repositories, in light of double-blind reviews.

  • 92: Chaos in the brickyard

    September 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Dan and James discuss the role of Google Scholar in citation patterns and whether we should limit academics to only publishing two papers a year.

  • 91: Shifting the goalposts in statistics (with Kristin Sainani)

    September 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins

    We chat with Kristin Sainani (Stanford University) about a popular statistical method in sports medicine research (magnitude based inference), which has been banned by some journals, but continues to thrive in some pockets of scholarship. We also discuss the role of statistical inference in the current replication crisis.

  • 90: Mo data mo problems

    August 19th, 2019  |  58 mins 4 secs

    Dan and James discuss listener questions on performing secondary data analysis and the potential for prestige to creep into open science reforms.

  • 89: Conflicts of interest in psychology (with Tom Chivers)

    August 5th, 2019  |  59 mins 52 secs

    We chat with Tom about whether psychology has a conflict-of-interest problem and how to best define conflicts.

  • 88: The pomodoro episode

    July 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 secs

    Dan and James apply the pomodoro principle by tackling four topics within a strict ten-minute time limit each: James' new error detection tool, academic dress codes, the "back in my day..." defence for QRPs, and p-slacking.

  • 87: Improving the scientific poster (with Mike Morrison)

    July 1st, 2019  |  51 mins 16 secs

    We chat with Mike Morrison, a former User Experience (UX) designer who quit his tech career to research how we can bring UX design principles to science. We discuss Mike's recently introduced 'better poster' format and why scientists should think carefully about UX.

  • 86: Should I stay or should I go?

    June 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Dan and James answer a listener question on whether they should stick it out for a few months in a toxic lab to get one more paper or if they should leave.

  • 85: GWAS big teeth you have, grandmother (with Kevin Mitchell)

    June 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins

    We chat with Kevin Mitchell (Trinity College Dublin) about what the field of psychology can learn from genetics research, how our research theories tend to be constrained by our research tools, and his new book, "Innate".