Everything Hertz

A podcast by scientists, for scientists. Methodology, scientific life, and bad language.

About the show

A podcast by scientists, for scientists. Methodology, scientific life, and bad language. Co-hosted by Dr. Dan Quintana (University of Oslo) and Dr. James Heathers (Northeastern University)

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Episodes

  • 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".

  • 84: A GPS in the Garden of Forking Paths (with Amy Orben)

    May 21st, 2019  |  52 mins 22 secs

    We chat with Amy Orben, who applies "multiverse" methodology to combat and expose analytical flexibility in her research area of the impact of digital technologies on psychological wellbeing. We also discuss ReproducibiliTea, an early career researcher-led journal club initiative she co-founded, which helps young researchers create local open science groups.

  • 83: Back to our dirty unwashed roots

    May 8th, 2019  |  59 mins 11 secs

    By popular demand, Dan and James are kicking it old school and just shooting the breeze. They cover whether scientists should be on Twitter, if Fortnite is ruining our youth, book recommendations, and null oxytocin studies.

  • 82: More janitors and fewer architects

    April 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins

    We answer a listener question on the possible negative consequences of the open science movement—are things moving too quickly?

  • 81: Too Young To Know, Too Old To Care

    April 1st, 2019  |  56 mins 9 secs

    We answer our first audio question, on whether academia is too broken to fix, and a second question on whether we’ve ever worried about the possible repercussions of our public critiques and commentary on academia

  • 80: Cites are not endorsements (with Sean Rife)

    March 17th, 2019  |  51 mins 33 secs

    We chat with Sean Rife, who the co-founder of scite.ai, a start-up that combines natural language processing with a network of experts to evaluate the veracity of scientific work

  • 79: Clinical trial reporting (with Henry Drysdale)

    March 3rd, 2019  |  55 mins 47 secs

    We chat with Henry Drysdale (University of Oxford), co-founder of the COMPare trials project, which compared clinical trial registrations with reported outcomes in five top medical journals and qualitatively analysed the responses to critical correspondence.

  • 78: Large-scale collaborative science (with Lisa DeBruine)

    February 17th, 2019  |  58 mins 38 secs
    psychology, r stats, registered reports, reproducibility, research, science, statistics

    We chat with Lisa DeBruine (University of Glasgow) about large-scale collaborative science and how her psychology department made the switch from SPSS to R

  • 77: Promiscuous expertise

    February 4th, 2019  |  55 mins 16 secs

    Dan and James discuss how to deal with the problem of scientists who start talking about topics outside their area of expertise. They also discuss what they were to do different if they were to do their PhDs all over again