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

  • 23: Serious academics

    August 11th, 2016  |  52 mins 40 secs

    Can you be a "serious academic" while still posting photos on Instagram? In this episode, James and Dan discuss a recent article bemoaning the infiltration of the "selfie epidemic" into academia.

  • 22: Pokemon and public health

    August 3rd, 2016  |  59 mins 15 secs

    Pokemon Go is sweeping the world and getting people walking again! But is the Pokemon Go 'model' a golden opportunity to tackle obesity or just another fad?

  • 21: This is your brain on steroids

    July 22nd, 2016  |  58 mins 17 secs

    Dan and James discuss a new paper that compared brain structure in long-term steroid users and non-using weightlifters

  • 20: Sample sizes in psychology studies

    July 13th, 2016  |  1 hr 1 min

    Can psychologists learn more by studying fewer people?

  • 19: Let us spray: oxytocin and spirituality

    July 6th, 2016  |  47 mins 24 secs

    Dan and James discuss a recent paper on intranasal oxytocin and spirituality

  • 18: Data sharing

    June 29th, 2016  |  51 mins 28 secs

    Withholding data: bad science or scientific misconduct?

  • 17: Journals: Do we need them?

    June 22nd, 2016  |  51 mins 2 secs

    Do we really need scientific journals?

  • 16: What makes a good psych study?

    June 15th, 2016  |  49 mins 10 secs

    What are the defining characteristics of a good psychology study?

  • 15: Software and coding

    June 8th, 2016  |  45 mins 27 secs

    Dan and James discuss software and coding, including the tools they use

  • 14: Science communication

    June 2nd, 2016  |  32 mins 49 secs

    Dan and James discuss public engagement, science communication, and the internet outrage machine.

  • 13: Academic horror stories

    May 26th, 2016  |  52 mins 12 secs

    Dan and James discuss a few academic horror stories sent in by their listeners.

  • 12: Reporting heart rate variability studies

    May 22nd, 2016  |  59 mins 51 secs

    Dan and James discuss their latest paper, in which they propose heart rate variability reporting guidelines. They also talk about saunas (why not?) and why the concept of 'sympathovagal balance' should be abandoned.