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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  • 24: Incentive structures in science

    August 17th, 2016  |  1 hr 20 secs

    Science funding has a series of built in incentive structures, but what sort of science does this produce?

  • 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.