130 – Ian Woolf – Science Communication Pt 4

In our continuing series on Science Communication, I talk to Sydney science journalist, Ian Woolf. Topics we discuss include:

– How Ian got into science communication
– How well is science communicated in Australia?
– Where does most of the communication come from in this country?
– The government’s lack of valuing of education
– Why is science communication important for public dialogue?
– What is being done particularly well in Australia?
– What science shows are being shown on television?
– The origins of Mythbusters
– OG proposes the idea of ABC4 – the science channel!
– Where can you find science on the internet?
– What is the delineation between science communicators and scientists who communicate?
– How does “authority” affect people’s perception of the communication of science?
– What needs to be done to help communicate science to the public?

Today’s listener of the episode is Jindrich Dusek, from Gothenburg in Sweden
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Included in the show are some out-takes as well!

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