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Skeptically Speaking radio interview

Last month I wrote a piece about peer review for Scientific American.

Shortly thereafter I was contacted by Desiree Schell from the Skeptically Speaking radio show about doing a short interview on the topic. I love this podcast (it's one four I listen to after Science Friday, Radiolab, and TED talks), so I was pretty excited.

And--according to my wife--it was actually interesting. So yay to not being a boring knob. The interview starts with a discussion about faster than light neutrinos; I pop in around minute 43.

Here's the episode.

Anyway, if you haven't checked this show out, please do so. Their archives have great interviews with scientists and general science geeks such as Adam Savage, XKCD's Randall Munroe, and many others.


  1. Nice interview. In case you’re not aware of it, you might be interested in the recent inquiry by the UK Parliament House of Commons Science and Technology Committee into peer review in scientific publications. You can find all the details and resulting report here http://bit.ly/vk0QCO. The Summary is on pages 3-4 and Conclusions and recommendations are on pages 89-94 (declaration – I was the specialist adviser to the Committee for this inquiry). It covers many of the issues you’ve identified as important in peer review and research publication.
    Full link http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/inquiries/peer-review/

  2. Working link to the peer review inquiry page for my earlier comment.

  3. 254 pages!? That's a _hefty_ document!

    But importnat. Thank you for your comments and for sharing this. I'll try to make the time to read through.