For this episode, Greg Foot joins me live in the studio in Bali to talk about science and science communication.
I met Greg through Dave Cornthwaite who was my guest on episode 60 and got to know Greg when he joined our weekly frisbee game here in Bali.
Greg is a Science Presenter on TV, on YouTube and on Stage.Â As the Resident Science Guy on Blue Peter heâ€™s run on custard, made a comet, and built a giant battery from 600 potatoes! As a regular on Channel 4â€™s Sunday Brunch,Â Greg dissected a (jelly!) brain, made home-made icecream, played music WITH FIRE and much more!
Greg also hosts BBC Three / BBC Worldwideâ€™s Secrets Of Everything where heâ€™s been buried alive, frozen, shot, electrocuted, and even gone under the knife in the name of science! And heâ€™s driven a jet-powered go-kart, unleashed a huge flour explosion and built a real levitating hoverboard as a host for BBC Worldwideâ€™s Factomania.
Greg has his Masters degree in Science Media Production from Imperial College and has been recognized as one of the leading science communicators in the UK by The Wellcome Trust who have given him the prestigious position of â€˜Engagement Fellowâ€™.
Greg is now embarking on his first UK wide theater tour with a show called “Caution: Safety Goggles Required!”
If you love science, interesting questions, explosions, and dramatic performances, this is the episode for you!
What you will learn:
-How many subscribers you need to earn a living on YouTube
-How to write a script for a presentation or video
-Whether scientists should be communicating about their work or leaving it to journalists
-How survival on Mt. Everest can influence intensive care patients
-The business model of a science presenter
“I like ideas to be slowly unpacked” – Greg Foot
“Do as much as you can in every style of presentation to see what works”- Greg Foot
“I start building my presentations with a topic or a spectacle”- Greg Foot
“Don’t be afraid to not know the answer”- Greg Foot
“There are ways to ask good questions”- Greg Foot
“Stay clear of the obvious”- Greg Foot
“Adventure is whenever you try to do something new”- Greg Foot
“Go on an intellectual adventure”- Greg Foot
Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):
Tickets for Greg’s UK national tour: â€œCAUTION: Safety Goggles Required!â€œ
Thanks Greg Foot!
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