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You're Up Next

You're Up Next

By Bright Club Ireland
A podcast from Bright Club Ireland and hosted by Dr Jessamyn Fairfield, exploring science, humour, creativity, and comedy. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Find out more at brightclub.ie.
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Episode 7. Death and Humour ( with Susan Messing)
In our final episode of Season 2, Jessamyn speaks to Susan Messing, a improvisational theatre performer, teacher and author, about the value of humour in our darkest moments.
28:34
November 04, 2021
Episode 6. Statistics (with Shane Jensen)
In this week's episode, Jessamyn speaks to Shane Jensen, a professor of statistics at the University of Pennsylvania, about making maths more engaging by connecting it to real world situations.
20:08
October 31, 2021
5. Bias and Comedy (with Kasha Patel)
This week on You're Up Next, Jessamyn speaks with science writer and stand-up comedian, Kasha Patel, about making science funny, using humour to improve research, and challenging bias with comedy. Find out more at brightclub.ie
26:12
October 21, 2021
4. Wrongful Conviction (with Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle)
This week on You're Up Next, we meet Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle. Sunny and Peter were both sentenced to death for crimes they didn't commit, and they share their experiences of prison, of death row, and of adjusting to life after exoneration. Find out more at brightclub.ie
22:06
October 14, 2021
3. Art (with Natasha T. Miller and Kate Murray)
This week on You're Up Next we're talking about the relationship between science and art. Our guests are Natasha T. Miller, a performance poet and Community Engagement Manager at Science Gallery Detroit, and Kate Murray, theatre practitioner and National Coordinator for Bright Club Ireland. Find out more at brightclub.ie.
29:07
October 07, 2021
2. Covid 19 (with Prof. Stephanie McCalla)
This week on You're Up Next we're going there and talking about Covid 19. Our guest this week is Prof. Stephanie McCalla, a professor of bioengineering and an RNA diagnostics expert at Montana State University. Find out more at brightclub.ie. In this week’s episode we mention the work of Dr. Katalin Karikó. Dr. Karikó laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines, turning the tide of the pandemic. Please read more about Dr. Karikó and her fascinating work here:https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/health/coronavirus-mrna-kariko.html
22:32
September 30, 2021
1. Climate Change (with Dr Rose Mutiso and Anne Gill)
We're kicking off Season 2 of You're Up Next by exploring the topic of Climate Change through the lenses of humour, creativity and science. Our guests this week are Bright Club performer and comedian, Anne Gill, and Dr. Rose Mutiso, physicist and former CEO of the Mawazo Institute. Find out more at brightclub.ie.
24:49
September 23, 2021
Season 2 Preview of You’re Up Next, with Jessamyn Fairfield
A preview of Season 2 of the You're Up Next podcast from Bright Club Ireland. This season we'll be exploring some important topics through the lenses of humour, creativity and science. At Bright Club, we help researchers talk about their work using comedy. We believe in using humour to break down barriers between knowledge and people – creating connection and bringing us all a little closer together is what’s at the heart of Bright Club. So, this season, we're going to be putting our money where our mouth is, and talking about some deep topics. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Music by Chris Zabriskie. Find out more at brightclub.ie.
03:05
September 23, 2021
5. Where is public engagement going? (with Hana Ayoob)
This episode explores how to find new perspectives, platform new voices,  and include new communities in science and comedy. Featuring science communicator, creative producer, and trainer Hana Ayoob. Music by Set in Sand.  Find out more at brightclub.ie.
15:46
July 01, 2020
4. How can science and comedy be more inclusive? (with Kyle Marian Viterbo)
This episode explores how to find new perspectives, platform new voices, and include new communities in science and comedy. Featuring comedian, trainer, and event producer Kyle Marian Viterbo. Music by Set in Sand. Find out more at brightclub.ie.
16:52
June 24, 2020
3. Why do scientists think they're better than everyone else? (with Shane Bergin)
This episode explores why elitism, community, and identity matter when we talk about science (and comedy). Featuring physicist, educator, and public engagement expert Shane Bergin. Music by Set in Sand. Find out more at brightclub.ie.
13:32
June 17, 2020
2. How do you train someone to be funny? (with Aine Gallagher)
This episode explores the structure of a good joke, the skills of a comedian, and the stories that make people laugh. Featuring the former Creative Director of Bright Club Ireland, Aine Gallagher. Music by Set in Sand. Find out more at brightclub.ie.
13:03
June 10, 2020
Statement of Solidarity
This is our Statement of Solidarity. Black lives matter. 
01:09
June 03, 2020
1. Why use comedy to communicate science? (with Steve Cross)
The first episode of this new podcast from Bright Club Ireland explores what comedy and science can learn from each other. Featuring Bright Club founder, Steve Cross. Music by Set in Sand. Find out more at brightclub.ie.
14:29
May 27, 2020
Preview of You're Up Next, with Jessamyn Fairfield
A preview of a new podcast from Bright Club Ireland exploring the intersection of science and comedy, how to train someone to be funny, how comedy and science can be more inclusive, and who gets to call themselves a scientist. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Music by Set in Sand. Find out more at brightclub.ie.
02:55
May 14, 2020