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The Periodic Bagel

The Periodic Bagel

By Alex Goldberg and Chemjobber
Chemjobber and Alex Goldberg banter about the latest in the world of Science and Chemistry, and interview guests who know things.

Our logo was designed by Brendan Burkett (@ChemScrapes); Podcast title was coined by Caroline Landau.

Follow us on Twitter at @PeriodicBagel, @AlexFGoldberg, @Chemjobber
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6. The Lowe-down with Derek Lowe

The Periodic Bagel

10. The Periodic Scott Bagley!
We talk with Scott about Motorcycles, Milkshakes, and Molecules. We hear about his career in drug discovery, the lessons he's learned along the way, and shares his advice for the next generation of industrial chemists. None of the opinions expressed in this episode reflect the views of Pfizer Inc.
September 23, 2020
9. Followership, with LC Campeau
We talk with LC Campeau, Executive Director of Merck Process Chemistry, about how to develop skills to be a good leader and manager, and how to build a healthy team culture. He also shares with us some insights passed down to him by his PhD advisor, Prof. Keith Fagnou. But first, we start with a quiz about LC's favourite football team, the New England Patriots.
March 23, 2020
8. EDUCATED by Paulette Vincent-Ruz
We talk today with Paulette Vincent-Ruz about Chemical Education, and the ways in which her field is redefining how the next generation of students will learn Chemistry. With Canada, USA and Mexico represented on today's show, CJ also quizzes Alex and Paulette on NAFTA! Tune in for some trilateral edutainment!
March 16, 2020
7. O Canada! with Meagan Oakley and Anika Tarasewicz
The tables have turned! Meagan and Anika subject CJ and Alex to a quiz this time. We talk about Canada and about Meagan and Anika's research. Finally, we talk about the upcoming "Leaders Overcoming Gender Inequality in Chemistry" (LOGIC) retreat, which happens immediately before the CCCE conference in Winnipeg, MB. At the CCCE conference, Meagan and Anika are also hosting a special session on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Key dates: EDI Abstract Submission Deadline: February 10, 2020. LOGIC Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2020. LOGIC Retreat: May 23-24 CCCE: May 24-28
January 29, 2020
6. The Lowe-down with Derek Lowe
We talk with Derek Lowe, Medicinal Chemist and author of the blog, "In The Pipeline". He shares his predictions for the next decade in Pharma and Drug Discovery, his job search experience as a postdoc in Germany and his thoughts on the job market now, and we delve into public perceptions of the pharmaceutical industry. True to periodic bagel form, we also had a little fun at the end. Stay tuned!
January 15, 2020
5. ROBOTS vs HUMANS, with Nessa Carson
We talk with Nessa about how she uses robots as a chemist, and how she'll use them to take over the world. We also hear about London vs Not-London England, and the true meaning of Boxing Day. Finally, we weren't planning on it, but we talk about the infamous "Dear Guido" letter and grad school culture. Listener discretion advised for this part, as some strong language was used.
December 23, 2019
Latke Nosh 4 - Hunt for Red Ducktober
Challenge Accepted, Patrick (larsonp248). In honour of famed Christmas flick "The Hunt For Red October," listen as CJ expertly nails an American's impression of a Scot's impression of a Russian Submarine Captain. We hope you enjoy, see you next week for our last full episode of 2019! 
December 19, 2019
4. CATalysis with Feier Hou
This week's episode features Prof. Feier Hou. We talk about cats, crystals, and her academic journey from China to the USA. Prof. Hou is now in her second year at Western Oregon University, a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) - it wasn't an easy road to get there. Tune in to hear about her personal experiences and insights! And also cats. Follow Prof. Hou on Twitter at @happykitten62!
December 12, 2019
BB3 - CJ's Belly Laugh
CJ laughs at everything. Well... almost everything.  Alex didn't get validating laughter once, and this episode is short and sweet revenge.
December 5, 2019
3. MAGNETS!!! With Sarah Cady
Our Thanksgiving Episode features Sarah Cady of Iowa State University, who shares her love of magnets, civic duty, and talks to us about her favorite Thanksgiving foods. Who among us can best explain NMR after a glass of whiskey? How can we make a difference while surviving the chaos of America in 2019? The answers to these questions and so much more in this week's edition of the Periodic Bagel! Follow Sarah on Twitter at @sarahdcady
November 26, 2019
Scone Bites - Stu's Twitter Bots
The British Invasion continues with this week's bits that didn't quite make the cut for our full episode. Find out about Stu's (@stuartcantrill) fave follows, and hear about Nature Chemistry's #1 demographic. Tune in next week for our Thanksgiving Special with Sarah Cady, who will share with us her love of powerful magnets and civic duty.
November 21, 2019
2. Rejected by Stu Cantrill
This week, CJ and Alex interview Stuart Cantrill, Nature Chemistry's Editor-in-Chief.  He shares some spicy gossip in academic publishing, and discusses his thoughts on the peer review process. Reviewer 3 is NOT who you suspect it is! We also play our own take on Stu's game "Kanye or Cronin", and last but certainly not least, Stu gives us a crash course in Gin. Tune in for Stu's characteristic wit and British charm.
November 14, 2019
Bagel Bites - Is it a sandwich?
CJ and Alex have... conflicting opinions about what constitutes a sandwich. This argument might have gone off the rails a bit, and it didn't make the cut for our full episode. Enjoy a little outtake!
November 7, 2019
1. Halloween Special with Lisa Jarvis
Our inaugural episode launches on Halloween! What better reason to talk about Candy, Biotech Villains, KRAS Mutants, and the rise of the undead Alzheimer's beta-amyloid hypothesis with Lisa Jarvis (@LisaMJarvis), C&EN Magazine's pharma reporter extraordinaire. Chemjobber and Alex will also talk about our "vision" for the show. Please follow us on Twitter at @PeriodicBagel and let us know what you think!
October 31, 2019
Bagel Bites - Trailer
A Preview! Join Chemjobber and Alex Goldberg for fun banter and for interviews of people we like in the Chemistry and Science world. For a taste of what's to come, check out this preview episode!
October 29, 2019