The format of the podcast is a series of interviews with guests about various topics, these have included; Marc Abrahams (IgNobel Prize) discussing the importance of humour in science communication, a ‘live’ report on a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon event to improve diversity in science, an interview with the Head of Vitae, a non-profit-program dedicated to supporting the professional development of researchers, about research career pathways, and a variety of conversations about the problems with scientific publishing, and the possibilities of data and software sharing. These interviews are a great way to understand not only what Open Science is, but also how it actually impacts the day to day work of scientists.
The ORION podcast was launched in January 2019, It is broadcast every two weeks on a Thursday morning. hosted by Dr Luiza Bengtsson, Dr Emma Harris and Zoe Ingram from the Communications Department of the MDC. The podcast is part of the ORION project.