Airy Thoughts

Welcome to our podcast!

Airy Thoughts (previously known as The Spotlight Report) is a podcast in which we discuss science, research, and other topics with the goal of educating and critically exploring different topics. This podcast was born out of my previous podcast, The Spotlight Report, which I made as a graduate student to interview academics about their research. Part of the fun of the experience was exploring the human side of science, and learning about some unspoken challenges and pleasures of graduate school for many student. We hope to replicate that experience here to give listeners a more complete picture of what being a scientist truly means.

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We are always looking for exciting new topics to cover, so please contact us if you would like to recommend a story or topic to cover, or if you have comments or questions about past episodes.