Episode 1: Andre Picard
Andre Picard acclaimed health columnist at The Globe and Mail discusses what it’s like to be a science journalist right now and how Canada is really doing in terms of communicating about COVID19, and what we need to be doing better.
Episode 2: Kyle Marian
We chat to science communicator (Producer at Science Friday) Kyle Marian who co-created Asians Strike Back: A Coronavirus Comedy & Science Show. How can comedians, scientists and artists come together to tackle misinformation, xenophobia & reclaim narratives with comedy?
Episode 3: Liz Neeley
We spoke to Liz Neeley, Executive Director of the Story Collider who recently wrote a piece in The Atlantic called How to Talk About the Coronavirus: Four ways to help those around you be better informed about the pandemic.
Liz shares shares her tips for how we can communicate more empathically and constructively with ourselves and others during this pandemic.
Dr. Samantha Yammine
Episode 4: Dr. Samantha Yammine
(AKA Science Sam)
We chat with Neuroscientist, #Scicommer and Digital Media Producer Dr. Samantha Yammine, known to thousands of her followers as Science Sam @heysciencesam.
We discuss how can we leverage social media to engage often forgotten audiences with vital information, while combatting misinformation that’s intrinsic to those platforms?
Race-based data collection of COVID-19 in Canada :
Episodes 5 and 6 are a two-part investigation on the lack of race-based data collection re:COVID19 here in Canada. We delve into why this lack of information is so dangerous and what barriers it presents to communicating vital information about the pandemic to vulnerable communities.
We chat to Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnston Chair of Black Canadian Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Dr. Dryden discusses how the ongoing disproportionate impact of COVID-19 within Black communities is rooted in a larger Canadian conversation about racism and data that is often dismissed. @OmiSooreDryden