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Our mission is to connect science and society.

A SciPod could be summarised as a ‘post print’ form of science communication, or an accessible plain language summary produced into the modern communication format of an audiobook or animation.

You do not need to look far to see humanity is currently on information overload. We live increasingly fast-paced lives, with so much more information to process, and our attention spans have become shorter. SciPod corroborates this phenomenon; we embody the YouTube and Audible generation and the way the modern world loves to learn at pace and learn while multitasking.

Watch our VideoPods and listen to our AudioPods to quickly learn about fascinating research taking place around the world.

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VideoPods

Jun 20 2022

Dr Conrad Labandeira | Which Came First: Pollinating Insects or Flowers?

Historically, controlled forest burning in western North America created a forest patchwork that limited the size and...
Jun 17 2022

Dr Susan Prichard | Adapting Forests to Wildfires in a Changing Climate

Historically, controlled forest burning in western North America created a forest patchwork that limited the size and...
Jun 17 2022

Dr Albert Rimola – Exploring the Surface Chemistry of Interstellar Dust

It may be surprising to know, that you – and all other mammals – are technically cynodonts. The first cynodonts...
Jun 08 2022

Dr Michael Schutz | Musical Alarms: Improving Medical Environments by Studying Sound

Medical devices in hospitals use auditory interfaces to keep doctors and nurses updated while keeping their eyes...
May 18 2022

Dr Darren Sharpe – Cultivating Young People’s Empowerment and Participation in Society

Young people are central to a country’s growth and development, as they bring fresh perspectives and innovation....
May 18 2022

Dr Christa Mulder – Understanding How Flowering Plants Respond to Climate Change

A welcome sign of a change in seasons, the year’s first flowers usher in the start of spring. Yet, as the climate...

AudioPods

Jun 23 2022

Professor Andrew R. Barron | Repurposing Plastic COVID Facemasks to Improve the Steel-Making Process

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, billions of plastic facemasks have been used and disposed of, with the...
Jun 22 2022

Dr Peter Melchior | SCARLET: Exploring the Universe in Unprecedented Detail

Wide-area scans of the sky are an important tool for astronomers as they seek to learn more about the universe....
Jun 15 2022

Dr Jennifer Botha – Analysing Bones to Gain Insight into Mammalian Evolution

It may be surprising to know, that you – and all other mammals – are technically cynodonts. The first cynodonts...
Jun 14 2022

Dr Dirk Lachenmeier | Avoiding Injury from Hot Food by Determining the Threshold Contact Temperature

Consuming very hot food and beverages poses a risk of oesophageal cancer. Although injury thresholds have been...
Jun 14 2022

Dr Brett Lidbury | Rethinking Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Using Machine Learning

Dr Brett Lidbury from the Australian National University worked with colleagues to utilise machine learning techniques...
Jun 09 2022

Dr Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad | Getting to the Root of Plant-Fungi Symbiosis

An ancient relationship between plants and fungi could help us improve forestry and agriculture, while also responding...

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University of Žilina, Slovakia
Our research now has an opportunity to reach and connect with more of our peers, colleagues, students and the general public both locally and internationally. I am excited about the possibilities this will bring, and I highly recommend SciPod if you want a professional scicomm service that delivers impact and a useful tool that you can use independently. Listen to the SciPod
Prof. Martina Blašková, PhD
University of Žilina, Slovakia
Our research now has an opportunity to reach and connect with more of our peers, colleagues, students and the general public both locally and internationally. I am excited about the possibilities this will bring, and I highly recommend SciPod if you want a professional scicomm service that delivers impact and a useful tool that you can use independently. Listen to the SciPod
University of Žilina, Slovakia
Prof. Martina Blašková, PhD
University of Žilina, Slovakia
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
SciPod greatly helps our research by making the information available to specialists and non-specialists and to the general public. We have now used SciPod five times and this is because of the extremely professional and friendly staff, and the high quality final product. Listen to the SciPod
Alejandro Estrada, Ph.D
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
SciPod greatly helps our research by making the information available to specialists and non-specialists and to the general public. We have now used SciPod five times and this is because of the extremely professional and friendly staff, and the high quality final product. Listen to the SciPod
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Alejandro Estrada, Ph.D
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
We were looking for different ways to communicate our findings in a broader and more accessible way, particularly since Covid made it impossible to go and talk to people, which is what we’d normally do. I was attracted to SciPod by having a new set of eyes look at our research and extract what they thought were the most important and interesting aspects, since we’ve been working on it for a few years it was nice getting a fresher perspective. Overall working with SciPod was a really rewarding and enjoyable experience. Listen to the SciPod
Dr. Tilman Hartley
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
We were looking for different ways to communicate our findings in a broader and more accessible way, particularly since Covid made it impossible to go and talk to people, which is what we’d normally do. I was attracted to SciPod by having a new set of eyes look at our research and extract what they thought were the most important and interesting aspects, since we’ve been working on it for a few years it was nice getting a fresher perspective. Overall working with SciPod was a really rewarding and enjoyable experience. Listen to the SciPod
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Dr. Tilman Hartley
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Centre for Time Use Research, UCL
We were approached by SciPod informing us of their science communication service, and we thought it would be a good way to widen the audience of a research paper we’ve recently published. We really enjoyed working with SciPod and dealing with the editorial team was so easy and efficient, we couldn’t have asked for it to go any smoother. We are looking forward to reaching more people than just those interested in time use research, and we think our funding agency will appreciate our efforts of a new, accessible way for them and for the public to encourage wider engagement with our research. Listen to the SciPod
Carla Aylmore, Project Officer
Centre for Time Use Research, UCL
We were approached by SciPod informing us of their science communication service, and we thought it would be a good way to widen the audience of a research paper we’ve recently published. We really enjoyed working with SciPod and dealing with the editorial team was so easy and efficient, we couldn’t have asked for it to go any smoother. We are looking forward to reaching more people than just those interested in time use research, and we think our funding agency will appreciate our efforts of a new, accessible way for them and for the public to encourage wider engagement with our research. Listen to the SciPod
Centre for Time Use Research, UCL
Carla Aylmore, Project Officer
Centre for Time Use Research, UCL
Vector Analytics LLC
The increase in the number of downloads for my original paper indicates that the SciPod campaign has been successful. It has been a pleasure working with you and your team on this project. My work to reconstruct statistics will continue and I will certainly consider SciPod in my next outreach project.   Listen to the SciPod
Stanley Luck, PhD
Vector Analytics LLC
The increase in the number of downloads for my original paper indicates that the SciPod campaign has been successful. It has been a pleasure working with you and your team on this project. My work to reconstruct statistics will continue and I will certainly consider SciPod in my next outreach project.   Listen to the SciPod
Vector Analytics LLC
Stanley Luck, PhD
Vector Analytics LLC
Temple University, USA
Creating and disseminating knowledge has long been part of the mission and purpose of academics. For us, the tradition has been to rely on scholarly journal publishers to do the dissemination part. However, with the ascent of social media and digitalization, it became clearer to me that dissemination should include digital platforms. So when I was approached by Science Diffusion to record a ‘SciPod’, I was intrigued and asked my friend and expert in the field if this was worth a try. Based on his encouragement, SciPod created my first audiobook in 2020 and I soon saw the readership of my paper increase. My knowledge was disseminated digitally to a larger portion of society and the conversation enriched. Working was the team at SciPod was the easiest thing! They are very responsive, professional, and flexible. The services they provide are well worth the cost. I have recommended them to other colleagues and just had a third SciPod published with them, about the issue of child labour in global supply chains. Listen to the SciPod
Dr. Bertrand Guillotin
Temple University, USA
Creating and disseminating knowledge has long been part of the mission and purpose of academics. For us, the tradition has been to rely on scholarly journal publishers to do the dissemination part. However, with the ascent of social media and digitalization, it became clearer to me that dissemination should include digital platforms. So when I was approached by Science Diffusion to record a ‘SciPod’, I was intrigued and asked my friend and expert in the field if this was worth a try. Based on his encouragement, SciPod created my first audiobook in 2020 and I soon saw the readership of my paper increase. My knowledge was disseminated digitally to a larger portion of society and the conversation enriched. Working was the team at SciPod was the easiest thing! They are very responsive, professional, and flexible. The services they provide are well worth the cost. I have recommended them to other colleagues and just had a third SciPod published with them, about the issue of child labour in global supply chains. Listen to the SciPod
Temple University, USA
Dr. Bertrand Guillotin
Temple University, USA
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
I found the process with SciPod very easy and appreciate their consistent communication throughout the process. Listen to the SciPod
Dr Samantha Dolan
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
I found the process with SciPod very easy and appreciate their consistent communication throughout the process. Listen to the SciPod
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr Samantha Dolan
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The College of New Jersey
I was honoured that SciPod contacted us about one of our recent papers, and I was delighted to work with them. The audiobook they produced will allow lay people and researchers to discover our research. The editorial process with SciPod was very easy and smooth and I look forward publishing our SciPod on our institutional website, and sharing with prospective research students. Listen to the SciPod
Dr. AJ Richards
The College of New Jersey
I was honoured that SciPod contacted us about one of our recent papers, and I was delighted to work with them. The audiobook they produced will allow lay people and researchers to discover our research. The editorial process with SciPod was very easy and smooth and I look forward publishing our SciPod on our institutional website, and sharing with prospective research students. Listen to the SciPod
The College of New Jersey
Dr. AJ Richards
The College of New Jersey

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