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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

Feb 01 2023

Professor Kieran Kilcawley | Using Flavour Chemistry to Identify Biomarkers Behind the Sensory Perception of Irish Grass-fed Beef and Lamb

For many consumers, the origin of the food they buy is of great importance. For instance, Irish beef and lamb is often...
Feb 01 2023

Dr William Durkan | Exploring How the Geography of Voter Turnout Impacts Election Results

Voter turnout plays a key role in the functioning of democracies. If only a minority of citizens vote, the elected...
Jan 24 2023

Sara Stančin – Sašo Tomažič | Improving 3D Orientation Tracking in Gyroscope Sensors

Gyroscopes are widely used to measure the orientations and rotation speeds of moving objects – but according to one...
Jan 24 2023

Fritjof Basan | Exploring How Underwater Noise Dropped During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Human activity slowed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Environmental researchers have taken this opportunity to...
Jan 23 2023

Dr Ana Elisa Rato – Dr Adélia Sousa | Harnessing Satellite Technology to Improve the Sustainability of Walnut Orchards

Walnuts are one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet, and could play a large role in achieving global...
Jan 18 2023

Engineering With a Mission

Santa Clara University’s mission is to educate the whole person, instilling competence, compassion, and conscience....

AudioPods

Feb 01 2023

Professor Avril Horne – Dr Andrew John | Re-evaluating How We Assess and Manage Rivers in Response to Climate Change

Understanding and successfully managing river flows is vital for sustaining human communities, the river environment,...
Feb 01 2023

Dr Markku Lehtonen | Understanding Trust, Mistrust, and Distrust in the Nuclear Sector

Is more trust always better? It is widely known that trust and confidence are fundamental in high-risk industries,...
Feb 01 2023

Dr Barrett Caldwell | A New Learner-Centred Design for Online Engineering Courses

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many universities to deliver their courses online, exposing the limitations of remote...
Feb 01 2023

Dr William Durkan | Exploring How the Geography of Voter Turnout Impacts Election Results

Voter turnout plays a key role in the functioning of democracies. If only a minority of citizens vote, the elected...
Jan 24 2023

Dr David Gilkey | Assessing and Improving Workplace Safety in Metal Mining

Mining is a particularly hazardous industry, with miners often experiencing health problems, injuries and...
Jan 18 2023

Dr Attila Salamon | Dr John Kent – Double-Yolked Eggs: Egg-cellent or Egg-cident?

Eggs are marvellous – they contain all the sustenance needed to make a young bird within their protective shell, and...

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Universidade de Évora
I enjoyed working with SciPod, as they transform scientific language into simple ideas, and I particularly enjoyed their synthesis of my research paper. I recommend SciPod to all of my peers who want to communicate their studies in a simple and clear way. I will disseminate my SciPod on my personal webpage in my institution and research centre. My funding agency will be very pleased because I have communicated my research in a format that can be understood by non-specialists. Watch the SciPod
Dr Ana Elisa Rato
Universidade de Évora
I enjoyed working with SciPod, as they transform scientific language into simple ideas, and I particularly enjoyed their synthesis of my research paper. I recommend SciPod to all of my peers who want to communicate their studies in a simple and clear way. I will disseminate my SciPod on my personal webpage in my institution and research centre. My funding agency will be very pleased because I have communicated my research in a format that can be understood by non-specialists. Watch the SciPod
Universidade de Évora
Dr Ana Elisa Rato
Universidade de Évora
University of Newcastle, Australia
I decided to work with SciPod after hearing positive recommendations from a colleague.  It seemed that an audiobook was a contemporary new way of spreading my research. The editorial team were excellent to work with and were particularly responsive to any correction requests. I look forward to SciPod’s expertise in disseminating my research through the internet in a way that I'm unfamiliar with, and giving a voice to the outcomes and the participants of my research. All in all, I would recommend SciPod to my peers. Listen to the SciPod
Professor Lynne McCormack
University of Newcastle, Australia
I decided to work with SciPod after hearing positive recommendations from a colleague.  It seemed that an audiobook was a contemporary new way of spreading my research. The editorial team were excellent to work with and were particularly responsive to any correction requests. I look forward to SciPod’s expertise in disseminating my research through the internet in a way that I'm unfamiliar with, and giving a voice to the outcomes and the participants of my research. All in all, I would recommend SciPod to my peers. Listen to the SciPod
University of Newcastle, Australia
Professor Lynne McCormack
University of Newcastle, Australia
Kuria Foundation for Social Enterprise
I worked with SciPod to develop an audiobook that would communicate my research to wider audiences beyond academia. I enjoyed working with the SciPod editorial team and particularly enjoyed their script development and professional audio recording. I would recommend SciPod to my colleagues to help with communication to non-specialist audiences. Listen to the SciPod
David K. Mbote
Kuria Foundation for Social Enterprise
I worked with SciPod to develop an audiobook that would communicate my research to wider audiences beyond academia. I enjoyed working with the SciPod editorial team and particularly enjoyed their script development and professional audio recording. I would recommend SciPod to my colleagues to help with communication to non-specialist audiences. Listen to the SciPod
Kuria Foundation for Social Enterprise
David K. Mbote
Kuria Foundation for Social Enterprise
University of Tirana
With its wide and varied audience, SciPod provides an excellent venue for scientific work to be disseminated and recognised. I was very impressed with the service SciPod provided and I was particularly impressed with the fast pace of work and accuracy in condensing my research. Through SciPod, my work will reach a much larger and diverse audience rather than a limited group of experts. It will also increase the visibility of my institution and help to solidify the scientific authority of my faculty. I look forward to working with SciPod again in the near future. Listen to the SciPod
Dr Klaudio Peqini
University of Tirana
With its wide and varied audience, SciPod provides an excellent venue for scientific work to be disseminated and recognised. I was very impressed with the service SciPod provided and I was particularly impressed with the fast pace of work and accuracy in condensing my research. Through SciPod, my work will reach a much larger and diverse audience rather than a limited group of experts. It will also increase the visibility of my institution and help to solidify the scientific authority of my faculty. I look forward to working with SciPod again in the near future. Listen to the SciPod
University of Tirana
Dr Klaudio Peqini
University of Tirana
Australian National University
There is so much "white noise" in the world, particularly when communicating advances from scientific research, which makes it difficult to promulgate your discoveries and benefits that subsequently flow onto the society. A platform was needed to help solve this, and SciPod presented our research in an accessible format for the wider public, as well as non-expert colleagues. I enjoyed working with my SciPod editor Dr Catherine Deeprose, and especially appreciated her collaboration with my local media team. I have already posted my SciPod on LinkedIn and I will attach this to my various research and academic profiles. The timing will also be useful to ME/CFS campaigns in Australia, and elsewhere. I would recommend SciPod to those looking to cut through the noise. Listen to the SciPod
Dr Brett Lidbury
Australian National University
There is so much "white noise" in the world, particularly when communicating advances from scientific research, which makes it difficult to promulgate your discoveries and benefits that subsequently flow onto the society. A platform was needed to help solve this, and SciPod presented our research in an accessible format for the wider public, as well as non-expert colleagues. I enjoyed working with my SciPod editor Dr Catherine Deeprose, and especially appreciated her collaboration with my local media team. I have already posted my SciPod on LinkedIn and I will attach this to my various research and academic profiles. The timing will also be useful to ME/CFS campaigns in Australia, and elsewhere. I would recommend SciPod to those looking to cut through the noise. Listen to the SciPod
Australian National University
Dr Brett Lidbury
Australian National University
Vector Analytics LLC
The increase in the number of views and downloads for my PLOS 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 views and downloads for my PLOS 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
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
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
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

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