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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

Aug 02 2022

Dr Helen Greenwood Hansma | Energy: A Clue to the Origins of Life

Before the first living organisms were brought into being, molecules were already moving and changing. Many energy...
Jul 25 2022

Dr Tamas Feher | Understanding Myopia-26: A Rare Visual Disorder

Myopia – better known as short-sightedness – is a global health problem in which the eye grows too long, meaning it...
Jul 21 2022

Strategies to Ensure the Worldwide Elimination of Tetanus in Mothers and Neonates | Dr Syed Ahsan Raza

Tetanus is a serious, potentially fatal disease of the nervous system caused by Clostridium tetani bacteria entering...
Jul 19 2022

Dr Laura Tipton | Symbiotic Science through a Shared Language

Many scientific concepts are applicable to multiple disciplines and across spatial scales, from the microscopic to the...
Jun 27 2022

Raymond Palmer | Improving Indoor Air Quality Lessens the Symptoms Associated with Chemical Intolerance

Chemical intolerance is on the rise, currently afflicting around 20% of the American population. Common triggers...
Jun 27 2022

Eric Hinterman | Optimising Oxygen Production on Mars

The first human mission to Mars may not be far away, but many preparations still need to be made to ensure the safety...

AudioPods

Aug 09 2022

Dr Panicos Shangaris | Optimising the Prenatal Treatment of Inherited Diseases

The greatest challenge for ageing populations is that vaccines can be less protective for the elderly due to the...
Aug 01 2022

Dr Holly Keily | Exploring How Humans Describe Tasks Using Gestures

For decades, linguists and psychologists have been trying to understand the fascinating ways in which humans...
Aug 01 2022

Dr Lei Jin | Improving Vaccine Protection for the Elderly

The greatest challenge for ageing populations is that vaccines can be less protective for the elderly due to the...
Aug 01 2022

Dr Yu-Ling Ma | The Power of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Cardiac Care

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used in the treatment of disease for centuries, although its potency is often...
Jul 27 2022

Professor Olubukola Oluranti Babalola | Improving The Production of Cowpea, a Sustainable Superfood

Cowpea is an extremely versatile food crop. Packed with high-quality protein, it has become a staple legume in many...
Jul 27 2022

Dr Jakub Sitek | Growing Stacks of 2D Materials for Electronic Applications

By stacking layers of atom-thick materials on top of each other, researchers are opening up a whole host of exciting...

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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
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

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