One of the great things about academia is the freedom in terms of defining our own working hours. Together with the almost obligatory tradition of Swedish fika (coffee breaks) and a research building with many friends around, this resulted in many, many discussions about science, the community and implications of our work.
At some point, Chris Wood and I decided to have some of these conversations in a slightly more structured (but unscripted) fashion as a podcast. Other people seemed interested in joining in as well, so I decided to do a little spin-off as a podcast where I discuss a certain topic with one or two friends. We want to keep the format as informal as possible for a number of reasons. Most importantly, I think science lacks an informal discourse where people can say what they think without having to provide references right away. This enables to interact with a larger part of the community and especially also non-scientists. Also it allows us to quickly find a topic and record our thoughts and discussions about it without a lot of planning, especially next to work and over a long distance.
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