SciCurious is a brand spanking new podcast, bringing you stories from some of the brightest minds in the world who research in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. The people featured on SciCurious are all part of the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ+ community that lives within STEM research.

Too often in STEM subjects, the researchers play second fiddle to their work. As a result, for its impact, the foremost names in STEM (and the people attached to those names) are unknown. Here at SciCurious, we think that’s not okay!

As a result, the few household names tend to be straight, white, cis-gendered men. That’s okay, but it isn’t representative of the STEM community — a melting pot of all sorts of people. SciCurious makes it its mission to highlight LGBTQ+ people in


Your host:

Dr. Brynley Pearlstone

Bryn recently finished up his Ph.D in gravitational waves at the University of Glasgow. He lives in Glasgow with his boyfriend of seven years.

Bryn has been involved in LGBTSTEM for a few years, whether organising Pride marchers in Glasgow, or starting his own podcast!

Originally from the Westcountry, now living in Scotland, Bryn gets around a little bit, even spending a few months on site at a LIGO detector in 2016.

He unwinds by playing D&D, board gaming with friends, and obsessing over RuPaul’s Drag Race.