Introducing to you…

The SciCurious Podcast!

STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics bring benefits to us all - whether in the form of public health, faster computers, or just learning really cool things about space. If you love science, you probably really appreciate the people who do cutting edge research, and those that make that work accessible to us all.

But scientists have a bit of a reputation as the straight-man — though to have poor interpersonal skills, dry humour, and a far from the life of the party. But that’s not true of all scientists, by which I mean that not all scientists are straight!

Yes, behind all kinds of STEM research are a whole bunch of rich and diverse LGBTQ+ people. Yes, straight cisgendered men and women, but all gay, bi, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, ace and pansexual people from all backgrounds!

I’m Dr. Brynley Pearlstone, and I’m a triple threat: I’m a gay man, I have a Ph.D in astrophysics, and now, I’m a podcaster! Join me, as I talk to some of the brightest minds in STEM, and get to know the queer side of science, starting with a series focussed on LGBTQ+ physicists, sponsored by IOP Scotland.

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