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Sustainability Events

Podcasts for Engaging with
Non-Academic Audiences

Athena Aktipis

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; Lincoln Professor, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics

Andrew Maynard

  • Professor & Associate Dean for Curricula and Student Success, College of Global Futures, ASU

Podcasts are an effective, engaging way to engage audiences on timely scientific issues. Join two ASU Sustainability Scientists for a robust discussion on their popular podcasts aimed at increasing public engagement on science topics.

Among other roles at ASU, Athena Aktipis directs the Interdisciplinary Cooperation Initiative. She studies cooperation across systems from human sharing to cancer. She produces the livestream Channel Zed, chairs the Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting, hosts the science podcast Zombified, and authored the book, The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer.

Andrew Maynard is a scientist, author, and internationally recognized expert and thought leader in emerging technologies and their responsible and ethical development and use. Maynard hosts the new podcast, Mission: Interplanetary for Slate and authored Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow, which explores our collective relationship with the future and our responsibility to it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. AZ Time