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ABT Time

All things ABT, start to finish. Host Dr. Randy Olson a decade ago formulated the ABT Narrative Template built around the three words And, But, Therefore. It is now the centerpiece of his books, “Houston, We Have A Narrative,” “Narrative is Everything,” and “The Narrative Gym.” In this weekly hour long post he will discuss observations, applications and implications of this powerful tool that is at the core of his narrative training program and effective communication of all forms.

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ABT Time Episode 58 - The Panel Discussion
PART 3 OF THE 3 PART SERIES:  Randy Olson, PhD, author of 11 books on communication hosts the discussion of the two case studies joined by Australians Rod Lamberts, PhD, Deputy Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), Jayde Lovell, Director of ReAgency Science Marketing and Discovery Channel Host, plus Park Howell, host of the podcast, “The Business of Story." Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/ Park Howell https://twitter.com/ParkHowell https://businessofstory.com Rod Lamberts https://twitter.com/rodl http://wholesomeshow.com/ Jayde Lovell https://x.com/JaydeLovell https://www.youtube.com/ScIQ
54:55 5/22/24
ABT Time Episode 56 - The North Dakota Story
PART 1 OF THE 3 PART SERIES: In 2014 the state of North Dakota voted on MEASURE 5, a ballot initiative asking to channel 5% of the state’s oil and gas revenues into wildlife conservation activities. Proponents of the initiative spent $4 million which was more than double their opponents. It lost, 20:80. In this episode we talk with North Dakota aquatic ecologist Rick Nelson, PhD, who was present for the campaign and vote. Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​  Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
40:45 5/22/24
ABT Time Episode 57 - The Australia Story
PART 2 OF THE 3 PART SERIES:  In 2023 the country of Australia voted on THE INDIGENOUS VOICE REFERENDUM, a ballot initiative asking to approve an alteration to the Australian Constitution that would recognise Indigenous Australians in the document through prescribing a body called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.  Proponents of the initiative spent $67 million (AUS), more than double their opponents.  It lost in all 5 states and one of the two territories.  In this episode we talk with long time activist for aboriginal rights Molly Toyne who was present for the campaign and vote. Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
39:57 5/22/24
ABT Time Episode 55 - Our New DAY BT Training Program with our new ABT Quantifier, Hailey Woodworth
By last year the time had come for a shift in our ABT training program.  We ran Story Circles for 5 years until the pandemic forced us to shift from in-person to online training.  Then last year we began getting the signals that people were growing tired of sitting in front of computer screens.  THEREFORE … we came up with a new form of training, The DAY BT Program. In this episode, our first of the year (been a very busy year) we update you on all things ABT, give a detailed description of the DAY BT (which we’re now running with World Bank, National Park Service, Global Health Labs, and others), then bring on recent college graduate Hailey Woodworth who is now working as our “Quantifier,” applying the new simple PCI metrics we’ve developed for analyzing the structure of ABTs for an entire group to assess their progress and guide their further work on the ABT. Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
44:38 4/9/24
ABT Time Episode 54 - It’s about ACTION: Interview with John Roome, World Bank, about his ABT site visit videos
John Roome is a World Bank director who took part in ousr ABT training program last year both at the retreat in Nepal in September then the full ABT Framework course in the fall. As he tells about in this interview, he heard the details on the ABT, asked some tough questions to “kick the tires,” then immediately set to work using it to craft 90 videos that summarize the World Bank work in various Asian countries which you can view here: http://abtframework.com/the-john-roome-world-bank-abts/ Randy Olson  https://twitter.com/ABTagenda ​Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
63:15 11/28/23
ABT Time Episode 53 - Time for a little ABT Psychodrama! (bring in the lawyers)
A tremendous discussion with defense lawyer and ABT Narrative Gym book coauthor Doug Passon plus his trial lawyering collaborator Patrick Barone, Esq. about their use of “Psychodrama” in preparation for defending their clients.  It’s a great discussion of how they are both using the ABT and Dobzhansky, as well as Doug’s ABT analysis of the iconic Miranda Rights pointing out the (quite possibly intentional) lack of narrative strength in the statement. Randy Olsonhttps://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/ Doug Passon https://www.dougpassonlaw.com/ https://twitter.com/dougpassonlaw Set For Sentencing Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/set-for-sentencing/id1622272089 Patrick Barone https://www.baronedefensefirm.com https://www.michiganpsychodramacenter.com/
53:58 11/21/23
ABT Time Episode 52 - Who Knew: Introducing the 6th Version of the Narrative Gym Book: MEDICINE
Join Navid Ghaffari, M.D. (recent graduate of Harvard Medical School) and me as we tell about our great collaboration on the 7th chapter of the new book, along with the raves of long time ABT team member Julie Claussen.   Turns out Navid already knew the ABT structure long ago, he just didn’t know that he knew — like lots of medical professionals.  Who knew! Navid GhaffariLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/navidrghaffari/ Julie Claussen Twitter: https://twitter.com/julielovesfish Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iheartfish/ Randy OlsonTwitter: https://twitter.com/ABTagenda Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/  
47:09 11/1/23
ABT Time Episode 51 - Meet the New Structuralists: Ayla Fox and Devo Brown
We’ve added a new position to the Working Circles element of the ABT Framework course. They’re called Structuralists. Their role is to sit on the periphery of each Working Circle, muted most of the time, listening to make sure the group follows the basic structure for how to run the half hour session. When things jump the track, they jump in. Our first two Structuralists are bulldozer driver (literally) Ayla Fox and carpenter (literally) Devo Brown. In this episode we let you hear a slice of our Monday morning weekly meeting. Devo Brown  http://www.devoabrown.com/ Ayla Fox https://www.instagram.com/ayfx/ Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
47:47 5/18/23
ABT Time Episode 50 - Legacy of Conquest: 5 Questions for Historian Patty Limerick as her Landmark Book turns 45, asked by my brother, Eric Olson.
In 1987 Patty Limerick changed “the narrative” of the American West with her landmark book, “Legacy of Conquest,” which painted a different portrait of the frontier from the traditional romantic notions of cowboys riding the range.  My brother Eric was so deeply moved by the book that I suggested he conduct this interview, structured around 5 questions that he supplements with quotes from the book.  It’s a great discussion that explores such ABT-related topics as revisionism, stereotypes, and the basic question of accuracy versus a good story. Patty Limerick Blog:  https://www.centerwest.org/about/patty/blog-not-my-first-rodeo Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda ​Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
54:56 4/27/23
ABT Time Episode 49 - Can the ABT help with the upcoming Wild Fire Season? A discussion with Christy Brigham, National Park Service, and Alison Mims, U.S. Forest Service
Christy Brigham of the National Park Service was a guest on one of our first episodes (our special about wildfire in the US West and Australia) and Alison Mims is a veteran of both Story Circles and the ABT Framework Course (which Christy also took).  We talk about the upcoming wild fire season and the challenges of Incident Communications.  Can the ABT help? Christy Brighamhttps://www.csun.edu/science-mathematics/biology/christy-brigham Alison Mimshttps://wfmrda.nwcg.gov/about-us/meet-wfm-rda-staff Randy Olsonhttps://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/  
47:54 4/5/23
ABT Time Episode 48 - Marine biologist/ocean engineer Dr. Mark Patterson of Northeastern University (and Randy Olson’s officemate 40 years ago) shares ABT insights and crazy stories of ocean explorati
Once upon a time Randy Olson and Mark Patterson were officemates at Harvard and spent countless hours trying to make sense of how scientists communicate.  It’s a lotta years later.  One became a superstar ocean engineer, biomechanics expert, and coral reef ecologist, the other ran off to Hollywood.  In this discussion they reminisce about the past, relish in the present, and wonder about the future. Mark Pattersonhttps://cos.northeastern.edu/people/mark-patterson/ https://twitter.com/Aquanaut1957 Randy Olsonhttps://twitter.com/ABTagenda​0 Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
58:51 3/27/23
ABT Time Episode 47 - AN ABT SYNTHESIS: Park Howell uses his 400th episode of his “Business of Story” podcast to summarize the ABT Framework to date
Advertising executive and podcaster Park Howell has been part of our ABT group for a decade.  He is currently one of the four guest lecturers in the ABT Framework course for over two years.  For the 400th episode of his “Business of Story” podcast he went back through every episode where he discussed the ABT and pulled together an excellent synthesis of where we are .  It’s really well edited and brings in about 15 different voices along the way.  Huge thanks to Park for doing this. Park Howell https://twitter.com/ParkHowell https://businessofstory.com Randy Olsonhttps://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
70:14 3/20/23
ABT Time Episode 46 - An ABT Early Adopter for Undergrads: Emory University Geologist Dr. Tony Martin tells about his use of the ABT in his environmental science course for the past few years.
Dr. Tony Martin began tweeting enthusiastically in 2018 about his use of the ABT with undergraduates. He had read the “Houston” book and set to work having students apply the ABT Framework throughout the semester.  His work with them becomes another ABT Hotspot for us to study how it works at the undergraduate level. Tony Martin https://twitter.com/ichnologist https://www.amazon.com/stores/Anthony-J.-Martin/author/B00JVW0KMG https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_J._Martin Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
52:43 3/1/23
ABT Time Episode 45 - Brave New ABT World for 2023! Matthew and I discuss.
My assistant-turned-colleague Matthew David and I discuss the break neck speed that 2023 has started out with for the ABT and us. From the World Bank in Asia to Pfizer globally we are now engaged in ABT training round the clock and all over the place. Which means this hour discussion between just Matt and me is perhaps our best episode ever. Happy 2023 everyone! Two podcasts where Randy Olson uses the Matt Template for his overall presentation: 1) CLIMATE COMMUNICATION https://podcasts.apple.com/no/podcast/exercising-narrative-intuition-with-randy-olson/id1652949439?i=1000590644492 2) COVID COMMUNICATION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vppanit98aM\ Matthew David http://www.matthewmdavid.com/ https://twitter.com/mattmdavid Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda ​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
68:54 1/17/23
ABT Time Episode 44 - The Ultimate Arsch-Bombe: Our 5th and Newest version of The Narrative Gym (this time for science grad students and postdocs)
Drs. Marlis Douglas, Keisha Bahr, and Randy Olson (the co-authors of our new book) discuss the origins of the new term BUT BOMB, the Matt Template (Heaven, Hell, Action), bored moms, and of course how the ABT Framework can save your life.  PS - "Arsch-Bombe” is the German term for a “cannonball” where you jump in the water ass-first.  Which is the perfect bit of imagery for having a powerful statement of contradiction at the heart of your narrative.   The Narrative Gym for Science Graduate Students and Postdocs: Using the ABT Framework for Proposals, Papers, Presentations, and Life in General: https://www.amazon.com/Narrative-Science-Graduate-Students-Postdocs-ebook/dp/B0BBLBR69T/ Marlis Douglas https://www.marlisrdouglas.org/ Keisha Bahr http://www.bahrlab.com/ https://twitter.com/KeishaBahr Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
40:15 10/27/22
ABT Time Episode 43 - Dr. Juli Berwald: A Brave Scientist Talks About Her Love of Spinelessness
Juli Berwald is the author of, “Spineless,” a wonderful, captivating exploration of the gelatinous world of jellyfish presented with the backdrop of her journey from biological oceanographer to educational content creator to author. Juli Berwald https://www.juliberwald.com/ https://twitter.com/juliberwald "Spineless": https://www.amazon.com/Spineless-Science-Jellyfish-Growing-Backbone/dp/0735211280/ Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
63:30 8/30/22
ABT Time Episode 42 - A DECADE OF NPS/ABT COLLABORATION: Guest Cari Kreshak, ABT Framework team member & Cultural and Natural Resources Learning Experience Coordinator for National Park Service talks
On Tuesday, August 2 at 11:00 PDT we will start the first of a series of 90 minute “Narrative Gym” sessions.  The National Park Service is one of the four partner groups for this first round, so we’ve invited our ABT Framework team member from NPS, Cari Kreshak, to talk about our decade of collaboration with NPS. Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
46:37 8/1/22
ABT Time Episode 41 - TEACHING THE ABT, PART TWO: Professors Alan Crivellaro (Cambridge U.), Robert Wilson (Syracuse U.), Andrew Petto (U. Wisconsin), and Tracy Ford (SUNY Genesee)
This is our second installment as we are now “crowd-sourcing” the teaching of the ABT at universities. This group brings in professors of English, Geography, and Biology with a range of amazing practical applications of the ABT Framework with undergraduates and graduate students. Below are links to Alan’s book on Effective Scientific Presentations: The Winning Formula (https://www.amazon.com/Effective-Scientific-Presentations-Winning-Formula/dp/B09V34S4NQ/), which has the ABT as a central element, and Robert’s academic paper on using the ABT in teaching geography. TEACHING THE ABT, PT 1: https://youtu.be/E9wzpzs-xzg Alan Crivellaro Alan's book - Effective Scientific Presentations: The Winning Formula: https://www.amazon.com/Effective-Scientific-Presentations-Winning-Formula/dp/B09V34S4NQ/ http://www.alancrivellaro.com/ https://twitter.com/alancrivellaro Robert Wilson https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/directory/robert-wilson https://twitter.com/bob_wilsongeo Andrew Petto https://uwm.edu/biology/people/petto-andrew/ Tracy Ford https://faculty.genesee.edu/page/taford Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
66:00 7/4/22
ABT Time Episode 40 - The Story of Type One Diabetes: Activist Laura Pavlakovich Tells Us her Dobzhansky
Laura Pavlakovich didn’t even need to hear the end of the Dobzhansky template before she blurted, “Oh, I know my one word — it’s COMMUNITY.” Buried in the middle of this excellent episode is a wonderful (and pure ABT structured!) story Laura tells about meeting the mother of a Type One child. This interview shows how much good the ABT Framework can do in the non-profit sector. Laura Pavlakovich https://www.yourejustmytype.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourejustmytype1/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourejustmytype1 New York Times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLwDvK0j4DQ NBC News: https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/growing-concern-about-the-soaring-cost-of-insulin-1430192195997 Shoutout LA Article: https://shoutoutla.com/meet-laura-pavlakovich-photographer-non-profit-founder/ Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
43:36 6/19/22
ABT Time Episode 39 - (former) King of the DHY, Zen Faulkes, talks about his new book, "Better Posters"
DESCRIPTION:   Dr. Zen Faulkes, longtime ABT fan and professor at McMaster University in Canada talks about his new book, “Better Posters:  Plan, Design and Present an Academic Poster.”  Long ago I used the abstract of a paper he co-authored on parasitology as the “type specimen” for the DHY (Despite, However, Yet) overly-narrative structure of a text, but just like his posters, he got better.  We dive deep into the definitions of “narrative” versus “story." Zen Faulkes "Better Posters": https://www.amazon.com/Better-Posters-Design-Present-Academic/dp/1784272353 https://twitter.com/DoctorZen Blog:  https://sites.google.com/site/doctorzen/ Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
65:20 6/6/22
ABT Time Episode 38 - ABT REUNION TIME: 8 participants from the first round (of 25) of the ABT Framework Course
Two years ago last month we pulled together the first 50 participants for the ABT Framework course. 25 rounds later, it was time to pull together 8 of them to discuss what they got out of the course and how they’ve used it. It’s a great discussion and huge validation of the course. Yay! Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
55:15 5/4/22
ABT Time Episode 37 - Eccentric, Passionate, Dedicated: A tribute to fish biologists and legendarily funny ichthyologist Karel Liem, with Julie Claussen and Dr. Dana Ono
Dr. Karel Liem (1935-2009) was the best of the best as ichthyologist, teacher, prankster and all-around good guy. Thankfully I managed to include him in “Flock of Dodos” where he told about having had 8 bypasses on his heart. Fisheries biologist Julie Claussen (and ABT course advisor) and Liem student Dr. Dana Ono join me to discuss whether there are any other scientists who have more fun than fish biologists. Also with us is co-host Dr. Jen Martin who returns, post-COVID, to join us from Melbourne Uni. Liem Tribute Part One https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M3zYctu-Wc Liem Tribute Part Two https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X94cD8mCC-Y Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/ Jen Martin https://twitter.com/scidocmartin https://www.instagram.com/scidocmartin/ Science Communication at the University of Melbourne: https://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/science-communication/ Jen's Blog: https://espressoscience.com/
60:54 4/13/22
ABT Time Episode 36 - Environmental Laugh Riot: Recent Harvard grad Lincoln Sorscher shares the thesis of his senior thesis on the existence (or not) of “environmental comedy” (w/special guest Rod L
A year ago, Harvard senior and great guy Lincoln Sorscher interviewed me for his undergraduate thesis titled, "Humor’s Efficacy in Communicating Climate Change Messaging.” I gave him such a jaundiced perspective he described my attitude as “self-admitted embitterment." Joining us in this discussion are Australian science communication professor and co-host of “The Wholesome Show” podcast, Dr. Rod Lamberts, as well as our own Matt David bringing his in-depth knowledge of screenwriting. Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/ Lincoln Sorscher https://www.linkedin.com/in/lincoln-sorscher-7237291b4/ Rod Lamberts https://twitter.com/rodl http://wholesomeshow.com/
63:14 4/5/22
ABT Time Episode 35 - The Four Horsemen of the ABT Apocalypse: SCIENCE (Randy Olson), BUSINESS(Park Howell), LAW (Doug Passon) and POLITICS (Dave Gold)
Time to learn about THE PAUL BEGALA CHALLENGE: To change the thinking of Democrats from And, And, And thinking (“Programmatic Lists”) to And, But, Therefore thinking (ABT Narrative Intuition). Randy Olson matches notes with the three co-authors of the “Narrative Gym” series of books for BUSINESS (Park Howell), LAW (Doug Passon) and POLITICS (Dave Gold). Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/ Park Howell https://twitter.com/ParkHowell https://businessofstory.com Doug Passon https://www.dougpassonlaw.com/ https://twitter.com/dougpassonlaw Dave Gold ‘Data-Driven’ Campaigns Are Killing the Democratic Party: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/02/data-driven-campaigns-democrats-need-message-214759/
75:26 3/29/22
ABT Time Episode 34 - “Arouse and Fulfill”: Dr. Tom Hollihan, USC Annenberg School of Communication, 24 years after his iconic sound bite
In 1998 Randy Olson interviewed Dr. Tom Hollihan of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism for his 20 minute video, “Talking Science: The Elusive Art of the Science Talk.” He is the author of books on argumentation, media and politics, media diplomacy, political campaign communication, contemporary rhetorical criticism, and the impact of globalization on public deliberation. Talking Science: The elusive art of the science talk:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmAUad9U8-8   Dr. Tom Hollihan https://annenberg.usc.edu/faculty/thomas-hollihan Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
49:35 3/18/22
ABT Time Episode 33 - Spotting Stories with our UK buddies, Sarah Jane and David Pullan of Story Spotters
Hallelujah, brothers and sisters, it’s time for social hour in the Church of the ABT as we welcome fellow ABT worshippers David and Sarah Jane to the shrine of the holy IF/THEN for the sharing of a few parables of agreement, contradiction and consequence.   The Story Spotters   https://thestoryspotters.com/   https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-story-spotters/   https://twitter.com/thestoryspotter   Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
61:12 2/21/22
ABT Time Episode 32 - Optimism Matters: Dr. Nancy Knowlton, originator of #OceanOptimism, #EarthOptimism and veteran ABT instructor talks relentless optimism with us
Nearly 20 years ago senior coral reef ecologist Dr. Nancy Knowlton struck a note for optimism with her “Beyond the Obituaries” symposium for ocean conservation. She talks with us about the bigger Earth Optimism Summit in 2017 it led to with the Smithsonian and how her message of hope burns bright.   Nancy Knowlton https://twitter.com/SeaCitizens Earth Optimism: https://earthoptimism.si.edu/ Nancy's Book: Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine Life - https://www.amazon.com/Citizens-Sea-Wondrous-Creatures-Census/dp/1426206437   Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/   Jen Martin https://twitter.com/scidocmartin https://www.instagram.com/scidocmartin/ Science Communication at the University of Melbourne: https://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/science-communication/ Jen's Blog: https://espressoscience.com/  
62:02 1/31/22
ABT Time Episode 31 - Adventures in Wrongness: David H. Freedman, Science Journalist (The Atlantic, Newsweek) and author of “Wrong,” Discusses our False Positive Society
David H. Freedman wrote the article, “Lies, Damned Lies and Medical Science” for The Atlantic in 2010 which is still used in epidemiology courses across the nation. He is our #1 favorite science journalist here at this podcast. He talks at length about false positives, pandemic mass communication, and how we lost Canada to the British in the Revolutionary War because so many soldiers were anti-vaccination to smallpox. David H. Freedman https://twitter.com/dhfreedman Wrong: Why experts* keep failing us--and how to know when not to trust them *Scientists, finance wizards, doctors, relationship gurus, celebrity CEOs, ... consultants, health officials and more: https://www.amazon.com/Wrong-us-Scientists-relationship-consultants/dp/0316023787/ Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
61:47 1/20/22
ABT Time Episode 30 - Our New Book: “The Narrative Gym for Law,” discussion with coauthor and defense lawyer, Doug Passon
We are producing a series of books applying “The Narrative Gym” to different disciplines.  BUSINESS was released in September with coauthor Park Howell.  POLITICS will be released in January with coauthor Dave Gold.  In this episode we discuss the current release of LAW with coauthor Doug Passon. Doug Passon https://www.dougpassonlaw.com/ https://twitter.com/dougpassonlaw Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/ Jen Martin https://twitter.com/scidocmartin https://www.instagram.com/scidocmartin/ Science Communication at the University of Melbourne: https://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/science-communication/ Jen's Blog: https://espressoscience.com/
55:48 12/21/21
ABT Time Episode 29 - South African Conservation Writer Adam Welz Tells how Wildlife Conservation and Climate Action are on a Collision Course
Adam Welz is South African and a prolific nature writer, photographer and filmmaker whose work has appeared frequently in The Guardian and Yale 360.  He speaks passionately in this discussion about the worldwide decline of freshwater fish diversity — the most threatened group of vertebrates.  He also predicts increasing conflict within the environmental community between wildlife activists and climate activists. Adam Welz https://twitter.com/AdamWelz http://www.adamwelz.net/ https://www.inaturalist.org/ Adam Welz op-ed about iNaturalist: https://therevelator.org/wildlife-apps-conservation/ Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com​ Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://storycirclestraining.com/
63:33 12/7/21