I’ve been waiting to write this. I don’t know why exactly, but it felt like the right thing to do.
Last week, I posted on twis.org that our show will no longer be netcast by the TWiT.tv network. Since that announcement people have asked me about my other TWiT.tv program, Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour, but I kept quiet.
I am very sorry to say that Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour (DKSH) will no longer be a part of the TWiT.tv lineup. Although the show has many loyal fans, it just isn’t enough to contend against the belt-strap tightening currently underway at TWiT. I’ve additionally been informed that the network is trying to focus its content to give the audience more of what they want.
DKSH isn’t alone in this. There will no longer be any science shows on the TWiT network. This saddens me, but business is business. I hope that the many changes at TWiT will allow them to move forward to become even stronger, and that one day they will bring science back into their lineup.
Regardless of these actions by TWiT, I will continue to endeavor to communicate science. TWIS will continue; exactly how is uncertain, but I will not let it disappear. And, now that DKSH is done, I find myself with a bunch of extra time on my hands.
If you have ideas about how I should spend that time, please let me know. I have over a decade of experience in science communications and media, and would love to work with content creators and science educators to make science even more appealing to the world at large.
I guess it’s time to go clean up my resume…Filed under DKSH, TWiT, This Week in Science | Comments (47)
We discussed how willpower and self-control work, how the brain functions with regard to willpower, and tips and techniques to short circuit your habits in order to build self-control. The interview was an hour well-spent with many lessons learned. You can view it below.
Additionally, I recommend The Willpower Instinct as a great read and tool for anyone searching for insight into the way their brains work.Filed under DKSH, Reads and Watches, Women in Science | Comment (1)
For several months now I’ve been putting together a brief summary of the week’s science news stories at the top of Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour. I feel like it is a great way to get the science juices flowing before jumping into the main interview, and a little variety seems to spice things up for everyone.
During some of my precious free-time between tapings of the Science Hour, I had a thought that the science news portion of the show could stand on its own. So, starting this week, we will be releasing a new program called ‘Science News Weekly with Dr. Kiki’ via YouTube and the regular RSS channels for you to enjoy!
Science News Weekly will always be a brief review of the science headline news, so you will be able to enjoy it in minutes rather than having to put aside an entire hour. And, for those of you who are wondering if this means anything different for the Science Hour, rest assured that DKSH will be business as usual.
Look for Science News Weekly with Dr. Kiki!Filed under DKSH, TWiT | Comments (3)
I feel so honored to have had Jeri Ellsworth host the Science Hour with her guest, the Science Goddess, Joanne Manaster, while I was on maternity leave. They put together a fabulous discussion of science and education that is entirely worth your time. Thank you, ladies, for a great episode.
Check it out:
Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour just reached its one year anniversary… yay!!!
What do I do now?
Well, I’d love you to tell me. What have you enjoyed about the show over the past year? What are its strong points? What would you like to see more of? Who would you like me to interview? Is there anything I should change?
All these questions, and more, I am asking of you since this show is for you.
To answer these questions and leave comments for me, you can do several things:
- send me an email (drkiki at drkiki dot tv),
- leave a comment here,
- send me a video message through youtube, or
- call me and leave me a message (yup, I’m giving you a phone number… 650-741-KIKI).
I will play and read your responses on Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour tomorrow afternoon. This anniversary is about you.
I want to make Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour even better this year, and I would love your help to make it happen.Filed under DKSH | Comments (26)
One of the books that the TWIS book club read this year was Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Dr. Daniel Everett of Illinois State University.
In the book, Dr. Everett tells the story of his years spent in the amazon jungle studying the language of a small tribe of Indians. There are ups and downs, thrills and spills throughout, but the most important part of the story is the language and how it changed the Dr.’s life forever.
You would be amazed at everything Dr. Everett went through in the name of science. I know I was when I read the book.
Even more amazing was getting to speak with him on the Science Hour. See for yourself…Filed under DKSH, Reads and Watches | Comment (0)