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)
Tomorrow night, as part of the Bay Area Skeptics East Bay SkepTalk series, I will be talking about science and sensationalism from 7pm PT at Cafe Valparaiso in Berkeley, CA.
Here’s a map.
I hope to see you there and expect a few questions if not skeptical glances.Filed under Science & Politics | Comment (1)
This week, the first of (hopefully) many Bay Area science festivals is taking place. There are events happening all around the Bay, and I will be covering some of them live via Justin.tv. Also, I’m lucky to be joined in the action by the wonderful Indre Viskontas.
Here is my estimated broadcast schedule (times are still subject to change):
Tuesday 7-8pm PT
Porchlight: Epic Fail
Hosts: Indre, Kirsten
Wednesday 11am-12pm PT
Retrain your brain
Wednesday 6:30-7pm and 9-9:30pm PT
Will We ever understand the brain
Hosts: Indre, Kirsten
Friday 11:30am-12:30pm PT
Friday 7-8pm PT CANCELLED
Saturday 1-2pm PT CANCELLED
Hosts: Indre, Kirsten
Discovery Days, ATT Park
Watch live video from drkiki on www.justin.tv Filed under Esoterica, Science Chat, The Science Word, This Week in Science | Comment (0)
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: