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In this episode, Dr. Anna Ploszajski ('rial Talk; Handmade) is on the show to talk about her recent work so far in materials science, academia, science podcasting, science comedy and popular science book writing.
What do materials scientists research, and what can we understand about different materials' properties by looking at their atomic structures? In human history, how have certain materials like iron and steel become such important materials for humans to manipulate and innovate with? What are smart materials (or intelligent or responsive materials) and how do are these materials designed to respond in a controlled fashion to external influences?
In addition, how has Anna used multiple forms of outreach and media to share materials science with wider audiences? What was the main inspiration behind starting a podcast focused around materails, 'rial Talk? What can interested listeners look forward to in Anna's first popular science book, Handmade, coming out soon? What is Anna's best advice for any scientists/science communicators who might want to try science comedy?
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