The Vulnerable Scientist

Only scientists who are honest and authentic or are working towards it will be on this podcast.Professor Brene Brown's research shows that vulnerability fosters good emotional and mental health. It is a sign of courage. We become more resilient and brave when we embrace who we truly are and what we are feeling. The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast is a space for scientists to tell their honest and authentic stories. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri who happens to be a scientist, Informal science communicator and I help scientists create personal websites. If you want to support this show, go to www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist.com You can also follow this podcast on all social media platforms @TVScientistPodTheVulnerableScientist.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Episodes

Monday Jun 20, 2022

Wambui Mbichi is a plant scientist dedicated to finding solutions for sustainable agriculture and improved food security. She is also the host of Farm to Table Podcast KE where we talk about food systems and farming. Her goal is to work at the intersection of research and policy to promote sustainable agriculture that is also profitable to farmers. In this episode, She introduces herself and tells the story of how she go to where is right now.The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Friday Jun 17, 2022

This is just me having a check-in on what's happening with me and all that. Send me an audio message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Note: I recorded this episode on Podcastle recorder and no editing and used a Shure mv7 mic in the sitting area of my parent's home and added some music from that platform.The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

Emmanuel Kisiang'ani is a Stand-Uo Comedian, Mc, Podcaster with a background in Graphic design. In this episode, we talk about the behind-the-scenes of podcasting in Kenya.The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

Emmanuel Kisiang'ani is a Stand-Uo Comedian, Mc, Podcaster with a background in Graphic design. In this episode, we talk about the behind-the-scenes of podcasting in Kenya.The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Tuesday Jun 14, 2022

Emmanuel Kisiang'ani is a Stand-Uo Comedian, Mc, Podcaster with a background in Graphic design. In this episode, we talk about the behind-the-scenes of podcasting in Kenya.The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Monday Jun 13, 2022

Emmanuel Kisiang'ani is a Stand-Uo Comedian, Mc, Podcaster with a background in Graphic design. In this episode, we talk about the behind-the-scenes of podcasting in Kenya.The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Friday Jun 10, 2022

Ian Peter Busuulwa biotechnologist with a strong passion for effective science communication and science policy advocacy. I have over 4 years of experience in communicating biotechnology to grassroots communities and other stakeholders and advocating for evidence-based policy while working with governmental and non-governmental organizations. He has experience running science communication projects that involve unconventional ways of communicating science such as through storytelling (Science Stories Africa) and TikTok (Science Unplugged).His recent policy interests are in advocating for a favourable policy environment for synthetic biology in Africa (as part of Synbio Africa) and growing Uganda's bioeconomy (Bioeconomy Coalition of Uganda).In this episode, he talks about his journey into a career in science communication in Uganda.The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Thursday Jun 09, 2022

Ian Peter Busuulwa biotechnologist with a strong passion for effective science communication and science policy advocacy. I have over 4 years of experience in communicating biotechnology to grassroots communities and other stakeholders and advocating for evidence-based policy while working with governmental and non-governmental organizations. He has experience running science communication projects that involve unconventional ways of communicating science such as through storytelling (Science Stories Africa) and TikTok (Science Unplugged).His recent policy interests are in advocating for a favourable policy environment for synthetic biology in Africa (as part of Synbio Africa) and growing Uganda's bioeconomy (Bioeconomy Coalition of Uganda).In this episode, he talks about his journey into a career in science communication in Uganda.The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Wednesday Jun 08, 2022

Ian Peter Busuulwa biotechnologist with a strong passion for effective science communication and science policy advocacy. I have over 4 years of experience in communicating biotechnology to grassroots communities and other stakeholders and advocating for evidence-based policy while working with governmental and non-governmental organizations. He has experience running science communication projects that involve unconventional ways of communicating science such as through storytelling (Science Stories Africa) and TikTok (Science Unplugged).His recent policy interests are in advocating for a favourable policy environment for synthetic biology in Africa (as part of Synbio Africa) and growing Uganda's bioeconomy (Bioeconomy Coalition of Uganda).In this episode, he talks about his journey into a career in science communication in Uganda.The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Tuesday Jun 07, 2022

Ian Peter Busuulwa biotechnologist with a strong passion for effective science communication and science policy advocacy. I have over 4 years of experience in communicating biotechnology to grassroots communities and other stakeholders and advocating for evidence-based policy while working with governmental and non-governmental organizations. He has experience running science communication projects that involve unconventional ways of communicating science such as through storytelling (Science Stories Africa) and TikTok (Science Unplugged).His recent policy interests are in advocating for a favourable policy environment for synthetic biology in Africa (as part of Synbio Africa) and growing Uganda's bioeconomy (Bioeconomy Coalition of Uganda).In this episode, he talks about his journey into a career in science communication in Uganda.The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Only scientists who are honest and authentic or are working towards it will be on this podcast.

Professor Brene Brown’s research shows that vulnerability fosters good emotional and mental health. It is a sign of courage. We become more resilient and brave when we embrace who we truly are and what we are feeling. The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast is a space for scientists to tell their honest and authentic stories. 

I am your host Sarah Nyakeri who happens to be a scientist, and Informal science communicator and I help scientists create personal websites. 

If you want to support this show, go to www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist.com You can also follow this podcast on all social media platforms @TVScientistPod

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