Pandemic. Vaccine. Climate emergency. Is it controversial to say that we need scientific knowledge to understand and deal with issues like these? Not on our show. But it’s no question that public trust in science has diminished in recent years. In this episode, we speak with Avisha NessAiver (@distilledscience) about his work delivering digestible scientific knowledge on social media and how we can reestablish trust in this essential field.
Most of us are aware that social media has caused us to become more polarized. Specialized algorithms feed us content from like-minded people to keep us entertained and addicted to their platforms. The question now is: how do you break out of these echo chambers? In this episode, we’re speaking with Bjarke Calvin, founder and CEO of a social media platform called Duckling. Bjarke is on a mission to transform social media to broaden our worldviews and decentralize our data for a more connected, empowered world.