Before the pandemic, With a Side of Knowledge was the show that invited scholars, makers, and professionals out to brunch for informal conversations about their work, and we look forward to being that show again one day. But for now, we’re recording remotely to maintain physical distancing. New episodes are released every other Thursday and are about 30 minutes long.

We also host a monthly live event series called Research Uncorked at Ironhand Winebar in South Bend—except for right now, when we’re doing that virtually, too. Just like the podcast, each event features an informal interview with a leading scholar or scientist.

Did we mention we love this job?

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  • Holden Thorp’s Jazz for Beginners

    In episode 4.13, Holden Thorp, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals and a huge fan of jazz, shared some recommended listening for beginners. We turned that into a Spotify playlist.

  • The Faces of Chef Si

    When we talked to Chef Sinaí Vespie about winning season 6 of the Halloween Baking Championship on Food Network, she told us how her son had fun on her Instagram with some mashups of her facial expressions from the show.

  • From the Archives

    Episode 2.5: On Protests, Abraham Lincoln, and Tupac—Lisa Mueller, Macalester College