The AlmaMAC 170: soon-to-be Dr.Dr. Sawayra talks about her PhD+MD program

LISTEN Hello everyone, and welcome back to the AlmaMAC! I’m your host Adam and today we have the second part of my interview with Sawayra, the inventor and original host of the AlmaMAC. Last week we talked about why she started this radio show, and what direction we are going to take it from here. You can listen to that over on our website, scientificanada.ca . Today I’m bringing you the second half of that interview where we finally dig in and learn about the research Sawayra does. Spoiler, she is working through a dual PhD/MD program, but she will … Continue reading The AlmaMAC 170: soon-to-be Dr.Dr. Sawayra talks about her PhD+MD program

*ReBroadcast*The AlmaMAC 169: The Return of Sawayra Owais!

LISTEN We got a little out of sync with CFMU a few weeks ago, so let’s get back on track. If you already heard this one, then you have no homework this week! Head outside and take a walk 🙂 Hi hello, and welcome to the show. Today is a particularly special episode of the AlmaMAC. Actually, it’s probably the most Meta episode of the almaMAC that we’ve ever had. Today I’m joined by the inventor of the AlmaMAC, the once and future host of the AlmaMAC, Sawayra Owais! This is actually a 2-parter, since we have so much to … Continue reading *ReBroadcast*The AlmaMAC 169: The Return of Sawayra Owais!

The AlmaMAC 169: The Return of Sawayra Owais! (pt 1)

LISTEN Hi hello, and welcome to the show. Today is a particularly special episode of the AlmaMAC. Actually, it’s probably the most Meta episode of the almaMAC that we’ve ever had. Today I’m joined by the inventor of the AlmaMAC, the once and future host of the AlmaMAC, Sawayra Owais! This is actually a 2-parter, since we have so much to talk about. Today we are going to talk about the show in general – how did Sawayra come up with it? What is the goal of the show? How has it evolved, etc.  As listeners may know, I inherited … Continue reading The AlmaMAC 169: The Return of Sawayra Owais! (pt 1)

Random Walk 29: Cats and Crows with Sabrina Schalz

LISTEN Have you heard about this?  The cat’s meow: Ex-Amazon engineer launches cat speech translation app Ok so first, every headline I found relating to this story made reference to the inventor as an “Ex-Amazon Engineer”… his name is Javier Sanchez. Wouldn’t it be great if scientists and researchers became household names like athletes? Places like France and Germany name streets after their scientists… Just a second, let me hop off my soapbox here. So the idea is that you have this app, and you let it listen to your cat’s meows, and it interprets the tone, pitch, etc, spitting … Continue reading Random Walk 29: Cats and Crows with Sabrina Schalz