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Talia Lowi-Merri is a PhD student at the University of Toronto, based in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Splitting her time between both palaeontology (the study of fossils) and ornithology (the study of birds), her current work surrounds the origi…
Daniel was joined by environmental scientist, birdwatcher, and visual storyteller Haya Aldoori and nature interpreter Matthew Kinasz to discuss the importance of urban natural spaces in Toronto and the current state of traditional education.Don't f…
Dr. Thomas S. Mullaney is a Professor of Chinese History at Stanford University, and Curator of the international exhibition, Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age. His latest book, The Chinese Typewriter, "examines China’s development o…
Gil Wizen is an entomologist, macro photographer, and keeper of arthropods! For the past 8 months, Gil and Daniel have been collaborating on educational videos about arachnids and venomous insects. Watch some of their videos at curiosityinfocus.com…
Jason Pitre is a biologist for the Canadian government by day, and an independent game designer by night.Don't forget to subscribe to the Curiosity in Focus podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music!Support the Curiosity in Focus pod…
Simu is a Canadian Screen Award nominee best known for his role as Jung on the CBC TV sitcom Kim's Convenience. They talked about whitewashing, problematic castings in mainstream media, the broader trend of Asian erasure in pop culture, and the wor…
Conor McDonnell is a poet, doctor, and martial arts practitioner. In 2016, he published The Book of Retaliations with Anstruther Press. His second book, Safe Spaces, is now available for purchase at Frog Hollow Press.Don't forget to subscribe to th…
Kevin Rawlings is an environmental technician for Environment and Climate Change Canada and a photographer currently working in Alert, Nunavut, Canada. He is also the world's northern most permanent resident.Don't forget to subscribe to the Curiosi…
Osama Dorias is a Senior Game Designer at Warner Brothers Montreal and the co-founder of the Indie Video Game studio Magic Pants and the Montreal Independent Games Festival.Don't forget to subscribe to the Curiosity in Focus podcast on iTunes, Stit…
Jayd Matyas is an industrial designer at Secret City Games and a performer with the Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers (RAW).Don't forget to subscribe to the Curiosity in Focus podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music! Leave a review…
Joe DeSimone is a Brooklyn-based educator working toward a more diverse understanding of games and their uses.Don't forget to subscribe to the Curiosity in Focus podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music! Leave a review, it really he…
Season 6 of Curiosity in Focus is just around the corner! Fresh out of Gen Con 2018, here's audio from a panel Daniel co-hosted with Shel Kahn and Cat Tobin about saving the world through gaming. How do we translate our experiences as gamers into p…
Fraser Simons is a writer and game designer based in Calgary, Canada. He is known for his cyberpunk roleplaying games The Veil: Cyberpunk, The Veil: Cascade, and the upcoming title Hack the Planet. Don't forget to subscribe to the Curiosity in Focu…
Lauren Stasyna is a Toronto-based creative and self-proclaimed Meme Queen. She is passionate about museums, film, and Jeff Goldbum; as well as an advocate for inclusivity and self-care.Don't forget to subscribe to the Curiosity in Focus podcast on …
Mark Richardson is a professional cartographer and graphic designer with the Canadian Federal Government and the owner of Green Hat Designs. Don't forget to subscribe to the Curiosity in Focus podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Musi…
Will Parks is a graphic designer working in Toronto, Canada. Will studied at OCAD University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Design in 2017. Will is now working on Keel-Haul!, a pirate action game for the PC platform as well as other projects.Do…
Ashley Reynolds is an evolutionary biologist that studies prehistoric cats! Apologies for the audio, something mysterious happened during the live-stream and the recording was compromised. If you'd like to see the accompanying video for this episod…
Jason Morningstar is an award-winning indie game designer and one half of Bully Pulpit Games.Don't forget to subscribe to the Curiosity in Focus podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music! Leave a review, it really helps us out! Suppo…
During the first live-streamed episode of Curiosity in Focus, Daniel sat down with evolutionary biologist Danielle de Carle (from episode #39) at the Royal Ontario Museum to watch a live leech feeding! Don't forget to subscribe to the Curiosity in …
Victoria Arbour is an evolutionary biologist and vertebrate palaeontologist studying the evolution of dinosaurs. She currently studies ankylosaurs, a group of armoured dinosaurs often known for their tail weapons. Over the course of her career, she…
Nathan Beal is a historical reenactor originally from Nottingham, England, but now living in Toronto, Canada. He has been reenacting for about 20 years and has been a member of groups focusing on many cultures/eras but has a strong affinity to what…
Julie Cameron Gray is a Toronto-based writer and poet, who has published two collections of poetry - Tangle (Tightrope Books 2013) and Lady Crawford (Palimpsest Press, 2016), which was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. She has published in a v…
Alex Roberts is a writer, game designer, and host of the Backstory podcast on the One Shot Network. Curiosity in Focus is back with season five!Don't forget to subscribe to the Curiosity in Focus podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play M…
For the inaugural episode of the Chimera Code, Daniel and Conor sat down to talk about Chinese internet, the Great Firewall, epidemiology, and curse words! For those waiting for Curiosity in Focus season 5, it's currently in production!Don't forget…
Conor McDonnell is a poet, doctor, and martial arts practitioner. In 2016, he published The Book of Retaliations with Anstruther Press. His second book, Safe Spaces, is now available for purchase at Frog Hollow Press. Don't forget to subscribe to t…
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Podcast Details
Started
Nov 5th, 2016
Latest Episode
Mar 4th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
88
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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