JCIP #22 – Izzie Clarke


In the twenty-second episode of the Just Checking In Podcast, we spoke to freelance Science Journalist and Audio Producer, Izzie Clarke.

After completing a Masters degree in Physics, Izzie worked as an assistant producer for BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 1, returning to science content a few years later as a producer and presenter for The Naked Scientists on BBC Radio 5 Live, ABC’s Radio National in Australia and their eponymous podcast.

In addition to reporting on the latest science news, creating space documentaries or throwing herself into an captivating location recording or experiment for radio, Izzie is motivated to bring science to a younger audience.

She has presented a video series for BBC Radio 1 on genetics with Dev Griffin and was a researcher for the 2016 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

In this pod we discussed Izzie’s media journey and how she got to where she is today, the challenges of going freelance and the financial and social pressures that come with it, sexism in science, her experiences of living with imposter syndrome, her love of knitting and of course a mental health chat!

Izzie’s latest project is producing and presenting the Royal Astronomical Society’s new podcast, ‘The Supermassive Podcast’ which you can listen to here.

Find out more about Izzie’s work and how to commission her on her website here.

You can also follow her on social media below:

As always, #itsokaytovent

Music: PatawawaStrange


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