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“Wissen macht Leute” - the Citizen Science Podcast by Österreich forscht

Since March 2022, Österreich forscht has been producing a monthly radio programme for Radio Orange that revolves around the topic of Citizen Science: "Wissen macht Leute" (knowledge makes people). Each episode brings listeners closer to the topic through interviews with scientists, citizen scientists or decision-makers. Projects coming from a broad range of scientific disciplines and their relation to our society are discussed – this way, we want to reflect the diversity of projects and activities in the field of Citizen Science in the German-speaking countries. Through personal stories, we explore the path of scientists and citizen scientists into research in order to make science more tangible.

With "Wissen macht Leute" we want to make the topic of Citizen Science better known and attract the listeners’ interest in it. We want to present the diversity of Citizen Science and invite interested citizens to participate in the scientific projects listed on our platform. "Wissen macht Leute" thus wants to build a bridge between science and society and encourage listeners to get involved in research processes. 

The podcast is broadcast on Radio Orange every 3rd Monday of the month from 2 to 2:30 pm and can also be streamed afterwards at our Blog, the Cultural Broadcasting Archive or on Spotify. If you prefer to use another platform, you can also subscribe to our RSS feed.

Episodes (in German)


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"Wissen macht Leute" is also listed on Wissenschaftspodcasts, a platform for podcasts about science and knowledge.

Short News

  • We are happy to welcome another new project on Österreich forscht! SoilPlastic is a citizen science project that collects data on plastic in soils. You can find out why this is important and how exactly you can participate on the project page.

    Tuesday, 28 March 2023
  • Wissen macht Leute, our monthly podcast, is celebrating its first birthday! We're celebrating with a very special episode in which only citizen scientists have their say. Give it a listen!

    Tuesday, 21 March 2023
  • We are pleased to welcome another new project on Österreich forscht! The Phänoflex project of the Österreichisches Kuratorium für Landtechnik und Landentwicklung is investigating together with farmers to what extent flowering events of widespread plants can be used to flexibly adapt mowing regimes to climatic conditions. Take a look!

    Tuesday, 14 March 2023

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