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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.

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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

  • What can we do to protect our wetlands and floodplains in Europe? What does the water management need to implement measure for the benefit of both the environment and the human society? The Horizon Europe project Restore4Life, which can now also be found on Österreich forscht, aims at offering an online system that supports the restoration of wetlands in Europe. Check out the description on Österreich forscht and join the project!

    Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • The project "City Layers: Citizen Mapping as a Practice of City-Making" of the Vienna University of Technology, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), presents a contemporary framework for urban mapping, focussing on the observation and recording of urban spaces by citizens in order to contribute to a more egalitarian urban design. As of recently, this exciting project can also be found on Österreich forscht! Have a look and join the project!

    Tuesday, 21 November 2023
  • The development of child- and youth-friendly cities is becoming increasingly important due to the deteriorating quality of life in urban areas. An important contribution to this relates to the provision of urban green suitable for young people and their involvement in the future design of urban landscapes.This is the aim of the new project U3Green on Österreich forscht. Check out the project website and join this fascinating new project!

    Tuesday, 14 November 2023

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