SoS28- The “Fishy” Perspective with Prosanta Chakrabarty

In episode 28, we talk with Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty, Associate Professor in Biological Sciences and Curator of Ichthyology at Louisiana State University. In addition to his position at LSU, Dr. Chakrabarty is a TED Fellow, and experienced public speaker and science communicator.

He chats with us about the various modes and opportunities for science communication and outreach, as well as the narratives we use to discuss topics such as evolution. Dr. Chakrabarty has authored two books including A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs and a Research Job. For more information on Dr. Chakrabarty, check out his webpage and recent publications at, his TED Fellows page at:, feel free to reach out to him via email at, and follow him on Twitter @preaux_fish. Check out his TED Talk, “Four Billion Years of Evolution in Six Minutes” at:

The Sausage of Science is produced by Cara Ocobock and Chris Lynn, with assistance from Junior Service Fellow Caroline Owens for the Public Relations Committee of the Human Biology Association. The song in the soundbed is “Always Lyin’” by the Morning Shakes.
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