Swedish Research Council’s webinar on podcasts as a channel for research communication

Podcast. Photo: Soundtrap / Unsplash

Date: March 11, 2022
Date: March 11, 2022
Time: 16:00
Start date: March 11, 2022
Event summary: Seminar with Emma Frans and Mattias Öberg.

For this year’s first FFF pop-up, Swedish Research Council decided to invite Emma Frans and Mattias Öberg to talk about the podcast as a channel for research communication.


The podcast range is growing at a furious pace. On Spotify alone, there are today over 2 million different podcasts, of which 8,000 are in Swedish. But it’s not just lifestyle, humour and documentaries that are successful. The podcast has become an increasingly important channel for talking about research and more and more people are hooked on development. Many universities today offer a wide flora of podcasts that cover everything from crime and punishment to climate and the environment.

What should you think about if you want to start a podcast? What technology is needed? And what does it cost? In this year’s first FFF pop-up, we meet researchers Emma Frans and Mattias Öberg, among others. In the podcast The Risk Zone, they provide scientific perspectives on events that have shaken the world and that have affected how we view risks. What made them start the Risk Zone? What benefits do they see with the pod as a channel for research communication and what are the pitfalls?


  • Emma Frans, PhD in epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet and author and lecturer
  • Mattias Öberg, Associate Professor of Toxicology, Karolinska Institutet


Helena Bornholm, Swedish Research Council

What is FFF?

FFF pop-up is a series of digital meetings for you who work with telling about research. The name alludes to the annual conference Forum for Research Communication. FFF pop-up is an opportunity to meet alongside the conference and discuss current issues in the area.