Knowledge for Breakfast: A Podcast

What is knowledge? What do we do with it? And how? What better way to start your day than with curious conversation around these big questions. Grab your coffee and croissants, your fried eggs and orange juice, and listen to people from all walks of life—cooks, bike mechanics, citizen scientists, magicians, academics—discuss knowledge and knowing in this epistemic breakfast show.

Episode 2: Cyborg Epistemology in the Air

Guest: Ranj Ilangantileke. Hosts: Fabien Medvecky and Michiel van Oudheusden

Episode 1: Epistemic Shame and Imposter Syndrome

Guest: Chloe Walls. Hosts: Fabien Medvecky and Michiel van Oudheusden.

Want to Know a Bit More?

Imagination, reason, perception, intuition, faith, emotion. Recognizing the sheer variety of knowledges ‘out there,’ this podcast explores how knowledge is expressed, learned, translated, and transformed; and what knowledge means to different individuals or groups. It views knowledge not only as the stuff found in academic books and papers but also in the handiwork of the bike mechanic or the tasting skills of a perfumer, to give but a few examples. And ultimately, in the combination of crafts, skills, tools, technologies, ideas, and many, many other things.

“Knowledge for Breakfast” (KFB) strives to be inspirational, informative, irreverent and inquisitive rather than critical or analytical. Knowledge should be enjoyed and indulged in as much as acquired. KFB invites us to surpass our limited perceptions by drawing together experiences, enriching our appreciation of different ways of knowing, and sparking new ideas. It might even lead to collaborations and to new forms of knowing along the way.

Prerequisites for Listeners

None, except an interest in grub, knowledge, and storytelling.

If you’re interested in being featured on this podcast, or if you have any comments, questions or suggestions, get in touch with us.

About the Hosts

Fabien Medvecky (fabienmedvecky@gmail.com) is a philosopher and science communication academic. He’s largely interested in knowledge, not for any other reasons than the pleasure of thinking about (and sometimes acquiring) knowledge. It’s a nerdy hedonistic thing. He’s also food obsessed. Officially, he earns an income as a senior lecturer at the University of Otago’s Department of Science Communication in the deep south of New Zealand.

Michiel van Oudheusden (michiel.vanoudheusden@kuleuven.be) is a social scientist who uses participatory and creative methods (comics, storytelling, music) to connect science to society. He is based at KU Leuven, from where he co-coordinates the Belgian Science and Technology in Society network and his art-science start-up, Science as Design As a heavy tea drinker, he is at his most agreeable when sipping sencha in his imperfect Zen garden.

Knowledge for Breakfast (KFB): A Podcast

❧ This podcast is supported by the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (SERRC).