Hi, my name is Max Glider and I’m a
learning space services coordinator at the Teaching Center. I’m Jeff Aziz. I’m a
faculty member from the English department at Pitt. I’m Jake Dechant and
I’m a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.
It all started when Jeff Aziz came to me with this idea for a podcast on the
macabre nature of medical research and some of the oddities that come into play
there. And I felt like this was a really good partnership between the Teaching
Center and his department because we could really provide good support for
him. Remains to be Seen is a medical humanities podcast and really what we’re
trying to do here is get a dialogue going across disciplines. It reaches out
to the audience and shows that anybody can have a conversation about this type
of stuff. It’s really important for people to be able to think about the
body, health, questions of medicine, things like vaccines. Also huge
ethical questions around how you do experiments with human beings and the things that have gone on historically. It’s baffling and
strange and kind of wonderful. I want listeners to enjoy what they’re
listening to. I want them to hear the stories that we have to tell them. The
support the University Center for Teaching and Learning has given us
has been absolutely superb. The ability to come down here and do a very
professional sounding podcast with technicians who are very helpful is huge.
I think Jeff had a great idea when he came to us and he wasn’t sure how to do
it on his end. He probably thought how am I going to create a professional
sounding podcast when I don’t really have the experience in the audio world.
And we love to collaborate with these people because they come to us with
these great ideas and we come to them with our technical expertise. It’s just allowed us to produce something so much more professional than we were expecting when we came into this project. Being able to do that here was
something I didn’t know about and now that I do I want to come down here
all the time and do it. I can’t say enough about the the work
they’ve done for us.