The OIST Podcast

About the OIST Podcast

Welcome to the OIST Podcast, bringing you the latest in science and tech from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University.

Each episode dives into the work of a different academic, bringing them out of the lab to talk about how their research is changing the world.

Guests include distinguished scientists from top institutions across the globe, as well as researchers making cutting-edge discoveries here in Okinawa.

Interviews are intended to provide short, accessible introductions to contemporary scientific topics, and how different research spaces are impacting society.

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Podcast Episodes

Mr. James Higa

Radical Collaboration with James Higa

March 12, 2020
This episode we're talking with James Higa, Okinawan raised luminary of Silicon Valley. We talk Apple, philanthropy, and the future of tech in Okinawa and beyond.

A friendship of a decade: Dr. Tamar Gutnick pets her favorite tortoise, George, a 100-year-old Aldabra tortoise housed in Vienna Zoo.

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Dr. Michael Kuba

Animal Behavior with Tamar Gutnick

February 21, 2020
This episode, we talk with OIST Researcher Dr. Tamar Gutnick about working with animals, choosy tortoises, petting stingrays and the mysterious lives of wibbly-wobbly cephalopods.