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Best Apprentice Institute podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Apprentice Institute podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Welcome to scigest - podcast-sized servings of digestible science from the world of Plant & Food Research! Scigest is a podcast channel hosted by scientists at Plant & Food Research in New Zealand who are passionate about communicating their science to New Zealanders and the world, as well as helping science students in their journey to a science career. Our scientists are at the heart of food production, supply and security, contributing to human health and wellbeing as well as social and e ...
 
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Entomologist Jessica Dohmen-Vereijssen is looking for Integrated Pest Management solutions for thrips on strawberry orchards. To make the environment less desirable to the pest, she has to put herself in its shoes. It also helps to have a group of growers who are eager to participate in the research! Please go to our Scigest webpage for this podcas…
 
Dr Phil Elmer calls himself a "magpie" that collects interesting microorganisms with potential. One of the yeast samples that he collected from apricots in Central Otago years ago has recently been released as a biocontrol agent for vine-killing kiwifruit disease Psa. He shares the research and development process of the bee-safe, sustainable solut…
 
Using Influencers has become one of the hottest trends in marketing. In 2018, 81% of marketers reported that using influencers as part of their marketing plan was an effective strategy. But there are all sorts of ethical issues associated with this trend that must be understood and carefully addressed. For example, there is the issue of inauthentic…
 
This week on the Things Above podcast, James Bryan Smith has a conversation with his long time friend Juanita Rasmus. Juanita is a pastor, Spiritual Director, and contemplative with a passion for seeing people transform into being their best selves in our world. Juanita co-leads the St. John’s Church in Downtown Houston with her husband, Rudy. In t…
 
Michelle Joeng and Karangawai Paringatai-Hare worked alongside Plant & Food Research scientists as student researchers last summer. They give us a review of their respective projects on oysters food safety and taonga plant poroporo. They also share tips on how to succeed in the very selective summer studentship programme and tell us what they've ga…
 
In this episode James Bryan Smith has a Things Above conversation with Dave Mullins. Dave is a speaker, teacher, writer, musician and recently co-producer of the movie “Ragamuffin,” David Mullins seeks to use these gifts to take the simple, life-changing word of God’s love to both the lost and to those in the Church who believe they are unlovable, …
 
Dr. Gentile will share a ground-breaking new approach to preparing business managers and leaders for values-driven decision making. Drawing on both the actual experience of business practitioners as well as cutting edge research, GIVING VOICE TO VALUES (GVV) fills a long-standing and critical gap in our understanding of how to enable ethical practi…
 
We're back with another chat with Dr Michelle Dickinson, host of the new science show "Breaking It Down" on TVNZ. In this extended episode, we cover a variety of subjects including running the "Nano Girl Live" shows and "Nano Girl Labs", diversity issues in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), the need for more effective science commu…
 
As we continue to navigate through the coronavirus pandemic, James Bryan Smith has a Things Above conversation with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson. In this episode they discuss Natasha’s latest book as well as the difficulties that come with cultural biases in our communities. Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is an international speaker, leadership consultant,…
 
In Romans 12:2 Paul writes, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.” We can be transformed by the renewing of our minds. and that is what we do this podcast. Today’s thought from above is this: God is in this. Thank…
 
Dr Brent Clothier has had the same job for 46 years, but there is never a dull moment. The prolific soil and water scientist received the Science New Zealand Plant & Food Research Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. He shares his insights into how his field has evolved overtime and his outlook for the horticulture industry in the face of the changi…
 
In this episode James Bryan Smith has a Things Above Conversation with Bill Gaultiere. James and Bill discuss the importance of soul care, especially at a time when we are struggling with a global pandemic. Bill is a Psychologist (PhD; PSY12036 in CA) and pastor/mentor to pastors. He writes and speaks to thousands of people […] The post Conversatio…
 
“For those alive in the kingdom of God, the world we live in is a perfectly safe place to be.” – Dallas Willard Life throws us many unexpected things, and we are now living in a time of uncertainty. None of us had planned for the virus to spread this rapidly. It is easy to […] The post Certainty in a Good Future appeared first on Apprentice Institu…
 
James Bryan Smith has a Things Above Conversation with his friend and fellow podcast host, Shane Blackshear. Shane is a Jesus follower, blogger, speaker & host of the podcast Seminary Dropout. The Seminary Dropout podcast features interviews with Christian authors, leaders, and thinkers where they discuss a multitude of topics around Christianity a…
 
Are all insects pests? Is it possible to manage the baddies without wiping out the goodies on a paddock or farm scale? Melanie Davison from Plant & Food Research and Abie Horrocks from the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) talk about integrated pest management, a pest control approach that uses a mixture of cultural, biological and chemical meth…
 
Dr Nick Albert is the recipient of the Science New Zealand Plant & Food Research Early Career Researcher Award 2019, but his science journey hasn't always been smooth sailing. He recounts his transition from a technology to science degree with the help of his mentors and shares how he has parlayed his new-found passion into a successful career in p…
 
In this episode, James Bryan Smith has a Things Above Conversation with longtime friend and author Richella Parham. She is the author of Mythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison, published by InterVarsity Press (October 2019) and of the Renovaré resource A Spiritual Formation Primer. Her online home is Imparting Grace; her physical hom…
 
How did a shy nanotechnologist acquire the superpower to transform into Nano Girl? Is a phone booth involved? Dr Michelle Dickinson tells us how she overcame her poor performance in college and fear of public speaking to become one of the best known science influencers in New Zealand. She also takes us on an energising and eclectic tour of her scie…
 
In this episode of the Things Above podcast, James Bryan Smith gives this thought from above: “God is happy about you.” When Jim’s son Jacob was around 7 years old he asked him a question that brought tears to Jim’s eyes. Jacob walked up to his dad and asked, “Are you happy about me?” While […] The post Brighter Than the Sun appeared first on Appre…
 
How can we improve pollination of field crops and reduce costs? This week we talk with Brad Howlett a scientist from Plant & Food Research and Phil Rolston from Foundation for Arable Research to discuss a fly that is showing huge potential as an alternative pollinator of field and seed crops - the drone fly. For more information on this subject ple…
 
The thought from above in this episode is: “You don’t have to make it happen.” In the summer of his junior year, James attended an elite basketball camp where he learned a very valuable lesson about the grace of God. At the end of the camp was an all-star game that you had to be […] The post Grace of God appeared first on Apprentice Institute.…
 
Is the world's insect population actually going down or have we just learnt to jog with our mouths shut? Our scifi panel takes on the "insect apocalypse" claim and examines several widely cited papers. Tom, Blue, Jay and newcomer Frances also share exciting news on a novel technology that controls plant disease resistance, quantum supremacy, public…
 
How does farm management influence soil physical, chemical and biological properties? Regenerative farmer Simon Osborne joins PFR's Trish Fraser to discuss management on his cropping farm in Canterbury. Soil quality is of paramount importance on Simon's farm, which has been run as a no-till system for around 40 years. All crop residues are retained…
 
In this “Things Above Conversation” James Bryan Smith chats with Casey Tygrett. Casey is the host of the “otherWISE” podcast, a place for gathering wise conversations about living well on the journey with Jesus. He holds both a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation degree from Lincoln Christian Seminary. He […] T…
 
The “Thought from Above” for this episode is: “No more silly superstitions.” In a previous podcast James spoke about how worry is essentially superstition. We think by worrying we will actually have an effect on a situation we are concerned about. For example, when we worry about something and then that something does not happen, […] The post Super…
 
In this episode, James Bryan Smith sits down with A.J. Swoboda for a Things Above Conversation. A.J. is the author of “Subversive Sabbath” which was Christianity Today’s Spiritual formation book of the year. This book pioneers a creative path to an alternative way of existing. Combining creative storytelling, pastoral sensitivity, practical insight…
 
Jessica Rodrigues chats with Dr Nick Waipara (Rongawhakaata, and Ngāti Ruapani ki Turanga), a Senior Scientist at Plant & Food Research who has spent the past two decades in various roles at the front line of New Zealand's bioprotection. Nick talks about his science career and why protecting New Zealand's primary production and native ecosystems re…
 
The thought from above for this episode is: Faith is acting on what you believe. James uses a story about the Prussian missionary George Mueller to help explain this week’s thought from above. George was crossing the Atlantic in August 1877 when his ship ran into thick fog. He explained to the captain that he […] The post Act of Faith appeared firs…
 
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