About Sarah Kearns

Sarah Kearns is a writer, open scholarship/education advocate, and former microscopist. currently she's an acquisitions editor for an open scholarship publishing group. when she's not scribbling in the margins of books, sarah also enjoys hiking, eating local food, existentially staring into the void, and is slowly working on a children's book.

Sarah Kearns (@annotated_sci) reads about scholarship, the sciences, and philosophy, and is likely drinking mushroom tea.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Sarah:

Darren Wershler et al,, "The Lab Book: Situated Practices in Media Studies" (U Minnesota Press, 2022)

April 14, 2024

The Lab Book

Darren Wershler, Lori Emerson, and Jussi Parikka
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

A hybrid lab functions in the space between institutions and infrastructure, creating new opportunities for understanding their interconnection. Howev…

Stefan Tanaka, "History without Chronology" (Lever Press, 2019)

November 15, 2023

History without Chronology

Stefan Tanaka
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

In this interview, we talk with Stefan Tanaka, professor emeritus of UCSD and a specialist in modern Japanese history. He is author of two books on mo…

James K. A. Smith, "How to Inhabit Time: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future, Living Faithfully Now" (Brazos Press, 2022)

November 30, 2022

How to Inhabit Time

James K. A. Smith
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

In this episode, we chat with Dr. James Smith, a professor of philosophy at Calvin University about his most recent book How to Inhabit Time: Unders…

Eleanor Lerman, "Watkins Glen" (Mayapple Press, 2021)

June 1, 2022

Watkins Glen

Eleanor Lerman
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

Watkins Glen (Mayapple Press, 2021) is the story of Susan -- a woman in her sixties -- who finds herself taking care of her estranged older brother Ma…

Nita Sweeney, "Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink" (Mango Publishing, 2019)

April 8, 2022

Depression Hates a Moving Target

Nita Sweeney
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

Nita Sweeney’s struggle with bipolar disorder and grief had overtaken her life when she decided to take her beloved dog and try running, even though…

Gleb Tsipursky, "The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships" (New Harbinger, 2020)

March 31, 2022

The Blindspots Between Us

Gleb Tsipursky
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

We all want positive, healthy, and genuine relationships whether it's with family, friends, peers, coworkers, or romantic partners. And yet, time and …

Matthew C. Kruger, "What The Living Know: A Novel of Suicide and Philosophy" (Nfb Publishing, 2020)

January 20, 2022

What The Living Know

Matthew C. Kruger
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

Now that science has granted eternal life and youth to all, the world is a place of endless opportunity to live out one's dreams and fulfill one's des…

Janneke Adema, "Living Books: Experiments in the Posthumanities" (MIT Press, 2021)

December 22, 2021

Living Books

Janneke Adema
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

In Living Books: Experiments in the Posthumanities (MIT Press, 2021), Janneke Adema proposes that we reimagine the scholarly book as a living and coll…

Daniel K. L. Chua and Alexander Rehding, "Alien Listening: Voyager's Golden Record and Music from Earth" (Zone Book, 2021)

November 16, 2021

Alien Listening

Daniel K. L. Chua and Alexander Rehding
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

In 1977 NASA shot a mixtape into outer space, and it remains the only human-made object to have left the solar system. The Golden Record aboard the Vo…

Deanna Marcum and Roger C. Schonfeld, "Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization" (Princeton UP, 2021)

October 7, 2021

Along Came Google

Deanna Marcum and Roger C. Schonfeld
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

When Google announced that it planned to digitize books to make the world's knowledge accessible to all, questions were raised about the roles and res…

William Duffy, "Beyond Conversation: Collaboration and the Production of Writing" (Utah State UP, 2021)

September 3, 2021

Beyond Conversation

William Duffy
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

In Beyond Conversation: Collaboration and the Production of Writing (Utah State UP, 2021), William Duffy revives the topic and connects it to the grow…

Adam Crymble, "Technology and the Historian: Transformations in the Digital Age" (U Illinois Press, 2021)

July 15, 2021

Technology and the Historian

Adam Crymble
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

The digital age has touched and changed pretty much everything, even altering how historical research is practiced. In his new book Technology and the…

Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison, "Objectivity" (Zone Books, 2010)

June 7, 2021


Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

Turns out "objectivity" has a not-so clear-cut definition across time. In this podcast, Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison to discuss their work, Objec…

Leigh Calvez, "The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature's Most Elusive Birds" (Sasquatch Books, 2016)

April 23, 2021

The Hidden Lives of Owls

Leigh Calvez
Hosted by Sarah Kearns

Join naturalist and science writer Leigh Calvez on her adventures into science and spirit of animals, as we discuss her two recent books: The Hidden L…