Dr. Vincent Racaniello, Host - Microbe TV, Inc.: Levity and Edutainment

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Published Aug 8, 2022, 10:00 PM

How do you captivate an audience without overwhelming them with data? This week Dr. Vincent Racaniello shares how his passion for teaching and virology led him to transition out of the lab and into educating the world through podcasting. Listen in as Laura and Vincent discuss how to share your expertise in a way that captivates while adding humor, levity, and increasing the audience’s ability to comprehend complex subject matter.


Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation:

  • The importance of levity to deal with complex subjects
  • How to speak to your audience with humility
  • Why adding “Gee Whiz Moments” to your presentation increases audience impact
  • How to decide what to share and how to share it
  • How to not take yourself too seriously without impacting your credibility


About Dr. Vincent Racaniello:


Vincent Racaniello Ph.D. is Higgins Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Columbia University Medical Center. He has been studying viruses for over 40 years. As principal investigator of his laboratory, Prof. Racaniello is passionate about teaching virology to the World. His virology lectures can be found on YouTube. He blogs at virology blog, produces the podcast ‘This Week in Virology’ and has co-authored the textbook Principles of Virology. He regularly posts about viruses on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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