I recognised much in the podcast for Thing 10. I am married to a science journalist whose work is precisely about communicating research in field X to workers in field Y. The part of my own life where I come closest to using such things is as an activist with Global Justice Now, often gathering signatures for petitions.
Yes, I know an activist isn't a researcher.
Glad to see the importance the podcast attaches to questions from the person one is communicating with. I had once to write a piece about a part of the Haddon Library's collection with which I am not very familiar. If you have experienced the symptoms of imposter syndrome at any time, you will have some idea how that felt. I described the pain of this in a phone conversation with my brother. He was most interested in the story of the collection, and plied me with questions. When I'd answered several of these, he said: "Write down what you've told me, Aidan, and you've got your article."
It worked. I have good sibs.
Another thing the podcast mentions is the elevator pitch. An opportunity to practise that came recently, when a writers' group to which I belong solicited 50-word gobbets of individual news from members. What do you think of mine?