Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2019. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
TED Radio Hour The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections.
Rethinking Anger 2019-10-17 21:01:00 Anger is universal and complex: it can be quiet, festering, justified, vengeful, and destructive. This hour, TED speakers explore the many sides of anger, why we need it, and who's allowed to feel it. Guests include psychologists Ryan Martin and Russell Kolts, writer Soraya Chemaly, former talk radio host Lisa Fritsch, and business professor Dan Moshavi. 51 minutes, 57 seconds
Science for the People Science for the People is a weekly syndicated long-format interview radio show and podcast which explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what is in the news and on the shelves. Every week, our hosts sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science might change our future.
#537 Science Journalism, Hold the Hype 2019-10-10 21:00:00 Everyone's seen a piece of science getting over-exaggerated in the media. Most people would be quick to blame journalists and big media for getting in wrong. In many cases, you'd be right. But there's other sources of hype in science journalism. and one of them can be found in the humble, and little-known press release. We're talking with Chris Chambers about doing science about science journalism, and where the hype creeps in. Related links: The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study Claims of causality in health news: a randomised trial This... 1 hour
Radiolab Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.
Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 500 member stations.
Radiolab Presents: Dolly Parton's America 2019-10-15 18:08:00 Radiolab creator and host Jad Abumrad spent the last two years following around music legend Dolly Parton, and we're here to say you should tune in! In this episode of Radiolab, we showcase the first of Jad's special series, Dolly Parton's America. In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Partonâbut why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America's great icons.
We begin with a simple question: How did the queen of the boob joke become a feminist icon? Helen Morales, author of "Pilgrimage to Dollywood," gave us a stern directive - look at the lyrics! So we dive into Dolly's discography, starting with the early period of what Dolly calls "sad ass songs" to find remarkably prescient words of female pain, slut-shaming, domestic violence, and women being locked away in asylums by cheating husbands. We explore how Dolly took the centuries-old tradition of the Appalachian "murder ballad"âan oral tradition of men singing songs about brutally killing womenâand flipped the script, singing from the woman's point of view. And as her career progresses, the songs expand beyond the pain to tell tales of leaving abuse behind.
How can such pro-woman lyrics come from someone who despises the word feminism? Dolly explains.
Check out Dolly Parton's America here at: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/dolly-partons-america 1 hour, 34 seconds
StarTalk Radio Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe.
Science and Journalism, with Christiane Amanpour 2019-10-18 12:06:54 Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the intersectionality of science and journalism with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Eugene Mirman, reporter Azmat Khan, conflict journalism expert Judith Matloff, Bill Nye, Sarah Rose Siskind, Natalia Reagan, and Brian Sack.
Thanks to this week's Patrons for supporting us:
Paul Sikes, Stephanie Judd, Michael McBride, FranÃ§ois Fraser, Dan Yoder, John Ward
NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.
Photo Credit: Brandon Royal 50 minutes, 18 seconds
The Titanium Physicists Podcast Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest.
Episode 81: LISA the Giant Tumbling Space Triangle 2019-09-29 21:56:42 Humorist and Podcaster Benjamin Ahr Harrison (Greatest Generation, Friendly Fire) Join me and Dr. Joey Shapiro Key and Dr. Jocelyn Read to talk about THE NEXT GENERATION of gravitational wave detectors: LISA (the Giant Tumbling Space Triangle) and NANOGRAV our pulsar timing array system! 1 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
Science and Creativity from Studio 360 Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005.
How Time-Travel Stories Borrow from Einstein 2016-12-19 13:04:07 It's hard to believe, but the words "time" and "travel" were never really linked until H.G. Wells' 1895 novel, "The Time Machine." James Gleick, author of "Time Travel: A History" discovered that everything from Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine to Doc Brown's DeLorean can be traced back to Wells. "He wasn't trying to say anything about science," Gleick says. "In order to tell his story, he invented this gimmick." And "The Time Machine" explained this gimmick with another bit of sci-fi whimsy: that time is the fourth dimension of space. "That was ten years before Einstein's first publication of the special theory of relativity," Gleick says. And once Einstein validated this view of space-time, it inspired countless stories about characters visiting the past and the future. 8 minutes, 14 seconds
The Science Show RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery. The Science Show with Robyn Williams is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio.
Growing fish near old power stations 2019-10-18 18:05:55 Latrobe Valley aquifer could power new industries
New efficiencies coming for the mining industry
Eucs a new source of graphene
Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2019
Should we communicate with ET? 54 minutes, 7 seconds
Science Friday Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.
Big Picture Science Big Picture Science weaves together a universe of big ideas from robots to memory to antimatter to dinosaurs. Tune in and make contact with science.
Battling Bacteria 2019-10-07 07:33:27 We can't say we weren't warned. More than 75 years ago, bacteriologist Rene Dubos cautioned that misuse of antibiotics could breed drug-resistant bacteria - and he has been proved prescient. In this episode: the rise of superbugs, why we ignored the warnings about them, how some are enlisting an old therapy to fight back, and whether we'll heed history's lessons in the face of a future pandemic. Plus, a weird unforeseen effect of antibiotics being investigated at the Body Farm. Guests:
Fred Turek - Director of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology, Department of Neurobology, Northwestern University
Jennifer DeBruyn - Microbiologist at the University of Tennessee, who also works at the Anthropology Research Facility, a.k.a. the Body Farm
Steffanie Strathdee - Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, and co-author (with Tom Patterson) of "The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug"
Tom Patterson - Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and co-author (with Steffanie Strathdee) of "The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug"
Mark Honigsbaum - Medical Historian, journalist, and lecturer at City University, London, and author of "The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris" 51 minutes, 36 seconds
Gastropod Gastropod looks at food through the lens of science and history. Co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode every two weeks.
What's CRISPR Doing in our Food? 2019-10-07 19:12:02 You've probably heard the hype: CRISPR will revolutionize biotech, cure disease, resurrect extinct species, and even create new-and-(not-so)-improved humans. But what is CRISPRâand what's it doing in our food? The first generation of genetically modified crops, or GMOs, were labelled "Frankenfoods" by critics and are banned in the European Union. Can CRISPR succeed where fish-tomatoes ...More â
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The Guardian's Science Weekly The award winning Science Weekly is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even maths. From the Guardian science desk -
Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin & Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology.
Stuart Russell on why now is the time to start thinking about superintelligent AI 2019-10-17 21:00:42 Prof Stuart Russell wrote the book on artificial intelligence. Literally. But that was back in 1995, when the next few decades of AI were uncertain, and, according to him, distinctly less threatening. Sitting down with Ian Sample, Russell talks about his latest book, Human Compatible, which warns of a dystopian future in which humans are outsmarted by machines. But how did we get here? And what can we do to make sure these machines benefit humankind?. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sciencepod">theguardian.com/sciencepod</a> 24 minutes, 59 seconds
Nature Podcast The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to neuroscience, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
04 July 2019: Machine learning in materials science, and sand's sustainability 2019-07-03 10:01:30 This week, using an algorithm to find properties in materials science, and the global consequences of sand-mining.
In this episode:
00:47 Predicting properties
A word-association algorithm is reading millions of abstracts to discover new properties of materials.
Research article: Tshitoyan et al.; News and Views: Text mining facilitates materials discovery
08:28 Research Highlights
Tiny robot-jellyfish, and genome mutation hot-spots.
Research Article:Multi-functional soft-bodied jellyfish-like swimming; Research Highlight:How DNA 'hotspots' snarl the search for cancer genes
10:48 Sand under strain
Researchers warn that the mining of sand is unsustainable.
Comment:Time is running out for sand
15:44 News Chat
The results of a bullying survey, and the spread of microbial disease through opioid use.
News: Germany's prestigious Max Planck Society conducts huge bullying survey; News: The US opioid epidemic is driving a spike in infectious diseases For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy 23 minutes, 6 seconds
Living Planet Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day.
Living Planet: Extinction and invasion 2019-10-17 07:25:00 This week on Living Planet, we hear about the people protesting extinction â our own, to be exact. And we examine how climate change is bringing insects and the diseases they carry to new places around the world. 29 minutes, 55 seconds
Best Science Podcasts 2019
We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Rethinking Anger Anger is universal and complex: it can be quiet, festering, justified, vengeful, and destructive. This hour, TED speakers explore the many sides of anger, why we need it, and who's allowed to feel it. Guests include psychologists Ryan Martin and Russell Kolts, writer Soraya Chemaly, former talk radio host Lisa Fritsch, and business professor Dan Moshavi.
#537 Science Journalism, Hold the Hype Everyone's seen a piece of science getting over-exaggerated in the media. Most people would be quick to blame journalists and big media for getting in wrong. In many cases, you'd be right. But there's other sources of hype in science journalism. and one of them can be found in the humble, and little-known press release. We're talking with Chris Chambers about doing science about science journalism, and where the hype creeps in. Related links: The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study Claims of causality in health news: a randomised trial This...