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Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2019. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.


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.

Cross Section: Barry Smith
2019-04-19 07:26:21
Coffee is a drink adored the world over. But have you ever wondered why a fresh brew smells better than it tastes? Prof Barry Smith has spent his career pondering how the senses work together to produce flavour perception and so Graihagh Jackson invited him into the studio to talk taste. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sciencepod">theguardian.com/sciencepod</a>
23 minutes, 16 seconds


Why fast fashion should slow down
2019-04-11 22:00:47
Science Weekly teams up with the Chips with Everything podcast to examine the environmental price tag of our throwaway culture and explore how technology could help the clothing industry follow a more sustainable model. Graihagh Jackson and Jordan Erica Webber present. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sciencepod">theguardian.com/sciencepod</a>
25 minutes, 26 seconds


Cross Section: David Spiegelhalter
2019-04-04 22:00:36
Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter has a passion for statistics but some argue this type of number crunching is losing its influence and its ability to objectively depict reality. Nicola Davis and Ian Sample investigate how significant statistics are in today's 'post-truth' world. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sciencepod">theguardian.com/sciencepod</a>
23 minutes, 56 seconds


Vitamania: should we all be popping vitamin pills?
2019-03-21 23:00:42
With almost half of British adults taking a daily vitamin, Graihagh Jackson and guests examine our love of supplements - including recent announcments about fortifying flour with folic acid. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sciencepod">theguardian.com/sciencepod</a>
21 minutes


Blood: the future of cancer diagnosis?
2019-03-21 23:00:39
Could a simple blood test catch cancer before symptoms appear? Nicola Davis goes beyond the hype and investigates the future of blood diagnostics and cancer. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sciencepod">theguardian.com/sciencepod</a>
17 minutes, 16 seconds


Cross Section: Matt Parker
2019-03-14 23:00:12
Happy International Pi Day. To celebrate, Hannah Devlin is joined by the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker to discuss maths anxiety, how much today's world relies on number crunching and what happens when we get it wrong. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sciencepod">theguardian.com/sciencepod</a>
22 minutes, 17 seconds


Gender data gap and a world built for men | podcast
2019-03-07 22:00:41
Today is International Women's Day, and so Science Weekly teams up with the Guardian's tech podcast, Chips with Everything. Nicola Davis and Jordan Erica Webber look at the repercussions of a male-orientated world - from drugs that don't work for women to VR headsets that give them motion sickness. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sciencepod">theguardian.com/sciencepod</a>
24 minutes, 54 seconds


Farewell to Nasa's Mars rover Opportunity
2019-02-28 22:00:10
Nicola Davis bids a fond farewell to the Mars rover Opportunity after Nasa declared the mission finally over, 15 years after the vehicle landed on the red planet.. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sciencepod">theguardian.com/sciencepod</a>
25 minutes, 19 seconds


Do we need another massive particle collider? Science Weekly podcast
2019-02-21 22:00:21
With the Large Hadron Collider reaching its upper limits, scientists around the world are drawing up plans for a new generation of super colliders. Ian Sample weighs up whether or not the potential new discoveries a collider may make will justify the cost of building them.. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://gu.com/sciencepod">gu.com/sciencepod</a>
30 minutes, 2 seconds


Cross Section: Paul Davies
2019-02-14 22:00:12
Nicola Davis talks to the theoretical physicist Paul Davies, who has been trying to find the solution to one of humankind's trickier questions - what is life?
23 minutes, 26 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.
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