The Guardian's Science Weekly | Best Science Podcasts (2018)
Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2018. 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.
Soundscape ecology with Bernie Krause 2018-06-14 22:00:08 Do you know what noise a hungry sea anemone makes? Soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause does. Armed with over 5,000 hours of recordings, he takes Ian Sample on a journey through the natural world and demonstrates why sound is such a powerful tool for conservation 27 minutes, 2 seconds
The psychological effects of inequality 2018-06-08 03:10:21 Wealth inequality has skyrocketed in the UK, as has anxiety, stress and mental illness. Could the two be linked? Richard Lea investigates 28 minutes, 9 seconds
Finding a voice: why we sound unique 2018-05-31 22:00:42 Each and everyone of us has a voice that is unique. As a result, we make a lot of assumptions about someone from just the way they speak. But are these judgements fair? And what if they're wrong? Nicola Davis explores 26 minutes, 29 seconds
Radiophobia: why do we fear nuclear power? 2018-05-24 22:00:39 Nuclear energy is back on the UK government's agenda. However, concerns about safety have plagued this technology for decades. Given it kills less people than wind, coal or gas, why are we so radiophobic? Ian Sample investigates. 25 minutes, 46 seconds
Why is asbestos still killing people? 2018-05-17 23:00:51 Every year, more people die from asbestos exposure than road traffic accidents in Great Britain. Many countries still continue to build with this lethal substance - but why? Hannah Devlin investigates 25 minutes, 36 seconds
Growing brains in labs 2018-05-10 22:00:35 This week: Hannah Devlin explores how scientists are growing human brains in labs. Why are they so keen to explore the possibilities? What are the ethical concerns being raised by experts? 30 minutes, 37 seconds
Cross Section: Carlo Rovelli 2018-05-03 22:00:16 Guest host Richard Lea reimagines time with theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli. What is time, after all? Should we be thinking about it differently? 34 minutes, 5 seconds
The curious case of the dodo 2018-04-27 07:11:58 This week: Nicola Davis investigates the death by fowl play of one of the world's most famous dodo specimens. So what do we know about the dodo as a species? And what questions does this murder case raise? 29 minutes, 19 seconds
The science behind why we fight 2018-04-20 09:54:22 This week, Ian Sample asks: why do humans fight? Can science tell us anything about what drives us to violence? 28 minutes, 51 seconds
Alternative medicine and its sceptics 2018-04-13 05:01:05 This week, Hannah Devlin asks: what are sceptics of alternative medicine saying about its rise? And what can their thoughts tell us about how the scientific sceptic movement is approaching the conversation? 30 minutes, 36 seconds
Best Science Podcasts 2018
We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
The Person You Become Over the course of our lives, we shed parts of our old selves, embrace new ones, and redefine who we are. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about the experiences that shape the person we become. Guests include aerobatics pilot and public speaker Janine Shepherd, writers Roxane Gay and Taiye Selasi, activist Jackson Bird, and fashion executive Kaustav Dey.
#478 She Has Her Mother's Laugh What does heredity really mean? Carl Zimmer would argue it's more than your genes along. In "She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Power, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity", Zimmer covers the history of genetics and what kinship and heredity really mean when we're discovering how to alter our own DNA, and, potentially, the DNA of our children.