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The Guardian's Science Weekly | Best Science Podcasts (2017)

Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2017. 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.

Healthy body, healthy mind: a new approach for mental disorders
2017-11-21 22:30:12
What role might the immune system play in mental illness? And how might this challenge long-held beliefs about the divide between body and brain?
28 minutes, 8 seconds


Tomorrow's technology: from asteroid mining to programmable matter
2017-11-15 04:52:42
Ian Sample looks to the future and asks what might the technologies of tomorrow look like? And how might they change our world?
30 minutes, 42 seconds


Running smart: the science of completing a marathon
2017-11-08 04:09:53
Hannah Devlin discusses the limits of human performance with sports scientist Professor John Brewer and amateur marathon runner Vicky Solly
31 minutes, 31 seconds


How does socioeconomic position affect our health?
2017-11-01 07:41:26
This week, Ian Sample and Nicola Davis explore the complex relationship between poverty, stress, and life expectancy
28 minutes, 15 seconds


Science, comedy, and society: Brian Cox and Robin Ince answer your questions - podcast
2017-10-25 07:10:47
In this week's Science Weekly podcast, Nicola Davis asks two of popular science's best known stars a host of pressing questions. What role should scientists play in society? What might the future hold for humanity? And will we ever build Northampton on Mars?
32 minutes, 55 seconds


Decisions, decisions: the neuroscience of how we choose
2017-10-18 06:03:24
Ian Sample speaks with two members of an ambitious project that hopes to crack one of neuroscience's biggest mysteries
26 minutes, 47 seconds


The Party: how can gender affect autism spectrum disorders?
2017-10-12 03:53:37
Why are so many women with autism often misdiagnosed? And how does this issue resonate with broader ideas of neurodiversity?
24 minutes, 22 seconds


From zero to infinity: a brief history of counting
2017-10-03 23:30:21
Nicola Davis is joined by mathematician Marcus du Sautoy to explore zero, infinity and everything in between
28 minutes, 48 seconds


Childhood cancer survivors: a unique perspective
2017-09-26 23:30:26
What does later life look like for the growing population of childhood cancer survivors? And how might their experiences change the way we treat this group of diseases?
23 minutes, 58 seconds


The cybercrime arms race: fighting back against the hackers
2017-09-19 23:30:39
Nicola Davis speaks with two experts on the frontline of cybercrime to find out how the changing digital landscape is leaving us all vulnerable to cyber attacks
28 minutes, 25 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2017

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2017. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
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