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Nature Podcast | Best Science Podcasts (2019)

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


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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.

21 February 2019: Mouse cell atlases and cataloguing viruses
2019-02-20 10:01:52
This week, mapping every cell in a mouse embryo and the benefits of cataloguing all the viruses on Earth.
25 minutes, 9 seconds


14 February 2019: Atherosclerosis and disruptive science
2019-02-13 10:01:25
This week, the links between atherosclerosis and sleep-deprivation, and how team size affects research outputs.
23 minutes, 34 seconds


07 February 2019: Massive chemical libraries, and CRISPR-CasX
2019-02-06 10:01:15
This week, virtual drug discovery, and a new addition to the CRISPR toolkit.
24 minutes, 51 seconds


31 January 2019: Women of the periodic table, and harvesting energy from Wi-Fi
2019-01-30 10:01:11
This week, the female chemists who helped build the periodic table, and harnessing the extra energy in Wi-Fi signals.
21 minutes, 46 seconds


24 January 2019: Economic downturns and black holes
2019-01-23 10:01:46
This week, the effects of recessions on public health, and simulating supermassive black holes.
23 minutes, 11 seconds


17 January 2019: RNA splicing in yeast, and a walking fossil
2019-01-16 10:01:40
This week, investigating introns' roles, and reanimating a fossil.
23 minutes, 16 seconds


Podcast Extra: The search for a rare disease treatment
2019-01-11 09:15:30
Nick Sireau's sons have a rare genetic disease called alkaptonuria, which can lead to body tissues becoming brittle, causing life long health issues. In this Podcast Extra, Geoff Marsh speaks to Nick and to the physician Dr Lakshminarayan Ranganath about their search for a treatment for alkaptonuria.
10 minutes, 52 seconds


10 January 2019: Fast Radio Bursts and new year future gazing
2019-01-09 10:01:37
This week, detecting intergalactic radio bursts, and seeing what's in store for science in 2019.
20 minutes, 5


26 December 2018: Our reporters' top picks of 2018
2018-12-26 10:00:00
In this special round-up episode of the Nature Podcast, a few of our regular reporters choose their favourite podcast piece of 2018, and explain why they enjoyed making it. 
23 minutes, 17 seconds


20 December: Quantum physics adds a twist, and festive fun
2018-12-19 10:01:04
The Nature Podcast's 2018 end of year special, including songs, books, our annual quiz, and more!
33 minutes, 33 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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