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The true science behind our most popular urban legends. Historical mysteries, paranormal claims, popular science myths, aliens and UFO reports, conspiracy theories, and worthless alternative medicine schemes... Skeptoid has you covered. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred. Weekly since 2006.
 
A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the Universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a Physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for thousands of years, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing and jargon-free way.
 
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Santa Fe Institute, Michael Garfield

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Far-reaching conversations with a worldwide network of scientists and mathematicians, philosophers and artists developing new frameworks to explain our universe's deepest mysteries. Join host Michael Garfield at the Santa Fe Institute each week to learn about your world and the people who have dedicated their lives to exploring its emergent order: their stories, research, and insights…
 
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Night Rocket Productions

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DERELICT is a narrative podcast experience from award winning science fiction author J. Barton Mitchell that features a host of unlikely characters trying to unlock the secrets of an abandoned spaceship in the far reaches of space. While its prequel season, FATHOM, follows a group of scientists investigating a frightening mystery that's been discovered on the bottom of the ocean...setting the stage for everything to come.
 
The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story for kids (start with Episode 1), told in 15-20 minute episodes for parents to put on when driving around town, or to marathon on road trips, or to bond over before bed. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, h ...
 
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Rogue Dialogue

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Ever since the castle first appeared in the sky above the city of Windfall, its residents have been building upward. Now the city consists of towers where the wealthiest residents live at the top while the poor eke out a living on the ground. Our podcast follows Cas, Shaima, and Argus, three brothers who live with their Uncle Vern after being orphaned during the grounder rebellion twenty years earlier. They find themselves drifting apart as Argus, the youngest, falls hopelessly in love with ...
 
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Public Radio Alliance

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When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into an ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe as we know it.
 
A podcast for the bold and curious to help you navigate our world's accelerating weirdness — about science and the philosophy of it, prehistory and post-humanity and deep time, non-human agency and non-duality, science fiction and the stories we regard as real, complex systems and sustainability (or lack thereof), psychedelics as a form of training for a weirding present and proliferating futures, art and creativity as service and as inquiry. Join paleontologist-futurist Michael Garfield eve ...
 
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The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd

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The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd

Grant Baciocco/Doug Price/Saturday Morning Media

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Since November 7, 2004 - The first, and longest running, professionally produced audio drama podcast! This family friendly new twist on "old time radio" features the adventures and exploits of the World's Most Brilliant Scientist, Dr. Floyd! Join Dr. Floyd as he tries to thwart the plans of his evil arch nemesis, Dr. Steve, all the while learning about the people and events that shaped the history of the Earth. If satirist Stan Freberg and Jay Ward, creator of Rocky & Bullwinkle, had created ...
 
Breaking Math is a podcast that aims to make math accessible to everyone, and make it enjoyable. Every other week, topics such as chaos theory, forbidden formulas, and more will be covered in detail. If you have 45 or so minutes to spare, you're almost guaranteed to learn something new! *See our new math and science youtube show called "Turing Rabbit Holes" at youtube.com/turingrabbitholespodcast ! The Breaking Math Podcast team has teamed up with Particle Physicist and Science Fiction Autho ...
 
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Adam Bash

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SAYER is a narrative fiction podcast set on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon. The eponymous SAYER is a highly advanced, self-aware AI created to help acclimate new residents to their new lives, and their new employment with Ærolith Dynamics. New episodes release every other week.
 
The Twilight Histories is a podcast that mixes your love of history, science fiction, fantasy and role playing into a fully soundscaped and immersive experience. You are a time traveler. Each episode, you will explore a new world. Some worlds are familiar. Others are totally exotic. An Egypt ravaged by an Ice Age. A Carthaginian colony on Mars. An Aztec empire cast under a spell of dark magic. So step on the platform… if you dare!
 
The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week ...
 
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Marsfall LLC / Curiouscast

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Leaving Earth and its problems behind seemed ideal, but no one anticipated just how difficult colonizing Mars would be. Marsfall follows some of the earliest colonists to settle on Mars in the year 2047, and each episode continues the story from a different character’s perspective. Led by their fearless commander Jacki O’Rania, and assisted by the artificial intelligence unit ANDI, they strive to make a home on the Red Planet while exploring its deeper mysteries. New season out now!
 
When six alien celebrities are trapped onboard a space station, they will have to work together to survive--or die at the hands of an unknown monster. Welcome to DINING IN THE VOID. For full credits and to check out transcripts for each episode, visit our website: https://zebulonpodcasts.wixsite.com/main/ditv Sound Effects Courtesy of freesound.org (Some sound effects are licensed under CC by 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Other sound effects are licensed under CC0. Some ...
 
The Leviathan Chronicles is a full cast audio drama about a race of immortals that have been secretly living in a hidden city called Leviathan, deep under the Pacific Ocean. For centuries, the utopian society has existed in peace, gently influencing world events on the surface. But soon, a civil war erupts between the immortals that wish to stay hidden, and those that want to integrate fully with the rest of mankind on the surface. A clandestine division of the CIA known as Blackdoor discove ...
 
Welcome to In Depth Out Loud, a selection of long form stories written by academic experts for The Conversation UK. Each episode brings you the audio version of a different story across a wide range of subjects, from science, to politics, health, culture and business. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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X Minus One Podcast

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Humphrey Camardella Productions

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X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations of newly published science fiction stories by leading writers in the field, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik Pohl and Theodore Sturgeon, along with a few original scripts. For baby boomer's that liked The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone and for ...
 
What can you expect from TGP Nominal? Space, Science, Astronomy & Technology news, along side news from the world of Sci-Fi, whether it be on the big screen, small screen or in print, we will cover it. We hope to bring you guests from the Space, Science, Astronomy, Technology & Sci-Fi community to help "Edutain" our listeners. We also aim to bring you content from places of interest & social events related to Space, Science, Astronomy, Technology & Sci-Fi. From The National Space Centre to M ...
 
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Third Person

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Three mischievous narrators spin a surreal, reality-bending, sci-fantasy space western about a crotchety outlaw, a struggling cultist, and a diabolical bastard making awful decisions in a world on the edge of disaster. The story continues at MidstPodcast.com, where character art, lore, transcripts, merch, and more await you. Welcome to the Fold. (Content Warning: Midst occasionally contains descriptive scenes of physical violence, abuse of power, body horror, psychological horror, torture, a ...
 
From the PBS science series NOVA, a biweekly podcast digging into the science behind the headlines. Alok Patel takes you behind the scenes with the people—scientists, engineers, technologists, mathematicians and more—working to understand our world. Now it's more critical than ever to distinguish fact from fiction and find science-based answers to the most pressing questions of our time. Subscribe, and learn more by visiting pbs.org/novanowpodcast.
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
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The Penumbra Podcast

Harley Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert

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At the Penumbra, you might follow Juno Steel, a brooding, sharp-witted private eye on Mars, as he tangles with an elusive homme fatale, tracks dangerous artifacts of an ancient alien civilization, and faces his three greatest fears: heights, blood, and relationships. Or you might enter the world of the Second Citadel, where the merciless Sir Caroline must corral a team of emotionally distraught all-male knights to defend their city against mind-manipulating monsters...even the ones they’ve f ...
 
Neuroscience stories from the lab and life: By scientists, for everyone. Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) researchers Ben Scholl, Ph.D., Joe Schumacher, Ph.D., Jeremy Chang, Ph.D, and Misha Smirnov, Ph.D. host Neurotransmissions: an engaging, accessible look inside the neuroscience research world, exploring current research topics and emerging technologies, public health issues in the domain of biomedical science, the intersection between science and society, and unique p ...
 
Imagine a handful of scientists and engineers setting out to terraform a planet - a world - for the frozen people they've got in tow. Just a few people, carefully chosen, who will live out their lives building something they'll never see. That's us. We're building a future. A science fiction audio drama suitable for our times.
 
Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may n ...
 
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How science fiction’s hopes and fears can inspire humanity’s response to the climate crisis. Chris Pak, lecturer in English Literature at Swansea University, explores the history of science fiction stories about terraforming, geoengineering, space and climate change – and why they're vital reading ahead of the November 2021 UN climate change confer…
 
Attached, please find your personal company-issued Breathing Apparatus, for immediate use within all corporate campus unfiltered air locations! This includes all outdoor locations, such as: the parking lots; the parking garage; the smoker’s hut; the paths between the buildings; the shuttlebus waiting area; the tennis court; and the corporate golf c…
 
Everyone wants to talk to a human, not a chatbot. But when you are the human on the other end of the customer service phone number, with frustrating coworkers and an unbearable roommate situation, you realize that talking to humans is pretty complex. This story from Analog’s September/October issue shows us that chatting with a bot has its advantag…
 
Author : Anjali Patel Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Brent Lambert Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 806: Bright Lights Flying Beneath the Ocean is an Escape Pod original. Contains harsh language. Bright Lights Flying Beneath the Ocean by Anjali Patel [Draft] (no subject) – 2:23 AM My dearest Tasha, […] Source…
 
The internet revolutionized how we communicate and exchange information. Now, it’s causing the ways in which we invest and spend money to change, laying the foundation for cryptocurrency. How this digital currency functions—much like the inner workings of the internet itself—is invisible to most. But the ongoing explosion of interest and investment…
 
Marnie Chesterton hears of a simple test for the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease. She finds out about UK scientists using robots to map radiation at Chernobyl, and talks to Merlin Sheldrake about fungi.Roland Pease travels to Bath University to meet scientists who may have developed a way to diagnose Alzheimer's in the earliest stages of the …
 
Rosie Miles is truly the Girl of the Wild and her first book tells some of the stories of the last 10 years of her life working with wild animals in Africa. We read of encounters with snakes, big cats, elephants and so much more in this riveting book and Rosie joins Andrew for this episode of The Cosmic Shed. Rosie Miles (Girl of the Wild) @safari_…
 
On March 24, 1967, ten ICBMs at an underground launch control facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana became inoperable, while the security personnel aboveground observed a UFO hovering near the facility's gate. Joining us to discuss the Malmstrom UFO incidents and similar events involving UFOs at nuclear sites is Robert Salas, who was the …
 
The crew receives a dinner party invitation from a very unlikely host. Bargie will always be successful! C-53 drops it like it’s hotdish. AJ just wants a little decency! Dar absorbs very, very friendly fire. What is the sound of Nermut’s one hand clapping? That’s Pleck in the corner. This throwback to Season 4 was freshly recorded LIVE on October 3…
 
This week I talk to philosopher C. Thi Nguyen (objectionable.com | @add_hawk) of the University of Utah, author of Games: Agency as Art and many fascinating papers on social knowledge and the psychology of games, transparency in society, and the philosophy of science — the very philosophical concerns with which I’m obsessed and to which I have devo…
 
Probiotics is the term for a culture of live bacteria, or other microorganisms, in a food product or supplement, sold with the promise that it will do your body some good. Sounds reasonable, so many of us just accept this without any critique or question. But what is the true state of the evidence that probiotics do your body any real good at all?…
 
Seventeen years apart, two hot pursuits get hotter. Welcome to the Penumbra, Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.) ------- You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_…
 
This week saw the announcement of the Nobel prizes for physiology or medicine, chemistry and physics. None of them reward research connected with Covid. Roland Pease, science journalist and Nobel watcher, and Gaia Vince discuss the decisions, which some have said are controversial in this pandemic year. The BepiColombo space craft, a joint European…
 
Can you write a novel using only nouns? Well, maybe…but it won’t be very good, nor easy, nor will it tell a story. Verbs link events, allow for narrative, communicate becoming. So why, in telling stories of our economic lives, have people settled into using algebraic theory ill-suited to the task of capturing the fundamentally uncertain, open and e…
 
In the heart of Brazil's Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park exists one of the most biologically diverse regions anywhere in the world. However, along with the unique plants and animals found here are a prevalent interest in unidentified aerial phenomena, along with countless reports of Brazilian UFO sightings by local residents. During his recent …
 
Once again, it is a hundredth episode of Skeptoid, this one being #800. And long time fans know what that means: it's a musical episode! But today's is a little bit different, in that it may be the first piece of music you've ever heard that was not produced on Earth. Today, with special cooperation from our friends at NASA, we're bringing you a Sk…
 
Starring: Jeremy Bent as C-53, Zalcatron 5000 and Captain Syrock Alden Ford as Pleck Decksetter Allie Kokesh as Dar and Jeremiah Seth Lind as Nermut Bundaloy and Korzak Winston Noel as AJ Moujan Zolfaghari as Bargie, Seesu Gundu, Grustine, Gerkk and Justin Ballwheat With special returning guest John Robert Wilson. Edited by Alden Ford and Seth Lind…
 
Being endangered isn't a death sentence and in most cases can be reversed. Can we save the endangered pokemon of the world through education and air-dropped wolves?Shirts: pokescience.threadless.com/Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrXBG8Dju6HRr8bU4-3YkQPatreon: www.patreon.com/pokescienceTwitter: twitter.com/pokemonscienceFacebook: www.facebook.…
 
When people think about how AI might ‘go wrong’, most probably picture malevolent computers trying to cause harm. But what if we should be more worried about them seeking pleasure? Thomas Moynihan and Anders Sandberg at the University of Oxford explain why AI experts are worried about wireheading, a phenomenon strangely akin to addiction in humans.…
 
The cannabis industry has flowered into a billion-dollar industry in the last decade. Now, cannabis is easier than ever to legally access for medical or recreational use in the majority of U.S. states. But does legalization mean that cannabis is actually safe to use? After all, cannabis is still federally classified as a Schedule 1 controlled subst…
 
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