Best science podcasts we could find (Updated December 2017)
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Science Friday
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Brain fun for curious people.
 
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Science Vs
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There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to. This season we tackle immigration, climate change, true love and artificial sweeteners.
 
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Science
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Science news
 
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The Science Hour
Weekly
 
Science news and highlights of the week
 
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Science Vs
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Science journalist Wendy Zukerman dissects the latest fad framing itself as scientific fact, wading through the mass of information so you don't have to.
 
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Science Magazine Podcast
Weekly
 
Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
 
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BBC Inside Science
Weekly
 
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
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Science Podcast
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This podcast is closing. We really love having you listen to RN but we need to let you know that we’ll be closing our subject based podcasts (don’t worry—we aren’t cancelling any shows). To keep hearing stories and interviews from RN, search for your favourite shows in the ABC Radio App or subscribe in your preferred podcasting app. If you’re looking for something new to wrap your ears around, visit the RN website where there’s plenty for you to discover.
 
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Diet Science
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Diet Science is a fun 7 to 8 minute weekly program with insights and straight scoops on today's health and diet issues from Dee McCaffrey, CDC. Dee is an Organic Chemist who lost 100 pounds, nearly half her body weight, and has kept it off for 20 years by staying away from processed foods. She's the author of The Science of Skinny, released by Perseus June 2012, and The Science of Skinny Cookbook, which was released December 2014.
 
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Science : NPR
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The latest health and science news. Updates on medicine, healthy living, nutrition, drugs, diet, and advances in science and technology. Subscribe to the Health & Science podcast.
 
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This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast
 
The kickass science and technology radio show that delivers an irreverent look at the week in science and technology.
 
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Probably Science
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Three professional comedians and incompetent scientists take you through this week in science. Incompetently. Featuring Matt Kirshen, Andy Wood, Jesse Case and a rotating cast of special guests.
 
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Shredded by Science Radio
Weekly
 
SBS Radio - Fitness that takes itself (not so) seriously. We interview awesome people, geek out over science, and tackle real-world fitness issues with our... "unique" sense of humour. Warning - please do not listen whilst operating heavy machinery or if you have anything electronic in front of you that could be damaged by you laugh-snorting your protein shake over it.
 
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The Guardian's Science Weekly
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. Science has never sounded so good! We'd love to hear what you think, so get in touch via @guardianaudio or podcasts@theguardian.com
 
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5 live Science Podcast
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5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
 
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Science in Action
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The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
 
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Science Times
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Want to know more about black holes? Or progress in the cure for cancer? Learn about the latest news and trends in science, medicine and the environment from the reporters and editors of the popular Science Times section of The New York Times. David Corcoran is your host.
 
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60-Second Science
Daily
 
Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
 
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Social Science Bites
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Social Science Bites is a podcast series interviewing major figures in social science, made in association with SAGE
 
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WIRED Science – Spoken Edition
 
Get in-depth science coverage at WIRED including news, the latest research and discoveries and how technology is shaping the world of science. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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In Our Time: Science
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Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
 
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Physics World Science Podcast
 
Editors from Physics World magazine and its sister website physicsworld.com talk to leading scientists and science commentators about cutting-edge physics research, science education and the cultural and political issues shaping the international scientific community.
 
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Big Picture Science
Weekly
 
Big Picture Science weaves together a universe of big ideas – from robots to memory to antimatter to dinosaurs. Tune in and make contact with science. We broadcast and podcast every week. bigpicturescience.org
 
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Science Pie (English) - Science Pie
 
Science Pie is a new independent podcast about physics, history, literature and engineering, exploring one fascinating topic per 15-minute episode. Manufactured in-house by Annika Brockschmidt and Dennis Schulz.
 
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Fun Kids Science Weekly
Weekly
 
Uncovering the coolest things in science, from terrifying animals to gigantic planets. As well as interviews about the science stories making the news, we journey to the school in space - Deep Space High, catch up with the underwater adventurer Marina Ventura and Techno Mum tells us how everyday things work. It's the perfect science podcast for kids of all ages, from the UK for everyone! "Interesting whether you’re seven or 47" - The Guardian.If you like this, you can listen to Fun Kids on D ...
 
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Science Vs
Weekly
 
Are women’s and men’s brains different? Is porn changing the way we have sex? Is sugar really that bad? Everyone has an opinion, but then there’s Science.
 
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Science Elements
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Science Elements Podcasts
 
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New Books in Political Science
 
Interviews with Political Scientists about their New Books
 
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Tumble Science Podcast for Kids
Monthly+
 
Exploring stories of science discovery. Tumble is a science podcast created to be enjoyed by the entire family.Hosted & produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher). Visit www.tumblepodcast.com for more information and educational content.
 
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PNAS Science Sessions
Monthly
 
Listen to brief, 5-minute, nontechnical conversations with cutting-edge researchers, Academy members, and policy makers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in PNAS, plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us.
 
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A Moment of Science » Podcasts
 
You have questions and A Moment of Science has answers. Short science videos and audio science podcasts provide the scientific story behind some of life\'s most perplexing mysteries. There\'s no need to be blinded by science. Explore it, have fun with it, but most of all learn from it. A Moment of Science is a production of WFIU Public Media from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
 
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Science... sort of
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Conversations about things that are science, things that are sort of science, and things that wish they were science. A member of the Brachiolope Media Network.
 
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Brains On! Science podcast for kids
 
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
 
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The Science Show - Full program podcast
 
RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery. The Science Show with Robyn Williams is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio. One single audio file of each program - good for continuous listening.
 
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The Science of Everything Podcast
 
In this podcast I discuss a variety of topics in both the natural and social sciences, exploring the many fascinating insights that the scientific method yields about the world around us.
 
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Science for the People
Weekly
 
Science for the People is a weekly syndicated radio show and podcast. We are a long-format interview show that explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves. Every week, our hosts sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science migh ...
 
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Science Fiction Film Podcast
Weekly
 
Each week the Science Fiction Film Podcast puts a film or TV show under its profane microscope to see what happens. Hosts Dean, Matthew, Josh and Jess endeavor to mix thoughtful analysis and commentary with absurdity… they make themselves laugh.
 
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Science
Weekly
 
The award winning Science Weekly podcast is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even maths. The Guardian science team, Nicola Davis, Ian Sample, and Hannah Devlin, meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology. Recent shows include discussions on the future of gene research, the truth about radiation, how the human voice works, and the psychology of moneyGet in touch via @guardianscience and @guardianaudio
 
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Science Fiction Theater
Monthly
 
Science Fiction Theater presents the best of Scifi, horror,fantasy from early days radio. Each show will take you into the world of the unknown, a place that is as strange as the unknown can be, it is only limited by you imagination. Enter the fantasy world of Science Fiction.
 
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Ask Science Mike
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A weekly podcast where Mike McHargue answers questions about science, faith, and life.
 
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Science Update » Weekly Show
 
Quirky, entertaining and informative, the weekly Science Update Podcast bundles five of Science Update’s award-winning 60-second radio shows together with insightful commentary from one of our producers. Since 1988, Science Update has covered the latest discoveries in science, technology, and medicine and has answered listeners’ science questions. Phone your question in to our toll-free answer line, 1-800-WHY-ISIT (949-4748) or submit it via our website, scienceupdate.com. Science Update is ...
 
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KQED Science News
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KQED’s award-winning team of science reporters explores climate change, water, energy, toxics, biomedicine, digital health, astronomy and other topics that shape our lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a trusted news source, KQED Science tackles tough questions facing humanity in our time with thoughtful and engaging storytelling.
 
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Science and Creativity from Studio 360
 
Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005. Produced by PRI and WNYC, and supported in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
 
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People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
 
Are you searching for stories to ignite your curiosity, teach you to perform better in life and career, inspire your mind, and make you laugh along the way? In this science podcast, Dr. Marie McNeely introduces you to the brilliant researchers behind the latest discoveries in science. Join us as they share their greatest failures, most staggering successes, candid career advice, and what drives them forward in life and science.
 
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TEDTalks Science and Medicine
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Some of the world's greatest scientists, doctors and medical researchers share their discoveries and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
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Science News Flash
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A unique Christian perspective on headline-grabbing discoveries.
 
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Data Science at Home
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Distillations: Science + Culture + History
 
Distillations podcast explores the human stories behind science and technology, tracing a path through history in order to better understand the present.
 
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Data Science Storytime
Monthly
 
Data Science Storytime is a podcast all about data, science, stories, and time.
 
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Science On Top
Monthly+
 
The Australian podcast about science, health and technology news. Join Ed Brown and his panel of co-hosts each week as we talk about the latest and coolest research and discoveries in the world of science. We're joined by special guests from all over the science field: doctors, professors, nurses, teachers and more.
 
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Awesome Science Media Kids on LightSource.com
 
Watch Kyle Justice from Awesome Science Media Kids
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Dr. Grauer discovered 2017 FE101 which can't come closer than 21LDs (Lunar Distances). It bears watching, though, so that a close pass by Earth o ...…
 
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Awesome Science Media on LightSource.com - Audio
 
In the 1920s J. Harland Bretz, a secular geologist proposed a massive flood across eastern Washington. He was rejected by his colleagues because the flood seemed too biblical. He was shunned, for forty years, until satellite images proved him right. Scientist Michael Oard explores the Missoula Flood, demonstrating how the geologic features are ...…
 
Debra L. Robinson was raised in Flint, Michigan, home of the community school concept. Her father was an attorney and her mother was a special education teacher. She graduated from Flint Central High School in 1974 and Michigan State University in 1977, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Additionally, she is a proud graduate of Howar ...…
 
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Gary Jeff Walker
 
The man with 2 first names talks famous birthdays, what's passing for news, Trump, a family in Arizona; man, wife and 2 kids all identify as a the opposite sex. Also hangin' with Dick, Ms Lynette, Tom Davis, Science Mike, gifts from Wally and his Libertarian friend Steve Schulte.
 
Will and Mom talk to Dad about unpredictable December Texas weather, their excitement to see The Last Jedi, and Will’s science project where he tried to invent his own version of an erasable pen. Everyone talks about how Christmas is coming, and the goose is getting fat. Should we cook a Christmas goose? Will talks about a white elephant gift e ...…
 
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Almost Live Almost News
 
This week, Ben and Sean are reminded there's still some good in a world where Roy Moore isn't an Alabama senator. Also, it's almost Christmas and there's a ton of holiday favorites to binge between now and then. Later, a new theory about Stonehenge has the science community aroused.
 
Alex from The Big Smoke joins Rach, Jacq and Dene to talk about developments in science that could change how we fill up at the petrol station. Chemists have started turning beer into fuel – yay or nay? We look at the progress recently made towards making sustainable petrol using beer. The chemists say alcoholic drinks are an ideal model for in ...…
 
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Radio New Zealand - All Programmes
 
Barbara J. King is emerita professor of anthropology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a freelance science writer. King is a frequent guest on national and international radio shows discussing matters of animal cognition, emotion, and welfare. She and her husband are heavily involved in cat rescue work. Her lates ...…
 
This week, President Trump signed a directive that would set NASA’s sights on the moon...again.
 
Researchers continue to chip away at the one thing we all have in common —getting older. Plus, in heavily populated regions, human influence on wildfires appears to override the effects of climate change. But when nature sets the rules, it is a different story.
 
The spread of efficient LED lighting may be leading to more light use, and brighter nighttime skies.
 
As bitcoin’s price skyrockets, so does its energy use and carbon footprint.
 
More and more data is born into this world as digital bits, with no analog counterpart. How can we preserve it for future generations?
 
In heavily populated regions, the human influence on fire appears to override the effects of climate change.
 
More and more data is born into this world as digital bits, with no analog counterpart. How can we preserve it for future generations? Plus, we have electric vehicles. Their popularity is growing. Does this make green transportation inevitable?
 
Researchers continue to chip away at the one thing we all have in common—getting older.
 
Wrapping oddly shaped gifts, picking a Secret Santa, and decorating your tree can all be tackled using math.
 
We have electric vehicles. Their popularity is growing. Does this make green transportation inevitable?
 
Donald Morrison is an author, journalist and educator. In a long career at TIME, he wrote and edited in every department of the magazine. He was Editor of its Asian edition in Hong Kong and its European edition in London. A frequent lecturer and conference moderator, he has taught at New York University in London, Tsinghua University in Beijing ...…
 
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"Living Fearlessly " with Lisa McDonald
 
Grateful and excited to be interviewing, Dr. Steve Taubaum on Living Fearlessly-Lisa McDonald 12/15/17 at 8am Pacific/11am Eastern on The Contact Talk Radio Network! Thank you to my sponsor Halton Honda and thank you for being one of over 420K Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald Podcast Subscribers! Deeply Honoured and Grateful! #Grateful #Rad ...…
 
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The Money Show
 
Lumkile Monde, Senior Lecturer at School of Economics at Business Science at University of Witwatersrand discusses the importance of the ANC presidential race to the economy and business sector. Then Ray White plays the brutal biz quiz with listeners.
 
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The Money Show
 
Lumkile Monde, Senior Lecturer at School of Economics at Business Science at University of Witwatersrand discusses the importance of the ANC presidential race to the economy and business sector. Then Ray White plays the brutal biz quiz with listeners.
 
The Hamilton Police board has approved their proposed 2018 operating budget, which included hiring seven civilians to do some police legal work. Guest: Lloyd Ferguson. City Councillor, Ward 12, City of Hamilton. The folks of Flamborough are worried about the loss of their own identity as a rural community after the OMB decision to eliminate War ...…
 
Ontario's MPP’s have risen for the winter break, but how have they all done this session of legislature? Guest: Christo Aivalis, Social Sciences and humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in History at the University of Toronto.
 
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Africa News Tonight - Voice of America
 
Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine show featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics, the African diaspora, business, arts and culture.…
 
Don’t have time to keep a tab on news throughout the day? CNN News18 brings you the day’s top news and newsmakers in less than 3 minutes! Here are today’s top picks: Sonia Era Ends, My job now is to retire, says sonia gandhi, Sonia Step Down after 19 years as Congress President. SportsIn a shocking video, that appeared on tabloid The Sun, ex- D ...…
 
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RTÉ - The Leap of Faith
 
The unique style of artist Harry Clarke and in particular two windows in St Joseph's Church, Terenure. We talk with husband and wife team Ken and Murial Ryan from Abbey Stained Glass Studios, about their work restoring these and other windows and science, meets faith when we talk with Irishman Brendan Owens about the Star of Bethlehem.…
 
To celebrate the newest sequel in the space opera saga, we’re searching for the science in “Star Wars.” Along way, we discover that, while the movies feel futuristic, “Star Wars” isn’t really science fiction at all, it’s magic — you’re not supposed to question how a spaceship travels faster than the speed of light, or how The Force works. Still ...…
 
Today we’re following up on our discussion of UFOs, and for those who missed last week’s program, here are some of the points we tried to make: we established that all intelligent life forms must be the product of God’s creation, and that conclusion is based upon logic, probability, true science, and the Bible. All physical beings...…
 
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Research Podcasts – Veterinary Science on the Move
 
Welcome back to the RVC podcast, where we are going to focus on the researchers and their research. For our 51st episode we talk to Dirk Werling, Professor of Molecular Immunology about how he started his research career, what research he is currently involved with and advice to those people interested in pursuing a career in research. We hope ...…
 
Hey everyone, today we’ve got a great guest on the Healthprenuer podcast. A long-time friend of mine who I’m really excited to have on. His name is AJ Mihrzad and he is the owner of Online Super Coach. I’m so excited to have AJ on the podcast because he is a really reflective person and he is totally committed to his own growth. He’s always evo ...…
 
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RinkTalk Podcast
 
In this episode, geographer Colin Robertson describes how data about backyard skating rinks collected through his RinkWatch project can help environmental scientists better understand the future impacts of climate change. Expert rinkmaker Michael Berube gives listeners the inside scoop on how to build the perfect backyard rink; he should know, ...…
 
Today the FCC voted 3-2 in favor of removing the net neutrality rules set up in 2015. What does this mean for us? For you? We look at how this came to be and the history of regulations put in place to preserve the free flow of digital data as we know it today. Our host says ITunes uses this section to pull keywords... so here goes: we may talk ...…
 
Ryan Haupt finishes his tour of duty with Cabin Minute Cast on a high note with the resurrection of the Buckner family. We chat about the origin of the zombie mythology, notable zombie movies, and fun facts about bringing back the dead. Plus, it is Friday and we have recommendations to keep you occupied for your holiday vacations! Soonish: Ten ...…
 
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The World View with Adam Gilchrist
 
Murder in Myanmar a charity clarifies the death toll amongst Rohingya Muslims. The Grenfell Tower Memorial Service 6 months on from London’s terrible fire. India’s Missing Minister (he’s accused of murdering an opposition politician and Big Wine Glasses (it’s all about the science of over indulgence.…
 
It is common for blockages to develop in arteries that carry blood to the heart, which can lead to heart attack and other serious heart diseases. Stents are small, expandable metal mesh tubes that are inserted in blocked heart arteries during a heart catheterization procedure to improve blood flow to the heart muscle. Approximately 600,000 sten ...…
 
This week, Nora shares new insights about sight based on how flies smell, Abhijit connects fundamental physics to the Pyramids, and Emily uses science to justify your video game obsession.
 
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RNZ: Custom Podcast - panel
 
The University of Otago has a new degree which brings science and art together, the BaSc. It aims to break down barriers between the two disciplines.
 
Rocket Lab's Electron rocket launch today on the Mahia Peninsula has been scrubbed again, sadly. A power fault this time. Kaikoura residents and businesses are celebrating the re-opening of State Highway 1 north following a year of earthquake repairs. The coastal highway link between Picton and Christchurch was badly damaged during the November ...…
 
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Silly Talks About Science Fiction
 
First 5 minutes spoiler free! We saw it, we loved it, we want to talk about all the things!
 
Malcolm Bohm, President & CEO, Liquid Grids joins Bob to discuss how he is a recognized expert in Life Sciences. In the industry since 1993, Malcolm served in increasingly senior positions at major pharmaceutical companies including Astra, Pfizer, and Novartis. In 2005 Malcolm established a successful US affiliate for biotech firm, Aspreva Phar ...…
 
We don’t need more experts to tell us how to live our lives. There isn’t a special council making decisions for us. You’re the only one that has the map for your life. It’s already there and it’s up to each of us find that map, trust it, and live it. This is a core message of Ayelet Baron and it’s the heart of the discussion in this edition of ...…
 
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" hits theaters tomorrow! We talk to a UW graduate who played a big role in the digital components of Star Wars and hear how she's encouraging women to get into the computer science field. We also chat with the founder of a Wisconsin horse farm that's helping military veterans and others overcome trauma in their past. P ...…
 
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