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Each week we bring you a new, in-depth exploration of the space where science and society collide. We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We want to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters.
 
Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.
 
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 ...
 
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Science Weekly podcast will now explore some of the crucial scientific questions about Covid-19. Led by its usual hosts Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin and Nicola Davis, as well as the Guardian's health editor Sarah Boseley, we’ll be taking questions – some sent by you – to experts on the frontline of the global outbreak. Send us your questions here: theguardian.com/covid19questions
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
EXOPLANETARY is a science-fiction adventure that follows four siblings, the Wolverton family, as they work for a giant corporation named Exoplanetary. Their bosses want to expand their business beyond our solar system, but the Wolvertons just want to enjoy their lives. Where do the morals and happiness of ordinary people fit in a universe full of rich and powerful interests? The stories are exciting, funny, tragic, and always slightly offbeat. A science-fiction podrama ("podcast drama") feat ...
 
Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur... Support TANIS to hear exclusive MINI and BONUS EPISODES and more! http://patreon.com/tanispodcast Please rate and review on iTunes if you enjoy TANIS! http:/ ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
iCritical Care: Critical Care Medicine is a customized podcast feed that offers a portion of the iCritical Care podcasts, delivering only those related to the Society of Critical Care Medicine's premier peer-reviewed, scientific journal in critical care. The Critical Care Medicine journal covers all aspects of acute and emergency care for the critically ill or injured patient. This feed offers in-depth interviews with authors to gain special insight into the clinical breakthroughs, promising ...
 
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.
 
Spring 2142 and Gated Galaxies has launched its 400 Oz-8000 ships, each carrying 50,000 "resting guests" to, hopefully, a new home on a shiny, brand-new planet. As soon as they find one. IF they find one. This is the story of one of those ships – the Oz 9 – and its tiny crew of hopeless incompetents. So far, they've been in space half an hour and several hundred people are dead. So... bright future, clearly.
 
A limited series, science fiction/horror audio drama podcast, follows the arrival of two xenoarcheologists on a small world orbiting a binary star. But what starts off as an expedition to survey the planet and the remains of a lost alien civilization, turns into a monstrous game of cat and mouse, as the two scientists are left to face the creatures that killed the planet in the first place. Told from two alternating perspectives, Janus Descending is an experience of crossing timelines, as on ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Welcome to Offworld, a new show from the Tested network that explores the fun places where space and pop culture intersect! In each episode, host Ariel Waldman is joined by guests from the space and science community to examine a science fiction story and discuss how it holds up under some scientific scrutiny.
 
Kirkus Reviews: "...pure exhilaration. The authors’ prose is, like the book overall, intelligent and comprehensive, especially with chic terminology like 'gravity wake,' a field created by accelerated particles, the essence of traversing space-time. Complex scientific notions in a story format prove equally entertaining and perceptive."In 2038, the human race is in a death spiral, and most people do not even know it yet. Technology that was supposed to make us better and stronger instead is ...
 
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 ...
 
Conversations that help map, navigate, and integrate a future weirder than we all imagined. Join Michael Garfield for profound and soulful dialogues and group discussions with some of the world's most amazing artists and philosophers, authors, scientists, and activists, helping make the discoveries, tell the stories, and grow the communities we'll need to thrive amidst our age of turbulent transitions. Get bonus content on Patreon Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/futurefossils. S ...
 
Tides is the story of Dr. Winifred Eurus, a xenobiologist trapped on an unfamiliar planet with hostile tidal forces. She must use her wits, sarcasm and intellectual curiosity to survive long enough to be rescued. But there might be more to life on this planet than she expected. . .
 
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Luke and Juliane are joined by special guest Peter F Hamilton to talk about The Saints of Salvation, the conclusion to the Salvation Trilogy. Get this audiobook for free, or any of 100,000 other titles, as part of a free trial by visiting this link: https://www.audibletrial.com/sfbrp. Luke blogs at: https://www.lukeburrage.com/blog Follow Luke on t…
 
It is not the dust that brings her tears. The Lachrymist’s house is dusty, fragments of time and memory fallen everywhere, a living blanket that drapes itself over tables and chairs and things even stranger. But time and memory are to be expected anywhere the dead gather, and even in this abundance, they do not drive her to weeping. Neither is her …
 
In this (belated) Halloween episode, we discuss the lighter side of reanimating the dead. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) is the very definition of a "cult classic", having spawned decades of sing-alongs by generations of adoring be-costumed fans. Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (1974) is no less beloved, and with good reason, as one of the gre…
 
This episode features "The Land of Eternal Jackfruits" written by Rupsa Dey. Published in the November 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/dey_11_20 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld…
 
This week is our annual Halloween special, and it finds the explorers back on the Marlowe. But this time, they’ve brought something back from their explorations! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If …
 
Cuneiform is an ancient writing system distinguished by wedge-shaped marks made into clay. It developed over 5,000 years ago in Ancient Mesopotamia. At its height it was used to write languages across the ancient Middle East, from Iran to Syria to Anatolia in Turkey. But cuneiform writing fell out of use about 2,000 years ago in favour of alphabeti…
 
We are starting to comprehend that there are many ways to skin a cat when it comes to law. Each individual life may have different wants and needs but grasping who and what you are is universal to each method we have covered with regard to law. It turns out that language matters in each method as well and where you go to define words is also univer…
 
Join Sofia and Gabriel on this problem episode where we explore "base 3-to-2" — a base system we explored on the last podcast — and how it relates to "base 3/2" from last episode. [Featuring: Sofía Baca; Gabriel Hesch] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://an…
 
Srsly Wrong and Neighbor Science present their first crossover episode, Wrong Science; Neighbor Wrong; Srsly Neighbors. Aaron, Shawn, and Ryan discuss some of the foundational assumptions of neoclassical economics, which are so ridiculous they're almost unbelievable. Show Notes (contains a lot of information we didn't cover in the episode) Books re…
 
Whitt Roberts must contend with the fallout of his cataclysmic plan with Jason Sterling. Macallan meets Tulley in New York to give him a gift. Harlequinn hires Lisette to do a small favor for him. Support Future Seasons of Leviathan! We need your help to fund future seasons of The Leviathan Chronicles. Please support Leviathan and see what upcoming…
 
Cassie arrives to the Sirius Station with inside information about The Family. TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/DITV2x04 CONTENT WARNINGS: threats of violence, discussion of war, and screams at the end of the episode which may be triggering to some listeners. WEBSITE: https://zebulonpodcasts.wixsite.com/main/ditv TWITTER: https://twitter.com/dininginthev…
 
In 1996 Argentina adopted genetically modified (GM) soybeans as a central part of its national development strategy. Today, Argentina is the third largest global grower and exporter of GM crops. Its soybeans—which have been modified to tolerate being sprayed with herbicides—now cover half of the country's arable land and represent a third of its to…
 
Juno Steel has been feeling a little out-of-body, lately. Kind of like... well, it's been so busy he hasn't even had time to listen to his own thoughts. But the day of a wedding demands reflection: on where we came from, and where we are going. And at the end of a good thing, is there any question scarier than "where are we going?" Welcome to the P…
 
The Guardian’s UK technology editor Alex Hern speaks to Prof Andy Przybylski from the Oxford Internet Institute about his new approach of looking at the impact of computer games on mental health. According to Prof Przybylski, this new approach is more objective – but it also depends on gaming companies being more transparent. Help support our indep…
 
Michael Mascarenhas's book Lessons in Environmental Justice: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter and Idle No More (Sage, 2020) provides an entry point to the field by bringing together the works of individuals who are creating a new and vibrant wave of environmental justice scholarship. methodology, and activism. The 18 essays in this collectio…
 
The Icelandic mappae mundi were a series of maps produced in the late medieval period (c. 1225 - c. 1400) that bore witness to fundamental changes in the landscape of vernacular literary culture, scientific thinking and regional geopolitics. In The Mappae Mundi of Medieval Iceland (D.S. Brewer, 2020), Dale Kedwards explores the plethora of meanings…
 
Humans on the receiving end of divine affections don't do so well, mythologically speaking. However, after having seen Donna in action, the smart money is on the homo sapien. Pluto better watch his gold lamé onesie, if he knows what's good for him. With this episode, we are officially halfway through Season 3 of Oz 9, so let's all take a moment to …
 
There is a reason the word anarchy has been made to represent lawlessness when it actually means something very different. I am guessing the Kings, Queens and rulers of the world do not want folks comprehending the real idea behind anarchy. Believe it or not there is a polarity between anarchy and Satanism, though likely not what you think. In a nu…
 
What’s that, you want to know how to tell jokes in fiction? I guess we could… humor you. Yeah, that’s about the level of comedy you should expect from this podcast, but on the bright side, we do have some actual insights into how humor works in fiction. We talk about why some jokes are funny and some aren’t, how to add humor when you’re inexperienc…
 
If you go to a gathering of 10 or more people, what are the chances one of you has coronavirus?Imagine that you’re planning to hold some sort of gathering or dinner at your home. Take your pick of big festivities - it’s Thanksgiving in the US, we’ve just had Diwali and Christmas is on the horizon. In some places such a gathering is simply illegal a…
 
This week I’m honored to speak with musicologist Phil Ford, co-host of Weird Studies, on a voyage that takes us from elevator muzak to aquarian cults to Disneyland to the future of magical warfare. We discuss what it means to be (or want to be) “primitives of an unknown culture,” the staging of nature, what happens when your aesthetic commitments b…
 
EPISODE TWENTY-THREE"Trade Test Transmissions"written by Amanda LaPergola featuringJohn Amir as John B, Baroness Kleodora, Offended FugulnariIvanna Cullinan as Commander Mindy Torianna Amanda LaPergola as Mrs. Frondrinax, VertZuri Washington as Delilah "Dee" Mallory, Rooty, TessChris Lee as Chip FrinkelBerit Johnson as Althaar, Sopon, Alien Barfly,…
 
Ben Wolverton's search for Chaturanga brings him to a strange planet ruled by humanoid cats. CAST David Loftus as Ben Wolverton Heidi Stephon as the Venerable August Rutherford Rob Harrison as Nebuchednezzar Paul Chetty as Charlemagne Sarah Golding as Nefertiti Rhiannon Dowling as Doris and Sam A. Mowry as Long John Silver Written by C. Christopher…
 
On the third episode in our special mini-series on the wellbeing economy, Arnagretta Hunter and Sharon Bessell are joined by Guy Standing, economist and author of The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class. With more and more people being forced into insecure work, many are calling for a more lasting solution for precariousness. One often-suggested sol…
 
Author : R.S.A. Garcia Narrator : Hollis Monroe Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums The Sun From Both Sides was first published by Clarkesworld Magazine, in May 2019. The Sun From Both Sides (Part 3 of 3) By R.S.A. Garcia (Continued from Part 2 – Escape Pod episode 758) “Grandmaster […] Source…
 
When the fifteenth century German entrepreneur Johannes Gutenberg pioneered the printing press, he made an indelible mark on the history of communication. Here was a way to print pages in high quality and high quantities, using methods more efficient than had ever been seen before.Rajan Datar and guests explore the story of how the printing press w…
 
We talk to neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett about why the idea that you have a lizard brain and a rational brain is completely wrong, how you can fight against implicit biases by swamping your brain with new data, why your brain’s most important job isn’t actually to think or be rational, and about one time Carl Sagan was very wrong about how br…
 
We are now leaving the age of “I believe things” and entering the age of “I know things”. Language and how it is used will be a big part of this transition. Teaching and learning in recent centuries has been used to convince average minds to accept literal stories as the totality of knowing. Religion, science and the idea of where we exist are all …
 
The Historical Atlas of Hasidism (Princeton UP, 2018) is the first cartographic reference book on one of the modern era’s most vibrant and important mystical movements. Featuring seventy-four large-format maps and a wealth of illustrations, charts, and tables, this one-of-a-kind atlas charts Hasidism’s emergence and expansion; its dynasties, courts…
 
Representations of Poverty and Place: Using Geographical Text Analysis to Understand Discourse (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) explores a novel methodological approach which combines analytical techniques from linguistics and geography to bring fresh insights to the study of poverty. Using Geographical Text Analysis, the authors - Laura Paterson and Ian…
 
In the first part of this episode from 2016, Ian Sample speaks with the acclaimed mathematician and physicist Prof Sir Roger Penrose about his then most recent book, Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe. Warning of the potential dangers of dogmatic belief and unheralded faith, the recent Nobel laureate asks whether string …
 
When looking at a flower we can know that color, form and aroma are all due to vibration rates. How is it that we temporarily lost the vast knowing that can be had from a simple glance at a flower? Or for that matter anything of color and form? From color alone one can grasp, gender, polarity and vibration rate. These things in turn can be applied …
 
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