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Dear Science takes problems that have already been answered in 'agony aunt' advice columns, and tackles them again—with science.

Customer Reviews

Sadly not for me

Worthy intent as I'm all for encouraging an understanding of science. I'm assuming this is aimed at creating new audience - young females. The science itself is fine but I found the delivery at times rather 'ditsy' and condescending in tone for my taste. Maybe I'm just too old to identify with the style of delivery.

The use of the agony column felt like a bit of a stretch as a suitable starting point for the episode about naming. I didn't much like the music and sound effects. Rather than amusing, I found them a bit juvenile. These elements felt like dumbing down aimed at appealing to a certain, perhaps otherwise reluctant audience.

I wonder what younger females make of this.

OK it's early days for this program. Best of luck in its further development.

Definitely worth a listen

I've been looking forward to this podcast and it didn't disappoint. 'Dear Science' is a 15 minute podcast that's both insightful and funny- perfect for the train trip home from work. Look forward to hearing more soon :)

Yours sincerely

Very funny approach to introducing scientific concepts, great music and well produced. Loved it, can't wait for the next episode!