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Dear Science takes problems that have already been answered in 'agony aunt' advice columns, and tackles them again—with science.
||Clean09 | Dear Science Live at WSFB||Alice and Bernie go rogue at the 2017 World Science Festival Brisbane!||20 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 | Work-life Balance||When your career isn't going the way you want, a 19th century French guy may have the answer.||6 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 | Premonition||Jane had a dream. Hopefully there's nothing in it. The science of ESP.||30 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 | Handedness||Left. Right. Left. Right. Left. Alice and Bernie tackle 'the kettle' and other home-wrecking problems.||23 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 | Chunky shoes, stripy socks||Ahhhh Fashion! Alice and Bernie on the catwalk for an upset teenager.||16 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 | Astrology||Are the answers in the stars for a Libran who's had a brutal year?||9 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 | Two places at once||Tammy Wynette meets quantum physics in a mid-west love triangle.||2 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 | Pet Names||When your terror of a sister-in-law bans your doggy names, it's time to know how science backs your naming rights||25 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 | Fetishes||Whip it, Whip it Real Good. Can fetish research help raincoat-lover Peter?||25 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSubscribe to Dear Science!||Welcome to the podcast where lifestyle advice meets hard (really hard) research. Meet your hosts, Bernie and Alice — and subscribe!||19 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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 :)
Very funny approach to introducing scientific concepts, great music and well produced. Loved it, can't wait for the next episode!
- Category: Science & Medicine
- Language: English
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