New York Academy of Sciences Podcast
By The New York Academy of Sciences
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The Academy brings you regular podcasts featuring cutting-edge research and science from New York City and beyond. Leading scientists tell their stories in a mixture of documentaries, interviews, and lectures. Visit www.nyas.org/podcast.
Great minds discuss mindbending issues.
This is a first rate podcast with top level interviewers and guests. The Bob Park lecture is highly recommended, containing a coherent arguement against creationism.
Almost (but not quite) Phenomenal
I stumbled upon this podcast by chance, and I was so suprised at the quality of the content. They've interviewed some really high-profile guests about very intriguing topics. However, I was really disappointed at the shabby sound quality. In the Oliver Sacks episode, you can hear sirens and traffic in the background. In others, there are often noisy distractions and fuzzy interference. I hope the creators work out these kinks a little bit, as this show could easily compete with other big science podcasts, like NPR's Science Friday. I'd also like to hear the interviewer interact with the guest a little more. She seems somewhat passive and sometimes lets the guest wander from the topic. Let's hear a dialogue, not a one-way chat with some "uh-huhs" thrown in! Good podcast, but it has the potential to be phenomenal.
brain tickling ideas, but sometimes.....
individual panel speakers sometimes sound a lot esoteric and ingrown. strange that the academy introduces a lot of different ideas, while at the same time the thinkers seem to not get out a lot. its a good thing there is a variety of speakers, it would be silly otherwise. who wants to hear an hour of conversation about the exquisite wing flap of the death beetle? (didn't happen, but the speakers seem like that.) sometimes the annoyance of listening leads me to click delete.