Science Friday Audio Podcast
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Science Friday, as heard on PRI, is a weekly discussion of the latest news in science, technology, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow. Ira interviews scientists, authors, and policymakers, and listeners can call in and ask questions as well. Watch the latest science videos from the Science Friday website.
||Hr1: Airport Apiaries, Ideas That Must Die, Food Coaching Apps, Cyborg Bacteria||Bees by the runway, sweeping away outdated ideas, apps for healthy eating, and bacteria-powered robots.||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hr2: NASA And Civil Rights, Future Crimes, Dietary Guidelines||NASA during the civil rights era, how criminals are using emergent technologies, and changing guidelines on cholesterol.||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hr1: Kivalina, Shifting Habitats, Hunger Behavior||Relocating an Alaskan village, shifting Arctic animal habitats, and the finding that hunger may make you want to acquire things -- even things that are not food.||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hr2: Bilingual Babies, Alzheimers and Women, Future of Mapping||What bilingual babies can teach us about language acquisition, studies on the role of genes and hormones in Alzheimers, and a look at the future of mapping technology.||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hr1: Megadroughts, Medical Fraud, Constellations Play||An investigation of the FDA claims the agency is not doing enough to expose instances of fraud and misconduct. Plus, future drought predictions, and a play about love in the multiverse.||2/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hr2: Ocean Plastics, Dog Behavior, Broken Hearts||Plastic pollution in the oceans, surprising insights about breed-specific dog behaviors, and a history of treatments for maladies of the heart.||2/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hr2: Net Neutrality, Climate Confessions, Sea Slug Explosion, Carl Djerassi||FCC Internet regulations, confessing climate sins, catching up on sea slug science, and remembering the father of the Pill.||2/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hr1: Smartphone HIV Test, Lost City Exploration, Mars Rover Budget||The SciFri Book Club discusses the Lost City of Z. Plus, a smartphone STD test, and budgets for space science.||2/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Scientific Beliefs, Spare Parts||A look at how scientists and the public disagree on key issues, and the true story behind the movie Spare Parts.||1/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robot Rules, Future of Money, Athlete Body Clock, Video Pick||Making laws for drones and robots, a look at next-gen payment systems, how circadian rhythms affect sports perfomance, and a video about face judgements.||1/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bacterial Kill Switch, Comets Asteroids and Protoplanets, Bored and Brilliant||Ira and guests discuss a 'kill switch' for genetically-modified bacteria, an update on recent exploration of the solar system, and a new project from New Tech City urges you to take a closer look at your smartphone use.||1/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Laser-patterned Metals, Black Holes, Cuban Coral, Explorers Club||In this hour, we hear about a materials science advance that makes metal repel water, discuss black holes with Roger Penrose, learn about the health of coral reefs off the coast of Cuba, and take a tour of the Explorers Club.||1/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Still one of the best programs on the air
I love this program. Science *is* agnostic and liberal--that's what allows people to start with questions and end with answers (rather than the other way around). It's a shame some people want to politicize facts. If you want something that affirms your beliefs, gather each Sunday with a group of people who believe what you do. If you want to question your beliefs and learn a little something, listen to this program each Friday. Of course, some of us are comfortable doing both. ;-)
Give us back the individual items!
I HATE the new format of an entire hour. I loved that this was one long radio show that divided things up so I could listen to the sections I was interested in. You can easily get your podcasts to play one after the other, but it's far harder to fast forward past a section you aren't interested in. Very, very disappointed. :(
listen and decide
There are some very odd reviews here concerning Flatow's abilities as a host. I really like the show and download them all. I listen at the gym and on long flights. Flatow is more than good; he's one of the best. Everyone I recommend this show to thinks so too. Granted that opinions vary on anything and everyone, but the nature of the criticisms seems a bit absurd to me. A little like some of the critiques of Darwin on Amazon... if you catch my drift. It's getting increasingly difficult to separate an honest reviewer from a clever religious or political fanatic. I don't pretend that I can. Anyway, I don't know Flatow, but I hope he keeps it up.