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Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.
||CleanHr2: Jupiter, Useless Research, Leland Melvin||Scientists report the first scientific results from the Juno mission, now in orbit around Jupiter. Plus reviving a case for foundational science that dates back to Einstein. And Leland Melvin on the perseverance and different communities that helped laun||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Fidget Spinners, Award-Winning Space Tracker, Science Budget, Undiscovered||Amber Yang, 18, won Intels Young Scientist Award with her novel space debris tracker. Plus, a look at the White Houses proposed science budget.||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Forensic Science, Hack Stockpile, Undiscovered||A look at efforts to improve forensics after the death of a key federal commission. Plus, when should the government alert the computer industry about software flaws that could become cyberweapons? And the story of meteorite hunter Nina Lanza, and what||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Springtime Soil, Muskox||Moldy compost? Compacted soil? Here comes some soil science to help your garden spring into shape. Plus how one researcher plays pretend to shed light on species survival in a warming climate.||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Microwaves, Sea Spray, THC, Sea Lion Pups||We have been microwaving our food for 50 years. Why are some people still worried about their safety? And new research looks at the connections between the oceans, the phytoplankton and bacteria that live in them, and the aerosolized materials that can||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Bird Tracking, Homo Naledi, Undiscovered||The team of paleoanthropologists that discovered fossils of Homo naledi in a South African cave two years ago say the bones are between 335,000 and 236,000 years old. Plus, Science Friday has a new show! Undiscovered tells the back stories of great scien||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Undiscovered: Episode 1, Boss Hua and the Black Box||Introducing Undiscovered, a brand-new podcast spinoff from SciFri! A team of social scientists stumbles onto a cache of censored Chinese social media posts—and decides to find out what the Chinese government wants wiped from the internet.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Spacesuits, Eclipse, Aurora, Hypoliths||The solar eclipse provides an opportunity for scientists to study the solar atmosphere and polar plumes. Plus, in the driest deserts, hardy bacteria cling to the underside of translucent rocks, eking out an existence where nothing else can.||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Endurance, Borne, Giant Larvacean||In Jeff VanderMeers latest book, a future world overrun by biotech mutants still has hope. And scientists investigate the genetic pathway that leads to better endurance in mice.||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Star-nosed Moles, Transportation Infrastructure, Richard Garwin Biography||Physicist Richard Garwin has played a prominent role in fields ranging from nuclear weapons, personal computing technology, and science policy. Plus, a look at the state of our transportation infrastructure, and the secrets of the star-nosed mole.||4/28/2017||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.