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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: Atomic Data Storage, Living in Political Bubbles, Leaping Electric Eels, Women of the Apollo 11 Mission||A look at the problems with living in a political bubble, and the stories of women who wrote code for the Apollo 11 mission.||7/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Open Access Research Papers, The Future of Robotics||Will all research papers be open access in the future? Plus, we explore the robots of the past and how they might be designed in the future.||7/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr1:News Roundup, Direct-Injection Engines, Recycling Questions, Health Effects of Racism||How does racism affect the mental and physical health of people of color? Plus, sorting out your questions about reducing, reusing, and recycling.||7/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr2:Tracking Online Terrorist Networks With Math Models, Pokemon Go and Augmented Reality, Science in Ghostbusters||Repurposing mathematical models to track extremist networks on social media. Plus, finding nuggets of science in the new Ghostbusters.||7/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Medical Samples, Space Archaeology, Flyover Country, Biodesign Summit||How could historically significant satellites, spacecraft, and landing sites be preserved in space? Plus how Flyover Country, a new app, will help you spot geological features during your next long-haul flight.||7/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Heat Waves, Blocking Cell Phone Cameras, Building Better Violins||Self-taught scientist and luthier Carleen Hutchins brought new scientific rigor to violin-making. Plus Apple patents a technology that could stop our phones from recording concerts, and an epidemiologist looks at how many deaths extreme heat could cause,||7/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Differential Privacy, Tropical Vaccines, Planetary Sciences||Several vaccines for Zika virus have triumphed in animal tests and are now ready for human trials. Plus, how differential privacy allows companies to randomize user data, preserving individual privacy while pulling out larger trends. And a look at planet||7/1/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Brain Trauma and PTSD||Military doctors are starting to pay more attention to concussions and other traumatic brain injuries on the battlefield.||7/1/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr2: Bird Call ID, Predicting the Car of the Future, Heat and Flight Physics||Will electric cars ever be popular? A trip into the Science Friday archives for a look at the rise of alternative-fuel vehicles. Plus, developing a way to track nighttime bird migrations, and how heat waves affect air flight.||6/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHr1: News Roundup, Sting, Closing Out the Cephaloparty||What we can learn from the man who got stung, willingly, for science. Plus, at the end of Cephalopod Week 2016, we delve into the mysteries of cephalopod ink and the squid microbiome.||6/24/2016||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.