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Science Talk is a weekly science audio show covering the latest in the world of science and technology. Join Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists. He is also an articles editor and columnist at Scientific American magazine. His column, "Antigravity," is one of science writing's great humor venues. Also check our daily podcast from Scientific American : "60-Second Science." To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
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A Great Magazine Doesn't Guarantee a Great Podcast
SciAm isn't the first magazine to dive into podcasting to a lukewarm reception. This podcast sounds like just what it is, an audio broadcast put together by an excellent group of text writers. The information itself is fantastic, but the delivery leaves a lot to be desired. Those looking for something more engaging might want to check out "This Week in Science" a punky little show from University of California, Davis.
Interesting and Entertaining...
It's entertaining and informative and just the right length. Good variety of science information.....and I like the fact it's not just a companion to the magazine articles. It's new information on current events and even some humor.
Way below par & expectations
I gave this one the benefit of the doubt, listening to at least two of these after I'd already decided it wasn't worth my time. I always enjoyed reading Scientific American, including Mirsky's humor column. But this is too much bad humor and not enough (i.e., any) professionalism. I expected a much better product under the brand name, and it makes me wonder if anyone in "SciAm" upper management has heard this thing. It's pretty much 'bogus, dude.' In adult language, this translates to "If you are over the age of 25 & were hoping to hear some real science, try a different Podcast."
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- Language: English
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