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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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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.
An Auspicious Start (bird flu pun intended).
A delicate balance between fun and factual, this show still needs tinkering. Yet, it's shakiests points, namely the light tone and attempts at humor are exactly what Sci-Am yearns to embrace to escape it stodgy reputation as a dense, scientists only journal. Let's keep listening to this shake-down cruise batch of casts and hopefully the scales will tip in the right direction.
A Little Less than Droll ...
I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, since they've only put out two programs so far ... but as much as I enjoy the magazine, this podcast is far from scintillating. I'll stick it out a few more episodes, though.
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