By Science Friday and WNYC Studios
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A podcast about the left turns, missteps, and lucky breaks that make science happen.
||CleanMouse’s Vineyard||Martha’s Vineyard has a Lyme disease problem. Now a scientist is coming to town with a possible fix: genetically engineered mice. An island associated with summer rest and relaxation is gaining a reputation for something else: Lyme disease. Martha’||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKurt Vonnegut and the Rainmakers||In the mid 1940s, no one would publish Kurt Vonnegut’s stories. But when he gets hired as a press writer at General Electric, the company’s fantastical science inspires some of his most iconic--and best-selling--novels. Every snowflake is unique—||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wastebook||After a senator calls her research a waste of taxpayer dollars, biologist Sheila Patek heads to Capitol Hill to prove what her science is worth. In December 2015, the fight over science funding got personal for biologist Sheila Patek. She discovered th||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSix Degrees||Are you just six handshakes away from every other person on Earth? Two mathematicians set out to prove we’re all connected. You have probably heard the phrase “six degrees of separation,” the idea that you’re connected to everyone else on Earth||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSick and Tired||When researchers publish a new study on chronic fatigue syndrome, a group of patients cry foul—and decide to investigate for themselves. A landmark study on chronic fatigue syndrome sets off a multi-year battle between patients and scientists. On one||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBorn This Gay||At the turn of the 20th century, a German doctor sets out to prove that homosexuality is rooted in biology—but his research has consequences he never intended. In pre-Nazi Germany, a doctor named Magnus Hirschfeld sets out to take down Paragraph 175,||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Meteorite Hunter||Deep in Antarctica, a rookie meteorite hunter helps collect a mystery rock. Could it be a little piece of Mars? In Antarctica, the wind can tear a tent to pieces. During some storms, the gusts are so powerful, you can’t leave the safety of your shelt||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoss Hua and the Black Box||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. On China’s most influential microblogging platform, a wristwatch aficionado||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHi! We are Undiscovered.||We're a podcast about the left turns, false starts, and lucky breaks that move science forward.||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
So excited about this podcast!
Can't wait to hera episodes. So happy that two women will be talking about science.
Can't wait for the next episodes - this is exactly what I was looking for
Awesome first episode, excited for more!
Really great first episode. Really well told story of how science really happens: often by happy accidents and following curiosity. Looking forward to hearing more of the stories teased in the preview!