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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Science Weekly podcast will now explore some of the crucial scientific questions about Covid-19. Led by its usual hosts Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin and Nicola Davis, as well as the Guardian's health editor Sarah Boseley, we’ll be taking questions – some sent by you – to experts on the frontline of the global outbreak. Send us your questions here: theguardian.com/covid19questions
 
Leaving Earth and its problems behind seemed ideal, but no one anticipated just how difficult colonizing Mars would be. Marsfall follows some of the earliest colonists to settle on Mars in the year 2047, and each episode continues the story from a different character’s perspective. Led by their fearless commander Jacki O’Rania, and assisted by the artificial intelligence unit ANDI, they strive to make a home on the Red Planet while exploring its deeper mysteries.
 
Each week we bring you a new, in-depth exploration of the space where science and society collide. We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We want to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters.
 
The Leviathan Chronicles is a full cast audio drama about a race of immortals that have been secretly living in a hidden city called Leviathan, deep under the Pacific Ocean. For centuries, the utopian society has existed in peace, gently influencing world events on the surface. But soon, a civil war erupts between the immortals that wish to stay hidden, and those that want to integrate fully with the rest of mankind on the surface. A clandestine division of the CIA known as Blackdoor discove ...
 
Conversations to help you map, navigate, and integrate a future weirder than we all imagined. Host Michael Garfield brings you profound and soulful dialogues and group discussions with artists and philosophers, authors, scientists, and activists helping make the discoveries, tell the stories, and grow the communities we'll need to thrive amidst our age of turbulent transitions and in the worlds beyond... Get bonus content on Patreon Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/futurefossils. ...
 
Breaking Math is a podcast that aims to make math accessible to everyone, and make it enjoyable. Every other week, topics such as chaos theory, forbidden formulas, and more will be covered in detail. If you have 45 or so minutes to spare, you're almost guaranteed to learn something new! *See our new math and science youtube show called "Turing Rabbit Holes" at youtube.com/turingrabbitholespodcast ! The Breaking Math Podcast team has teamed up with Particle Physicist and Science Fiction Autho ...
 
What can you expect from TGP Nominal? Space, Science, Astronomy & Technology news, along side news from the world of Sci-Fi, whether it be on the big screen, small screen or in print, we will cover it. We hope to bring you guests from the Space, Science, Astronomy, Technology & Sci-Fi community to help "Edutain" our listeners. We also aim to bring you content from places of interest & social events related to Space, Science, Astronomy, Technology & Sci-Fi. From The National Space Centre to M ...
 
Neuroscience stories from the lab and life: By scientists, for everyone. Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) researchers Ben Scholl, Ph.D., Joe Schumacher, Ph.D., Jeremy Chang, Ph.D, and Misha Smirnov, Ph.D. host Neurotransmissions: an engaging, accessible look inside the neuroscience research world, exploring current research topics and emerging technologies, public health issues in the domain of biomedical science, the intersection between science and society, and unique p ...
 
When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe as we know it.
 
The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story for kids (start with Episode 1), told in 15-20 minute episodes for parents to put on when driving around town, or to marathon on road trips, or to bond over before bed. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, h ...
 
Brought to you by http://skinner.fm, Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age - five to ten minutes of fiction brought to you Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. A recurring cast of characters appear in both one off and serial tales, - classically styled weird, fantasy and adventure stories, for your eyes or podcast feed.
 
Every week, hosts Allen and Magellan watch and review two episodes of a cult classic TV show. Shows Covered: Farscape (ScapeChatz) Freaks and Geeks (FreaksChatz) Avatar: The Last Airbender (The Last ChatzBender) The Newsroom (The ChatzRoom) Pushing Daisies (DaisyChatz) Babylon 5 (Chatzylon 5) Pride and Prejudice 1995 (Chatz and Prejudice) Roots (RootsChatz) John Adams (Chatz Adams) Better Off Ted (Better Off Chatz)
 
Join our community of remarkable people working on the world's biggest problems and opportunities. Our 3-time Webby-nominee dives into the brains of the world's smartest people -- scientists, doctors, CEO's, farmers, and more -- to provide Action Steps you can take to fight for a better future -- for everyone. Get deep context on clean energy and coral reefs, COVID vaccines anbd pediatric cancer research, clean water and carbon capture tech, asteroid deflection and artificial intelligence et ...
 
Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.
 
At the Penumbra, you might follow Juno Steel, a brooding, sharp-witted private eye on Mars, as he tangles with an elusive homme fatale, tracks dangerous artifacts of an ancient alien civilization, and faces his three greatest fears: heights, blood, and relationships. Or you might enter the world of the Second Citadel, where the merciless Sir Caroline must corral a team of emotionally distraught all-male knights to defend their city against mind-manipulating monsters...even the ones they’ve f ...
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
Welcome to Offworld, a new show from the Tested network that explores the fun places where space and pop culture intersect! In each episode, host Ariel Waldman is joined by guests from the space and science community to examine a science fiction story and discuss how it holds up under some scientific scrutiny.
 
Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may n ...
 
When six alien celebrities are trapped onboard a space station, they will have to work together to survive--or die at the hands of an unknown monster. Welcome to DINING IN THE VOID. For full credits and to check out transcripts for each episode, visit our website: https://zebulonpodcasts.wixsite.com/main/ditv Sound Effects Courtesy of freesound.org (Some sound effects are licensed under CC by 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Other sound effects are licensed under CC0. Some ...
 
Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur... Support TANIS to hear exclusive MINI and BONUS EPISODES and more! http://patreon.com/tanispodcast Please rate and review on iTunes if you enjoy TANIS! http:/ ...
 
Comedy sci-fi fiction || Start with 'Incoming' Commander Falconer is missing the war... Following years in front line combat, a decorated hero is posted to the remote ice plains of Pluto on her toughest mission yet: to oversee a small, dysfunctional research team. Oblivity is a comedy science fiction audiodrama about family, isolation and meteorites. “Oblivity is a fiercely good show. The cast are all top notch, the scripts crackle with absurdity, humor and action and the show has a unique e ...
 
Tides is the story of Dr. Winifred Eurus, a xenobiologist trapped on an unfamiliar planet with hostile tidal forces. She must use her wits, sarcasm and intellectual curiosity to survive long enough to be rescued. But there might be more to life on this planet than she expected. . .
 
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Luke and Juliane talk about a book that starts as a five star read but is let down by pacing and story failures: Velocity Weapon by Megan E O’Keefe. Get this audiobook for free, or any of 100,000 other titles, as part of a free trial by visiting this link: https://www.audibletrial.com/sfbrp. Buy this book at , or discuss this book at Goodreads.com …
 
You have just been attacked by a Kharbat. It has sprung on you from hiding, in some place where you foolishly imagined yourself safe; and even as its many glittering fangs sink deep into the flesh and bone of your shoulder, you know that any attempt to save yourself is futile, that you were always fated to perish in this way, and this beast was alw…
 
This episode features "Intentionalities" written by Aimee Ogden. Published in the January 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/ogden_01_21 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworldBy Clarkesworld
 
One year ago this month, we went to Austin to cover Time After Time on our first ever live show at Other Worlds Film Festival. This year we are back for the 2020 OWFF virtual festival! This time around, we tackle the Sylvester Stallone 90s comic-book adaptation Judge Dredd and its 2012 remake Dredd. We talk about sci-fi bullets and the wounds they …
 
In order to rehabilitate our podcast's reputation, this entire episode is a sung-through parody of The Pirates of Penzance. On with the show! Six Dettmar joins us this season from Scanline Media. Music used in this episode includes "Butterflies" by Dee Yan-Key & "Epic Cinematic" by Scott Holmes Music. Patreon Twitter Reddit Email: chatzpod@gmail.co…
 
How to put words on paper? Should you write every day, or just when you’re feeling inspired? Is there any point to tracking your word count or using specialized writing software? This week, we’re talking about productivity in writing, something that seems to be on everyone’s minds even more than usual, what with the plague times and political insta…
 
This time, we take a fan request and finally do an episode on the baseline of all Pokemon, normal types. We promise an average episode, with no surprises of any kind whatsoever....Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrXBG8Dju6HRr8bU4-3YkQPatreon: www.patreon.com/pokescienceTwitter: twitter.com/pokemonscienceFacebook: www.facebook.com/PokeScience-154…
 
In our coverage of the third and final film in the Nolan trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, Drea and Brian connect the events surrounding Bane's violent coup to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that took place on January 6, 2021. With a focus on explaining the fundamental causes of real-world terrorism, Drea outlines the psychological mechanisms i…
 
This month's patron-funded story comes to us from Nyla Lustre, and is read for us by Opoponax of the Flash Pulp podcast. Test Subjects Wanted Earn extra credit and extra cash while you advance science! Flexible appointments Contact Professor Farough, Faculty Office B6 Macy took one of the flyers pinned to the bulletin board outside the psychology l…
 
This week: Why’s COVID so bad in Los Angeles?; How the next few months will go; Go deeper on clean tech; IVF might get a lot more effective thanks to AI; All the way down the food chain; Find links from this newsletter and more at importantnotimportant.com/newsletter Got feedback? Email us at funtalk@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter a…
 
Author : Paul Di Filippo Narrator : Scott Fletcher Hosts : Serah Eley and Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Adam Pracht and Serah Eley Discuss on Forums Contains violence, some sexual content, and disturbing themes. Shadowboxer (Excerpt) By Paul Di Filippo Generally speaking, I need only three minutes of concentrated attention to kill someone by [……
 
As a child, did you ever have a conversation that went as follows: "When I grow up, I want to have a million cats" "Well I'm gonna have a billion billion cats" "Oh yeah? I'm gonna have infinity cats" "Then I'm gonna have infinity plus one cats" "That's nothing. I'm gonna have infinity infinity cats" "I'm gonna have infinity infinity infinity infini…
 
A lot has changed since More or Less was last on air. We give you a statistical picture of the second wave: how bad is it, and is there hope? The new vaccine regime is to delay the booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine for up to 3 months. But is the first dose 52% or 90% effective? A new virus variant is meant to be 70% more transmissible, what does t…
 
She fought to give women the right to divorce and campaigned on behalf of children born out of wedlock. But in late 18th century France, her radical thinking proved too much for her contemporaries in the French revolution. She insisted women should be allowed to speak out, and she was executed at the guillotine for doing just that. For nearly two c…
 
The new Covid variant, B117, is rapidly spreading around the UK and has been detected in many other countries. Although it is about 50% more infectious than previous variants, B117 does not seem to cause more severe disease or be immune to current vaccines. Yet it has raised concerns over how the virus may adapt to our antibodies and vaccines in th…
 
Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our g…
 
"Grim and Determined in 2021" is brought to you by patrons Wil Ralston and Fyrerider, and the letter N! It's a new year, and things are still pretty terrible, so we face the new year with hope, but not pollyanna resolutions. Links: Tish Bouvier's YouTube videos Ann Harrison-Barnes' YouTube videos Catch the next LIVE show on Twitch! Support this sho…
 
Over the course of the pandemic, scientists have been monitoring emerging genetic changes to Sars-Cov-2. Mutations occur naturally as the virus replicates but if they confer an advantage – like being more transmissible – that variant of the virus may go on to proliferate. This was the case with the ‘UK’ or B117 variant, which is about 50% more cont…
 
We are back for 2021! Ryan, Emily (@minusplnp) and John (@ExJohnValdez) talk about the latest big blockbuster video game Show Notes Resources to help trans people on Rainy TERF Island: Petition to the BBC to stop platforming hate groups Funding a legal challenge to anti-transgender court ruling A charity fund for trans healthcare run by Emily's cli…
 
New year, new season! We here at Chatz HQ are so excited to bring you Season 10: Studio 60 on the SunsetChatz (feat. Six Dettmar of Scanline Media), which was recorded in secret during the early months of quarantine in between playing Animal Crossing and watching...Tiger King? Remember 2020? Anyway, before we bring you that season, here's a re-broa…
 
Sometimes a story is created as one thing, but you want to make it into another thing. Books to movies, TV shows to video games, graphic novels to roleplaying games – all of this is adaptation. Today, we’re nerding out on how adaptation works, how it can go wrong, and why the book is not in fact always better than the movie. Plus, a special tribute…
 
The stones in Pokemon can have some wild effects on many different monsters, but how does it work and should you be carrying those things in your backpack at all?Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrXBG8Dju6HRr8bU4-3YkQPatreon: www.patreon.com/pokescienceT-shirts: www.teepublic.com/user/pokescienceTwitter: twitter.com/pokemonscienceFacebook: www.fa…
 
From the economic impact of Covid 19 to the number of people who have access to soap and water, we showcase figures that tell us something about 2020. Tim Harford asks a group of numbers-minded people to take a look back on the year and think of one statistic that really stands out for them. We speak to Razia Khan, the head of research and chief ec…
 
Tim Harford asks a group of numbers-minded people to take a look back on the year and think of one statistic that really stands out for them. From the spread of Covid-19 to the number of songs added to Spotify this year, we showcase figures that tell us something about 2020. We speak to Oliver Johnson, professor of information theory at the Univers…
 
Luke talks with Juliane about the authors that form the basis of his science fiction enjoyment, anthen they discuss New Earth by Ben Bova. Get this audiobook for free, or any of 100,000 other titles, as part of a free trial by visiting this link: https://www.audibletrial.com/sfbrp. Buy this book at , or discuss this book at Goodreads.com Luke blogs…
 
This week: Context is everything; Back to your regularly scheduled pandemic; COVID has rightfully distracted a lot of science funding, but the train hasn’t stopped entirely; Beef: It’s what’s destroying the Amazon; Read: "The Plague Year" by Lawrence Wright Read: "Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us" Read: "2020 Was a Breakout Year for Cris…
 
There is something undeniably appealing about the cosmos that has kept humans staring upwards in awe – from our Palaeolithic ancestors to modern astronomers. Humans are natural stargazers, but with light pollution increasingly obscuring our view of the heavens, is our relationship with the night sky set to change? In the second of two episodes, Lin…
 
Since the early twentieth-century, Kurds have challenged the borders and national identities of the states they inhabit. Nowhere is this more evident than in their promotion of the 'Map of Greater Kurdistan', an ideal of a unified Kurdish homeland in an ethnically and geographically complex region. This powerful image is embedded in the consciousne…
 
When Alexandre Yersin discovered one of the most lethal bacteria in human history, the tiny bacillus of the plague that over the centuries had killed tens of millions of people, he earned his place in the history books. Working in a straw hut in Hong Kong, armed with just a microscope, Yersin’s methodical mind worked out within just a few days wher…
 
2021 comes in hot with Michael Dowd, ecumenical Christian preacher turned climate grief advocate, whose Post Doom Conversations are a well of wisdom for anyone prepared to stop fighting the inevitable* and start celebrating what actually can be done in these weird, scary, precious years to come. We discuss his time as an evolutionary biology evange…
 
Tala learns some valuable information about taking down The Family, Cassie goes monster hunting, Galatea and Elory talk about being parents, and our guests might have found a way off the station. TRANSCRIPT: http://bit.ly/DITV2X06 CONTENT WARNINGS: discussions of death, violence, parental abuse and verbal abuse, threats of murder, screaming and lou…
 
In Black Lives and Spatial Matters: Policing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis (Cornell University Press, 2020), Dr. Jodi Rios examines relationships between blackness, space, and racism, in the northern suburbs of St. Louis. She argues that the “double bind of living as Black in North St. Louis County means that Black resident…
 
SUSPECT NAME: Juno Steel OCCUPATION: Former police detective and private investigator INCIDENT DETAILS: Found in possession of Class X radical (see form DM10-894-91) SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION: ERROR. PLEASE ENTER SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION: DIRECTOR. PLEASE ENTER SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this epis…
 
The history of humanity is intimately entwined with the cosmos. The stars have influenced religion, art, mathematics and science – we appear naturally drawn to look up in wonder. Now, with modern technology, our view of the cosmos is changing. It is in reachable distance of our spacecrafts and satellites, and yet because of light pollution we see l…
 
Juliane talks to Luke about a crime novel that is also a science fiction novel: Places in the Darkness by Christopher Brookmyre. Get this audiobook for free, or any of 100,000 other titles, as part of a free trial by visiting this link: https://www.audibletrial.com/sfbrp. Buy this book at , or discuss this book at Goodreads.com Luke blogs at: https…
 
In hindsight, what about this episode had to do with dogs or swag?? I guess...reward systems work like Pavlov's dogs did? And the belts Phil and Lem want...are...swaggy? Anyways, hello! This is our discussion of the Better Off Chatz series finale, as well as our breakdown of the December 27th, 2020 Better Off Ted Zoom virtual reunion/script reading…
 
Welcome to the first TGP NOMINAL Xtra of 2021! Once again Ross Hockham from UK Astronomy joins Mark Taylor,to give us his Sky Guide for the month ahead This month they chat about a Meteor Shower located between a tetrad of Constellations,a Triple Conjunction and the Crustaceous remnants of a Supernova “So Buckle Up and Let’s Launch This Episode Int…
 
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