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The Mad Scientist Podcast is a comedy show about the history and philosophy of science and pseudoscience. Hosted by Chris and Marie, join our intrepid hosts as they talk about all the weird stuff your science textbook left out. Because sometimes, the best way to learn how to think like a scientist is to talk about all the bad science floating around out there!
 
Does power corrupt? Absolutely. This is the podcast about the hidden—and often nefarious—forces that shape our world. Election rigging. Smuggling. Narcopolitics. Ransom. Conspiracy Theories. North Korean bank heists. Cults. Drug Lords. Voodoo. Money laundering. Assassinations. Unhinged conspiracy theories. Unbelievable stories. Stitched together with the help of world-leading experts. Created and narrated by Dr. Brian Klaas, a political scientist and columnist for The Washington Post. Join o ...
 
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.
 
Hear the twisted tales from the travels of mad scientists Kevin Kraft, Shuddy Boy and Geoff Clark, a bizarre team of slackers with dreams of world domination. You'll get a weekly dose of lunacy and a unique perspective on what's happening in the world around you... along with the occasional live experiment with themselves as the test subjects.
 
Keep up with the latest scientific developments and breakthroughs in this award winning weekly podcast from the team at New Scientist, the world’s most popular weekly science and technology magazine. Each discussion centers around three of the most fascinating stories to hit the headlines each week. From technology, to space, health and the environment, we share all the information you need to keep pace.
 
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You never quite know where WireTap will take you. From a scientist who documents the final words of parrots to what it's like to date Lois Lane after she's broken up with Superman, the minds of Jonathan Goldstein and his friends and family are truly unique.
 
Each week we pair a comedian with a scientist, to break down the scientifically inaccurate elements of popular movies and TV shows. Warning: There will be spoilers. Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/goodbadscience to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.
 
Stories of Scotland is a multi-award-winning Scottish history podcast. Join hosts Jenny and Annie as they unravel the rich tapestry of Scotland’s culture, nature and heritage. Prepared to climb into caves, cairns and chaos, Jenny and Annie travel around Scotland and investigate how stories of the past can help us make sense of modern life. Stories of Scotland celebrates Scottish history through traditional storytelling, archival research, museum objects and wandering in nature. It is recorde ...
 
Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell. Hosted by Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett.
 
Sarah Turner, the Rebel Scientist, will share the benefits and practical applications of BIOHACKING – a radical new approach to health focused on a deeper understanding of one’s body, its natural rhythms, and strategies for treating it right. RANKED THE TOP 10 MUST LISTEN BIOHACKING PODCAST BY FEEDSPOT. Sarah will share her secrets to restore and strengthen your health through alternative therapies like Red Light Therapy, Nutrition, Chronobiology, Sleep, Remote Healing, and so much more. Sar ...
 
World-renowned sports scientist Professor Ross Tucker and veteran sports journalist Mike Finch break down the myths, practices and controversies from the world of sport. From athletics to rugby, soccer, cycling and more, the two delve into the most recent research, unearth lessons from the pros and host exclusive interviews with some of the world's leading sporting experts. For those who love sport. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Hosted by Zach Leary, the intent of the podcast is to bring you the listener an easily accessible resource for a variety of topics all related to psychedelic research. There is a lot to learn about new research into the therapeutic potential of psychedelics and marijuana. Over the years, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has amassed an incredible treasure trove of audio archives sourced from the amazing talks, presentations and panels that have taken place at p ...
 
Scientists talk about what they do and why they do what they do. Their motivations, their trajectory, their setbacks, their achievements. They offer their personal take on science, mentoring and the many aspects that have shaped their work and their lives. Hosted by journalist Vivien Marx. Her work has appeared in Nature journals, Science, The Economist, The NY Times, The Wall Street Journal Europe and New Scientist among others. (Art: Justin Jackson)
 
One brother is an Engineer, and the other is a Scientist. Both are hilarious and discuss the latest news, rumors, and developments going on in the Computer Hardware and PC Gaming Space. Broken Silicon is Brought to you by the Youtube Channel: Moore's Law Is Dead, and its creator Tom. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRPdsCVuH53rcbTcEkuY4uQ Patreon That Makes this Possible: https://www.patreon.com/MooresLawIsDead Music by SAHARA, who were awesome enough to give written permis ...
 
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Yaireska Collado-Vega leads a team at NASA’s Goddard Spacecraft Center that is studying the solar weather environment so that robots and people exploring space can be protected. In this episode of Gravity Assist, she describes the excitement and challenges of understanding space weather, and how she got to be a NASA scientist.…
 
In rare cases children can be born without an immune system, and sadly their chances are very bad. Fortunately the team brings news of a life-saving implant which has now been approved for use in the US. If you’re thinking of seeing the new film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic novel Dune, you’ll want to hear the insights of ecosystem professor Y…
 
Wild water swimming is becoming ever more popular and, according to a new study published recently in Cell Reports Medicine, combining dips in cold water with time in a hot sauna could have potential health benefits. Verner Viisainen spoke with senior author Camilla Scheele to find out more... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Nak…
 
As some continue to speculate that COVID came from a lab, we're looking at the scientific research being done on dangerous diseases, whether this work is safe and how it's regulated. Plus in the news: are Covid vaccines messing with menstruation; how subsea cables are affecting crabs; and scientists add plant cells to brains to supply them with oxy…
 
Teacher Ellie was recently asked a question by her Year 9 pupil in Manchester that she couldn't answer: "I have one blue eye and one brown eye, when I have kids, will they have one blue eye and one brown eye like me?" Eva Higginbotham put the question to eye colour expert David Mackey from The University of Western Australia... Like this podcast? P…
 
Space Elevators are back in business baby. The last upload was enhanced to remove some confusion about the difference between Centripetal Force (a force which causes an object to move in a circular motion, for example the tension in a space elevator string as it whips around the Earth), and Centrifugal Force (the force felt by the person in the spa…
 
This week, James Croll and Mulitun Milankovic's contributions to planetary climate cycles; what it takes to knock a planet off-axis; where do clouds falling off Table Mountain go; does a discharged battery weigh less than a charged battery; the cheese reaction and bad dreams; why some foods go through undigested; why are planets round; birds recogn…
 
Wade Lightheart gets very serious about health and fitness optimization. He’s the co-founder and president at BiOptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company and also serves as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute. Wade is a 3-time Canadian national all natural bodybuilding champion who competed as a vegetarian, former Mr. Uni…
 
How damaging is the stereotype of white males in white coats? Do scientists think differently? Or do the qualities we associate with being a nerd do them a disservice? Is specialism the best way to solve 21st century problems when so many great discoveries are made in the cracks between the disciplines? In short, what makes a scientist, a scientist…
 
Cancers are diverse and adaptable. That is why a staggering 97% of cancer drugs in clinical trials fail to receive FDA approval. Researchers try to stay one step ahead of cancer by studying the mechanisms that lead to drug resistance, finding new drug targets, and developing novel therapies, such as immunotherapeutics. In this episode narrated by N…
 
This month, Naked Astronomy goes in search of the civilisations with which we might share this Universe. Andrew Siemion, Director of Berkeley SETI Research Center, joins Ben McAllister and Adam Murphy to discuss how likely it is that we are not alone, how we are probing the distant reaches of space for intelligent life, what might thwart us and wha…
 
This podcast is with Dr. Hongkui Zeng who directs the Allen Institute for Brain Science and Dr. Bolisjka Tasic who directs Molecular Genetics at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. It’s about how spatially resolved transcriptomics, a Nature Methods Method of the Year, can help to understand the brain. I did a story about it here: https://www.nat…
 
Dan and Ella meet in the first of a new format of short climate catch-ups, which they will record alongside the normal interview format. These are short conversations where the two hosts discuss what they have been up to, and any interesting news or papers they have seen recently. This week, they discuss: Ella’s first ever trip to a fashion show an…
 
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