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Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.

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Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.

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42 Ratings
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Decent, but...

By colbycheese - Mar 25 2020
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This show is very left of center on politics. If you are ok with this then no big deal, but you have to ask is there room for politics in science. Full disclosure is that I typically vote conservative. However I am very open minded and I feel I have a good grasp of both sides as my political viewpoint is more Libertarian than conservative. This all to say that much of this podcast is informative, but it also seems to try to influence people by being very one sided in its reporting. There are many viewpoints to every story. Science should let science speak, not the politics.

Highest Recommendations

By FarFletch'd - Mar 10 2019
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A truly captivating show for scientists and non-scientists alike. Natasha Mitchell asks great questions, doesn’t shy away from tough topics, and very engaging to listen to.

iTunes Ratings

42 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
10
3
1
0

Decent, but...

By colbycheese - Mar 25 2020
Read more
This show is very left of center on politics. If you are ok with this then no big deal, but you have to ask is there room for politics in science. Full disclosure is that I typically vote conservative. However I am very open minded and I feel I have a good grasp of both sides as my political viewpoint is more Libertarian than conservative. This all to say that much of this podcast is informative, but it also seems to try to influence people by being very one sided in its reporting. There are many viewpoints to every story. Science should let science speak, not the politics.

Highest Recommendations

By FarFletch'd - Mar 10 2019
Read more
A truly captivating show for scientists and non-scientists alike. Natasha Mitchell asks great questions, doesn’t shy away from tough topics, and very engaging to listen to.
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Science Friction

Latest release on May 24, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Apocalypse Part 1: A supercharged Sun storm

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A storm strikes from space, with little warning, and electrifying impact. Put away your umbrella, it won't help one iota.

Jul 07 2019

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Rank #2: The Apocalypse Part 2: The next almighty asteroid

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They’ve struck before, and they’ll hit again. Can we save our skins in time, or will we go the way of the dinosaurs?

Jul 14 2019

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Rank #3: The ups and downs of 'Chemsex'

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One-on-one, casual hook ups, group sex parties...the illicit drug Ice is being used to enhance sex. Is there a fine line between pleasure and pain?

Mar 31 2019

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Rank #4: The Lost Boys

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The hidden story of a very weird psychological experiment. The guinea pigs are kids. But they have no idea what they were in for. Neither do their parents. Who were the lost boys?

Jan 06 2019

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Rank #5: If we can mobilise around a pandemic, what next? Meet two revolutionaries already flouting the rules

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After the pandemic, what else can we make work better? Here are some dumb things to start with. We flush fresh water down our toilets. We throw out perfectly edible food by the tonne.

Apr 12 2020

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Rank #6: Faith challenged - finding science in Trumplandia

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One Amish childhood + one strict Christian upbringing = two 21 year olds questioning everything they were ever taught. On the afterlife, evolution, and making your own way.

Feb 10 2019

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Rank #7: The biggest butterfly of all

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A search for a beguiling beauty. And a saga about people power.

Jan 27 2019

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Rank #8: The Hollow Bones: the weird world of Nazi 'science' meets mysticism on the road to Tibet (Summer Season)

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A young ornithologist. A Nazi expedition to Tibet. A Faustian pact in the name of science, but at what cost? This story gets very weird, very fast. But the animals are watching.

Jan 12 2020

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Rank #9: Ancient Ink: Unearthing the secrets of the ancient flesh

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History can be skin deep. If you dig.

Dec 16 2018

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Rank #10: Selfish by nature? Two scientific renegades who looked for kindness and paid a price

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The selfish gene. The selfish ape. Survival of the fittest. Remarkable stories of two renegades who challenged a scientific orthodoxy about selfishness.

Dec 01 2019

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Rank #11: The father of climate science, my Foote!? A mystery revealed

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You won't believe your ears. A hidden herstory in the history of science.

Jan 20 2019

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Rank #12: Drone warfare, technology and the psyche: an insider speaks

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A son and his mother with a war story like none other

Aug 05 2018

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Rank #13: A whole lot of POO!

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On poo, pooing and all that palaver. A children's author, a colorectal surgeon, a psychologist walked onto stage...

Nov 24 2019

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Rank #14: Back from the Dead - will extinct animals ever walk, swim, fly again?

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Stories of resurrection and revival. If you could bring an extinct animal alive again what would it be? Should we if we could?

Dec 09 2018

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Rank #15: The Gaia hypothesis revived

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Gaia. Not the goddess. It's big. Bigger than both of us.

Jul 22 2018

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Rank #16: Will sex robots have no taboos?

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The sexbots are coming. How will it change our sex lives - for better and worse?

Mar 24 2019

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Rank #17: It's a dog’s breakfast

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The ecological pawprint of doggies, moggies and more.

Jul 29 2018

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Rank #18: Lolita and Linda's uterus transplant - an ethical, emotional, and scientific minefield (Summer Season)

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Lolita had one of the world's first uterus transplants - then what happened? (Summer Season highlight)

Dec 29 2019

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Rank #19: Was Einstein's wife the hidden contributor on his most famous works? Part 2

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How much did Einstein’s first wife contribute to his work? Mileva's supporters and skeptics go head to head over the evidence in Part 2 of this Science Friction series.

Apr 21 2019

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Rank #20: The Great Leap Fraud: China's wake-up call on scientific misconduct and fake science

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You've heard of fake news, but what about fake science? The shocking, shady world of the modern scientific marketplace. A special for ABC RN's China In Focus series featuring Ivan Oransky of Retraction Watch and guests.

Sep 02 2018

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