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Science Friction - ABC RN

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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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38 Ratings
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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.

Unique Science Show

By Jack_McCoy - Mar 01 2019
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There’s lots of science shows out there but what sets this one apart is the sheer enthusiasm of its host, its phenomenal sound design (music, sound effects, aural immersion, etc.), and the incredible diversity among episodes. You seriously never know what topic Science Friction will look at next, from pharmaceutical trials gone wrong to the near-certain ecological collapse of our planet to the science of artificial wombs. This show carves out a place all its own among science podcasts.

iTunes Ratings

38 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
9
3
0
0

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.

Unique Science Show

By Jack_McCoy - Mar 01 2019
Read more
There’s lots of science shows out there but what sets this one apart is the sheer enthusiasm of its host, its phenomenal sound design (music, sound effects, aural immersion, etc.), and the incredible diversity among episodes. You seriously never know what topic Science Friction will look at next, from pharmaceutical trials gone wrong to the near-certain ecological collapse of our planet to the science of artificial wombs. This show carves out a place all its own among science podcasts.
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Science Friction - ABC RN

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