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NPR: Science Friday Podcast by Ira Flatow

NPR: Science Friday Podcast

Making Science Radioactive

by Ira Flatow

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A weekly staple on many NPR stations across the United States, Science Friday is a great way to keep up to date on the latest trends and issues that surround the scientific community. With the podcast edition, host Ira Flatow and guests discuss topics such as Space Travel, Ancient Archeology, Current Scientific Legislation, Nanotechnology and much more. In a field that grows every day with new discoveries, Flatow manages to present the material in a way that never talks down to the audience and always strives to include listeners in the discussion.


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Science Friday, as heard on NPR, is a weekly discussion of the latest news in science, technology, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow. Ira interviews scientists, authors, and policymakers, and listeners can call in and ask questions as well. Hear it each week on NPR stations nationwide -- or online here!


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Always a good listen
Reviewer ckazilek
 September 26, 2007
This is one show that always has some great content. I look forward to Fridays.

Solid content; some discretion advised
Reviewer jct405
 September 17, 2007
An earlier reviewer's critique labeling this program 'poor science' was based on one program. One would have to agree with him that it is frustrating to waste time listening to shoddy science. But do not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Mr. Flatow has interviewed many, many good scientists along with a few nimrods. His recent interview of Jonathan Graff is one darn good reason to listen regularly. Graff's team at UTSW has published a stunningly important finding: a gene that regulates fat accumulation and metabolism in organisms from fruit flies, worms and mammals that could reasonably (given the current findings) turn out to be the cure for diabetes. It has all the markings of rigorous scientific investigation. And what is more interesting is that the major media has yet to pick up on it. Good work, Mr. Flatow! Yes, screen out the nimrods. But, wow, keep this stuff coming. Thanks.

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Reviewer nhrisd
 February 17, 2006
There is really something for everyone in these shows. From leeches and stem cells, to new planets and weight reduction surgery, Science Friday covers a wide range of topics in layman’s terms. The host’s inquisitive and direct questions dissect the issues and help to shed light on the mystery of everyday and esoteric science and related issues. Never boring and always chock full of info, these are a great listen.

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Hr2: Fog and Redwoods, Amphibian vs Fungus, AI

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Sep 23, 2016


As artificial intelligence advances, it could transform our world. How do we ensure it does so in the best possible way? Plus, what the fight of one frog against the deadly chytrid fungus could mean for the survival of imperiled amphibians around the globe.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Endangered Tourism, Fitness Goals, Fashion In Physics

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Sep 23, 2016


Health experts tout the benefits of standing desks, and walking five miles a day. Science says otherwise. Plus theoretical physicist Roger Penrose argues against some prominent theories about the universe, calling them fashion, faith, and fantasy.

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Hr2: Antibiotic Resistance, Silicon Coyboys, Gamification and Fitness

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Sep 16, 2016


Activity trackers like the Fitbit and the Apple Watch aim to make fitness more fun by incorporating elements of gameplay. But does it work? Plus, how the Silicon Cowboys of Compaqs early days took on the behemoth IBM with a 28-pound portable computer.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Telepresence, Golden Record History

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Sep 16, 2016


Two of the creators of the Voyager Golden Record remember how they crafted a message for alien civilizations. Plus, can a robotic avatar let you remotely experience a trip to the zoo? And Pluto may be the source of the wispy red cap on the north pole of its moon Charon.

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Hr2: Abstract Art and the Brain, Dear Data

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Sep 09, 2016


Neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel explores the relationship between neuroscience and abstract art. Plus, what small, everyday data can reveal about our thoughts and emotions.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Seaweed Farms, Audiology, Wine Perception

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Sep 09, 2016


An audiologist describes overcoming her hearing loss. Plus, how new research could expand the aural world for patients with hearing loss. And the sensory cues that help to enhance your enjoyment of a glass of wine.

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Hr2: Alzheimers, Wind Power, Reef Soundscapes

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Sep 02, 2016


The U.S. is already a global leader in land-based wind energy. Now momentum is building for offshore wind power, with a new wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island. Plus, why we can be cautiously optimistic about a new drug designed to remove amyloid plaques from the brain.

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Hr1: News Roundup, Plastic Clothing, Canine Communication, Lucy

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Sep 02, 2016


How anthropologists peer inside scarce, ancient fossil bones to find clues about our evolutionary history. Plus, how dogs pick up on our tones, gestures, and moods.

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Hr2: Zika, Book Club, Mr. Robot

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Aug 26, 2016


The viral storm has made landfall in the U.S, but a vaccine remains elusive. Plus, Kor Adana, a write for Mr. Robot, unpacks the toolkit of real-life hackers that inspired the show. And a discussion of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwoood.

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Bonus Episode: A Conversation With Margaret Atwood (SciFri Book Club)

Author: Science Friday
Fri, Aug 26, 2016


Margaret Atwood, author of 'Oryx and Crake,' discusses the book with Ira Flatow in a live book club discussion at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York. Recorded August 23 2016.

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: N007036