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5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.

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    • 4.5 • 177 Ratings

5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.

    Covid vaccine hesitancy: What are the reasons?

    Covid vaccine hesitancy: What are the reasons?

    Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. This week: A look at Christian Eriksen’s collapse on the pitch in Euro 2020, the reasons for Covid vaccine hesitancy, and how the medications we use can get into waterways and affect wildlife behaviour.

    • 55 min
    The Science of the Sun

    The Science of the Sun

    Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. This week: Will we be able to take a holiday abroad this year as the covid pandemic continues? Also can seeing a sick person improve our immune system? And the latest on sending glow in the dark squid out into space.

    Plus a special look at the science of the sun, and what our closest star means to us as a species.

    • 54 min
    Covid 19 and dogs that can find it, underwater glue, and birdsong.

    Covid 19 and dogs that can find it, underwater glue, and birdsong.

    Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with the latest science news and developments on covid 19. Plus dogs that can use smell to find coronavirus, glue that can work underwater, and a special half hour on the science of birdsong. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

    • 54 min
    UFOs, Covid oxygen and the man who found the Titanic

    UFOs, Covid oxygen and the man who found the Titanic

    Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including a look at worldwide oxygen supplies, the US investigation into UFOs, and the man who found the Titanic

    • 54 min
    Lab-grown Mini-hearts

    Lab-grown Mini-hearts

    Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including growing beating hearts in a lab culture dish; why the plastic you recycle may not end up where you thought it would; why a long working week could be the death of you and ADHD.

    • 55 min
    Fermented foods: Healthy or all a myth?

    Fermented foods: Healthy or all a myth?

    Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including the new discoveries of the Voyager 1 space probe, the vodka produced in Chernobyl, and a fermented sauerkraut taste test.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

Craftyjoe ,

Simply brilliant and trustworthy

This is my go-to science podcast for everything up-to-date and accurate. Presented in an engaging and accessible way, I wholeheartedly recommend this podcast to anyone interested in the world around them. Which should be everybody!

Rabbit's Hole ,

Science??

Rubbish science!!!! This scientism. Real science is the natural science.

Phil Shand ,

Best podcast on the planet

Been listening to Dr Karl & Dr Rhod on BBC radio 5 live since early 2000 whilst still in Scotland. Time slot in the middle of the night when broadcast was a great challenge but having moved to Australia in 2004 and with the wonder of technology I can know enjoy this excellent show any time day or night. I look forward to this every week. This is such an insightful show and Dr Karl’s knowledge and problem solving and explanations has changed the way I think about my areas of life. Dr Rhod is also an equal partner and ringmaster and keeps things flowing nicely without breaking the flow of information. This should be required listening for anyone interested in getting an answer in depth to any question. Sadly this doesn’t happen enough in broadcasting when consulting experts and then giving them 20 seconds to answer before interrupting. This show is simply brilliant.

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