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Science Talk is a weekly science audio show covering the latest in the world of science and technology. Join Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists. He is also an articles editor and columnist at Scientific American magazine. His column, "Antigravity," is one of science writing's great humor venues. Also check our daily podcast from Scientific American : "60-Second Science." To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

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Science Talk is a weekly science audio show covering the latest in the world of science and technology. Join Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists. He is also an articles editor and columnist at Scientific American magazine. His column, "Antigravity," is one of science writing's great humor venues. Also check our daily podcast from Scientific American : "60-Second Science." To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Nathan Nathaniel ,

Many varied topics of interest

As a long-time reader of "Scientific American" magazine, I naturally find this podcast of interest. The show features a wide variety of topics and interviews, as well as the fun feature, "Totally Bogus." Unfortunately, the host often "talks down" to select members of the audience, making insulting assumptions. For example, Steve is frequently snickering with his guests about religious people and their Neanderthal beliefs. The point of this escapes me. Religious Neanderthals aren't listening. And religious people like me--not a Neanderthal--are offended. But if you can get past the "we're so smart, it's just amazing" self-congratulatory banter, the show is worth a listen.

emeadowlark ,

Love the interviews

As a decades long subscriber to the mag, I enjoy the interviews with the contributors.

macbonbon ,

my favourite podcast!

Steve Mersky is knowledgeable and funny.

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