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    • 4.7, 90 Ratings

The Naked Scientists flagship science show, includes the latest science news, interviews with top scientists, hands-on science experiments and answers to your science questions.

    Sick of COVID: The Long Haulers

    Sick of COVID: The Long Haulers

    Meet the COVID-19 patients who are still suffering the after-effects of the disease, months after catching the virus. They weren't ill enough to be hospitalised, and thought they'd recover after a fortnight. Now, though, they're on a rollercoaster of bizarre symptoms. They're calling it 'long COVID' - but what is it? Plus, in the news: children seem to harbour more coronavirus than adults; a new space mission to Mars gets under way, and the science of cows licking each other... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 57 min
    Sizzling BBQ Science!

    Sizzling BBQ Science!

    This week, we're getting stuck into some sizzling science! It's BBQ time, and we're going to explain the chemistry of cookery, the science of tastes and flavours and we're also going to try to cook something you wouldn't think was possible on the barbie. Plus news of the UK government's plan to battle the nation's bulge, but will it work? Why leaves on the line really is a reasonable excuse for late trains. And what happens when cats and dogs catch coronavirus? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 54 min
    Science Pub Quiz: From Cosmos To G&Ts

    Science Pub Quiz: From Cosmos To G&Ts

    It's quiz time! Three fabulous listeners take on our questions - on everything from physics & space to the natural world. Who will emerge victorious and be crowned Big Brain of the Month? Plus, do grab a drink and play along at home! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 59 min
    Rosalind Franklin: the hidden story of DNA

    Rosalind Franklin: the hidden story of DNA

    This week we're celebrating the hundredth birthday of DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin and how her work helped to unravel the DNA helix. Plus, in the news: COVID causes heart damage, water shortages in England thanks to climate change, and magic bullets to make shellfish more nutritious... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 56 min
    Meet the Neighbours: Venus and Mars

    Meet the Neighbours: Venus and Mars

    This week, we're meeting the neighbours. Our planetary neighbours that is, to take a look at Mars and Venus, and the new missions heading their way. Plus, in the news, COVID as an airborne disease, the mass elephant dieoff in Botswana, and why sampling sewage might be a sensitive way to search for coronavirus outbreaks. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 55 min
    Covid Science: Test, Track, Trace

    Covid Science: Test, Track, Trace

    This week, testing, tracing and monitoring. How does a covid test actually work? Do antibodies to covid mean immunity? And the tech to monitor covid symptoms from home. Plus in the news, as lockdowns go local: how are they doing it Down Under? Why planting trees to capture carbon is worse for the planet, and the sparrows changing their tunes! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

LaserGGM ,

Interesting general science presentations

A good balance of questions, interviews, audience participation with good interviewers who enjoy science and pass it on. Originates in Cambridge, England but audience appears to be very international as evidenced by the write-in or phone-in questions and quiz answers.
Like previous reviewer, I agree that it ranks with Quirks & Quarks of CBC (Canada) and the science podcast of ABC (Australia) and Scientific American podcasts. Different flavor for each.

emeadowlark ,

A must hear!

I look forward to this excellent science podcast every week. No one can combine erudition and wit the like the Brits. Keep up the good work, folks!

lislap ,

Best science podcast

Definitely the best science podcast to help people understand and become interested in science. The hosts are engaging and funny, and there is always a great variety of topics to hear about.

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