261 episodes

Jonathan responds to your texts and tweets, is joined in studio for all the latest science stories for Newsround and speaks to one of our two guests featured on the show.

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Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea Newstalk

    • Science
    • 4.7 • 221 Ratings

Jonathan responds to your texts and tweets, is joined in studio for all the latest science stories for Newsround and speaks to one of our two guests featured on the show.

Listen and subscribe to Futureproof with Johnathan McCrea on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.  

You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'

    Extra: The Evolutionary Effects of Endurance Hunting

    Extra: The Evolutionary Effects of Endurance Hunting

    Eugene Morin - Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Trent University @TrentUResearch @TrentUniversity

    • 18 min
    Time Dilation & The Practical Challenges of Interstellar Travel

    Time Dilation & The Practical Challenges of Interstellar Travel

    Les Johnson - Author & Space Technologist

    • 39 min
    Gold: Faces

    Gold: Faces

    In this special episode of Futureproof we look at Face Blindness and super recognition with Professor Fiona Newell - Professor of Experimental Psychology at the Trinity Institiute of Neurosciences and Meike Ramon - Cognitive neuroscientist and Assistant Professor at the University of Fribourg

    • 21 min
    Extra: Carbon Capture

    Extra: Carbon Capture

    Dr John Breen - Chief Technology Officer of NEG8 Carbon @NEG8Carbon

    • 18 min
    How the way we walk can tell us how healthy we are!

    How the way we walk can tell us how healthy we are!

    Guests this week:
    Dr Aidan Boran - Founder/CEO at Digital Gait Labs @aidan_boran 

    Professor Seán Kennelly - Consultant Geriatrician and Director of the Institute of Memory & Cognition at Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) @SPKennelly @TUH_Tallaght

    • 34 min
    Extra: Putting Ourselves Back in the Equation

    Extra: Putting Ourselves Back in the Equation

    George Musser - Contributing editor for Scientific American magazine and author of Putting Ourselves Back in the Equation: Why Physicists Are Studying Human Consciousness and AI to Unravel the Mysteries of the Universe

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

Sinead Coffey ,

My only go to podcast!

I absolutely love the Futureproof podcast series. I have a lengthy commute to work daily and often listen to Jonathan’s latest episodes en route!The show has something for everyone….science, psychology, evolution it’s just brilliant.
If like me you are a bit of an existentialist or even a deep thinker you will devour this podcast.
Thanks a million. Love the fact that you can scroll down to find an episode that appeals to you too.
Only suggestion for improvement would be if you could listen to some of the older episodes deeper in the archive….some of the later ones won’t play unfortunately and their subject matter seems really interesting.

Mark Wicklow ,

Fantastic Show

Jonathan has a great way of explaining the intricacies of Science to the layperson. I have loved the shows on a wide variety of topics from the program on moondust to vomitting bumblebees. Very entertaining, educating and stimulating. Thanks for all the hard work. MJB.

geriTech ,

Re Paco Calvo on plant intelligence

I think Paco was making the case for investigating whether or not plants had some self-adjusting mechanisms rather than having human type intellect. Might be interesting to compare with an animal which has a distributed nervous system such as the Octopus.
Catherine

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