67 episodes

Science is useful, but its usefulness isn't always obvious. In this podcast we dive deep into scientific research to figure out how the science was done, what was discovered, and how you can use it to improve your life.

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    • 4.6 • 110 Ratings

Science is useful, but its usefulness isn't always obvious. In this podcast we dive deep into scientific research to figure out how the science was done, what was discovered, and how you can use it to improve your life.

    Climate Anxiety and Winter Sports

    Climate Anxiety and Winter Sports

    This week we're talking about climate anxiety and winter sports.

    • 35 min
    21 Rerelease: Sleep

    21 Rerelease: Sleep

    This week we're talking about sleep.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Dog Ownership and Gift Giving

    Dog Ownership and Gift Giving

    This week we're talking about dog ownership and gift giving.

    • 38 min
    Fatigue & Risk Management in Healthcare Workers

    Fatigue & Risk Management in Healthcare Workers

    This week we're talking about fatigue & risk management in healthcare workers.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Racial Disparities in Health and Medicine, Part 2

    Racial Disparities in Health and Medicine, Part 2

    This week we're talking about racial disparities in health and medicine.

    • 11 min
    Racial Disparities in Health and Medicine, Part 1

    Racial Disparities in Health and Medicine, Part 1

    This week we're talking about racial disparities in health and medicine.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

elisabeth03 ,

Charming and interesting podcast

This podcast dives into a few scientific articles each episode and discusses them in a way that scientists and non-scientists alike can enjoy. The hosts are consistently knowledgeable, clever, and surprisingly funny (sometimes I even find myself laughing out loud). A great step forward to aid the public with scientific literacy.

Ivana Haffun ,

Terrific series

Thank you for making this available.

Daedalix ,

In-depth analysis

It's really great to hear honest, reasoned analysis from actual scientists. The discussions highlight a handful of recently-published scientific papers and describe the context of other research on the subject as well as any particular weaknesses or strengths in the methodology or analysis. My only complaint is the long breaks between episodes, but that's probably due to scheduling. Useful Science, well named.

Edit: no updates for six months. Alas, we hardly knew ye.

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