7 episodes

Device is a monthly book discussion with a science-based twist. In each episode, we discuss a novel that uses science to drive the story’s action, and dissect the plot device for scientific plausibility.

Device KPBS Explore / Emily T. Griffiths

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 20 Ratings

Device is a monthly book discussion with a science-based twist. In each episode, we discuss a novel that uses science to drive the story’s action, and dissect the plot device for scientific plausibility.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Patmul2 ,

Love it!

I love this show. It’s so entertaining and informative at the same time. Emily is wonderful. Please do another season!

SndSci ,

Cyclical Row

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v_lociraptor ,

Well researched and interesting!

I love the book selections so far and how the plot devices in each book are well researched, explaining the relationship (or lack thereof) between fact and fiction. I always look forward to the next installment!

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