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The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, Justin Jackson, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist, and Blair Bazdarich, a zoologist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.

This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast Dr. Kirsten Sanford Science Media

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    • 4.1 • 432 Ratings

The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, Justin Jackson, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist, and Blair Bazdarich, a zoologist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.

    Want a CRISPR Mosquito?

    Want a CRISPR Mosquito?

    This Week: CRISPR Mosquito Cages, Neanderthal Blood, Doggy Lie Detector, Open Alpha Folding, Caffeine Buzz, Genome Completion, CRISPR Update, Baby Pterodactyls, Baboon FitBits, Microbial Mouths, IPCC warnings, Human Vision Streaks, Baby Mouse Dreams, And Much More...

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Fly Me to the Moon, Mr. Bezos

    Fly Me to the Moon, Mr. Bezos

    This Week: You Will Assimilate, Viruses On Ice, Twisty Shark Intestines, AI Protein Puzzler, Not Spider Silk, COVID Update, Poo-Eating Pikas, Fish Friends, Butterfly Blues, Oceans Are Full, Song Rules, Rat Empathy, And Much More...

    • 1 hr 35 min
    How Do Pandas Eat?

    How Do Pandas Eat?

    This Week: Light-Bending Holes, Friend Zone Potential, Conservation Thru Games, Fossilized Ripples, Robot Farms, iAge Immune Clock, Panda Teeth, Busting Bird Traffickers, Changing Language, Multi-Sex Species, Brain Plasticity & Psilocibin, Microbial Moods, And Much More...

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Are You Ok with the Methods?

    Are You Ok with the Methods?

    This Week: Sea Rise, Plurality Of Singularities, Clean Your House, Male Life Extension?, Bat Origins, Vampire Dominance, COVID Update, Poop Beetle, Beetle Strider, Cat Medicine, Faces & Emotion, Brain Waves, Dancing Helps, Trout On Meth, And Much More...

    • 1 hr 31 min
    How Hot Can it Get?!?

    How Hot Can it Get?!?

    This Week: Hot News, Enter The Dragon Man, Spiders Like Snakes, Hungry Black Holes, Another New Human, Malaria Promise, COVID-19 Update, Wildfire Plumage, Suicidal Mantids, Snake Warming, Glow mRNA, Gut-Brain, Lobster Pot, And Much More...

    • 1 hr 36 min
    How Far Do Butterflies Migrate?

    How Far Do Butterflies Migrate?

    This Week: Look At Earth, Microbe Connections, Quantum Standstill, Tiny Rex?, Magnetic Bird Eyes, COVID Update, Hyena Bugs, Butterfly Record, Bacterial Resistance, Memory Reality, Youth Blood, Melatonin Mice, And Much More...

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
432 Ratings

432 Ratings

treet007 ,

Excellent “Out of the Litterbox” Thinking Show

Although the weekly podcast is very long (2+ hours), it is a complete coverage on various scientific fields. I also appreciate their opinions on the scientific studies or topic, even if I do not agree, since such discussions make me think in 360-degree fashion. Thank you for an interesting and challenging show (in a good way) :)

Artie_D ,

Wit, informative, awesome show!

I've been listening Kirsten and Justin since late 2006 and pretty much haven't missed a single show. They are one of mine source to get sciency goodness-:) on a weekly basis and I love to be able to contribute and share science news I find with other listeners. Keep up guys, you've been doing AWESOME job!!

PS. To MAGA people who believe the hosts are political and not fair to Trump - he is a traitor and none of his actions as president were to build a better America. He was squeezed to his presidency with a good chuck of Russian help to dismantle America. I’ glad it’s history by now.

trouser roller ,

Too Annoying to Listen to

Can’t stand being talked to as if I’m an imbecile on such serious topics. Format is terrible.

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