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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 • 444 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.

    Vlogs, Dogs, or Science?

    Vlogs, Dogs, or Science?

    This Week: Linking Gut to Heart, PFAS, Locusts, Restoring Hearing, Hold the Ice, Food Impacts, One Antibody to Rule Them All, Spiders Sleep, Sterile Mice, Rewilding the West, Montana Bison, Animal Aging, Sleepy Brains, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 40 min
    None of This is Right, But Science

    None of This is Right, But Science

    This Week: Dead Pig Society, Oldest evidence of people in North America, Spider silk, Embryo Progress, CBD for anxiety, Biological Electricity, Shrimpy cement, Whale eyes, Bumblebees, Global Warming, Dolphin Memory, Neanderthal Brains, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    How Do AIs See The Universe?

    How Do AIs See The Universe?

    This Week: Alternate Physics?, HIV, Necrobotics, RNA Zip Codes, Wildfires, Death By Lactose, Wildlife Photography, COVID Update, Monkeypox Emergency, Placenta, Nasa core mission on Mars, Victory Memo, Ant Networks, AI Analogies, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    How to moonwalk

    How to moonwalk

    This Week: NASA Webb Results, Helpful Gonorrhea, Instruments and covid, Big Dino Era, Hot blooded ear wax, Sun & Satiety, Frozen rat livers, Vaccine's and menstruation patterns, Headbanging woodpeckers, Bean moms, Four-legged Fish, Red Deer Cave DNA, Volcanic Dark Matter, Emotional Memories, Imagination Language, And Much More

    • 1 hr 56 min
    JWSTOMG!

    JWSTOMG!

    This Week: JWST, Gamer brains, Bee Waggle Dances, The anti-science brain, Sarlacc, Ancient Europeans, Foxes, Lice, Dinosaurs, Webbs, And Much More

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Smells Like Fresh Science!

    Smells Like Fresh Science!

    This Week: Arms and Karaoke skills, Friends of a Feather, Water, Plants, Wet Wood, Buggy Bite Strength, Go Dig a Well, Ancient Hominins, Missing Microbiomes, And Much More

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
444 Ratings

444 Ratings

MKULTRA83 ,

Long time listener

Wow, I just rediscovered this podcast. I used to listen a long time ago. And it’s nice to hear that it’s basically the same. Good show. But could be better. My advice, 20% less Justin (volume and speaking) 10% more Blair, and 10% more objectivity. IMHO. Then this would be a great show. No offense Justin, love you, sure we’d get along, but thinking about the over all quality of the show

Frzzzll ,

Technical problem?

This podcast has been a refreshing mix of interesting content and playful non-toxic silliness for decades. I love it!
It is obvious that the three hosts have a genuine enthusiasm for the fascinating science stories they are reporting and also have an underlying fondness and respect for each other.
That said, this week’s episode 887 isn’t working on iTunes, I had to enjoy it elsewhere.

Jon Kelling ,

Used to be a favorite

The show used to be one of my favorites. A couple times recently, Justin was getting repeatedly cut off, interrupted, and “corrected” so much that it was starting to give me anxiety. I get the point the hosts were trying to make at the time, but they should’ve just let him finish, think it through, and then contribute something thoughtful afterward if they still had anything to say. As a listener, it seemed like they were trying to argue with a point he hadn’t even made yet. On top of that, nothing they said seemed to correct anything Justin was saying, so it all just came across as very rude and condescending. If that kind of thing happens again, I don’t think I can listen in anymore.

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