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Whether you’re curious about getting healthy, the Big Bang or the science of cooking, find out everything you need to know in under 30 minutes with Instant Genius. The team behind BBC Science Focus Magazine talk to world-leading experts to bring you a bite-sized masterclass on a new subject each week.
Then when you’ve mastered the basics with Instant Genius. Dive deeper with Instant Genius Extra, where you’ll find longer, richer discussions about the most exciting ideas in the world of science and technology. Only available on Apple Podcasts.

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Instant Genius BBC Science Focus

    • Science
    • 4.2 • 52 Ratings

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Whether you’re curious about getting healthy, the Big Bang or the science of cooking, find out everything you need to know in under 30 minutes with Instant Genius. The team behind BBC Science Focus Magazine talk to world-leading experts to bring you a bite-sized masterclass on a new subject each week.
Then when you’ve mastered the basics with Instant Genius. Dive deeper with Instant Genius Extra, where you’ll find longer, richer discussions about the most exciting ideas in the world of science and technology. Only available on Apple Podcasts.

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Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

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    Instant Genius Update

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    Instant Genius Update

    Instant Genius Update

    We are now giving you double Instant Genius each week! From Monday 8th August 2022 you'll get a new episode from us every Monday and Friday. For those subscribed via Apple Podcasts Subscription service you will now receive all new Instant Genius episodes completely ad free.

    Seashells with Dr Helen Scales

    Seashells with Dr Helen Scales

    Marine biologist, broadcaster and author Dr Helen Scales tells us all about seashells, where to find them, and what they can reveal about their inhabitants.


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    • 27 min
    Inside the mind of a bee, with Prof Lars Chittka

    Inside the mind of a bee, with Prof Lars Chittka

    How smart can an insect be? Lars Chittka, a professor of sensory and behavioural ecology and Queen Mary, University of London unpacks the incredible depth of intelligence exquisitely packed into the mind of a bee.
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    • 37 min
    Instant Genius Extra: Why we study insect brains, with Prof Lars Chittka

    Instant Genius Extra: Why we study insect brains, with Prof Lars Chittka

    As fascinating as it is to discover the world according to bees, what can we learn by understanding how their minds work? Lars Chittka, a professor of sensory and behavioural ecology reveals why we should care about bee brains and how the hive mind really works.

    Produced by the team behind BBC Science Focus Magazine. Visit our website: sciencefocus.com

    Deepfakes, with Sam Gregory

    Deepfakes, with Sam Gregory

    Technologist Sam Gregory explains what deepfakes are and why they have seen a sudden rise.
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

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Hannah N

The interviewer of the doctor who saved her husband's life from a superbug was an absolute idiot! Why did he find it necessary to giggle throughout the entire interview? Her account was fascinating, he was an annoying distraction.

Palunargar ,

Topics are always relevant and interesting

I always find the topics very interesting and the interviews are great. It never disappoints!

meg0930 ,

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I really like this podcast and the content however I’m not untested in the deeper dive, I wish you could take a leaf out of the BBC history and split the deeper dive episodes and the main episodes up so you are not inundated with the extra subscription episodes.

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