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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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    • 4.2 • 47 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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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Instant Genius Extra: A deeper dive into CRISPR, with Prof Fyodor Urnov

    Instant Genius Extra: A deeper dive into CRISPR, with Prof Fyodor Urnov

    Prof Fyodor Urnov explains the ethical issues around gene editing, and what makes him most excited for the future of CRISPR.

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

    CRISPR, with Prof Fyodor Urnov

    CRISPR, with Prof Fyodor Urnov

    Prof Fyodor Urnov tells us how CRISPR is already changing the lives of people with genetic disorders, and why it’s essential that gene editing therapies are accessible to all.


    Once 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.


    Produced by the team behind BBC Science Focus Magazine. Visit our website: sciencefocus.com
     
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    • 29 min
    Instant Genius Extra: A deeper dive into science denial, with Lee McIntyre

    Instant Genius Extra: A deeper dive into science denial, with Lee McIntyre

    Lee McIntyre explains how we could inoculate against science denial, and why he plans to attend the next flat-Earth conference.

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

    Science denial, with Lee McIntyre

    Science denial, with Lee McIntyre

    Lee tells us about why science denial is on the rise, from flat-Earthers to anti-vaxxers, and where conspiracy theories come from in the first place.


    Once 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.


    Produced by the team behind BBC Science Focus Magazine. Visit our website: sciencefocus.com
     
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    • 30 min
    Instant Genius Extra: A deeper dive into the decline of the insects, with Prof Dave Goulson

    Instant Genius Extra: A deeper dive into the decline of the insects, with Prof Dave Goulson

    Entomologist Prof Dave Goulson explains the global changes we need to make to save the insects.

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

    The decline of the insects, with Prof Dave Goulson

    The decline of the insects, with Prof Dave Goulson

    Entomologist Dave Goulson is the author of Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse. He tells us how we can save the bugs and why they’re so important.


    Once 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.


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

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

mandy macmillan ,

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.

oliviabaker13 ,

Engaging, educational, and entertaining! ⭐

As an aspiring life-long learner, this podcast is a must-listen. The Science Focus team features so many incredible guests. Together with their guests, they take potentially complicated topics and present the information in a fun and engaging way. Definitely recommend listening and subscribing!

AnnaB68 ,

Big Bang ep

Great episode! One piece of advice for the hostess: try not to giggle as a response while your guest is talking. A word, or even silence, is better. Good luck!

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