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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 • 51 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: The future of brain-reading machines, with Dr Adrian Owen

    Instant Genius Extra: The future of brain-reading machines, with Dr Adrian Owen

    Cognitive neuroscientist Dr Adrian Owen explores whether his “mind-reading” technique, which allows him to communicate with patients in vegetative states or comas, might make it into more hospitals in the future. He also explains how the technology is evolving and how mind-machine interfaces could help these patients communicate with the wider world.

    Consciousness and comas, with Dr Adrian Owen

    Consciousness and comas, with Dr Adrian Owen

    Cognitive neuroscientist Dr Adrian Owen explains how he’s been able to communicate with patients in vegetative states and comas, and what consciousness is like for a patient in this condition.


    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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    • 31 min
    Instant Genius Extra: A deeper dive into nutrition, with Kimberley Wilson

    Instant Genius Extra: A deeper dive into nutrition, with Kimberley Wilson

    Great British Bake Off finalist, nutrition expert and psychologist Kimberley Wilson explains how to get the most out of your Christmas dinner.

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

    Eating for your brain, with Kimberley Wilson

    Eating for your brain, with Kimberley Wilson

    Kimberley Wilson, a psychologist, nutrition expert and Great British Bake Off finalist, explains what we should eat to keep our brains healthy.


    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
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 32 min
    Instant Genius Extra: A deeper dive into gravity, with Marcus Chown

    Instant Genius Extra: A deeper dive into gravity, with Marcus Chown

    Science writer Marcus Chown explains the physics of gravitational waves.

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

    Gravity, with Marcus Chown

    Gravity, with Marcus Chown

    Science writer Marcus Chown tells us everything we need to know about gravity, from Isaac Newton’s apple falling from a tree to Einstein’s general relativity.


    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
51 Ratings

51 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.

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.

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!

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