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Science! with Friends is a podcast exploring life, the universe, and everything through the eyes of the scientists who study it. In interviews and discussion pieces, hosts Jocelyn Bosley (SciTalker) and Bradley Nordell (The Quantum Dude) highlight the personal side of science—the weird, awesome, surprising, humorous, and inspiring stories that make science meaningful in all our lives. What’s your science story?

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Science! with Friends is a podcast exploring life, the universe, and everything through the eyes of the scientists who study it. In interviews and discussion pieces, hosts Jocelyn Bosley (SciTalker) and Bradley Nordell (The Quantum Dude) highlight the personal side of science—the weird, awesome, surprising, humorous, and inspiring stories that make science meaningful in all our lives. What’s your science story?

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5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Melindamelindammm ,

AUDITORY HEROINE

Listen here. (I didn't mean that to sound commanding, just to convey a sense of urgency and importance). You want to listen to this show. First hit's free, so why not try. They're actually all free and I can't even believe what an insane deal that is.
OK, so this show is incredible and I'm prepared to list, in great detail, why I believe this to be true.
1. The hosts of this show are so likeable. It feels like you are just hanging out and having a great time with your buddies, Brad and J (that's my nickname for Jocelyn because that's how much it feels like we're friends after listening to this show). In fact they could just as easily call this show "Hanging with Brad and J" or "Yelly Time in the Car With Friends," since I like to participate in their lively discussions. Even though no one listens to me. Sad emoji. I am also somewhat normal, I promise.
2. They spread the science word! I learn something interesting with every single episode. So I've learned at least 17 things already. And all for free and all while cry laughing on the freeway. Who has a good time on the freeway?? Well, I do, that's for sure.
2a. Yeah, it's my list so I get a 2a if I want. The science topics they cover are awesome sauce. There's a lot of physics, which goes over my head, but they are great about grounding conversations and making them interesting. With Jocelyn's training in the history of science, we always get to hear interesting context for the science being discussed. They make excellent points about science communication and how we can try to bridge the gap.
3. The funny factor. As mentioned in 2, I always laugh during this show. From an unnecessary obsession with Nicholas Cage to a random detailed synopsis of NBC's hit show Frasier, there's always something to laugh about.
4. Scientist origin stories. One of the problems we tackle in science communication is that there is a lack of awareness that scientists are just people. They are not scary weirdos that hide in underground labs to reanimate monsters. Not all of them, anyway. Some of them are completely normal people. Each interviewee is asked about how they became interested in science. It's great fun to hear about how they chose their paths.
All in all, this podcast has become a staple for me. Brad and Jocelyn pair extremely well together and really deliver education with entertainment and humor. They make me feel the opposite of how you feel when you eat peaches and drink milk. (listen to the causation episode if you want to understand what that means). Go forth and enjoy!

Blake Trikam ,

Learn something and have fun doing it

Always look forward to listening and learning from the hosts - a favorite of mine for sure!

Tara112358 ,

Science+humor = a heck of a lot of fun

If you are a fan of thoughtful scientific discussion mixed in with humor and pop culture references, then you should try this podcast. I love how they give a supremely and wonderfully nerdy science-related spin to issues like gun violence and the banter between the two co-hosts is utterly charming.

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