24 episodes

The Conjectural is a science news show experiment. It's in celebration that we live without complete information -- our lives are conjectural.
In our search for knowledge, we'll also continue to find reasons to doubt old conclusions, even scientific conclusions that can be demonstrated again and again. But such is life -- it's conjectural -- so let's celebrate it as it is! -- @TheConjectural

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The Conjectural is a science news show experiment. It's in celebration that we live without complete information -- our lives are conjectural.
In our search for knowledge, we'll also continue to find reasons to doubt old conclusions, even scientific conclusions that can be demonstrated again and again. But such is life -- it's conjectural -- so let's celebrate it as it is! -- @TheConjectural

    024 Conjectural Propaganda

    024 Conjectural Propaganda

    It's called "computational propaganda" -- it’s how fake news gets around and some social-media attacks happen -- and it's affecting public life. Plus, a major announcement: we're taking a break, perhaps permanently, because our host is running for office.

    • 19 min
    023 Conjectural Beauty

    023 Conjectural Beauty

    How does seeing natural things in the outside world positively affect how you feel in your inner world? Could be fractals.

    • 12 min
    022 Conjectural Paris Agreement

    022 Conjectural Paris Agreement

    Leveraging religious support: What's Star Wars got to do with the Paris Climate Agreement?

    • 8 min
    021 Conjectural Talking Values

    021 Conjectural Talking Values

    The President of the United States -- it's pretty clear -- resists facts. How did this happen? From facts to values: a podcast on changing how we talk about science.

    • 12 min
    020 Conjectural Healthcare

    020 Conjectural Healthcare

    With the aging population, there just aren’t enough people to care for the elderly. Enter robots.

    • 10 min
    019 Conjectural Water Safety

    019 Conjectural Water Safety

    A story about monitoring our water and environment, and the increasingly important role of citizen scientists.

    • 8 min

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This podcast introduces an experiment to make science news more interesting and engaging. Using interviews, stories, and commentary, Robert Frederick explores what makes science news worthy of our attention and questioning. I look forward to future episodes.

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