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The Naked Scientists flagship science show, includes the latest science news, interviews with top scientists, hands-on science experiments and answers to your science questions.

    Malaria Vaccine, Net Zero & Project Hail Mary

    Malaria Vaccine, Net Zero & Project Hail Mary

    It's a look at the science behind the headlines! Including the latest on COVID-19; a successful vaccine for malaria; the abuses of forensic science to send down the wrong people, and is 'net zero' fact - or climate change fantasy? Also, talking about the new book he's got coming out, best-selling author of 'The Martian' Andy Weir... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 54 min
    Green Spring Clean: Greener Homes

    Green Spring Clean: Greener Homes

    As the UK announces the world's most ambitious target for cutting carbon and enshrines it in law, we're looking at how to improve the green credentials of one of the country's largest carbon contributors: the homes we live in. Plus, as India sees covid cases hit more than 300,000 a day, is the emergence of a variant there - and its detection here - cause for concern? And, the coffee species lost for 70 years and now rediscovered... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 53 min
    How Does My Radio Work?

    How Does My Radio Work?

    How is it that you can listen to signals on your radio? We delve into the science of radio. From how one is made, to listening out for alien broadcasts. Plus in the news, we look at the potential for the third wave of Covid, how the vaccine fairs in pregnant people, and some muons behaving badly? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 56 min
    The Secret Life of Seeds

    The Secret Life of Seeds

    This week, with the northern hemisphere firmly in Spring and new growth bursting out all around us, we're talking about the science of seeds. Plus, in the news: the latest on the Astrazeneca COVID vaccine and blood clots, why UK plans to Covid test the population twice a week are flawed, and why beating their chests can save gorillas from fighting. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 57 min
    Bitcoin Decrypted: Cash, Code, Crime & Power

    Bitcoin Decrypted: Cash, Code, Crime & Power

    Meet the digital phenomenon that's worth in the trillions of dollars, that uses more power than the nation of Sweden, but that very few people - including those involved - even understand. Cryptocurrencies are notoriously complicated, the best way to understand how they work is to understand where they came from. In this programme: the history, the technology, the economics, and the psychology. Plus, latest news from the crypto-world: NFTs and multi-million art sales, 'stablecoins' and financial misconduct, and finally - will the whole thing come crashing down? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 59 min
    The Hospital of the Future

    The Hospital of the Future

    As England embarks on a multi-billion pound healthcare redevelopment initiative, we're asking, "what should the hospital of the future look like?". Plus, we reflect on the recent UK Covid lockdown anniversary, and unpick a chromosomal conundrum in Question of the Week... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
480 Ratings

480 Ratings

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Wonderful Podcast

Generally easy to understand. Not boring. Fun. Chris is great.

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Amazing quality science podcast

I was really surprised how little reviews this podcast has. Really quality and entertaining information of a huge variety of scientific topics. The Naked Scientists is one of my favorite science podcasts!

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It’s obvious that the Naked Scientists team put extraordinary effort in covering topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights that they bring to bear is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time.

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend this show enough 🙌

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