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The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, Justin Jackson, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist, and Blair Bazdarich, a zoologist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.

This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast Dr. Kirsten Sanford Science Media

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    • 4.1 • 446 Ratings

The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, Justin Jackson, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist, and Blair Bazdarich, a zoologist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.

    Who's Thankful for Science?

    Who's Thankful for Science?

    This Week: Bat, Global Warming, Bird Weather, Floaters Vs Sinkers, Waste not, want not, Plant Memory, Baby Fish, Frogs, Chimps, Whales, Extinctions, Self-medicating Birds, Makeup, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Will Leprosy Save our Lives?

    Will Leprosy Save our Lives?

    This Week: Vertebrate Gene Drive, Leprosy, Deaf Mosquitos, Artemis Launches!, Ancient Cooking, Nature, Nurture, or?, Termites, Ancient footprints, Just Good News, Hippocampal Connections, Psilocybin Activation, Brain Router, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Dr. Kiki Interviews Professor Matthew Cobb

    Dr. Kiki Interviews Professor Matthew Cobb

    Professor Matthew Cobb is a British zoologist and professor of zoology at the University of Manchester. He has written several popular science books, including his latest "AS GODS: A moral history of the genetic age", which comes out in print on November 15th.

    • 36 min
    900 Weeks of Science!

    900 Weeks of Science!

    This 900th Week: World Science Day, Greenland, Music, Fertilizer Fields, Plants, Cosmic Spin Cycle, Vaccine Hoarding, Vaccine Choice, Pigs, Fish, Octopuses, Ötzi, Canaanite Comb, Get Low, Get Some Sleep!, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Pick Your Nose or Snot?

    Pick Your Nose or Snot?

    This Week: Quantum Time, American Habitation, Pick it!, Don't Pick It?, Social Microbes?, Meta Molecules, Bees play!, Jays Wait!, Political Science, Just Good News?, Path To Vomit, Inventing Sonar, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    It's TWISoween 2022!

    It's TWISoween 2022!

    This Week: It's TWISoween 2022!, MOND Evidence, UV for Better Plants, Atmospheric Electric Bees, Ancient Viruses, Gene Editing, Hybrid Viruses, INTERVIEW W/ Dr. Vivek Kumar, Endangered Birds, They speak!!, Ancient Britons, Tentacle Robot, Self-Suppression, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
446 Ratings

446 Ratings

MKULTRA83 ,

Long time listener

Wow, I just rediscovered this podcast. I used to listen a long time ago. And it’s nice to hear that it’s basically the same. Good show. But could be better. My advice, 20% less Justin (volume and speaking) 10% more Blair, and 10% more objectivity. IMHO. Then this would be a great show. No offense Justin, love you, sure we’d get along, but thinking about the over all quality of the show

Latho717 ,

Greenhouse Gases in the sky

Justin-you nailed it. Thanks for the cautionary song. “Ghost Riders in the Sky” is my favorite song of all time. I ain’t even mad. You done good.
La and the Gang

Frzzzll ,

Technical problem?

This podcast has been a refreshing mix of interesting content and playful non-toxic silliness for decades. I love it!
It is obvious that the three hosts have a genuine enthusiasm for the fascinating science stories they are reporting and also have an underlying fondness and respect for each other.
That said, this week’s episode 887 isn’t working on iTunes, I had to enjoy it elsewhere.

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