50 episodes

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 • 453 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.

    Solar Flares Make All The People Look Up

    Solar Flares Make All The People Look Up

    This Week: People Looking Up, Milky Way Flares, Old Stars, Martian Dirt, Weaponized Beetles, Shark Food, Stone Age Bear, Orca, Flexible Neurons, Good Internet, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Where Are All the Science Moms?

    Where Are All the Science Moms?

    This Week: Glueballs Exist!, Cows, Parrot Parents, Leprosy, Bad Business, Light Vaporization, Neanderface, Olive Oil, Hybrid Brains, Brain Scaffolding, Tiny Implants, Implant Abandonment, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Science is in Our DNA

    Science is in Our DNA

    This Week: Computerized CRISPR, Gut Microbiota, Lava Lakes!, Diabetes, Synthetic Living Cells, Chickadee Memory, Artificial Sweetener, Consciousness for All, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Put More Science In Video Games

    Put More Science In Video Games

    This Week: Bright Burst, Blackholes, Genetic Material, Neanderthal Woodshop, Gamer Games, Asteroid Games, Human Evolution, Going Ape, Bacterial Vampires, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Want to Hear About Science Junk?

    Want to Hear About Science Junk?

    This Week: Guest Host Dr. Jessica Hebert, Barcode Birds, Molecular Transistors, Legs Or Junk, Speed of Vision, Naked Hearts, Don't Vent, Bacteri-leather, Robo-Mirror, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Science for our Future Fossils

    Science for our Future Fossils

    This Week: Interview W/Michael Garfield, Broken Memories, Bigger Brains, Machine Learns Beer, Teens are the Goat, Tardii-people?, And Much More Science!

    • 2 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
453 Ratings

453 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

Jon Kelling ,

Great diversity of content and love the long length

One of the best science news podcasts around!

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

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