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 • 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.

    Falling in love with Science

    Falling in love with Science

    This Week: IgNobel, Anxiety, Blue light, NASA News, Ants, Frogs & Mosquitos, Octopuses, Woodlice, Ancient opium, Microbial name calling, Alzheimer's, Moss, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 45 min
    It's Time for Science Potty Talk

    It's Time for Science Potty Talk

    This Week: Vomit, Poop, Cells, Crying Babies, General Relativity, Cryptococcus Neoformans, Interview with Bryn Nelson RE: Poop!, Cockatoos VS Humans, Camouflage, Mimicking Exercise, Virtual Reality, And Much More Science!

    • 2 hr
    What Is The Rain Shadow Effect?

    What Is The Rain Shadow Effect?

    This Week: Patience, Galling Wasps, Albatross, Human Pollution, Stock Markets and Cannabis, Concussion Skull, Drumming Chimpanzees, Rain Shadow Effect, Plastic Pollution, Gut-Brain Circuits, Axolotl Brains, Seasonal Plasticity, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 54 min
    How to Make an Embryo

    How to Make an Embryo

    This Week: Synthetic Embryos, Zombie Ice, Digital Self-Harm, Rearranging Evolution, Siberia Warming, Slime Time, Beetles with Pockets, Dolphins, Oxygen on Mars, Micro Break, Pattern Finding, Chronic Pain & Cancer, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 40 min
    How Big Could Lizards Get?

    How Big Could Lizards Get?

    This Week: A Water World, Good news!, Color Blindness, Climate News, Drought, Schizophrenia & COVID, Long Covid, COVID Incubation, Pesticides, Super Frogs, Bipedal Old Times, Artificial Detection, Zapping Brains, Mouse Memory, And Much More Science!

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Interview - Dr. Kiki Interviews Dr. Moiya McTier

    Interview - Dr. Kiki Interviews Dr. Moiya McTier

    Dr. Moiya McTier has a degree in astronomy, mythology, a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia University, and she is also a folklorist and science communicator. Listen in as She and Dr. Kiki discuss her latest book The Milky Way.

    • 32 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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