Scientific American Podcast

A Breakdown of Beavers

Hinzugefügt: 30. Dezember 2020

Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb talks about his book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter. -- Read more on

America on Dialysis

Hinzugefügt: 14. Dezember 2020

Kidney disease affects millions of Americans, but corporate capture of dialysis, along with disparities in treatment and transplant access, mean that not everyone's journey is the same. On this... ...

What Science Has Learned about the Coronavirus One Year On

Hinzugefügt: 11. Dezember 2020

About a year ago, SARS-CoV-2 (which wasn’t called that yet) was just beginning to emerge in a cluster of cases inside China. We know what has happened since then, but it bears repeating:... --...

2020's Top Ten Tech Innovations

Hinzugefügt: 9. Dezember 2020

Scientific American and the World Economic Forum sifted through more than 75 nominations for the most innovative, most potentially game-changing technologies in 2020. The final top ten span... --...

Inventing Us: How Inventions Shaped Humanity

Hinzugefügt: 3. Dezember 2020

Materials scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez talks about her latest book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another. -- Read more on

175 Years of Scientific American: The Good, the Bad, and Debunking

Hinzugefügt: 29. August 2020 - Durchschnittliche Bewertung: 3

We look back at some highlights, midlights and lowlights of the 175 years of Scientific American, featuring former editor-in-chief John Rennie. Astrophysicist Alan Guth also appears in a...

Bread Science: A Yeasty Conversation

Hinzugefügt: 24. August 2020

"Backing is applied microbiology," according to the book Modernist Bread. During pandemic lockdowns, many people started baking their own bread. Scientific American contributing editor W.... --...

The Coming or Possibly Nearly Here Storm

Hinzugefügt: 14. August 2020

Former Scientific American editor Mark Alpert talks about his latest sci-fi thriller The Coming Storm, which warns about the consequences of unethical scientific research and of ignoring the... --...

COVID-19 Vaccine Ethics: Who Gets It First and Other Issues

Hinzugefügt: 7. August 2020

Contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs spoke with Arthur Caplan, head of the NYU School of Medicine’s division of medical ethics, about some of the ethical issues that researchers have to consider... ...

How Your Homes and Buildings Affect You

Hinzugefügt: 30. Juli 2020

Journalist and author Emily Anthes talks about her book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness. -- Read more on

African-Americans, Nature and Environmental Justice

Hinzugefügt: 22. Juli 2020

Journalist Bob Hirshon reports from the Taking Nature Black conference, reporter Shahla Farzan talks about tracking copperhead snakes, and nanoscientist Ondrej Krivanek on microscopes with... --...

How Nature Helps Body and Soul

Hinzugefügt: 28. Juni 2020

Journalist and author Florence Williams talks about her book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative. -- Read more on

The Messenger Is the Message

Hinzugefügt: 26. Juni 2020

Behavioral scientist Stephen Martin and psychologist Joseph Marks talk about their book Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why. -- Read more on

Air, Sea and Space: Ocean Health, Atmosphere Insights and Black Holes

Hinzugefügt: 21. Juni 2020

Miriam Goldstein, Ph.D. in biological oceanography, talks about issues facing the oceans; reporter Adam Levy discusses air pollution info available because of the pandemic; and astrophysicist...

Science on the Hill: Calculating Climate

Hinzugefügt: 18. Juni 2020

For the fourth Science on the Hill event, Future Climate: What We Know, What We Don’t, experts talked with Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti about what goes into modeling... -- Read...

Your Brain, Free Will and the Law

Hinzugefügt: 29. Mai 2020

Stanford University neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky talks about human behavior, the penal system and the question of free will. -- Read more on

No, No Nobel: How to Lose the Prize

Hinzugefügt: 19. Mai 2020

Physicist Brian Keating talks about his book Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor. -- Read more on

Galileo's Fight against Science Denial

Hinzugefügt: 5. Mai 2020

Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio talks about his latest book, Galileo: And the Science Deniers, and how the legendary scientist’s battles are still relevant today. -- Read more on...

Where Is Everybody Else in the Universe?

Hinzugefügt: 28. April 2020

Guest host W. Wayt Gibbs talks with Jason Wright, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, about what’s... -- Read...

Why Exercise Is So Good For You

Hinzugefügt: 25. April 2020

Health journalist Judy Foreman talks about her new book Exercise Is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging -- Read more on