The Naked Scientists Podcast
The Naked Scientists Podcast
The Naked Scientists
The Naked Scientists flagship science show brings you a lighthearted look at the latest scientific breakthroughs, interviews with the world's top scientists, answers to your science questions and science experiments to try at home.
Fabulous Fabrics and Nifty Knitting
This week, looking for a new hobby? We're exploring the science of handicrafts, including why knitting boosts wellbeing, the first textiles from 27,000 years ago, and the project that's knitting human tissue to make replacement blood vessels. Plus, in the news, novel insights into who gets severe COVID and what might cause Long COVID, the WHO arrive in China to probe for the origins of the pandemic, and the snakes that tie themselves in knots to climb trees... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Jan 18
56 min
Vaccines & Space Voyages: 2021 In Science
We're looking ahead to the science coming up in 2021! From the Large Hadron Collider restarting, to the USA likely rejoining the Paris climate agreement, to - hopefully - an end to the pandemic. Plus, we're making some new year's resolutions that are going to last... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Jan 11
55 min
Animals, astronauts, and an ancient ice bird
In this week's episode, we're going to take you on a journey through some extra special science stories we reported on in 2020 - from chatting with a space shuttle astronaut to a 46,000 year old ice bird, we've got some curious tales that we covered for some of our other Naked Scientists podcasts... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Jan 4
58 min
Showcasing Naked Astronomy: Dark Matter
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2021. To get the year started we've got a special bonus sneak peek at one of our other programmes for you this week. In our Naked Astronomy series, one of the sector's leading lights joins Adam Murphy and Ben McAllister to probe deep into their field of space science. Most recently, Alan Duffy came aboard to help put Dark Matter under the microscope... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Jan 4
37 min
Cake, Cows, Climate Change: Best Of 2020
In this week's special episode, we're reflecting on some of the science we've reported on this year. Of course, the Covid crisis means that throughout 2020 we've brought you many interviews and updates on the Coronavirus, the lockdowns, and the vaccines. But, as it's the holidays, we've decided to focus on the other science we've delved into over the past 12 months. We hope you enjoy it, and here's to a brighter 2021... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Dec 28, 2020
57 min
Video Games on the Brain
Grab your controllers, we're diving into the world of videogames, how the music can get into your head, the psychology of games, and how they might have helped during lockdown. Plus in the news, should we be worried about new COVID variants, we find out about a potential origin for migraines, and why you might not want to drink George's Marvellous Medicine from Roald Dahl's book! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Dec 21, 2020
55 min
Bonus episode: Highlighting Naked Reflections
Merry Christmas! Here's something for your stocking: another bonus episode showcase for you this week. It's our weekly Naked Reflections strand. In this series, world-leading thinkers debate some of the deeper issues discussed elsewhere in the Naked Scientists outputs. This episode considers conflicts... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Dec 21, 2020
29 min
Scroll Over Beethoven: Machines Making Music
It's Beethoven's 250th birthday! What today's tech tells us about his music? And have computers have become powerful enough to take the same creative steps as he once did? Plus, in the news: the practical challenges behind the largest mass vaccination campaign in history; cutting carbon from crisps; and why have pandas been rolling in poo? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Dec 14, 2020
57 min
HIV Under the Microscope
This week, for World AIDS Day, we put HIV under the microscope, and talk to someone who's actually been cured, and the doctor who cured him. Plus, in the news, the UK becomes the first western country to approve a COVID vaccine, samples are successfully returned to Earth from an asteroid, and how an F1 driver walked away from what should have been a lethal 137mph crash... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Dec 7, 2020
56 min
Bonus episode: Showcasing Naked Gaming
From time to time, we showcase here on the Naked Scientists feed some of the other programmes we make across our Naked Network. So, this week, we're bringing you the latest episode of the Naked Gaming Podcast, from Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner. Ideal for fun-lovers of all ages, old school gamers from the 80s and 90s especially will feel a rush of pleasure to see Leisure Suit Larry gets a review! It's also a good month to listen because there's a gift giveaway in the episode! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Dec 7, 2020
45 min
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