Science Friction

A Science, Society and Culture podcast
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A whistle-stop tour into the lives of adventurous young European scientists and their wunderlust. For them Brexit is deeply personal. Moving stories of lives shaped by bitter politics.
Who needs to get pregnant anymore when you can use a baby pouch? FullLife has the product for you. The sci fi imaginings of Helen Sedgewick. Utopia or the ultimate dystopia? A Science Friction mini-series that takes a womb's eye view of the future of reproduction.
The sexbots are coming. How will it change our sex lives - for better and worse?
Meet a water baby turned aquanaut turned astronaut candidate. Sarah Jane Pell is an astronomical performance artist. Will artists make life in space more humane?
Who needs to get pregnant anymore when you can use a baby pouch? FullLife has the product for you. The sci fi imaginings of Helen Sedgewick. Utopia or the ultimate dystopia? A Science Friction mini-series that takes a womb's eye view of the future of reproduction.
You've heard of fake news, but what about fake science? The shocking, shady world of the modern scientific marketplace. A special for ABC RN's China In Focus series featuring Ivan Oransky of Retraction Watch and guests.
A musician gives up the rock n' roll dream for number theory, and a glimpse of the infinite.
The hidden story of a very weird psychological experiment. The guinea pigs are kids. But they have no idea what they were in for. Neither do their parents. Who were the lost boys?
Meet a 12 year old scientist who's got a whole lot of questions...enough to take you to the moon and back.
A young ornithologist. A Nazi expedition to Tibet. A Faustian pact in the name of science, but at what cost? This story gets very weird, very fast. But the animals are watching.
One Amish childhood + one strict Christian upbringing = two 21 year olds questioning everything they were ever taught. On the afterlife, evolution, and making your own way.
Pull on your black t-shirt or spandex. Turn up the volume. A heavy metal loving professor with guitar in arms and physics in his soul.
Nuclear fission. That Nobel Prize. The Nazis. Lise Meitner's story has it all and more.
CRISPR – the new technique to manipulate genes. It's big. And so are the ethical question it raises. CRISPR's co-inventor Jennifer Doudna, a geneticist and an environmental activist on the ethics of this revolutionary technology.
MIT's Kevin Esvelt wants radical transparency for a radical new science. Why?
Science Friction returns with a medical mystery story like none other. A genetic lottery. A chance encounter. A global quest. Science at the cutting edge. And one gutsy young guy.  
A son and his mother with a war story like none other.
Lolita had one of the world's first uterus transplants - then what happened? (Summer Season highlight)
Two couples. Two intimate stories. Life and death decisions. What would you do?
You won't believe your ears. A hidden herstory in the history of science.
It can feel like a game of Russian roulette. Whose interests are being served in clinical trials for cancer drugs?  
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Podcast Details

Started
Apr 7th, 2017
Latest Episode
Mar 29th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
164
Avg. Episode Length
30 minutes
Explicit
No
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