Undiscovered

A Science and Medicine podcast
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A podcast about the left turns, missteps, and lucky breaks that make science happen.

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Undiscovered is back between seasons with a listener question: What saved the cats? If you rewind to the Middle Ages, cats and humans were on bad terms. Cat roundups, cat torture, and even cat murder were common occurrences throughout Europe. But a series of historic events steadily delivered the tiny felines into public favor. In a story that spans centuries and continents, the Catholic Church a…
In U.S. cancer research, the most promising clinical trials are done mostly on white patients, which means people of color—and especially African Americans—are underrepresented in research that might save their lives. In this episode, a young, black medical student joins a team of Boston scientists to try to bring more African American patients into their study, but has to contend with the long h…
In this Undiscovered Cares Report, Annie and Elah dig into a scary science headline to help Elah’s friend, David, figure out how scared he should be that his B12 vitamins will give him lung cancer. And we find out how—even with top-notch scientists, journalists, and readers—science communication can go very wrong.

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CheshireCat reviewed this podcast on Jun 14th, 2017
"The stories behind how science is done. It's a great premise as a scientist and a generally well-done podcast. The stories are told at a popular level, so there's no need to have specialized knowledge. And they're told in an engaging, often fun way. Good times. My only minor complaint is that, since the show is half an hour long, they often don't dig as deeply as they might or push back against some of the things interviewees say that are kind of sketchy. But it's not a journalism show, as such, it's telling the stories, so that's also probably a little fair."
 

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Podcast Details
Started
May 2nd, 2017
Latest Episode
Dec 17th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
24
Avg. Episode Length
29 minutes

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