Scientific American Podcast

How the Black Hole Said Cheese

Dodany: 29 kwietnia 2019

Scientific American's chief features editor Seth Fletcher talks about his book Einstein's Shadow, an account of the long effort to image a black hole that recently came to fruition. -- Read more...

A Tree and Its People in a Warming Landscape

Dodany: 22 kwietnia 2019

Conservation scientist Lauren Oakes discusses her book about Alaska ecology and sociology, In Search of The Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World. -- Read more on...

Science Couple Phages Out Superbug

Dodany: 13 marca 2019

Medical researcher Stephanie Strathdee needed to save the life of her husband, researcher Tom Patterson, when he contracted one of the world's worst infections. She turned to phage therapy: using...

Vaccine Rejection: Truth and Consequences

Dodany: 20 lutego 2019

Kent State epidemiologist Tara Smith talks about vaccines, recent preventable measles outbreaks and her 2017 journal article on vaccine rejection. -- Read more on

On the Origin of Darwin

Dodany: 13 lutego 2019

On this 210th anniversary of Darwin's birth, we hear evolution writer and historian Richard Milner perform a brief monologue as Charles Darwin, and former Scientific American editor-in-chief...

Warming Arctic On Thin Ice

Dodany: 31 stycznia 2019

Scientific American collections editor Andrea Gawrylewski talks to managing editor Curtis Brainard about how warming in the Arctic affects us all. And glaciologist Elizabeth Case takes us out...

Fake Whiskeys and Octo-Ecstasy

Dodany: 14 stycznia 2019

Scientific American assistant news editor, Tanya Lewis, and collections editor, Andrea Gawrylewski, take a deeper look at two short articles from the Advances news section of the December issue,......

Ultima Thule and the Apes of Earth

Dodany: 3 stycznia 2019

As the New Horizons mission approached Ultima Thule, Rowan University paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara put our close-up study of the Kuiper Belt object into a deep-time perspective. -- Read more...

Meet the Real Ravenmaster

Dodany: 18 grudnia 2018

Christopher Skaife talks about his new book The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London, in front of a live audience at Caveat, “the speakeasy bar for intelligent... -- Read...

The Crusade Against Dangerous Food Part 2

Dodany: 22 listopada 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Deborah Blum talks about her book The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Part 2. -- Read...

The Crusade Against Dangerous Food Part 1

Dodany: 22 listopada 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Deborah Blum talks about her book The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Part 1. -- Read...

Bones and Stones: Cemetery Geology

Dodany: 31 października 2018

A tour of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, NY, focuses on the geology of the landscape and the mausoleums. -- Read more on

Tinder For Cheetahs; and An Unusual Blindness

Dodany: 17 października 2018

Scientific American assistant news editor Tanya Lewis and collections editor Andrea Gawrylewski host a new podcast that takes an deeper look at short articles from the Advances news section of...

Better Living through Evolution: Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Dodany: 3 października 2018

Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for using evolutionary principles to create highly efficient enzymes and antibodies, with numerous...

Laser Advances That Changed Our Lives: Nobel Prize in Physics

Dodany: 2 października 2018

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland shared the Nobel Prize for finding ways to control and enhance laser light, leading to numerous common applications. -- Read more on...

Unleashing Immunity Against Cancer: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Dodany: 1 października 2018

James P. Allison and and Tasuku Honjo shared the Nobel Prize for their discovery of inhibition of negative immune regulation, the basis of new drugs against cancer. -- Read more on...

Where There's a Wills There's a Way To Explain the Home Run Rise

Dodany: 1 października 2018

Astrophysicist and sports data scientist Meredith Wills talks about why a subtle change in major league baseballs may be behind the jump in home runs after 2014. -- Read more on...

More People But Less Hardship?

Dodany: 25 września 2018

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann talks about the just-issued Goalkeepers Report, tracking progress against poverty and disease even as the population keeps rising. -- Read...

Here's Looking at Humanity, Kid

Dodany: 6 września 2018

Senior Editor Gary Stix talks about the September special issue of Scientific American, devoted to the science of being human. And Brown University evolutionary biologist Ken Miller discusses...

Life at the Improv: The Power of Imagination

Dodany: 17 sierpnia 2018

Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, talks about his two latest books, The Evolution of Imagination and Why We Need Religion. -- Read more on