This Week's Episode

Troublesome Inheritance

October 17, 2014

This week, we're looking at the intersection of race, history and genetics in science writer Nicholas Wade's 2014 book "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History." DNA researcher Jennifer Raff and science journalist David Dobbs share their critiques of the claim that differences between genetically distinct "races" are responsible for global divergence in cultural and political structures. And blogger Scicurious walks us through... Read More

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October 10, 2014

An Epidemic of Rumors (REBROADCAST)

This week, we're revisiting an episode about the power of stories and innuendo to shape the public perception of science. We'll speak to author Jon Lee about his book "An Epidemic of Rumors: How Stories Shape Our Perceptions of Disease." And we're joined by Dr. Paul A. Offit, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospita...

October 10, 2014

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October 03, 2014

High Price

This week we're looking at the science and policy of treating drug addiction. We're joined by psychology professor and researcher Carl Hart to talk about his book "High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society." And we'll speak to Donald MacPherson, Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, about harm reduction strategies t...

October 03, 2014

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September 26, 2014

Edible

This week, we're looking at the environmental impact of foods we eat, and others that we should. We'll speak to Daniella Martin, host of the insect cooking/travel show "Girl Meets Bug," about her book "Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet." And we'll talk about the environmental effects of salmon farming with Peter Bridson, Aquaculture Research ...

September 26, 2014

Science for the People News

Science for the People appears in Science Studio 2012

October 17, 2013

We're excited to share that an episode of Science for the People, "Spider Silk", has made the final cut in the Science Studio 2012 Best of Science Audio collection! Science Studio is a "best of" anthology for online audio and video science communication. We're honoured to be included alongside some fantastic science-focused media. Next time you're looking for some great science content online, you should definitely visit Science Studio and check out their collection. Read More

Caffeinate In Style

October 10, 2013

Being a gigantic nerd science enthusiast can play havoc with your sleep schedule. Whether you're getting up at 3 am to catch a meteor shower, or staying up 'til 3 am following links across Wikipedia, chances are you've surrendered to the siren song of a caffeinated beverage after sacrificing a night's sleep to learn about something super cool. Fortunately, we share your affection for science and coffee, and we've designed a mug that lets your declare your love for both. Check out our Zazzle store to order a stylish Science... Read More