This Week's Episode

Bodies Everywhere

October 31, 2014

This week we're looking at the morbid and fascinating history of our attempts to grapple with disease and death. We're joined by medical historian Richard Barnett to talk about his book "The Sick Rose: Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration." And we'll speak to mortician and blogger Caitlin Doughty about her new book "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other... Read More

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October 24, 2014

Science and Shakespeare

This week we're looking at the way science influenced the work of the greatest author in English, and what modern scholars think about its origins. We're joined by journalist and author Dan Falk, to talk about his book "The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright's Universe." And we'll speak to Shakespeare scholar and blogger Stanley Wells, for his perspective on the question of who actually...

October 24, 2014

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October 17, 2014

Troublesome Inheritance

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 struct...

October 17, 2014

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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

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