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Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
161 Episodes
When Jade was 21, she was charmed by a wellness influencer. Then she got a big shock.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kathrin's friends have been sending her a range of wild theories about the virus.
Two families, two posts...and two stories of how seemingly benign shares on social media can turn bad.
A vaccine arms race is on to get us out of this pandemic, but could we all lose out if we don’t do things differently?
Even big diseases start small...PATIENT ZERO is a new podcast that tells the stories of disease outbreaks: where they begin, why they happen and how we found ourselves in the middle of a really big one.
When Whanganui River in New Zealand was declared a legal person, Maori scientists knew exactly what they meant. But how do you unearth the science hidden in ancient oral stories?
The In/justices of A.I

The In/justices of A.I


The algorithms are out to get you and to protect you. Meet the directors of two films that will shock, surprise and move you, Welcome to Chechnya and Coded Bias.
Seventy-six women and a boatload of spin and soul-searching on the way to Antarctica. What happened next?
How much did Einstein’s first wife contribute to his work? Mileva's supporters and skeptics go head to head over the evidence in Part 2 of this Science Friction series.
Who was Einstein’s first wife? Muse or collaborator? The plot thickens. The battlelines are drawn.
COVID-19 is a pandemic of medical misinformation. But could it also provoke a revolt in ivory tower culture? Two scientists talk big data, big visions and Black Lives Matter.
Artist A.G. survived. Now the fossil fuel industry is in the cross-hairs. Correction: The President of the Philippines in 2013 was Benigno Aquino III.
A giant energy company is being sued. Now it speaks. So does the scientist who's become a thorn in their side over fossil fuels. Is the courtroom the new frontier for climate action?
In this playground of adventurers and mountain home to Peruvians, they don't know if or when it will happen. But they want fossil fuel companies to pay.
A Neanderthal girl lives amongst us. A mammoth narrates history. The animals speak to us. 3 novelists with surreally timed stories.
A sonic adventure into the minds of scientists
Don't believe everything you see. Art, science and the curious making of fake news.
A mystery about two Californian millionaires and two "orphan" embryos at the very beginning of the IVF revolution.
A flesh-eating botanical saga. Outside the hallowed halls of science, revolutions are made.
From Day of the Triffids to Little Shop of Horrors, meet a most sagacious animal. What the hell is a plant doing eating flesh?
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Vahid Ghadiri Rad

Full of annoying and loud harsh sounds to envisage horror movies and scenes, but earsplitting.

Apr 6th
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