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Science Friction

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Science Friction

Science Friction

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Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.

Latest Episodes

Click-Sick: Part 2 The hidden political forces pushing pandemic conspiracies

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kathrin's friends have been sending her a range of wild theories about the virus.

33 min3 d ago
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Click-Sick: Part 2 The hidden political forces pushing pandemic conspiracies

Click-Sick: Part 1 Why sharing isn't always caring. On the trail of COVID-19 misinformation

Two families, two posts...and two stories of how seemingly benign shares on social media can turn bad.

36 min1 w ago
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Click-Sick: Part 1 Why sharing isn't always caring. On the trail of COVID-19 misinformation

The rise of vaccine nationalism – should we be worried?

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?

41 min2 w ago
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The rise of vaccine nationalism – should we be worried?

Introducing... Patient Zero

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.

5 min2 w ago
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Introducing... Patient Zero

This river is a Person – Maori knowing meets Western science

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?

29 min3 w ago
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This river is a Person – Maori knowing meets Western science

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.

36 minAUG 23
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The In/justices of A.I

The Leadership film - Do Women Scientists Lead Differently?

Seventy-six women and a boatload of spin and soul-searching on the way to Antarctica. What happened next?

37 minAUG 16
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The Leadership film - Do Women Scientists Lead Differently?

Was Einstein's wife the hidden contributor on his most famous works? Part 2 (Repeat)

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.

33 minAUG 9
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Was Einstein's wife the hidden contributor on his most famous works? Part 2 (Repeat)

Who was Einstein’s first wife? Part 1 - Debate heats up over Mileva's role in Albert’s science (Repeat)

Who was Einstein’s first wife? Muse or collaborator? The plot thickens. The battlelines are drawn.

26 minAUG 2
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Who was Einstein’s first wife? Part 1 - Debate heats up over Mileva's role in Albert’s science (Repeat)

Medical misinformation, COVID-19, Big Data and Black Lives Matter

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.

37 minJUL 26
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Medical misinformation, COVID-19, Big Data and Black Lives Matter

Latest Episodes

Click-Sick: Part 2 The hidden political forces pushing pandemic conspiracies

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kathrin's friends have been sending her a range of wild theories about the virus.

33 min3 d ago
Comments
Click-Sick: Part 2 The hidden political forces pushing pandemic conspiracies

Click-Sick: Part 1 Why sharing isn't always caring. On the trail of COVID-19 misinformation

Two families, two posts...and two stories of how seemingly benign shares on social media can turn bad.

36 min1 w ago
Comments
Click-Sick: Part 1 Why sharing isn't always caring. On the trail of COVID-19 misinformation

The rise of vaccine nationalism – should we be worried?

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?

41 min2 w ago
Comments
The rise of vaccine nationalism – should we be worried?

Introducing... Patient Zero

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.

5 min2 w ago
Comments
Introducing... Patient Zero

This river is a Person – Maori knowing meets Western science

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?

29 min3 w ago
Comments
This river is a Person – Maori knowing meets Western science

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.

36 minAUG 23
Comments
The In/justices of A.I

The Leadership film - Do Women Scientists Lead Differently?

Seventy-six women and a boatload of spin and soul-searching on the way to Antarctica. What happened next?

37 minAUG 16
Comments
The Leadership film - Do Women Scientists Lead Differently?

Was Einstein's wife the hidden contributor on his most famous works? Part 2 (Repeat)

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.

33 minAUG 9
Comments
Was Einstein's wife the hidden contributor on his most famous works? Part 2 (Repeat)

Who was Einstein’s first wife? Part 1 - Debate heats up over Mileva's role in Albert’s science (Repeat)

Who was Einstein’s first wife? Muse or collaborator? The plot thickens. The battlelines are drawn.

26 minAUG 2
Comments
Who was Einstein’s first wife? Part 1 - Debate heats up over Mileva's role in Albert’s science (Repeat)

Medical misinformation, COVID-19, Big Data and Black Lives Matter

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.

37 minJUL 26
Comments
Medical misinformation, COVID-19, Big Data and Black Lives Matter
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