Big Picture Science

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Big Picture Science is a one-hour radio show and podcast that connects ideas in surprising and humorous ways to illuminate the origins, the behavior, and the future of life—and  technology—on Earth.

What came before the Big Bang?  How does the brain work? Will our descendents be human or machine?  What’s the origin of humor?  We ponder these questions daily... and expound on them weekly.

But, wait!  There’s more!

Are you a doubting Thomas?  Good.  Join us as we separate science from pseudoscience—and facts from the phony—in Skeptic Check, our monthly episode devoted to critical thinking.

Whether it’s astrology, Bigfoot, or just the incessant onslaught of UFOs, we take it all on, wielding the skeptical scalpel of solid science.

It’s Skeptic Check... but don’t take our word for it!

 

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215 Pieces

Big Picture Science is a weekly one-hour science magazine that connects ideas in surprising and humorous ways to illuminate the origins and evolution of life and technology on this planet… and beyond.


Pieces

Caption: Remembers Only, Credit: Seth Shostak
Almost everything we know about memory comes from the life of one man born in 1926 and known as H.M., the world’s “most unforgettable amnesiac.”

Bought by KSKQ, KREV-LP, and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Dec 24, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Doomsday Live, Part 2, Credit: Seth Shostak
If there is only one show you hear about the end of the world, let it be this one. Recorded before a live audience at the Computer History Museum ...

Bought by WCPN, KREV-LP, and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Dec 03, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Doomsday Live, Part I, Credit: Molly Bentley
If there is only one show you hear about the end of the world, let it be this one. Recorded before a live audience at the Computer History Museum ...

Bought by WCPN, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KREV-LP, and KSKQ


  • Added: Nov 26, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: No Expiration Date, Credit: Seth Shostak
Why food molds, people age and plastic sticks around so gosh darn long.

Bought by KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 19, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Going Global, Credit: Seth Shostak
Writer David Quammen on what it takes for an animal disease to become a human pandemic. Also, was hurricane Sandy a man-made disaster?

Bought by KVSC, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 05, 2012
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Space Archaeology, Credit: Seth Shostak
Why modern archaeologists forsake digging in the dirt in favor of a satellite view, and how we might track extraterrestrials from the trash they le...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and KREV-LP


  • Added: Oct 22, 2012
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: As the Worlds Turn, Credit: Seth Shostak
If you’re itching to get away from it all, really get away from it all, have we got some exotic destinations for you. From Mars to Jupiter’s moon...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and KREV-LP


  • Added: Oct 15, 2012
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: [Rectangular Container] Thinking, Credit: Seth Shostak
Discover the original thinking that led to the discovery of dark matter and the invention of a.c. power grids, disinfectant, and the Greek “death r...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KREV-LP, and KVSC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2012
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Skeptic Check: Mysterious Illness, Credit: Seth Shostak
The strange case of stuttering in Le Roy, N.Y. and an update on the cellphone cancer debate.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and KREV-LP


  • Added: Oct 01, 2012
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Big Data, Credit: Seth Shostak
Big data is revolutionizing research. Learn how it might cure disease, or find ET. But is it a threat to our privacy?

Bought by WMUU-LP, WMUU-LP, KUNM, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Sep 24, 2012
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 5