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!

 

Series

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212 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: Seth's Tool Shed, Credit: Seth Shostak
A scheme for finding life on Mars, adopting to climate change, and a new moon of Pluto.

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Sep 05, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Into the Unknown, Credit: Seth Shostak
From voyages to the bottom of the sea, to the edges of space: join us on treks of modern exploration.

Bought by KSKQ and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 29, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Swarm in Here, Credit: Seth Shostak
Collective intelligence is what makes bees and ants so successful – find out how researchers are helping humans to get their collective act together.

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Aug 22, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Skeptic Check: Plotting Along, Credit: Seth Shostak
Why conspiracy theories persist – from 9-11 to UFOs to fluoride in our water.

Bought by WRIR and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Written in Code, Credit: Seth Shostak
Genes aren’t worth much unless they’re turned on – find out what factors influence gene expression and how to unleash your inner-Einstein

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Aug 08, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cell! Cell!, Credit: Seth Shostak
The story of Henrietta Lacks who unwittingly donated her tissue to science in 1951 and whose cells still grow in laboratories around the world today.

Bought by KSKQ, WRIR, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 01, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Water the Chances, Credit: Seth Shostak
Getting the salt out: the most promising technologies for desalination… how astronauts filter “water-closet water” to drink… and, turning salt pond...

Bought by WRIR, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 25, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Big Picture, Credit: Ly Ly
How did life begin, what makes up the universe and the true nature of consciousness are some of the biggest puzzlers in science, but answers are in...

Bought by Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WHCP-LP, WMUU-LP, KBBI, KCSB-FM and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 18