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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279 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: Invisible Worlds, Credit: Seth Shostak
What you can’t see.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KSKQ, RadioFreePalmer, KRPS, WRIR and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Life in Space
Discovering bacteria on Mars would be big news, but a novel telescope might find intelligent life by detecting the heat of a large alien city. Plu...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 54:06
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Skeptic Check: Monster Mashup, Credit: Seth Shostak
Monsters don’t exist. Except when they do. And extinction is forever, except when it isn’t. From Bigfoot to the coelacanth to the wooly mammoth:...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Power to the People
Nikola Tesla gave energy to the masses, but the next generation might electrify their lives with hydrogen-powered cars, nuclear fusion, and orbitin...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Mars-Struck, Credit: Seth Shostak
The private company Mars One says it will land humans on Mars by 2026, but is offering passengers only one-way tickets. Meet a young woman who is r...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Sesquicentennial Science, Credit: Seth Shostak
We travel to the University of Notre Dame to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its College of Science, and learn how the modern hunt for planets a...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Digging Our Past
Digging Our Past. We hear about two projects that use the tools of modern chemistry and anthropology to deepen our understanding of a dark chapter...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Skeptic Check: Mummy Dearest, Credit: Seth Shostak
Shh …mummy’s the word! We don’t want to provoke the curse of King Tut. We’ll unravel secrets about the famous Egyptian pharaoh, dispel myths abou...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Big Questions Somewhat Answered, Credit: Seth Shostak
Why are we here? What happened after the Big Bang? What is dark matter? Will dark energy tear the universe apart? Each of these big puzzlers is...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Meet Your Replacements, Credit: Seth Shostak
There’s no one like you. At least, not yet. But will the future have androids able to do just about everything, computers hooked directly into yo...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11