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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274 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: Rife With Life, Credit: Seth Shostak
Follow the water is the astrobiology mantra. Where there’s water, there may be life. Join us for a tour of watery solar system bodies.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WRGY, KBGA 89.9 FM, KSKQ, WNJR and more


  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Getting a Spacelift, Credit: Seth Shostak
The future of spaceflight, why humans should go to Mars, the techno-wizardry needed to get there, working on an asteroid, and a space tourist’s pri...

Bought by WRGY, KBGA 89.9 FM, WNJR, KSKQ, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Material Whirl, Credit: Seth Shostak
The future of man-made materials from 3D printers to artificial skin. Also, why ancient Roman concrete was better than ours.

Bought by WRGY, KBGA 89.9 FM, WNJR, KSKQ, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jul 08, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Exoplanets, Credit: Seth Shostak
You may be unique, but is your home planet? Why the astronomer who’s discovered hundreds of exoplanets is hopeful about the hunt for alien life. ...

Bought by WRGY, KBGA 89.9 FM, KREV-LP, and KVSC


  • Added: Jun 17, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Cosmos: It's Big, It's Weird, Credit: Seth Shostak
It’s all about you. And you, and you, and you and you … that is, if we live in parallel universes. Physicist Brian Greene’s case for multiverses.

Bought by KSKQ, WRGY, KBGA 89.9 FM, WRIR, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Jun 03, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Skeptic Check: Hostile Climate, Credit: Seth Shostak
It’s a record we didn’t want to break. Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere is at an all-time high. Meanwhile an op-ed in a leading new...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WRGY, WRIR, KREV-LP, KVSC and more


  • Added: May 20, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Going Viral, Credit: Seth Shostak
Discover how viruses go from birds to pigs to you, how fossil viruses got into your genome, whether E.T. might be a virus, and what it takes for id...

Bought by WUFT, KKWE Niijii Radio, WRGY, WRIR, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: May 13, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Stomach This, Credit: Seth Shostak
Not all conversation is appropriate for the dinner table – and that includes, strangely enough, the subject of eating. Yet, what happens during th...

Bought by WRGY, KREV-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and WNJR


  • Added: May 06, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Skeptic Check: Forget with the Program, Credit: Seth Shostak
Just remember this: Even our memories of dramatic events that seem to burn themselves directly into our brain are riddled with errors.

Bought by WRGY, WRIR, WRST-FM Oshkosh, Royalton Community Radio, WNJR and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Seth's Wine Cellar, Credit: Seth Shostak
In this potpourri show: from atomic clocks … to solar storms … to gold particles that might make gasoline obsolete … there are lots of science surp...

Bought by KSKQ, WRIR, KREV-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 08, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7