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: Anthropocene and Heard, Credit: Seth Shostak
Why climate change and loss of biodiversity may mean goodbye to the "Holocene," and hello to a new geologic epoch, the "Age of Man."

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


  • Added: Apr 01, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Happy Daze, Credit: Seth Shostak
Calling all pessimists – discover why your brain is wired for optimism, the evolutionary advantage of thinking positive and other research into th...

Bought by KSKQ, KCMJ Community Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 04, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Whodunit, Who'll Do It?, Credit: Seth Shostak
The tools of forensics have moved way beyond fingerprint kits - discover why, these days, a prosecutor is as likely to wave a fMRI brain scan as a ...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 18, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Whither the Weather?, Credit: Seth Shostak
BiPiSci 110914 Whither the Weather? BiPiSci11-09-12 09/14/11 10/11/11 We all talk about the weather, and now scientists are doing something about i...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNJR, and KVSC


  • Added: Jan 14, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Skeptic Check: They're Baack!, Credit: Seth Shostak
When we return: the mythos and the science of reincarnation, hibernation, and suspended animation.

Bought by Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Dec 31, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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