Conversations on Science

Series produced by After the Fact

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In a new season of Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast, we talk about science—what it is, how it’s conducted and explained to the public, and how it affects our lives.

During the pandemic, the world is living through a science experiment. We’ll examine that as well as how scientists build trust with nonscientists, how to increase diversity among researchers, and how science becomes public policy.

We speak with scientists and researchers—from Dr. Anthony Fauci and Pew Biomedical Scholar Pamela Bjorkman, who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, to “Science Friday” host Ira Flatow and physicist and bestselling author Carlo Rovelli, who speak about the scientific process and why it matters. Join us as we explore science and envision how what’s happening today may shape the future of our world.

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In the first episode of our new season “Conversations on Science,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious ...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2020
  • Length: 22:53
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we explore what science really is (and what it’s not) with Ira Flatow, host of the popular “Science Friday” radio program, and Car...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 13:49
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Public trust in science is front and center today as researchers seek to learn more about the coronavirus. In this episode, France Córdova, former ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 19:47
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Scientific discovery shapes the world—from our medical care to how we live, learn, and work. In this episode, we explore the process of discovery a...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 21:50
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As we continue our “Conversations on Science” season, we talk to Esther Krofah, executive director of FasterCures; Molly Irwin, vice president, res...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 13:43
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In the last episode of our science season, we explore how scientists communicate: What is the state of our national conversation on science, and wh...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2020
  • Length: 25:44
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In this bonus episode of our “Conversations on Science” season, we share an extended talk with Carlo Rovelli, a theoretical physicist and bestselli...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2020
  • Length: 43:22
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In this extended conversation with France Córdova, we hear how her passion for science and public policy took her on a quest for scientific truth i...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2020
  • Length: 24:30
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In this bonus episode of our “Conversations on Science” season, Sudip Parikh, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, discu...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2020
  • Length: 24:21