by Science Friday

A podcast about the left turns, missteps, and lucky breaks that make science happen.

  • Like Jerry Springer For Bluebirds

    Nov 20, 2019
    In the 1970s and 1980s, feminism and science are forced to contend with each other, and an evolutionary biologist finds her birds aren't playing by the sex rules.
  • Party Lines

    Oct 30, 2018
    A mathematician takes the stand in a court case that could decide the fate of gerrymandering in the U.S.
  • The Long Loneliness

    Oct 23, 2018
    Before we could save the whales, we had to learn to love them. It took two unconventional scientists to show us how.
  • Turtle v. Snake

    Oct 16, 2018
    A rookie scientist finds out he’s been scooped by a faraway stranger with a big reputation.
  • Guest Episode: The Infinite God

    Oct 9, 2018
    Sum of All Parts tells the story of a musician who gives up the rock ‘n' roll dream for number theory.
  • Plants And Prejudice

    Oct 2, 2018
    Are non-native species dangerous, or are we just prejudiced against them?