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Big Picture Science
The surprising connections in science and technology that give you the Big Picture. Astronomer Seth Shostak and science journalist Molly Bentley are joined each week by leading researchers, techies, and journalists to provide a smart and humorous take on science. Our regular "Skeptic Check" episodes cast a critical eye on pseudoscience.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 1,097 ratings
Granting immunity podcast
That was a great episode!
Peachy🍑Jess via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/16/21
Stick to science
Stick to science and stay out of politics. You are obviously biased. Jan 6 ,This was a protest to save or country from the communist left.
CT 2020 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/21
Needs a bigger picture
I give this a four out of five because it is too US focused. The topics and the shows’ take on the science are entertaining, informative, and enlightening. But as I’m part of the population of the world outside the US, I constantly need to think, can and does what they are saying relate to where...Read full review »
Reviewer of app via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/20/21
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