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Science Friday and WNYC Studios
Science Diction
What does the word “meme” have to do with evolutionary biology? And why do we call it “Spanish flu” when it was never Spanish? Science Diction is a podcast about words—and the science stories within them. If you like your language with a side of science, Science Diction has you covered. Brought to you by Science Friday and WNYC Studios.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 603 ratings
Wonderful!
Just sorry I ran out of episodes today…
coldtakeout via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/21
More unbearable vocal fry
Absolutely unlistenable, whether it comes from a man or woman. Narcissism on full display.
ChavBoyExcellent via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/13/21
Fascinating and fun podcast!
I love this podcast! I have always been interested in etymology, so this podcast is perfect for me. It is well-researched, fun to listen to, and so interesting. And each episode is the right amount of time for you to learn something without losing interest. The host is great too. Definitely...Read full review »
stadoza via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/21
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