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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 314 ratings
Interesting content, but...
I’m enjoying the content— being a person who enjoys learning the origin of words. But the host’s voice sets me on edge. Her habit of croaking the last 1 or 2 words of every sentence is really annoying and reduces the authority her voice might otherwise have.
DindiSnap via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/20
Science Diction podcast
I’m glad the iPad app makes suggestions of other podcasts. My interest in history & science are covered by this podcast. I’ve been a fan of Science Friday for years. What a great addition to educating the public. Thank you!
Ohio Vick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/20
We need more :)
We need more! Lol
frustratedNdannoyed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/20
Recent Episodes
In the fall of 1918, Philadelphia newspapers announced that a new virus had arrived in the city, the so-called “Spanish flu.” But the facts and scope were muddy and uncertain, and the city decided to push forward with a highly-anticipated parade. About 200,000 people showed up, and packed onto...
Published 04/28/20
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Quarantine has been on many of our minds lately. The phrases “shelter in place” and “self-quarantine” have filled up our news, social media, and conversations since the first inklings of the coronavirus pandemic. But this is far from the first time cities and countries have used the practice of...
Published 04/07/20
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