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Science Stories
Surprising stories from the history of science told by Naomi Alderman and Philip Ball.
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3.9 stars from 32 ratings
Very interesting
The stories are very interesting and informative, some are quite an eye opener. Both presenters are very good.
Yuy43 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/14/20
Remember when science used to be part of the discovery of the world? It was keenly related to exactly what Everyone knee about real life, and the key experimenters were so obviously real people, pursuing questions that everyone had? Remember when science was engaging, and when it made us feel...Read full review »
Radical Linguist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/19
The episodes presented by Philip Ball are excellent. Easy to listen to, engaging and informative. The episodes present by Naomi Alderman are unbearable. They are presented in the style of a twee children’s bedtime story. After multiple attempts I have never got to the end of one of her episodes.
Annoyed99 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/30/19
Recent Episodes
Philip Ball tells the story of Alexis Carrel, the French surgeon who worked to preserve life outside the body and create an immortal chicken heart in a dish. His quest was to renew ageing flesh, repair and rebuild our bodies and keep them healthy far beyond the usual human lifespan. In the early...
Published 09/10/19
Published 09/10/19
Philip Ball tells the story of Ramon Llull, the medieval prophet of computer science. During the time of the Crusades Llull argued that truth could be automated and used logic over force to prove the existence of the Christian God. It was a dangerous idea that got him thrown into prison and...
Published 09/03/19
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