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Short Wave
New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 5,295 ratings
I.Love.Shortwave!!😆
Shortwave is one of my favorite podcasts, I especially love the Why we see Rainbows 🏳️‍🌈 and the cooking with science episodes! Thank you so much for your hard work and great episodes everyday! We’ll miss you Maddie!
HBOT!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/17/21
Entertainig and informative
Entertainig and informative
fallpartykate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/16/21
We’ll miss you
We’re gonna miss you so much Maddie! My students love you.
cravendaddy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/21
Recent Episodes
Health Correspondent Allison Aubrey updates us on the Biden Administration's goal to have 70 percent of U.S. adults vaccinated by the July 4. Plus, as vaccine makers plan for the possibility that COVID-19 vaccine boosters will be needed, they're pushing ahead with research into new-generation flu...
Published 06/22/21
The anus is an evolutionary marvel. But how and when did this organ evolve into what it is today? Today on Short Wave, Maddie gets to the bottom of these questions with The Atlantic's science writer Katherine Wu. For more of Katherine's reporting, check out 'The Body's Most Embarrassing Organ...
Published 06/21/21
Nearly 1 billion people speak Mandarin Chinese. But Short Wave host Emily Kwong is not among them. As a third generation Chinese American, Emily's heritage language was lost through the years when her father, Christopher Kwong, stopped speaking the language at a young age in order to adjust to...
Published 06/18/21
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