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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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4.8 stars from 4,188 ratings
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Love the length- while I’m interested in the subject almost every episode, I would never have the time to listen to 30-60 mins on all of these topics. Idk if y’all are intentionally seeking interviews with female scientists, but I love how many are featured on the show!! Thank you!
Seaweed salad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/20
I love the show
Mornings without Emily and Maddie is a day lost! Thank god for your archives!! Susan South bend, Indiana
Littlesister116 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/20
Great Podcast!
I listened today for the first time and so far I love it. Good information. Podcasters have voices that are pleasant to listen to. Perfect length. Love it.
cosmo12345 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/20
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