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Short Wave
New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join hosts Emily Kwong, Aaron Scott and Regina Barber for science on a different wavelength.If you're hooked, try Short Wave Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 6,036 ratings
Social Justice Warriors
You gotta admire one thing about NPR over any other news source. affirming today’s victims with Yesterdays history
soharaking via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/23
Great podcast
This is an awesome podcast! Recommend for all ages.
OGTKOR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/23
Very political
I used to love this podcast, but over the last few years I’ve noticed that they insert political views about race and gender in nearly every episode. These are certainly valid topics to talk about, but it feels very forced and detracts from the actual science. For example, in the latest episode...Read full review »
Ddocman123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/23
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