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The Life Scientific
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future.
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4.6 stars from 1,047 ratings
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Beautifully done. Jim the physicist does an amazing job of making a wide range of science areas seem totally accessible, understandable and within reach of ordinary mortals! Love the mix of men, women and topics. Thanks BBC!
Brit by the Bay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/20
Unbelievable an Oxford professor interviewing top class professionals I listen to podcasts 95%of my time and this one is really up there keep it up guy well done. And all for free we are truly blessed in England it really drives me scatty when people say we are not well informed in this country...Read full review »
buggatti royal via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/24/20
Enlightening and inspiring.
Bromptonero via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/05/20
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