Love the vibe JAK creates here on The Life Scientific and what a treat to get such a consistency of awe inspiring and inspirational guests. Wish they were twice as long.
Joff England via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/24/23
Unlike a lot of science podcasts where it’s specialists trying to be general, this is like having an expert at the dinner table with a gentle host that prompts them but mostly just lets them talk about what they’re passionate about. The result is very enjoyable to listen to, the enthusiasm of the...Read full review »
dp-astro via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/07/23
Been listening for a long time and always find it a highlight of my day!
Meeker-853 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/23/23
This podcast is the best ever, it is so fascinating and is shown in an understandable way. Deserves to be given a 5 star rating by every one.
Science lover MEEOO! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/29/22
Great episodes, great format, great host, great guests, but…….. Why are the episodes reposted so often, and tagged with a fresh date so I kept getting tricked into adding it to my playlist. I know it’s a me problem, but I have now learned treat any new offering with suspicion, and won’t play it...Read full review »
Bigted. via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/20/22
This podcast is inspirational, absorbing and fascinating keep up the good work. These people are hero’s.
Susie on Natalieb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/20/22
Jim is a fantastic interviewer! He paraphrases in a way that is both succinct and respectful of the intelligence of the audience. Please keep the psychology and medical episodes coming, they are excellent.
megsrmegs via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/11/22
Amazing podcast I love it so much pleasssssssse create more I neeeed them thanks for the amazing info and broadening my view of careers thank you so much Please make more All the best me
podcast. lover via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/04/22
Loving this podcast. Have been listening to it since 2015. Brilliant host Jim Al Kalili, very interesting guests and discussions! Science is so interesting!
costachubb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/18/22
Great programme! Let’s hope Boris doesn’t notice it.
Cerroma via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 06/08/22
I listen to many science podcasts and this is my favorite. Jim is an excellent interviewer and the format works well
Bf72 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/03/22
Please come back soon with more interviews of the inspiring and inspired scientists who have broadened my world and encouraged me to learn so much more of their fascinating lives and achievements. In hopes -I am sitting on the edge of my imagination - All the best .
macann7 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/12/22
One of my favourites. Always engaging and interesting.
Artheart71 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/12/21
Spotlights the fascinations and stories behind the discoverers of the discoveries you did know you didn’t know .
dogged dater via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/06/21
Wish I could ask questions as nicely and well put as Jim does. Gets the very best out of his interviewees. Thank you.
Lexie 77 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/27/21
This podcast is packed full of interesting information about both the life of the scientist and they work they have achieved. Frustrated at people’s reviews on here saying they discuss the scientists life too much -it’s called life scientific for a reason and Jim clearly states at the beginning...Read full review »
misslindley via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/08/21
Every episode brings something new and interesting, and hearing insights and the joy from scientists about their own field is amazing.
lucaslennon11 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/10/21
Just listened to what was supposed to be about carbon footprint of food but over half the podcast was about the interviewee’s career and dark matter. What a waste of time.
-/:;()£&"" via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/09/21
I’ve listened to the interview with Peter G about his migraine research and development of Gpants. I will be dragging my son off to the gp to see if we can finally get some effective treatment for him. Massive doses of serotoninblockers haven’t worked.
aged80 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/07/21
Thank you Jim for this series, and for giving women scientists equal parity and airtime. You are an inspiration. Vicky
old feminist via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/08/21
My favourite podcast! I love all of Jim’s work, and he makes this podcast engaging and it’s a pleasure to listen. He’s really helped me to learn more about other fields of science (I’m a theoretical physicist like him). I’ve listened to every episode and highly recommend this podcast to anyone...Read full review »
Autumn.Cloud via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/25/21
Highly recommend for those interested in learning about science and scientists! The host, Professor Jim Al-Khalili, draws out from his guests--who are leading scientists from a wide range of fields--clear explanations of their research and why it is important. In addition, he also elicits stories...Read full review »
Anon32589 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/21
Jim is a brilliant engaging scientist and this is the best podcast I’ve listened to until now. Favourite with my friends and families, and mine. Recommend to me by my son, it was eye opening for me. Even though I was in my mid forties, working as a key worker, I was reminded just how much I used...Read full review »
Besa K via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/03/21
Brilliant programme. Jim is a fantastic interviewer, with such an interest in the whole life of the scientist.
CablesJo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/25/21
Really enjoy the episode on genetics and body weight.
Efarefa via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/24/21
Great podcast but dislike the canned laughter, would be far better without!
Dougal Berrick via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/27/21
Best thing in the radio. Period.
The Noodle has landed! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/03/20
A series of interviews which, to use Jim’s own words, explores everything from ‘bumble bees to black holes’...and he does so in such a relaxed style that it makes the listener feel part of the conversation. An excellent dip into subject matters which, osmosis like, inform and broaden our...Read full review »
'not of an age' via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/26/20
Great listening, common sense and easy to follow explanations from ground breaking and dedicated science. Thankyou to Sarah Gilbert and your Team 🙂
Scbubaby via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/20/20
A world-class physicist interviewing professionals from all areas of science and technology about their lives and work -fascinating stuff.
archimandrite via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/23/20
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
This program has been fascinating over such a long period of time. But now - bizarrely- frequently ruined by poor sound quality and extreme stereo separation between guest and interviewer. Unlistenable. Come on people, you’re the BBC and you can do this stuff.
Breathconnects via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/01/20
Terrible stereo production.
Moccamaster246 via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 02/27/20
Stereo separation is too much, can’t listen on headphones
Jacko00 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/24/20
Gonna keep Listening!
llamaneck via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/20
Terrible split audio with differing sounds levels and noise. The interview is interesting and I really love this program but this one recording is hard going.
New Mr Gum via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/20/20
Why would one want to listen to something mixed like this? I’m listening in headphones and it sounds like people are talking behind me and in one ear at a time. Terrible. Wow.
Mixbehaving via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/20
Brilliant podcast ruined by the sound engineer. The split stereo just makes no sense, it’s uncomfortable to listen to with headphones, and feels so unnatural.
ashleyford via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/18/20
I really enjoyed this episode The idea that fossil fuel industry has to take responsibility for its waste is great Getting politicians to enforce this would be a game changer Let’s get it on the political and media agendas Thanks for a great episode
richard holbrook via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 02/18/20
Jim, thank you so much for interviewing Polina Batvel. An unsung hero of communications, I think her contributions will be eventually remembered in the same way as Alan Turing’s contributions to comms. Your show is fantastic, I love the way you can communicate on the same level as the guest at...Read full review »
MattyHopkins via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/15/20
I was very much interested to hear your interview with Professor Harris.
fedupwithsugar via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/08/20
Can you please stop recorded the Jim and the guest on separate channels. It makes listening really difficult! Otherwise, great work and carry on.
pmurray15 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/27/19
I love this podcast, it made ,it made me in love with physics and now most of my conversations start with ‘ on the life scientific...’. Could be longer
brains9889 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/18/19
This podcast is great, informative and well hosted. However it could be 15 minutes longer.
Neximus1961 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/16/19
Recently discovered this and am absolutely hooked. Now slowly working my way through the previously episodes and really enjoying it. Love the simple and refreshing format. Genuinely excellent.
adlees via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/09/19
Excellent, informative and interesting! Love this podcast!
Axolotyl67 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/27/19
brilliant and fascinating. Luv it! Thankyou!
⭐️😊⭐️😊 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/29/19
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