Reviews
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
Always a fascinating programme.
archimandrite via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/19/19
Excellent podcast, I just wish it were a little longer!
anotherproblem via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/06/19
I will never get sick of listening to this podcast. From scientists I’ve never heard of before to well known names, all are interesting and Jim is the perfect host. I started listening in 2017 so I keep the back catalogue of episodes I’ve not listened to for when this podcast is off air.
Visco210516 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/05/19
This podcast, specifically the interview with Dr. Andrea Sella, helped keep me motivated to finish graduate school. Thank you.
Lundgrenn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/19
A broadcast of unmatched quality with wide ranging content and subjects from all areas of science. Brilliant.
Christopher Hatfield via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/24/19
A broad range of scientists with a good balance of male and female. Jim is great at letting the subject speak and guiding the interview so you get to the heart of what makes these scientists tick.
zozimus via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/31/18
Great podcast but it’s ruined by the bbc adding long adverts to all the podcasts at the end! Hearing the same thing over and over across multiple podcasts is very annoying! If would be better to for people whom are using headphones to reduce the left right panning of the audio hearing half the...Read full review »
tbh_29 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/29/18
An excellent podcast, well done Jim.
rickbushnell via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/29/18
This is kind of a "What makes them tick" kind of conversational podcast. I think more people need to be more aware of the scientist who inform us in an almost invisible way because most people are not aware of the important work they do. Well, here is the place to find out who, how and...Read full review »
solong4now via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/18
Always enjoy listening to this programme. Good interviews with scientists from many different fields.
Caripen via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 06/24/18
I've enjoyed so many of these shows! After picking all the scientists I'd heard of, I've started listening to all of them and they're all great. The interviewer is genuinely interested and manages to draw out the real person behind the brilliant career. Please keep them coming!Read full review »
Australian farmer via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/01/18
Prof. Jim Al-Khalili delivers an outstanding show, he communicates the science of his guests very well with the audience and comes off as a natural conversation, making it easy to listen to, understand and enjoy.
JobenGrobes via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/27/18
I enjoy listening to this as it really digs into the life of scientists , I have not seen anything like this before😀
curio ems via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/06/18
The diversity of life stories in scientists is fascinating. As a PhD student I find this both encouraging and inspiring. Thank you Jim Al-khalili!
PhD-geek via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/23/18
Love this podcast; super inspiring and informative.
The Wuzzy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/02/18
Wish there were more. Please do another series!
Pinkat13 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/17/18
Interviews with People one does not often hear a lot about but who have a lot to say. Very good. Many interviews leave me wanting to hear more
SavageDE via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/10/18
Congratulations prof Al-khalili for the superb content of the podcasts. I know how much effort you put into it. Thank you from my family for enlightening us and taking us “beyond” our imagination.
Lovebone2001 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/30/17
Scientists may seem remote from our everyday lives, but listening to them speaking frankly about their lives and motivation brings them closer to the rest of us.
Troutinboots via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/29/17
The scientific stuff is fascinating but the programme is short enough as it is without wasting time talking about the guest's past.Read full review »
TheSter27 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/27/17
I’m so happy I have access into the minds of people who I admire.
Dennis_Home_Again via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/22/17
Science through personal narrative. Lovely.
Breadman'84 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/11/17
I used to eat very little sodium. The past year ive been eating a ketogenic diet and also fasting. My keto podcasts that i listen to i think all suggest increasing salt intake when eating keto. Do you have any thoughts about eating a ketogenic diet and salt recommendations? Ive only heard this...Read full review »
budsalinger via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/17
Not enough detail, but better than some other BBC Radio 4 shows.
Apple1234Pie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/17
I hope when I start as a science teacher in September 2017 I can be as interesting and articulate as Jim. Amazing podcast from an inspirational scientist.
Chevaro via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/12/17
It is always interesting to listen and enjoy. The questions asked and the research that goes into the preparation makes any topic so exciting and exceptional. Thank you Professor and team.
Om Adel via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/08/17
I truly love this podcast and it has opened my mind and given me great insights into science that I'd never have without it. I'm a landscaper and the scientific world is one that I don't have the privilege of encountering often. I really appreciate the work done here and the questions...Read full review »
Chrislore1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/16
I listen to this from time to time depending on the subject. But it is not that good.
MustafaHH via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/15
Interweaves scientists’ research/career highlights with their personal stories and motivations in a thoroughly satisfying way. The interviewer is brilliant and brings an understated enthusiasm and warmth to the interactions. This podcast is beloved by graduate students worldwide!
Qmutder via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/27/14
Wonderful. Shows what radio is capable of: intelligent, informative programme on the latest developments in science from the point of view of the scientists who made the breakthroughs. Lord Reith would be proud of it.
Ablyall via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/17/13
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