Science Friday is a weekly two-hour science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide. Each week, the show focuses on science topics that are in the news and tries to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join host Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.
Airs on KQED Public Radio on Fridays from 11am to 1pm. Note: Topics for Science Friday may not appear below until the day of the broadcast.
Recently on Science Friday:
A look at the science—and art—of preserving dead animals through taxidermy. Plus, tips on obtaining your personal medical records, and tracking the rhythms of the microbiome.
The best science books of 2016. Plus, updates on Cassini and Juno, and a cold, hard look at how winter boots fare in icy conditions.
An annual awards ceremony honors scientific research that first makes you laugh, but then makes you think.
Outside of Mr. McGregor's garden and in her own life, Beatrix Potter--author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit--had a curious eye for the nature world around her. Plus an alternate history of New York City architecture lives on in Never Built New York.
The science behind roasting a browner bird and sweetening sweet potatoes. Plus, how would real scientists achieve mutual understanding with an alien race?