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Science Podcasts from PRX

PRX has three science podcasts. Transistor is a mix of science stories from guest hosts and producers. Orbital Path is all about space with astrophysicist host Michelle Thaller. And our collaboration with Outside Magazine takes you on harrowing journeys of the science of survival. Here's a sampling … read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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Must Be Aliens

April 14th, 2017


Aliens get credit for everything that happens in space that's unexplained. Why is that?

The Poison Squad: A Chemist’s Quest for Pure Food

April 14th, 2017


A piece of gross and fun history! Winner of an award for Best Radio & Podcast Media at Jackson Hole Science Media Awards in 2014.

Science of Survival: The Everest Effect

April 3rd, 2017


The latest in our Science of Survival series.

Mini-sode 1: NASA’s NICER Mission

April 3rd, 2017


Host Michelle Thaller explains the latest space news in her own unique way in our mini episodes.

This is Crohn’s Disease

March 16th, 2017


A couple gives us a look at life with Crohn's and the science behind treatment.

Totally Cerebral: Untangling the Mystery of Memory

March 16th, 2017


Patient HM was "the man without a memory". Hosted by neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki.

The Straight Poop

March 16th, 2017


Poop to the rescue. Hosted by microbiologist Christina Agapakis.

Trace Elements: Mystery at the Lake

March 16th, 2017


A mystery only science and our guest hosts Cristina Quinn and Alison Bruzek can solve!

Science of Survival: Struck by Lightning

March 16th, 2017


Lighting sometimes strikes twice. One man shares his amazing story.

Chasing An Eclipse

March 16th, 2017


Yes, you can actually convince a commercial flight to fly a bit out of its way for better eclipse viewing. Meet the folks who did it.

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