Pregnancy: Stories about the science of having a baby
November 9th, 2018
In this week’s episode, we’re presenting two stories about the science of pregnancy.
Part 1: An expert in oxytocin, the hormone released during birth, Bianca Jones Marlin is determined to have a natural birth — even as …
Bodies: Stories About the Skin We're In
November 2nd, 2018
This week, we’re presenting stories about our relationships with our bodies, in all their shapes and sizes.
Part 1: Born without a right pectoral …
Fear: Stories of daring adventures in science
October 26th, 2018
This week, in honor of Halloween, we're presenting two stories about facing fears for science.
Part 1: As a newly minted PhD student in geology, Erik …
Rescue: Stories about taking care of others
October 19th, 2018
This week, we're presenting stories about times when science comes to the rescue — or not, as the case may be.
Part 1: When science writer Kate Sheridan falls in love with a man who suffers from paralyzing headaches, …
Cancer Sucks: Stories from cancer survivors
October 12th, 2018
This week, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're presenting two stories from cancer survivors.
Part 1: Gail Thomas clashes with her …
Sense of Touch: Stories about the power of contact
October 6th, 2018
This week, we're presenting two stories about the power of touch.
Part 1: While working on a book about the sense of touch, science journalist Sushma …
Overwhelmed: Stories about being in over our heads
September 28th, 2018
This week, we're presenting stories about times when science is just too much.
Part 1: Fiona Calvert is a crier — but when she starts her PhD, she …
Science Saved My Life: Stories about life-saving passion
September 21st, 2018
This week, we're presenting stories about passion for science that keeps us going, even in the face of overwhelming struggle.
Part 1: When Cailin …
Following Directions: Stories about improvising
September 14th, 2018
This week, we're presenting stories about the difficulties of following instructions -- whether it's medical advice or a recipe.
Part 1: Science …
Expectations: Stories about surprising discoveries
September 7th, 2018
This week, we're presenting stories about what happens when our expectations don't match up with reality.
Part 1: Married neuroscientists Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik are surprised by what they learn when …