The Naked Scientists Podcast

The Naked Scientists flagship weekly science show. Science news stories, scientific breakthroughs and interviews with leading scientists...

09 February 2021

What happens when the scientist...becomes the subject? Meet the medical mavericks who test their own bodies...

02 February 2021

Is nuclear power a necessity, or something we could go without?

26 January 2021

How do medical imaging technologies actually work?

18 January 2021

From 27000-year-old thread to weaving with human cells, we're unpicking the science of textiles

12 January 2021

A look ahead to the fabulous science coming in 2021. Space telescopes, storms... and an end to the pandemic?

05 January 2021

Our favourite stories from our other science podcasts in 2020

04 January 2021

Alan Duffy talks about the invisible stuff that makes up over 20% of the mass of the Universe...

29 December 2020

We look back on a year of Naked Science...

22 December 2020

From the music to the visuals, how can video games change how you think...

21 December 2020

Reflect on the issues of conflict in this episode...

15 December 2020

It’s Beethoven’s 250th birthday! He was up on the tech of his time; but does today's AI outpace him?

08 December 2020

We take a close look at the pandemic pathogen

07 December 2020

A taste of our Naked Gaming podcast for you to try...

01 December 2020

How did our early ancestors move across the world? How is Covid-19 impacting athletes?

23 November 2020

Exploring the tiny journeys of great importance

17 November 2020

From the ancient past to the changing climate of the future, us humans are a migratory bunch...

10 November 2020

The world around us is in motion, from the air we breathe to the water in the oceans...

03 November 2020

What's an ecological corridor? And what can be done about invasive species?

27 October 2020

Do we allow the Covid-19 virus to spread, or try to suppress it with more interventions...

20 October 2020

We take a walk in the woods, to understand the science of trees

13 October 2020

Chris is joined by palaeoanthropologist Lee Berger and BMJ editor Theo Bloom to dissect the latest science...

06 October 2020

What exactly is a period? And why, in 2020, is period poverty such a problem?

29 September 2020

What would a more plant based diet mean for us, and the planet?

22 September 2020

Do algorithms run the world? We explore the limits of automation, and whether we're losing our free will...