The Naked Scientists Podcast

Our flagship science show. Science news stories, scientific breakthroughs and interviews with leading scientists.  


17 October 2017

We ask the seven most significant questions in the run-up to AI.

10 October 2017

What can DNA tell us about our past and present?

03 October 2017

An expert panel assembles to take on your science questions, from why protein fills you up best to whether we're...

26 September 2017

From a replacement pancreas for diabetes and a retinal implant to restore sight for some forms of blindness, what...

19 September 2017

This week, we take a trip down memory lane. What are memories? And how scientists can implant false memories or wipe...

12 September 2017

We explore how drugs get from the bench to your bedside, and what the future holds for pharmaceuticals.

04 September 2017

We answer your questions with our expert panel - plant scientist Beverley Glover, mathematician James Grime, physicist...

24 August 2017

Is science set up to predict or prepare for world-ending events?

22 August 2017

Busting diet myths, the carbon footprint of our food, foraging for fungi and the future of steak - could it lie in a...

14 August 2017

This week, we explore the cosmos via your senses. From seeing a black hole for the first time to touching Mars and...

08 August 2017

The science questions that you've been sending in get scrutinised and analysed by biologist Sarah Harrison,...

01 August 2017

Is there a way to keep nuclear power safe?

25 July 2017

The last show of Marine Month takes us down to the bottom of the ocean: what treasures will we find there?

18 July 2017

Our marine month continues as we swim out from the reef into the open ocean, where we'll be meeting one of the...

10 July 2017

Marine month continues with the Naked Scientists as we move out from the beach to the coastal waters in search of the...

04 July 2017

Dive into our marine month with a trip to the beach; from building supreme sandcastles to the sponge that's saving...

27 June 2017

Would you trust a robot to grow your food, to operate on you, to fight a war on your behalf, or to save your life in an...

20 June 2017

From deep underwater into outer space, how does our heart cope with the extremes?

13 June 2017

A panel of experts tackle your sci-curious questions: Do we only use 10% of our brain? Can technology create...

06 June 2017

Cyber crime is going up: are we taking enough precautions?

30 May 2017

This week we examine the ultimate question: how did life originate?

23 May 2017

What happens to muscles in space? Can any animals become invisible? What actually makes a waterproof coat waterproof?

15 May 2017

Love it or loathe it maths is everywhere... From bees that can count to interstellar trade with aliens, we explore how...

09 May 2017

The Naked Scientists go global as we explore language - can speaking more than one exercise our brain?; and is our...