The Naked Scientists Podcast

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

26 February 2019

What does running do for you, and why do we do it at all? This week, the science of sprinting.

19 February 2019

We're celebrating the 150th birthday of the chemist's best friend...

12 February 2019

It’s Q&A time… We're taking on your pet ponderings and animal-inspired questions.

05 February 2019

Hypnosis, parasites and optogenetics: how minds can be manipulated...

29 January 2019

How will we need to adapt for cars of the future?

22 January 2019

From finding forgeries to creating colours, we explore the science of art.

15 January 2019

We’re making a meal out of microbes, let's meet the little helpers that get food onto the table.

08 January 2019

We pick apart the questions you wanted to ask, about space, food and mental health.

03 January 2019

We delve into circadian biology, predatory bacteria, the microbiome and deep space...

31 December 2018

From talking whales to training astronauts, we re-visit our favourite science celebrations of 2018.

23 December 2018

What do turkeys get up to, before they end up on your plate? How do Christmas trees survive the cold?

18 December 2018

How do our bodies heal themselves, and can science help?

11 December 2018

Two musicians, a journalist and an Astronaut take us through the history of space exploration.

04 December 2018

How do earthworms move through the soil, and could a black hole be a worm hole?

27 November 2018

This week, The Naked Scientists chomp down the science of teeth.

20 November 2018

Can genetics, technology or drugs engineer a generation of superhumans?

13 November 2018

How do the objects we see around us every day actually get made?

06 November 2018

Will AI be taking our jobs? Can tech help with infertility problems?

29 October 2018

This week we look at the science of samba and the chemistry of cha-cha-cha

23 October 2018

This week, the molecular chemists that make the world go round: catalysts.

16 October 2018

We uncover the history of the greatest inventors who ever lived.

09 October 2018

The Naked Scientists tackle the questions you've been sending in!

02 October 2018

What's in the products so many of us put on our skin, and why do we care about our appearance?

25 September 2018

Recognising the Centenary of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, we put influenza under the microscope...