Scientific American Podcast: Science Talk

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Join host Steve Mirsky each week as he explores the latest developments in science and technology through interviews with leading scientists and journalists

Dan Falk discusses his latest book, The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright's Universe \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=VMVBXTnpZ2k:WMLd9Ikd6F0:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/VMVBXTnpZ2k)
Dan Falk discusses his latest book, The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright's Universe \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=OZOpAz6rCk4:5YgVKY86v4M:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/OZOpAz6rCk4)
Scientific American editor-turned-sci-fi-writer Mark Alpert, author of Final Theory and Extinction, talks about his latest book, The Furies \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=UIh06H7BIAs:PoFMWeemPpY:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/UIh06H7BIAs)
Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina testifies before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation about the value of scientific research and development. Also... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=ROrdgCho1fs:MWtmYdPnTr4:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/ROrdgCho1fs)
Joy Reidenberg, comparative anatomist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, talks about her new PBS series Sex in the Wild, about the sex lives of elephants, orangutans, kangaroos and... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=0xVLVJyiVNc:WIudPIa5npM:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/0xVLVJyiVNc)
Cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems talks about his book HA!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=wvVoeGhXRvE:H1V2mbmQ0U4:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/wvVoeGhXRvE)
Astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana, of the University of Toronto, talks about his new book Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=Cp0hOs3NEVw:LjBM_bGvU-I:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/Cp0hOs3NEVw)
David J. Hand, emeritus professor of mathematics at Imperial College London, talks about his new book The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles and Rare Events Happen Every Day \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=RUrrmRAc3co:hMdRfCCY0hc:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/RUrrmRAc3co)
Graham Farmelo is the award-winning author of the Dirac biography The Strangest Man. His latest book is Churchill's Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?i=Q9K- XXWYMt0:b_3XgH3lClc:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam /science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam /science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam /science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/Q9K-XXWYMt0)
Graham Farmelo is the award-winning author of the Dirac biography The Strangest Man. His latest book is Churchill's Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=AqxLbcP9bgk:KpS1-JtQNj8:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/AqxLbcP9bgk)
Smith College economics professor Andrew Zimbalist talks about his latest book, The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball (co-authored with Benjamin Baumer), at the... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=LgQQkLP2ieE:11DtcYhvIi0:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/LgQQkLP2ieE)
Found in Space, Part 2 Feb. 27, 2014
Journalist Lee Billings Talks about his book Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search For Life Among the Stars, Part 2 of 2 \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=VpWauVDiMGs:hdMMd0yybyM:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/VpWauVDiMGs)
Found in Space, Part 1 Feb. 27, 2014
Journalist Lee Billings Talks about his book Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search For Life Among the Stars, Part 1 of 2 \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=LE6YwSjBHJ0:3xRasNwaTZc:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/LE6YwSjBHJ0)
Scientific American technology editor Seth Fletcher talks about the recent Consumer Electronics Show and astronomy editor Clara Moskowitz discusses last month's American Astronomical Society... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=z_QN6bvfA34:Td9FwnzHZiw:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/z_QN6bvfA34)
Rakesh K. Jain, director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology in the radiation oncology department of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, talks about his article... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=MD9B2o9L_tE:FLJNeVhGWVE:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/MD9B2o9L_tE)
Podcast Transcription [More] -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qv6OGLrN8ao:oHmVp506KGk:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qv6OGLrN8ao:oHmVp506KGk:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qv6OGLrN8ao:oHmVp506KGk:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=Qv6OGLrN8ao:oHmVp506KGk:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam /science-talk?a=Qv6OGLrN8ao:oHmVp506KGk:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qv6OGLrN8ao:oHmVp506KGk:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qv6OGLrN8ao:oHmVp506KGk:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=Qv6OGLrN8ao:oHmVp506KGk:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/Qv6OGLrN8ao)
Alfred Russel Wallace biographer Peter Raby of the University of Cambridge talks about the great naturalist and co-creator of the theory of evolution by natural selection on the 100th anniversary of... \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=Lh3boDyPoXM:013D5L8RA4A:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/Lh3boDyPoXM)
Podcast Transcription [More] -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=A4971BOUEIE:G0YomIgNoLI:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=A4971BOUEIE:G0YomIgNoLI:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=A4971BOUEIE:G0YomIgNoLI:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=A4971BOUEIE:G0YomIgNoLI:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam /science-talk?a=A4971BOUEIE:G0YomIgNoLI:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=A4971BOUEIE:G0YomIgNoLI:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=A4971BOUEIE:G0YomIgNoLI:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=A4971BOUEIE:G0YomIgNoLI:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/A4971BOUEIE)
Psychologist Jesse Bering talks about his latest book PERV: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us. \-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=rwBit8k6XQA:7Hq4yDVkKD0:gIN9vFwOqvQ) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science-talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/rwBit8k6XQA)
Podcast Transcription [More] -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=yIl2AUoC8zA)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=7EaEV0dLzdI:idaeyFXY1D0:yIl2AUoC8zA) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=qj6IDK7rITs)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=7EaEV0dLzdI:idaeyFXY1D0:qj6IDK7rITs) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=l6gmwiTKsz0)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=7EaEV0dLzdI:idaeyFXY1D0:l6gmwiTKsz0) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?i=7EaEV0dLzdI:idaeyFXY1D0:gIN9vFwOqvQ)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam /science-talk?a=7EaEV0dLzdI:idaeyFXY1D0:gIN9vFwOqvQ) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=ZC7T4KBF6Nw)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=7EaEV0dLzdI:idaeyFXY1D0:ZC7T4KBF6Nw) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=I9og5sOYxJI)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=7EaEV0dLzdI:idaeyFXY1D0:I9og5sOYxJI) [![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?d=QXVau8BzmBE)](http://rss.sciam.com/~ff/sciam/science- talk?a=7EaEV0dLzdI:idaeyFXY1D0:QXVau8BzmBE) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciam/science-talk/~4/7EaEV0dLzdI)