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Science for the People is a long-format interview podcast that explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves. Our hosts sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science might change our future.

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Very informative and very easy to digest. This podcast handles very complex issues with a good understanding of how people differentiate between culture, location, and etc.

— WhiteStarRanger

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Listen: we're in weird times right now, and science education really seems to be lacking real-world science application and science literacy. I'm not a particularly science-brained person, so I *need* this podcast to explain how things actually work, and why I should care a lot more than I already do. Please keep up the hard work!

— MsEmilyEdwards

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I listen to a lot of different podcasts, but because this one has become such a favorite recently I was stunned to see it only had 125 ratings in the Apple podcasts app.

Simply put, this is the best science related podcast there is. Look no further- there is no other podcast that has such detailed discussion of modern scientific research.

Sure, the long format can be a drag if the topic isn’t of interest for you- you can skip over them- but for those 80 or 90% of episodes that do touch on something you’re interested in or don’t know about- the conversational format and the host’s uncanny ability to ask fantastic, knowledgable questions make this the delight it is.

The host Desiree is a scientist as well and really knows how to get highly specialized researchers to relate their work to everyday people and issues, without dumbing down the discussion or becoming dogmatic, and there’s just no one else doing that.

Thanks for your show and please never go away!

— Jhub91

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