Scientific American’s flagship podcast, 60-Second Science, began publishing in 2006 as a weekly, short-form podcast focused on the most interesting developments from the world of science. Building on that tradition, Scientific American is re-launching the show with a new name—Science, Quickly—a new, diverse roster of guest hosts, and two or three new episodes per week.
Science, Quickly will feature a rotating set of hosts, including staff editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman, and will also showcase multi-episode “fascinations” with guest experts from across the fields of science and technology. These episodes — all under 10 minutes long — will cover topics such as archaeology, neuroscience, ecology, AI and the science of sex. Some guest host topics include:
- -Science of Psychedelics with chemist Hamilton Morris
- -Science of Gaming with gaming expert Shannon Liao
- -The Science of Pleasure with reporter Meghan McDonough
- -Queer Ecology with new Scientific American multimedia editor Kelso Harper
- -Sounds of Space with reporter Jason Drakeford
The first week of Science, Quickly will feature a 4-part series from neuroscience writer Shayla Love who will focus on love and the brain. Love will explore how people fall in love, what science says about partnerships and happiness, the real story behind attachment theories, and even how two star-crossed pandas found a way to be in love.
A trailer for the show and the first episode are out now. New episodes will run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Laura Helmuth, editor-in-chief of Scientific American says: “We are thrilled to share these fascinating, delightful, inspiring and timely new podcast episodes with our audience. The hosts for Science, Quickly are some of the most creative and charismatic science storytellers, and we think people are going to love what they hear.”
Follow the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. The first new episode launches Monday, February 13. Please reach out with any questions or requests.
About Scientific American
Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the oldest continuously published magazine in the US and the leading authoritative publication for science and technology in the general media. Together with scientificamerican.com and 14 local language editions around the world it reaches more than nine million readers. Other titles include Scientific American Mind and Spektrum der Wissenschaft in Germany. Scientific American is published by Springer Nature, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.
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