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  • To make informed decisions about our health, we have to break taboos against publicly discussing our basic bodily functions - and most perplexing symptoms. Ladyparts takes a wide view, attempting to bridge the divide between mainstream medicine and holistic healthcare, and consider all of our options.
  • An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them. Dr. Michael Wilkes is a Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Medical Education at UC Davis. He takes on the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries and raises the issues that people face head-on when making medical decisions.
  • Programme serving everyone living in the countryside and tackling the issues affecting them. With rural, farming and environmental news
  • ABC Podcasts
    Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
  • Radio Health Journal
    The latest in health, science and technology
  • 5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
  • ABC Podcasts
    All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
  • Sometimes the only difference between us and them... is who gets a key. Are you sure you really want to know?
  • Vermont Public Radio
    The Eye On The Sky is Vermont's weather service. It is a production of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium and Vermont Public Radio.
  • Scientific American
    Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican...
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  • Publication Date | Feb 17, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:50:27
    Guest Ariel Vegosen is a gender inclusivity trainer and sex educator who is proud to be kinky, queer, and genderblended. No matter your gender identity, Ariel says expanding your understanding of gender benefits everyone. Andrea and Ariel discuss life beyond the gender binary, femininity, polyamory, self-love...
  • Publication Date | Feb 17, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:03:31
    Re-admission rates not only lower quality of life but they are expensive.
  • Publication Date | Feb 17, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:28:02
    We look at the heritage apples, pears and fruit trees of Wales and forget the dog, we're taking Alpaca for a walk!
  • Publication Date | Feb 17, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:28:49
    Who protects the human guinea pigs? (Repeat)
  • Publication Date | Feb 17, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:17:28
    Many patients arrive in the emergency room as a result of violence or car crashes—events in which police have an investigative interest. Sometimes, police needs clash with trauma care, and priorities are hashed out case by case. Experts discuss which priorities come first and when, and the procedures needed t...
  • Publication Date | Feb 17, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:48:46
    It's Valentine's week and love is in the air. So what else could the Naked Scientists be exploring but pain, dating and mind control?
  • Publication Date | Feb 17, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:29:06
    Socially awkward Professor Don Tillman was the protagonist in the best-selling novel The Rosie Project, a book which built awareness of and helped to reduce the stigma around autism. The final book in author Graeme Simsion's Rosie trilogy has Don and his wife Rosie raising their 11-year-old son, who may have ...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 01:24:35
    Unless you die young -- thereby creating extra grief for your loved ones -- you will experience grief. We all do. It's awful.I'm joined by my friend Amy to talk about the experience of grief, the emotions and the process and the lack thereof.Disclaimer: Warbaby, from Murderous MinorsPromos: Oh No Lit Class an...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:00:58
    Evening Forecast by VPR
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:02:30
    When researchers fed mosquitoes a drug used to treat people for obesity, the insects were less interested in hunting for their next human meal ticket. Karen Hopkin reports.
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:42:36
    Topics: The fantastic biodiversity of southern Ohio Wildlands Philanthropy: protecting key areas by buying them Black bears and high population and industrial centers Bugs, fireflies, and miracles Native American heritage sites: earth works Nancy Stranahan serves as the Director of the Arc of Appalachia Prese...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:00:58
    Morning Forecast by VPR
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:02:30
    Recreational Forecast by VPR
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:01:26
    Weather Journal by VPR
  • A Scottish rainforest, a brand new fish market and a rejuvenated country estate
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:48:27
    Do you feel like a different person during the winter? In this two-part Stuff to Blow Your Mind exploration, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick examine the extent to which winter affects human health and culture. From the winter transformations of the Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw people to the latest studies on seasonal geneti...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:28:17
    Karen visits with Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Alexandra Perrignon, about symptoms and treatment.
  • Let’s start with a very old poem : On the bank of Caishi River is Li Bai’s grave Surrounded by wild grass that stretches to clouds. How sad that the bones buried deep in hereUsed to have writings that startled heaven and moved earth. Of course poets are born unlucky soulsBut no one has been as desolate as you...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:14:21
    Anne Marie meets Peadar Montague, author of a book about his home place, the townland of Cregnadovesky in County Tyrone.
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:57:04
    Gerallt Penannt a'i westeion yn cymharu'r defnydd o ynni yn Norwy a Chymru, a sut y daeth Ocar Bethesda'n ddefnyddiol yn ystod rhyfeloedd Napoleon.
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:24:48
    Sybil Ruscoe visits Windmill Hill City Farm in Bristol to find out how they make ends meet after years of public funding cuts. She meets adults who volunteer on the farm to improve their mental health and hears how a day nursery helps fund the rest of the farm. We also have reports from city farms across the...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:18:33
    A recent report shows that, despite a lot of ads about "green" energy, U.S. oil companies have been expanding oil production at a time when scientists have warned that we need dramatic reductions in emissions and fossil fuel use to avoid catastrophe. We explore how that happened, and how it's fed into the dra...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:29:31
    Mike and Peggy talk seed starting and swapping with Lisa Hilgenberg from the Chicago Botanic Garden. In her role as horticulturist for the Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden, she is responsible for growing 50,000 plants and keeping them healthy for the more than one million people who visit CBG each year. ...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:20:10
    In 1833, a small organization formed with the purpose to fund and build a monument "unparalleled in the world," in honor of once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States. Its completion, and its history, not unlike the Statue of Liberty, was fraught with funding ...
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:33:30
    Doctoral candidate Sarah Pickman talks about studying exploration for her Ph.D exams: specifically what it's like to read three hundred books and articles and then discuss them in front of a committee of professors.
  • Publication Date | Feb 16, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:22:50
    Sarah Pickman talks about the literature of exploration. She offers some picks for categories of exploration books not commonly seen in indexes and bibliographies.
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:47:06
     That once vibrant forest has gotten quieter and emptier, as many of the insects— and the animals that depend on them—have disappeared. In a worldwide report card on the state of insects in the journal Biological Conservation, the conclusion is dire: “This review highlights the dreadful state of insect biodiv...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:02:17
    Deer populations have exploded in North American woodlands, changing forest ecology—and how sounds, like birdsong, travel through the trees. Christopher Intagliata reports.
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:47:12
    In this final installment of the winter Book Club, we wrap up a winter of exploring The Stillness, learning how volcanologists research lava flows and crater tremors, and even diving into the center of the earth. Ira joins Science Friday SciArts producer Christie Taylor, Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones, and U...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:38:59
    Fried potatoes in their many forms are one of the world’s most popular side dishes. (Or main dishes, we’re not judging.) Anney and Lauren explore the uncertain history and intense science of French fries.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to ...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:43:14
    This week on Sawbones we return to the MMR vaccine, specifically the "mumps" part. We'll also meet the brilliant mind behind the vaccine and the tragic reason he never gets the credit he's due. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:29:47
    Our species started in Africa, but what was the last habitable landmass we reached? CrowdScience presenters Marnie Chesterton and Geoff Marsh team up to investigate how and when our species journeyed around the world and settled its most far flung landmasses. Geoff heads to some ancient caves in Israel to inv...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:50:00
    Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Harrison Greenbaum, and astrophysicist Janna Levin answer questions on the far away and the far out, including Andromeda's impending collision with the Milky Way, white holes, a holographic universe, and more. Prepare to get trippy!NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers ca...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:01:38
    Night Sky For February 15, 2019 by VPR
  • Flavour chemicals in e-cigarettes could damage lung tissue; Canadian researcher proves Darwin right by jailing mice in Nebraska; Breast milk is best, but is there a problem with pumping?; Swallowing needles packed in a turtle shell to treat diabetes; 'Earth Shattering' - all the ways the universe is trying to...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:03:58
    Midday Forecast by VPR
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:48:04
    This city invented (or, at least, popularized) a legion of cocktails. Anney and Lauren dip into the history that made New Orleans’ drinking culture possible, and explore the Sazerac, the Ramos gin fizz, and the French 75 in particular.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffw...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:19:13
    One of the most challenging NLP tasks is natural language understanding and reasoning. How can we construct algorithms that are able to achieve human level understanding of text and be able to answer general questions about it? This is truly an open problem, and one with the bAbI dataset has been constructed ...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:18:05
    Gene-editing tools like CRISPR enable us to program life at its most fundamental level. But this raises some pressing questions: If we can generate new species from scratch, what should we build? Should we redesign humanity as we know it? Juan Enriquez forecasts the possible futures of genetic editin...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:24:05
    Why is there a big patch of garbage in the Pacific Ocean? Four-year-old Leon has heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and he wants to know what the deal is. So we speak with someone who's actually been there! Teen Vogue News and Politics Editor Alli Maloney visited the garbage patch last year for a series...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:26:40
    [Reupload with the actual, correct file this time - sorry!  Thomas]    When Teller's dream of a hydrogen, fusion bomb was eventually realised, it was another physicist, Ulam, who really came up with the winning design... and the first steps along the road to nuclear fusion on Earth. Physical Attraction is th...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:00:58
    Weather Journal by VPR
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:01:31
    Morning Forecast by VPR
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:54:11
    Elizabeth and Roger talk about different styles of managing a project as a deadline is looming. Also, what to do about being the second pick. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethmatsui Effort Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeffo...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:25:33
    This week, we present two stories about people understanding their links to their past.Part 1: A question that Laura Spink asked her parents as a kid comes up again when her own child begins to ask similar questions.Part 2: After Denise Coberley brings up her doubt in the Bible to her adoptive religious paren...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:01:23
    Recreational Forecast by VPR
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:49:14
    Math is a discipline of logic, but for lots of us, it may as well be magic: a force as powerful as it is unattainable. The “math anxious” among us get tripped up by simple calculations — lost in equations and fractions, until math becomes a barrier. But math competence is an everyday essential, from figuring ...
  • Publication Date | Feb 15, 2019
    Episode Duration | 00:06:38
    The oldest known intact Earth rock was collected on the moon in the 1970s. Learn how researchers think it got there it in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts,...
  • Learn about a breakthrough technology that can translate thought into speech; a Navy SEAL’s method for mental toughness; and why airplane seatbelts are the way that they are. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn somethi...
  • Stephanie Quick joins me to discuss just the tip of the iceberg of her fascinating journey into the world of synchronicity, her near death experience, and rites of passage. What affect do these things have on experiencing the paranormal or high strangeness? We discuss. www.ryansingercomedy.com www.patreon.co...