Science Friday

Science Friday with host Ira Flatow discusses the latest in science, technology, health, and the environment. It's brain fun, for curious people.

Recent Episodes

Hr1: Indigenous Genes, Beatrix Potter, Never Built New York

Outside of Mr. McGregor's garden and in her own life, Beatrix Potter--author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit--had a curious eye for the nature world around her. Plus an alternate history of New York City architecture lives on in Never Built New York.

Hr2: IgNobel Awards 2016

An annual awards ceremony honors scientific research that first makes you laugh, but then makes you think.

Hr1: News Roundup, Political Hangovers, Werner Herzog

Filmmaker Werner Herzog talks about his new documentary "Into the Inferno," about the devastating power of volcanoes. Plus, how believing in the possibility of change can help you come to terms with this long and polarizing election season.