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: News Roundup, Self-Driving Cars, Beautiful Instruments

Imagine a future in which all cars can drive themselves. What might that do to our cities, towns, and society? Plus, the beauty of early scientific and medical instruments, and a roundup of the week in science.

Hr2: Future of Personal Computing Circa 1992, Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan

Tech industry observer Esther Dyson looks back at predictions she made about the future of personal computing, circa 1992. Then, in an archival interview from October 9, 1992, Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan talk about their book Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are.

Hr1: Superhero Quiz, Pondering Art and Science

Physicist James Kakalios tests contestants superhero science smarts. Then, a wide-ranging 2011 conversation with a novelist, a filmmaker, and a physicist about art, science, and the mysterious place where they intersect.

Hr1: Year in Review, 2015

A panel of science and technology journalists joins Ira Flatow to discuss the biggest news in these fields during the last year.