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Science Friday

Fridays 11am - 1pm
  • Hosted by Ira Flatow

For hundreds of thousands of national listeners, Science Friday is the weekly source  for news and entertaining stories about science. It started as a radio show, created in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, it's grown into much more, including award-winning digital videos and original web content covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars. SciFri is brain fun, for curious people.

Panels of expert guests join Science Friday's host Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science -- and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.

The radio show is broadcast on KUNR Fridays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. You can join the conversation by calling 1-844-724-8255 or tweeting your questions @scifri.
 KUNR Local Host: Duncan Stewart, Tom Strekal

Ways to Connect

Batman Pt. 2

Jan 22, 2015

LULU MILLER, HOST:

From NPR News, this is INVISIBILIA. I'm Lulu Miller.

ALIX SPIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Alix Spiegel. What we do on our show is we try to look at human behavior, particularly how invisible stuff like emotions and beliefs and ideas shape our lives. And today, we are using the story of a blind man named Daniel Kish to look at how profoundly expectations can affect us. And when last we met Daniel, he had decided that he was going to become kind of a real-life Batman who saved people who were blind from the low expectations of their culture.

Batman Pt. 1

Jan 22, 2015

ALIX SPIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is Invisibilia. I'm Alix Spiegel.

LULU MILLER, HOST:

And I'm Lulu Miller.

SPIEGEL: And today we're going to tell you a story that we think is going to make you believe something that you do not currently believe.

MILLER: Right.

SPIEGEL: And to begin to explain this story, we want to introduce you to something - a rat.

MILLER: (Laughter) Hi, buddy.

SPIEGEL: Recently, Lulu and I got a rat, and we brought it to NPR.

MILLER: So can you just describe what we got here?

Disappearing Fear

Jan 15, 2015

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This is INVISIBILIA. I'm Alix Spiegel. Today, we are looking at fear, asking, can we disappear fear? And we have two experiments coming up with people who have tried to get rid of their fear. So let me introduce you to our first test subject.

OK, so can you please say your whole name?

World With No Fear

Jan 15, 2015

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ALIX SPIEGEL, HOST:

This is INVISIBILIA, stories about the invisible forces that shape human behavior.

LULU MILLER, HOST:

I'm Lulu Miller.

SPIEGEL: And I'm Alix Spiegel. And today we are talking about fear, and like many stories that involve fear, this one begins in the woods.

Locked-In Man

Jan 8, 2015

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LULU MILLER, HOST:

So from NPR News, this is INVISIBILIA. I am Lulu Miller.

ALIX SPIEGEL, HOST:

And I am Alix Spiegel.

MILLER: And today, we are discussing thoughts.

SPIEGEL: How to think about your thoughts. What we should think about our thoughts that we think.

Dark Thoughts

Jan 8, 2015

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So we're going to start with a very simple question - what were you just thinking?

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Who the hell are you? (Laughter) I mean, that's what I was just thinking.

UNIDENTIFIED GIRL #1: A cheeseburger (laughter). I wanted a cheeseburger.

Invisibilia Preview

Dec 19, 2014

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