Science and technology are both subjects with a high intimidation factor, and a reputation for being dry, obscure and best left to Ph.Ds. The average person may well feel they lack both the expertise and the attention span necessary to keep up with latest in science. Meanwhile, technology has so rapidly transformed every aspect of daily life, from dating to shopping to the job market, that it’s easy to lose track of the changes as they come, and to miss their larger implications.
But at a time when science has become politicized, the anti-vaccination movement has fueled a resurgence in diseases that once seemed close to elimination and cyberwarfare threatens both individual privacy and global democracy, being a scientifically literate citizen has never mattered more.
Here are eight podcasts about science and technology that are worth your time, whether you’re a novice or an expert.Read Complete Article