The Guardian's Science Weekly

Podcast Overview

The award winning Science Weekly is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even maths. From the Guardian science desk  Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin &  Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology. Science has never sounded so good! We'd love to hear what you think, so get in touch via @guardianaudio or

Podcast Episodes

Big data: what can the internet tell us about who we really are? – Science Weekly podcast

In an age where Google sees trillions of searches a year, what can our usage of it reveal? How accurate are these ‘big data’ representations? And how might this all be used for the greater good?

A history of human creativity: the good, the bad, and the ugly – Science Weekly podcast

Ian Sample delves into our evolutionary past to explore the role creativity and collaboration may have played in early human societies

Cross section: Athene Donald – Science Weekly podcast

Hannah Devlin sits down with experimental physicist Athene Donald to explore her work in polymers and role as an advocate for gender equality in science

Out with the old: new treatment on cell ageing process – Science Weekly podcast

Ian Sample explores research on cellular senescence and the role this therapeutic approach can play in age-related diseases and health issues

Face value: the science of first impressions – Science Weekly podcast

Hannah Devlin delves into the world of human faces and asks: how does the brain process them? And how do faces affect our ideas about people?

Solar spacecraft: two missions to the sun - Science Weekly podcast

Nicola Davis speaks with two scientists about their respective missions to the sun - what burning questions do they hope to answer? And what are some of the obstacles?

Cross Section: Robbert Dijkgraaf – Science Weekly podcast

This week, Nicola Davis sits down with mathematical physicist Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf to discuss The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

The Bell-Beaker folk - Science Weekly podcast

Hannah Devlin looks at a genome study that may explain the spread of bell-shaped pottery beakers across Europe 4,500 years ago

Is graphene really worth the hype – science weekly

Nicola Davis investigates what makes graphene the ‘wonder material’ and whether it can bring commercial success to the UK

Science weekly: can we cure Alzheimer's? – podcast

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people worldwide. But despite decades of research costing hundreds of millions of dollars, we have no cure. Why?

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