New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join hosts Emily Kwong, Aaron Scott and Regina Barber for science on a different wavelength.If you're hooked, try Short Wave Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/shortwave
Alice Florence Orr • PodcastReview.org • May 31, 2023
"...diverse production style..easy to consume in succession... beyond being a social good, Short Wave makes for great listening, especially for the time poor."
Rachel Aroesti • The Guardian • Mar 24, 2022
"...manages to find an intriguing, accessible and, frequently, rather amusing hook for its highly intellectual subject matter: brain food that’s both enticing and satisfying."
Fiona Sturges • Financial Times • Nov 2, 2019
"Accessibility is the key here: Sofia, a scientist herself, builds a good rapport with her guests and instinctively asks the questions the listener is thinking. Despite the limited time available, each show is well paced, manages to dig deep and strikes a smart balance of common sense and geekery."