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Instant Genius

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Whether you’re curious about getting healthy, the Big Bang or the science of cooking, find out everything you need to know in under 30 minutes with Instant Genius. The team behind BBC Science Focus Magazine talk to world-leading experts to bring you a bite-sized masterclass on a new subject each week.Then when you’ve mastered the basics with Instant Genius. Dive deeper with Instant Genius Extra, where you’ll find longer, richer discussions about the most exciting ideas in the world of science and technology. Only available on Apple Podcasts. See for privacy and opt-out information.


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Latest Episodes

We are now giving you double Instant Genius each week! From Monday 8th August 2022 you'll get a new episode from us every Monday and Friday. For those subscribed via Apple Podcasts Subscription service you will now receive all new Instant Genius epis... more

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Marine biologist, broadcaster and author Dr Helen Scales tells us all about seashells, where to find them, and what they can reveal about their inhabitants. more

3 days ago

How smart can an insect be? Lars Chittka, a professor of sensory and behavioural ecology and Queen Mary, University of London unpacks the incredible depth of intelligence exquisitely packed into the mind of a bee. more

10 days ago


4.2 out of 5 stars from 203 ratings
  • Topics are always relevant and interesting

    I always find the topics very interesting and the interviews are great. It never disappoints!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • The Best Podcast I’ve Listened To

    I can’t say enough good things about this podcasts, there’s always something new and interesting you guys dive into and you somehow do it without going into the “boring” nitty gritty stuff. I have learned so much and I feel like I’ve become well knowledgable on such a wide array of topics. Keep up the good work guys!

    Apple Podcasts
    Nur Not Noor
    Canada6 months ago
  • lol when i heard the chime in this podcast i thought i got an email through the outlook app

    Steve Middleton
    7 months ago
  • The speaker on this episode talks way too fast. Couldn't concentrate on what he was saying.

    Podcast Addict
    Captain Maybe
    7 months ago
  • .

    I really like this podcast and the content however I’m not untested in the deeper dive, I wish you could take a leaf out of the BBC history and split the deeper dive episodes and the main episodes up so you are not inundated with the extra subscription episodes.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States9 months ago

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#163 Canada/Science
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#222 Australia/Science
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How many episodes of Instant Genius are there?

Instant Genius launched 5 years ago and published 318 episodes to date. You can find more information about this podcast including rankings, audience demographics and engagement in our podcast database.

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