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Short Wave

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New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Emily Kwong 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


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4.7 out of 5 stars from 5.8k ratings
  • Weird how people respond to different things

    All this concern about delta 8 and pot but everyone run out and get a vaxx that has hardly been tested. pot has been around forever I’ll tell you delta 8 is great for pain.. especially since the government makes it tougher to get pain meds, but we can give disadvantaged people free crack pipes and kits. The FDA is a joke

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Great podcast

    Love all the topics on here, especially about Covid. Thank you Short Wave and NPR.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Love it

    Love the intro with Emily Kwong the little tiny music soothes me and I actually look forward to it. Aaron Scott came in and removed the intro? Why oh why Aaron Scott. I'll listen to an old episode instead 😝

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Great science fact in a short amount of time

    Love I’ve the format of just giving a quick take and enough science fact to wet the appetite

    Apple Podcasts
    St venJ
    United States3 months ago
  • Very little science

    Very little science… like they we’re told to do a science podcast, but are not interested in science. So 60% or more of the episodes, or more, are only marginally related to science. Even the science episodes have only one or two science facts. Anything that cannot be explained in a single sentence is just avoided. Exception: they might use multiple sentences to explain something, if it was taught already in middle school.

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