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The Pulse

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Go on an adventure into unexpected corners of the health and science world each week with award-winning host Maiken Scott. The Pulse takes you behind the doors of operating rooms, into the lab with some of the world's foremost scientists, and back in time to explore life-changing innovations. The Pulse delivers stories in ways that matter to you, and answers questions you never knew you had.


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4.6 out of 5 stars from 275 ratings
  • Gem

    Of all the podcasts I subscribe to (mostly public radio shows, but not exclusively), “The Pulse” is the one I find consistently interesting and worth hearing to the episode’s end. The subject matter is fresh, even unexpected at times, and well produced. The host, Maiken Scott, is easy to listen to. Other podcast producers, who seem to think just throwing a couple talkers before a microphone to improvise, would do well to study this one to see how it’s done.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States6 months ago
  • Evolved in the wrong direction

    I started listening years ago, the topics are always interesting, showing things under various lights. It’s been almost a year that the quality has declined. Each story told to illustrate a topic drags on for 10-15 min before getting to the point, not bringing anything interesting to the table while doing so. Each episode has become a drag. Sad, as this show used to be so interesting.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States8 months ago
  • HSCT works for MS

    Thank you for sharing Jessie’s story. This could have been my story…except my husband has stayed by my side throughout my MS journey. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • why didn't someone check it out by examining those claiming EHS in a lab that could produce high MF Radiation as well as Zero MF and test whether claimants can tell the condition correctly or not. statistics of such research could have revealed the truth.

    Milad Aryanpoor
    2 years ago
  • Could Two Science Shows Be Tied?

    The Pulse is now my favorite science podcast. Radio Lab is next. Funny, I majored in English and taught it. However when it came time to declare majors, I chose between biology and English. So this podcast is helping fulfill my need tone up on science information. Finding the Pulse this year, I’ve listened to many of the shows in the archives. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago

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