60-Second Science

Reviews For 60-Second Science

Really like this format, bringing new information about a diverse range of topics.
Love this podcast. Quick hits on quirky science. Good topics, pitched at a good level, well-written (and read).
I listen to this podcast for quick science hits to stay up to date with what’s happening in the science world.....not political opinions. If the political hits keep coming I’ll unsubscribe and find another podcast for my science needs!
Stick to the objectiveness that is inherent to science. No one listens to this podcast to hear about your political opinions. The “We’re Being Tested” episode was not science. It was political satire and not even very clever satire at that.
Please don’t speak about politics.
No politics!
I totally agree with the other reviews I saw related to the We’re Being Tested episode. I listen to this podcast purely for science and will not keep listening if it becomes a political podcast.
Whatever your political affiliation is, I would like to think this is a science based broadcast. I felt this recent episode crossed the political line. Instead of bashing the president for the things he says, explain what he meant scientifically. What is the difference between knowing something exists because we can test for it and not being able to quantify it because we did not test for it? What is the difference in our known positive case levels versus unknown positive cases which weren’t tested? Or another country’s falsely lower levels because they are not testing. Are our levels “higher” because we test? Did we really think the president believes that SARS-CoV-2 only exists because we test for it? Or do we suspect he was trying to insinuate we have more known cases because of more testing versus places who simply don’t know and are not acknowledging their true levels because they are not testing? Use this as an opportunity to discuss statistics and what the testing means and how knowledge and testing affect things. Discuss science. Don’t perpetuate ignorance.
Many different science topics Easy to understand a joy to listen. Short length makes it great for my commute. I never am bored.
I’ve loved the science over the years, but have grown weary of the political anti-Trump sentiment frequently sprinkled in. I’m done, unsubscribed.
I’ve listen to this podcast for years, put me right to sleep. Now it makes my blood boil..!
What is with them writing a silly political ad? Trump said that testing results in higher case count. They act, on a science podcast, as if he said the cases were caused by the test. If you are that dense I cannot trust the science. Is there no escape from politics?
Obsessed with bugs and laced with typical political snark.
These episodes were great for teaching my advanced adult English students. I could start and stop and rewind and go over great new vocabulary— great subject matter and a fun way to teach an hour-long class!
You are becoming a political podcast. It used to be nice reprieve from the daily wave of BS, but you just couldn’t stay out of the mud. Today’s podcast about Barack Obama endorsing Joe Biden is enough, I’m out. Politics has no place in science, not even when the self proclaimed scientists do it.
Interesting facts, but it’s gotten too political.
I love this podcast but for reasons unknown new shows have not been dropping. It’s my hope that this is temporary because this in an interesting knowledgeable show that has fact based science found using the scientific method not a bit of the sudo science that is found invading the airwaves. That’s why I give it the max 5 stars 🌟 Thanks for the download. But when downloaded automatically or manually on my apple podcast app I could not get the program to play. 😢
Scientific American has a stellar reputation so I expected this podcast would be amazing. I love the variety of topics and the way the information is delivered with a touch of humor.
Besides providing interesting information in short segments that can easily be a part of a daily routine they always seem to wrap it up in a laudable pun. Well done
quality has been going down the last decade, adding the ads into 69-sec video is a slap in the face. good-bye
i hear it everyday and it give me many information about the science
That’s the funny thing about science, it’s real whether you believe it or not. Great podcast on ALL things science. And who doesn’t love a good (bad) pun once in a while. Keep it up!
The topics lately are not really science based any longer. It sounds like your PhD student cousin telling you about something.
I live for facts that are current in today’s world and this podcast are quick snippets of information that I sprinkle in conversations
Either you guys or Apple just dumped 394 previous episodes in my feed. First, please undo it. Second, don’t do this again to listeners and subscribers.
It’s fun to listen to each episode. I’m learning new things.
I love the condensed versions of scientific findings and have enjoyed sharing these with my wife, kids, and friends. They have led me to subscribe to the weekly podcast so I could get a bit more detailed background. Keep up the great work!
I formally loved this podcast, but now there is more non 60 second posts. The info is good, but not doing what the title of the podcasts says.
Great bits of interesting stories in easy to digest format. These episodes have led me to research a variety of topics I may not have considered on my own. On my Must-Listen-List.
Great mix of various sciences. Tid bits but not just a bit of quick science trivia. The stories are timely and entertaining while being educational.
Don’t let the name fool you, the podcast lasts about two to three minutes but always packs an interesting punch. There are plenty of longer science podcasts out there, but they have commercials.


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I love the terse coverage of topics. I listen to a lot of science podcasts, and this one is always worth the time and attention. Your range of topics is always interesting and so is your delivery. Thanks
Love these short episodes, a nice quick summary of a cool science story, always described in a simple manner, wish all science stories could get covered like this.
Oof - this podcast needs a new name as it's experimenting with putting 30 seconds of ads at the start of each summary. This on top of the fact that everything by Steve Mirsky is basically flogging a summary of a prior SciAm publication or meeting.
In the episode about plants detecting an attack from a distance. Is it possible they get signals from the mycelium they share the soil with?
At least put several of the same subjects together
Came here to change my 5 star rating to 1 and unsubscribe. Ripping Bill Nye was childish and partisan and now anything you say is suspect in my mind. This is not because of love for Nye (although I do think he’s an ok guy). Science is supposed to be above politics and now your comparable to a religious institution preaching partisan politics. Bye.
A huge range of fascinating subjects !!
I cherry pick episodes and use them three times per week for warm-ups in class. I teach in a very low income area. After a few false starts (and after they were convinced I was really grading their work), they are doing a much better job. I love the podcast so much because it gives students (and me) a window onto how science gets started, how it moves forward, and how conclusions are reached. All done with occasional tongue-in-cheek humor and good fun. I like it! Thanks SA!
What's going on? Shows recent episodes in the store, but not in the feed, and the few it does show never actually download (arrow goes gray but nothing ever happens). Anyone else having this problem?
The show seems to struggle trying to decide if it’s going to “be journalism & activism” and appeal to everyone’s emotions in order to change the world (as 20-somethings & 30-somethings have been trying for 60 years), or if it’s going to be a science podcast & present the facts without editorial.
Fun way to keep up with scientific news
Love hearing about all the different studies and all the bad puns
Quick snippets of info I wouldn't otherwise hear about. I love it. And I love their sporadic cheesy jokes.
My family and myself need more! Thank you this is a really amazing podcast!
In my opinion, everyone competent should spend a few minutes learning about the academic and scholarly researches about the world around us.
60 seconds awesome
Want to know what’s going on in science? Listen to this. Quick hits bring you up to speed, and they’re clever. Great podcast.