Big Picture Science

Reviews For Big Picture Science

This show presents fascinating scientific information with humor and very interesting guests. They tackle everything from UFOs to microbes. This is one of the best podcast discoveries I’ve ever made.
These hosts bring the latest in cutting edge science, combine it with the best in journalistic integrity, and deliver it with saucy fun. I love this show and you will too.
This human endeavor is Pleasant,
I listen to a lot of science podcasts and this may be the best! Each episode is broken down into several different segments on a subject which is easy to listen to. More than that though the topics get pretty good depth, historical context, but are approachable and easily understood. I don't know if the government actually funds this podcast but I hope it does.
I'm only three episodes in and already can't stop thinking and talking about this podcast. Looking forward to hours and hours and hours of more! BTW, if you're looking to fill a science void due to the decline of radiolab over the last year, this podcast is for you!
Best science podcast ever!
This has been a go to podcast over the past several months. I randomly stumbled upon it and it hasn't disappointed. Great production, an awesome archive of episodes, and you'll more than likely learn something interesting you didn't know. Also it finds the perfect middle ground with explaining complicated concepts. The episodes never talk down to you but you never feel lost with what's going on. Just awesome and finally SCIENCE!
I'm really happy to have found this podcast. It's an excellent review of what we know and how we know it. Events, both current and historical , are reviewed to determine what happened. One feature is a regular skeptical review of conspiracies, ambiguous claims, etc.
The most recent episode, Shell on Earth, had a very uninformed host. The two things that grated on me most were as follows: 1. Forgetting that humans lived in America, specifically around the Chesapeake Bay Area, before the colonists came. Human history on this continent didn't begin with the ships from Europe. 2. "The time of the dinosaurs." Ug. That covers SUCH a long time frame. Maybe be more specific by giving the years, or give an example of an ancient life form we would recognize.
I listen every week--amazing job distilling tough concepts into entertainment
My favorite podcast, period! Thanks Seth and Molly!
Interesting topics. Covered well. Informative and accessible and not just rehashing science that any science enthusiast has heard a million times. The hosts do a great job. It avoids the pitfalls that hurt a lot of podcasts. It's not excessively weighed down with irritating music and effects- though personally I think zero music is the right amount in any podcast unless it's a podcast about music. It's not over-edited. Just smart entertaining discussion
A great review of relevent science. Why are we on this particular planet? These are the un scene forces molding a place for life. Venus, our sister planet has no water and is hot enough to melt lead, but apparently started with water. What twisted the knobs on that planet?
Great clear show!!!! Awesome for a simple or advanced mind.
Seth and Molly have soothing radio voices and excellent production capabilities. The topics are always interesting. I appreciate how they're able to inject some humor into the mix. I eagerly look forward to episodes weekly. Love this podcast.
One of the best podcasts ‘out there’
Politically neutral topics are discussed at a high level. Anything with political overtones is viewed from a leftist perspective. Sad.
I have just receintly subscribed to the podcast, loved it. It has an NPR quality feel to it and very professionaly done. I learned of Big Pictue Science podcast via a blog post and didn't even know it was out there untill now, I look foward to listening to any new and upcoming podcast.
I like that each show has a really interesting theme, but the puns can be a little much. JK love you seth!
This was my very first podcast I ever listened to way back when podcasts first became a thing. Haven’t listened in a while but have rediscovered it and really loving it. Great to hear these folks are still at it.
BPS is my favorite science podcast. Excellent topics, informative interviews, fun mini-dramas, and interesting hosts. Highly recommended.
The monthly skeptic check is my favorite feature.
I love this podcast! The wit, the interviews, and interesting information... All combine to make a most awesome podcast! Please keep it up!
I can’t think of any team that does a better job of reporting on science, culture, and what makes us human. Every show leaves me with something interesting to think about.
I think this podcasts does two things great: 1. Appropriate depth of topic and 2. Good pacing of the acts and short skits. I still laugh when I think of "witch genes"
Big Picture Science always has interesting and relevant topics. They always seem to find the best experts in their respective fields.
such a great podcast. Such a wide varity of great topics
In a world of shallow, gotta have it yesterday, sensationalist media, BPS is a euphoric shot of fantastically produced critical thinking. For this fan, it was love at first listen.
There seem to be be plenty of higher rated podcasts on the subject of science, but I haven’t yet found another that is more informative and entertaining that Big Picture Science. The almost hour-long show provides plenty of time for in-depth interviews that are compelling while also bring a smile to my face. Even the guests themselves seem to enjoy the show. Many end their interviews with, “Thanks, it was my pleasure”, or “Thanks, I had a lot of fun.” And this sentiment comes across to me as sincere. Thank you for a great show.
ESSENTIAL! That is all.
I listen to a lot of Science Podcasts and this is one of the best. The show is informative and well thought out and executed. Above all, some of the little skits they put on are hilarious. One of the staff a male, typically plays the "Dolt" and this guy could be in standup commedy. He's that good. Listen, you won't be dissapointed.
I go to bed at 10pm and the next hour listen to their podcasts. Sometimes the same podcast 2 or 3 times. Fantastic sleep buddies. Knowledgable, warm and fuzzy.
Really a nice package; well produced, timely, funny. I love it for my commute.
Molly, Seth and collaborators put on the best all-around science Podcasts available on iTunes. I subscribe to many other science programs, but the format of "Big Picture Science" -- the sheer variety of guests, provocative themes, humor and energy-- always has me looking forward each week. Wonderful!
I love how they do the podcast in such a visual way for me. They narration is so good its like they are telling a story. I just get lost in my mind just kinda like seeing their story. I saw Seth in D.C in 12' at the Science and Engineering festival. Intelligent man.
Beautifully done, informative and engaging podcast never fails to entertain and educate with slick production values. The only blemish on this wonderful podcast is that its creators cannot help but infuse politics into most podcasts. According to this podcast, only right wingers are biased (and left-wingera are objective), conservatives and religious persons are anti-science and no one who disagrees with the show's ideology is credible. This limits the show's potential for objectivity, and diminishes the learning opportunities that could have been gained. IF the show can be cleansed of political leanings, it will become one of the finest podcasts made. Until then, it's merely slick propaganda. Sad. A wasted opportunity.
Compelling and unique, your podcast is. For over a year, Yoda has been listening in and cannot stop! Seth, strong within you, the force is. And you too, Molly! For earthlings, smart, you are! Are we alone? No, Yoda is here. Thank you. "Big Picture Science," Yoda do not like. "Are We Alone," Yoda loves! Sincerely, Yoda, a loyal subscriber since early 2009
Truly one of my favorite podcasts! Wonderful topics, insight, and education. I can't say enough good things about this program! Gets me through the treadmill every day :)

5/5

By SHS0609
Love all the people on the show! Brings science to the masses in fun, interesting ways. My Monday isn't complete without you! Best science podcast out there.
...I'd give it billions and billions of stars if I could! I've been listening to the program for a few years now and am only now getting around to writing a review. Sorry for the delay! Big Picture science is my pick for not only "best in show" in the oft overlooked category of science journalism, but it's earned its place in my mind as the very best piece of media produced by any organization in any category. The show is not afraid to explore timely topics in science and society with both high journalistic and scientific integrity: a rarity decidedly and worryingly scarce in the media environment today. Seth, Molly, and the rest of the gang cast the invaluable skeptical eye on dubious claims, pouring over the evidence before reaching conclusions. Yet, this is no cut-and-dry science program. They manage to preserve that sense of wonder that drew many scientists to their work in the first place, and pass that off to the listener, as well as administering a large dose of humor and healthy good nature. They give to the listener the most valuable of gifts: the gift of perspective. They ask the REALLY big questions; the important ones that inspire the imagination and leave our minds racing with possibilities, yet have until recently gone unvoiced by both laypeople and scientists alike for fear of being labelled starry-eyed dreamers or scientific heretics. If it were up to me, I would have every member of the populous listen to this program. I would have it assigned as "mandatory listening" for science students in public schools. But alas, it's not up to me and all I can do is encourage you to open up your mind and tune in. If only every media producer could embrace the big picture perspective in the way that Seth, Molly, and the gang do, we'd have a more science-literate, more intellectually invigorated public, which ultimately translates to a better future. I just wanted to say thanks to the SETI Institute and all the sponsors of this show, the donors, as well as the dedicated people that produce it. It's a source of continuous inspiration for me and I eagerly await each new episode. Keep up the great work! OK, enough of my babbling... Listen to the show already!

5/5

Listen to this! Do it! Do it now!
Love it!!! It is so entertaining and I learn a lot. I am a dedicated listener and got my 21 year old daughter hooked on it too. Thanks do much for this program.
I've been listening to this podcast for a long time now (obviously when it was still called Are We Alone?) and it just keeps getting better and better. Very creative production and great interviews with so many top notch people. And when approaching things to be skeptical about - they keep a nice tone about it instead of ridiculing people. Love this show!
This is the best science pod out there. This is how podcasts should be made.
This has quickly become one of my favorite podcast.
Love listening to Seth and Molly. Dr. Shostak is one of my science heros!
Makes science funny and interesting.
I really enjoy learning from you and all of your guests. America needs to invest more in science/math education. Europe and Asia are way ahead of us in that arena.
Best Podcast in the entire UNIVERSE! I wish I could give you all a billion more stars!
I love the show. Informative , interesting , edutainment at its best. Listen once and you'll be hooked .