Science Friday

Fridays 11am - 1pm
  • Hosted by Ira Flatow

For hundreds of thousands of national listeners, Science Friday is the weekly source  for news and entertaining stories about science. It started as a radio show, created in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, it's grown into much more, including award-winning digital videos and original web content covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars. SciFri is brain fun, for curious people.

Panels of expert guests join Science Friday's host Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science -- and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.

The radio show is broadcast on KUNR Fridays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. You can join the conversation by calling 1-844-724-8255 or tweeting your questions @scifri.
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Ways to Connect

Listen to the episode

Jun 17, 2016

You probably don't even notice them, but social norms determine so much of your behavior - how you dress, talk, eat and even what you allow yourself to feel. These norms are so entrenched we never imagine they can shift. But Alix Spiegel and new co-host, Hanna Rosin, examine two grand social experiments that attempt to do just that: teach McDonald's employees in Russia to smile, and workers on an oil rig how to cry.

Featured Music

Jun 17, 2016

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Explore the Episode

Jun 17, 2016

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Invisibilia Season Two Party: Live!

Jun 8, 2016

Invisibilia explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior: thoughts, emotions, assumptions, expectations. On June 17, Invisibilia is back for season two. To celebrate, we're having a party — a variety show! Live! With you!

Season 2 Trailer

May 20, 2016

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How To Grow A Bully + Lullaby

Feb 12, 2015

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Computer Or Human? + Thad

Feb 12, 2015

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Iggy + Children Of The Dirt

Feb 5, 2015

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Paige's Story

Feb 5, 2015

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Transcript

ALIX SPIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is INVISIBILIA. And today, we're going to start with a question that was recently asked of the customers of the Rize coffee shop in Midtown Manhattan. Lulu, what's the question?

LULU MILLER, HOST:

It's a very hard-hitting question.

SPIEGEL: It is.

Contagion + Maria Bamford

Jan 29, 2015

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Transcript

ALIX SPIEGEL, HOST:

This is INVISIBILIA. I'm Alix Spiegel.

LULU MILLER, HOST:

And I'm Lulu Miller.

SPIEGEL: And today we are looking at entanglement - the ways which we are all invisibly connected with one another.

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