The Life Scientific

The Life Scientific

Published by: BBC Radio 4
201 Episodes | First Released: Oct 11 '11 | 🇬🇧
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future.
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archimandrite
Mar 19
Rating:   8
Everyday science

Always a fascinating programme.

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archimandrite
Mar 19
Rating:   8
Everyday science

Always a fascinating programme.

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anotherproblem
Feb 6
Rating:   10
Brilliant

Excellent podcast, I just wish it were a little longer!

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Visco210516
Feb 5
Rating:   10
Simply brilliant

I will never get sick of listening to this podcast. From scientists I’ve never heard of before to well known names, all are interesting and Jim is the perfect host. I started listening in 2017 so I keep the back catalogue of episodes I’ve not listened to for when this podcast is off air.

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Lundgrenn
Feb 5
Rating:   10
Helped me carry on

This podcast, specifically the interview with Dr. Andrea Sella, helped keep me motivated to finish graduate school. Thank you.

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Christopher Hatfield
Jan 24
Rating:   10
A rich seam.

A broadcast of unmatched quality with wide ranging content and subjects from all areas of science. Brilliant.

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zozimus
Oct 31 '18
Rating:   10
Great range

A broad range of scientists with a good balance of male and female. Jim is great at letting the subject speak and guiding the interview so you get to the heart of what makes these scientists tick.

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tbh_29
Oct 29 '18
Rating:   6
Good podcast ruined by the Ads

Great podcast but it’s ruined by the bbc adding long adverts to all the podcasts at the end! Hearing the same thing over and over across multiple podcasts is very annoying! If would be better to for people whom are using headphones to reduce the left right panning of the audio hearing half the podcast in one ear is annoying

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rickbushnell
Sep 29 '18
Rating:   10
Rick

An excellent podcast, well done Jim.

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solong4now
Aug 20 '18
Rating:   10
Candid conversations with scientists

This is kind of a "What makes them tick" kind of conversational podcast. I think more people need to be more aware of the scientist who inform us in an almost invisible way because most people are not aware of the important work they do. Well, here is the place to find out who, how and why these people work to make the world a better places.

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JobenGrobes
May 27 '18
Rating:   10
Best Science Podcast Ever!

Prof. Jim Al-Khalili delivers an outstanding show, he communicates the science of his guests very well with the audience and comes off as a natural conversation, making it easy to listen to, understand and enjoy.

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curio ems
May 6 '18
Rating:   10
Amazing

I enjoy listening to this as it really digs into the life of scientists , I have not seen anything like this before😀

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PhD-geek
Feb 23 '18
Rating:   10
Superb

The diversity of life stories in scientists is fascinating. As a PhD student I find this both encouraging and inspiring. Thank you Jim Al-khalili!

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The Wuzzy
Feb 2 '18
Rating:   10
Brilliant!

Love this podcast; super inspiring and informative.

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Pinkat13
Jan 17 '18
Rating:   10
Fascinating chats. Wish there were more

Wish there were more. Please do another series!

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Lovebone2001
Dec 30 '17
Rating:   10
The best podcast

Congratulations prof Al-khalili for the superb content of the podcasts. I know how much effort you put into it. Thank you from my family for enlightening us and taking us “beyond” our imagination.

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Troutinboots
Oct 29 '17
Rating:   10
Fascinating

Scientists may seem remote from our everyday lives, but listening to them speaking frankly about their lives and motivation brings them closer to the rest of us.

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TheSter27
Oct 27 '17
Rating:   6
Not bad

The scientific stuff is fascinating but the programme is short enough as it is without wasting time talking about the guest's past.

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Dennis_Home_Again
Oct 22 '17
Rating:   10
All the interesting people are here.

I’m so happy I have access into the minds of people who I admire.

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Breadman'84
Jun 11 '17
Rating:   8
Interesting

Science through personal narrative. Lovely.

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