Studio: Scientific American
Category: Social Sciences
What It Is
A one-minute podcast from Scientific American, giving a thumbnail sketch of some new theory or study in the area of behavioral science.
Well, from 60 minutes to 60 seconds, right? Throw in a short theme song/introduction and the show can stretch a few seconds past the stated running time. Never more than a minute and a half, though. Episodes drop approximately every week, when the show is actually active. They took a break from August of 2013 to December of 2014, so there are moments like that, you know. iTunes has the most recent fifteen. Hit up the website if you want more than that.
What About It
Well, you don’t get depth of course, but the subjects are interesting. Sometimes they go right along with common sense; sometimes they fly right in the face of it. It’s hard to begrudge sixty seconds or so in a playlist. They’re kind of perfect for building up like twenty episodes and then just going in and queuing them all up and listening through them in one go.
You’ve got a minute.
Avoid Like the Plague If
Your only problem with 4Player Podcast was that it was just too darn short.
Best Entry Point
Some of them are more interesting than others, I suppose, but the episodes are so short, it almost doesn’t make sense to go for a specific one. Just subscribe to get the newest one and then let the playlist build up.
2 ½ stars.
Next time, it’s a show about designing. Designing what? Every-frigging-thing.