5 Live Science Podcast

5 Live Science Podcast

BBC Radio 5 Live

5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.

Categories: Science & Medicine

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.

This week we discover what the Covid app has told us about how diseases spread across the UK We look at what the appointment of Sir Patrick Vallance as Minister for Science means for the scientific community. And whilst generative AI can boost productivity for writers, it can also produce very similar stories. So are we willing to trade boring for productive?

Plus in our Titans of Science series we continue with Cambridge University psychologist and bird fanatic Nicky Clayton, as we discuss the cognitive behaviour of birds.

Previous episodes

  • 1985 - Covid app findings, AI writing, and brainy birds 
    Sun, 14 Jul 2024
  • 1984 - Long Covid, Mosquitos and Formula 1 
    Sun, 07 Jul 2024
  • 1983 - Titans of Science: Geoffrey Hinton 
    Sun, 30 Jun 2024
  • 1982 - E. coli, DNA sniffing, and tracking trees 
    Sun, 23 Jun 2024
  • 1981 - Mini-guts, the universe as a bagel, gambling addiction 
    Sun, 16 Jun 2024
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