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Podcast Profile: Unsung Science

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47 episodes
2021 to 2023
Median: 36 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

Hear the untold stories of mind-blowing achievements in science and tech. “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent and six-time Emmy winner David Pogue takes you behind the scenes into the creation stories of the world’s greatest advances and the people behind them. From transportation, food, space, internet, and health, creators reveal their inspirations and roadblocks they encountered in bringing their breakthroughs to the public. Hear all-new episodes of the award-winning Unsung Science podcast every other Friday.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Breakthroughs in science and technology • Innovations in space exploration • Advances in health and genetics • Environmental sustainability • Technological impacts on daily life • Cutting-edge ideas and experiments

"Unsung Science" is a podcast hosted by CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and six-time Emmy winner David Pogue, focusing on untold stories of remarkable scientific and technological achievements. This podcast delves into a diverse array of topics that showcase how science and technology intersect to create groundbreaking advancements and address complex issues.

The content ranges from the unexpected collaboration between genetics and political views to the innovative developments in fields like navigation, climate change, and environmental protection. Episodes often explore technological advancements such as the electrification of planes, the development of noise-canceling headphones, breakthroughs in genetic genealogy for solving cold cases, and the emergence of USB-C as a universal connector. The podcast pays particular attention to the processes and inspirations behind these innovations, highlighting the trials and triumphs of their creators.

Space exploration features prominently, with discussions about NASA’s initiatives like the James Webb Space Telescope and the Mars Helicopter Ingenuity. The podcast also covers environmentally focused innovations, including sustainable farming practices and efforts to save endangered whale species through technological means.

Themes of problem-solving and persistence are common, with episodes shedding light on the challenges faced and overcome by innovators, such as the creation of new medical procedures, computer science achievements like the CAPTCHA, and the quest to design recyclable toothpaste tubes. The podcast also delves into the societal impacts of tech developments, including the implications of advanced AI like ChatGPT on writing and education.

Listeners are treated to behind-the-scenes insights from experts and industry leaders, making the podcast a rich source of knowledge about the ongoing advancements in science and technology that shape our world.


Episodes:
Episode Image Grand Finale: A Pop Song is Born
2023-Dec-08
48 minutes
Episode Image Electric Planes Take Off
2023-Nov-24
36 minutes
Episode Image Genetics, Votes, and Colin Firth
2023-Nov-10
37 minutes
Episode Image How Does Google Maps Do It?
2023-Oct-26
29 minutes
Episode Image How Cool Tech is Saving the Whales
2023-Oct-13
36 minutes
Episode Image How the Webb Telescope Sees Back in Time
2023-Sep-29
39 minutes
Episode Image Inside Elon Musk's Brain
2023-Sep-16
35 minutes
Episode Image Screaming Babies, Noise Canceling, and You
2023-Sep-01
38 minutes
Episode Image The Pulse-Pounding Origin Story of USB-C
2023-Aug-18
40 minutes
Episode Image CeCe Moore Cracks Cold Cases with Genealogy
2023-Aug-04
40 minutes
Episode Image What if Placebos ARE the Medicine?
2023-Jul-21
30 minutes
Episode Image The Man Who Invented QR Codes
2023-Jul-07
33 minutes
Episode Image Inside the Lost Titanic Sub: An Update
2023-Jun-23
44 minutes
Episode Image How Doug Lindsay Invented His Own Surgery
2023-Jun-09
37 minutes
Episode Image The Power of an Empty Metal Box
2023-May-26
36 minutes
Episode Image From Klingon to Dothraki: Constructed Languages for Hollywood
2023-May-12
35 minutes
Episode Image The Million-Dollar Toothpaste Tube
2023-Apr-28
37 minutes
Episode Image Happiness 2.0: The Reset Button from Hidden Brain
2023-Apr-14
56 minutes
Episode Image The Rewilded Farm
2023-Mar-31
34 minutes
Episode Image NASA Redirects an Asteroid
2023-Mar-17
31 minutes
Episode Image How They Found the Shipwreck Endurance
2023-Mar-03
40 minutes
Episode Image Deepfakes: Big Tech Fights Back
2023-Feb-17
28 minutes
Episode Image The Mars Helicopter That Would Not Die
2023-Feb-03
46 minutes
Episode Image ChatGPT and the End of Writing
2023-Jan-20
31 minutes
Episode Image Introducing: Season 2 of Unsung Science with David Pogue
2023-Jan-13
2 minutes
Episode Image Back to Titanic Part 2
2022-Dec-19
34 minutes
Episode Image Back to Titanic Part 1
2022-Nov-27
36 minutes
Episode Image The Secret of Baby Carrots
2022-Nov-20
26 minutes
Episode Image How Impossible Meats Might Save the Earth
2022-Feb-11
37 minutes
Episode Image The Man Who Stopped the Spammers
2022-Feb-04
28 minutes
Episode Image Where Emoji Come From
2022-Jan-28
33 minutes
Episode Image How the Fitbit Knows You're Dreaming
2022-Jan-21
33 minutes
Episode Image Subtitles for the Blind
2022-Jan-14
48 minutes
Episode Image Chainsaws, Women, and the Cape Town Drought
2022-Jan-07
37 minutes
Episode Image How to Prepare for Wildfires
2021-Dec-31
58 minutes
Episode Image Where to Live in the Climate-Change Era
2021-Dec-24
58 minutes
Episode Image Leap Seconds, Smear Seconds, and the Slowing of the Earth
2021-Dec-17
36 minutes
Episode Image How the Cellphone was Born: Three Months of Craziness
2021-Dec-10
33 minutes
Episode Image How Apple and Microsoft Built the Seeing-Eye Phone
2021-Dec-03
45 minutes
Episode Image How to Prepare for Climate Change: Intro
2021-Nov-26
6 minutes
Episode Image Who Makes the Fake Languages for Hollywood?
2021-Nov-19
35 minutes
Episode Image How NASA's $2 Billion Rover Landed Itself on Mars: "Seven Minutes of Terror"
2021-Nov-12
40 minutes
Episode Image Tornado Alley is Shifting Eastward—and We're Not Ready
2021-Nov-05
31 minutes
Episode Image Audio Deepfakes and the End of Trust
2021-Oct-29
42 minutes
Episode Image How We Almost Blew the Vaccine
2021-Oct-22
38 minutes
Episode Image What Happened to the Mosquitoes in Fresno?
2021-Oct-15
35 minutes
Episode Image Introducing: Unsung Science with David Pogue
2021-Sep-27
1 minute