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Audio Abstract

NC State’s research podcast. You can subscribe to Audio Abstract with Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud or other podcasting apps of your choice.

Parasitic worms on snail.

Oct 7, 2020

Podcast: Preserving Parasites

Skylar Hopkins explains why some parasites need protecting. 

Sep 22, 2020

Podcast: Robocalls

Computer scientist Brad Reaves talks about robocalls - how they work and what happens when you answer one. 

Aug 26, 2020

Podcast: Mosquitoes and Disease

Mathematical biologist Alun Lloyd talks about the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses in the US and the methods we can use to stop them. 

Galaxy IC342

Aug 4, 2020

Podcast: Katie Mack and the End of Everything

How will the universe end? Katie Mack talks about universe-ending scenarios. 

The Sun

Jun 9, 2020

Podcast: The Sun

Astrophysicist Steve Reynolds gives us the lowdown on the solar minimum, space weather, and other cool facts about our favorite star, the Sun. 

sourdough loaf

May 14, 2020

Podcast: Sourdough

Erin McKenney explains how sourdough does what it does and how you, too, can turn microbes into bread. 

copperhead snake

Apr 20, 2020

Podcast: Snakes

Chris DePerno talks about North Carolina snakes and how to coexist with them. 

Cat with GPS tracking device on collar.

Mar 11, 2020

Podcast: Pet Cats and Wildlife

Roland Kays discusses the impact of house cats' hunting on local wildlife. 

Tornado in Oklahoma, 2013. (NOAA)

Mar 2, 2020

Podcast: Tornadoes

Brice Coffer tells us what forecasters know about thunderstorms and tornado formation. 

Jan 14, 2020

Podcast: 1966 – MLK and the KKK in Raleigh

On July 31, 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in Reynolds Coliseum. Jason Miller explains why the event has been lost to history until now. 

Oct 21, 2019

Podcast: The Aye-Aye’s Secret Finger

One of the weirdest primates around - the aye-aye - just got weirder. Like, extra finger weirder. 

Oct 2, 2019

Podcast: Spiders

Entomologist Matt Bertone joins Audio Abstract to debunk some arachnid myths and share the spidery love. 

Sep 6, 2019

Podcast: State Climatologist Kathie Dello

Learn about the role the climate office plays in North Carolina and how it can help our state potentially predict and prepare for the results of a changing climate. 

Titan arum, the corpse flower.

Jul 30, 2019

Podcast: Corpse Flower

Lupin, the corpse flower housed at NC State, prepares to bloom again. 

Venus

Jul 1, 2019

Podcast: Planetary Geology Part 2

Planetary geologist Paul Byrne talks about Venus, what can happen when the sun gets hotter, and what planets need to be habitable.