Sep 22, 2020
Computer scientist Brad Reaves talks about robocalls - how they work and what happens when you answer one.
Aug 26, 2020
Mathematical biologist Alun Lloyd talks about the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses in the US and the methods we can use to stop them.
Aug 4, 2020
How will the universe end? Katie Mack talks about universe-ending scenarios.
Jun 9, 2020
Astrophysicist Steve Reynolds gives us the lowdown on the solar minimum, space weather, and other cool facts about our favorite star, the Sun.
May 14, 2020
Erin McKenney explains how sourdough does what it does and how you, too, can turn microbes into bread.
Apr 20, 2020
Chris DePerno talks about North Carolina snakes and how to coexist with them.
Mar 11, 2020
Roland Kays discusses the impact of house cats' hunting on local wildlife.
Mar 2, 2020
Brice Coffer tells us what forecasters know about thunderstorms and tornado formation.
Jan 14, 2020
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
One of the weirdest primates around - the aye-aye - just got weirder. Like, extra finger weirder.
Oct 2, 2019
Entomologist Matt Bertone joins Audio Abstract to debunk some arachnid myths and share the spidery love.
Jul 1, 2019
Planetary geologist Paul Byrne talks about Venus, what can happen when the sun gets hotter, and what planets need to be habitable.
Jun 4, 2019
Paul Byrne explains how tectonic, volcanic and impact processes shape planetary surfaces - and what they can teach us about both distant worlds and our own.
May 1, 2019
Wouldn't it be cool if we could monitor our health by just putting on a shirt? This episode of Audio Abstract covers the emerging field of smart clothing production.
Apr 1, 2019
Bartonella is a bacteria most commonly associated with cat scratch disease, which until recently was thought to be a short lived – or self limiting in medical lingo – infection. Bartonella isn’t new – doctors have known about cat scratch disease for almost a century. What is new is its increasing association with a wide…