About Science Friday

Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science.

Science Friday is an award-winning producer of high quality, fact-checked, and trustworthy science news and educational programming. For 30 years, we’ve introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much fun it is to learn something new. But we’re more than just a radio show. We produce a sweeping array of educational and entertaining science experiences through videos, podcasts, digital media, live events, citizen science, K-12 education and professional development, and at-home learning activities for families that directly serve hundreds of thousands of educators, parents, citizen scientists, and lifelong learners every year.

All of our work is independently produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s access to science and scientific information. WNYC Studios distributes our radio show, which you can catch on public radio stations across the U.S.

At Science Friday, we are committed to:

Be responsible, stand up for what we believe is right, and hold ourselves and each other to the highest standards.

Utilize scientific data in an open, trustworthy and truthful way to present facts that enrich public dialogue.

Work together to build an inclusive community committed to the advancement and appreciation of science.

Build and maintain trust through transparency, respect, and accountability to our audience, our partners, and each other.

Think boldly, embrace change, and act courageously to innovate, set standards, and be leaders in everything we do.

Cultivate curiosity by asking questions, instilling wonder, and sparking a desire to learn more about the people and world around us.

Unapologetically advocate for equity in science and education by making science accessible to all, highlighting injustices, and celebrating the diversity of the human experience.

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You can find transcripts for our shows on our segment pages.