Join A Live Recording Of Science Friday’s Radio Show

Join the live conversations with Ira Flatow and guests as they record for our radio program—and get the chance to have your voice on the show!

Ira Flatow in profile sitting in a radio studio, shot from behind as he looks to his right, with a microphone, phone and computer set up in front of him

Join A Live Recording For Science Friday’s Radio Show

Because of the pandemic, our show is currently pre-recorded, so we are not able to take your calls. We miss having your voices on our radio program. We still want to hear from you on our VoxPop app, and we also want to experiment with something new—we’re inviting you to join us live for select recordings for Science Friday on the radio!

We will livestream select recording sessions, which will be open to any SciFri fan who wants to listen in and get the chance to have their voice back on the radio. Attendees will be able to hear the interview before it is broadcast the following Friday, as well as chat with fellow listeners, ask questions to Ira and his guests via the chat feature on Zoom, and could be selected to ask their question live—just like our call-in show! There’s no space limit to join, although we may only have time for a few listeners to ask their questions on-air.

See below for our scheduled recordings. If you can’t make it to this one, don’t worry—we will announce more recording sessions coming up. We hope to hear you soon!

Please note: All events will be recorded for use on Science Friday’s radio show. Any comments or voice recordings by attendees may be used as part of these pre-recorded segments.

Past Events

Two cephalopod creatures underwater in translucent eggs#AskAnExpert with Squid Scientist Sarah McAnulty

Listen in as Ira Flatow chats all-things cephalopods with squid biologist Sarah McAnulty!

  • When: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 5:00pm ET
  • Where: Science Friday’s Zoom webinar
  • Tickets: Free!

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a women in a light gray sweatshirt, grimacing slightly, holds up her left arm with her forearm exposed and scratches near her wrist with her right hand#AskAnExpert: Why Do We Itch? with Diana Bautista 

Got questions about our impulse to itch? Join Ira and researcher Diana Bautista for a live Zoom interview.

  • When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 1:00pm ET
  • Where: Science Friday’s Zoom webinar
  • Tickets: Free!

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an illustration of the planets mars and venus, anthropomorphized with sneering faces and arms raised with blue boxing gloves on, floating on a black space with white dot stars backgroundPlanetary Smackdown: Mars vs. Venus

Which planet has what it takes to support life? Join our experts, Briony Horgan and Jaime Cordova, for an out-of-this-world debate!

  • When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 3:00pm ET
  • Where: Science Friday’s Zoom webinar
  • Tickets: Free!

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a scuba diver swims toward an underwater anchor from a shipwreck with multicolored coral growth on the anchor#AskAnExpert: Meet The Marvelous Microbes That Live On Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks are a great place to look for microbial life! Take a deep dive with Erin Field from East Carolina University as we explore her underwater research.

  • When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11:00am ET
  • Where: Science Friday’s Zoom webinar
  • Tickets: Free!

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an illustration of a Black woman wearing a futuristic device on the back of her head, which is on the cover of the book "news suns." in the right corner is a logo that says "science friday events"SciFri Book Club: Meet New Suns Editor Nisi Shawl

We’re closing out Fall Book Club with a call-in celebration! Christie Taylor and cohost Aisha Matthews will chat with speculative fiction author and editor Nisi Shawl.

  • When: Monday, October 26, 2020 at 1:00pm ET
  • Where: Science Friday’s Zoom webinar
  • Tickets: Free!

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