Short Wave

Short Wave


New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — in just under 15 minutes. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join hosts Emily Kwong and Regina Barber for science on a different wavelength.

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Where can you listen?

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Questions & Answers

How many episodes are there of Short Wave?

There are 1,047 episodes avaiable of Short Wave.

What is Short Wave about?

We have categorized Short Wave as:

  • Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Nature

Where can you listen to Short Wave?

Short Wave is available, among others places, on:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podtail
  • Google Podcasts

When did Short Wave start?

The first episode of Short Wave that we have available was released 6 October 2019.

Who creates the podcast Short Wave?

Short Wave is produced and created by NPR.