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Science Friday is a weekly call-in talk show that broadcasts each Friday on NPR. SciFri is hosted by award winning science journalist Ira Flatow and was created and is produced by ScienceFriday, Inc. The program is divided into two, one-hour programs. The focus of each program is nature, science, and technology and the news and information. For most of its existence, Science Friday was a sub-program within Talk of the Nation; it was spun off as a series in its own right when Talk of the Nation was canceled in June 2013. Science Friday is also available in a podcasting format and is one of the most popular iTunes downloads, frequently in the top 15 downloads each week. SciFri podcasts are downloaded over 23 million times per year and over 1.3 million listeners tune in each week to hear the program. It is also carried via Sirius XM Radio. In addition to the program, SciFri creates original videos and educational materials, all available on its website. The program's slogans are “Making Science User Friendly” and "Making Science Radioactive." SciFri broadcasts excerpts from the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Science Friday maintained an island in Second Life, including an open air theater with live audio and video feeds of the broadcast. But that venue is no longer in operation. Wikipedia [ - ]
- Science Friday, as heard on NPR, is a weekly discussion of the latest news in science, technology, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow. Ira interviews scientists, authors, and policymakers, and listeners can call in and ask questions as well. Hear it each week on NPR stations nationwide -- or online here!