Hosts:  Seth Shostak (Scientist) & Molly Bentley (Science Journalist)

The radio show and podcast of the SETI Institute

A different kind of science radio show, Big Picture Science is produced at the SETI Institute’s radio studio in Mountain View, California.  The show is broadcast and podcast every week.

Big Picture Science engages the public with modern science research through smart and humorous storytelling.  Big Picture Science does more than interview top scientists and technology innovators. Our themed episodes connect those latest research ideas to identify emerging trends – and why they matter.  We address the “so what?” of science.

Seth Shostak (the scientist) and Molly Bentley (the science journalist) use smart and humorous storytelling. They won’t just keep you’re attention. They’ll grab it.

But there’s more.  Are you a doubting Thomas? We separate science from pseudoscience – and facts from the phony – in Skeptic Check, our monthly episode devoted to critical thinking.

So think bigger. Big Picture Science. A one-hour weekly radio show and podcast.

Big Picture Science can be found on iTunes and other podcast sites. Radio stations carrying the program are listed on our “Listening” page.

The show is available to radio stations for broadcast from PRSS, PRX and Pacifica Network.

If you would like more information about the program, email us at

Big Picture Science is supported in part by Sami David, Rena Shulsky David, and the NASA Astrobiology Institute. Skeptic Check is presented thanks to a donation from the Trimberger Family Foundation.