CAMBRIDGE, MASS.�Public Radio Exchange has introduced the first four episodes of its new STEM-focused podcast.
�Transistor� is part of PRX�s science and storytelling initiative, and is hosted by Dr. Wendy Suzuki, a professor of neural science and psychology at NYU and author of �Brain Healthy;� Dr. Michelle Thaller, an astrophysicist at NASA�s Goddard Space Flight Center; and Dr. Christina Agapakis, a biologist and writer based in Los Angeles, whose work focuses on the intersection of microbiology and design.
Episodes will also feature winners of PRX�s STEM Story Project, which launched in 2013.
This podcast is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and explores topics that so far have included long-term memory and amnesia, the search for intelligent life in the universe and the role that trillions of bacteria, fungi and viruses play in food and in our gut.
��Transistor� explores the meanings behind scientific discoveries that we hear about everywhere in our lives,� said Suzuki. �Asking big questions humanizes science, and �Transistor� opens up scientific fascination to audiences who don�t always look past the headlines.�
Listeners can subscribe to �Transistor� through iTunes and stream the show for free online.