The Naked Scientists
An EnglishClub Site of the Month (May 2014)
The Naked Scientists is a science podcast and Q and A radio show developed by a team of scientists and researchers from the University of Cambridge. High-intermediate and advanced learners will enjoy listening and following along with the podcasts and interviews. Creator Dr. Smith says that the goal of his team is to “help people enjoy science as much as we do and, at the same time, to have fun.” The reason they call themselves the “naked scientists” is because they try to strip down science to the bare essentials in order to make it understandable to the general public. Some members of the team speak quite quickly, so English learners will find the transcripts very useful. Students who are studying for standardized academic tests, such as TOEFL, will find this site very useful. The recordings are in British English and can be downloaded or listened to online.