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Access the patron-only activity feed where we post as many extras as we can create, including outtakes, sneak peaks, and extra conversations with the guests that didn't make it into the final episode.
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In addition to everything above, you'll be a part of our annual Science Birthday celebration! You’ll get access to the special birthday audio feature. If you’re a donor before the deadline each year, you’ll receive the birthday card of the year and a sticker. If you donate after, you’ll still receive the card and sticker as supplies last.
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Everything you see above, plus a Science Birthday magnet as supplies last. Plus we'll add your name (or username of your choice) and a link to a website or social feed of your choice to the Wall of Thanks page on our website. (Wall of Thanks updated on the fifth of every month.)

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About

Science for the People needs your help! Since 2009, we've been bringing you weekly science and critical thinking themed interviews to the radio airwaves and as a freely downloadable podcast.

Everyone who works on Science for the People — the hosts, our editors, and the rest of our entire wonderful team — are dedicated volunteers, and for the last 5 years we have pretty much funded the show directly out of our own pockets. The show has always been a labour of love for us, and we've been working at a net loss since the show started.

We want to keep the show freely distributed to anyone and everyone who wants to listen, but our pockets are only so deep. Now we're asking for your support to help keep us going.

If you have enjoyed listening to Science for the People and want us to keep going strong and putting out new shows every week, please consider becoming a Patreon and making a small monthly donation to support the show. Every dollar helps offset our out of pocket costs and allows us to keep focused on doing what we do best, which is bringing you weekly interviews with science researchers, journalists, authors, and bloggers.

To show our gratitude to those of you who are able to help us out and keep the show freely distributed, our Patreon subscriber feed will be regularly populated with as many extra goodies as we can cram in. Sometimes after a recording session we keep a guest on the line for a little post-interview chat, and we'd like to share some of those extras with you as a thank you for your support. You can check out the subscriber rewards below to get all the details about the different little extras we have planned for you!

What is Science for the People?

Science for the People is a weekly radio show and podcast. We explore the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves.

Every week, our hosts Desiree Schell and Rachelle Saunders sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science might change our future.

If you've never heard the show before, here's a couple of our favourite episodes to get you started, where we talk about the creation of the birth control pill, how it works, and the history of the speculum.
 

 
Or this one, a panel about the realities and myths surrounding forensic science:
 


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The Science for the People team works tirelessly to provide the excellent, in-depth science interviews we always wished we could listen to. It’s as time-consuming as it is rewarding, and we’d love to be able to throw a little compensation the way of our guest hosts and editor.
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