Why? is a new podcast series from Podmasters that will answer baffling questions from the frontiers of science.
The podcast will include immersive sound design, startling scientific facts and expert guests to “journey to the edge of knowledge”.
Guests include experts from NASA and SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and cutting-edge microbiologists, quantum physicists and neurologists.
Each episode explores one big question in depth, such as are we already receiving messages from aliens? Could an AI become my lover? Is the human race still evolving… and if so, into what?
The twice-weekly podcast is hosted by a range of presenters including author and screenwriter Emma Kennedy, writer and broadcaster Olly Mann, writer Luke Turner and evolutionary anthropologist, writer and broadcaster Dr Anna Machin.
Original theme music and cosmic atmospheres come from the acclaimed avant-garde electronic musician DJ Food.
Group Editor and Podmasters co-founder Andrew Harrison says: “We’re living in a time of dazzling scientific discoveries and technological advances, and the question everyone asks so often is… why? This brilliant new podcast will bring all the excitement and mystery of popular science to an intelligent audience that’s ready to be amazed.”
Presenter Emma Kennedy adds: “I’m honoured and thrilled to be part of the Why Podcast team. I’m cursed with a curious mind and thank god I’ve finally got a job that can cure it.”
Why? launches with three episodes today, Monday 6 November on all platforms with new episodes released every Monday and Thursday.