I may be the last person to have heard about this, but I’m going to post it anyway. The other day a friend told me about an excellent series of podcasts on CBC Radio One’s Ideas program called How To Think About Science.
The series is basically a set of interviews with many of the leading philosophers, historians, anthropologists and sociologists of science, geared for an educated non-specialist audience and very accessible. The interviewees include such scholars as Simon Schaffer, Bruno Latour, Lorraine Daston and Ian Hacking, as well as McGill’s very own Margaret Lock and Allan Young.
I was surprised to see an academic discipline given such thorough coverage in a relatively mainstream media outlet, although the series is understandably framed as a look at science as an institution rather than STS per se.