Covering everything from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. We started as a radio show, created in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, we’ve grown into much more: we produce award-winning digital videos and publish original web content on everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars. SciFri is brain fun, for curious people.
Science Friday  is available as a year-round weekly feed on the ContentDepot.

Program: Science Friday — weekly, two 59:00:00 programs, newscast compatible
Source: WNYC
Host and Executive Producer: Ira Flatow
Senior Producer: Ira Flatow


Feed Time: two 59:00:00 minute programs. Files available Friday, 2 PM, ET

Rights: Unlimited use within seven days of the feed. Must carry as an ongoing series. No excerpting permitted except for fundraising or promotional purposes.

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For more information on WNYC programs, contact Melissa LaCasse at WNYC:, (207) 776-4926.

Custom Promos Request: Please submit requests here; include note to request host Ira Flatow in "special instructions" field.

Please submit a different request for each script to be read by a host/reporter. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Alicia Allen at (207) 749-4278 or


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ContentDepot subscription: "Science Friday Fundraisers",

Submit copy at least two weeks in advance through the custom promos form.

Tapes/Transcripts: To come.

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