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Welcome to Science Sessions, the PNAS podcast program. Listen to brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, Academy members, and policymakers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in PNAS, plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us. Please scroll down for recent podcasts.

Feb 12, 2024

Alex Cristia and Elika Bergelson explain the factors influencing speech in children.


Jan 29, 2024

Chris Thorogood and Derek Moulton explain how mathematical modeling of carnivorous pitcher plants can lend insights into their evolution.


Jan 15, 2024

Allegra Midgette and Nadia Chernyak describe when young children begin to perceive and accept unequal and gendered division of household labor. 


Jan 2, 2024

Karen Steel explains a proof of concept for restoring hearing loss in mice. 


Dec 18, 2023

Stanley Cohen reflects on the 50-year legacy of a classic PNAS paper on recombinant DNA.