“If science is neither cookery, nor angelic virtuosity, then what is it?
Modern societies have tended to take science for granted as a way of knowing, ordering and controlling the world. Everything was subject to science, but science itself largely escaped scrutiny. This situation has changed dramatically in recent years. Historians, sociologists, philosophers and sometimes scientists themselves have begun to ask fundamental questions about how the institution of science is structured and how it knows what it knows. David Cayley talks to some of the leading lights of this new field of study.” <CBC Radio>

Ideas: Weekdays at 9:05 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Radio One (104.5 FM in Montreal)

Broadcast Schedule:

  • Episode 1 – November 14 – Simon Schaffer
  • Episode 2 – November 21 – Lorraine Daston
  • Episode 3 – November 28 – Margaret Lock
  • Episode 4 – December 5 – Ian Hacking and Andrew Pickering
  • Episode 5 – December 12 – Ulrich Beck and Bruno Latour

Links to their episodes, once they have aired, can be found here.

I also strongly recommend the program Quirks & Quarks on the same station.