Dr Chris Smith
- "the Naked Scientist" - is a medical doctor and a clinical lecturer in virology at Cambridge University
where he is a fellow of Queens' College
. He is also a science radio broadcaster
, and presents the Naked Scientists
on the BBC, a programme which he founded in 2001.
In addition to the Naked Scientists, he appears each Monday morning on BBC Radio Five Live
's Up All Night
programme, and live every Friday morning on Australia's Radio National Breakfast
, with an update of the week's science news. He is also a frequent contributor to Robyn Williams
' "The Science Show" on the same station, and also appears on Johannesburg-based South African station TalkRadio 702
for thirty minutes every Friday morning with a half hour science news round up and listener phone-in.
Smith also founded and presented the first 100 episodes of the Nature Podcast for the journal Nature. This show was the first example of an international science journal producing an audio programme to supplement its printed content. He has also contributed podcast content for the open access publishing group PLoS (Public Library of Science) and hosts the Royal Society of Chemistry's "Chemistry World" Podcast.
Naked Scientists Podcast
The Naked Scientists
is now one of the world's most downloaded science podcasts
. Launched by Smith in 2005, it was also the first example of a BBC local and regional programme to be published as a podcast; within its first twelve... Read More