Ig Nobel on “Science Friday” on the day after Thanksgiving

The 29th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony will be broadcast on the Science Friday program this Friday, November 29th, 2019, in a specially-edited, recorded one-hour highlights version.

This photo shows a moment in the ceremony: Medical education prize winners Karen Pryor and Theresa McKeon receive their Ig Nobel Prize, handed to them by Nobel laureate Rich Roberts. Human curtainrod Maria Eliseeva beams at them. Alexey Eliseev took the photo.

We always enjoy seeing/hearing how our friends at Science Friday manage to wrangle the complex Ig Nobel ceremony down into an entertaining, all-audio single radio hour.

This continues the day-after-Thanksgiving tradition—now in its 28th year—for Science Friday’s special coverage of the ceremony. In most parts of the USA, it will be the SECOND hour of the Science Friday radio broadcast—BUT in some places (including the WBUR broadcast in the Boston area, home of the ceremony) it will be the FIRST hour.

You can, if you like, listen online.

Beforehand, dip into the past…

Can’t wait? Listen to some of the broadcasts from previous years that are archived online. Here’s a recording of Science Friday’s Ig Nobel broadcast from last year, 2018:

We always enjoy seeing/hearing how our friends at Science Friday manage to wrangle the complex Ig Nobel ceremony down into an entertaining, all-audio single radio hour.

More Ig

For more info about the ceremony, including video, visit the 29th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony web page.  The special Ig Nobel issue of the magazine will present further details—that issue will appear in late December; if you subscribe beforehand the special issue will be sent to you automatically.

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