Tune into one of NPR's newest podcasts, Short Wave, for a scientific spin on daily news. New episodes are released every weekday, each averaging around 10 minutes in length. Short Wave allows listeners to develop a more complex understanding of today's headlines, with time to spare. Madeline Sofia hosts the podcast, building on her previous work at NPR. Prior to this position, she hosted the video series Maddie About Science and co-developed the international NPR Scicommers program, which encourages scientists to develop and use communication skills. Short Wave episodes bring listeners "science on a different wavelength," helping audiences better understand the world around them as Sofia and expert guests explore various fascinating topics. Recently, the show celebrated Earth Day's 50th anniversary (in the April 21, 2020 episode), explored disease models and other topics concerning the COVID-19 pandemic (see the April 24, 2020 and April 27, 2020 episodes), and debunked animal science, from birds (April 22, 2020 episode) to fireflies (April 28, 2020 episode). Listeners can find all Short Wave's installments released since its October 2019 launch at the link above, as well as on NPR One, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and more.