Inspirational science media similar to Sagan Series/Feynman Series?
April 17, 2021 6:09 AM   Subscribe

Many years ago I discovered the Sagan Series and the Feynman Series, and I've found myself returning to them over the years when I'm lacking inspiration for any mundane science-related work. What similar media do you know of?

I particularly enjoy the brief nature of these videos, and that they synthesize some of the most inspirational quotes / discussions of these scientists along with excellent music and visuals. I already enjoy watching long form documentaries relating to science, but does anyone know of any other short form inspirational science media like this?
posted by unid41 to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I find the series by James Burke (Connections, The Day The Universe Changed, After the Warming) similar.
posted by nickggully at 6:48 AM on April 17, 2021 [1 favorite]

Ditto James Burke, but it's a little out of date. The fundamentals are very good.

I guess you can always revisit PBS Nova episodes on the more fundamental stuff rather than the "topical" or "trendy" stuff.
posted by kschang at 6:55 AM on April 17, 2021 [1 favorite]

Jacob Bronowski's Ascent of Man part one of 13 1973/4 on BBC, came with a glossy book. The invention of the arch.
posted by BobTheScientist at 7:42 AM on April 17, 2021 [1 favorite]

I love Matt O'Dowd's PBS SpaceTime
and Sean Carroll's Preposterous Universe (website), and You Tube channel, particularly the Biggest Ideas in the Universe, Mindscapes and Philosophical Discussions on Naturalism. All available on You Tube.
posted by effluvia at 8:13 AM on April 17, 2021 [1 favorite]

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