Podcaster: Pamela Quevillon

Title: Space Stories presents Ray Bradbury’s “The Pendulum”

Organization: Speak Easy Narration

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Description: This week we bring you Ray Bradbury’s  The Pendulum. When scientists make mistakes, society can lash out violently

Bio: Pamela Quevillon is a voice actress who most often lends her voice to science and science fiction content. You can find her work on the “Escape Pod” and “365 Days of Astronomy”, as well as on her site

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Hello and Welcome to 365 Days of Astronomy. In today’s episode, we bring you another segment in our Space Stories series.
Even though this week’s story was written in the 1930s, its seems like one that might have been ripped from today’s headlines. When scientists make mistakes, society can lash out violently. From geologists going on trial for not forecasting an earthquake, to inquires into the accuracy of global warming, it sometimes feels like science is on trial.
In the “The Pendulum” by Ray Bradbury, a scientist pays for his failures rather brutally. As you hear this tale, we ask you to consider, is trying to accomplish great science worth dieing for?
This has been “The Pendulum” by Ray bradbury
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