Some recommended podcasts. Great for your commute, workout, or in general. All of these podcasts are available for free on iTunes, or any other podcast app. Note: downloading and streaming uses a lot of data, best to download them on WiFi for off-line listening later. Happy histening and learning!
But Why?: A Podcast for Curious Kids
Hosted by Jane Lindholm, this podcast from Vermont Public Radio is a podcast where your kids burning science questions get answered by experts in a manner that is fun and digestible for all ages. A great way to pass the time during those long family car rides to Grandma's! *
People Behind the Science
In each episode, a different scientist will guide us through their journey by sharing their successes, failures, and passions. We are excited to introduce you to these inspiring academic and industry experts from all fields of science to give you a variety of perspectives on the life and path of a scientist.
Radio Lab - WNYC
A beautifully produced podcast and radio show from WNYC that can also be heard weekly on your local NPR station. Though not currently releasing regular new episodes there is an impressive archive of fascinating science stories to consume on-line. You will fall in love with ying-and-yang hosts, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, as they weave their way through the science with the help of experts. If you enjoy this, you might also check out their new mini-series, More Perfect, which uses many of the same tools to take listeners through the fascinating and often surprisingly dramatic history of the Supreme Court. *
Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff. You can isten to Science Friday live on Fridays from 2-4 p.m. ET.
Science Talk - Scientific American
Join host Steve Mirsky (@Steve Mirsky) each week as he explores the latest developments in science and technology through interviews with leading scientists and journalists.
A fantastic podcast from Gimlet Media that tackles some of the most controversial and opinion filled topics by delving into the science. It is hosted by the delightful and enthusiastic Wendy Zuckerman, and has just released it's second season by reviewing all of the science behind the hot button talking points surrounding Immigration, and the unfortunately relevant to my life, issue of Acne. *
Star Talk Radio
Hosted by beloved astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson), explores the intersection of Pop Culture and Science. The show covers topics like the Big Bang, Space Exploration, and the future of Earth with the added spice of comedian co-hosts, celebrities, and brilliant scientists. *
It was recently reported that a lot of Americans do not personally know a single scientist. Well, this podcast will introduce you to a diverse group of everyday scientists. In this The Moth style podcast, scientist tell moving and fascinating stories about their life and work with often intense passion and a personal touch. *
The Naked Scientists
Based at Cambridge University's Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), the Naked Scientists are a team of scientists, doctors and communicators whose passion is to help the general public to understand and engage with the worlds of science, technology and medicine. Created and launched in 2001 by Chris Smith, the Naked Scientists was one of the first podcasts to exist and is now one of the world's most popular science shows, achieving over 50 million programme downloads in the last 5 years.
You're the Expert
You're the Expert is a hilarious mash-up of science and comedy, presented in a Game Show format. Host, Chris Duffy, with the help of a panel of comedians, interviews a scientist each week to learn about their work, life, and whatever the curious panel might ask The Expert. *
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