Did you know that more Americans are aware what a podcast is than who the Vice President is?
Well, this comes as no surprise given the fact that there are more than 550,000 podcast shows worldwide.
To date, there are almost 19 million episodes and counting. With more than half a million active podcast shows it can be difficult to choose which one to listen to.
Let’s start with knowing your field of interest.
Are you interested about science?
Here is the list of my favorite science podcasts you should check out.
Hop aboard the brain-train with 'Science Friday'! This grin-and-grin-inducing podcast is a haven for inquisitive geeks and curious laypeople alike, helmed by the effortlessly witty host, Ira Flatow. Serving up a buffet of all things scientific with a side of easy banter, 'Science Friday' dissects super cool breakthroughs, mind-boggling phenomena, and promising research in an undemandingly fun way. Ever pondered about the physics behind your soggy cereal or pondered the nuances of space travel? This jovial symposium of intellects has got you covered. Tossing around terms like dark matter, bioengineering, and quarks, they're obviously "here for a good time, not a length of time." You'll be peppered with knowledge bombs, oddball facts, and astounding revelations on the wild, wacky universe around us. So buckle up, intrepid minds - it's all aboard for a good 'Science Friday'!
Buckle up, smarty pants, for "Science Vs" - the most riveting, brain-boosting, giggle-generating podcast out there. In the blue corner, the whimsical Aussie, Wendy Zukerman, ditches koalas and vegemite for the thrill of solving world's mysteries! Armed with facts, she tackles hearsay, pseudoscience, and popular opinion in hilarious, contentious debacles. Yearning for some science smackdown? You're its target, baby! From vaccines to veganism, it's got jaw-dropping, he-said-she-said style content. Find yourself awe-stricken in the episode "Artificial Sweeteners - not so sweet?" as Wendy zings through the divide between sugar and its synthetic sibling. So, if you're ready for a knowledge party, come join this riveting rodeo! "Science Vs," delivering hard facts with plenty of laughs.
Welcome to Science Quickly, where your 'professor' for the day could be a neurologist, astronaut, physicist, or a talking parrot-- just kidding, we're all about the facts! With a dash of quirkiness, this podcast is dishing out doses of knowledge like candies in a candy store. Its primary goal? To feed the insatiable curiosity of those brainy type folks who crave complex scientific concepts in byte-sized packages. Your hosts, Dr. Quantum Quirk and Professor Neutrina Nerd, have studied everything from atoms to galaxies, and are overjoyed to share this eclectic scientific banquet with you. The best part? No prerequisite needed except a love for science and a keen sense of humor. Chew on this treat, and you'll leave with golden nuggets of wisdom that will make you the star of any intellectual soiree. Tune in and science on!
Hold onto your neurons, folks! Brains On! Science Podcast for Kids is no child's play. Host Molly Bloom, along with a revolving pack of whiz-kids and sprouting scientists, take on the world of atoms and zooplankton with the plucky ambition of a very caffeinated Newton. Brains On! boils down complicated scientific jigsaw puzzles into fun, bite-sized nuggets, making quantum physics sound like a school recess. Cool, huh? Kids are the target market, but we've spotted a few adults blushing at newfound knowledge. Trust us. This delightful journey through the cosmos, guts, and beetle behaviors will plant seeds of curiosity in everyone. Tune in, and who knows, you may finally figure out why cats purr or where the sun hides at night!
"Tickle your brain cells with TED Talks Science and Medicine Podcast - an elixir of knowledge that'll make you the smartest cookie at your next dinner party. Spearheaded by the TED geniuses, this podcast is like a candy store for science and medical enthusiasts. Want to know how we could cure cancer or explore Mars? You're at the right place! With content as refreshing as morning coffee, it features everything from mind-bending theories to gut-wrenching medical narratives. So, whether you're a seasoned scientist or a curious couch-potato, fasten your seatbelts for an intellectual joyride. Favorite episode alert: 'The Amazing Brain', where top neuroscientists are giving a tour of your own head! So shake off the boredom, and adopt the wisdom of TED Talks Science and Medicine. Now who said science was boring?"
Say goodbye to your frowns and embrace the laughs with 'The Science of Happiness' podcast! With ringleader big-brainiac Dr. Dacher Keltner at the helm, this fun-filled podcast takes the lab coat off of happiness, giving you the 411 on the sunny side of life. Targeting every Joe and Jane seeking glee, we uncover the mysteries behind happiness and well-being by blending in mind-boggling science and heartwarming stories. From gratitudes to giggles, 'The Science of Happiness' nails it all. Peek inside everyone's favorite episode ‘The Power Of Awe.’ It reminds us what being a wee little speck in this grand cosmos truly means. And folks, spoiler alert - it's not just about chasing rainbows but also about embracing the storm. So, tune in, kick back, and let's get happy, scientifically!
Buckle up, armchair scientists, as "Science Talk" is ready to be your friendly neighborhood science courier! Hosted by professional smarty-pants at Scientific American, this podcast is a riveting galaxy tour, delivering chunks of cranium-cracking science to your ears. Aimed at knowledge grazers and PhD grazers alike, it's an easily digestible buffet of everything ranging from astrophysics to zebra mating. One must-hear episode? ‘Quantum Quirks’, guest-starring the indomitable world of weird particles who simply can't be boxed. Consider it your pocket-sized classroom, without the dreaded pop quizzes. So turn off that reality TV rubbish and tune into "Science Talk" – it’s an intellectual feast that says "Step aside Netflix, the nerds are in town!"
Science Magazine Podcast, hosted by bona fide smarty pants Sarah Crespi, swaps lab coats for headphones to bring us a discourse on the deliciously nerdy. Bubbling away with insights from the hottest scientific minds, the show is a cocktail of intriguing breakthroughs and riveting research. Scientists and science enthusiasts alike will find it as delightful as extra credit in a quantum physics exam. Notable episode 'Penguin Poo Seen from Space' (yup, you read it right) uncovers the lesser-known icy romances between penguins and their droppings. Guess you'll learn about more than just chilly bird poop if you give it a listen! So, fasten your Bunsen Burner, it's time to science the heck out of your podcast playlist.
Step right up, folks, and put on your thinking caps for 'Brain Science with Ginger Campbell' - a podcast that's like a carnival for your neurons. Hosted by jovial neurologist Dr. Ginger Campbell, who's as spicy as her name implies! Designed for brain-curious folks, nerds, and individuals who just love a good noggin-nugget of knowledge. Dr. Campbell expertly dissects the squishy world inside our skulls, featuring chats with top neuroscientists, doctors, and researchers. It's like if Bill Nye the Science Guy got a major in brain expertise. Whether discussing the neuroscience of meditation or mysteries of memory, 'Brain Science with Ginger Campbell' is your VIP pass to the greatest show on earth: the human brain. Come one, come all, dive into the big-top of your mind today!
If you find science as thrilling as a rocket launch, 'Science Rules with Bill Nye', will give you thrills--eureka moments included! Strap in with famed 'Science Guy', Bill Nye for a wild ride into the realms of the known (and unknown) universe. League with him as he flunks out scientific ignorance with a balanced mix of sleuth-like curiosity, uncanny wit and his unapologetic spectacle-wearing swagger. It's a tech nerd's wonderland and a science enthusiast's paradise! Join the bandwagon as we dissect stem cells, decode anthropocene or just ponder about alien neighbours. Whatever be your fix--curiosity killed no cat here! Sure, Bill Nye hasn't quite resigned his day job as science's frontline warrior. But then, what’s a better way to champion science than a podcast? Featured under 'Most Exciting Episode,' is "Lightsabers and The Science of Star Wars". FileStream? More like "FunStream!"
Take a leap into the fun side of science with the Tumble Science Podcast for Kids, the ear-to-ear grinning show where Dr. Marshall and kid specialist Lindsay take the young (and young at heart) on a thrilling, laughter-filled exploration of our fascinating world. These two have as much zeal for causing giggle fits as they do for illuminating the whys behind the science. Imagine an adventure park filled with cool facts and awesome experiments - this is it, just without the long queues and the popcorn. Targeting science-savvy kiddos, it's the perfect recipe to satiate inquisitive minds – like the captivating "Who Invented The Microwave?" episode. Dive in, not just to amuse your neurons, but to give them a mega-science-adventure party. More fun than a bowl of fluorescing jelly!
Pull up a chair and plug into 'Sean Carroll's Mindscape', where theoretical physics meet comedy hour! Catering to all those brainiacs with a sense of humor, this podcast marries alley-oop intellectual discourses with playful banter. Carroll, a theoretical physicist himself, gave up this humdrum dimensions and leapt into the podcast multiverse because who wouldn't want enlightened chuckles with their morning coffee? The podcast, a comedic collider of science, philosophy, and culture, delivers profound insights into the cosmos, right into your cerebrum. Start with the notable episode called 'Embarking on The Many Worlds Tour', where Sean convinces you that you might be living in a parallel universe. Trust us, it's an absolute, side-splitting, mind-bending riot!
Get ready for an intergalactic joyride with The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian! This podcast blasts off into the cosmic worlds of storytelling with our fearless hero Finn and his band of misfit explorers. Join these space adventurers on incredible missions, making friends with aliens, rescuing robots, and solving mind-boggling interstellar mysteries. Perfect for your inquisitive 5-to-10-year-old earthlings, this show is a fun-packed fusion of science fiction, whimsical humor and child-friendly education. Our Captain - Jonathan Messinger - has hung up his earthbound hat to fire up young imaginations with mind-bending, giggle-inducing escapades. So buckle up and brace for gravity-defying, wormhole-jumping fun. Because who needs bedtimes stories when you've got Finn Caspian's space adventures?
Add some science sizzle to your playlist with 'Big Picture Science,' a podcast that's got more brainy delights than an over-achieving Mensa meeting! Your nerdy guides on this journey of discovery are the dynamic duo Seth Shostak and Molly Bentley, who, like scientific superheroes, share their amazing wisdom of all things cosmic and beyond. Big Picture Science invites you into a world of intriguing discussions, top-drawer interviews, and hilarious science puns. It’s designed for inquisitive minds parched for knowledge like a cactus in the desert sun. With episodes like 'What Goes Around,' exploring the mysteries of climate change, there's definitely more than just static on this frequency. So, grab your lab coat and come have a eureka moment with us on Big Picture Science!
Strap in for the rollercoaster ride of the cosmos with Planetary Radio Space Exploration Astronomy and Science podcast. Ditch your earth-bound woes and blast-off with expert astronaut of information, the illustrious host and celestial explorer. Unearth the mysteries of the universe, plunge into black holes of knowledge, and rocket around the rings of Saturn, all from the Wednesday morning comfort of your own car! This podcast is a cosmic joyride for stargazers, science-buffs, and the generally curious. Let it take you galaxies beyond your usual commute. With rousing topics like, "Aliens may not be green, but plants might be," each episode explodes with stellar insights. Warning: side-effects may include spontaneous question-asking, unbridled curiosity, and occasional jaw-dropping. Star-struck or not, hop aboard this interstellar journey – astronomical adventures await!
'Welcome to Science Friday Videos, hosted by the brilliant, slightly nerdy team who are practically marinated in curiosity. Is your life incomplete without weekly doses of cosmic knowledge and scientific trivia? This podcast might be your perfect match. Partying under the banner of science, it's packed with interviews, facts and insights that will blow your neurons! From exploring why penguins wobble to diving into the dark abyss of black holes, they've got your scientific curiosity covered. The star of the show is literally everything that ever existed or will exist - science. So buckle up, aspiring Einsteins and Curie-ous folk! If you're into facts more fun than a barrel of lab monkeys, Science Friday Videos is your ticket to quantum leaps of knowledge.'
Welcome to 'This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast', a brainy buffet served up by hosts Dr. Kiki, Justin, and Blair. They ditched their lab coats to bring science to the masses, transforming complex concepts into relatable chatter. Their aim? To make you feel smarter without the need for a PhD. Expect a regular offering of scientific discoveries and intriguing discussions, all with a generous sprinkle of humor. From astronomy to zoology, they got all bases covered! Think of it as your weekly science news fix, but with comedic seasoning. Their pièce de résistance? The episode on 'The secret lives of Cephalopods' - showing you octopuses are just as fascinating as celebrities. Listen in, science has never been this sassy or fun!
"Assemble your Bunsen burners, dust off your microscopes and roll out your periodic tables for Science Times! Our hosts, truly the Newton and Curie of our era, explore the sensational world of science, weaving quirky tales from the universe's wild web. Defying gravity, they contemplate about killer asteroids, dive into the DNA helix and take you on time travel escapades! Oh no, it's not static textbook nonsense, but dynamic discussions that'll ignite the Einstein in you. So, all innovators, know-it-alls, and curious nerdlings, buckle up to decipher the secrets of the cosmos! One jaw-dropping episode discusses the irony of 'Laughter: The Best Medicine?', a hilarious peek into how LOLs affect human health. Tune in, laugh out loud, and unravel more mind-blowing mysteries with Science Times!"
Welcome to the "Science of Success"! It's a brainy, facts-crazy podcast for all those who don't just wish upon a star, but look for the scientific approach! It’s dedicated to demandingly luxurious brains that don't settle for less than the investigation of the principle behind things. So, if you have a grey matter that doesn't mind going on a hamster-wheel jog, this one’s for you! Our hosts, savvy as a Swiss pocket knife, examine success factors from neurological, psychological, and even plain logical perspectives. Featuring braintastic episodes like "Unlocking Lasting Change", whose guest star is mastermind Dr. Sean Young, promising scientific methods for habit alteration. Get ready! This podcast gives your neurons a workout worse than any ultra-marathon... which we think is pretty cool.
Welcome to "In Our Time Science” podcast, where stuffy science talk gets an overdue makeover! Helmed by the ever-curious Melvyn Bragg, this podcast is a banquet of the mind, served with a side of wit. In each episode, Bragg invites a squadron of scholars to dissect a scientific concept, from the guts of a black hole to the DNA of a daffodil. Don't worry, these aren’t classroom lectures – they're more like a jolly chat down the pub (minus the beer!). Aimed at all you inquisitive minds yearning for a dollop of knowledge, this podcast unwraps the mysteries of the universe without the textbook yawns. Hands up if you've wondered if dinosaurs had a common cold? Well tune in, curious cats - this is your mad scientist dream come true!
Welcome to Science Vs, the podcast that strong-arms hocus pocus with hard facts, spearheaded by our wisecracking host, Wendy Zukerman. An Aussie export healing the world one myth at a time! Blending the charm of a chatty friend with the authority of a scientist, Wendy leads us into battle against everything from essential oils to detox teas. Geared towards the curious, the open-minded, and anyone who can appreciate a microscope joke, Science Vs will shatter everything you believed in but give you the gift of knowledge. Favorite episode? Try 'Essential Oils: Science or Snake Oil'. And remember, in the epic struggle of science versus, well, everything else, Science Vs has your back (with peer-reviewed studies, of course)!
Unleash the inner nerd and buckle up for a space-time adventure with "Geeks Guide to the Galaxy - A Science Fiction Podcast". David Barr Kirtley, gently retired from his earth-bound job, now serves as your guide in your intergalactic exploration of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror topics. And who better to aid him in this mission than writer John Joseph Adams? On this starry-eyed ride, they beam up a vibrant network of authors, filmmakers, game designers and other cosmic experts for mind-bending chats. Pin your ears back for episodes like 'Embracing Cosmic Pessimism', where they engage with Thomas Ligotti. The podcast offers a teleportation device into alternate realities, serving up delicious geekiness for every sci-fi savant around the multiverse. Tune in, or miss out on the Galactic fun!
Welcome to the realm of Science Weekly, where experts and nerds unite! Spearheaded by a team of ultra-geeky scientists who decided lab coats just didn’t have enough flair, they traded microscopes for microphones and STEM for streaming. The mission? To transmit the most mind-blowing scientific discoveries straight into your eardrums. Each week, be prepared to be amazed as they dissect hot topics from black holes to bioengineering, consistently dazzling your neurons and sparking your curiosity. If Schrodinger's cat, Einstein's theory, or climate change are your kind of gossip, then this is your podcast. One titillating episode, 'The Quantum Conundrum,' plunges into the paradoxes of quantum mechanics. Intrigued? Brain tickled? Then plug in, space cadets, and get ready to have your scientific socks knocked off by the Science Weekly podcast.
Hit play on "Science In Action," your one-stop guide to all things geeky and glorious in the world of science! Hosted by a dynamic duo of seasoned scientists and communicators, this podcast aims at fueling the curiosity of both science-enthusiasts and novices. It's pretty much the audio equivalent of a well-lit lab, loaded with whopping discoveries and mind-blowing theories. With a healthy mix of expert insights, engaging discussions, and just enough jargon to make you feel smart at parties- it's the Big Bang of science podcasts! One thrilling episode, "Antimatter Matters," features award-winning physicist Dr. Jane Foster who, spoiler alert, confirms what we suspected all along- reality, indeed, is stranger than fiction! But hold your electron horses, there's more scientific drama to revel in with every episode. Stay curious, dear listeners!
Welcome space nerds and resident planet enthusiasts to "Science for the People," hosted by beloved, not-so-mad scientists dedicated to untangling the facts from fiction. Mid-life crisis? Pfft, these folks swapped lab coats for headphones to bring tantalizing, fact-filled jamborees straight to your favorite podcast platforms. With an eclectic cast of genius guests, they tackle thought-provoking, sometimes cataclysmic questions that leave listeners begging for more science. From understanding why dogs drool to contemplating if we're alone amid billions of galaxies, there's evidently something brewing for everyone. And if you're equipped for a heart racer — tune in to 'Pruitt-Igoe and the Death of Public Housing.' It's not about alien invasions, but you might just discover an entirely different universe in these auditory explorations. Hitch a ride on their spaceship, and I promise, you won't regret it!
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Welcome to the thrilling world of the Body Science Podcast Series, where muscles chat, and protein shakes tell tales! Our hosts, ex-researchers turned microphone slingers, take you on a fascinating voyage of everything relating to the human body's complex machinery. Catering to gym enthusiasts and fitness freaks, they bust myths, debate diets and untangle the enigma of exercise science, all in a day's work. Whether you're intrigued by the wonders of creatine, or just looking for tips on cutting down belly fat without cutting out your favorite snacks, this podcast has something for you. Particularly delicious is their episode 'The Lazy Man's Guide to Six Packs', where they challenge conventional workout wisdom. Tune in, and body science will never taste so good.
Get ready to turn your frown upside-down with The Positive Psychology Podcast! Spearheaded by the radiant Kirsten Truempy, an escaped psychologist running amok in the wild world of positivity, this gem is all about the science of the good life. Bucket-loads of happiness, resilience, gratitude, and all that fuzzy stuff you've been craving. Targeting everyone from gloomy Gus to optimistic Oscar, the podcast's content is as versatile as a Swiss Army knife at a gadget convention. Ever dreamt of hugging a tree while understanding its psychological impact? Here's your chance! From exploring the importance of strengths to dancing with our darker side, it's an epic ride for anyone eager to sprinkle a little more joy on their cornflakes. Listen now to begin your joy-ride of mindful merriment and feel-good frolicking!
Welcome to the "5 Live Science Podcast," the only science show that makes the Big Bang sound like a mere party popper! Captained by Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki, a man whose science wisdom is only matched by the difficulty of pronouncing his surname, this podcast is The Science Museum's answer to making geek chic! With its dynamic discussion on everything from quantum mechanics to quokkas, it's every science enthusiast's digital Narnia. An intriguing episode not to miss is 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I Wonder…What You Are?' sounding like a nursery rhyme but tells a tale of cosmic significance, literally. Let's join Dr. Karl and turn confusion into clarity, one episode at a time, shall we? It's science for all, minus the lab coats and safety goggles!
'Buckle up, social media Einstein wannabes, for The Science of Social Media podcast; it's the Newton's apple of digital gatherings. Delivered by two charismatic hosts from Buffer, that company that somehow tamed the wild beast of posting online. Designed to enlighten beginners and pros alike, its mission: decode the enigmatic algorithms and trends of the social media world. Enthralling episodes like 'The Art of Copywriting' spellbind, instilling knowledge without the boring textbook vibe. And it doesn’t stop there! From Instagram hashtags to Twitter's trending hacks, this podcast bares all - totally vital and totally risqué! Jump aboard this fun-filled, info-packed internet rocket. A nerd-out session of social media enlightenment awaits you!'
Welcome to 'Science sort of,' the podcast with an insatiable curiosity for all things scientific - and then some! Hosted by dynamic duo Ryan and Justin, they've stepped away from their lab coats to bring science to your ear buds. From astrophysics to zoology, they break down complex topics with A+ wit that even your nan could comprehend. They're science teachers you wish you had in school, thinkers of big thoughts, and makers of even bigger laughs. While targeted at science enthusiasts, it's digestible for anyone with a hunger for knowledge. Be prepared to learn, laugh and occasionally scratch your head in confusion. One highlight? The thrilling 'Pleistocene Park' episode - think Jurassic Park, but Ice Age. So tune in, because with Science sort of, you're guaranteed a theoretical good time!
Get ready to pump your intellectual muscles with The Stronger By Science Podcast! Hosted by Geek-in-Chief, Greg Nuckols, and his trusty sidekick, Dr.Eric Trexler, they are on a mission to make you stronger, not just physically, but mentally as well. Say goodbye to your boring gym routine, as they relentlessly dissect the science behind fitness, nutrition, and everything else you need to be the hulk of your dreams. Ever wondered if there's a link between protein intake and hair loss? Or how to outlift a gorilla? Tune in, and you'll find answers. Designed for ambitious athletes, curious fitness enthusiasts, or anyone who has ever been in a love-hate relationship with their gym membership, The Stronger By Science Podcast revolutionizes your journey to optimum health and absolute strength. So slip on your lab coats and weightlifting gloves; it's time for science with muscles!
Hold on to your lab goggles for “Unsung Science”, delivered by your jovial host, Dr. Quirk. Retiring from his lab, he has set himself a new experiment - a podcast - to spread the joy of science to the masses. Assisting him is Claudia, a witty AI with an encyclopedic brain. Targeting all the curious minds out there, they're determined to make everyone fall in love with science. Unpacking the coolest discoveries and highlighting the true superheroes – the scientists, they're on a mission to make science a fun journey for everyone. One of the fan-favorite episodes, 'Gravity of Humour', makes even a black hole sound hilarious. Want a laugh and learn fix? Tune into "Unsung Science"! With top-notch information, it definitely promises gravity-defying entertainment!