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A curated collection of general science podcasts. Also see Physics, Math, and Astronomy Podcasts and SciPhi-Adjacent Podcasts.

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Updated: 2024-May-25 17:05 UTC. Podcasts listed: 62. Ordered by date of most recent episode (newest to oldest). AI-generated content is based on podcasters' episode descriptions.


Collection summary covering past 30 days (AI-generated):

These podcasts encompass a wide array of scientific and intellectual topics, reflecting the breadth and depth of modern inquiry into our world and beyond. Among the key themes are the exploration of cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and quantum computing. These topics are addressed from theoretical, practical, and ethical angles, considering both the remarkable capabilities and the potential societal impacts of future technological advancements.

Another recurring focus is the natural world and ongoing environmental concerns. Episodes delve into climate change effects on diverse aspects of life, such as sports, flooding in cemeteries, and conservation efforts, including the study of coral reefs and endangered species. The relationship between humans and nature is further explored through discussions on topics like sustainable practices and the displacement of native animals due to environmental changes.

Health and medical science feature prominently, with coverage on the development and implications of novel vaccines, the challenges of modern medicine, and the intersection of neuroscience and mental health. This includes examinations of conditions such as tinnitus, the forensic identification of ancient diseases, and the impact of dietary choices on human health.

Episodes also venture into the realms of astronomy and astrophysics, discussing phenomena like asteroid impacts, the search for exoplanets, and the potential colonization of other planets. The philosophical and ethical dimensions of scientific exploration are addressed through debates on existential risks and intellectual humility in the scientific process.

Furthermore, the podcasts frequently include personal narratives and human-interest stories, highlighting individual researchers' journeys, historical figures in science, and the broader societal impact of scientific discoveries. These narratives provide a humanizing context to the scientific discussions, making them accessible and relatable.

Overall, the podcasts offer a rich tapestry of topics that intersect science, technology, environment, health, and human experience, providing listeners with in-depth and thought-provoking content across a broad spectrum of fields.


Podcasts:
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe Image The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
986 episodes
2005 to 2024

Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Weekly science news • Critical thinking • Conspiracies • Controversies • AI and technology updates • Interviews with experts • Pseudoscience debunking • Listener questions • Neuroscience • Space missions

Podcaster's summary:

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly science podcast discussing the latest science news, critical thinking, bad science, conspiracies and controversies. -The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Your escape to reality - Produced by SGU Productions, LLC: https://www.theskepticsguide.org

The Science Show Image The Science Show
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
246 episodes
2020 to 2024
Median: 54 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): scientific research • technological advancements • environmental issues • historical scientific figures • societal impacts of science • space exploration • energy solutions • wildlife and ecosystems

Podcaster's summary:

The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.

CrowdScience Image CrowdScience
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
389 episodes
2016 to 2024
Median: 31 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Curious questions about life, Earth, and the universe • Neuroscience of prayer • Malaria and child health • Maths ability • Coastal erosion and protection • Sound localization • Human population history • Climate change impact on volcanoes • Animal behaviors • BMI and health • Color perception • Impact of data centers • Evolution of wisdom teeth • Measurement of time • Earthquake prediction • Daydreaming psychology • Intelligence measurement • Human evolutionary theories • Tree planting and climate • Noise pollution and electric cars • Year-end highlights • Plant seed viability • Fat burning through exercise • Brainwashing influence • Reading vs listening to books • Reasons for lying • Impact of global warming • Gut microbiome and mood • Animal aesthetics • Farmed vs wild salmon health • Benefits of spices • Humans in ecosystems • Consciousness studies • Phobias and treatment • Stress and parenthood • Sustainable living models • Flight mechanics of insects • Internet's weight • Benefits of pet ownership

Podcaster's summary:

We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.

Science Friday Image Science Friday
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
150 episodes
2023 to 2024
Median: 18 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Climate change impact • Renewable energy • Medical advancements • Space exploration • Environmental conservation • Wildlife behavior • Technological innovations • Mental health • Sports science • Archaeological discoveries • Food sustainability

Podcaster's summary:

Brain fun for curious people.

Radiolab Image Radiolab
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
150 episodes
2021 to 2024
Median: 43 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Scientific discoveries • Human experiences • Technological advancements • Moral dilemmas • Historical events • Social issues • Unusual phenomena • Cultural insights • Personal stories • Evolutionary biology

Podcaster's summary:

Radiolab is on a curiosity bender. We ask deep questions and use investigative journalism to get the answers. A given episode might whirl you through science, legal history, and into the home of someone halfway across the world. The show is known for innovative sound design, smashing information into music. It is hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser.

The Stephen Wolfram Podcast Image The Stephen Wolfram Podcast
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
365 episodes
2017 to 2024
Median: 79 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Computational thinking • AI and machine learning • Business management • Innovation • History of science • Future of technology • Science Q&A for kids and general audience

Podcaster's summary:

Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the author of A New Kind of Science; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Over the course of nearly four decades, he has been a pioneer in the development and application of computational thinking—and has been responsible for many discoveries, inventions and innovations in science, technology and business.
On his podcast, Stephen discusses topics ranging from the history of science to the future of civilization and ethics of AI.

New Scientist Podcasts Image New Scientist Podcasts
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
298 episodes
2020 to 2024
Median: 27 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Latest discoveries in science and technology • Alien life • Quantum computing • Climate change • Neuroscience • Evolution • Space exploration • Animal behavior • Medical advancements • AI innovations

Podcaster's summary:

Podcasts for the insatiably curious by the world’s most popular weekly science magazine. Everything from the latest science and technology news to the big-picture questions about life, the universe and what it means to be human.
For more visit newscientist.com/podcasts
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

New Scientist Weekly Image New Scientist Weekly
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14 episodes
2024
Median: 27 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science and technology news • Alien life • Human brain research • Environmental studies • Animal behavior • Space exploration • Quantum mechanics • Medical advancements

Podcaster's summary:

A news podcast for the instatiably curious by the world's most popular weekly science magazine. Everything from the latest science and technology news to the big-picture questions about life, the universe and what it means to be human.
For more visit newscientist.com/podcasts
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Nature Podcast Image Nature Podcast
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724 episodes
2014 to 2024
Median: 24 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Cutting-edge scientific research • Interviews with scientists • Environmental impacts • Technological advancements • Medical discoveries • AI in science • Historical insights • Biodiversity • Space exploration • Genetics and genomics

Podcaster's summary:

The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of the Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and provide in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

A Moment of Science Image A Moment of Science
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
1103 episodes
2013 to 2024
Median: 2 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Scientific explanations • Daily mysteries • Natural phenomena • Animal behavior • Human genetics • Environmental issues • Technological advancements • Historical insights • Health research

Podcaster's summary:

A Moment of Science is a daily audio podcast, public radio program and video series providing the scientific story behind some of life's most perplexing mysteries.

Science, Spoken Image Science, Spoken
ProfileRSSApple Podcasts
2303 episodes
2016 to 2024
Median: 8 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): science and technology breakthroughs • medical innovations • environmental issues • space exploration • societal impacts of tech • synthetic biology • climate change • futuristic designs • public health concerns • brain interface advancements

Podcaster's summary:

Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and society.

Science Quickly Image Science Quickly
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
1283 episodes
2014 to 2024
Median: 3 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Scientific discoveries • Environmental issues • AI and technology impacts • Health and medicine • Space and astronomy • Animal behavior • Social and cultural topics

Podcaster's summary:

Host Rachel Feltman, alongside leading science and tech journalists, dives into the rich world of scientific discovery in this bite-size science variety show.

Unexpected Elements Image Unexpected Elements
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
222 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 59 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science behind current news • Uncommon scientific stories • Animal behavior and lifespans • Effects of technology • Environmental issues • Space and physics explorations • Human psychology and health • Unexpected scientific connections

Podcaster's summary:

The news you know, the science you don’t. Unexpected Elements looks beyond everyday narratives to discover a goldmine of scientific stories and connections from around the globe. From Afronauts, to why we argue, to a deep dive on animal lifespans: see the world in a new way.

Tumble Science Podcast for Kids Image Tumble Science Podcast for Kids
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
235 episodes
2015 to 2024
Median: 17 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science discovery for kids • Astronomy and space exploration • Environmental science • Biology and ecology • Animal behavior • Historical science breakthroughs • Interactive quiz shows • Science in everyday life • Exciting scientific experiments and adventures

Podcaster's summary:

A Common Sense Selection! Exploring stories of science discovery. Tumble is a science podcast created to be enjoyed by the entire family. Hosted & produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher). Visit www.tumblepodcast.com for educational content.

Short Wave Image Short Wave
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
1068 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 12 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science discoveries • Climate change impacts • Animal behavior • Space exploration • Innovative technologies • Public health • Evolutionary biology • Environmental issues • Neuroscience and memory • Food science

Podcaster's summary:

New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — in just under 15 minutes. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join hosts Emily Kwong and Regina Barber for science on a different wavelength.
If you're hooked, try Short Wave Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/shortwave

Quirks and Quarks Image Quirks and Quarks
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27 episodes
2023 to 2024
Median: 54 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science discoveries • Nature and wildlife • Space and astronomy • Climate change • Technology and robotics • Evolution and paleontology • Health and medicine • Environmental issues

Podcaster's summary:

CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.

The Naked Scientists Podcast Image The Naked Scientists Podcast
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
1051 episodes
2005 to 2024
Median: 56 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Scientific breakthroughs • health research • technological advancements • environmental issues • historical discoveries • astrophysics and space exploration • cutting-edge medicine • genetic studies • AI and quantum technologies

Podcaster's summary:

The Naked Scientists flagship science show brings you a lighthearted look at the latest scientific breakthroughs, interviews with the world's top scientists, answers to your science questions and science experiments to try at home.

The Story Collider Image The Story Collider
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
616 episodes
2012 to 2024
Median: 28 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Personal stories • Science impact on lives • Diverse experiences • Humor and heartbreak • Expert and amateur perspectives • Unique challenges • Moments of growth • Relationships and emotions • Resilience and vulnerability

Podcaster's summary:

Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. Every year, we host dozens of live shows all over the country, featuring all kinds of storytellers - researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of our stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they're all true and all very personal. Welcome to The Story Collider!

Cool Science Radio Image Cool Science Radio
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20 episodes
2023 to 2024
Median: 51 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Scientific discoveries • Technological innovations • Experts' insights • Health and wellness • Space exploration • Modern physics • Environmental science • AI and machine learning • Human history • Future predictions

Podcaster's summary:

From the discovery of new dinosaurs to the science of an avalanche. From the secret technology behind Facebook, to nanotechnology. Deciphering science and technology in an entertaining, amusing and accessible way. If we can understand it, so can you. Hosted by Lynn Ware Peek and Katie Mullaly.

Science In Action Image Science In Action
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
260 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 29 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Weekly science news • Astronomy • Climate change • Astrobiology • Evolution • Natural disasters • Epidemics • Conservation science • Genetic research • Space exploration

Podcaster's summary:

The BBC brings you all the week's science news.

This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast Image This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
50 episodes
2023 to 2024
Median: 104 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Humorous science news • Genetic engineering • Cybernetics • Space exploration • Neuroscience • Countdown to World Robot Domination • Interviews • Animal behavior • Environment • Health topics • Technological innovations

Podcaster's summary:

The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, Justin Jackson, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist, and Blair Bazdarich, a zoologist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.

Science Magazine Podcast Image Science Magazine Podcast
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
538 episodes
2013 to 2024
Median: 26 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Scientific research • Global news • Commentary • Neuroscience • Biology • Environmental science • Astrophysics • Chemistry • Robotics • Archaeology • Climate science • Innovative technologies • Health research

Podcaster's summary:

Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.

UnDisciplined Image UnDisciplined
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
258 episodes
2018 to 2024
Median: 25 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): scientific exploration • climate change impact • human connection • historical analysis • environmental challenges • social issues • technological advances • cultural phenomena • health and medicine • education and inclusivity

Podcaster's summary:

Each week, UnDisciplined takes a fun, fascinating and accessible dive into the lives of researchers and explorers working across a wide variety of scientific fields.

BBC Inside Science Image BBC Inside Science
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
547 episodes
2013 to 2024
Median: 28 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Cosmology and universe models • Climate change and its impacts • Animal behavior and welfare • Environmental science and biodiversity • Advances in medical and psychological research • Space exploration and discoveries • Technological innovations in science

Podcaster's summary:

A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

The Joy of Why Image The Joy of Why
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36 episodes
2022 to 2024
Median: 40 minutes
Collections: Physics, Math, and AstronomyScience

Themes (AI-generated): High-temperature superconductors • Breast milk's microbiome • Black hole information paradox • Biological computation • Quantum teleportation • Nature of time • Evolution of altruism • Good mathematics • Rogue waves • Consciousness • Multiverse theories • Quantum perpetual motion • Aging reversal • Quantum field theory • Artificial intelligence in proofs • Origin of life • Exoplanet discovery • Quantum gravity • Immune system balance • Mathematical knots • Importance of sleep

Podcaster's summary:

"The Joy of Why" is a Quanta Magazine podcast about curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge. The mathematician and author Steven Strogatz and the astrophysicist and author Janna Levin take turns interviewing leading researchers about the great scientific and mathematical questions of our time. New episodes are released every other Thursday.

Into the Impossible With Brian Keating Image Into the Impossible With Brian Keating
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
405 episodes
2018 to 2024
Median: 64 minutes
Collections: Physics, Math, and AstronomyScience

Themes (AI-generated): Science and technology discussions • Multiverse theory and Big Bang • Artificial intelligence and consciousness • Dark matter and dark energy • Astronomical phenomena such as black holes and solar eclipses • Interviews with renowned scientists

Podcaster's summary:

A podcast about how we understand the world, scientifically and as humans. Each conversation brings together visionaries from the worlds of arts, sciences, humanities, and technology discussing the nature of reality and how we collaborate to create the future. Hosted by Dr Brian Keating, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. For show notes go to: https://briankeating.com/podcast

Science Vs Image Science Vs
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
254 episodes
2016 to 2024
Median: 36 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science-backed exploration • Health trends like vaping, fasting, weight loss meds • Mental health topics including depression treatments, PTSD • Drug use and its effects • Examining controversial topics like personality tests, UFOs, and gluten-free diets

Podcaster's summary:

There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to and cover everything from 5G and Pandemics, to Vaping and Fasting Diets.

Lost Women of Science Image Lost Women of Science
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
77 episodes
2021 to 2024
Median: 27 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Unrecognized female scientists • Historical context • Groundbreaking discoveries • Gender bias in science • Forgotten contributions • Social impact • Diverse scientific fields • Rediscovered stories

Podcaster's summary:

For every Marie Curie or Rosalind Franklin whose story has been told, hundreds of female scientists remain unknown to the public at large. In this series, we illuminate the lives and work of a diverse array of groundbreaking scientists who, because of time, place and gender, have gone largely unrecognized. Each season we focus on a different scientist, putting her narrative into context, explaining not just the science but also the social and historical conditions in which she lived and worked. We also bring these stories to the present, painting a full picture of how her work endures.

Science Weekly Image Science Weekly
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
300 episodes
2021 to 2024
Median: 15 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science news • environment news • AI and technology • health and nutrition • climate change • wildlife and ecology • psychology and behavior • medical research • space and astronomy • societal issues

Podcaster's summary:

Twice a week, the Guardian brings you the latest science and environment news

Unexplainable Image Unexplainable
ProfileRSSApple Podcasts
151 episodes
2021 to 2024
Median: 28 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Scientific mysteries • Unanswered questions • Scientific discoveries • Human and animal behavior • Space exploration • Environmental issues • Health and medicine • Historical enigmas • AI technology • Emotional experiences

Podcaster's summary:

Unexplainable takes listeners right up to the edge of what we know ... and then keeps right on going. This Vox podcast explores scientific mysteries, unanswered questions, and all the things we learn by diving into the unknown. New episodes every Wednesday.

The Infinite Monkey Cage Image The Infinite Monkey Cage
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
204 episodes
2009 to 2024
Median: 42 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science explained through humor • Space and cosmos • Human behavior and psychology • Life on Earth and other planets • Evolution and ancient history • Mathematical concepts • Nature and environment • Scientific mysteries and phenomena

Podcaster's summary:

Brian Cox and Robin Ince host a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes.

Ologies with Alie Ward Image Ologies with Alie Ward
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
397 episodes
2017 to 2024
Median: 70 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science questions • Expert interviews • Humorous takes • Nature and animals • Human behavior • Historical insights • Space and cosmology • Environmental topics • Biology and ecology • Curiosities and oddities

Podcaster's summary:

Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.

The HPS Podcast - Conversations from History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science Image The HPS Podcast - Conversations from History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
41 episodes
2023 to 2024
Median: 24 minutes
Collections: PhilosophyScience

Themes (AI-generated): Philosophical issues in science • Histories of scientific practices • Science and social contexts • Public engagement with scientific controversies • Interdisciplinary scientific topics • Indigenous and colonial perspectives in science

Podcaster's summary:

Leading scholars in History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science (HPS) introduce contemporary topics for a general audience. Developed by scholars and students in the HPS program at the University of Melbourne. Episodes released weekly. 
Current Hosts: Samara Greenwood and Carmelina Contarino.

Brains On! Science podcast for kids Image Brains On! Science podcast for kids
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
331 episodes
2013 to 2024
Median: 29 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science for kids and adults • Mystery sounds • Expert-checked facts • History and technology • Nature and exploration • Space and astronomy • Human body and health • Fun activities and events

Podcaster's summary:

Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world sent in by listeners. Like, do dogs know they’re dogs? Or, why do feet stink? Plus, we have mystery sounds for you to guess, songs for you to dance to, and lots of facts -- all checked by experts.

New Scientist CultureLab Image New Scientist CultureLab
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6 episodes
2024
Median: 32 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Climate change narratives • AI trust issues • Menstruation science • Ecological innovation • Moon's impact on Earth

Podcaster's summary:

CultureLab is an array of delights from the world of culture and the arts. Sometimes we interview the world’s most exciting authors about their fascinating books, other times we delve into the science behind a movie or TV show. New episodes every other Tuesday.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Discovery Image Discovery
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743 episodes
2010 to 2024
Median: 26 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science explorations • Inventors and innovations • Maternal health • Animal behavior and anatomy • Climate change impacts • Data and artificial intelligence • Health and medical science • Biodiversity and conservation.

Podcaster's summary:

Explorations in the world of science.

Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas Image Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas
ProfileSiteRSSApple Podcasts
324 episodes
2018 to 2024
Median: 81 minutes
Collections: PhilosophyPhysics, Math, and AstronomyScience

Themes (AI-generated): Science breakthroughs • Philosophy debates • Cultural analysis • Sociopolitical commentary • Quantum mechanics • Artificial intelligence • Astronomy insights • Biological advancements • Historical perspectives • STEM education challenges • Environmental issues

Podcaster's summary:

Ever wanted to know how music affects your brain, what quantum mechanics really is, or how black holes work? Do you wonder why you get emotional each time you see a certain movie, or how on earth video games are designed? Then you’ve come to the right place. Each week, Sean Carroll will host conversations with some of the most interesting thinkers in the world. From neuroscientists and engineers to authors and television producers, Sean and his guests talk about the biggest ideas in science, philosophy, culture and much more.

PNAS Science Sessions Image PNAS Science Sessions
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372 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 6 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Scientific research and discoveries • Climate and environmental issues • Social sciences and inequality • Animal behavior and biology • Technological advancements • Human health and medicine

Podcaster's summary:

Welcome to Science Sessions, the PNAS podcast program. Listen to brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, Academy members, and policymakers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in PNAS, plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us.

People Behind the Science Podcast Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers Image People Behind the Science Podcast Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
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761 episodes
2014 to 2024
Median: 41 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Scientific research journeys • Career paths • Failures and successes • Personal hobbies • Life experiences • Discoveries and innovations across various scientific fields

Podcaster's summary:

Are you searching for great stories to ignite your curiosity, teach you to perform better in life and career, inspire your mind, and make you laugh along the way? In this science podcast, Dr. Marie McNeely introduces you to the brilliant researchers behind the latest scientific discoveries. Join us as they share their greatest failures, most staggering successes, candid career advice, and what drives them forward in life and science.
Our website with show notes
Greetings science fans!
We’re elated to welcome you to People Behind the Science where we explore the lives and experiences of the people behind the research and scientific discoveries of today.
People Behind the Science’s mission is to inspire current and future scientists, share the different paths to a successful career in science, educate the general population on what scientists do, and show the human side of 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.
Our esteemed guests will tell you:
what motivates them and how they balance their competing responsibilities
how they worked through some of the most challenging times in their careers
advice to help you through your own journey through life and science

Our Podcast
People Behind the Science is a podcast focused on the people doing fascinating research through interviews with top scientists. We are proud to have interviewed so many inspiring scientists, including U.S. National Academy scientists like Josh Sanes, Nick Spitzer, Lou Muglia, Jacob Israelachvili, Gene Robinson, Larry Squire, John Dowling, James Berger, and David Spergel, as well as popular scientists in the media like Donna Nelson (science advisor for the TV show Breaking Bad) and Jack Horner (science advisor for the Jurassic park movies). We are honored to have shared their amazing stories with people in all 50 states in the USA and in over 120 countries across the world.

Big Picture Science Image Big Picture Science
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568 episodes
2006 to 2024
Median: 54 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Connections in science and technology • Skepticism and pseudoscience • Evolutionary biology • Astronomy and space exploration • Environmental concerns • Health and medicine • History and archaeology • Quantum mechanics

Podcaster's summary:

The surprising connections in science and technology that give you the Big Picture. Astronomer Seth Shostak and science journalist Molly Bentley are joined each week by leading researchers, techies, and journalists to provide a smart and humorous take on science. Our regular "Skeptic Check" episodes cast a critical eye on pseudoscience.

New Books in Science Image New Books in Science
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755 episodes
2008 to 2024
Median: 59 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science interviews • Climate change and oceans • Neuroscience and memory • Evolutionary biology • Mathematical sciences • Scientific methodology • Immunology • Genomics • Engineering solutions • Book summaries

Podcaster's summary:

Interviews with Scientists about their New Books
Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science

The Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss Image The Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss
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88 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 110 minutes
Collections: Physics, Math, and AstronomyScience

Themes (AI-generated): Science • Technology • Free speech • Academia • Journalism • Culture • Climate change • Comedy • Rationality • Primatology • Animal welfare • Exoplanets • Quantum computing • Physics • AI safety • Human behavior • Philosophy • Economics • Religion

Podcaster's summary:

The Origins Podcast features in-depth conversations with some of the most interesting people in the world about the issues that impact all of us in the 21st century. Host, theoretical physicist, lecturer, and author, Lawrence M. Krauss, will be joined by guests from a wide range of fields, including science, the arts, and journalism. The topics discussed on The Origins Podcast reflect the full range of the human experience - exploring science and culture in a way that seeks to entertain, educate, and inspire. lawrencekrauss.substack.com
lawrencekrauss.substack.com

Quanta Science Podcast Image Quanta Science Podcast
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239 episodes
2015 to 2024
Median: 19 minutes
Collections: Physics, Math, and AstronomyScience

Themes (AI-generated): Mathematics • Theoretical physics • Theoretical computer science • Life sciences • Brain studies • Quantum mechanics • Astronomy • Volcanology • Evolution • Artificial intelligence • Health • Biology

Podcaster's summary:

Listen to Quanta Magazine's in-depth news stories about developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences. Quanta, an editorially independent magazine published by the Simons Foundation, seeks to enhance public understanding of basic research. Read more at QuantaMagazine.org.
You've learned from Quanta. Now we want to learn from you! Quanta is conducting a series of surveys to better serve our audience. Take our podcast listener survey and you will be entered to win a free Quanta book, t-shirt or tote bag: quantamag.typeform.com/podcast

SciShow Tangents Image SciShow Tangents
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264 episodes
2018 to 2024
Median: 34 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science topics • Humor and tangents • Special guests • Scientific research • Everyday phenomena • Curiosities and oddities • Educational insights

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SciShow Tangents is the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every other Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, and Sam Schultz as they try to one-up and amaze each other with weird and funny scientific research... while not getting distracted. There will be tangents about video games, music, weird smells, surprisingly deep insights about life, and of course, poop, but it always comes back to the science.

In Our Time: Science Image In Our Time: Science
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284 episodes
1998 to 2024
Median: 42 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Scientific principles and theories • Historical figures in science • Technological innovations • Astronomy and space science • Biological evolution • Chemistry and physics breakthroughs • Mathematics and computation • Environmental and Earth sciences

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Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.

Science Talk Image Science Talk
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544 episodes
2006 to 2024
Median: 25 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Scientific discoveries and research techniques • Uncertainty in science • Environmental conservation and wildlife • Health and medical issues • Technological innovations • Historical scientific figures • Nature sounds and experiences

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Science Talk is a podcast of longer-form audio experiments from Scientific American--from immersive sonic journeys into nature to deep dives into research with leading experts.

COMPLEXITY: Physics of Life Image COMPLEXITY: Physics of Life
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113 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 57 minutes
Collections: Physics, Math, and AstronomyScience

Themes (AI-generated): Complexity science • Physics of life • Evolution • Ecology • Biogeochemical cycles • Collective behavior • Scientific inquiry • Human society • Information theory • Synthetic biology • Engineering ethics • Political economy

Podcaster's summary:

Are there universal laws of life and can we find them? Is there a physics of society, of ecology, of evolution? Join us for six episodes of thought-provoking insights on the physics of life and its profound implications on our understanding of the universe. In this season of the Santa Fe Institute’s Complexity podcast’s relaunch, we talk to researchers who have been exploring these questions and more through the lens of complexity science. Subscribe now and be part of the exploration!

Ockham’s Razor Image Ockham’s Razor
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250 episodes
2018 to 2024
Median: 11 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Citizen science • Space research • Conservation • Indigenous perspectives • Bioengineering • Epigenetics • Artificial intelligence • Chronic disease • Forensic science • Environmental issues • Glaucoma treatment • Science communication • Rewilding • History and archaeology

Podcaster's summary:

Ockham’s Razor is a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about science.

FQxI Podcast Image FQxI Podcast
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107 episodes
2012 to 2024

Collections: Physics, Math, and AstronomyScience

Themes (AI-generated): Physics discussions • Foundational questions • Quantum mechanics • Theories of everything • Multiverse • Time's arrow • Consciousness • Year in physics reviews • Quantum experiments • Quantum computing • Science advancements

Podcaster's summary:

Physics podcast from the Foundational Questions Institute

Conversations at the Perimeter Image Conversations at the Perimeter
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23 episodes
2022 to 2024
Median: 59 minutes
Collections: Physics, Math, and AstronomyScience

Themes (AI-generated): Quantum science • Theoretical physics • Black holes • Cosmology • Quantum computing • Superfluidity • Dark energy • Intersection of science and human stories • Influential researchers' biographies and motivations

Podcaster's summary:

Conversations at the Perimeter will introduce you to brilliant researchers working at the forefront of science, seeking to solve nature’s deepest mysteries – from quantum to cosmos. Learn about their motivations, the challenges they encounter, and the drive that keeps them searching for answers. Join the conversation!

Unsung Science Image Unsung Science
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47 episodes
2021 to 2023
Median: 36 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Innovations in science and technology • Behind-the-scenes creation stories • Transportation and space advancements • Health and genetics insights • Environmental and ecological breakthroughs • Impact of technology on society

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Hear the untold stories of mind-blowing achievements in science and tech. “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent and six-time Emmy winner David Pogue takes you behind the scenes into the creation stories of the world’s greatest advances and the people behind them. From transportation, food, space, internet, and health, creators reveal their inspirations and roadblocks they encountered in bringing their breakthroughs to the public. Hear all-new episodes of the award-winning Unsung Science podcast every other Friday.

Science Rules! with Bill Nye Image Science Rules! with Bill Nye
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151 episodes
2019 to 2023
Median: 43 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science and technology • Coronavirus pandemic • Climate change • Space exploration • Behavioral science • Food science • Exercise and wellness • Environment and sustainability • Sound and sensory studies • Evolutionary biology

Podcaster's summary:

Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world — one voicemail at a time. Bill and science writer Corey S. Powell take your burning questions and put them to the world's leading experts on just about every topic in the universe. Should you stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? Could alien life be swimming inside the moons of Jupiter and Saturn? Does your pet parakeet learn to sing the way that you learned to speak? Bill, Corey, and their special guests will answer those questions and convince you that... science rules!

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry Image The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
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137 episodes
2016 to 2023
Median: 28 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Scientific mysteries • Listener questions • Investigations by Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry • Topics: mathematics, physics, biology, medicine, technology, history • Expert interviews • Real-world applications • Everyday phenomena

Podcaster's summary:

Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.

TED Talks Science and Medicine Image TED Talks Science and Medicine
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136 episodes
2018 to 2023
Median: 12 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Groundbreaking scientific discoveries • Medical advancements • Environmental challenges and solutions • Space exploration • Technological innovations • Evolutionary biology • Climate change mitigation • Humanitarian efforts • Complex biological phenomena • Forensic science applications

Podcaster's summary:

Some of the world's greatest scientists, doctors and medical researchers share their discoveries and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Great Moments In Science Image Great Moments In Science
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249 episodes
2018 to 2023
Median: 6 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science phenomena • Medical insights • Technological advancements • Space exploration • Biology and nature • Human behavior • Environmental issues • Historical science events • Physics and chemistry • Astronomy

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From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.

Science on the Radio Image Science on the Radio
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20 episodes
2019 to 2022
Median: 1 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science education • Astronomy • Bugs • Marine biology • Science fiction media • Space missions • Historical war advances • Wildlife conservation • Human anatomy • Technology • Health concerns • Botany

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"Science on the Radio" is a 90-second science information segment featuring Marvin Druger, retired chair of the Department of Science Teaching and professor of biology and science education at Syracuse University.

NOVA Now Image NOVA Now
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30 episodes
2020 to 2021
Median: 28 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science • Current events • Technology • Space exploration • Environmental issues • Health • Astronomy • Futurism • Climate change • Medical research

Podcaster's summary:

From the PBS science series NOVA, a biweekly podcast digging into the science behind the headlines. Alok Patel takes you behind the scenes with the people—scientists, engineers, technologists, mathematicians and more—working to understand our world. Now it's more critical than ever to distinguish fact from fiction and find science-based answers to the most pressing questions of our time.
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The Joy of x Image The Joy of x
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26 episodes
2020 to 2021
Median: 48 minutes
Collections: Physics, Math, and AstronomyScience

Themes (AI-generated): Mathematicians • Scientists • Interviews • Neuroscience • Quantum Computing • Pure Mathematics • Anesthesia • AI Research • Cancer Biology • Algorithms for Social Justice • Combinatorics • Evolution • Black Holes

Podcaster's summary:

The acclaimed mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews some of the world's leading scientists about their lives and work.
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New Scientist Escape Pod Image New Scientist Escape Pod
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16 episodes
2021
Median: 17 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science topics • Discoveries • Innovations • Nature • Space exploration • Technology • Human perception • Historical figures • Music • Psychology • Escape themes

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Are you tired of hearing about coronavirus? Has lockdown left you worn out? Then perhaps it’s time to escape. Join Rowan Hooper and the team at New Scientist in this covid-free space, as they discuss all that’s right with the world - the stories that remind us of how wonderful this planet really is. Find out more at newscientist.com/podcasts
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Wonder Cupboard Image Wonder Cupboard
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18 episodes
2018 to 2020
Median: 53 minutes
Collections: PhilosophyScience

Themes (AI-generated): History of science • Philosophy of science • Notable scientists • Scientific theories • Cultural impact of science • Unusual scientific topics • Guest experts • Reviews of scientific concepts • Intersection of science and society

Podcaster's summary:

Wonder Cupboard asks what science is, how it works, and how it came to be. Elena Falco and Ian Bridgeman present a new topic on the history and philosophy of science every episode.

The Universe Speaks in Numbers Image The Universe Speaks in Numbers
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25 episodes
2019 to 2020
Median: 21 minutes
Collections: Physics, Math, and AstronomyScience

Themes (AI-generated): Fundamental physics • Pure mathematics • Symmetry breaking • String theory • Multiverse concept • Particle interactions • Black holes • Scattering amplitudes • Quantum field theories • Science communication • History of science

Podcaster's summary:

In The Universe Speaks in Numbers award-winning science writer Graham Farmelo is in conversation with some of the great names in modern physics and mathematics. Among the interviewees are Michael Atiyah, Ruth Britto, Lance Dixon, Simon Donaldson, Freeman Dyson, Juan Maldacena, Michela Massimi, Roger Penrose, Martin Rees, Simon Schaffer and Edward Witten.To read more see Graham's book The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets.
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Science Distilled Image Science Distilled
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9 episodes
2019 to 2020
Median: 21 minutes
Collection: Science

Themes (AI-generated): Science concepts • Diversity and inclusion • Healthcare • Groundwater and pollution • Robotics • Human perception • Search for extraterrestrial life • Climate change • Firefighting stories

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Science Distilled is a podcast based on the lecture series of the same name, where we break down concepts from cutting edge science and research and learn how they apply to the world around us. The podcast is hosted by KUNR's Paul Boger and Michelle Matus. This show is for science nerds and novices alike. We'll geek out on robots, dive into astrobiology, and take a deeper look at the world around us. With every topic we cover, you'll hear conversations from scientists doing the research and learn how that research impacts you and the world around us. This podcast is a production of KUNR Public Radio, in partnership with the Desert Research Institute and the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in Reno, Nevada.