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Science Podcasts

This list covers general science podcasts. A separate list of physics, math, and astronomy podcasts also is available.

See also: A composite list of episodes from the past 90 days of these podcasts.

Updated: 2023-Feb-04 13:15 UTC. Podcasts: 56. Podcasts are ordered by year of latest episode and, within each year, by the number of science writers following the podcast's indicated Twitter account. Switch to uncategorized grid view. Switch to categorized grid view. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

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podcast imageWIRED Science: Space, Health, Biotech, and More
Twitter: @WIREDScience (followed by 161 science writers)
Site: www.wired.com/category/science
90 episodes • 2022 to present
Average episode: 8 minutes
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Categories: Story-Style

Podcaster's summary: Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's latest Science stories on genetic engineering, robotics, space, climate change, and more.
podcast imageScience Friday
Twitter: @scifri (followed by 152 science writers)
Site: www.sciencefriday.com/radio
150 episodes • 2021 to present
Average episode: 48 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • News-Style

Podcaster's summary: Brain fun for curious people.
podcast imageNew Scientist Weekly
Twitter: @newscientist (followed by 147 science writers)
Site: www.newscientist.com
165 episodes • 2020 to present
Average episode: 28 minutes
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Categories: News-Style

Podcaster's summary: Keep up with the latest scientific developments and breakthroughs in this award winning weekly podcast from the team at New Scientist, the world’s most popular weekly science and technology magazine. Each discussion centers around three of the most fascinating stories to hit the headlines each week. From technology, to space, health and the environment, we share all the information you need to keep pace. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
podcast imageSean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas
Twitter: @seanmcarroll (followed by 145 science writers)
Site: www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast
262 episodes • 2018 to present
Average episode: 92 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Multidisciplinary • Physics

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.
podcast imageScience Magazine Podcast
Twitter: @ScienceMagazine (followed by 142 science writers)
Site: www.sciencemag.org
100 episodes • 2021 to present
Average episode: 30 minutes
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Categories: News-Style

Podcaster's summary: Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
podcast imageScience Weekly
Twitter: @guardianscience (followed by 125 science writers)
Site: www.theguardian.com/science/series/science
217 episodes • 2021 to present
Average episode: 16 minutes
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Categories: News-Style

Podcaster's summary: Twice a week, the Guardian brings you the latest science and environment news
podcast imageRadiolab
Twitter: @Radiolab@lmillernpr@latifnasser (@Radiolab followed by 101 science writers)
Site: www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab
148 episodes • 2020 to present
Average episode: 44 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Story-Style

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.
podcast imageQuanta Science Podcast
Twitter: @QuantaMagazine (followed by 99 science writers)
Site: www.quantamagazine.org/tag/podcast
206 episodes • 2015 to present
Average episode: 20 minutes
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Categories: Math • Multidisciplinary • Physics • Story-Style

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.
podcast imageThe Story Collider
Twitter: @storycollider (followed by 94 science writers)
Site: storycollider.org
548 episodes • 2012 to present
Average episode: 25 minutes
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Categories: Science-Adjacent • Story-Style

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!
podcast imageShort Wave
Twitter: @NPR (followed by 87 science writers)
Site: www.npr.org/podcasts/510351/short-wave
841 episodes • 2019 to present
Average episode: 13 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Story-Style

Podcaster's summary: New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join hosts Emily Kwong and Aaron Scott 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
podcast imageThe Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
Twitter: @AdamRutherford@FryRsquared (@AdamRutherford followed by 85 science writers)
Site: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07dx75g
135 episodes • 2016 to present
Average episode: 27 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Story-Style

Podcaster's summary: Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
podcast imageUnexplainable
Twitter: @voxdotcom@nhassenfeld (@voxdotcom followed by 78 science writers)
Site: www.vox.com/unexplainable
91 episodes • 2021 to present
Average episode: 30 minutes
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Categories: Story-Style

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.
podcast imageCrowdScience
Twitter: @BBCScienceNews (followed by 73 science writers)
Site: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d42rc
300 episodes • 2017 to present
Average episode: 32 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Story-Style

Podcaster's summary: We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
podcast imageOlogies with Alie Ward
Twitter: @Ologies@alieward (@alieward followed by 66 science writers)
Site: www.alieward.com/ologies
305 episodes • 2017 to present
Average episode: 66 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style

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.
podcast imageSciShow Tangents
Twitter: @SciShowTangents@hankgreen@ceriley@itsmestefanchin@im_sam_schultz (@hankgreen followed by 63 science writers)
Site: complexly.com/shows/scishow-tangents
223 episodes • 2018 to present
Average episode: 34 minutes
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Categories: Three+ Hosts

Podcaster's summary: SciShow Tangents is the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every 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.
podcast imageBig Picture Science
Twitter: @BiPiSci@SethShostak@mollycbentley (@SethShostak followed by 58 science writers)
Site: bigpicturescience.org
499 episodes • 2006 to present
Average episode: 54 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Two Hosts

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.
podcast imageTED Talks Science and Medicine
Twitter: @TEDTalks (followed by 52 science writers)
Site: www.ted.com/talks
129 episodes • 2018 to present
Average episode: 12 minutes
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Categories: Talk/Seminar Series

Podcaster's summary:
podcast imagePNAS Science Sessions
Twitter: @PNASNews (followed by 50 science writers)
Site: www.pnas.org/about/science-sessions-podcast
342 episodes • 2019 to present
Average episode: 7 minutes
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Categories: Story-Style

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.
podcast imageThe Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss
Twitter: @LKrauss1@OriginsProject (@LKrauss1 followed by 45 science writers)
Site: www.originsproject.org/podcast
66 episodes • 2019 to present
Average episode: 99 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Multidisciplinary • Physics

Podcaster's summary: Science, Culture, Reason, Public Policy, & Fascinating Ideas
podcast imageInto the Impossible With Brian Keating
Twitter: @Into_Impossible@DrBrianKeating (@DrBrianKeating followed by 44 science writers)
Site: briankeating.com/podcast.php
282 episodes • 2018 to present
Average episode: 66 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Multidisciplinary • Physics

Podcaster's summary: A podcast about how we imagine, and how what we imagine shapes what we do. Each conversation brings together visionaries from the worlds of arts, sciences, humanities, and technology discussing the nature of imagination 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: BrianKeating.com/podcast
podcast imageCOMPLEXITY
Twitter: @sfiscience@michaelgarfield (@sfiscience followed by 38 science writers)
Site: www.santafe.edu/culture/podcasts
100 episodes • 2019 to present
Average episode: 58 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Math • Multidisciplinary

Podcaster's summary: Far-reaching conversations with a worldwide network of scientists and mathematicians, philosophers and artists developing new frameworks to explain our universe's deepest mysteries. Join host Michael Garfield at the Santa Fe Institute each week to learn about your world and the people who have dedicated their lives to exploring its emergent order: their stories, research, and insights…
podcast imageQuirks and Quarks from CBC Radio
Twitter: @CBCQuirks (followed by 34 science writers)
Site: www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks
23 episodes • 2022 to present
Average episode: 54 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • News-Style

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.
podcast imageUnsung Science
Twitter: @Pogue (followed by 33 science writers)
Site: unsungscience.com/
25 episodes • 2021 to present
Average episode: 34 minutes
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Categories: Science-Adjacent • Story-Style

Podcaster's summary: 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.
podcast imageThe Naked Scientists Podcast
Twitter: @NakedScientists (followed by 26 science writers)
Site: www.thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/naked-scientists-podcast
919 episodes • 2005 to present
Average episode: 56 minutes
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Categories: Story-Style

Podcaster's summary: The Naked Scientists flagship science show, includes the latest science news, interviews with top scientists, hands-on science experiments and answers to your science questions.
podcast imageA Moment of Science
Twitter: @momentofscience (followed by 21 science writers)
Site: indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience
765 episodes • 2013 to present
Average episode: 2 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Story-Style

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.
podcast imageThe Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
Twitter: @SkepticsGuide@stevennovella (@stevennovella followed by 17 science writers)
Site: www.theskepticsguide.org
917 episodes • 2005 to present
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Categories: News-Style

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
podcast imageThis Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast
Twitter: @TWIScience@drkiki@Jacksonfly@blairsmenagerie (@TWIScience followed by 16 science writers)
Site: www.twis.org
50 episodes • 2022 to present
Average episode: 103 minutes
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Categories: News-Style • Three+ Hosts

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.
podcast imagePeople Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
Twitter: @PBtScience@PhDMarie (@PBtScience followed by 13 science writers)
Site: peoplebehindthescience.com
300 episodes • 2017 to present
Average episode: 43 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Science-Adjacent

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 advi...
podcast imageOckham’s Razor
Twitter: @ABCscience@teegstar (@ABCscience followed by 13 science writers)
Site: www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor
250 episodes • 2017 to present
Average episode: 11 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Science-Adjacent • Story-Style

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.
podcast imageGreat Moments In Science
Twitter: @ABCscience@DoctorKarl (@ABCscience followed by 13 science writers)
Site: www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/greatmomentsinscience
249 episodes • 2017 to present
Average episode: 7 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Story-Style

Podcaster's summary: From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
podcast imageThe Science Show
Twitter: @ABCscience (followed by 13 science writers)
Site: www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow
247 episodes • 2018 to present
Average episode: 51 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Story-Style

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.
podcast imageBBC Inside Science
Twitter: @BBCRadio4 (followed by 12 science writers)
Site: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036f7w2
300 episodes • 2017 to present
Average episode: 32 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Science-Adjacent • Story-Style

Podcaster's summary: A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
podcast imageScience In Action
Twitter: @bbcworldservice@thescienceear (@bbcworldservice followed by 12 science writers)
Site: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsnb
192 episodes • 2019 to present
Average episode: 31 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • News-Style

Podcaster's summary: The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
podcast imageThe Science Hour
Twitter: @bbcworldservice (followed by 12 science writers)
Site: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016tmt2
159 episodes • 2019 to present
Average episode: 62 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • News-Style

Podcaster's summary: Science news and highlights of the week
podcast imageNature Podcast
Twitter: @NaturePodcast (followed by 11 science writers)
Site: www.nature.com/nature/podcast
622 episodes • 2014 to present
Average episode: 24 minutes
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Categories: News-Style

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.
podcast imageLost Women of Science
Twitter: @LostWomenofSci (followed by 7 science writers)
Site: lostwomenofscience.org
26 episodes • 2021 to present
Average episode: 26 minutes
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Categories: Science-Adjacent

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.
podcast imageCool Science Radio
Twitter: @KPCWRadio (followed by 2 science writers)
Site: www.kpcw.org
20 episodes • 2022 to present
Average episode: 52 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Story-Style

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, Katie Mullaly and John Wells.
podcast imageNew Books in Science
Twitter: @NewBooksSci (followed by 0 science writers)
Site: newbooksnetwork.com/category/science-technology/science
656 episodes • 2008 to present
Average episode: 62 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style

Podcaster's summary: Interviews with Scientists about their New Books | Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science
podcast imageUnDisciplined
Twitter: @SoUndisciplined@mdlaplante@nalininadkarni (@SoUndisciplined followed by 0 science writers)
Site: www.upr.org/show/undisciplined
20 episodes • 2022 to present
Average episode: 26 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Story-Style

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.
podcast imageScience Talk
Twitter: @sciam (followed by 179 science writers)
Site: www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/science-talk
500 episodes • 2007 to 2022
Average episode: 25 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Story-Style

Podcaster's summary: Science Talk takes you deeply into the world of science audio. Sometimes we travel deep into the wilderness. Sometimes deep into the mind of a scientific expert. The experience will always stimulate your auditory neurons, even if you don't know quite where you're headed at the start. Also check our podcast from Scientific American : "60-Second Science." To view all of our archived podcasts please go to https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
podcast image60-Second Science
Twitter: @sciam (followed by 179 science writers)
Site: www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/60-second-science
500 episodes • 2019 to 2022
Average episode: 4 minutes
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Categories: Story-Style

Podcaster's summary: Leading science journalists cover some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a deeper audio dive you can subscribe to Science Talk. To view all of our archived podcasts please go to https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
podcast imageNew Scientist Weekly Extra
Twitter: @newscientist (followed by 147 science writers)
Site: www.newscientist.com
11 episodes • 2021 to 2022
Average episode: 28 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style

Podcaster's summary: Want more New Scientist Weekly? Every week we get to speak to some of the most influential and interesting people on the cutting edge of science, but we only ever get to share a fraction of our conversations with them. That’s why we’ve created New Scientist Weekly Extra. Tune in for the full edit of the most engrossing interviews from our flagship show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
podcast imageThe Joy of Why
Twitter: @QuantaMagazine@stevenstrogatz (@QuantaMagazine followed by 99 science writers)
Site: quantamagazine.org/tag/the-joy-of-why
13 episodes • 2022
Average episode: 38 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Math • Multidisciplinary

Podcaster's summary: "The Joy of Why" is a Quanta Magazine podcast about curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge. The acclaimed mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews leading researchers about the great scientific and mathematical questions of our time.
podcast imageThe Infinite Monkey Cage
Twitter: @themonkeycage@ProfBrianCox@robinince (@ProfBrianCox followed by 85 science writers)
Site: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w
161 episodes • 2009 to 2022
Average episode: 39 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Panel-Style • Two Hosts

Podcaster's summary: Brian Cox and Robin Ince host a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes.
podcast imageFQXi Podcast
Twitter: @FQXi (followed by 38 science writers)
Site: fqxi.org/community/podcast
96 episodes • 2012 to 2022
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Categories: Physics • Two Hosts

Podcaster's summary: Podcast from science writers at the Foundational Questions Institute
podcast imageConversations at the Perimeter
Twitter: @Perimeter@laurenehayward@Call_me_Colin (@Perimeter followed by 36 science writers)
Site: perimeterinstitute.ca/conversations-perimeter
20 episodes • 2022
Average episode: 55 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Physics • Two Hosts

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!
podcast imageBrains On! Science podcast for kids
Twitter: @Brains_On (followed by 9 science writers)
Site: www.brainson.org
272 episodes • 2013 to 2022
Average episode: 28 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Kids • Story-Style

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.
podcast imageIn Our Time: Science
Twitter: @BBCInOurTime (followed by 0 science writers)
Site: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01gyd7j
273 episodes • 1998 to 2022
Average episode: 40 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Panel-Style

Podcaster's summary: Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
podcast imageScience on the Radio
Twitter: @waer883 (followed by 0 science writers)
Site: www.waer.org
20 episodes • 2019 to 2022
Average episode: 2 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs

Podcaster's summary: "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.
podcast imageScience Rules! with Bill Nye
Twitter: @BillNye@coreyspowell (@coreyspowell followed by 167 science writers)
Site: www.stitcher.com/podcast/stitcher/science-rules-with-bill-nye
149 episodes • 2019 to 2021
Average episode: 40 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Two Hosts

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!
podcast imageNew Scientist Escape Pod
Twitter: @newscientist (followed by 147 science writers)
Site: www.newscientist.com
16 episodes • 2021
Average episode: 16 minutes
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Categories: Story-Style

Podcaster's summary: 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
podcast imageNew Scientist The Big Interview
Twitter: @newscientist (followed by 147 science writers)
Site: www.newscientist.com
6 episodes • 2021
Average episode: 30 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Science-Adjacent

Podcaster's summary: Hear the stories of influential people who've made their mark in the worlds of science and culture. Through in-depth conversations with notable figures, explore everything from climate change, to philosophy, space and biology. Produced by Right Angles. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
podcast imageThe Joy of x
Twitter: @QuantaMagazine@stevenstrogatz (@QuantaMagazine followed by 99 science writers)
Site: www.quantamagazine.org/tag/the-joy-of-x
26 episodes • 2020 to 2021
Average episode: 45 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Math • Multidisciplinary

Podcaster's summary: The acclaimed mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews some of the world's leading scientists about their lives and work.
podcast imageNOVA Now
Twitter: @novapbs (followed by 59 science writers)
Site: www.pbs.org/novanowpodcast
30 episodes • 2020 to 2021
Average episode: 27 minutes
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Categories: Story-Style

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. | | Subscribe, and learn more by visiting pbs.org/novanowpodcast.
podcast imageThe Universe Speaks in Numbers
Twitter: @grahamfarmelo (followed by 50 science writers)
Site: grahamfarmelo.com
25 episodes • 2019 to 2020
Average episode: 24 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Math • Physics

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
podcast imageScience Distilled
Twitter: @KUNRPublicRadio@Paul_Boger (@KUNRPublicRadio followed by 0 science writers)
Site: www.kunr.org
9 episodes • 2019 to 2020
Average episode: 19 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Story-Style

Podcaster's summary: 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.