Best Science podcasts — (No longer used - see Science Roundup) (Updated April 2018; image)
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Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 500 member stations. Check your local station for airtimes.Embed the Radiolab widget on your blog or website.Radiolab is supported, in part, by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. More information about Sloan at p ...
Science Friday
Brain fun for curious people.
Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert and Joe as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
The Science Hour
Science news and highlights of the week
Nature Podcast
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 Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
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.
Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.
Science Vs
There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media 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. This season we tackle immigration, climate change, true love and artificial sweeteners.
The kickass science and technology radio show that delivers an irreverent look at the week in science and technology.
Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
BBC Inside Science
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
Explorations in the world of science.
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005. Produced by PRI and WNYC, and supported in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Science Vs
Science journalist Wendy Zukerman dissects the latest fad framing itself as scientific fact, wading through the mass of information so you don't have to.
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
The Story Collider
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!
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
Curiosity makes you smarter – and so will this podcast. Each week, we talk to experts who can help you get smart about the world around you, with a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology. You'll learn about your mind and your body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, our curiosity will help you understand the world better. F ...
Join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Zan Rowe and their scientific guests, with a bunch of curious triplej listeners for a weekly injection of science, myth-bashing and answers! Thursdays from 11am EST.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires and motivates them and asking what their discoveries might do for mankind
The award winning Science Weekly is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even maths. From the Guardian science desk Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin & Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology. Science has never sounded so good! We'd love to hear what you think, so get in touch via @guardianaudio or
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 for more information and educational content.
Wissenschaft und Technik im Kopfhoerer / Science and Engineering in your Headphones
In this podcast I discuss a variety of topics in both the natural and social sciences, exploring the many fascinating insights that the scientific method yields about the world around us.
Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
60-Second Science
Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to
Big Picture Science: A smart and humorous take on emerging trends in science and technology. Tune in and make contact with science. We broadcast and podcast every week.
Wow in the World
Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.
Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. She is excited to present "Talk Nerdy," a place for conversations with interesting people about interesting topics.
NOVA brings you short audio stories from the world of science -- anything from hurricanes to mummies to neutrinos. For more science programming online and on air, visit NOVA's Web site at, or watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS.
Ask the Naked Scientists - Solutions to the science questions you always wondered about...
"I’m Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of StarTalk Radio. I’ve recruited a crack team of scientists and science educators to help me bring the universe down to Earth. They are… The StarTalk All-Stars." Tuesday nights at 7pm ET.
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
Are you searching for 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 discoveries in science. Join us as they share their greatest failures, most staggering successes, candid career advice, and what drives them forward in life and science.
Get in-depth science coverage at WIRED including news, the latest research and discoveries and how technology is shaping the world of science. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at
Undiscovered is a podcast about how science really happens. It's about all the stuff that gets left out of journal articles – the left turns, false starts, harebrained ideas, and lucky breaks that go into scientific research. It’s scientists telling the story of how they discovered something.Most science shows focus on scientific findings – this new thing we know now, that we didn’t know before. But sometimes, the story of HOW the heck scientists figured this new thing out is as compelling – ...
Periodic audiocasts from American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
You have questions and A Moment of Science has answers. Short science videos and audio science podcasts provide the scientific story behind some of life\'s most perplexing mysteries. There\'s no need to be blinded by science. Explore it, have fun with it, but most of all learn from it. A Moment of Science is a production of WFIU Public Media from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Seeker Plus
Built for enthusiastic science fans seeking comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez breaks down big topics and digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics in physics, biology, space exploration, psychology, and more!
We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
Brian Koberlein
Science Times
Want to know more about black holes? Or progress in the cure for cancer? Learn about the latest news and trends in science, medicine and the environment from the reporters and editors of the popular Science Times section of The New York Times. David Corcoran is your host.
Exploring the coolest and most incredible stuff in science, from way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth to a future where humans live in space! Fun Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere. Each week, you'll find episodes from series like Deep Space High, Age of the Dinosaurs and Professor Hallux. There's also a special guest, top experts answering all your science questions and Dangerous Dan - something scientific that’s also ...
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Every night, the largest migration on Earth happens underwater, as jellies, crustaceans and fish swim up hundreds of meters towards the surface to feed. Those daily pilgrimages might also create propulsive jets behind the animals capable of stirring ocean waters, according to research in the journal Nature. Stanford engineer John Dabiri and his ...…
The 1783 eruption of Laki in Iceland lasted eight months, blanketing parts of the island in lava flows 50 feet deep, and spewing noxious gases that devastated crops and poisoned livestock. Tens of thousands died in Iceland, but the eruption killed millions more around the world, when ash from the eruption cooled the Earth, ushering in an icy wi ...…
Almost exactly a year ago, 23andMe earned the right to tell people what diseases might be lurking in their DNA. Since then, the consumer genetic testing company has turned tubes of spit into health reports for thousands of its customers. You can learn how your genes might predispose you to eight diseases with a well-known genetic component—thin ...…
Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions around the world. The way things are progressing, one-third of the world’s population – 2.5 billion people - could need glasses by the end of the decade. And scientists are beginning to understand why: children spend too much time indoors, bent over screens and books. Marnie Chesterton travels ...…
Scientific chemical weapons context for Syria’s latest alleged attack
A scientific history of chemical weapons; Kamikaze ants blow themselves up and cover their victims with killer slime; Deep-diving ‘sea nomads‘ have evolved an internal scuba tank; Trans Mountain spill ‘could have significant impacts’ says Canadian government scientist; One of the most venomous fish in the ocean also has switchblade eyes; Why do ...…
This week, Ian Sample asks: why do humans fight? Can science tell us anything about what drives us to violence?
In this month’s roundtable, we discuss celebrity scientists, sexual harassment in research, and the science behind a social media scandal.
This week, we're presenting stories about scientific ambitions and dreams -- and the ways in which they meet reality. Part 1: Planetary geologist Sara Mazrouei misses out on a dream opportunity -- because of where she was born. Part 2: Working in conservation, marine ecologist Madhavi Colton faces down despair as the challenges feel overwhelmin ...…
A special preview of the new podcast Death in Ice Valley. An unidentified body. Who was she? Why hasn’t she been missed? A BBC World Service and NRK original podcast, investigating a mystery unsolved for almost half a century. Episode One was released on 16 April 2018 and new episodes will be released every Monday. Search for Death in Ice Valle ...…
The only thing I know about the Freeze is that no one can beat the Freeze (except with a generous head start). And he's awesome. In case you haven't seen, the Freeze is this guy in a turquoise spandex suit that challenges mere mortals to a race in the outfield of the Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park between innings. Overall, this seems like a great ...…
Not a detail-oriented person? Blame your prehistoric ancestors' living conditions.
Shane talks with Entomologist Rachel Stone from Witchita State University about Dung Beetles, the tiny recyclers that live in the tiny world below our feet. Charity of the week: Expanding Your Horizons
Border Trilogy: While scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De León happened upon something he didn't expect to get left behind: a human arm, stripped of flesh. This macabre discovery sent him reeling, needing to know what exactly happened to the body, and how many ...…
For Earth Day, we’re discovering how the tiny, adorable pika is helping scientists study climate change! Temperatures in their mountain habitat are getting warmer, and rain and snow isn’t as predictable as it used to be. Scientists have discovered that the number of pikas in certain areas are shrinking – or even disappearing. But some populatio ...…
في هذه الحلقة نتحدث عن ربط ذرتين باليزر، تصنيف التعليم الآلي للسرطان، انخفاض معدل الحيوان المنوي، جنون الجمل، أطلس الخلايا البشرية، وبروتينات غير طبيعية وصلات الحلقة: انخفاض معدل الحيوان المنوي تصنيف التعليم الآلي للسرطان ربط ذرتين باليزر وبروتينات غير طبيعية جنون الجمل أطلس الخلايا البشرية
More smog, more problems – and this time you can’t blame cars! #pollution #EarthDay #airquality #cleaners
Tent under the Milky Way, San Bernardino, California. (Daniel Peckham/CC BY-NC-SA-2.0, via flickr, cropped) BOB HIRSHON (host): Getting outdoors to improve sleep. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Instead of sleeping in on the weekend to catch up on sleep, you might consider camping. This according to new research by University of Col ...…
Nine countries, including North Korea, have nuclear weapons. What would happen if a nuclear bomb was dropped-- say, in New York City? We talk to nuclear historian Dr. Alex Wellerstein, nuclear engineer Dr. Tetsuji Imanaka, and epidemiologist Dr. Eric Grant. Check out our full transcript here. Selected readings: This comprehensive report on nucl ...…
Can any organ get cancer? Why do mints make water feel cooler? Why do cockroaches face upwards when they die? What causes eye twitch? What's the best exercise after a hip replacement? How would high water pressue affect the body? Why is extreme cold as painful as extreme heat? Plus, developments are made with the first human head transplants...…
A look at a database of fatal traffic accidents found a 12 percent increase on the informal marijuana holiday 4/20 after 4:20 P.M. compared with nearby dates.
Space Diamonds, Brains In Brains, Ebola Vaccine Hope, MoOOOoles, Famous Animal Victims, Ant Rewards, Neander Noses, Plastic Eating Enzyme, Fog Harvest, Face Palm Science, Diseases And Drinking, And Much More...
Employees arriving at the Peninsula’s newest, shiniest corporate campus will find it equipped with all the creature comforts now expected in Silicon Valley. There are gaming consoles with stadium-level seating; a tricked-out gym where trainers both real and virtual will kick your butt into shape; well-sod grounds where you can walk off your loc ...…
What's it like to live with prosopagnosia or face blindness? Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick as they devote an entire Stuff to Blow Your Mind episode to listener thoughts, observations and experiences.
Mosquitoes find us using their heightened sense of smell, but are they using the odours emitted when we sweat to further the spread of malaria? Roland Pease talks to Professor James Logan, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, about his team’s recent research and how sweaty feet could provide a breakthrough in the study and f ...…
The town of Santa María del Mar, Mexico, hasn’t had electricity for more than three years. At night a generator hums in the town plaza, powering a few pale streetlights. Santa María, population 800, rests at the end of a skinny peninsula sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and a shallow lagoon that locals call the Dead Sea. Most days tempestuo ...…
Armed with new data, archaeologists are revealing that mind-altering drugs were present at the dawn of the first complex societies some 5000 years ago in the ancient Middle East. Contributing writer Andrew Lawler joins Sarah Crespi to discuss the evidence for these drugs and how they might have impacted early societies and beliefs.Sarah also in ...…
A breakthrough for closed loop plastic recycling? Two years ago Japanese scientists discovered a type of bacteria which has evolved to feed on PET plastic - the material from which fizzy drink bottles are made It was isolated at a local recycling centre. An international team has now characterised the structure of the plastic-degrading enzyme a ...…
And just like that, humanity draws one step closer to the singularity, the moment when the machines grow so advanced that humans become obsolete: A robot has learned to autonomously assemble an Ikea chair without throwing anything or cursing the family dog.
Today we're diving into everything you’re ever going to need to know about the tiny bricks that power all the devices on (and in) your person. We'll talk about some of the best batteries in the world, the oldest batteries ever found, what batteries actually are (they’re not what you think), and we even have a special guest to talk about the ato ...…
Scientists from Indiana University found that bacterium have a sense of touch.
What motivates Internet trolls?
Biomedical engineers have developed a technology that aims to stop bleeding and control wound healing simply by injecting a gel at the site of an injury. These "injectable bandages" can simulate the structure of human tissues and facilitate healing via a controlled release of therapeutics -- it could save lives on the battlefield by preventing ...…
El Sidron: Working in the Tunnel of Bones cave, where 12 Neanderthal specimens dating around 49,000 years ago have been recovered. (Antonio Rosas/Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC) BOB HIRSHON (host): Prehistoric dental forensics. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. You and your dentist may hate dental plaque, but paleomicrobiologists l ...…
Mice trapped in New York City apartment buildings harbored disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss your science questions, including whether the Voyager spacecraft eventually become stationary? And why do red plastic pegs seem to break before other colours?
Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; what happens during metamorphosis? How high do you have to be to see the curve of the Earth? What's the point of shyness?
In a bright warehouse in the heart of Northern California’s cannabis country, a metal gate slowly peels up. “Also Sprach Zarathustra”—the iconic music from 2001: A Space Odyssey—blares as the room behind is revealed. A mob of marijuana farmers and local politicians and activists and venture capitalists shuffle through into the Willy Wonka facto ...…
This week, tiny sea creatures with potentially big effects, the science of a supernova, and a roundup of spring books.
If humans ever leave this solar system, they probably won't do it aimlessly. More likely they'll set a course for some distant waypoint, perhaps another solar system, to visit, study, or maybe even settle. And when they do, there's a good chance the destination they choose will have been discovered by NASA's new planet-hunting spacecraft. Calle ...…
It might sound like science fiction, but a recent study found evidence that plants can learn.
A swing and a miss? Why older brains don’t hit as many home runs. #brain #neurology #memory #sleep@sleepdiplomat @ucberkeleyneuro
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